News Roundup

News Roundup 1/29/21

US News Biden expresses his intent to keep the Jones Act in place. The law prevents foreign ships from picking up and delivering goods between American ports. The law harms the Hawaiian and Puerto Rican economies. [Link] The US sent three warships into the Black Sea....

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News Roundup 1/28/21

US News The Proud Boys leader was a prolific FBI informant. [Link] Wall Street firms are hiring Democratic lobbyists for more influence in the Biden Administration. [Link] Biden’s Administration  Biden’s nominee to be Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield,...

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News Roundup 1/27/21

US News Former Secretary of State Pompeo will join the Hudson Institute. [Link] The Senate confirms Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State on a 78-22 vote. [Link] New evidence shows that higher-ranking members of the FBI - including Andrew McCabe - knew that Carter...

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News Roundup 1/25/21

US News 5,000 National Guard soldiers will remain deployed in DC through mid-March to provide security during Trump’s impeachment. [Link] A cop beat a young man who was handcuffed and at the hospital for psychiatric help. [Link] A Washington police officer ran over a...

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News Roundup 1/22/21

US News Three National Guardsmen were killed in a helicopter crash in NY. [Link] About 20% of those charged with crimes related to the Capitol riot are former members of the military. [Link] House Democrats urge Biden to repeal the AUMFs. [Link] Biden’s Press...

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News Roundup 1/21/21

US News Trump pardoned or granted clemency to several non-violent drug offenders before leaving office. [Link] Twitter banned the account of the Chinese Embassy in the US. [Link] Biden officially invited Taiwan’s ambassador to the US to his inauguration. A Taiwanese...

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News Roundup 1/20/21

US News The US has filed an appeal in UK court in hopes to overturn a judge's decision not to extradite Assange to the US. [Link] In his final day in office, Trump failed to pardon Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. He did pardon Steve Bannon and Lil Wayne. [Link] The...

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News Roundup 1/19/21

US News A top federal prosecutor walks back claims that there were “kill capture teams” at the Capitol on the 6th. [Link] Twitter suspends the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. [Link] Parler is back online. [Link] Biden proposes a new $1.9 trillion ‘relief...

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News Roundup 1/15/20

US News A large GOP House caucus is against the waiver Gen. Lloyd Austin will need to become Secretary of Defense. The post is meant for a civilian, for a soldier to sit in the position they must get a waiver from Congress. [Link] Laura Poitras says she was fired from...

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News Roundup 1/14/21

US News The House votes to impeach Trump. [Link] Thousands of people in Missouri were overpaid state unemployment benefits. The state is now asking for the money to be repaid. [Link] Eddie Lee Howard was freed after spending 26 years on death row. Howard was...

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News Roundup 1/13/21

US News Former governor Rick Snyder is expected to be charged for his role in the Flint water crisis. [Link] US Amb to the UN Kelly Craft canceled her trip to Taiwan as a part of the State Department canceling all trips during the transition. [Link] The CIA releases a...

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News Roundup 1/12/21

US News The House introduced an article of impeachment against Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” [Link] The DC District Attorney says he is considering charges for inciting the violence at the Capitol against Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks....

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News Roundup 1/11/21

US News The Wall Street Journal reports Biden plans to pass a domestic terrorism law and is being pushed to create a position to combat ideologically inspired violent extremists. [Link] The FBI says someone planted pipe bombs at the DNC and RNC HQ in DC on January...

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News Roundup 1/8/21

US News Trump deleted the Tweets Twitter suspended him for and posted a video saying he would focus on a smooth transition. [Link] Nancy Pelosi calls on Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. [Link] Simon and Schuster announce they will not...

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News Roundup 1/7/21

DC Trump supporters pushed past police and entered the capitol building as Congress was in the process of affirming the electoral college vote. The process was temporarily halted. One supporter was shot in the back of the neck by police officers and killed.  Ashli...

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News Roundup 1/5/21

US News Police arrested over 540,000 people for pot in 2019. Arrests were down 18% from 2018. [Link] The New York Stock Exchange reversed a decision to delist three Chinese companies. [Link] A federal judge blocked the State Department from sanctioning four members of...

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Conflicts of Interest

COI #62 – Yemen Can’t Wait

On COI #62, Kyle Anzalone breaks down the war in Yemen. Since 2015, the US has enabled Saudi's brutal air war against the people of Yemen. At least a quarter of a million died in the war. US-made bombs have been used to destroy weddings, funerals, and even a school...

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COI #61 – Biden’s Foreign Policy Takes Form

On COI #61, Kyle Anzalone covers Biden's foreign policy. Kyle breaks down the confirmation hearing for DNI Avril Haines and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Haines was confirmed after reaffirming to Congress she will not investigate the torture program. In good...

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COI #59 – Save the Whales and Yemen!

On COI #59, Kyle Anzalone discusses several recent news stories. A new study finds US sonar tests are killing whales in the Pacific. The sonar is for detecting submarines but it likely causing marine life to become beached and die. Several Senators in Guam are trying...

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Huge Victory for Julian Assange!

On COI #53, I discuss the UK judge's ruling against the US extradition request for Julian Assange. The US is seeking Assange to punish him for revealing their war crimes through his media outlet, WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks is critical to exposing government wrongdoing....

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2020 Exposed the State as the Enemy

On Conflicts of Interest #52, I discuss how the murderers of Tamir Rice and Breonna Taylor went unpunished by the state. While the cops who murdered Taylor eventually were fired, they will not face punishment for their crime. The FDA recently announced distilleries...

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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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