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Ron Paul Pleased with how President Trump Handled Himself at Trump-Putin Meeting

International peace and trade advocate Ron Paul, in a new RT interview, praised how United States President Donald Trump handled himself at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Says Paul, “I was sort of pleased with the way Trump handled himself.” In particular, Paul comments that Trump emphasized the benefit of “peaceful negotiations,” something Paul supports.
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Stephen Cohen Challenges ‘Mob Violence’ Reaction to Trump-Putin Meeting

American media, pundits, and politicians’ condemnation of United States President Donald Trump meeting this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin is deafening. Russia scholar Stephen F. Cohen presented a powerful analysis of this reaction in an interview with host Tucker Carlson at Fox News. “The reaction by most of the media, by the Democrats, by the anti-Trump people, is like mob violence,” Cohen says to start off his insightful analysis.
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Ron Paul: Education, Not Politicians, Key for Liberty in the Long Term

Though Ron Paul ran for president three times and served in the United House of Representatives, he does not put his hope in politicians. In a new in-depth interview with host Patrick Bet-David at Valuetainment, Paul argues that education is key for moving toward greater respect for liberty. In contrast, says Paul, politicians are “very unimportant overall long term.” Paul explains that he believes changing people’s views is “the only thing that counts” given that “the government that we have is a reflection of the prevailing attitudes of the people.” Change the people’s views and you change government.
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Mueller Indicts 12 Russians - Should the Trump-Putin Summit be Cancelled?

In a surprise move yesterday, Special Council Robert Mueller announced an indictment of 12 Russians he claims are employees of Russian military intelligence over alleged hacking into the Democratic National Committee computers as well as those of Hillary Clinton's campaign. While the indictment claims the alleged Russian efforts had no impact on the election, its announcement just days before an historic Trump-Putin summit meeting in Helsinki has skeptics very suspicious of the timing. Mueller knows that the alleged Russian spies will never have to stand trial in the US and thus he will never have to provide any proof for his assertions. Is this the Deep State trying to deep-six any rapproachement between the US and Russia? RPI Executive Director Daniel McAdams, interviewed here on RT, can be counted as one of the skeptics...
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US Airstrike Kills at Least 28 Civilians in Eastern Syria

US and coalition planes in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor attacked a village along the Iraqi border which had some ISIS remnant forces within. Among the strikes was an airstrike against the local ice factory, which families were hiding out in waiting for the end of the raid.

At least 28 civilians, and over 30 civilians by some accounts, were killed in the attack, and dozens of others were wounded. The Syrian state media reported that the US was behind the strike.

The US did not contest this assessment, with a spokesman saying that US coalition forces “may have conducted strikes in the vicinity” and promised that there would be an assessment at some point regarding civilian casualties.
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Saudi Arabia Issues Sweeping Pardon for Its Military Members Engaged in War on Yemen

On Tuesday, the Saudi Arabia government issued a pardon providing its military members involved in the Saudi Arabia-led and United States-supported war on Yemen with sweeping protection from potential penalties. The war on Yemen has been responsible for creating great destruction and suffering through extensive bombings, as well as fighting on the ground and a blockade. In addition to deaths and injuries caused directly by military actions, the ongoing attack on Yemen has brought about large increases in malnutrition and disease through the destruction of homes and infrastructure, as well as the blocking of imports needed to sustain Yemenis’ health. The issuing of the pardon can be seen as giving Saudi Arabia military members a “green light” to increase the brutality.
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Legalized Groping: Court Grants TSA The Right To Assault You

A US appeals court has just ruled that we Americans have no recourse when an aggressive Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screener commits an assault on us. The the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that TSA officers were not "investigative or law enforcement officers," and therefore were protected from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act. What does it say about us that we allow the government to commit crimes against our bodies for the "privilege" of traveling inside our country? Is there a better way? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Trump Hammers NATO. Good! Let's Get Out!

President Trump is making waves as he arrives in Europe for the NATO summit. Chiding Germany for benefitting from US protection against Russia while buying billions of dollars worth of Russian oil, he has captured the duplicity of European leaders. But the solution is not to browbeat them to spend more on their militaries. It's to shut down NATO once and for all. More in today's Liberty Report...
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