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Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Details Obama's Broken Trade Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued a report Monday morning detailing decades of failed trade enforcement by American presidents incl...

How Trade Agreements Amount to a Secret Corporate Takeover

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK -- These agreements go well beyond trade, governing investment and intellectual property as well, imposing fundamental changes to countries' legal, judicial, and regulatory frameworks, without input or accountability through democratic institutions.

Samantha Lachman

McConnell Praises Obama's TPP Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Congress' upper chamber would give President Barack Obama expedited authority to negot...

On Trade Reform, Why Isn't Elizabeth Warren Teaming Up With the European Union?

Rafael Salazar | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Rafael Salazar

Getting 12 Asian and North American countries to agree on a massive free trade agreement that will impact their entire economy is sometimes easier than reaching across the aisle in Congress.

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Ex-Im and the Pax Americana

Dante Disparte | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

For more than 80 years, the Export-Import Bank of the United States has played a central role in facilitating market access for U.S. firms and for providing a fixed price on the uncertainty and credit risk of international trade.

Zach Carter

Canada Just Threw A Grenade Into Elizabeth Warren's Trade Fight With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have been locked in a public feud over whether free trade agreements can be u...

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 ...

Zach Carter

Senate Trade Compromise May Doom Efforts Against Currency Manipulation, Forced Labor

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders on Wednesday found a way to revive President Barack Obama's controversial trade agenda, but in the process may have doome...

Can You Trump That?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Trump has also shown himself opposed to the negotiation of additional international trade deals. Most recently, he has stated his opposition to the creation of the Trans-Pacific free trade zone. He argues that the agreement amounts to an attack on American manufacturing.

White House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman Than Her Democrat Rivals?

Heather Gautney | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Heather Gautney

NOW chapters around the country and leagues of women voters are lit up over the possibility of a woman president. And many of them are hankering for Hillary.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Here's The Senator Who United Democrats To Block Obama's Trade Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been the public face of the Democratic Party's feud with President Barack Obama over his trade agend...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Democrats Knock Down Obama's Trade Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats dealt a stinging blow to President Barack Obama Tuesday by blocking legislation that would grant him authority to fast-...

Slowing the Fast Track Down

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's a big political fight happening in Washington, but for once it does not break down easily along partisan lines. There are free-traders among both the Democrats and the Republicans, and opposition exists on both sides. But the main skirmish in this fight is currently happening between President Obama and some of his fellow Democrats.

Obama Scolding Elizabeth Warren Should Not Deflect Need for Real Debate Over Trade Pact

David Paul | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
David Paul

President Obama's stance on TPP is that Americans should trust him. But even for those who fundamentally support free trade, the experience of the last half-century is hard to square with the president's conviction.

Trade, Jobs, and the Politics of TPA

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Why are so many senators from trade-rich states currently on the fence or against a policy that clearly is in their states' economic interest?

Zach Carter

Why Obama Wants To Torpedo A Plan To Fight Human Trafficking

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The biggest threat to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda may be a plan to fight human trafficking, which threatens to reshuffle a m...

Enormous, Humongous March Trade Deficit Creating Jobs Elsewhere

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

We should demand balance. Trade partners should agree to actually "trade" with us, not just sell to us. We should also balance the interests of working people, the environment and other stakeholders with the interests of businesses in our trade negotiations.

Zach Carter

Republican Billionaires Love Obama's Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans claim the middle class should like America's pending trade deal with 11 other Pacif...

Are 2016 Democrats Wrong on Trade?

Adam Toobin | Posted 05.05.2016 | College
Adam Toobin

Any Democrat opposing TPP on the basis of NAFTA isn't offering a trade policy for America's future, but rather guaranteeing that the jobs we have now are the best ones Americans can expect.

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Home
Sabina Dewan

Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.

Michael McAuliff

Schumer Warns Obama's Trade Agenda May Die Without A China Currency-Manipulation Crackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama can just about kiss his trade agenda goodbye if he doesn't allow Congress to pass a measure cracking down on Chin...

Zach Carter

Obama Accused Democrats Of Lying About Trade Deal, And They Aren't Having It

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are not happy about President Barack Obama's accusation that they are being "dishonest" about his trade agenda. Last week, ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Boehner: Obama 'Needs To Step Up His Game'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that President Barack Obama “needs to step up his game” to rally more Democrats behind legislati...

Zach Carter

Hillary Clinton Agrees With Elizabeth Warren On Trade Dispute With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is opposed to a critical piece of the Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would give corporations the right to sue...