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Stories by Larry Lease

Lawrence Lease is a conservative commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy. Lease previously served as a volunteer with the human-rights organization International Justice Mission in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Follow Lease on Twitter, Facebook, and soon Blog Talk Radio.

Judge in Stanford sexual assault case no longer taking criminal cases

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2016 – The judge who sentenced a Stanford college student to six months in jail for raping an unconscious woman announced he is no longer hearing criminal cases. Persky told his superiors that he is stepping down so that incoming cases will not receive unwarranted national attention. The judge will begin hearing civil cases ...

Trump campaign executive Paul Manafort resigns

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2016 — Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has announced his resignation from the Trump campaign. Manafort’s resignation comes after the Trump campaign announced a second major shakeup of his campaign team. Manafort’s decision shows attempts by the campaign to straighten Trump up as he nears the first presidential debate. Donald Trump fundraising ...

Trump campaign shakeup shows sign of internal fighting

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2016 – The Donald Trump campaign is facing its second major shakeup of the summer, suggesting continued disharmony in the campaign. Trump has appointed former pollster Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and former Breitbart News chairman Stephen Bannon as the campaign’s chief executive, replacing the team that took over earlier this summer. This latest ...

Never Trump movement recruits independent candidate to counter Trump

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2016 — “Never Trump” activists have not stopped their efforts, and have now announced that they have a candidate who is ready to run as an independent and take the fight to Donald Trump. The anti-Trump independent candidate is former CIA officer Evan McMullin. In addition to his time at the CIA, McMullin served as ...

Kasich statement on Trump shows open wounds from campaign trail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2016 – Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he will not vote for Donald Trump, demonstrating that the wounds from the campaign trail are still raw. Kasich lost the GOP primary to Donald Trump and refused to make an appearance at the Republican National Convention, which was ...

Chandra Levy murder suspect walks free

The murder of Chandra Levy and her relationship to a U.S. Representative caused a sensation 15 years ago; today, her accused killer's conviction has been vacated.