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Richard D. Baris

Richard D. Baris

Contributor to The Brenner Brief, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic." Rich is a veteran of the US Army and former financial advisor. He is an expert in Chinese business negotiation. Studied International Relations, Political Science, and History at the University of Florida.

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By Richard D. Baris On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Latest Economic News Sends Stocks Climbing

The latest economic news has markets roaring higher as traders cheer on better-than-expected data on the U.S. housing and consumer sectors. The Dow is up 193 points, or 1.3%, while the broader S&P 500 is up More...

Obama scandals
By Richard D. Baris On Saturday, May 25th, 2013
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Why Are Some Of Us Surprised By The Obama Scandals?

Why are there still some in the media, the general public, and especially on the Obama team inside and outside of government, who are surprised by the recent Obama scandals? It was only 32 years ago that the “Great More...

In this May 4, 2013 police mug provided by the Orange County Corrections Department in Orlando, Fla., shows Ibragim Todashev after his arrest for aggravated battery in Orlando. Todashev, who was being questioned in Orlando by authorities in the Boston bombing probe, was fatally shot Wednesday, May 22, 2013 when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said. (AP Photo/Orange County Corrections Department)
By Richard D. Baris On Friday, May 24th, 2013
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FBI Kills Friend Of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev In Florida

In this May 4, 2013 police mug provided by the Orange County Corrections Department in Orlando, Fla., shows Ibragim Todashev after his arrest for aggravated battery in Orlando. Todashev, who was being questioned More...

lois lerner
By Richard D. Baris On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Lois Lerner Put On Administrative Leave After Taking The 5th

Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw the unit responsible for the targeting of conservative groups, has been placed on administrative leave only one day after she refused to testify at a congressional hearing. More...

Lois Lerner
By Richard D. Baris On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Issa: Lois Lerner Taking The 5th Is ‘No Longer Valid,’ You Are Coming Back!

Rep. Darrell Issa R-CA, declared Thursday that Lois Lerner, who refused to testify Wednesday had no right to do so, and will now haul her back before the House committee. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee More...

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By Richard D. Baris On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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First UK Terrorist Attack Since ’05 Results In Soldier’s Beheading

In the first UK terrorist attack since the suicide bombings on July 7 of 2005, a men attempted to behead the soldier, reportedly in front of dozens of witnesses before they were both shot by police who took around More...

Anthony Weiner
By Richard D. Baris On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Disgraced Anthony Weiner Mounts A Comeback In NYC Mayor Race

Unbelievable. Mark Sanford, and now disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner have joined a long list of scandalous politicians who have no other choice but to mount a comeback because they cannot hold a normal job in More...

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By Richard D. Baris On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Fox News To Defend James Rosen Against DOJ

The plot is certainly thickening in the Justice Department scandal over obtaining search warrants for reporters’ emails and telephone records. The Justice Department obtained information regarding Fox News More...

Chinese Hackers
By Richard D. Baris On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks And Gain Access To Power Grid

It has been just three months since hackers operating under the China’s People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398 vanished after evidence that they had stolen data from a vast majority of American companies and More...

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By Richard D. Baris On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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VIDEO: Fmr. NYT Representative in Pentagon Papers: ‘Obama for Press Worse Than Nixon’

Former NYT representative in the Pentagon Papers, James Goodale, said yesterday that Obama is worse than Nixon when it comes to freedom of the press. Democrats have been lambasting the GOP for their comparisons More...