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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal exposes rift between Obama and Democrats

    Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal exposes rift between Obama and Democrats
    President Obama stood in a posh home overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge one night last week, ticking off Democratic achievements during his time in office before lightheartedly noting recent turbulence within the party. Among those in his audience at...
  • Dispute over trade highlights turmoil among House Democrats

    Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have been ousted in successive election bloodlettings. Those who remain must answer to ideologically...
  • Now it's a slow track for Obama's plans on trade

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's stunning loss on Capitol Hill Friday could spell more trouble for his ambitious plans to create the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the centerpiece of his economic agenda and a plan that he has spent his entire presidency...
  • Obama suffers big loss as trade bill is defeated at hands of Democrats

    Obama suffers big loss as trade bill is defeated at hands of Democrats
    President Obama's ambitious trade agenda unraveled Friday in a stunning setback delivered by his own party as the House rejected an important piece of a package aimed at fast-tracking a controversial trade pact he is pursuing with 11 other Pacific Rim...
  • 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 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 lift...
  • Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?

    Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?
    "I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president," vented Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, on Boston Herald Radio last week. It was a small...
  • Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?

    Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel?
    Can Jewish Americans support both Democrats and Israel? “I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president,” vented Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on...
  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
  • Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit

    Israeli officials, U.S. lawmakers meet amid fuss over Netanyahu visit
    Top Israeli officials worked the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday amid continued fallout from House Speaker John A. Boehner's decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. Some Democrats say they are considering...
  • House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat

    House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat
    House Democrats gathered at a strategy retreat this week in dire need of a pep talk, after seeing their influence sharply reduced by last year's election and enduring a number of internal debates that eroded morale. They got one from President Obama,...