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Obama Trade Policy

Michael McAuliff

NAFTA 20 Years On: Trade Deal Allowed Export Of Environmental Disasters

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report due to be released Tuesday aims to offer an object lesson to President Barack Obama: Free trade deals have high costs in uninte...

Michael McAuliff

Biden Admits Vast Obama Trade Plans Are On Ice

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House's trade plans are on hold, at least for now, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, in welcome news to many Democrats who...

A Critical Test of Leadership

Mack McLarty | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

The warning signs are clear, but so is the path forward. Now is the time for a full-court press from the White House. President Obama should be clear about the imperative of TPA and make the strong case for trade as a catalyst for job growth.

Free Trade Deal May Undermine The Internet, Environment And Public Health All At Once

Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal reacted angrily Monday to disclosures that the Obama administration is b...

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...

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.

A Trade Policy for President Obama's Second Term

Joshua Meltzer | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Joshua Meltzer

During the next four years the president should build on the trade policy progress of his first term and develop a comprehensive trade policy that does three things.

It Takes Two to Trade

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

The next four years provide dramatic opportunities for trade liberalization across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Barack Obama will use those opportunities to build a durable bipartisan consensus on trade. Mitt Romney won't.

Romney's Empty Latin Trade Promises

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

Mitt Romney says that he wants more trade with Latin America. How? By negotiating new trade agreements in the region. With which countries, exactly? He doesn't say, and frankly it's difficult to name a likely candidate.

Zach Carter

Trade Policy Could Clarify Copyright Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday received cautious praise from open Internet advocates, after it released an outline for key proposal...

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

Wayne Sayles | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Wayne Sayles

While government agencies in Washington increase surcharges and restrictions for U.S. consumers of cultural artifacts, their Chinese counterparts take advantage of the unilateral sanctions.

Getting Around Geithner

Sarah Anderson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

In the wake of the worst financial crisis in 80 years, I thought it would be a no-brainer for the U.S. government to give up its longstanding policy of banning capital controls through trade agreements.

Obama In Hawaii For Diplomatic Talks

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — Searching for help, President Barack Obama lobbied the skeptical leaders of Russia and China on Saturday for support in keeping Iran ...

Propaganda By Deed: 99% Protesters #Occupy the Senate

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

It's striking that at this late date, Senator Kerry would still be promoting a corporate-driven trade agreement by claiming that the agreement would create jobs based on an estimate of increased exports, while ignoring the issue of imports.

"Free Trade" Fakery

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This week, we'll see Congress vote on three so-called "trade agreements." Did you ever wonder why they call them "trade agreements"? So that they don't have to call them what they actually are -- treaties.

Trade Pacts Obama Is Flacking in Jobs Plan Would Increase Trade Deficit Say Government Studies

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Whatever one thinks about the idea of "free trade," the federal government's own studies predict that FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama would increase the U.S. trade deficit.

China's Latest Power Plays -- More Unfair Trade, Now Grave Threats to Our Security

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's time for our leaders to demand the integrated all-of-government approach to our trade relations with China that is the only one which is going to address the economic nightmare we find ourselves in with that country.

Obama's Trade Opportunity

Rep. Linda Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Linda Sanchez

The President has the opportunity to show the world that the U.S. is leading the charge when it comes to expanding trade fairly while guaranteeing well-being at home and abroad.

Free Trade Doesn't Work by Ian Fletcher: A Brief Review

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen Herrington

Ian Fletcher, just as relentlessly as its defenders extol free trade, explores the paths to breaking the institutionalizing of it, and finding alternatives for balancing it.

White House Green Trade Agenda an Opportunity for Global Leadership

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

Environmentally-friendly trade policies offer fresh opportunities to deliver benefits for American businesses and workers, provided that the Obama administration can see them through.

"Buy American" Sounds Patriotic, But The Protectionist Policy Could Start A Trade War

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Perhaps too much time has passed since the fthe 1930s. The "Buy American" provisions are dangerous protectionist policies thinly guised as feel-good patriotism.

Ron Kirk Selected to Deliver on Obama's Campaign Pledge to Reform U.S. Trade Policies

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Whether Ron Kirk is a good choice for trade representative will be determined by his ability to deliver on creating a new trade and globalization policy that benefits more Americans.

Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians Turn Bitter

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Obama tells Californians it's natural that the economically disenfranchised heartland turns to guns, religion, and xenophobia.

Obama Exclusive (Audio): On V.P And Foreign Policy, Courting the Working Class, and Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Here is the full audio from Senator Barack Obama's fundraiser hosted at a home in Pacific Heights, San Francisco on Sunday, April 6, 2008.