News Roundup

News Roundup 7/3/20

US News Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI on charges related to the dead sex trafficker. [Link] Large US corporations are threatening to pull ads from Facebook in an effort to get the social network to censor...

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News Roundup 7/2/20

US News Seattle’s mayor ordered the police to clear the CHAZ. [Link] Minneapolis’ city council has spent $63,000 of taxpayer money to hire private security for themselves. [Link] A family had to demolish their home after a SWAT team destroyed it trying to remove a...

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News Roundup 7/1/20

US News The Supreme Court ruled against a strict Louisiana abortion law. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal members in a 5-4 decision. [Link] The Colorado police officers that killed Elijah McClain were placed on paid leave after photos surfaced showing...

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News Roundup 6/30/20

US News Reddit purged several subreddits, including a pro-Trump forum. [Link] Twitch suspends Trump’s account. [Link] Secretary of State Pompeo announces the US will stop exporting some “dual-use” items to Hong Kong because of his view that Hong Kong is not...

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News Roundup 6/29/20

US News Boston bans the use of facial recognition. [Link] Eight of the Minneapolis police officers to be fired since 2006, six have gotten their jobs reinstated after intervention from the police union. [Link] Senator Rand Paul is leading an effort to restrict police...

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News Roundup 6/26/20

US News Three North Carolina cops were fired after accidentally recording themselves talking about killing black people. [Link] 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. Over 6 million have filed for unemployment since the start of June. [Link] The Air...

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News Roundup 6/25/20

US News Jamaal Bowman defeats high ranking House Democrat Elliot Engel. [Link] A black man in Michigan was wrongfully arrested after being identified by facial recognition. He was held for 30 hours before being released on bail. [Link] The FBI doubles down on...

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News Roundup 6/24/20

US news Seattle authorities say they will dismantle the CHAZ after two shootings. [Link] Trump says he will sign an executive order protecting statues from hoodlums and anarchists. [Link] The government will release the first person held under the indefinite detention...

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News Roundup 6/23/20

US News The NYPD police commissioner says that police officers who ran their SUVs through crowds of protesters did not violate department policy. [Link] BlueLeaks releases millions of police documents. [Link] Los Angeles International Airport will begin screening...

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News Roundup 6/22/20

US News San Francisco police ordered officers to turn off body cameras before raiding a journalist’s home. [Link] California police murdered an 18-year-old boy working as a security guard. [Link] One of three officers who fired their weapon at Breonna Taylor will be...

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News Roundup 6/19/20

US News The Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending the DACA program. [Link] A new bill will require any president to get Congressional approval before removing troops from Europe. [Link] The Senate National Defense Authorization Act expands the Air Force. [Link] The...

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News Roundup 6/18/20

US News The Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks has been charged with felony murder. [Link] The Supreme Court declines to hear cases that question qualified immunity. [Link] The Justice Department is seeking to temporarily block the release of John...

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News Roundup 6/17/20

US News Iowa’s governor will sign an executive order allowing felons to vote. [Link] Trump signs a new executive order attempting to give minor reform to police abuse. The EO calls for police departments to share more information about police officers with a history...

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News Roundup 6/16/20

US News Black Americans are more likely to die from police using tasers. [Link] The Supreme Court rules that existing civil rights laws extend to LGBTQ workers. [Link] A Republican super-pac is giving money to help Democratic Rep Elliot Engle in his primary. [Link]...

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News Roundup 6/15/20

Police Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in Georgia. Police were called because Brooks was passed out in his car. Brooks fought with police before he was killed. The Atlanta police chief quit, and the officer who murdered Brooks was fired. The Wendy’s, where Brooks...

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News Roundup 6/12/20

US News Jordan Smith explains “less than lethal” weapons result in life-threatening injuries. [Link] The US national debt is now over $26 trillion. The US has added $2 trillion to the debt in about two months. [Link] The Pentagon will give a $135 million bailout five...

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Foreign Policy Focus

Congress Wants Forever Wars

On FPF #513, I discuss the efforts in Congress to prevent Trump from bringing US troops home. After 19 years, there is a chance the US could end our longest war and bring troops home. However, members of Congress are working to pass provisions to the 2021 National...

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Elijah McClain, Excited Delirium, and Ketamine

On FPF #512, John Dangelo returns to the show to talk about the murder of Elijah McClain. McClain was walking down the street when someone called the police because he was wearing a ski mask. A police officer confronted him and put him in a chokehold. An EMT gave his...

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Trump’s Russia Policy Failed the American People

On FPF #511, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss Trump's failing Russia policy. During the campaign, Trump made it clear that he would able to get along and make deals with Putin. However, once Trump took office, his policy towards Russia became more and more...

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The Anti-War War Vet guest John Dangelo

On FPF #510, John Dangelo returns to the show to discuss being a anti-war war vet. John explains he was a Marine reservist when he was deployed to Afghanistan. His experiences there and reading libertarian/antiwar material led to him to becoming antiwar. We talk about...

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Liar, Liar, Mustache On Fire

Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the release of Bolton's new book and the Trump administration's effort to delay its publication. Will and Kyle break down some of the stories told in the book and how Bolton's lies as Trump's National Security...

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Crazy Times

On FPF #508, I discuss some of the important news happening around the world. In California, police officers murdered an 18-year-old kid working as a security guard. The State Department approved a $600 million weapon sale to Ukraine. In the UK, a terrorist stabbed...

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Trump’s Top Priority: Weapon Sales

On FPF #506, I discuss Trump's obsession with helping the arms industry. The Pentagon announced that it plans to spend $135 million bailing out small arms makers, the Senate is trying to allocate $10 million for nuclear weapons testing, and the US will acquire the six...

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Attempting to Rein in the Killer Cops

On FPF #505, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss efforts to rein in the police. The recent weeks of protests have produced 100s of videos of police murdering and assaulting people. The police have committed these crimes with a very small chance of facing any...

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