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Trade Deals

U.S. Announces Trade Deals With China In Push To Reduce Deficit

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2017 | World

The United States and China have agreed to take action by mid-July to increase access for U.S. financial firms and expand trade in beef and chicken am...

Trump Skips Out On Signing Executive Orders After Reporter's Question About Flynn

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 03.31.2017 | Politics

Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony without having signed the executive orders— POLITICO (@politico) ...

Some Trade Deals on Hold after Trump's Election, but Danger Lurks in the Lesser-Known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

Deborah James | Posted 11.28.2016 | World
Deborah James

Fair Traders who are celebrating the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may see their hard work undone if the talks towards the proposed Tr...

McConnell Holds Out Hope For Trade Deals

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trade reform activists worried about Congress passing a massive trade deal in the lame-duck session after the elections can probably re...

Ford Is Making Donald Trump's Trade Argument For Him

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

The Ford Motor Company’s announcement this week that it would shift some auto manufacturing from the U.S. to Mexico has played perfectly into Donald...

The Worst Danger From The TPP

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Most of the criticism of our trade deals has focused on the very real problem of jobs and decent wages for American workers. But we hear curiously little about what, in the long run, would likely prove the worst thing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: a provision that would seriously erode our national sovereignty.

Progressives Gear Up To Kill TPP In Lame-Duck Congress

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As Hillary Clinton’s election victory appears increasingly likely, liberal groups already have their sights on the next battle: defea...

Nancy Pelosi Declares Opposition To Obama's Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has come out in opposition to the massive Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal as it’s currently w...

Trump's Acceptance Speech Promises Repudiation Of Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Remaining in the political character he has had for at least five years, Donald Trump's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention reiterated his determination to walk away from America's current policy of free trade.

Real And Phony Problems With Our Trade Deals

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

According to Mr. Trump, the United States has been had -- out-bargained and out-maneuvered by other nations. So our country gets hurt by the deals, while other nations make out like bandits. But there's no sign of that.

Trump: Some Working Class Hero

Eric Mink | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Eric Mink

Photo Bloomberg via Getty Images THE IDEA of Donald Trump as a crusader for ordinary Americans − the guy who'll fight for working class and middle ...

Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Bernie Sanders | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Bernie Sanders

Over and over again, supporters of free trade have told us that unfettered free trade would increase jobs and reduce the trade deficit.

Obama: Donald Trump A Populist? LOL.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama laid into Donald Trump on Wednesday for claiming to be a populist, saying that just because he criticizes trade d...

Pivot? Trump Doesn't Need No Stinkin' Pivot

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Donald Trump on Tuesday evening declared his fondness for torture, likened a new trade deal to the “rape of our country,”...

Donald Trump Claims That Hillary Clinton Has "No Balls"

Byron Kennard | Posted 05.07.2017 | Comedy
Byron Kennard

In an interview yesterday with the New York Times, Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's campaign manager, described the presumptive Republican nominee's ...

Bernie Sanders Says He Would Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Violate it

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

If elected president, Bernie Sanders would not simply ignore the trade deals he has called "disastrous," but would instead renegotiate them with partn...

Trump, Sanders and the Theory of the Race: Could It Really Be "Economic Nationalism?"

William Bradley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The constant media frame for the shocking-to-many success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that both campaigns represent the rejection of elites in favor of populism, albeit contradictory populisms of the right and left. Would that it were so simplistic.

Why Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Won The Michigan Primaries

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

Despite their countless differences as presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and business mogul Donald Trump have been hammering on the...

New Study Confirms: Private 'Trade' Courts Serve the Ultra-Wealthy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A new study confirms what many activists have suspected for a long time: The private courts set up by international "trade" deals heavily favor billionaires and giant corporations, and they do so at the expense of governments and people.

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

Omnibus Bill Shows Trade Deals Can, In Fact, Rewrite U.S. Laws

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A short provision tucked into the 2,009-page government spending bill will remove labels telling consumers where their beef and pork com...

The Huge Trade Deal No One Is Talking About

The Hill | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

It’s the most important international trade deal no one is talking about. Largely lost amid the furor over the recent Asia-Pacific trade deal, a sep...

Craft Beer Stars In New White House Trade Deal Push

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

If you like American craft beer, you will like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the White House. The White House is pushing back on claims ...

Making Sense of the TPP: Don't Confuse Trade With Trade Deals

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I greet claims that the TPP will boost American growth and jobs with a healthy dose of skepticism. We already trade pretty freely with most of these countries, and tariffs are low enough already that taking them down further will yield marginal, non-measurable gains.

A Conflicted Liberal Explains How Obama Is Making Trade Deals So Hard To Support

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration did no favors for Rep. Earl Blumenauer last month when it decided Maylasia should no longer be considered amon...