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  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. There's intense competition between the U.S. and...
  • Broad coalition rallies to try and defeat Obama on trade deal

    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, male leaders...
  • Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: What's in it for the U.S.?

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact: What's in it for the U.S.?
    Here's a look at some common questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious...
  • Trade deal will cost US dearly

    Trade deal will cost US dearly
    Starting in 1994, NAFTA and other trade deals wiped out most taxes on foreign-made clothing, while doing nothing to protect worker rights or the environment abroad. Overnight, American workers had to compete with countries that tolerated child labor,...
  • Democratic fissure on trade jeopardizes Obama's plans

    WASHINGTON Ami Bera had welcome news when he visited the White House last month. The second-term Democratic congressman from Elk Grove, Calif., told President Barack Obama that he would back his request for fast-track trade promotion authority, a plan to...
  • Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks

    Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks
    President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are trying to pass a bill granting the president the authority to fast-track trade agreements through Congress. If passed, Congress would be forced to vote up or down on any administration-...
  • How Bill Clinton's political legacy is causing problems for Hillary

    WASHINGTON With Bill Clinton's approval rating surpassing both his wife's and the current president's, he would seem like an ideal surrogate for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He also, however, comes with political baggage in the form of a...