Nov 10, 2017

11/10/2017: Trade deals, taxes and trafficking

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Tax overhaul took over most of our coverage this week, so we end today with a check-in on the state of tax bills in the Senate and the House. And President Donald Trump's speech in Vietnam today asserted that the U.S. won't enter multilateral trade deals. We take a look at what his administration prefers instead. Plus, a regulation that would make internet platforms liable for what their users do intends to curtail sex trafficking, but could have many "chilling" implications, especially for smaller companies. 

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Hayden Taylor, 20, publisher, editor and owner of the Monroe County Herald in Brinkley, Arkansas. 
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What could the future hold for the GOP tax bill?

Nov 10, 2017
It might need a bit of tinkering in order to move forward.
Chairman Kevin Brady, (R-TX) (C), conducts the House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republicans tax reform plan titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act., on Capitol Hill November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Big tech warms up to Senate bill that would roll back some internet protections

Nov 10, 2017
SESTA would crack down on the use of internet sites to promote sex trafficking by holding them liable.
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Tax overhaul took over most of our coverage this week, so we end today with a check-in on the state of tax bills in the Senate and the House. And President Donald Trump’s speech in Vietnam today asserted that the U.S. won’t enter multilateral trade deals. We take a look at what his administration prefers instead. Plus, a regulation that would make internet platforms liable for what their users do intends to curtail sex trafficking, but could have many “chilling” implications, especially for smaller companies. 

Music from the episode

Dans Le Noir Dark Rooms
Work It Missy Elliott
Controlla Drake