Tag: Obamatrade

Politico: Ryan Seeks Coronation

House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for the House Speakership unless conservatives surrender “unconditionally” to him, Politico reports citing sources close to Ryan.

Report: Obamatrade Undermines Intellectual Property, Crushes Freedom of Expression

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other countries contains a chapter on intellectual property rights that could impact freedom of expression, according to The Guardian. This news comes after Breitbart News reported there is a controversial chapter on immigration law within the Trade in Services Act (TiSA), another part of President Obama’s trade pact.

Obama: Pacific Trade Deal ‘Most Progressive’ Deal Ever

But President Obama acknowledges that certain economic trends would continue in spite of the deal, including lower wages for American workers and currency manipulation. He also admitted that currency manipulation rules wouldn’t be enforceable under the deal, even though labor standards and environmental standards would be enforceable.

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Donald Trump Distinguishes Himself from GOP Field on Trade

As Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls, a staple of Trump’s campaign rhetoric remains his emphasis on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States and confronting foreign competitors like China and Mexico over their unfair trading practices.

Marco Rubio Slips in Latest Poll

It’s still early in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, but things are not looking all that good for Sen. Marco Rubio. The most recent Mason-Dixon poll shows that Rubio has dropped 15 percentage points from former Governor Jeb Bush among Florida voters, in comparison to the previous Mason-Dixon poll that had Rubio and Bush virtually tied among the Republican electorate in the Sunshine State.

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Ted Cruz Hits McConnell Again On Rush’s Radio Show: ‘The Washington Cartel Is Coming After Me Hard’

“At the end of the day, it is about power and money in Washington and the people getting left behind are working men and women,” Cruz said. “Now I will say one thing that’s very encouraging, which is even though the Washington Cartel is coming after me hard—the lobbyists are backing other candidates in this presidential race—out of 16 candidates for the Republican nomination, do you know which candidate raised the most money out of all 16?”

Exclusive — Ted Cruz Hammers Everyone In Washington For Ex-Im Bank Ploy: ‘Washington Cartel At Its Worst’

Cruz had specific messages to every rank-and-file Republican, every rank-and-file Democrat and the two top GOP leaders on Capitol Hill, McConnell and Boehner, that he wants to make clear ahead of any Ex-Im effort. “To every Republican: Are you going to join with Barack Obama in perpetuating the cronyism and corporate welfare of the Export-Import Bank, or are you going to stand up and honor the promises you made to the men and women who elected you?” Cruz said.

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Alan Grayson Calls Fast-Track Unconstitutional

Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken and often controversial congressman from Florida, recently penned an opinion editorial in the Huffington Post, where he pointed out that the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)—or “Fast-Track”—is unconstitutional.

Marco Rubio Casts Deciding Vote For Obamatrade Without Even Reading It

Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, was the deciding vote necessary for the U.S. Senate to clear the final 60-vote threshold and eventually, later this week, send to President Barack Obama’s desk the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill that would fast-track at least three highly secretive trade deals that Obama has been negotiating for years.

The Breitbart Primary Expands: New Contenders, Shifting Positions

The last two weeks have shaken up the Republican presidential race, with Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), and Donald Trump jumping in. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side of the aisle, presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton has been losing ground to socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VA) amid her campaign relaunch.

Huckabee Applauds Rep. Mark Meadows for Voting Against ObamaTrade

Meadows decided to vote against House leadership on the Rule vote, prior to the final vote on Trade Promotion Authority – which grant’s President Obama fast track trade authority – because he felt the legislation was riddled with holes. Huckabee said: “I salute Congressman Mark Meadows for his backbone, courage and commitment to North Carolina workers.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump Slams Obamatrade, Stands up for American Jobs

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, GOP presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s trade agreements – especially the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which Obama argued the United States needs in order to better compete with China.

Kinzinger Channels Paul Ryan: Slams Drudge Report For ‘Misinformation’ on Obamatrade

In reference to Kinzinger also claiming it isn’t a “secret deal” – that’s also untrue. TiSA and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – two of Obama’s trade deals – have not been made public and even members of Congress can’t read them yet. Furthermore, TPP is being kept in a secured room for only House and Senate members to review – again not allowing public access.