Politico: Jeb’s South Korean sugar daddy

As he amassed wealth after leaving the Florida governor’s office, Jeb Bush delivered 10 separate paid speeches to a South Korean metal company that won more than $1 billion in contracts from his brother’s presidential administration, according to disclosures released Tuesday. [Reposted from Politico  |  Kenneth Vogel  |  July 1, 2015] The company, Poongsan Corp.,…

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Politico: Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal

A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law. [Reposted from Politico  |  Michael Grunwald  |  July 1, 2015] POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on…

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