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Obama Trade Policy

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Dem Senator: Obama Has Been Pushing Foreign Policy Through Trade All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it became clear that President Barack Obama's trade agenda would make it through Congress, a top Democratic voice on foreign...

Obama's Trade Drama Haunts Him Overseas

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama's politically fraught trade quest in Washington trailed him across the Atlantic Sunday, as he met with ...

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...

Trade Deal Leads To Strange Bedfellows

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate o...

Why President Obama Is Wrong on Trade

David Singh Grewal | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
David Singh Grewal

Can reasonable people disagree about the issues at hand in the TPP and TTIP? Absolutely. The president is wrong to suggest that his supporters in Congress and beyond are irresponsible when they question these agreements -- particularly given that his administration continues to keep them classified as a "national security" matter.

DOCUMENT: Obama's Trade Deal Hands Powerful Legal Weapon To Foreign Corporations

The New York Times | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for ...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Warn Obama They Don't Have His Back On Trade Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With President Barack Obama declaring on Tuesday his intentions to push for legislation giving him authority to move forward unilaterall...

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.

Michael McAuliff

NAFTA 20 Years On: Trade Deal Allowed Export Of Environmental Disasters

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report due to be released Tuesday aims to offer an object lesson to President Barack Obama: Free trade deals have high costs in uninte...

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...

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.

Free Trade Deal May Undermine The Internet, Environment And Public Health All At Once

Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal reacted angrily Monday to disclosures that the Obama administration is b...

Lawmakers Urge Obama To Include Currency Rules In Trade Agreement

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of over half of the members of the U.S. House of Representative have signed a letter urging Presid...

Congress Wants Role In White House's Trade Push

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has embarked on an aggressive trade agenda that could lower barriers and increase U.S. exports to many of ...

Global Trade: The Fierce Urgency Of Today

Suresh Kumar | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Suresh Kumar

Government support for globally engaged American businesses is required now, not sometime in the future. The reality of our times is that all exporting countries are targeting the same faster-growing markets and an emerging middle class today, not in the future.

A Trade Policy for President Obama's Second Term

Joshua Meltzer | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Joshua Meltzer

During the next four years the president should build on the trade policy progress of his first term and develop a comprehensive trade policy that does three things.

It Takes Two to Trade

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

The next four years provide dramatic opportunities for trade liberalization across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Barack Obama will use those opportunities to build a durable bipartisan consensus on trade. Mitt Romney won't.

Romney's Empty Latin Trade Promises

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

Mitt Romney says that he wants more trade with Latin America. How? By negotiating new trade agreements in the region. With which countries, exactly? He doesn't say, and frankly it's difficult to name a likely candidate.

Zach Carter

Trade Policy Could Clarify Copyright Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday received cautious praise from open Internet advocates, after it released an outline for key proposal...

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

Wayne Sayles | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Wayne Sayles

While government agencies in Washington increase surcharges and restrictions for U.S. consumers of cultural artifacts, their Chinese counterparts take advantage of the unilateral sanctions.

Getting Around Geithner

Sarah Anderson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

In the wake of the worst financial crisis in 80 years, I thought it would be a no-brainer for the U.S. government to give up its longstanding policy of banning capital controls through trade agreements.

Obama In Hawaii For Diplomatic Talks

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — Searching for help, President Barack Obama lobbied the skeptical leaders of Russia and China on Saturday for support in keeping Iran ...

Propaganda By Deed: 99% Protesters #Occupy the Senate

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

It's striking that at this late date, Senator Kerry would still be promoting a corporate-driven trade agreement by claiming that the agreement would create jobs based on an estimate of increased exports, while ignoring the issue of imports.