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  • Ensure Obama has the ability to get the best deals

    Ensure Obama has the ability to get the best deals
    Soon after my first election to the Congress, I volunteered, as a Democrat, to help secure trade-negotiating authority for a Republican, the first President George Bush. I was a former trade negotiator for the United States. So I knew that every...
  • 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...
  • Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor recalls VE Day

    Last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor recalls VE Day
    There weren't any celebrations, only relief that the fighting had finally ended. That's how longtime West Delray Beach resident Benjamin Ferencz, 95, remembers the official end of World War II in Europe seven decades ago this week. "There was no 'hurray...
  • President Obama plows ahead on trade with plans to visit Nike, defying critics

    President Obama plows ahead on trade with plans to visit Nike, defying critics
    To Democrats and others leading the charge against President Obama's push for a major Pacific Rim trade deal, the White House announcement that he would travel this week to the Oregon headquarters of shoe giant Nike, with its spotty history of overseas...
  • Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration

    Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration
    About 30 members of unions, immigrant rights groups and an environmental advocacy organization joined Wednesday to voice their concerns that a Pacific Rim free trade deal would reduce U.S. jobs and increase immigration to the country. At a rally in City...
  • Joe Sestak critical of Toomey, welcomes Pawlowski bid

    Joe Sestak critical of Toomey, welcomes Pawlowski bid
    During his first stop in the Lehigh Valley since formally kicking off his Senate campaign, Democrat Joe Sestak took aim at one of his two opponents — but not the one he'll be facing first. As he talked about supporting small businesses with more...
  • Expand president's trade power?: Front Burner

    Expand president's trade power?: Front Burner
    A proposal to give President Obama greater power to negotiate trade agreements has scrambled the usual partisan paradigm in Washington, D.C. Many Democrats who normally support the president's agenda are opposed to trade-promotion authority, which would...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A security treaty with Iran's potential victims could ensure deal compliance

    A security treaty with Iran's potential victims could ensure deal compliance
    The heart of the opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran is the fear, even the assumption, that Iran will violate it, cheating on inspections and using the accord's provisions to double-deal and weaponize. Opponents often cite North Korea's violation...
  • Trade Is A Marriage Of Economics And Geopolitics

    Trade Is A Marriage Of Economics And Geopolitics
    The trouble with our trade debates is that people assume that they're only about economics. Since World War II, U.S. trade policy has also been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. In the early postwar decades, America encouraged trade with Europe and Japan...