Feud Escalates Over Trade
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From the LeftObama Fires Back At Elizabeth Warren And Trade Critics, Escalating Democratic Feud
President Barack Obama pushed back against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Democratic critics of his trade agenda on Friday, accusing them of spreading "misinformation that stirs up the base but ultimately doesn't serve them."
Obama surprised reporters by appearing on a conference call with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in effort to rebut criticisms from Warren and other key Democrats, who worry that his pending Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will exacerbate income inequality and undermine key regulations.
"The idea that we can shut down globalization, reduce trade … is wrong-headed," Obama said...
From the CenterObama Escalates Feud With His Fellow Democrats Over Pacific Trade Deal
President Barack Obama escalated a public feud over international trade with the liberal wing of his own party, a brawl that threatens to undermine one of the key goals for the White House this year.
The schism over trade widened with several testy exchanges this week between Mr. Obama and his liberal base, including remarks Friday in which the president said critics were mischaracterizing the deal.
From the RightElizabeth Warren: Let people see trade deal ‘before we have to grease the skids’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is calling on President Obama to make a proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations public before Congress decides whether to press forward on it.
Ms. Warren said members of Congress can read the deal but “aren’t allowed to talk about it.”
“So now it’s the case that the president says that he wants the American people to judge this deal based on the facts, but to do that, he’s got to make the deal pu