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The Freedom Report is a podcast that reports on news from a perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty.


Conservative icon Richard Viguerie joins the Freedom Report to discuss the civil war in the GOP. A staunch critic of Mitt Romney, Viguerie tears into the big government Republicans in his new book "Takeover: The 100 Year Battle for the Soul of the GOP." Known as the "funding father" of the modern conservative movement, Viguerie lays out a battle plan for the true limited government conservatives to wrest control of the GOP away from the establishment. 

Viguerie draws on his vast knowledge and experience in politics, discussing the "dark days" for conservatives when Barry Goldwater had lost, when there was no Fox News and no Tea Party. Now, he says, there is a stronger movement that could theoretically take over the Republican party by 2017 if they take heed and follow his advice. 

All that and more on the Freedom Report podcast! 

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Senator Harry Reid is on the attack against the Koch Brothers, claiming that they are one of the leading causes of climate change. But are the brothers Koch really the terrifying supervillains that he's trying to paint, or are they anti-establishment libertarian freedom fighters?

Liberal activists have been painting the narrative for years that Charles and David Koch are the evil conspirators behind much of the shenanigans they claim to despise. But what if I told you that the kind of trouble the brothers Koch are causing are things such as ending the war on drugs, reducing military intervention and donating $10 million dollars each to the ACLU to fight the PATRIOT Act?

All that and more on this episode of the Freedom Report podcast!

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The government of Nigeria has accepted aid from the United States to track down and rescue the more than 300 girls who have been kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. will "do everything we can" to help Nigeria. “Obviously, what’s happening is awful and, as a father of two girls, I can’t imagine what the parents are going through,” Obama said.

Boko Haram, which loosely translated means,“Western education is forbidden,” are responsible for hundreds of killings across Nigeria. In February, gunmen stormed a school, locked a boys' dormitory and burned more than 40 boys alive, but international media outrage was sparked only recently when the group's terrorist leader Abubakar Shekau stated publicly that he would sell young girls "in the marketplace."

Shekau is reportedly extremely intelligent, resourceful and possessing a photographic memory. Attempts to capture him up until this point have largely failed.

Every single female U.S. senator sent a letter to President Obama calling for intervention on behalf of the girls. “As the women of the United States Senate, we are writing to you today deeply disturbed by the abduction and mistreatment of more than 200 girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram,” the letter read.

So should the U.S. intervene to help stop sex trafficking, or is it none of our government's business? Why does it always seem that whenever there is some injustice around the world that everyone relies on Team America: World Police to step in and mop up the mess? What is even the point of the United Nations?

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President of the Minaret of Freedom Institute Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad joins the Freedom Report podcast to discuss the ideology of libertarianism and the religion of Islam. Dr. Ahmad answers questions related to current events surrounding the creation of a separate Palestinian state, the comments about Israel and apartheid by Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as the rights of women. 

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