Trump Blazes New Political Trail in First Week

Donald Trump didn’t waste any time getting started on his ambitious agenda. His first 72 hours in office have been defined by a frenetic pace, firing off executive orders, meeting with various groups, and setting out some broad parameters for his legislative agenda. Sadly, if you read the media, you’d hardly know about any of…
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Clinton’s Free Trade Flip-Flop Proves She’s Untrustworthy

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership this week. The media is portraying it as a big blow to President Obama’s agenda. But the biggest blow comes to Clinton’s already-diminished credibility. In an interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff, Clinton said, “As of today, I am not in favor of what I…
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Hillary Clinton’s Free Trade Flip Flop

Hillary Clinton is in a bind on free trade and she knows it. As Secretary of State she could not have been more effusive in her praise for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal that could tie together nations that represent nearly 40 percent of global GDP and one-third of all world trade. “It’s fair…
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Democrats’ Intra-Party Squabbling Undermine Obama’s Trade Package

President Obama has never fashioned himself to be a blue-collar politician. He’s never been the type to engage in the glad-handing, ego stroking, or even arm-twisting, so often greases the wheels of Washington votes. Members of both parties have labeled him “remote,” “frosty,” “distant,” and only willing to engage in “perfunctory” relationships. As Scott Wilson…
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