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Govern America | May 23, 2015 | Knock and Talk

Hosts: Darren Weeks, Nancy Levant

Eating "federal food" and healthcare issues. Broadcasting industry buried under mounting regulations. Big banks face criminal charges for market rigging, but will anyone actually go to jail? U.S. Senate passes Fast Track Authority for the president, while Japanese file lawsuit over Trans-Pacific Partnership. We hear more from Penny Pritzker, U.S. Commerce Secretary on Fast Track legislation. Waco biker gang shootout and its connection with the Mexican drug cartel. Congress tries to renew NSA spying provisions in the Patriot Act. Recent derailments raise questions about America's decaying infrastructure. The FBI begins home visitations for people who question Jade Helm 15 drills, and more. Phone calls in the final half hour.

 


Show Notes


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Another FCC Deadline on Horizon: SAP requirement kicks in May 26
 http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/another-fcc-deadline-on-horizon/275559

Five big banks face criminal charges and $6b fine over currency rigging
 http://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/five-big-banks-face-criminal-charges-and-6b-fine-over-currency-rigging-20150520-gh5hvf.html

Jobless claims climb to 4-week high of 274,000
 http://www.marketwatch.com/story/jobless-claims-climb-to-4-week-high-of-274000-2015-05-21

Jobless Claims Rise: Survey Finds 40% Of Unemployed Quit Looking For Work
 http://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/economy/2015/05/21/jobless-claims-rise-survey-finds-40-of-unemployed-quit-looking-for-work/

Many Jobless (Still) Giving Up Looking For Work
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/many-jobless-still-giving-looking-work-n362481

Americans Not In The Labor Force Rise To Record 93,194,000
 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-08/americans-not-labor-force-rise-record-93194000

More than 1,000 plaintiffs file lawsuit to keep Japan out of TPP
 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/15/national/crime-legal/ex-minister-turns-courts-bid-keep-japan-tpp-talks/

Senate clears hurdle on bill to give Obama fast-track authority on Pacific Rim trade deal
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-votes-to-give-obama-fast-track-authority-on-pacific-rim-trade-deal/2015/05/21/e54c539a-ffbd-11e4-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html

PENNY PRITZKER, U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE BEING INTERVIEWED BY BLOOMBERG’S AL HUNT
http://charlierose.com/watch/60560245

Penny Pritzker Bio
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Pritzker

Pritzker family (showing her business connections — conflicts-of-interest)
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_family

I’ve Read Obama’s Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned
 http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/tpp-elizabeth-warren-labor-118068.html

6 Chinese nationals accused of stealing US firms' technology
 http://cnsnews.com/news/article/6-chinese-nationals-accused-stealing-us-firms-technology

Video: FBI Now Going Door-To-Door Interrogating Americans About Jade Helm Military Exercises: “We Follow Up With Anything Like That”
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/video-fbi-now-going-door-to-door-interrogating-americans-about-jade-helm-military-exercises-we-follow-pp-with-anything-like-that_05212015
  

 

 

 

Turf, Drugs, Blood: Behind the Waco Biker Gang Brawl
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/turf-drugs-violence-behind-waco-biker-gang-brawl-n360861

FBI Report: Bandidos Biker Gang Allied with Los Zetas Cartel
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/05/20/fbi-report-bandidos-biker-gang-allied-with-los-zetas-cartel/

FBI National Gang Intelligence Center 2013 (Page 22 of the report, which shows as Page 15 in the Adobe pdf reader)
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/national-gang-report-2013

FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas' Papers
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-connecticut-sandy-hook-foi-ruling-20150513-story.html

Freddie Gray death: Grand jury indicts police officers
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/21/us/baltimore-freddie-gray-death-officers-indicted/

Baltimore's mayor: Spike in crime 'disheartening'
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-mayor-spike-in-crime-disheartening-20150521-story.html



ANTHONY BATTS - POLICE COMMISSIONER BALTIMORE  Discussing how difficult it’s been for the cops there to do their job.

Obama signs 'Blue Alert' law to protect police
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/05/19/obama-blue-alert-law-bill-signing/27578911/

S. 665: Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s665

Senate scrambles to save Patriot Act
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/242812-senate-scrambling-to-save-patriot-act

FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/21/fbi-admits-patriot-act-snooping-powers-didnt-crack/?page=all

What happens if the PATRIOT Act expires?
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/patriot-act-expires-recess-vote-nsa-house-118191.html

US declassifies Osama Bin Laden compound documents (Just in time for Patriot Act vote)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/11618234/US-declassifies-Osama-Bin-Laden-compound-documents-live.html

Amtrak Engineer Investigated After Derailment
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/21/amtrak-engineer-investigation_n_7408782.html

Is there a criminal case in Amtrak crash?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/20/opinions/jackson-criminal-case-amtrak-crash/index.html

4 chemical tanker cars derail in La.; precautionary evacuation ordered; no injuries reported
http://www.startribune.com/train-derails-in-louisiana-precautionary-evacuation-ordered/304350191/

U.S. Infrastructure Has Been Neglected for Decades
http://www.govtech.com/transportation/US-Infrastructure-Has-Been-Neglected-for-Decades.html

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