News Roundup

News Roundup 8/2/21

US News The National Guard remains deployed to fight wars in the Middle East. [Link] SkyNews Australia was banned for a week by YouTube for misinformation. [Link] China The US sent Patriot missile experts to Taiwan. The US budgeted $14.15 million for the experts to...

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News Roundup 8/2/21

US News On March 22, the FBI raided US Private Vaults. The search warrant forbade the FBI from seizing safe deposit boxes, however, the FBI seized over 300 boxes. The FBI then filed civil asset claims for the belongings in the boxes, totaling $85 million. The FBI is...

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News Roundup 7/30/21

US News The TSA is offering a self-defense class for flight crews. [Link] Haiti Haiti’s new Western-backed prime minister calls for elections as soon as possible. [Link] Great Power Russia calls on the UK and France to be involved in nuclear weapons talks. [Link] The...

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News Roundup 7/29/21

China A bipartisan House bill will recreate the Cold War-era Foreign Broadcast Information Service as the Open Translation and Analysis Center. The OTAC’s mission will be to counter China and is funded with $80 million annually from 2022 to 2026. [Link]  Secretary of...

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News Roundup 7/28/21

US News The CDC issued new guidance calling for vaccinated Americans to wear masks in some circumstances and that all students and staff wear masks at school. [Link] Tech companies plan to create a database to identify and deplatform extremist content. Other tech...

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News Roundup 7/27/21

US News The VA will require 115,000 healthcare employees to get vaccinated. [Link] Venezuela says a US military plane violated its airspace along the border with Colombia. [Link] Great Power The US will meet with Russian officials for arms control talks in Geneva this...

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News Roundup 7/26/21

US News The New York Post reports the NY state government is considering divesting from Ben and Jerry’s parent company in the state government workers' pension fund. [Link] The Biden Administration decided against investigating possible civil rights abuses in NY...

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News Roundup 7/23/21

US News Texas and Florida are taking steps to use the states’ anti-BDS laws to divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company and prevent contracting with the ice cream maker. [Link] The Senate Armed Services Committee added $25 billion to Biden’s proposed military...

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News Roundup 7/22/21

US News NYPD training documents show officers are taught how to access sealed arrest records. [Link] The National Parks Service is joining the surveillance state. The NPS will begin sending names of people who request permits to the White House database. [Link] An...

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News Roundup 7/21/21

US News Fifteen percent of the Air Force fleet of F-35s are without engines. [Link] An Arlington Texas police officer shot and killed a young woman. She was lying in the grass when the officer attempted to shoot a dog and missed. [Link] Senators Lee, Murphy, and...

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News Roundup 7/20/21

US News Congresswoman Marjorie Taylore-Green received a 12-hour Twitter suspension for tweeting “covid misinformation.” Twitter flagged two of Taylor-Green’s tweets where she opposed mask mandates and vaccine mandates for the military. In the other Tweet, Taylor-Green...

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News Roundup 7/19/21

US News TurboTax and H&R Block are leaving the IRS Free File Alliance. The program required companies to allow some Americans to file taxes for free and in exchange, the IRS has not created an online portal to file taxes. TurboTax has routinely exploited the...

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News Roundup 7/16/21

US News White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden Administration wants Facebook to remove 12 accounts. The White House believes these accounts are creating a significant amount of what it labels as “vaccine misinformation.” [Link] Caribbean Biden said the...

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News Roundup 7/15/21

US News Over the second half of 2020, Twitter says it got over 350 requests from governments to remove content from the accounts of nearly 200 verified journalists. Twitter reports removing five of the tweets. Twitter received 14,500 requests for information from...

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News Roundup 7/14/21

US News A Florida town is attempting to fine a homeowner $165,000 for a cracked driveway, a damaged fence, and parking cars on the lawn. [Link] Two Cleveland police officers were arrested and charged with stealing $5,000 from a man on the way to pay for his mother's...

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News Roundup 7/13/21

US News The FDA added a warning to the Johnson and Johnson covid vaccine. The FDA reports at least 100 cases of Guillain Barre syndrome. [Link] A Marine received six months confinement and hard labor for murdering a Navy Seal in Mali. The murder happened in 2017 and...

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Conflicts of Interest

COI #137: Lazy Propaganda from the Corporate Press

On COI #137, Kyle and Will break down the new US Marine deployment to guard the American Embassy in Haiti, which comes amid instability after the assassination of the country's leader. While President Biden insists there will be no larger stabilization mission, that's...

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COI #135: Hawks in Dove Feathers

On COI #135, Connor Freeman – writer at the Libertarian Institute – returns to the show to discuss how the popular ‘Breaking Points’ podcast sells war under the guise of populism and nonintervention. Connor reviews the career of host Saagar Enjeti, who spent time in...

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COI #134: Biden’s War on Journalists

On COI #134, Kyle and Will give updates on the political situation in Haiti, where President Jovenel Moise was assassinated by a group of gunmen last week. The assassin team involved more than two dozen Colombians and two Haitian-Americans, and were reportedly...

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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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