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Trans Pacific Partnership

Secret Obamatrade Deal: America, the Next Detroit?

Iris Mack | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Iris Mack

Journalist and talk show host Bankole Thompson interviewed me about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (aka Obamatrade), a trade bill being fast-tracked through the U.S. Senate. To listen to our conversation, please click on the audio player here.

Zach Carter

Hillary Clinton Has 'Real Concerns' With Obama's Trade Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday that although she has "real concerns" about the major trade pact President Barack Obama ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Debate Reveals Absurd Level Of Trade Deal Secrecy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A revealing conversation on the Senate floor Thursday showed precisely how secretive President Barack Obama's pending trade deals are, a...

The TPP Must Be Defeated

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

This is not "free trade." This is the race to the bottom. While we must help poor people around the world improve their standard of living, we can do that without destroying the American middle class.

U.S. Foreign Policy for an Evolving World

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

Meanwhile, several Republican presidential hopefuls have already begun laying out their foreign policy plans, which are notable for their criticisms of Obama's handling of world affairs.

Zach Carter

Progressive Group Targets Democrats With New Ads Linking Trade Deal To Medicare Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Progressive activist group CREDO Action is targeting congressional Democrats with a new online ad campaign accusing them of supporting Medicare cuts b...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Calls Trade Push By Obama And GOP 'Insanity'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push by President Barack Obama and Republicans for gigantic new trade deals meets the definition of insanity, Senate Minority Leader...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Pushes Back Against Environmentalist Trade Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday released a report documenting its efforts to protect the environment through trade enforcement, th...

Dana Liebelson

Elizabeth Warren: I Haven't Spoken With Obama About His Secretive Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Zach Carter

Human Trafficking Still Plagues Obama's Trade Ambitions

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Tuesday threatened to do "everything possible to have a floor fight" if President Barack Obama undercut...

Why We Should Be Very Concerned About What's Hidden Inside Obama's Trade Deal

POLITICO | MICHAEL WESSEL | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

"You need to tell me what’s wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago,” a frustrated President Barack Obama recently c...

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Urges State Department To Release Emails As Soon As Possible

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called for the immediate release of email correspondence sent during her tenure as secretary of state, saying...

Let the Public Read the Completed Parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

Basic facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are under public dispute. Fast track must not be approved until this is cleared up. We the People deserve to know what is being voted on with fast track.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is About More Than Trade

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Our country is engaged in what will be a prolonged competition with China for world superiority. Given China's huge population advantage over the U.S., history suggests that we are in for a tough slog. China cannot challenge us militarily, at least for now, but the real contest between our countries is for world economic leadership, which is what the TPP is really all about.

The Incredible Arrogance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Crowd

Dean Baker | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

There are few policies that show the split between elite opinion and everyone else as clearly as trade policy. On trade we see a remarkable convergence of the leadership of both parties against their base, with the elites firmly behind the leadership against what they view as the ignorance of the masses.

Donald Trump Will End Outsourcing If President

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Flirting with a 2016 presidential bid, Trump is striking a populist chord with his stance on trade, and it's a departure from that of the Republican establishment and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Trade and the Enforcement Issue

Mike Lux | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I wanted to throw another thing into the whole trade discussion today, and that is the issue of enforcement: Why are we to have any faith in the language of these trade deals on labor, the environment or anything else if the administration won't enforce the rules of trade that already exist?

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Details Obama's Broken Trade Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) issued a report Monday morning detailing decades of failed trade enforcement by American presidents incl...

Is Jeb's Mulligan on Iraq Convincing or a Tar Baby He Can't Escape?

Mark Green | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Jeb and TPP had second chances this week -- will they work? And what explains Stephanopoulos's gift to the Clinton Foundation? Rich Lowry and David Corn of National Review and Mother Jones debate these three "oops's". Then: who's "stupid" -- Dems for linking Amtrak funding and the Philly derailing or Boehner for de-linking them?

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...

Democratic Senator Backtracks On Criticism Of Elizabeth Warren By Admitting The Truth About Washington

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Saturday backtracked from recent comments in which she seemed to suggest that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was get...

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/15/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.15.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The thrill might be gone, now that B.B. King has passed away. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week. Here ...

Jesse Rifkin

Secret Trade Deal Serves Up Toxic Food, Advocates Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers and safety advocates threw food into the fight over fast-tracking a giant Pacific trade bill Thursday, demanding th...

Zach Carter

Canada Just Threw A Grenade Into Elizabeth Warren's Trade Fight With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...