Fast-track controversial trade bill – Congress strikes a deal

Before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the trade pact Thursday: Senator Robert Menendez, seated at table, and standing from left, Senators Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland and Ron Wyden of Oregon; Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew; and Michael Froman, the United States trade representative.

Congress strikes deal to fast-track controversial trade bill | MSNBC >by: Associated Press |04/16/15 04:17 PM—Updated 04/16/15 09:14 PM | Noteworthy Re-Post: 04/19/2015 3:03:19 AM | WASHINGTON (AP) – Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress’ review and move forward with talks on a sweeping partnership with Pacific nations. Obama […]


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Rethinking the Social Security strategy by Democrats

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, visited Iowa last month, promoting expanded benefits.

Democrats Rethink Social Security Strategy – WSJ Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, visited Iowa last month, promoting expanded benefits. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News >by: Laura Meckler | 04/05/2015 5:40 PM ET| Noteworthy Re-Post 04/12/2015 3:13:53 AM | For years, liberal Democrats have fought against proposals to cut Social Security benefits. Now, they’re pushing the party not just to defend benefits but to increase them, and that could present a problem […]


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Obama Chess Master – Huge Right Wing analysis fail

Obama: Putin is no chess master

Obama chess master – Huge Right Wing analysis fail (VIDEO)  >by Egberto Willies |12/24/2014 | RePost: 12/28/2014 7:03:15 AM| President Obama’s policy successes are bound to give the Right Wing heartburn especially given all the recent good news. The President has been touting his economic and other policy successes recently. Last quarter’s GDP came in much above expectations, the highest in over a decade. Does anyone remember the hyperventilation on […]


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Unemployment Numbers Down Again, Voters Reject President Obama’s Policies

Unemployment Line

Unemployment Numbers Down Again, Three Days After Voters Reject President Obama’s Policies | >by: Wes Williams | If only the News | 11/07/2014 | RePost 11/08/2014 8:59:57 AM| Three days after voters decided they wanted Republicans to run almost everything, everywhere, the latest report on jobs is in. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] says that 214,000 new jobs were created in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at […]


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Spotlight: Elizabeth Warren fires up progressives from coast to coast

Massachusetts Democrats

Elizabeth Warren fires up progressives from coast to coast >by Suzy Khimm | 07/17/14 07:02 AM—Updated 07/24/14 08:44 PM| For the left, it’s been a summer of Warren-palooza. In recent days, Elizabeth Warren has been in West Virginia and Kentucky, stumping for red-state Democrats who’ve openly embraced her populist message. The Massachusetts senator is now headed to Detroit to headline a big progressive confab on Friday, then to Los Angeles to speak […]


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