Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2-25-16 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Crista Huff: A New Twist On ISDS Within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Yahoo Selling Itself to Highest Bidder
3. Barry Farber: The Hillary Protection Program
4. Wayne Allyn Root: Time for Trump to Name a GOP Dream Team

A New Twist On ISDS Within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement
By Crista Huff

There’s a new twist on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, and it has state legislators and treasurers incensed all across America. Under the new lawsuit provisions within the TPP, foreign companies and state-owned enterprises can sue U.S. states and municipalities (cities, counties, towns, ports, etc.) where they are doing business. If a foreign company doesn’t want to abide by state or local regulations, your hometown could be forced to send attorneys to global court! Our states and municipalities do not have the manpower, let alone the expertise, to argue cases in a global court. What’s more, all ISDS rulings change or add to the TPP, because it’s a living agreement. [more...]

Yahoo Selling Itself to Highest Bidder
By Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Yahoo is up for sale, and it probably won’t be a great deal for anyone. Yahoo got hit hard during the tech crash 15 years ago; most companies either folded or recovered, Yahoo decided to do neither. For months now, talk of a Yahoo sale has bounced around Wall Street. Yahoo considered spinning off its stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, and leaving its core tech company. Now, Yahoo officially announced it’s exploring the sale of its business. Stock prices jumped 3% on the announcement after news of a potential takeover added to the drama. Among Yahoo’s potential suitors is Time Inc. which recently purchased the thoroughly irrelevant Web site Myspace, so it seems the media firm may want to further its acquisition of troubled tech companies. [more...]

The Hillary Protection Program
By Barry Farber

Let’s go back a few Saturdays to the Clinton-Sanders debate in Milwaukee - the PBS debate featuring moderators Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill. At that time, the fluffy little clouds forming around Hillary had coalesced into an ominous thunderhead. Hillary had lied, and lied big-time, and there was no longer any plausible defense. Her explanation, that her e-mail account in question was used only for wedding plans and new yoga positions, had suffered the fate of a cobweb under a blowtorch. The question remaining was, “Would the FBI pass along a criminal referral to the Justice Department, and, if so, would Obama permit the law to take its course?” That, if you’ve never studied law or journalism, is a very big story. I couldn’t believe what I heard, or, more accurately, what I failed to hear. Clinton and Sanders did all the same-old-same-old issues of Wall Street, health care, income inequality, foreign policy etc., but not one word was uttered about Hillary’s legal problems! The panelists didn’t mention it. The candidates didn’t mention it. The audience didn’t mention it. Nobody said a word about it. What hangs there as potentially the biggest political takedown since Watergate was a non-story. [more...]

Time for Trump to Name a GOP Dream Team
By Wayne Allyn Root

After his overwhelming victories in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, Donald Trump now has a clear path to the GOP Presidential nomination. It's time to think big and unite the GOP. Here’s my advice for Trump moving forward: It’s time for Donald Trump to act like Reagan, become presidential and unite the GOP. It’s time to claim victory and start announcing the amazing “dream team” that this one-of-a-kind CEO will assemble to run the country and save the economy. It’s time to praise the Republicans that Trump has been running against and bring all their supporters into the Trump tent. It’s time to show the country and the world how a billionaire CEO assembles a dream team. [more...]

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