Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Transferring illicit cash through the financial system has long been outlawed by money laundering regulations. But under a bill introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), federal regulators would be forbidden from restricting or discouraging a bank from doing business with any company that has both a license to do business and a "reasoned legal opinion" from a lawyer claiming that the business doesn't break the law.  But, according to Zach Carter, The Huffington Post's Senior Political Economy Reporter, that's not a high hurdle to clear. In his latest article he writes that “Obtaining a business license and hiring a lawyer is a routine money laundering tactic for everyone from the mafia to terrorists to, more commonly, petty fraud scammers.”  He joins us today to explain this bill and how it will make money a lot easier to do in the United States.

4:05pm ET - Yesterday in Berlin Germany a new initiative that combines digital innovation and the concept and spirit of the Red Ribbon began. A Berlin based organization has announced that they will provide web addresses with the ending .hiv to companies and non-profits in an effort to raise awareness and funds for projects around the world working to prevent the transmission of HIV and end AIDS.  Joining us today to tell us all about this initiative is Carolin Silbernagl the Co-Founder and CEO of dotHIV Initiative.

4:35pm ET - Opposition to the educational standards known as Common Core have come from a variety of Tea Party groups, conservative think-tanks, Glenn Beck, and the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, but one of the most active sources of opposition has been an unlikely group: a Christian conservative organization that works to defend the rights of homeschooling parents.  Joining us to talk about the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and their opposition to the Common Core education standards is Josh Israel, a senior investigative reporter for at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

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