Trump Betrays American Workers By Staffing His Cabinet With TPP Supporters

Trump's promise to drain the swamp and reject TPP appears to have been left back on the campaign trail as the president-elect is loading his cabinet with TPP supporters.

If You Burned Your New Balance Shoes, You Burned Them For No Reason At All

Context: When people attacked New Balance, the reason, ironically enough, was its opposition to the TPP, an agreement many on the left oppose

Republicans Think You’re Stupid And Believe They’ll Kill Trade Agreements Not Jobs

If Americans want to take out their rage over lost jobs, or stagnant wages, or the decline of the middle class, or the crushing income inequality plaguing the nation’s economy, they should focus their anger on Republicans.

Trump Accidentally Attacks His Own Running Mate While Trying To Bash Tim Kaine

While trying to attack Tim Kaine on TPP, Donald Trump accidentally leveled his own running mate Mike Pence.

Bernie Sanders Vows to Do Everything He Can to Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) issued a statement in which he vowed to do everything he can to defeat the TPP, saying we need trade agreements work for working families, not big corporations.

Bernie Sanders Gets Fired Up For The Debate By Targeting Hillary Clinton’s Inconsistencies

During an interview on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) got warmed up for the upcoming Democratic debate by contrasting his consistent positions on Keystone XL and TPP with Hillary Clinton's recent adoptions of popular Democratic positions.

Love It or Hate It, When Obama Puts TPP Online It Will Be the Most Transparent Deal Ever

President Obama will give Congress at least 90 days to debate the agreement after it's posted online before signing it. Love it or hate it, this commitment, when fulfilled, will make this the most transparent agreement on record.

Give Credit To Bernie Sanders For Hillary Clinton’s Opposition To TPP

With pressure mounting on her candidacy from the Bernie Sanders campaign, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Bernie Sanders Promises To Do Everything He Can To Stop TPP On The Senate Floor

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is promising that he will do everything he can in the Senate to stop TPP from being approved.

House Republicans Go On Vacation Without Voting On Fast Track

Apparently going nowhere for now in the Nation's Capital are the three pieces of stinko trade legislation that nobody wants to register a vote for or against before confronting voters.

Obama Trade Agenda Moves Forward By Barely Clearing Key Senate Hurdle 60-37

President Obama's trade agenda barely cleared a key Senate hurdle as the Senate voted 60-37 to advance the Trade Promotion Authority bill to a final vote.

Fast Track Stuck At The Station As Pelosi Leads Charge To Kill Controversial Trade Bill


The U.S. House derailed President Obama’s trade bill on Friday. The chamber rejected an amendment designed to save the trade bill  302-126. That measure would have granted financial aid to workers displaced as a result of the trade agreement. However, skeptical members of both parties struck down that amendment, leaving Obama’s controversial trade bill “stuck at the station”, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. read more

61 House Democrats Are Taking A Stand Against Corporate America

The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding mechanism for the cost of TAA for displaced workers; but they did not call for a corporate tax hike to cover the cost. Why? Because this is America and corporations get a free ride which is precisely why Washington politicians let corporations write the trade agreement in secret.

Bernie Sanders Blasts The Senate For Screwing Over Workers By Voting To Advance Trade Bill

In a fiery statement after the Senate voted to advance a bill that would give President Obama fast track trade authority, Sen. Bernie Sanders hammered the Senate for siding with corporations while harming American workers.

Unions Are Outsmarting Big Business And Winning The Battle Over Trade and TPP

Big business is getting bashed and outmaneuvered by unions who have mobilized and are winning the battle over the TPP and trade agreements.

Bernie Sanders Celebrates Victory By Promising A Long Battle To Defeat TPP

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) celebrated his victory on TPP today by promising a very long battle against the controversial trade agreement.

Obstructionist Hypocrite Mitch McConnell Throws A Tantrum After Democrats Block TPP

After Senate Democrats successfully blocked the TPP from advancing, Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to throw a hypocritical tantrum where he lectured Democrats that blocking bills was not the answer.

TPP Suffers A Major Defeat As Senate Democrats Block Fast Track Trade Authority

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) handed a big win to the opponents of TPP by getting Senate Democrats to block fast track trade authority from moving forward.

TPP On The Fast Track To Failure As Opposition To The Bill Remains United

House Republicans have been trying to gather votes for weeks, but they remain at least 20 supporters short of the number needed to pass a bill that would give President Obama fast track trade authority.

For Corporate Profits Republicans Want President Obama To Skirt Congress’ Authority

What is duplicitous and very telling about how Republicans operate, and where their only loyalties and priorities lie, is that they are pushing the President to seek unilateral authority to negotiate and sign an international trade deal; something that requires congressional approval. And yet they have done everything in their power and all but forbid him from exercising his rightful executive authority where Congress has no say according to the Constitution; like on immigration enforcement and negotiating with foreign governments.