Press Release, AFL-CIO: USTR Must End Secrecy Surrounding TTIP Negotiations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        Contact: Carolyn Bobb, 202-637-5018                                                                                                       USTR Must End Secrecy Surrounding TTIP Negotiations [A Press Release from the AFL-CIO  |  October 23, 2015] (Washington, DC October 23, 2015) – On a conference call today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX); Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Lorette Picciano, Executive Director of…

Breitbart: Exclusive — Donald Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This

Breitbart: Exclusive — Donald Trump Declares War On Obamatrade: ‘Time To Send A Real Businessman’ To White House To End This GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is hammering President Barack Obama, his administration and Congress for completely failing the American worker when it comes to trade policy—whacking the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with 12…

CNBC: Trans-Pacific Partnership: GOP candidates split on deal

There are plenty of criticisms for President Barack Obama from the Republican presidential field, but some top candidates actually support his signature trade achievement. Reposted from CNBC  |  Everett Rosenfeld  |  October 22, 2015] Others, however, characterize Obama’s Asia-Pacific trade pact as one of the president’s worst decisions. Negotiators from the United States, Japan, Australia…

The Hill: Export-Import brawl enters upper chamber

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has found himself at the center of a pitched battle over the reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank. [Reposted from The Hill  |  Kevin Cirilli  |  October 22, 2015] Supporters of the besieged bank enraged conservatives earlier this month by deploying a rarely used legislative tactic to force a vote…

WND: Paul Ryan — whose speaker would he be?

The House of Representatives must soon choose a new speaker, and some are pushing Paul Ryan as the “smart” choice. [Reposted from WND  |  Curtis Ellis  |  October 16, 2015] Let’s consider what a Ryan speakership would look like. John Boehner was detested because he ran the House of Representatives in an authoritarian style. Confronted…