Fast Track Trade Authority

Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fourth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top eight candidates, and another for four …

Donald Trump Nukes Obamatrade

In Tuesday nights’s Republican debate, Donald Trump further distinguished himself from the other top-polling GOP presidential candidates by expressing his adamant opposition to the massive 5,554-page TransPacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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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.


Exclusive — Gov. Perry on Obamatrade: ‘I Don’t Trust This President’

“I always like to preface all of this with, I’m a free trader, I’m for selling American products everywhere,” said Perry. “I’m a very strong proponent of economic development and trade. America can compete with anybody in the world…you give us a level playing field, and American workers will compete anywhere in the world. And we make good products, and our agricultural products are the best in the world.”

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Bernie Sanders Bashes Obamatrade, ‘Continuation of Failed Trade Policy’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says passing a pending trade agreement would be “a continuation of failed trade policy” that has resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of manufacture facilities and American jobs. He added that corporations have had to shut down in America and move to China and Mexico – losing thousands of jobs here in the United States.


Sen. Sessions Myth-Busts Obama Trade Effort

With the Senate poised to vote to end debate on Obama’s fast-track trade legislation, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is continuing his assault on the effort. Wednesday, Sessions took on arguments for the trade deal with a series of what he office says

Wednesday on PBS "NewsHour," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urged President Barack Obama …

Warren to Obama: Be as Transparent as Bush 43 on Trade

Wednesday on PBS “NewsHour,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urged President Barack Obama to make his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal public and said that President George W. Bush made the details of his trade negotiations public. “What worries me here is about


Halperin: Hillary Avoiding Trade Position Shows ‘A Lack of Leadership’

Wednesday on Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect,” co-host Mark Halperin said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, avoiding to comment on the current fast track trade battle between Senate Democrats and

Tuesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said President Barack Obama was …

Sherrod Brown Declines Opportunity to Apologize to Obama

Tuesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said President Barack Obama was “disrespectful” toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) when he called her by her first name while criticizing her for opposing his fast track trade legislation. Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” White House


NBC’s Jansing: Dems Trade Block ‘Clearly Stinging Defeat’ for Obama

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” NBC senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing discussed Senate Democrats on Tuesday  filibustering a President Barack Obama-supported fast-track trade legislation and said it was “clearly a stinging defeat” “Obviously this was a test of his clout

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Carly Fiorina: Reality Never Matches Obama’s Selling Points

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Hewlett Packard CEO and Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina said since President Barack Obama’s selling points never match what is in the legislation he is pushing, she can not support giving him a fast

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Rick Perry Comes Out in Favor of Obama Trade Deal

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry came out in favor of President Barack Obama’s secret trade deal on Thursday, joining just two of his fellow Republicans in the 2016 hunt—most of the rest are either deathly silent or adamantly opposed—Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

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McConnell: Working With Obama An ‘Out of Body Experience’

“It’s been almost an out of body experience but we’ve been working closely with the White House,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says about working with President Obama. “We’re working together to try to get it across the finish line.”