Pat Choate: Obama vs. Warren on Trade

An editorial by Pat Choate, a CPA supporter and author of “Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong”. President Obama is escalating his personal attacks on Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) because of her opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  On Saturday May 9, 2016, he not only asserted in an interview with Yahoo that her opposition…

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Salon: The 10 biggest lies you’ve been told about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Today, the Senate makes a critical test vote on the Obama Administration’s trade agenda, kicking off a process that the White House hopes to end with the signing of an agreement between 12 nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In preparation for this vote, President Obama has been deliberately antagonizing his critics, mostly liberal Democrats. Senator Elizabeth Warren…

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The Washington Post: Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama: Here’s what they’re really fighting about

In an interview with Yahoo News that ran over the weekend, President Obama intensified his push-back against Elizabeth Warren and other critics of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, flatly declaring that Warren is “absolutely wrong.” That came after a speech Obama delivered at Nike headquarters, in which he continued making an expansive case for…

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Fresno Bee: Valley labor, environmental interests press Costa to oppose fast-track on trade agreement

Representatives of labor unions, the Sierra Club and Central Valley-Sierra Progressives gathered Thursday in front of Rep. Jim Costa’s district office in downtown Fresno to urge the Democratic legislator to oppose a streamlined approval process for a politically divisive trade pact backed by President Obama. [Reposted from The Fresno Bee  |  Tim Sheehan  |  May…

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Politico: McConnell tees up critical vote

Mitch McConnell is calling Harry Reid’s bluff. With his move to tee up a critical trade vote for Tuesday, the Senate majority leader challenged Reid (D-Nev.) to make good on his threat to block movement on trade until the Senate determines a strategy for surveillance legislation and highway funding. [Reposted from Politico  |  Sueng Min…

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The Hill: Top Dem: Obama’s trade push falling short

The Obama administration’s full-court press on trade isn’t racking up enough Democratic votes to move the president’s agenda through Congress, Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) said Thursday. [Reposted from The Hill  |  Vicki Needham  |  May 7, 2015] The Obama administration’s full-court press on trade isn’t racking up enough Democratic votes to move the president’s agenda…

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