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Secret TPP deal would void democracy

July 10, 2013 - The Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade agreement written with help from the likes of Walmart and Halliburton -- would enhance corporations' power to sue governments over laws they don't like, increase pressure for fracking, and make job-killers like NAFTA look puny. Congress will soon debate whether to fast-track it.

Taylor's Alibi Goes South; Other CAFTA Sagas

July 29, 2005 - The saga surrounding Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC) and his missing vote against CAFTA is taking some interesting new turns. Taylor continues to insist that he tried to vote against the trade deal, but that his voting card didn't work.

CAFTA Drama Shakes the South

July 28, 2005 - Since CAFTA passed the House by just one vote this morning -- 217-215 -- you can point to any one of the "ayes" as the "deciding vote." But as we predicted yesterday, the most gripping drama was in the South, where enough Southern Reps were big enough question marks that they could effectively extort dozens of

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South Key to CAFTA Vote; DLC Out of Touch?

July 27, 2005 - As Congress gears up for a vote tonight on the Central American Free Trade Agreement -- with Texas Rep. Tom DeLay promising a win -- the heart of the fight is in the U.S. South. As the Raleigh News & Observer reported on Monday, the region just isn't going for it:

NC Workers: Not Buying CAFTA

July 15, 2005 - As I write, the president is jetting towards North Carolina again, this time to fluff up sagging support for CAFTA. What is it with Bush and adjacent Southern states? First it was the sojourn to a remote (read: no protesters) location in the Smoky Mountains on Earth Day to celebrate the undermining of air pollution laws.

Big Sugar and the Fight Over CAFTA

May 16, 2005 - As the Washington Post reported last Friday, President Bush is struggling to rescue the "floundering" Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and could be in for a "rare defeat" in Congress on the pact.