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  • Door County wetlands designated as globally significant

    Door County wetlands designated as globally significant
    A wetlands area in northern Door County has been recognized as globally significant for protection under an international treaty. The Nature Conservancy applied for the designation the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands under the Ramsar Convention. The...
  • Democrats abandon free trade

    Democrats abandon free trade
    For a long time, there was a bipartisan consensus for free trade. President George H.W. Bush, a Republican, negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement and Democrat Bill Clinton got it passed. It prevailed in the Senate in 1993 with the support...
  • Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'

    Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'
    The Vatican recognized Palestinian statehood in a treaty Wednesday, generating praise from Palestinians and criticism from Israelis, who said the move does not advance peace efforts. An announcement from the Holy See on long-discussed bilateral issues...
  • Deal reached in Senate that could advance Obama's trade push

    Deal reached in Senate that could advance Obama's trade push
    Senate Democrats have dropped a key demand that led them to filibuster President Obama’s request for expedited consideration of a major trade deal, quickly resolving a rare internal battle between the president and his party. The decision makes it...
  • Deal with Democrats clears way for vote on Obama's free-trade pact

    Deal with Democrats clears way for vote on Obama's free-trade pact
    Senate Democrats have dropped a key demand that led them to filibuster President Obama's request for expedited consideration of a major trade deal, quickly resolving a rare internal battle between the president and his party. The decision Wednesday...
  • Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda

    Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda
    Senators reached a deal Wednesday to move forward on President Barack Obama's trade agenda only one day after Democrats embarrassed him by blocking it. Lawmakers said roughly a dozen Senate Democrats agreed to let full-blown debate begin after both...
  • Vatican officially recognizes 'state of Palestine' in new treaty

    Vatican officially recognizes 'state of Palestine' in new treaty
    The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in...
  • Senate Democrats block Obama-backed trade deal

    Even as President Obama's bid for a sweeping Pacific trade deal was dealt a stinging blow by lawmakers in his own party, there is growing support from the American public for expanding global commerce, particularly among Latinos and blacks whose influence...
  • Congress Should Impose Tough Conditions for Obama's Pacific Trade Pact

    Congress Should Impose Tough Conditions for Obama's Pacific Trade Pact
    Congress should impose tough conditions on President Obama’s request for authority to negotiate a free trade agreement with Pacific nations. Trade agreements eliminate tariffs and reduce other administrative barriers to commerce—such as...
  • Should the U.S. guarantee safety in the Mideast?

    To the editor: Professor Steven L. Spiegel's idea of the U.S. entering into formal defense treaties with Israel, Saudi Arabia and other nearby Arab states, if implemented, guarantees nothing but more Middle East wars fought by the U.S. in the future. ("...
  • New trade pact not likely to restore middle class

    New trade pact not likely to restore middle class
    Perhaps it was just an open date on his calendar that led President Barack Obama to pump for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial trade deal, on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. The president didn't mention the coincidence in his speech Friday...