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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.

Thousands sign petition allowing guns at Republican Convention

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2016 – More than 22,000 people have signed a petition asking Ohio to make an exception to its current laws and allow open carry at the Republican National Convention in July. The RNC will hold the convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The arena currently prohibits weapons of any kind, ...

American couple killed in Brussels terror attack identified

BRUSSELS, March 26, 2016 — An American couple was identified among those killed in the Brussels terror attack last week. They were Justin and Stephanie Shults, last seen dropping off Stephanie’s mother at the airport. Justin Shults worked for Clarcor, a manufacturing company based in Tennessee. Stephanie Shults worked for Mars Inc. The couple had ...

Department of Justice indicts seven Iranian hackers

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 —Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced that seven cyber-terrorists employed by Iran-based computer firms that have been traced back to the Iranian government have been indicted on computer hacking charges for their parts in disrupting banking operations between 2011 and 2013. The charges stem from a denial of service campaign against ...

Jeb Bush reaches decision to endorse Ted Cruz

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 23, 2016 – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he is endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz for president, calling the Texas senator a “consistent, principled” conservative. Bush also attacked Donald Trump during his announcement,  “For the sake of our party and country, we must overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has ...

DOJ may not need Apple’s assistance to unlock iPhone

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 – Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym canceled a scheduled hearing in California after the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it may not need Apple’s assistance breaking into an iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The cancellation is a surprising twist in what has already been a high-profile ...

Captured Paris attacker identifies accomplice who remains at large

BRUSSELS, March 21, 2016 – Belgian police confirmed that they are searching for a new suspect linked to the November Paris attacks. Salah Abdeslam, the terror suspect Belgian police captured last week, gave investigators the name of Najim Laachraoui as an accomplice. Police previously confirmed that an alias of Laachraoui, Soufiane Kayal, was used to ...

Obama arrives in Cuba promoting his Cuba policy

HAVANA, March 20, 2016 – President Obama arrived in Cuba today for a history-making presidential visit and loosening decades of tense relations with the communist country. The White House is hoping the visit will nudge the Cuban government to grant more freedoms to its people and open new economic channels for American businesses. Obama took ...

Fox News fires back at Donald Trump

Fox News has had enough of Donald Trump’s constant attack on its anchor Megyn Kelly. Fox News has released a statement saying Trump’s sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land.

North Korea sentences U.Va. student to 15 years hard labor

PYONGYANG, March 16, 2016 – A University of Virginia student has been sentenced by North Korea’s Supreme Court to more than 15 years of hard labor. Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old U.Va. undergraduate hailing from Wyoming, Ohio, was arrested in January for allegedly “perpetrating a hostile act” against the regime. Warmbier was convicted and sentenced Wednesday in a ...