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US Chamber Remix: "Trade is Good, Tra-la-la"

The US chamber is starting, as of this writing, a series of online columns to support the TPP. The first one is a misleading, theology-based, fact free, recycled ode which should be called: "Trade is good, tra-la-la".

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Sovereignty Again at Risk at WTO: India challenging Buy America in the States

This is a very big problem. Thanks to rigged trade deals promoted by the Clinton/Bush/Obama administrations, there is a new globalist attack on US sovereignty, our jobs, and states' rights. India is asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) to authorize penalties against eight states' Buy America rules in renewable energy programs.

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Hatch thinks TPP countries will "honorably" do what he wants?

Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch is predictably relaxing his TPP demands for Big Pharma data exclusivity stating he doesn't need a side agreement but some other agreement that "honorable countries" will live up to.

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Big Deal: Law Profs and Economists Oppose Global Corporate Courts in TPP

In a significant development, over 200 law and economics professors across the United States oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty and the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) because they grant new power to foreign corporations to sue the United States outside the regular court system.

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Obama's TPP will hurt black and Hispanic workers even more than white workers

President Obama received strong support from black and Hispanic workers but his TPP will hurt them even more than white workers.

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Treasury Sec's solution on selling TPP - Cheer louder

National Public Radio interviewed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew revealing that he has zero understanding of voters concerns on TPP.

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TTIP is dead. Or maybe they're making progress

Are the TTIP talks dead, as Germany's Vice Chancellor said? Or are they making progress, like the Obama administration countered?

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Cornyn brutally attacks strawman in op-ed

Senator John Cornyn, writing in an op-ed yesterday, vigorously - and oddly - rebutted anti-trade deal arguments that nobody actually makes.

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McConnell's strongest "No-TPP-In-Lame-Duck" statement yet

Mitch McConnell told the Kentucky Farm Bureau this week that the TPP will not be acted on this year.

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Why doesn't Sen. Wyden care about trade deficits and offshoring?

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has never expressed concern about trade deficits, an unfortunate neglect in his position as Ranking Minority Member of the Senate Finance Committee. He has also never expressed concern that his "yes" vote on the Korea trade agreement in 2011 resulted in a doubling of our trade deficit with that country.

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