June 13th, 2014
06:41 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Latest on Iraq, the business of sport, and Mexico's finance minister

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: First, an al Qaeda splinter group overran Iraq’s second largest city – and seems intent on marching to Baghdad. Can it be stopped? Fareed offers his take on why things have deteriorated so quickly before speaking with Ryan Crocker, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Also on the show, the World Cup kicked off this week. But it hasn’t all been good news for ruling body FIFA, which has come in for criticism in recent months over allegations of corruption tied to Qatar’s successful bid to host the tournament. But all this is really part of a much larger problem even here in the United States – call it the business of sports.

Plus, the topic of immigration reform appears to be radioactive in U.S. politics right now. What does this mean for America’s relations with its neighbors – and its economy? Fareed speaks with Mexico's finance minister, Luis Videgaray.

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  1. chri§§y

    Lol imigration reform is radioactive huh? Seems to me any kind of work whatsoever on the part of congress is radioactive!

    June 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm |
  2. chri§§y

    Lol always a pig aint you @ JR! And thats the one thing youre consistant about! LMN sweetie lmao!

    June 14, 2014 at 1:20 am |
  3. banasy©

    Rescued any damsels in distress being kidnapped by a mad motorcyclist lately? No?
    Yet another figment of your fetid imagination.
    Don't you have a subReddit MRA you have to be on, bemoaning how poor you can't get a date because women are so picky?

    June 14, 2014 at 11:27 am |
  4. chri§§y

    Wow i must have missed that! Was it recent? Lol

    June 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm |
  5. chri§§y

    Damn @ sandstorm S T F U already! No ones cares to hear your racist foul rants!

    June 14, 2014 at 2:11 pm |
  6. chri§§y

    Funny thing....it appears that the only trash around here that needs to be thrown out is YOU @ sandstorm!

    June 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm |
    • sandstorm

      lets do it throw me out and lets do the trade i want it throw me out so i can f u c k i n g throw all of you p i g s out its a deal its done right now remove me.

      June 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm |
      • banasy©

        Would that we could. You add nothing but spiteful hate, bigot. Grow up.

        June 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Although I don't approve of his choice of words chrissy, I do agree with him 100%!

      June 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm |
  7. rupert

    Hi sandstorm. Are u good looking? Does your face look like chrissy or banasy's rear? How bout a date. My treat. I kinda like u. We can watch something good. Then eat pizza. Then come to my place. We can lick each others butts. Then french kiss. Then i can fist my hand all the way into your poop shoot.
    interested? Look me up in FOX news lounge.

    June 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm |
  8. rupert

    Don't worry u two ladies. I will save some of my love juice for u

    June 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm |
  9. chri§§y

    Lmao @ Joey...that was perfectly timed i must say! Thank you lol.

    June 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Thank you, sandstorm. I fell the same way about Obama as you do.

    June 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm |
  11. rupert

    At the sound of the beep, the time will be 11:01 p.m.

    June 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm |
  12. chri§§y

    Lol really @ fake Joey? Because the REAL Joey isnt a racist or a biggot!

    June 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm |
  13. chri§§y

    Lmao good catch @ rupert!

    June 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm |
  14. jgreen52013

    Re: Harvard Economics professor

    President Obama/Council of Economic Advisers:

    Every time a person becomes unemployed, it cuts into corporate profits….but this is not on the table….and when we multiply this by 11 million, in the aggregate it is an extremely serious problem for corporate America, regarding the bottom line….

    Better yet, WHY is this not on the table?

    When we speak of our jobless, we speak of their plight—and that is in no sense diminished by our looking at the other side of this equation—

    Unemployment is a “social” problem, with oft dire social consequences, we as a society have the responsibility to address.

    To get the oligarchy/plutocracy on board, however, we need to change the dialogue—we need to change the message TO: The loss in corporate profits resulting from unemployment—which, given automation, alone, grows exponentially as we advance into the 21st Century:

    “3% is the zero-sum threshold above which unemployment starts substantially undermining the Market–and the loss in income to the Market is compounded exponentially with each percentage point of increase in unemployment, above 3%”.

    Currently, many in the oligarchy/plutocracy still have one foot on the plantation, cling to the anachronistic and erroneous belief that they need “a pool of slaves” to be used and discarded “at will” [the current status of employment law in America]—but they are cutting off their nose to spite their face in the process—

    Thus, how do we change the dialogue—how do we build consensus to repair our unemployment crisis?

    Consider the following analogy:

    20 years ago gays getting married was on no one’s radar—it simply wasn’t discussed. Perhaps it started with a single couple who saw this as a right—but in the years since the consensus grew and currently the majority of Americans believe gays should have the right to marry.

    And the point is that the same dynamic could be applied in our economic evolution re the unemployed.

    The bottom line is, Humphrey-Hawkins [15 USC § 3101] was ahead of its time—when it was signed into law in 1978, by President Carter—Now it is Indispensable to the Effective functioning of our 21st Century market economy….

    And, the over-arching point is that until we change the dialogue–change the message–we are not going to solve our insidious unemployment crisis in America.


    Jim Green, Democrat opponent to Lamar Smith, Congress, 2000

    June 15, 2014 at 11:52 am |
  15. jgreen52013

    Take cyber lovefest someplace else.....

    June 15, 2014 at 11:59 am |
  16. Steve Vose

    Fareed- Your interview with the representative from Mexico completely missed the point. What is the U.S. government going to do with the millions of illegal Mexican immigrants that are already here? The question of the number Mexican immigrants currently entering in to the U.S. is also debatable. It was very distressing that you failed to say anything about the current chaos with Latin American illegals flowing into our southwestern states. A major result of illegal immigration in America has been the destruction of many urban public school systems because of the greatly increased number of students and with all of the associated costs. I challenge you to objectively tour some of these schools and then report to the U.S. public about what is really happening- it is not a pretty picture. Steve Vose, HU '10.

    June 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm |
  17. Ann S

    How could you have a Mexican Minister on your show discussing immigration without bringing up the case of Andrew Tahmooressi? They've held, and arguably have tortured, this American for more than two months simply because the border crossing there isn't well marked. Someone took down a sign during construction, so that this former Sargent, driving at night, didn't know that he had to cross 5 lanes of traffic to get from the far right lane, where he thought the exit would be, to the far left lane to do a u-turn. He even called 911 for help, explaining that he was just trying to turn around.

    Why didn't you ask the Mexican government official how they could lock up one of our people over something like that?

    June 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm |
  18. Rose Seton

    When the Finance Minister of Mexico bragged that every dollar exported from Mexico involved a $.30 purchase in the US how could you not respond that before NAFTA most of those "now Mexican exports" were 100% US made with good paying American jobs? This turns out to be at least a 70% loss for America! Not only did American businesses build the factories in Mexico, they received tax breaks for doing so! The result is a loss to the manufacturing middle class of America and a win-win for the 1%. And news people like you smile at Mexican officials who claim this "benefits" America! Beyond ridiculous!

    June 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm |
  19. Big Ben

    I have never seen it this bad. Some families don't speak to each other. I was a Republican until I could not stand to be near them and re-registered as unaffiliated. Republicans have become greedy, selfish, and lack compassion. I cannot eat at a restaurant if I know the owner is Republican. Sarah Palin started a lot of this name-calling.

    June 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm |
  20. Matt

    Back in 2005 we only had one order slam the gates of hell shut. I find it comical people want to go back in. It was fine when we left case closed.

    June 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm |

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