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  • World trade: A Chicago story

    World trade: A Chicago story
    There were lots of self-congratulations in Washington last week when President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats put a spike in his plans for an ambitious free trade deal with Asia. All but one Democrat in the Illinois congressional delegation voted against...
  • Jeb Bush, Obamacare and campus guns: Rant

    What if Barack Obama had been president on Dec. 7, 1941? He would have finished his round of golf, issued executive orders, placed sanctions on Japan, formed a coalition and used diplomacy, drawing a red line if sanctions didn't work. President Obama is...
  • House revives Obama's trade agenda, struggle moves to Senate

     House revives Obama's trade agenda, struggle moves to Senate
    The House dramatically rescued President Barack Obama's trade agenda from near oblivion Thursday, and supporters urged the Senate to finish the job and give him a signature achievement in his final years in office. The turnabout gave a much-needed...
  • House rejects Obama's appeals and imperils his trade bill

    Led by union-backed Democrats, the House delivered a stinging blow to President Barack Obama on Friday and left his ambitious global trade agenda in serious doubt. Republican leaders, who generally support Obama's trade objectives, signaled they might...
  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill; House showdown looms

    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill; House showdown looms
    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to...
  • Why California Democrats don't want to 'fast track' the TPP

    Why California Democrats don't want to 'fast track' the TPP
    To the editor: Contrary to the impression that readers of the¬†editorial may get, I am pro-trade. I want a fair trade deal. ("Why 'fast track' bill on trade makes sense," editorial, June 10) But “fast track” legislation for the proposed Trans...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is making for strange political bedfellows

    In a case of strange bedfellows, many Republican presidential hopefuls are allying with President Barack Obama on his major trade initiative. Stranger yet, some Republican contenders are attacking Hillary Clinton for not supporting the president. The...
  • Rep. Mike Quigley: U.S. must set the rules for global trade

    Rep. Mike Quigley: U.S. must set the rules for global trade
    For the better part of the last century, this nation has led the global economy: innovating, manufacturing and selling American-made goods around the world. But if we want to remain a leader in the growing global economy, we must embrace the economic...
  • Union ad blames past trade pacts for Baltimore job losses

    Union ad blames past trade pacts for Baltimore job losses
    A new union-sponsored advertisement featuring the defunct Sparrows Point steel mill blames the loss of manufacturing jobs in Baltimore on American trade policy as the U.S. considers a new trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The 90-second...
  • Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice

    Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice
    My car's bumper sticker reads "I'm ready for Oligarchy: the choice is clear. There is none." It's a truism that under our system, no one can be nominated or can win the presidency who isn't a shill for the billionaire class. Hillary Clinton, the...
  • California water losses 'huge,' new thinking required on drought, panel says

    California water losses 'huge,' new thinking required on drought, panel says
    A panel of water experts mapped out the challenges California faces in meeting future demands for water at a time when water sources are under stress and supplies appear uncertain. The panel, speaking at the Los Angeles Times book club, agreed the...