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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...

Washington's Multiple Hostage-Takings, Betrayals & The TPP Corporate Power Grab: Failure of Political Duopoly Cries for Alternatives

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The consequent wealth concentration at the top coupled with worker insecurity are symptoms of economic crisis, as well as a crisis of democracy.

Emulating Gabriel Heatter

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Jerry Waxman

If you're of a certain age (at least 65 and over) you remember what radio was like in the 1940s and 1950s before commercial television took hold.

The Trade-y Bunch

Mike Lux | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The actual performance of NAFTA versus the promises made shows its abject failure. Further worsening the case for the TPP is that the process in negotiating the trade deal is highly secretive, and the public doesn't like what little it is hearing.

Zach Carter

This Is Why Democrats Don't Trust Obama On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's top trade official angered some House Democrats last month by privately backtracking from public vows to ensu...

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.

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 ...

Fast Track to Nowhere: America's Failed Trade Policy

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The inescapable reality is that the U.S. has pursued a globalization strategy that is a calamitous failure. This isn't the time to pursue more, better, bigger trade accords. This is a time for a fundamental reassessment. This isn't a radical conclusion. Consider three perspectives.

Obama Heads Into Talks With Mexico, Canada Amidst Political Limitations

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor...

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...

Biden Remark Casts Doubt On Fate Of Controversial Trade Deal

New York Times | MARK LANDLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday acknowledged that Congress will not grant President Obama fast-track trade promotion authority, which ana...

No Fast Track to TPP: Fix NAFTA First

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Trade done right can lift people on all sides of all borders. It can and does increase prosperity. But the way the giant corporations have captured and rigged the current negotiating process is hurting our country -- and the rest of the world.

Obama To Visit Japan, Three Other Asian Countries In April

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April...

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 ...

Selling the President's Ambitious Trade Agenda

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Judging by congressional reaction to the trade elements in the State of the Union, President Obama still has his work cut out for him if he's going to sell his plan to reticent Democrats and Republicans.

Americans In Dark About Just How High The Stakes Are For Free Trade Agreement

The New York Times | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

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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 ...

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 Fast Track to Eroding Our Rights

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Think corporate lobbying power goes mostly unchecked now? Under the TPP, things would look far bleaker.

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.

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...

Rather Than Jobs Creator, TPP is the Biggest Corporate Power Grab

Michele Swenson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Even as President Obama chooses to highlight growing income inequality in his State of the Union address, his administration seeks to "fast track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The State of the Union Address

Ali Wyne | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Ali Wyne

What are America's long-term strategic objectives? Relative U.S. decline has created a paradox: by exposing America's growing inability to underpin the international system, it has also cast greater light on the (present) inability of any other country or coalition to replace the U.S. in that role.

Has NAFTA Benefited Americans?

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

By this question, I mean the American people -- not America, our country, nor American corporations. There can be diplomatic benefits to trade agreements, such as strengthening our relationships with countries that are allies in the world's political arena.