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The Progressive Movement Continues to Mature and Grow

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

So whether this movement is called "populist" or "Progressive" or plain old "liberal," what matters is that it is starting to see success in its efforts to ensure that the well-being of the People becomes our leaders' first and foremost priority again, and not that of the handful of self-indulgent corporatists.

Obama, Boehner Discuss Range Of Issues During Rare Private Meeting

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) have met for about an hour at the White House, their first one-on...

A Clean Environment Is Not for Trade

Ilana Solomon | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

As trade negotiators meet in Singapore, they should take heed from these members of Congress. And members of Congress should note that a strong environment chapter is critical, but not sufficient to protect the environment and our climate from the risks of the TPP.

Ukraine, Venezuela and Across the Globe: Mystical Activism?

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Let me start out by saying that the notion of meditating or praying to change the world usually annoys me for a number of reasons. As an American surr...

Ryan Grim

Here's Why Obama Can't Get Democrats To Back His Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The veal pen is becoming a dangerous place. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman -- President Barack Obama's top trade official ...

Here's Why Obama Is At Odds With Fellow Democrats

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a "fast track" to congressional passage. Bu...

Obama Trade Officials Received Hefty Bonuses From Big Banks

Republic Report | Lee Fang | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Officials tapped by the Obama administration to lead the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations have received multimillion dollar bonuses from C...

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...

2013 Trade Data Show Why Fast Tracking a TPP NAFTA Expansion Is a Very Bad Idea

Lori Wallach | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The only good news in the just-released 2013 U.S. trade data is that it can only reinforce growing congressional and public opposition to more-of-the-same trade agreements.

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker's Opponent Comes Out Against Major Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The economy has been the driving issue in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, with Gov. Scott Walker (R) and his Democratic opponent Mary ...

Obama's Free Trade Disagreement

The New York Times | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration’s negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreement, have become a test of the compatibility of ...

Following the SOTU, Will Anything Change?

Pearl Korn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The president did not start his speech with the usual "The state of our union is strong," presumably because that would be a lie.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

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.

The Right to Clean Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper My son went to the faucet for a glass of water to drink. It came out clean, clear, a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Touts Rare Alliance With Obama On Trade To Highlight Dem Division

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republican leaders seized on the divide between President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats over trade on Thursday, one da...

A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

With major trade negotiations now underway in the Atlantic and Pacific -- plus separate multilateral talks progressing on services and IT products -- we have a historic opportunity to enact such an agenda and drive long-term growth in the digital economy.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: 'I'm Against Fast Track'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) appears not to have been swayed by President Barack Obama's State of the Union appeal to Cong...

Conserving Nature Is Good Trade Policy

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

We don't have to trade our planet's future to boost trade among nations. A major trade agreement among these countries that includes strong environmental obligations could provide critical new protections for some of our planet's important natural resources.

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Brace For Disappointment Before State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is ra...

Why America’s Strategic Rebalance Is Really Just Retreat

John Feffer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The lumbering aircraft carrier known as the United States should be executing a pivot that lives up to its name: a shift from the martial to the pacific. Instead, it's just roiling the waters and leaving instability in its wake.

Fast-Tracking the Future, TPP Style

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's food for thought: Fast-tracking could become the model for a new and profoundly subversive model of governance -- one in which elected government becomes little more than an afterthought to corporate-backed deal-making. It's not hard to imagine a dystopian future where this becomes the norm.

Obama's State of the Union Dilemma: Pushing Fast Track for TPP Would Increase Income Inequality

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Either Obama can prioritize a battle against income inequality or he can push more NAFTA-style trade agreements and the trade authority to railroad them through Congress, but he cannot do both.

CEO or Caveman?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Honeywell CEO David Cote ran into trouble last week when he testified in favor of a big free trade deal before the Senate Finance Committee. After ent...

An Enduring Legacy -- The Democratic Party and Free and Open Trade

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

There can be little doubt, looking back at global architecture established by the leaders of the Democratic Party at the end of WWII, that free and open trade was seen as inextricably linked to the promotion of democracy and political liberty around the world.