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TSA Passenger Screening Could Be Eliminated at 150-plus Airports

It seems that United States government actions taken in the name of “security” become more oppressive each year. This trend can be seen in the activities of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that corrals people into checkpoints at airports for harassment, friskings, and warrantless searches of luggage — abuse that worsens over time. For example, last year, TSA friskings were made more invasive with the introduction of a new “universal pat-down” procedure. And, this week, we have the revelation of the TSA’s Quiet Skies that James Bovard, in a new editorial, sums up as a surveillance program “spurring federal air marshals to target dozens of Americans each day on the flimsiest of pretexts.”
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Facebook Deletes 32 Pages; Blames Russians

Out of more than 2.2 billion Facebook users, the company yesterday dramatically announced that it had discovered 32 accounts it considered "inauthentic." The mainstream media - and Facebook's US government-funded partner the Atlantic Council -- screamed that this must be a Russian influence campaign designed to sow divisions in our society, though Facebook admitted that it has not even investigated the suspicious pages. RPI's Daniel McAdams is interviewed on this latest chapter of the "Russians are behind everything" saga that grips the chattering classes...
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Will Russia 'Meddle' to Help Democrats in November?

President Trump Tweeted yesterday that the Russians may actually want to help the Democrats in the coming midterm elections because he's been far harder on Russia than the Democrats have. More bluster or is he now running even more enthusiastically with the Beltway obsession with Russia meddling in our lives? RPI Director Daniel McAdams comments on this and on how we might actually work to fix our broken electoral system. Should President Trump pull security clearances of former senior intelligence officials? Finally, what will the fallout be from President Trump's announcement that he will invite Russian president Putin to Washington this year...
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Trump Tweets War Warning, Pompeo Wants Regime Change: US Iran Attack Coming Soon?

President Trump sent out a red-hot Tweet last night threatening Iran with destruction if it does not stop threatening the US over US threats to change the Iranian regime. Round and round it goes, with the well-funded neocon think tanks pushing ever-harder for a US attack. Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is extremely close to one of the most bellicose of these, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which is staffed by many of the same people who gave us the disastrous 2003 war on Iraq. Is Trump being misled by his ill-chosen advisors...or are his war cries all his own? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Who is Bill Browder and Why is Putin so Interested in Him?

At the now-famous Helsinki press conference with Presidents Trump and Putin the name of a former US businessman, Bill Browder, came up as a person of interest to the Russian president. Let's make a deal, he said: you can come to Moscow and question the 12 GRU officers you accuse of hacking the DNC computers and we'll question Bill Browder and a group of other businessmen who had done business in Moscow. And the former US ambassador to Moscow. While the usual suspects shrieked at such a deal, many wondered what was wrong with trying to get to the bottom of the indictments and "Russiagate." So what's the deal with Browder? RPI's Daniel McAdams spoke to RT America about the former hedge fund operator who reportedly gave up his US citizenship to avoid US taxes and is wanted in Moscow for tax avoidance...
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New Poll: What If Russophobes Held A Rally And No One Came?

A new Gallup poll may spell trouble for Democrats hoping to cash in on what they believe is an anti-Russia feeling among American voters. The percentage of people who believe that Russia is a great threat to the United States is so low that it is almost unmeasurable. People are most concerned about the bad quality of government and about immigration. The elites continue to obsess about things that the average voters could not care less about. And they think this time it will pay off? More in today's Liberty Report...
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