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Trade Expert Explains How Trump’s New NAFTA Will Work

October 2, 2018

The new NAFTA deal has good and bad aspects to it, but how things will go under Trump remains to be seen.

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Trump Told a Big Lie About Jobs — American Workers Are Going to Suffer

May 8, 2018

Trump Vowed to Punish Companies That Moved Jobs Overseas. Is Congress Rewarding Them? by Michael Grabell ProPublica Two weeks before the presidential election, Donald Trump flew into a faded textile town in North Carolina and riled up the crowd over one…

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WATCH: “Patriotic” Rand Paul Defends Trump’s Use of Foreign Labor with Lame Free Market Defense

July 23, 2017

One of Trump’s biggest campaign promises during the Republican Primary and general election was to fight globalization through American exceptionalism. The slogan “Make America Great Again” was not just a catchy, patriotic phrase: it was a call to return the…

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BREAKING: Trump Calls Top US Ally ‘Very Evil’ — Threatens Trade War

May 25, 2017

Trump Insults ‘the Germans’ Donald Trump just committed an enormous diplomatic gaffe while meeting with European leaders in Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Union and NATO. Der Spiegel, a top news outlet in Germany, reported that Trump levied…

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Canada and Mexico Put Trump in the Timeout Corner after His NAFTA Tantrum

April 27, 2017

Trump Goes to Timeout Corner after Threatening Canada and Mexico Donald Trump threw a big tantrum about the North American Free Trade Agreement this week, threatening to blow it up. As if to show it was serious, the White House…

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MARKET WATCH: Trump’s Trade War Could Cost 5 Million American Jobs

September 19, 2016

Trump’s Trade War Policies Are A Disaster here are very few plans that Donald Trump has put forth that aren’t ridiculous and, in many cases, incredibly damaging. His call for a trade war is no different. The GOP candidate has long…

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Trade Deal Bombshell, Companies Were Offered DoD Contracts to Support the TPP

April 13, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been called “the biggest and most secretive” trade deal in history. The proposed trade deal, currently still under negotiation, would create sweeping new legal and economic arrangements between 11 countries—Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New…

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‘It’s Out, And It’s UGLY’: 10 Reasons Why TPP Is A Total Freaking Disaster (VIDEO)

November 6, 2015

If America’s so great, why does our trade policy put corporations over people? “It’s out. And it’s UGLY,” declared an indignant Thom Hartmann after looking over the newly-released rolling U.S. trade policy disaster known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Or, as…

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Clinton’s Sudden Opposition To TPP Means Absolutely Nothing

October 8, 2015

In what everyone is making out to be big, huge, earth-shattering news, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out in opposition to the Transpacific Trade Partnership: “Hillary Rodham Clinton dealt a significant blow to President Obama in his efforts…

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TPP Edges Closer To Reality, Leaving Obama With A Shameful Legacy

June 23, 2015

This is not good news. Trade Promotional Authority, a key requirement for the eventual passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is headed to the desk of President Obama:  President Obama’s fast-track trade bill cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday in the Senate,…

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