Republicans Prep Senate for Neutering

Forty-eight Republicans and 14 Democrats voted to close debate on fast-track authority for President Obama this morning and set up a final vote for Wednesday. Some Democrats had been resisting the so-called “trade promotion authority,” or TPA, bill, but after a procedural maneuver that took out some of the parts they objected to and pasted them […]

Democrats Help Block Obama’s Rush for Power

Will wonders never cease? For once, Democrats’ distaste for corporate power is serving the American people. A sizable number of House Democrats — 144, to be exact — joined 158 Republicans in blocking the double-secret, hush-hush trade legislation that would have given King Obama vast new powers to go around Congress on world trade deals. […]

Ryan Channels Pelosi: You’ll See Obamatrade After We Vote On It

Remember when then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”? Remember when we foolishly thought voting Republican would mean a change in that kind of imperious attitude? Well, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan brought to mind both those memories last night when […]