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  • The Secret Global Court – Why Corporate Criminals and Corrupt Politicians Desperately Want the TPP

    09/18/2016 5:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    desultoryheroics.com ^ | 9/15/16 | Michael Krieger
    Obama needs to ensure he gets well compensated after leaving office for a job well done protecting, defending and further enriching the global oligarch class. This is precisely why he’s so adamant about passing the TPP during the upcoming lame duck session of Congress, when he knows “representatives” who no longer face reelection can be coerced or bribed into voting for this monumental public betrayal. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ins’t really a free trade deal, it’s a way for global oligarchs to consolidate, grow and protect their enormous wealth. The investor-state dispute settlement system (ISDS) is perhaps the most nefarious...
  • Kasich Wants to Burn Down the GOP

    09/18/2016 5:20:53 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Polizette ^ | 16 Sep 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich went to the White House on Friday to stump for a top priority item for President Obama and Wall Street — and to undercut Donald Trump. If the irate reaction from Republicans when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie simply embraced Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 is any measure, Kasich is in for a torrent of intense criticism from members of his own party. In the bizarre and unprecedented move, Kasich appeared at a White House press briefing to advocate for Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal (TTIP)

    09/17/2016 1:16:40 PM PDT · by GilGil · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday, in protest of pending trade deals with the United States and Canada. The deals in question are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the European Union and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for the Canadian-EU relationship. Neither free trade agreement has been ratified yet, but popular outcry has been growing for the last few years. The demonstrations took place in seven cities throughout Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. Organizers told CNBC that the official estimate is 320,000 demonstrators across...
  • Trump and Clinton are Both Wrong: Free Trade is Good for People

    09/09/2016 1:49:55 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 72 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/9/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    If the government prevented people from shopping outside of their own town or state, they would be outraged and recognize it as limiting their freedom. If Michigan businesses were prevented from buying or selling their products to people from other states, most people would understand that to be economically destructive. Yet when it comes to the issue of foreign trade a lot of people from both sides of the political spectrum are opposed to allowing a similar free flow of products and services between countries. That’s why the two main presidential candidates are able to run their campaigns with antitrade...
  • Politico Accidentally Reveals Hillary Only Pretending to Oppose TPP

    08/30/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan Chait, you are absolutely right. Last October, Chait wrote in New York magazine that "Hillary Clinton Pretends to Oppose Pacific Trade Deal." And as further proof of Hillary Clinton's pretense on this issue, we have verification today from Politico in an article written by Doug Palmer. Of course, Palmer wanted the readers to believe that Hillary was really really sincere in her supposed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately for him a line buried in his story overturned his premise about Donald Trump and Hillary being equally opposed (snicker!) to the TPP. So let us now join Palmer...
  • Obama Plotting to Ram TPP Through Congress in Lame Duck

    08/26/2016 2:26:47 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Despite the sovereignty-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership being so unpopular that both major parties' presidential candidates are campaigning against it, the Obama White House notified Congress that legislation to approve the globalist “free-trade” regime was on its way. It seems that the establishment is hoping to ram through the deeply controversial regional-governance scheme during the “lame-duck” session of Congress — after the election and after voters lose their chance to remove elected representatives for at least another two years. Critics in Congress and beyond from all across the political spectrum, though, are speaking out forcefully. Opponents noted that one way to stop...
  • Tough Talk On Trade

    08/15/2016 4:15:16 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 12, 2016 | Editorial
    Trade: On the campaign trail, both Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have become increasingly anti-free trade. Free traders may be in for a nasty surprise. Right now, given current polls, Clinton seems most likely to be the next chief economic policy maker. If so, she will be the most anti-free trade leader of a major party since World War II. In recent days, Clinton has criticized trade deals that she says hurt jobs... ...she promised to "ramp up enforcement" of trade laws and to even appoint a "chief trade prosecutor." Criminalizing trade. Really? Economists largely...
  • Still Report #1116 – Julian Assange – TPP Text is Still Top Secret

    08/14/2016 10:40:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Still Report ^ | 8/14/2016 | Bill Still
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on TPP. According an interview with Julian Assange done by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, less than 14% of the text of the TPP has been released to the public. Twenty-five of its 29 chapters are still secret. According to Assange: “Once we’re in, we’re stuck forever.” Goodman interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday and published the interview yesterday over the Pacifica network on their daily news show, Democracy Now at Democracynow.org. This is simply outrageous! I just don’t know how to describe this in non-conspiratorial terms. We stand on the...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives

    08/13/2016 12:50:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Published on Aug 13, 2016 WikiLeaks' Assange - TPP Not Only Trade, 83% Is Fascists Controlling Our Daily Lives - Once We're In, We're Stuck Forever WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange knows more about the contents of the TPP than most members of Congress and is doing much more to inform the American public than any of our so-called representatives with the lone exception of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He has no restrictions other than his politically-motivated confinement to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on his freedom to disclose the truth to the world and he is sounding the alarm. Assange...
  • Obama puts Congress on notice: TPP is coming

    08/12/2016 8:53:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | Adam Behsudi
    The White House put Congress on notice Friday morning that it will be sending lawmakers a bill to implement President Barack Obama’s landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a move intended to infuse new energy into efforts to ratify the flat-lining trade pact. The move establishes a 30-day minimum before the administration can present the legislation, but the White House is unlikely to do so amid the heated rhetoric of a presidential campaign in which both major party nominees have depicted free trade deals as massive job killers. Friday's notification is the clearest signal yet that the White House is serious...
  • Donald Trump’s Plan for “Winning the Global Competition”

    08/09/2016 7:41:23 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 August 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During his hour-long speech on Monday at the Detroit Economic Club, Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump was serious and reasonable, avoiding histrionics and the temptation to push back against protestors who interrupted him several times. He followed his script and peppered the economic landscape with his wish list of actions he would take as president to “Make America Great Again.”It was a very long list:• Cut corporate and personal income tax rates significantly;• Cut small business income taxes to just 15 percent;• Make childcare expenses tax deductible;• Repeal many of the more outrageous executive orders issued by President Obama;•...
  • Obama sounds like a Free Trade Freeper(vanity)

    08/02/2016 8:24:14 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Obama ^ | 8/2/16 | Obama
    Obama is spouting Free Trade dogma and TPP on a live broad cast. Rush Limbaugh must have written his speech. I see no difference between Obama and the Free Trade cadre on Free Republic. No difference. All globalist, kumbaya.Obama: "Free Trade is here to stay" We'll see....
  • Paul Ryan Gets Standing Ovation at Koch Donors Retreat After Repudiating Trump’s Trade Policies

    08/02/2016 5:31:53 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI — House Speaker Paul Ryan received a standing ovation from wealthy donors after denouncing the views of Republican voters, who are skeptical of so-called “free trade” deals. Speaking at a lavish retreat for 400 donors hosted by a network helmed by libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch, Paul Ryan suggested it was incumbent upon the Party to “repudiate” the views of Republican voters, who do not support Ryan and his donors’ trade agenda. Ryan reportedly assured donors that he will work to “win some of these fights” and advance their agenda on trade — presumably meaning that Ryan...
  • BUY AMERICAN

    08/01/2016 12:49:56 PM PDT · by Justiceman7529 · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2016 | John Douglas
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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lobbyist, DNC Convention Speaker, Predicts Clinton Will Support TPP (ed)

    07/30/2016 4:39:35 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | Sundance
    Jennifer Lim was presented to the DNC Convention audience as the co-founder of Republican women for Hillary. What the DNC did not tell the audience was Lim’s day job as a lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The fundamental paradigm shift that most people still cannot fathom, is the reality of Donald Trump representing a second party. Both the Democrats and Republicans are unified under a globalist, financial, Wall Street, umbrella. There is no difference between the Democrats and Republicans – they are the UniParty. The UniParty has two wings, Democrats and Republicans, but the overriding goals –and the...
  • Despite Convention Jeers, Obama to Continue TPP

    07/29/2016 5:36:54 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 29 July 2016 | John T. Bennett
    Despite public admonishment of his Asian trade deal by some Democrats at the party’s convention this week, President Barack Obama continues to keep pushing for its approval. “No,” Eric Schultz , principal deputy White House press secretary, responded flatly Friday when asked if the Democratic National Convention jeers had convinced Obama to drop his efforts to get floor votes on his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the Nov. 8 elections. The president still “believes it is good policy for American businesses and American workers,” Schultz said, adding Obama “absolutely” still wants both chambers to sign off on the proposed pact “this...
  • VIDEO: Hillary ripped during CBS focus group — by women (V vote losing ground)

    05/13/2016 8:39:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 83 replies
    Six Democrats, six Republicans and six independents found common ground yesterday: They all objected Hillary Clinton “pandering” to them. CBS hosted a focus group of women to gauge their opinions of the only woman running for president. In short, it was brutal. Luntz went down the row for random reactions and they included: “corrupt”, “liar”, “deceiver” and “opportunist.” “I look at them and say in a country of over 330 million people, these are the best we could find?” one woman said, referring to Clinton and Donald Trump. Another objected to Hillary saying Republicans are her “enemy.” One woman said...
  • Trade Trap: EU as Model for Misnamed TPP, TTIP

    07/29/2016 5:47:02 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 July 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Two massive and dangerous “trade” agreements, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) loom on the near horizon. Like icebergs of doom, they lie mostly submerged, threatening to rip asunder the hulls of all sovereign ships of state that dare to sail their waters.We place the word “trade” in quotation marks because these twin pacts, which the Obama administration has listed as top priority items on its overall agenda, run to thousands of pages and establish international “rules” for hundreds of domestic issues that have nothing to do with traditional notions of trade, ranging from...
  • McAuliffe fuels new distrust of Clinton over her position on trade

    07/27/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Jenna Portnoy and David Weigel
    PHILADELPHIA — Gov. Terry McAuliffe fueled new distrust of Hillary Clinton among liberal Democrats this week with a declaration that the presidential nominee was likely to reverse her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election.The Clinton campaign swiftly rejected the idea that she would waver on TPP and called her longtime friend and chairman of her 2008 campaign “flat wrong.” But Republican nominee Donald Trump seized the moment, saying that McAuliffe revealed Clinton’s true nature as a free trader — and a flip-flopper whom voters shouldn’t trust.
  • Clinton Friend McAuliffe Says Clinton Will Flip On TPP

    07/26/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies
    politico.com ^ | 07/26/16
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks. “I worry that if we don’t do TPP, at some point China’s going to break the rules -- but Hillary understands this,” he said in an interview after his speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. “Once the election’s over, and we sit down on trade, people understand a couple things we want to fix on it but going forward we got to build a global economy.” Pressed...
  • Weak Sauce: Pro-Clinton Granholm Defends Clinton's Flip-Flop On Trade,

    07/26/2016 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention is over—and the Trans-Pacific Partnership was probably the major punching bag of the night. There is vicious opposition within the Democratic Party over this free trade agreement. An agreement that Hillary Clinton once called the gold standard for free trade deals. She has since walked back her praise. Yet, Donald Trump criticized free trade as well, and is actively trying to court Sanders supporters based on the issue of trade. The anti-TPP sentiment is stronger here than on any other issue that's been mentioned.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 26, 2016 Sanders forced...
  • Clinton, Kaine do not look presidential: Trump

    07/24/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 61 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2016 | PTI
    Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today hit out at his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, saying they "do not look presidential" as he claimed that enemies like ISIS are "drooling" over their nomination. "Just saw crooked Hillary and Tim Kaine together. ISIS and our other enemies are drooling. They don't look presidential to me!" Trump said on twitter as he posted a series of tweets wherein he described Kaine as a job killer. "Tim Kaine has been praising the Trans Pacific Partnership and has been pushing hard to get it approved. Job killer!"...
  • Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (PRETENDS to oppose)

    07/23/2016 10:44:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2016 | DOUG PALMER
    Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's running mate, has gone on record saying he cannot support the Trans-Pacific Partnership in its current form— a stance calculated to make him more appealing to supporters of Bernie Sanders who revile the deal. Kaine spokeswoman Amy Dudley said Saturday that the Virginia Democrat shared his negative views on the trade deal with Clinton this week, confirming a report by The Washington Post. “He agreed with her judgment that it fell short” when it came to protecting wages and national security, a Clinton aide reportedly told the newspaper. Kaine had never taken a formal position...
  • Twitter Users Mock Uncritical Huffington Post Report on Tim Kaine TPP Reversal

    07/22/2016 8:41:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    His reversal was so rapid that I'm surprised he didn't suffer whiplash. I am referring to the rapid U-turn that Senator Tim Kaine, tapped today to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, made on the Trans Pacific Partnership. Until the moment he was picked by Hillary, Kaine was strongly for the TPP. And then today he suddenly saw the light and, hallelujah, he now proclaims to "oppose" the TPP. I put "oppose" in quotes because he now opposes it as much as Hillary pretends to oppose it. However, Huffington Post reporter Michael McAuliff relayed Kaine's new found TPP opposition without the slightest...
  • Donald Trump’s likely vice presidential nominee is basically the unTrump

    07/14/2016 11:51:51 AM PDT · by vikingrinn · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/14/2016 | Amber Phillips
    "Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional." "Trade means jobs, but trade also means security. The time has come for all of us to urge the swift adoption of the Trans Pacific Partnership" "Pence... ...also got into it with the media when he floated the idea of a state-run news agency."
  • Pence Criticizes Trump On Muslim Ban and Supported TPP

    07/14/2016 11:21:45 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 92 replies
    Vanity | July 14, 2016 | Pinkbell
    The campaign has said a decision has not been made. The media is saying that it is Pence. I have a few concerns about Pence and thought I would voice them because, according to the campaign, they said Trump still has to make a decision. These are two tweets already dug up by the press on Pence: Governor Mike Pence Verified account ‏@GovPenceIN Trade means jobs, but trade also means security. The time has come for all of us to urge the swift adoption of the Trans Pacific Partnership And: Governor Mike Pence Verified account ‏@GovPenceIN Calls to ban Muslims...
  • Obama’s trade agenda losing critical support as McConnell calls TPP passage unlikely

    07/13/2016 5:28:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/12/16 | Paul Kane
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday cast deep doubt on winning approval for President Obama’s trade agenda during his last weeks in office, suggesting that it will be up to the next occupant of the Oval Office to determine the direction of trade policy. Acknowledging publicly what had become increasingly clear in private, McConnell said that the presidential campaign had produced a political climate that made it virtually impossible to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the “lame duck” session after the November elections.
  • Japan rejects Clinton’s TPP threat, won’t renegotiate trade pact

    07/11/2016 9:29:43 AM PDT · by orchestra · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 6/22/2016
    Japan does not plan to rework the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal despite U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s suggestion Tuesday that she may try to renegotiate it, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said on Wednesday. “We are not going to accept any request from the United States, even if it asks us to renegotiate over the TPP,” he told reporters. Hagyuda said renegotiating even part of the accord that was agreed in February would harm it. “I hope all member countries, including the U.S., will carry out domestic procedures with responsibility,” he said. He called for early approval by...
  • Sanders To Endorse Hillary Clinton — Even After DNC Platform Fails to Reject TPP!

    07/11/2016 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/11/16 | Dustin Stockton
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will officially endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, according to several reports. Sanders had previously said that he would wait to endorse Clinton until critical planks of his platform were adopted by the Democrat Party. Over the weekend DNC delegates rejected one of the biggest pieces of Bernie’s platform by not including language clearly opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Sanders’ campaign policy adviser Warren Gunnels is quoted as saying of the rejection of the anti-TPP language in the official platform, “it was very disappointing.”...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Covert Campaign for the TPP (Clinton Advisor: Hillary will not oppose the TPP)

    07/11/2016 9:07:19 AM PDT · by orchestra · 3 replies
    Progressive Army ^ | 7/10/2016 | Salam Morcos
    This appears to be conflicting with the stance of their preferred candidate. Hillary Clinton has stated that she opposes the TPP, and indicated that she doesn’t support a vote on the trade deal during the lame duck session of Congress. Many have questioned her authenticity on that stance, especially because she was an ardent supporter of the deal during her tenure as a Secretary of State. Even TPP lobbyists are confident that Clinton will support the TPP once elected. Despite Clinton’s stance on the trade deal, NBC News reports that the Clinton campaign was whipping members to oppose the language...
  • Sanders dealt trade defeat at Democrat platform meeting (Hillary Delegates Stop Anti-TPP)

    07/09/2016 1:38:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 9, 2016 | Jeff Weiner
    Bernie Sanders supporters lost a debate over international trade that divided Democrats during a meeting in Orlando on Saturday to draft their party platform. Sanders supporters had hoped the party's official position statement for 2016 would include language explicitly rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while backers of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, argued for softer language. Both presidential candidates oppose the controversial trade agreement, but it was championed by President Barack Obama, leaving the party in an awkward position.
  • If Hillary Clinton Picks Elizabeth Warren, the TPP Is Dead (But She Will Pick TPP Kaine)

    07/07/2016 4:53:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 7, 2016 | Eric Levitz
    Last week, the Democratic Party’s platform committee declined to call for the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On one level, this decision was not surprising: The sitting Democratic president has named the trade agreement one of his administration’s top second-term priorities. But from another vantage point, the position looks a bit curious: A majority of elected Democrats in both the House and Senate voted against advancing the trade agreement last year. And a majority of appointees to the platform committee are officially opposed to the deal. As are both 2016 major-party nominees. That’s a pretty broad base of opposition to...
  • GOP Senator Jeff Flake: Suck it Up and pass TPP

    07/02/2016 4:45:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 2 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a remarkable interview with Business Insider, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake argued that Congress should pass President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement despite the American people’s overwhelming objection to it. BI writes: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told Business Insider during a Wednesday interview that Congress is going to have to “suck up” and ratify the agreement because it simply must be done, even in the face of hostile opposition to trade along the campaign trail… ‘I do still think there are enough people that realize we’ve got to do it,’ the Arizona Republican said. ‘Some of those things you just...
  • Sanders is itching for a convention fight

    07/01/2016 1:07:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1,2016 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    If platform flash points aren't resolved, the Vermont senator says he'll take his battle to the floor of the Democratic convention. While he admits that some gains are better than none at all, Sanders himself has already begun voicing his dissatisfaction. In an email to supporters on Thursday (titled "We're going to the convention") Sanders wrote that "we are going to take our political revolution into the halls of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where we will fight to place a $15 minimum wage, opposition to TPP, and a ban on fracking directly into the Democratic Platform." That email...
  • Paul Ryan on Donald Trump and trade: We're not so different

    06/30/2016 6:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to present a united front with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on trade issues, despite their differing perspectives on international trade deals. "He wants to get good trade agreements," Ryan told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview Wednesday. "So do I." Ryan's remarks come shortly after Trump sharply criticized trade agreements in a speech at a western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town earlier this week, blaming globalization for having "wiped out totally, totally our middle class." Trump further called the landmark Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that involves a "death blow for American...
  • TransCanada prepares to hand Barack Obama a bill for $15B

    06/27/2016 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Hot air ^ | June 27, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    During all of that time, TransCanada (the company working to complete the project) was running up some significant bills doing preparatory work, filing reports, paying for armies of lawyers and engineering talent… this was not a low cost, low risk endeavor. And all the while they were being assured that the plan would get a fair hearing and held obvious benefits for both the United States and Canada. Then the plug was unceremoniously pulled. With all of that history as prologue, it may not be surprising that they would now like some of the money which was invested in good...
  • New edition of Hillary’s book deletes section about her TPP support

    06/13/2016 8:51:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Never mind. Liars should never write books. Books are a real problem. Because liars always have to be ready to change their stories, and once a book is released, there’s no changing it. The book says what it says, and it’s out there for people to read. If you now want to say something different, how do you deal with the fact that your own book is floating around contradicting you? But Hillary Clinton has to change her story because that’s what she does, so the fact that she wrote a book in 2014 bragging about getting other nations to...
  • Hillary deletes more than emails [truncated]

    06/11/2016 9:25:22 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2016 | By DAVID MARTOSKO
    Full Title: Hillary deletes more than emails as the latest edition of her memoir removes all her cheerleading for controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
  • Hillary Deletes More Than Emails

    06/10/2016 7:39:12 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 6 replies
    Dailymailonline ^ | 6/10/16 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton's 2014 memoir 'Hard Choices' is out in a new paperback edition – minus a detail that trade hawk Donald Trump might notice. The original hardcover book included a discussion of Clinton's efforts as secretary of state to urge foreign coutries to join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That 12-nation Pacific rim agreement has become a political football, with the Obama administration cheerleading for its success and Trump rooting for its failure – and Clinton caught in the middle. Her book's new paperback edition drops entirely the description of her work on the pro-TPP side during a 2009 conference...
  • Donald Trump's Twitter May Shed Light On VP Search

    06/09/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016
    Donald Trump took to twitter Wednesday night and with the push of a button, perhaps shed some light on his VP choice -- just as his advisers hoped he wouldn't do. Just before 10 p.m., Trump retweeted a supporter who said: "@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate.' He is a great guy!"
  • State Department Blocks Release Of Hillary Clinton-Era TPP Emails Until After The Election

    06/06/2016 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | David Sirota
    Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review — at least not until after the election. The Obama administration abruptly blocked the release of Clinton’s State Department correspondence about the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after first saying it expected to produce the emails this spring.
  • State Department Blocks Release Of Hillary Clinton-Era TPP Emails Until After The Election

    06/06/2016 6:33:18 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 6/6/2016 | David Sirota
    Trade is a hot issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But correspondence from Hillary Clinton and her top State Department aides about a controversial 12-nation trade deal will not be available for public review — at least not until after the election. The Obama administration abruptly blocked the release of Clinton’s State Department correspondence about the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after first saying it expected to produce the emails this spring. The decision came in response to International Business Times' open records request for correspondence between Clinton’s State Department office and the United States Trade Representative. The request, which...
  • Silicon Valley Finds Trump’s Disruption Unwelcome

    06/01/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 1st, 2016 | Jason Henry for The New York Times
    PALO ALTO, Calif. — Donald J. Trump would not be Silicon Valley’s first choice as president. Or its second. Or maybe even its third. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee wants to restrict immigration while bringing back manufacturing. He compulsively uses tech products like Twitter but is not in awe of the people who built them. He made his fortune the old-fashioned way, by going into the family business, in the old-fashioned industry of real estate. He’s not the valley’s kind of entrepreneur. Worst of all, Mr. Trump is revealing Silicon Valley’s vulnerability. In recent years, technology companies have extended their...
  • The "10% Flex" Tax plan, a novel idea for Taxes and Tariffs ~ Vanity

    05/24/2016 6:04:51 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    GraceG
    When it comes to taxes, depending on whichever conservative you talk to they all have a different idea on what sort of tax plan would work best. Some want a national sales Tax, some want an income tax, and some even want a Tariff. So why not UNIFY under a plan that ALL of us can get behind? Here is an idea that I have been thinking about that i have never seen before. I call it the "10% Flex" Tax plan. Why is it flexible? It is flexible as it would allow congress to control what TYPE of taxes...
  • Zucked Up: Why Silicon Valley Is Scared To Death Of Trump Part 1.

    05/28/2016 3:02:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    California’s high-tech business wizards like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are in full freak-out mode over Donald Trump, and the key to understanding why lies in the H-1B visa program. As a recent L.A. Times story titled “Donald Trump has done the unthinkable: Unite Silicon Valley” reports: Ambitious start-up CEOs who swore off talking politics for fear of offending investors are enlisting in campaigns to discredit Trump. Longtime valley Republican stalwarts who have voted for every GOP nominee for decades say they can’t do it this year. The libertarian-minded innovators who just want to get government out of their way have less...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sessions Open To Being Trump’s Running Mate — ‘I Would Consider It’

    05/27/2016 3:06:31 PM PDT · by John W · 73 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Amid speculation he is on the short list, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions told The Daily Caller on Friday that he “would consider” an offer to be Donald Trump’s running mate, “like any other citizen should,” if offered. It’s the farthest Sessions has gone in publicly acknowledging interest in serving in a potential Trump administration. During an half-hour interview in his Capitol Hill office about a wide-range of topics — including immigration, trade, national security and the 2016 campaign— The DC asked Sessions if he is open to being Trump’s running mate. “If I could help him in some way —...
  • Obama confident trade deal will pass Congress

    05/23/2016 6:04:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said Monday he’s confident that Congress will overcome election-year gridlock and approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Obama acknowledged during a news conference in Vietnam that passing trade deals is tough, especially during a political campaign when the issue is hotly debated. “Having said that, I remain confident we're going to get it done,” he told reporters. “It's good for the country. It's good for America. It's good for the region. It's good for the world.” Obama is looking to reassure Asian nations that the deal is still on track for passage, despite growing political opposition to...
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 47 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • Why 'Antidumping' Tariffs Should Be Dumped

    05/22/2016 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    China produces more than 820 million tons of steel per year, of which about 100 million tons are exported and sold at a discount overseas. Only about 3 percent of those exports go to the United States, but American steel producers bristle at the competition. So in keeping with the time-honored practice of the US steel industry — "the backbone of American manufacturing," as it proudly calls itself — domestic producers are rising to the challenge.Are they doing so by making their operations more efficient? By improving the quality of the steel they sell? By cutting their prices to maintain market...
  • Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

    05/10/2016 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 May 2016 17:28 GMT+02:00
    A poll published on Tuesday shows that just under two-thirds of Germans do not want Chancellor Angela Merkel to run for office again in elections next year. The poll conducted by INSA for Cicero magazine asked people if they thought Merkel should run for a fourth term and 64 percent responded that she should not. Other polling figures show that if an election were held now, Germany’s two main political parties would barely scrape together 50 percent of the vote between them. …