The Baseline Scenario: Why Is The White House Threatening To Veto An Imaginary Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)?

At today’s daily briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest communicated the president’s threat to veto any trade promotion authority (TPA) that “could undermine the independence or ability of the Federal Reserve to make monetary policy decisions”.  (The question was posed at minute 42:50, Mr. Earnest’s answer starts at 43:31, and the lead up to this…

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NeFU: NeFU Brings Country Support for COOL to DC

Posted on May 22, 2015 For Immediate Release                                                                Contact:  John Hansen 402-476-8815 Nebraska Farmers Union Brings Country Support for COOL to Washington, DC LINCOLN (May 22, 2015) – Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) sent two of their state leaders to Washington, DC…

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NYT: This Time, Senate Votes to Advance Trade Pact

WASHINGTON — A flurry of last-minute deal-making on the Senate floor Thursday rescued President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda from defeat, advancing legislation that would empower the president to complete a sweeping, 12-nation Pacific trade accord. [Reposted from The New York Times  |  Jonathan Weisman  |  May 21, 2015] The bill, the first to grant a…

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