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Obama Trade Deals

HuffPost's DC Chief Responds To Obama's Warning Not To Read The Site

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media

President Obama told House Democrats on Thursday to avoid reading The Huffington Post, ironically just before his own blog went up on the site. While ...

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...

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Is a Pending Disaster

Robert Reich | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The administration says the trade deal will boost U.S. exports in the fast-growing Pacific basin where the United States faces growing economic competition from China. The TPP is part of Obama's strategy to contain China's economic and strategic prowess. Fine. But the deal will also allow American corporations to outsource even more jobs abroad. In other words, the TPP is a Trojan horse in a global race to the bottom, giving big corporations and Wall Street banks a way to eliminate any and all laws and regulations that get in the way of their profits.

Celebrate Imports

Benjamin Powell | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Benjamin Powell

Many people focus on exports because they mistakenly focus on visible jobs. When an export industry grows, we can easily see the jobs created and the people who work in them.

A Critical Test of Leadership

Mack McLarty | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

The warning signs are clear, but so is the path forward. Now is the time for a full-court press from the White House. President Obama should be clear about the imperative of TPA and make the strong case for trade as a catalyst for job growth.

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Pressure Pelosi To Block Obama's Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives are leaning on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to follow the lead of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Ne...

Obama: 'We've Been A Little Bit Lazy'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Speaking to a group of CEOs this weekend President Barack Obama said the U.S. has "been a little bit lazy" about performing in the global marketplace....

Obama India Trip: President Announces $10 Billion In Trade Deals

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India — Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobs-creating giant for hurt...