BREAKING NEWS ….. “Senate Blocks TTP Fastrack Authority”!!


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~~May 12, 2015~~ 

BREAKING NEWS

Trade vote set for defeat, dealing tough blow to Obama 

“Sorry Sir, Mr. President … this should also happen to your approval to drill for oil in the Artic”.

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The Senate has rejected Obama’s fast-track authority for the TPP in a stunning victory for workers and the environment. Now it’s nearly impossible for the corporate trade deal to pass before Congress begins recess on Memorial Day.

Washington (CNN)

President Barack Obama’s free trade push was blocked in the Senate on Tuesday as Democrats rebelled, throwing one of his biggest priorities in his remaining years in the White House into doubt.
Roughly 14 pro-trade Democrats emerged from a Tuesday afternoon meeting with other Senate Democrats saying they wouldn’t vote to take up the trade bill —

which then failed on a 52-45 vote.

The Democrats complained that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was refusing to add a package of pro-worker provisions to the bill that many in the GOP see as unrelated and too costly.

Opposition to the measure, which would allow for quick approval of the 12-country free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been building among progressive Democrats for some time. But there was still hope at the White House that aggressive lobbying from Obama would be enough to cobble together votes needed to at least allow the Senate to debate the bill.

Warren and her fellow progressives have long been an outspoken opponent of the bill for the same reason — that it largely removes Congress’ ability to weigh in on the deal until after it’s been negotiated, a process that critics say has been done in secret and in close cooperation with lobbyists and special interests.

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Warren reiterated those complaints in an interview with NPR Tuesday morning.

“The way I see this, that’s a tilted process, and a tilted process yields a tilted result,” she said.

More broadly, progressives are wary of a new free-trade deal because they believe it would draw jobs overseas and hurt American workers.

During a speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Warren gave voice to those concerns, warning that “this country is in real trouble.”

“We cannot continue to run this country for the top 10%. We can’t keep pushing through trade deals that benefit multi-national companies at the expense of workers,” she said.

“Government cannot continue to be the captive of the rich and the powerful. Working people cannot be forced to give up more and more as they get squeezed harder and harder.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/12/politics/free-trade-fast-track-vote/index.html

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/241770-trade-vote-set-for-defeat-dealing-tough-blow-to-obama

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~~RELATED~~

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/something-to-think-about-stop-the-tpp-fasttrack/

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~~TPP~~

The Dirtiest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of

~~Published on Nov 7, 2014~~

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could cost us our internet freedom, labor rights, access to affordable medicine, the safety of our food, and protections that keep our water and air clean.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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The political debate that almost wasn’t …. in Florida!!


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~~October 16, 2014~~

SCOTT, CRIST AND A FAN

I’m a resident of the state of Florida since 1999. I must confess that I’m not involved with local politics except for the fact that I vote in the local elections. 

I’m not a faithful follower and I don’t have the all the facts. My knowledge is superficial …. and I prefer that it stays that way. Political parties aside, the rumors as the current Governor Rick Scott was involved in a case of fraud and during an investigation/grand jury or whatever legal proceeding it was, he invoked the 5th amendment 75 times. 

The previous governor was Charlie Crist, the current opposition candidate. However, when Mr. Crist was governor of Florida, he was a member of the Republican Party. I’m not informed about the details of why he “converted” but currently he’s running as a candidate for the Democratic Party. 

My current belief is that neither one of them is worth our real support and backing. However, one must be definitely voted out.

~~ I ALREADY VOTED~~

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~Rick Scott refused to take the debate stage because Charlie Crist had a fan~

Washington (CNN) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to go onstage for the first seven minutes of a debate Thursday night, October 14, 2014, because his opponent had a fan.

No, not a rowdy supporter in the audience. An actual electric fan.

Scott’s Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, had set up a small fan underneath his podium, apparently trying to keep himself from sweating under the Broward College stage’s lights. Scott saw the fan, a prop that often accompanies Crist at public appearances, as a violation of the debate’s rules and said he wouldn’t participate.

The moderators tried to explain the disagreement while Republicans in the audience chided Crist for breaking rules — at least as Scott saw them — against props on stage.

“We have an extremely peculiar situation right now,” moderator Elliott Rodriguez, a local news anchor, said as the broadcast started.

“Are we really going to debate a fan?” Crist said while standing alone on stage.

Several minutes later, Scott relented and joined the debate.

“That has to be the most unique beginning to any debate,” Rodriguez said as Scott walked onto the stage.

From there, the moderators largely tried to ignore the episode.

But it had already sparked a social media firestorm, with Twitter users launching the hashtag “#fangate,” and a mock Twitter handle devoted solely to Crist’s fan — @CCristFan — had its moment in the sun.

Fangate was all some people could think about.

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/15/politics/florida-debate-fangate/index.html?hpt=po_c2

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~Rick Scott Refuses to Debate Charlie Crist over Small Fan~

~Published on Oct 15, 2014~

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delayed the start of a debate because of an electric fan below Democratic challenger Charlie Crist’s podium. Crist was alone on the stage for about five minutes before the debate Wednesday, October 15, 2014, night at Broward College due to a perceived violation by Scott against the use of electronic devices.

“Are we really going to debate a fan?” Crist said, standing alone at the podiums set up for two candidates. The former governor is known for bringing a portable electronic fan for interviews, speeches and other public appearances.

“This is remarkable over a trivial issue no matter which side you’re on,” said Frank Denton, editor of the Florida Times-Union, one of the debate monitors.

After about seven minutes, Gov. Scott took the stage and the debate began.

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“I won’t debate without my fan.”

“I won’t debate with your fan.” 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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