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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...

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...

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Deal Rewards A Brutally Anti-Gay Dictator -- And LGBT Lawmakers Are Not Pleased

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prominent LGBT members of Congress assailed the Obama administration on Wednesday for including Brunei and Malaysia -- two nations deepl...

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 ...

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.

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...