News Roundup

News Roundup 11/23/20

US News Biden will nominate Anthony Blinken to be Secretary of State. [Link] Mexico agreed to arrest a high-level cartel leader in exchange for the US dropping drug trafficking charges against the former Mexican Defense Minister. [Link] Trump officially exits the Open...

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News Roundup 11/20/20

US News More cops are saying they will not enforce the COVID lockdowns. [Link] Alaska voters approve rank-choice voting. [Link] The New York Times ran an article warning about removing US forces from Somalia. [Link] Taiwan Taiwan is beginning to build a fleet of...

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News Roundup 11/19/20

US News A woman got $40,000 returned to her from the TSA after she joined a class-action lawsuit. The TSA regularly will take cash from people traveling with over $5,000. [Link] The US dropped drug charges against Mexico’s former defense minister. He had been held in...

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News Roundup 11/18/20

US News The Pentagon says it does not expect to do a successful audit until 2027. [Link] The State Department argued in court it has the unreviewable right to kill citizens when state secrets are involved. [Link] China The Pentagon is considering a new fleet for the...

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News Roundup 11/17/20

US News An Arkansas police officer went to the wrong address and shot a family dog for no reason. [Link] Obama defends his drone program in a new book. [Link] Trump is planning a series of hostile actions against China to box in the incoming Biden administration....

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News Roundup 11/16/20

US News Child visits to the ER for mental health reasons is up 31% during the pandemic. [Link] Joe Biden has a plan to appoint a ‘Supply Commander’ that will manage essential supply chains in the US. [Link] San Francisco considers $1,000 fines for people smoking...

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News Roundup 11/13/20

US News Twitter says it has flagged 300,000 election-related Tweets. [Link] House Dems pen a letter to Biden asking him to pick a Secretary of Defense who has not worked in the weapons industry. The expected Biden pick has deep ties to the MIC. [Link] Japan’s Prime...

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News Roundup 11/12/20

US News Axios reports Trump will bring on Col. Douglas Macgregor as a senior Pentagon adviser. [Link] Trump’s changes to Pentagon staff could be a part of his effort to withdraw US troops from bases around the world. [Link] Biden announced a 23 member Pentagon landing...

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News Roundup 11/11/20

US News NASA certified Space X to carry astronauts. The US has been relying on Russia to taxi our astronauts back and forth. [Link] Republicans are attempting to prevent Trump from firing CIA Director Gina Haspel. [Link] The Acting Pentagon Policy Chief James Anderson...

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News Roundup 11/10/20

US News Joe Biden plans to spend $11 trillion over ten years. [Link] A new poll shows 68% of Americans want to legalize marijuana. [Link] Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. [Link] South Korea expects the US to pay more of the cost of deploying troops to...

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News Roundup 11/9/20

US News Police in Jackson Mississippi are starting a trial program where the police department will have the ability to access Ring doorbell cameras without a warrant. [Link] The White House removed the head of three agencies that oversees US nuclear weapons. [Link]...

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News Roundup11/6/20

US News Oregon votes to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs. [Link] Michigan voters approve a measure that requires the state to get a warrant before seizing data and electronic communications. [Link] The FED says it will not increase interest rates and it is...

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News Roundup 11/4/20

US News Votes continue to be counted as no one has made a call on the winner of the presidential race. Votes in GA, NC, PA. MI, WI, NV, and AK are being tallied. [Link] The Department of Justice released some of Muller’s memos from the investigation. The interviews...

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News Roundup 11/2/20

US News A planned Wisconsin Foxconn factory, championed by Trump, has failed to produce the jobs it promised after receiving billions in subsidies. [Link] Trump approved the sale of F-22s to Israel. [Link] Legendary journalist Robert Fisk passed away at 74. [Link]...

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News Roundup 10/30/20

US News Glenn Greenwald resigns from the Intercept after editors censored his article. [Link] Biden says he would never suggest withdrawing US troops from South Korea. [Link] France French President Macron announces he will deploy 7,000 troops within France to defend...

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News Roundup 10/29/20

US News The Raytheon CEO says it is ridiculous that Joe Biden would cut defense spending. [Link] YouTube refused to allow an antiwar vets group to promote its video on the platform. [Link] China The US labeled a Chinese group as a foreign mission and withdrew from an...

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Conflicts of Interest

Pete Quinones on the Mob, the State, and Magic

Pete Quinones joins Conflicts of Interest to discuss the crazy year we are living through. Pete published a documentary, the Monopoly of Violence, earlier this year. Pete breaks down his struggle to get the doc on streaming platforms like Amazon Prime. Pete compares...

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Did Americans Give Trump 4 More Years?

On Conflicts of Interest #29, Kyle and Will give the latest on the 2020 presidential race (at the time of recording early Wednesday morning), other significant outcomes in the House and Senate and the passage of a few promising anti-drug war ballot initiatives. The...

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US Drops Bombs On, and For, the Taliban

On Conflicts of Interest #26, Kyle and Will go over a recent report stating that the US military has flown airstrikes in support of the Taliban – its supposed mortal enemy in Afghanistan – on a limited basis at least since last year. According to US military...

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Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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