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Martin Guzman – Wall Street’s worst vulture hedge funds are making a killing by undermining the global economy

Recently, a resonant legal victory of hedge funds over Argentina has captured the attention of the global community. The hedge funds in this case aren’t run of the mill investment shops, however. Popularly known as vulture funds, their modus operandi is to buy up the debt of countries suffering crises at bargain prices, only to fiercely litigate with them afterwards. They …

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A Just Cause – Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Darrell Issa – 01.17.16

The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be shining a Spotlight on Congressman Darrell Issa, who represents the people of California’s 49th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, a seat he has held since 2001.

Chevron’s Lobbyist Now Runs the Congressional Science Committee By Lee Fang

For Chevron, the second largest oil company in the country with $26.2 billion in annual profits, it helps to have friends in high places. With little fanfare, one of Chevron’s top lobbyists, Stephen Sayle, has become a senior staff member of the House Committee on Science, the standing congressional committee charged with “maintaining our scientific and technical leadership in the world.” Throughout much of …

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Converting the Fossil-Fuel Fundamentalists – Emily Schwartz Greco

Kicking humanity’s addiction to oil, gas, and coal before those industries render the planet uninhabitable may take a miracle. So it’s a good thing that the climate movement found a patron saint. I’m talking about Pope Francis, of course. Before an upcoming encyclical makes the Vatican’s stance official, he’s already spreading the gospel of a fossil-free future. In case, like …

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Obama trade bill in trouble – JAKE SHERMAN, JOHN BRESNAHAN and DOUG PALMER

The House is currently dozens of votes short of being able to pass legislation that would allow President Barack Obama to send trade deals to Congress for fast approval, according to senior lawmakers and aides in both parties, imperiling a top White House priority for the president’s final years in office. At this point, upward of 75 House Republicans could …

Florida Has a Plan to Eliminate Public Education

This is surreal in almost mind boggling consequences.   Pretty soon the only children attending public school will be the poorest of the poor and the teachers will be anyone willing to work for slave wages IMO. http://www.tampabay.com/… Diverting……the name of the game in Florida and it is growing. TALLAHASSEE — Without a word of debate Friday, the Florida House …

Congress Is Poised to Introduce a Bill to Fast Track TPP so It’s Timeto Act Now

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trading partners that this secret trade agreement won’t be amended when it comes back to Congress for ratification after the President signs the deal. That’s why the Executive is scrambling to get its allies in Congress to pass Fast Track. If they succeed, the U.S. Trade Representative can block …