Tag: ObamaTrade

With TPP Signed, Opposition Explodes Across Political Spectrum

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed today in New Zealand by officials from the 12 governments and dictatorships ensnared in the sovereignty-smashing “free trade” regime, opposition to the plot — dubbed “Obamatrade” by critics — is surging across the political spectrum and around the nation. In the presidential primaries, virtually nobody, not even known establishment […]

Concerns Grow on Capitol Hill Over Lame Duck ObamaTrade

There is growing concern and opposition on Capitol Hill that President Obama’s unpopular Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bill will be voted on during the “lame-duck” session, which will take place once voters have cast their ballots in the November 2016 election.   Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)82% has been one of the most vocal critics regarding […]

Obama faces Dem fury over newly released trade deal

President Obama faced deep skepticism from fellow Democrats over the hard-fought Pacific Rim trade deal after it was released early Thursday morning, with critics calling it a “job-killing” agreement as the administration argued it’s an economic win.   The Trans Pacific Partnership, after spending months under wraps, was posted online Thursday morning. The debate over […]

Obamatrade condemned by both left, right

The Obama administration’s release Thursday of the more than 2,000 pages of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, known more commonly as Obamatrade, has prompted a rash of criticism from both the political left and the right.   Critics charge the pact undermines U.S. sovereignty by establishing a secret, unaccountable TransPacific Partnership Commission with […]

Details of controversial Pacific trade deal are released

Details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal released Thursday set the stage for a raucous debate in the U.S. Congress but also may provide reassurances to those who worried the agreement could gut protections for the environment, public health and labor.   The text of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement between the U.S. and […]

Secretary John Kerry Invites Russia and China into TPP

In an interview with Russian interstate channel Mir TV, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invited China and Russia to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).   “We invite people to come join other initiatives, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the TPP. We welcome China, we welcome Russia, we welcome other countries who would like to join, […]

Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal

A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give U.S. pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in U.S. law.   POLITICO has obtained a draft copy of TPP’s intellectual property chapter as it stood on May 11, at the start of the latest negotiating […]

Clinton says she flipped on trade deal after seeing it – but it’s not public

Hillary Clinton is drawing head scratches from the White House for saying she decided to oppose the Pacific-nation trade deal after “looking at it” — even though the official text is not public.   The Democratic presidential front-runner addressed her flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal she backed as secretary of state, at Tuesday’s […]

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown Slams Obama-Backed TPP As ‘Massive Sellout Of American Workers’

Democratic senators have typically used deferential language when discussing Obama administration initiatives, even ones they don’t support. In that, they have emulated Ronald Reagan’s (possibly apocryphal) “Eleventh Commandment” about not publicly attacking members of your own party. But that may be changing with the president’s push for a 12-nation trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. […]

Clinton says she flipped on trade deal after seeing it – but it’s not public

Hillary Clinton is drawing head scratches from the White House for saying she decided to oppose the Pacific-nation trade deal after “looking at it” — even though the official text is not public. The Democratic presidential front-runner addressed her flip-flop on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal she backed as secretary of state, at Tuesdays Democratic debate. She […]