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Obama's Best Week Ever? Pretty Much.

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

Talk about cleaning up! President Barack Obama batted the cycle this week, nabbing major victories on gay marriage and health care from the Supreme...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The 'Bizarre' Path Obama's Trade Agenda Has Taken | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama knew that getting his controversial trade agenda through Congress would be no easy task. But it's been nearly a m...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Pelosi: No Path Forward On Key Trade Measure | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) provided a grim outlook on Thursday about the future of legislation funding a worker aid p...

Ryan Grim

GOP On Trade Deal: 'No One Will Be Negotiating With Leader Pelosi On A Path Forward' | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has no plans to negotiate with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after her caucus torp...

Paige Lavender

Hillary Clinton: Obama Should Listen To Nancy Pelosi On Trade | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton encouraged President Barack Obama on Sunday to listen to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) on tra...

Friday Talking Points -- Bernie Sanders Shows Democrats What 'Family Values' Should Mean

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Trade deals are one subject (one of the very few left) which do not break down on party line. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are split over the issue, so it's not a repeat of the usual partisan battle lines. But it is a clear defeat for Obama, who lobbied hard to very little effect.

GOP, Obama On Cusp Of Fast-track Trade Victory

The Hill | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

House Republicans have set the stage for a high-stakes vote Friday to grant President Obama fast-track trade authority....

Dana Liebelson

Elizabeth Warren: I Haven't Spoken With Obama About His Secretive Trade Deal | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about his secretive Pacific Rim trade agreement despite the pa...

Samantha Lachman

McConnell Praises Obama's TPP Negotiations | 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 | 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...

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Senator: Obama Was 'Disrespectful' To Elizabeth Warren In Trade Spat | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), a leading critic of President Barack Obama's trade agenda, accused the president on Tuesday of being "disre...

Warren Hits Back At Obama

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

(Adds senators' comments on Tuesday's vote on fast track) By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Senato...

Obama Pushes Back Against Trade Critics

AP | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — When President Barack Obama promotes trade, he likes to say that 95 percent of the world's markets are outside the nation's b...

Senate Sets First Vote On Fast-Track Trade Bill Tuesday

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | 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

Democrats' Frustration With Obama Boils Over As Trade Bills Advance | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' frustration with President Barack Obama's trade agenda bubbled over Thursday, with key opponents accusing their party's leade...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Harry Reid Says 'Hell No' To Giving Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is saying “hell no” to a bipartisan deal reached last week that would grant President Barack Obama authorit...

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 ...

Jason Linkins

So, That Happened: The Podcast Barack Obama Does Not Want You To Hear | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

So, that happened: This week, we learned that President Barack Obama is really upset with our coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. So...

Jennifer Bendery

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

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Brace For Disappointment Before State Of The Union | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is ra...

Obama Has Surprising Foes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-mi...

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.

Congress Does Something, Sends Trade, Human Rights Bill To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Russian trade and human rights bill cleared Congress and headed for President Barack Obama's signature Thursday, opening new expo...

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Invitation Raises Fresh Suspicions About Secret Corporate Giveaway | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Tra...