Philly.com: On trade, Pelosi does GOP a favor

When Nancy Pelosi pleaded with her Democratic colleagues to “slow down the fast-track to get to a better deal for the American people,” the House minority leader inadvertently helped the GOP. By pulling the plug on President Obama’s crony corporatist trade deal, Pelosi effectively held Republicans back from colluding with an unpopular president to fully…

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Lori Wallach: Fast Track Down

The Fast Track trade authority package was rejected Friday because two years of effort by a vast corporate coalition, the White House and GOP leaders — and weeks of deals swapped for yes votes — could not assuage a majority in the House of Representatives facing constituents’ concerns that more of the same trade policy…

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Peter Morici: Trade pact is a bad deal for workers

Congress should not grant President Barack Obama authority to conclude another free-trade agreement in Asia. Such a deal would lower American wages and exacerbate income inequality. [Reposted from the blog of Peter Morici  |  Peter Morici  |  June 12, 2015] The Trans-Pacific Partnership would eliminate tariffs and lower other regulatory barriers to trade and investment…

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