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House Democrats control almost 2/3 of seats (121/188) representing 20 big export-dependent metros , and the amount of Democratic voters living in manufacturing-dependent cities keep on declining , ...
by DemProgStrategist
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Sometimes, you just got to connect the dots--even when the stuff is so obvious and screams out with the truth. In this case, some evidence on why these so-called "free trade" agreements are so ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 10:32 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced S.1381 on May 19, 2015, which would have required President Obama to de-classify the Trans Pacific ...
by Stephen Benavides
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 12:01 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
There's been some notable discontent among progressives who look to Paul Krugman for his refreshing honesty on a number of topics and his willingness to state plainly when emperors are ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 187 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 06:44 AM PDT with 159 Recommends
Bernie Sanders has an article out today about TPP, and it probably does not shock you to find out he's strongly against it: Congress is now debating fast track legislation that will pave the way ...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 11:58 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
The Senate has voted to proceed to debating fast track, which essentially ensures its eventual passage. The vote is still taking place but with 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and pass the motion,
by Tasini
Comment Count 159 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 07:52 AM PDT with 124 Recommends
I've previously written that the president is a coward, hiding behind Nike and a whole host of other corporate sponsors in his pitch to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership. Probably the lowest he's ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 144 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 08:29 AM PDT with 224 Recommends
From inside the belly of the beast on trade comes an illuminating view on the secrecy around the Trans Pacific Partnership. From an insider. Who knows. And he says: Sens. Warren and Sanders, and a ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 217 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 06:56 AM PDT with 281 Recommends
Surely the Business Roundtable can do better than this. Or maybe not: Top House Republicans believe the business community is blowing its chance to clinch a trade deal. Unlike unions, they say, ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 12:27 PM PDT with 181 Recommends
Just a brief diary to call attention to Elizabeth Warren's latest statement about TPP: On Monday, Warren fired back, showing that Obama simply has not effectively enforced existing labor standards ...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 151 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 09:12 AM PDT with 185 Recommends
Now it boils down to this: can the White House and its corporate supporters find a sliver of votes in the House to pass fast track and, close on its heels, the Trans Pacific Partnership? To do that ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 12:38 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
And while I’m at it, I don’t care about George Zimmerman, either – about his day in court, about his encounters with law enforcement, about his failed relationships.
by alyceejl
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 11:14 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
A few weeks ago the question was What game is Obama playing with the TPP? A bargain? A ruse? . That question is yet to be answered. After all, should the American worker fear a ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 304 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM PDT with 114 Recommends
Give a centrist a second and less scrutinized chance to weasel and you will not be disappointed...
by PoliticalBartender
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Being a United States Senator from Vermont is a difficult job, but it pales in comparison to being President of the United States. As the junior senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders has far more ...
by ahl
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 11:46 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Just when we thought we had defeated "Fast Track" trade authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Senate Democratic "Leaders" are talking with Republicans desperately trying to put together ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 12:29 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Let's be clear: The Senate is not where the action ultimately is going to be when it comes to defeating "Fast Track" and the TPP. It will be in the House. Eventually, in my estimation, "fast track" ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 366 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 10:50 AM PDT with 259 Recommends
Investor oriented Free Trade under T.P.P. is NOT compatible with taking action to limit Global Warming. Why? Because T.P.P. (like the WTO) includes a poison pill mechanism to penalize any national ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 58 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
Click here to add your name bit.ly/1DScnOR Last week I shared with the Daily Kos community my strong opposition to the TPP Since we announced our opposition to the TPP we've ...
by nolandforcongress
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 09:14 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
It's easy enough to have very carefully choreographed appearances, say in front of a controlled crowd at Nike, where you can attack opponents without having to actually engage in a debate. But, the ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 559 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 07:26 AM PDT with 286 Recommends