According to a letter obtained by Firedoglake, 12 United States Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convey their opposition to the “prospect of renewing Trade Promotion Authority” or fast track authority. Specifically mentioned in the context of that opposition is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Two trade bills that shred national sovereignty as well as labor, environmental, and financial regulations passed in democratic governments.
|By: DSWright Thursday January 16, 2014 10:50 am|
|By: Peterr Saturday September 28, 2013 1:59 pm|
Rodger McDaniel — a lawyer who served 10 years in the Wyoming state legislature before entering seminary and becoming a Presbyterian pastor — says in the acknowledgements to Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt, “Honestly, I never so much wanted to write a book, as I wanted to tell this story.” And what a story it is.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 12, 2012 2:01 pm|
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren officially received her committee assignments today, and she will sit on the Senate Banking Committee, with key oversight over Wall Street and the financial system. Progressives agitated for weeks for Warren to get this spot, and in the end it wasn’t that difficult a lift. I’m looking forward to future hearings from the committee, especially when Wall Street’s finest makes the trip to testify.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday November 1, 2012 8:00 pm|
Never do I feel so powerless and deflated in my role as a citizen as I do toward the end of an election season, but 2012 is quickly reaching a new level of awfulness. I just can’t wait for this to be over. From the top of the ticket on down (except for a few bright spots I’ll get to later), the dispiriting sense that “winning” can only be called such because losing is flat-out unthinkable, given that almost half of the electorate is evidently willing and eager to elect into office a party that holds them in utter contempt.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday October 24, 2012 7:34 am|
Pam has already touched on David Freedlander’s piece about the decline of independent blogs 10 years down the road. There are many things that are true in his long piece, but he somehow doesn’t manage to ask the rather obvious question — where’s the money?
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 19, 2012 7:30 am|
If President Obama can hold on to Ohio, where he is currently favored to win, he only needs to capture one or two other swing states to get to 270 Electoral College votes.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday October 11, 2012 8:00 pm|
Tonight, millions of Americans will settle in for a debate between a fresh-faced prodigy from Middle America with a lot of Big Ideas (not to mention cat food hot dish recipes), go head to head with a tired Washington Insider with an admittedly undisciplined mouth. But only one of them is a douchebag.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 21, 2012 7:00 pm|
The collapse for Mitt Romney isn’t the only good news Democrats have gotten recently. The chances of the party retaining control of the Senate have improved at least in part to strong polling coming out of Wisconsin. Multiple polls this week all show Democrat Tammy Baldwin holds a modest lead in the Senate race against former Governor Tommy Thompson.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday September 10, 2012 7:23 pm|
The Senate race in Wisconsin took an ugly turn last week. A GOP staffer to Tommy Thompson’s Senate campaign dredged up a more-than-two-year-old video of Tammy Baldwin dancing on an outdoor stage at a Pride performance at the University campaign in Madison, and link/tweeted, just before the Congresswoman spoke at the DNC last week.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday February 15, 2012 7:15 pm|
Al Franken has a video out informing borrowers that they may be contacted if they’re eligible for a cash payment from a wrongful foreclosure or the opportunity to refinance or get a principal reduction on their loans. It’s more of a public service announcement than anything. Meanwhile, Tammy Baldwin joined others in criticizing Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker for proposing to divert settlement funds to the state treasury.