Garcia Cons Rangel on Peru Trade Deal

This is going to be a little complicated to explain but stay with me. It’s important. After secret negotiations with the White House last May, the Democratic leadership (Pelosi, Reid, Hoyer and Rangel) agreed to remove provisions in the proposed trade agreement with Peru that would have demanded...

Phil Hare: The Real Opposition On Peru Deal

I mentioned the other day that a revolt was brewing in the Democratic rank-and-file over the unconscionable trade deal with Peru that the House plans to vote on today. It’s a sad commentary on the state of the party that the only opposition from Democrats is coming from freshmen representatives within...

Democratic Revolt Brewing Over Peru Deal

You would probably have expected to see a revolt of the Democratic rank-and-file against its leadership over, say, telecom immunity, the Mukasey nomination, the continued funding of the Iraq war, or any number of other high-profile hot-button issues with Constitutional ramifications that endanger our...

Edwards Takes Stand Against Trade Deals, Obama Supports – and Misrepresents – Them

The last couple of weeks have been troubling for Democrats looking to support Barack Obama, particularly progressives. First he invites a right-wing preacher and gospel singer who is also a homophobe to perform at his gospel concert in South Carolina. When he’s criticized for this, his campaign sends...

Democrats Support Secret Trade Deal that Lets Corps Evade Taxes

M. Tedesco has offered me the chance to post here from time to time and I’m taking advantage of his – misplaced, probably – generosity by discussing Bush’s truly rotten trade deal with Panama and the Democratic leadership that is hip-deep in the drive to make sure it passes. David...

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