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Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

Enemy Within: Top TPP Negotiator Now Part of Trump Administration

One of the chief negotiators and public advocates for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been named as President Trump’s new special assistant on international trade, investment, and development for the National Economic Council. Andrew Quinn is a former deputy chief negotiator of the TPP who was named to the National Economic Council on Monday by NEC Director Gary Cohn.

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Reuters: Trade Could Doom Clinton

Luciana Lopez and Amanda Becker write the following for Reuters: “When it comes to trade policy, Hillary Clinton is taking heat from all sides.”


Exclusive: Concerns Grow on Capitol Hill Over Lame Duck ObamaTrade

There is growing concern and opposition on Capitol Hill that President Obama’s unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bill will be voted on during the “lame-duck” session, which will take place once voters have cast their ballots in the November 2016 election.

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Marco Rubio Distances Himself from TPP as ‘Pillar’ of His Presidency

Marco Rubio—who declared the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be one of three essential “pillars” of a Rubio Presidency—is now taking issue with a Wall Street Journal news report that lists Rubio as supporting the unpopular Obamatrade pact he voted to fast-track.

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Obama Posts Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

“It’s the highest standard trade agreement in history,” Obama wrote in an introduction to the text he posted on Medium. “I know that past trade agreements haven’t always lived up to the hype. That’s what makes this trade agreement so different, and so important.”

President Barack Obama speaks at the Rutgers University-Newark S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice on November 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Obama spoke on the difficulties formerly-incarcerated people face when re-entering society after serving time in prison and new initiatives to help support those going through the process. …

White House Responds To Hillary Clinton Over Trade Opposition

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is wondering how Hillary Clinton could know exactly what is in the Trans-Pacific Trade partnership, since the text hasn’t been released yet. Earnest said that the full text would be published with plenty of time for review before Congress takes a vote on it.

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Obama: TPP ‘The Best Possible Deal For American Workers’

President Obama promoted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as “the best possible deal for American workers” during Saturday’s Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody.  This week, after five years of effort with eleven other nations, we reached agreement on a


CNN’s Borger: Hillary’s TPP Flip-Flop ‘Pretty Damning’

CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger said Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s position change on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is “pretty damning” on Thursday’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” Host Erin Burnett asked, “According to CNN, Hillary


Obama Warns Of ‘Misinformation’ Over Trade Agreement

President Obama is warning business leaders and government employees that there would likely be “misinformation” published on his new trade agreement, although he promised to fulfill his vow to post the text publicly for everyone to read.

President Barack Obama meets with agriculture and business leaders at the Department of Agriculture October 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The President discussed the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for American businesses and workers. Flanking the president are Victoria Espinel, CEO, The Software Alliance and Bob Stallman, Jr., President, American …

Marco Rubio: Obama Shouldn’t Cancel Chinese President Visit

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Sen. Marco Rubio called for President Obama to downgrade rather than cancel his planned state visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, arguing that it was still important to communicate the interests of the United States.

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