Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
26 Oct 2016

TPP: Leaked Emails Show Clinton Staff Unsure of Trade Positions In 2015

A recently released email shows Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook uncertain about her position less than a year before she reversed it.

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Still from PBS NewsHour broadcast of the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
28 Sep 2016

TPP And Trade Take Center Stage At First Presidential Debate

The debate focused on trade deals signed by the US and their effects on the country’s working class, particularly in swing states OH, MI, and PA.

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Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
31 Aug 2016

Obama Scrambles To Pass TPP As Corporate Tribunals Face Scrutiny

Though opposition to TPP has typically focused on the threat of losing American jobs, another concern is coming front and center: loss of sovereignty.

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Anti-TPP protest at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Photo by susanmelkisethian on Flickr.
27 Jul 2016

Terry McAuliffe Lets It Slip That Hillary Clinton Is Lying, Supports TPP

McAuliffe, a longtime friend who served as a character witness for her in a convention speech, told reporters that Clinton actually supported TPP and would do so as president.

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US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker at a meeting before the Council on Foreign Relations
05 Apr 2016

Commerce Secretary Pritzker Defends Corporate Tribunals In TPP

Commerce Sec. Pritzker told the Council on Foreign Relations a controversial provision in the TPP was good because the US has prevailed every time.

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Michigan primiary exit poll on trustworthiness h/t HuffPo
09 Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Auto Bailout Smear On Bernie Sanders Backfires

In a craven attempt to win votes from autoworkers in Michigan, Hillary Clinton misrepresented Bernie Sanders’ position on the auto bailout.

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The London meeting to discuss NATO military intervention in Libya, 29 March 2011 By Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Flickr, OGL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32140052
07 Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton Runs From Free Trade Record At Debate

Hillary Clinton’s record on trade policy has continued to be a problem for her among Democratic voters – both in 2008 and today.

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"Stop Fast Track rally in D.C." by AFGE on Flickr
05 Nov 2015

White House Releases Text Of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The White House has released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) online, the first time the public will see history’s largest trade deal.

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Activists hold lighted signs reading "STOP TPP" on March 5, 2015. (Flickr / Backbone Campaign)
05 Oct 2015

TPP Agreement Announced, Setting Up Battle In Congress

Congress becomes the last hope of stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership, where passage is not guaranteed despite fast track authority.

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Donald Trump gestures with his hands as he speaks at a podium during a July 16, 2015 appearance in Laconia, New Hampshire. (Wikimedia Commons / Michael Vadon)
28 Sep 2015

Donald Trump Claims He Will Break Up NAFTA And Increase Taxes On The Rich

In an interview that aired Sunday on 60 Minutes and a press conference today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump struck a seemingly populist tone on trade and taxes with promises to dump unfavorable trade deals and increase taxes on the wealthy.

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