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  • Van Hollen opposes 'fast track' on trade

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat who is running for the Senate, said Tuesday he will oppose legislation to give the president greater authority to negotiate international trade agreements -- an issue that has split Democrats on...
  • Law scholar nominated for Taiwan presidency, could be 1st woman to lead island

    Could Taiwan have its first female president in 2016? Taiwan’s chief opposition party on Wednesday nominated Tsai Ing-wen, a 58-year-old law scholar, as its candidate for the January presidential election, and opinion polls show the Cornell...
  • 'The Victory With No Name': Native Americans win the battle but lose the war

    "The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army" by Colin G. Calloway; Oxford University Press (224 pages, $24.95). "The Victory With No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army" by Colin G....
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Reid sounds resigned on trade fast track

    The Senate's top Democrat fiercely opposes expanded trade deals, but he signaled Tuesday he won't stand on the railroad tracks to block them. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada reminded reporters in the Capitol that he consistently has opposed President Barack...
  • Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore

    Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore
    In the smoke and debris of last Monday’s riots, Baltimore local news is desperately calling for strategies to address the root causes of poverty and economic disenfranchisement of Baltimore’s residents, especially our youth. Meanwhile, the...
  • US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion

    The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter. The deficit rose to $51.4 billion, the largest trade gap...
  • Thomas F. McLarty III: Those negotiating Pacific trade deal could learn from NAFTA

    Thomas F. McLarty III: Those negotiating Pacific trade deal could learn from NAFTA
    As President Barack Obama makes the case for expansive new trade agreements, he has had to contend with the vexing image of the last big trade deal debated in the national spotlight, the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the perception of some...
  • Ron Wyden's lonely trade crusade

    WASHINGTON �� Disapproval trails Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden these days. Over the past few months, he's become the White House's chief congressional ally on free trade, helping President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and U.S....
  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

    The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people...
  • South Sudan ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child

    South Sudan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international human rights treaty meant to protect children's rights to health, education and freedom from discrimination. The U.N. on Monday welcomed the move and said only the...
  • Iranian piracy: A shot across the bow of Obama's Iran policy

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized a cargo ship on April 28 in the Strait of Hormuz, after first firing a shot across its bow. The ship, Maersk Tigris, registered in the Marshall Islands, issued a distress call before it was boarded, hijacked and diverted...