Clinton backs TPP foes, complicating Obama push

Jun 16, 2015

Clinton backs TPP foes, complicating Obama push

Hillary Rodham Clinton complicated President Barack Obama’s quest for fast-track authority on his Pacific Rim trade pact Monday by throwing her support behind fellow Democrats who revolted against the measure last week, while the U.S. Congress further delayed action on related legislation. Clinton’s criticism ...

Heed Democrats, change terms on trade pact, Clinton urges Obama

Jun 15, 2015

Heed Democrats, change terms on trade pact, Clinton urges Obama

White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton urged President Barack Obama on Sunday to listen to fellow Democrats in Congress and change the terms of a trans-Pacific trade deal. The Republican-run House of Representatives refused on Friday to give Obama fast-track authority to negotiate it ...

Obama's quest for fast-track trade bill on hold in U.S. House

Jun 13, 2015

Obama's quest for fast-track trade bill on hold in U.S. House

A raging battle over President Barack Obama’s request for fast-track authority, seen as central to improving U.S. ties with Asia, will resume in the House of Representatives in the coming week, when lawmakers are expected to try to reverse Friday’s defeat of linchpin trade ...

Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him to German G-7 summit

Jun 8, 2015

Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him to German G-7 summit

U.S. President Barack Obama’s politically fraught trade quest in Washington trailed him across the Atlantic on Sunday, as he met with world leaders anxiously watching a debate on Capitol Hill that could impact the status of economic pacts with the Asia-Pacific region and with ...

| Jun 4, 2015

U.S. spying under spotlight with new surveillance law

The surveillance law enacted this week stands as the most significant curb on the U.S. government’s investigative authorities since the 1970s. But it is practically inconsequential in the universe of the National Security Agency’s vast digital spying operations, a technical overhaul of a marginal ...

Why U.S. billionaires may be unable to buy 2016 election

Jun 3, 2015

Why U.S. billionaires may be unable to buy 2016 election

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Campaign finance watchdog groups ...

Jun 3, 2015

Edward Snowden hails curbing of U.S. spying powers as 'historic'

Fugitive former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden on Tuesday hailed as “historic” efforts to end the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, while urging campaigners to go further. The United States Senate passed landmark legislation that limits the powers of the National Security Agency, ...