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"Forty-five of the 50 private corporations historically responsible for the most climate-disrupting emissions would be empowered to challenge climate policies" if the TPP and TTIP are implemented, the Sierra Club said

Trans-Pacific Partnership Beloved by Hollywood, Tanked by Brexit

Media and entertainment companies stood to gain the most from passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)– so it is not surprising that the industry’s stock index lost $20 billion in the first two trading days after the UK vote for “Brexit.”

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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.

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Hillary Clinton Shifts Away from Obamatrade: Find Out ‘What’s in It’ First

“The president should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with Nancy Pelosi, who had expressed their concerns about the impact that a weak agreement would have on our workers to make sure we get the best strongest deal possible,” Clinton said. “And if we don’t get it, there should be no deal.”

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Senate Dems Rebuff Obama Measure — Block Fast Track Trade Authority

The trade effort has put Republican leadership in an unusual position, supporting an Obama agenda item as members of the President’s own party push against it — witness Obama’s recent public sparring with fast-track opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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Obama: Dems Acting Like GOP, Political Arguments Against TPP Aren’t Accurate

Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews,” President Obama said the many Democrats against the Trans-Pacific Partnership fast track are “making political arguments that aren’t always entirely accurate,” like “the other side.” Obama said, “This is better than the Colombian