News Roundup

News Roundup 4/8/20

US News DHS announces the implementation of the REAL ID Act will be delayed by a year to October 2021. [Link] The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigns. Modly fired the captain of the USS T Roosevelt last week. Then, Modly addressed the ship slamming its...

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News Roundup 4/7/20

US News The US daily output dropped 29% since the first week of March. [Link] The Secretary of the Navy gave a speech to the crew of the USS T Roosevelt slamming the recently fired captain of the ship. The secretary is receiving a lot of backlash and calls to resign....

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News Roundup 4/6/20

US News The FDA will allow medical staff in the US to use Chinese made KN-95 respirators. The respirators are an alternative to the N-95s. [Link] Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to prevent 3M from exporting respirators. [Link] The fired Captain of the USS T...

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News Roundup 4/3/20

US News Over 6.6 Americans filed for unemployment this week. That is nearly double last week’s record-setting number.  New York City police are arresting people for failing to social distance. Once arrested, they are put in a holding cell with dozens of other people....

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News Roundup 4/2/20

US News The US will allow the sailors on the USS T Roosevelt to quarantine sick sailors in Guam. The Captain of the aircraft carrier wrote a letter warning about a catastrophic situation on the ship as he was unable to stop the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump...

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News Roundup 4/1/20

US News The Department of Justice Inspector General found that every FBI FISA warrant had several problems and abuses. The average warrant had 20 problems, with one having as many as 65. [Link] The Pentagon wants to make its 5-year spending plan classified. [Link]...

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News Roundup 3/31/20

Coronavirus The coronavirus is spreading the US prison system. Nearly 350 Guards and inmates have tested positive. Prisoners report having no way to protect themselves from the virus.[Link] The first federal inmate dies from the coronavirus. [Link] The Pentagon...

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News Roundup 3/30/20

US News The New York Police Department is using drones to monitor if people in parks are social distancing. [Link] Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators. [Link] Rhode Island police are pulling over and questioning people with New...

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News Roundup 3/27/20

US News A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment this week.  The Department of Homeland Security is requesting an additional 1,500 soldiers to be deployed to the borders to prevent the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump signs a new law that calls for the...

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News Roundup 3/26/20

US News A Congressional audit finds that the two newest aircraft carriers have $130 billion in underestimated maintenance costs. The maintenance costs include septic problems that force the use of chemicals to prevent clogging. The chemicals add up to total $400,000 a...

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News Roundup 3/25/20

US News Colorado abolishes the death penalty. The governor also reduced the sentences of the last three remaining death row inmates to life in prison without parole. [Link] A commission examining if the US should include women in the draft or abolish it reached the...

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News Roundup 3/24/20

Assange Julian Assange's lawyers apply for bail because of the risk to Assange’s health posed by the coronavirus. [Link]  Afghanistan Secretary of State Pompeo met with the two men claiming to be the president of Afghanistan to try to negotiate a settlement. The...

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News Roundup 3/23/20

Coronavirus The Department of Justice is asking Congress to craft a bill suspending some Constitutional rights. The DOJ wants the power to indefinitely detain people. The powers extend to any emergency, not just coronavirus. The DOJ is also pushing to deny asylum to...

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News Roundup 3/20/20

US News Tulsi Gabbard suspends her presidential campaign as she prepares to deploy with the National Guard. [Link] The top prosecutor in Baltimore will drop most drug charges due to the coronavirus. [Link] A new Bill - EARN IT - will give the president broad...

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News Roundup 3/19/20

US News Maryland police are refusing to produce information about the SWAT murder of Duncan Lemp. The police department has only released self-serving statements. [Link]A police officer was caught by his own body camera planting weed. [Link]The US extends the tax...

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News Roundup 3/18/20

US News Federal prosecutors have dropped the charges against Concord Management, an alleged part of the Russiagate conspiracy. The company was alleged to have fun online ads to ‘sow discord’ in the US. [Link]The Space Forces has its first offensive weapons system. It...

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Foreign Policy Focus

War Under the Cover of Coronavirus

On FPF #474, I discuss the US moving towards war with Iran under the cover of Coronavirus. Trump took to Twitter to threaten Iran if an attack is carried out against American forces in Iraq. Trump's Tweet creates a situation that means any attack in Iraq - with Iran's...

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The EARN IT Act Must Be Stopped guest John Dangelo

John Dangelo joins Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the dangerous EARN IT Act. While the bill claims to protect children, in reality, it will allow for mass regulation of communication on the internet. It will roll back the key Section 230 rule that allows for websites...

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Pushing Towards War with Iran guest Will Porter

Will Porter returns to the show to discuss the Trump admin's move towards war with Iran. The recent events happened under the cover of the coronavirus and got little attention in the MSM. Trump's civilian advisers pushed him to carry out strikes within Iran, and it...

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The Deadly Cocktail of Coronavirus and Sanctions

On FPF #467, I discuss the deaths caused by coronavirus and US sanctions in Iran. The country has been one of the hardest hit by the outbreak so far and continues to struggle to import medical supplies due to the US sanctions. North Korean and Venezuela are in a...

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The Chaos in Iraq guest Will Porter

Will Porter returns to the show to talk about the chaos in Iraq. Over the weekend, the US bombed several positions claiming to be striking back against the "Iranian-backed" Shia group that killed two Americans and a British soldier. However, the Iraqi government...

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