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News Roundup 2/21/19

by | Feb 21, 2019

News Roundup 2/21/19

by | Feb 21, 2019


  • The Supreme Court rules the 8th Amendment applies to state laws. The ruling will prevent states from imposing excessive fines and forfeitures. [Link]
  • A video surfaces show a Delaware cop putting a gun in a man’s face for no reason. [Link]
  • Brian Saady breaks down the trial of El Chapo. He explains why taking El Chapo off the streets will do nothing to end drug violence. [Link]
  • The Federal government shares the terror watch list with over 1,400 private groups. [Link]
  • Americans want a less aggressive foreign policy. [Link]


  • Gareth Porter explains the real motives behind the FBI investigation of Trump. [Link]
  • John Kiriakou argues the FBI was close to attempting a coup against Trump. [Link]


  • The State Department urges all Americans to leave Haiti. Protesters in Haiti are demanding the country’s president step down. [Link]
  • Five Americans armed with automatic rifles were arrested in Haiti. [Link]

The New Cold War

  • Ukraine adds joining NATO and the EU to its constitution. [Link]
  • American Paul Whelan remains in a Russia prison and is accused of being a spy. Whelan’s lawyer claims he is doing well. [Link]
  • Putin says he will respond to the US putting intermediate-range missiles in Europe by targeting the US. [Link]
  • Putin says he is open to arms control talks with the US, but the US must initiate the talks. [Link]

Korean Peace

  • Trump says there is no rush for North Korea to denuclearize. [Link]
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in tells Trump South Korea can increase cooperation with North Korea to speed denuclearization. [Link]
  • Kim Jong-un makes changes to his denuclearization talks team. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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