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Keeping Up With the Times and the Democratic Party

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Here's the real message behind the congressional votes on fast-track authority and trade-adjustment assistance: Democrats will no longer support major trade agreements that cost American jobs and create further downward pressure on wages, especially as inequality continues to accelerate.

Sam Levine

Obama Thanks Congress For Giving Him Fast-Track Trade Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama praised members of Congress on Tuesday for granting "fast-track" trade authority, which will allow him to negotia...

Congress Tries To Resurrect Obama's Trade Agenda

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conc...

Hillary Clinton's Comments On Trade Deal Create A Dilemma For Obama

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

By Krista Hughes, Richard Cowan and James Oliphant WASHINGTON/CONCORD, N.H., June 15 (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton complicated President Barack Obama...

Obama's Trade Defeat Threatens Second-Term Agenda

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican leaders in Congress face long odds in trying to revive trade legislation after a telling defeat eng...

Obama Drops In On Congressional Baseball Game On Eve Of Trade Vote

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - On the eve of a vote in Congress that could determine the fate of his Pa...

Even These GOP Presidential Candidates Agree With Elizabeth Warren On Obama's Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

As Congress considers whether to give President Barack Obama "fast-track authority" to negotiate a trade deal with 11 Pacific countries, some GOP pres...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Why Is The U.S. Desperate To OK Slavery In Malaysia?

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday night, in an impressive display of dysfunction, the U.S. Senate approved a controversial trade bill with a provision that the ...

Senate Approves 'Fast Track' For Obama's Trade Deal

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's ...

Senate Advances Fast-Track Trade Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

(Adds rejection of currency rules mandating sanctions) By Richard Cowan and Jason Lange WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - T...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The Hidden 'Betrayal' In Obama's Trade Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress prepares to give President Barack Obama expedited powers to "fast-track" trade deals through Congress, many U.S. steel mills...

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...

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...

Obama: Warren 'Absolutely Wrong' On Trade Deal

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama dismissed a liberal senator's warning that "fast-track" trade authorization being considered by...

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...

A Trade Pact in the Corporate Interest

William Spriggs | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
William Spriggs

Spurred on by powerful multinational corporations and aided by their corporate lobbyists, the administration wants Congress to sign a blank check for yet another "free trade" deal, with the same inadequate safeguards as previous failed deals.

Watch This Democrat Make The Case For Why Obama's Trade Deal Is Awful

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

After President Barack Obama accused critics of his proposed trade deal of being wrong on the facts, one member of Congress released a lengthy video e...

Gandhi's Dream #1: Replace TPP with PPP

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Have you heard? There is a massive "free trade" agreement being negotiated in secret without your knowledge or participation by your elected representatives.

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: The Obama Trade Deal Elizabeth Warren Hates Gets A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

So that happened. This week we look at one Washington State community in which the battle for a $15 minimum wage has been won, discuss the latest deve...

Obama To Democratic Trade Critics: 'I Take That Personally'

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama fought back on Thursday against the biggest domestic obstacle to the Pacific trade pact he wants to conclude before...

After Getting Called Out, Elizabeth Warren Accuses Obama Of Deliberately Hiding Trade Details

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on President Barack Obama to make details of the trade pact he is negotiating public a day after Obama said tha...

Obama: Elizabeth Warren Is Simply Wrong On TPP

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others who are opposed to a new trade deal that he is negotiating on Tuesday, sa...

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 ...

Nancy Pelosi Hopes To Push Obama Trade Agenda While Meeting Democratic Concerns

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to find a way to grant the Obama adminis...

Zach Carter

Republicans Defend Obama's Trade Pact While Pressing To Deregulate Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday offered to help President Barack Obama pass a sweeping trade package, while pressing for measures to dereg...