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Biden’s Cease-Fire Push, India and South Africa Elections, and an Immigration Executive Order

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

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Biden's Gaza Ceasefire Push, India and South Africa Elections, Immigration Executive Order | American Prestige
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Once again, it’s your patented American Prestige News Roundup™. This week: in Palestine/Israel, Biden pushes a new ceasefire plan (0:30), an update on the situation on the ground in Gaza (8:06), Slovenia recognizes Palestinian statehood (11:37), and Congress (prematurely?) announces a Netanyahu visit (12:37); things further escalate between Hezbollah and Israel on the border with Lebanon (13:55); registration opens for candidates in Iran’s upcoming presidential election (16:45); India’s election sees another Modi victory, but the end of his BJP party’s 10-year majority (19:41); in Sudan, accusations of genocide in Darfur while another RSF atrocity is carried out in the country’s Gezira state (22:49); the results of South Africa’s election, where the African National Congress (ANC) has lost its parliamentary majority (25:21); Ukraine appears to have taken Blinken’s cue to begin using US/Western weapons in Russia (28:01); the results of Mexico’s election (31:02); Joe Biden issues a new executive order limiting asylum at the southern border (32:06); and the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reports that May 2024 confirms 12 consecutive months of record-breaking global temperatures (35:12).

Check out our pre- and post-Mexican election specials with Alexander Aviña.

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A person waves a South African flag during the DA’s final rally in Benoni on May 26, 2024, ahead of the South African elections scheduled for May 29, 2024.

A person waves a South African flag during the DA’s final rally in Benoni on May 26, 2024, ahead of the South African elections scheduled for May 29, 2024.

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Once again, it’s your patented AP News Roundup™. On this week’s episode: In Palestine/Israel, Biden pushes a new cease-fire plan (0:30), there’s an update on the situation on the ground in Gaza (8:06), Slovenia recognizes Palestinian statehood (11:37), and Congress (prematurely?) announces a Netanyahu visit (12:37); things further escalate between Hezbollah and Israel on the border with Lebanon (13:55); registration opens for candidates in Iran’s upcoming presidential election (16:45); India’s election sees another Modi victory, but the end of his BJP party’s 10-year majority (19:41); in Sudan, accusations arise of genocide in Darfur, while another RSF atrocity is carried out in the country’s Gezira state (22:49); the African National Congress loses its parliamentary majority in South Africa’s election (25:21); Ukraine appears to have taken Blinken’s cue to begin using US/Western weapons in Russia (28:01); Mexico elects its first woman president (31:02); Joe Biden issues a new executive order limiting asylum at the southern border (32:06); and the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service reports that May 2024 confirms 12 consecutive months of record-breaking global temperatures (35:12).

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The Ever-Evolving Espionage Act w/ Sam Lebovic | American Prestige
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On this episode of American Prestige, Sam Lebovic, professor of history at George Mason University, joins Danny and Derek for a look at the Espionage Act of 1917 and its use over the years. In this first part of the discussion, they explore the dominant ideologies at the time of its inception, its implementation in cases from Eugene Debs to Herbert Yardley, the law’s effect on whistle-blowing, America’s burgeoning “secrecy regime”, how the interpretation shifted from the early years of the Act’s existence, and more through World War II.

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Sam’s book is State of Silence: The Espionage Act and the Rise of America's Secrecy Regime.

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