Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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June 23, 2022 60 min
Trump's Pressure Campaign on the DOJ and Pardons Sought by the GOP's Most Ardent Trumpsters | If Today's Supreme Court Ruling Against Gun Safety Had Been in Effect on Jan. 6, Bullets and Bloodshed Would Have Ensued | With Originalists Imposing Government by Judiciary, Liberals Must Find an Alternative Legal Doctrine backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Hearings Portray Trump as a Mafia Boss With Giuliani His Consigliere | Fight Inflation With An Excess Profits Tax to Rein in U.S. Corporate Markups | Erdogan Washes the Blood From MBS's Hands backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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More Powerful Testimony From Republican Witnesses Demolish Trump's Election Lies | The Supreme Court Decision to Fund Religious Schools With Taxpayer Money | A Former Guerrilla and Domestic Servant Elected to Lead Colombia backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Face of Trump's GOP on Display at the Texas Republican Convention | Biden Will Get Nothing in Return For Bowing to the Sociopathic Crown Prince | Far Right Gains and Ruling Party Loses in French Elections backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Critical Tipping Point For Democracy and the Rule of Law America and the World Faces | What the Democrats Can Do As a Perfect Storm of Economic Gloom Approaches | How to Fight Back Against Our Courts Stacked With Far-Right ideologues backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The Internal White House Battles Between Pence and His Lawyers and Trump and His Legal Charlatan John Eastman | The Fed's Interest Rate Hike and Its Impact on the Markets and Economy | Growing Tensions Over the Taiwan Straits backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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A History of the Right Wing Grift Machine Now That the "Big Lie" Has Become the "Big Grift" | How the American Majority Can Thwart the Tyranny of the Minority | The Presidential Ambition of Florida's "Grievance Governor" backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Republicans Don't Trust Teachers to Teach But Trust Them to Have Loaded Guns Around Children with Little Training | Blaming the Fed Instead of Biden For the Economy As the Era of Easy Money For Wall Street Ends backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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After Manufacturing the Big Lie, Trump Engineered the Big Ripoff to Fund His Comeback and Intimidate the GOP Into Supporting the Big Lie | Are the Hearings Meant to Educate Americans or Get AG Garland to Indict the Criminal Behind the Coup? | What is In and What is Out of the Senate's Bipartisan Gun Safety Reforms backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Coordination Between the Proud Boys and the Mob Trump Sent to the Capitol | Trump's Seven-Point Plan to Undo American Democracy | Now That Putin Wants to "Return and Fortify" Russia's Lost Lands, the Fight is Not Just For Democracy But For Sovereignty backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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An Historian of Fascism on Trump's January 6 Fascist Coup Attempt | Could Ukraine Win Small or Win Big? | The Global Food Crisis Caused by Russian War on Ukraine backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Homelessness as a Moral Issue Not A Blight the Privileged Have to be Protected From | Adding More Police Will Criminalize a Problem Rooted in Inequality, Poverty and Unaffordability | Are We Seeing a Rebuke of the Progressive Left And a Warning to the Democratic Party? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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The January 6 Hearings Will Not Be Like the Watergate Hearings But It Could Expose Trump as a Criminal and a Fascist | Biden Moves to Stop One Defunct Company From Killing the US Solar Industry | A Report From Mexico on Its President's Boycott of the Summit of the Americas backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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As More and More Americans Are Killed in Mass Shootings, What Will the Senate Do? | Will This Week's Summit of the Americas Be a Bust? | Will Another Billionaire Real-Estate Developer's $33 Million Buy a Political Office? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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An Assassination Attempt on Putin in March and Cancer Treatment in April | How Much Will the American President Have To Bow Before the Entitled Saudi Thug? | Amid Pomp and Ceremony, a Majority of Young Britons Want an Elected Head of State backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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How People Power Trumped the Murdoch Press and How Ranked-Choice Voting Could Revive Our Democracy | How After Mass Shootings, 3 Nations Radically Reduced Gun Massacres | After Relieving Debts of $5.8 Billion For 560,000 Defrauded Students, $1.7 Trillion in Student Debt Remains backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Are We Heading Into a New Cold War With Russia? | Biden's Decision to Deploy U.S. Rocket Systems In Ukraine | After 3 Years the Failure to Prove Barr's Trumpworld Fantasy That Trump Was Spied On backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Amid Growing Outrage Over Police Inaction as Kids Were Slaughtered, What Might The Senate Do About Guns? | Biden Decides Not to Send Offensive Weapons Systems to Ukraine | The E.U. Will Block Most Russian Oil Imports by the End of the Year backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Although We Arm Police With Military Equipment, 19 Officers Stood By As 19 Kids and 2 Teachers Were Slaughtered | Will Democracies Remain United As Putin Intensifies His Destruction of Ukraine? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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Putin Digs in For a Long War While His Security Services Tighten Control of Russia | Russia is Inciting Genocide and Violating the U.N. Genocide Convention | Ukrainians Are Fighting For All Who Believe in Democracy and the Rule of Law backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
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