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Fast Track Trade Authority

Samantha-Jo Roth

Huckabee: 'Donor Class' Pushed Senate Republicans To Approve Obama's Fast-Track Trade Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

CORYDON, Iowa –- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday criticized Senate Republicans for voting to approve fast-track trade authority f...

Michael McAuliff

Disappointed Dems Help Pass Trade Relief For Fired Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill Thursday to help workers displaced by the trade deals Congress just gave President Barack Obama the power to sig...

RHINOs in Charge

Pat Choate | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Pat Choate

Please. No more GOP complaints about President Obama making Constitutional power grabs. RHINOs (Republicans in Name Only) led by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just gave the President.

House Democrats Take the Moral High Ground on Trade

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

While Obama appealed to party loyalty, many Democrats, who have watched factory after factory leave the United States with no replacements in sight, seized the moral high ground. They took a stand against the secret trade-negotiating process that puts all the power in the hands of powerful industry lobbyists, shutting out U.S. workers and their representatives in Congress.

Michael McAuliff

Activists Threaten Primaries Against Dems Who Back Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic activists are trying to add momentum to a revolt against President Barack Obama's trade push Friday, threatening to seek prim...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Anti-Climate Provision Gives Democrats Fresh Reason To Oppose Obama On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that would excuse the U.S. from any trade deal obligations to address climate change adds a fresh wrinkle to the tense debate ...

Michael McAuliff

Grassroots, Unions Threaten Dems With Defeat Over Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Grassroots and union groups had a warning Wednesday for Democrats who are considering signing onto President Barack Obama's trade agenda...

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Trade Deals Show He's Out Of Touch With The Real World, Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama backs a corporate trade agenda because he no longer lives in the real world, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) charged...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Menendez Urges House To Keep Malaysia Out Of Obama's Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing Malaysia’s abysmal slavery record, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) urged the House on Monday to ensure his provision blocking the...

The TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom

Ben Wikler | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Ben Wikler

Thanks to a 20-year push to avoid making the NAFTA mistake twice, there is now a progressive coalition capable of tossing fast track and corporate-giveaway trade deals into the fiery depths of a congressional volcano. The House of Representatives could very well be the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Mount Doom.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Calls Trade Push By Obama And GOP 'Insanity'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push by President Barack Obama and Republicans for gigantic new trade deals meets the definition of insanity, Senate Minority Leader...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Trade Protections, Starts Battle Over Fast-Track

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a pair of trade protection measures Thursday, and voted shortly afterward to start debate on the fast-track bill that ...

Senate Sets First Vote On Fast-Track Trade Bill Tuesday

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will begin debate next week on legislation granting President Barack Obama "fast-track" negotiating au...

Michael McAuliff

The Most Important Thing About Obama's Trade Deals You Never Understood

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A decade ago, or perhaps a little longer, New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer had an epiphany during a visit to a Crucible Industries...

Michael McAuliff

Murder Doesn't Matter Under Trade Deals, Obama Administration Informs Unions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defenders of the White House push for sweeping trade deals argue they include tough enforcement of labor standards. But a top union lead...

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Vows To Scuttle Obama's Fast-Track Trade Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just before President Barack Obama pleaded with members of his party on Friday to support a bill to "fast track" his proposed trade agre...

U.S. Lawmakers Closer On Fast Track Trade Deal Key To Asia Pact

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

(Adds new quotes, details on potential vote) By Krista Hughes WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are close ...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell Pledges Fast Action For Secretive Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged Wednesday to move full speed ahead to give President Barack Obama so-called f...

Michael McAuliff

Biden Admits Vast Obama Trade Plans Are On Ice

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House's trade plans are on hold, at least for now, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, in welcome news to many Democrats who...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Embargoes Baucus' Fast Track Trade Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fast track trade bill introduced in the Senate last week will go nowhere anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sa...