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Democratic Debate Preview

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Next Tuesday, we will finally get some degree of parity in the world of televised presidential debates, as the Democrats come together for the first time to make their case to the American public.

Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against TPP

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

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WATCH: Wall Street Reacts to TPP Agreement

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 10.06.2015 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, Wall Street responds to news that a deal has been made for the TPP, the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Despite Deal, Resistance to TPP Grows in All Corners

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Protesters warned about the problems the Pacific Rim trade deal could bring to people around the world. Whether it's jobs being shipped overseas and wages being driven down in the U.S., medicine prices going through the roof, more pollution or unsafe food and products heading to our shores as a result of this bad trade deal, that wasn't enough to sway TPP negotiators.

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

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.06.2015 | 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.

The TPP Fails To Represent Domestic US Manufacturing Interests

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

This morning, the White House announced the clinching of a TPP trade deal. Unfortunately, the agreement negotiated by President Obama is completely inadequate to serve the interests of America's manufacturers, industrial workers, farmers, and other segments of the U.S. economy. 

Obama's Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta.  The actual text of the ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Disaster

Ian Fletcher | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The TPP is also a profoundly anti-democratic agreement which signs away our right to govern our own economy. Despite being nominally a "trade" agreement, it contains provisions which interfere with areas well beyond the bounds of trade.

Trade Deal Faces Initial Skepticism In Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders 'Disappointed' By Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he was disappointed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership Pacific...

Officials Reached Deal On TPP

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in ...

Four Reasons Not To Trust The TPP To Save Endangered Animals

Ben Beachy | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Ben Beachy

We do not need to rely on another unenforceable trade deal that may, in fact, pose threats to their habitats. Other more effective tools exist to reduce illegal wildlife trade -- ones that are free of the TPP's threats to the environment.

China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve As A Warning About TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.

China Protects its Workers; America Doesn't Bother

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Currency manipulation violates free market principals, but for China, doing it makes sense. This potent action by a major economic competitor raises the question of when the United States government is going to stop pretending currency manipulation doesn't exit.

Why A Democrat Is Now Blocking An Obama Nominee

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is blocking an Obama nominee for deputy U.S. trade representative over the administration's refusal to gran...

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

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

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When the Real World Confronts Trade Theories, the Real World Wins

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

TPP covers a whole lot more than what we would think of as "trade." Regardless, let's look here at the idea that expanding trade is always good.

Obama Political Staff Overruled Human Rights Experts On Slavery Report

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top diplomats at the State Department repeatedly overruled human rights experts in the crafting of a recent report on human trafficking...

Pacific Rim Free Trade Talks Fail To Seal Deal

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

By Ami Miyazaki and Krista Hughes LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31 (Reuters) - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade...

Leaked Cables Contradict Clinton's Claims On TPP Trade Agreement

International Business Times | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday attempted to distance herself from the controversial 12-nation trade deal known as ...

Obama Shrugs Off Global Slavery To Protect Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration outraged human rights advocates on Monday by removing Malaysia from its list of the world's worst human traffi...

Governing, Part Time Work and Overtime

Tom Allon | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

It seems like our Lame Duck President is working more than full time in his last 500 days. At least someone in public office is providing constituents with their money's worth.

How Free Trade Can Lead to Healthy and Active Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

President Obama, Congressional Republican leaders, and foreign national leaders in the TPP should consider the theme of aging populations as they hammer out the deal's final details -- and try to win public favor.

Grassroots Power: A Key Part of Winning on Trade

Courtenay Lewis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Courtenay Lewis

We can only truly win the fight to stop dangerous trade deals and rules if we don't give up, keep building on this incredible movement, and recognize that even in the face of a fast track loss, the even bigger wins are ahead.

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

A Malaysian Muslim man sits amid coffins in a pit during re-burial of remains found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, on June 22, 20...