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Trump starts NAFTA renegotiation

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The Trump administration notified Congress Thursday that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) starting the process to fix the trade imbalances harming American workers. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sent a letter to Congress informing lawmakers that negotiations would soon begin. “With this letter, we intend to notify not just Congress, but all our trading partners, that ...

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Mexico and Canada agree to renegotiate NAFTA after Trump threatens to pull out

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President Donald Trump announced Thursday that both Mexico and Canada have agreed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) just a day after the United States had threatened to pull out. On Wednesday, a CNN report announced that Trump was considering an executive order to end U.S. participation in NAFTA. The White House is currently mulling an executive ...

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U.S. slaps new tariff on Canadian lumber imports

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The U.S. Department of Commerce imposed tariffs on Canadian softwood imports after trade talks on U.S. milk exports fell through. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the taxes announced Monday evening were being imposed after trade negotiations between the two countries failed to produce a positive outcome for the United States. “It has been a bad week for U.S.-Canada trade relations,” ...

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Big Labor Changes Horses

James Hoffa applauds Trump on TPP NAFTA

Unions have been unabashedly in the tank for the Democrat party for decades, but with President Trump’s pro-worker policies, big labor is shifting its allegiance and it could have election consequences for a long time. In a Sunday morning interview on Fox Business News, Teamsters Union president James Hoffa applauded President Trump for pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Hoffa: ...

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White House Announces Withdrawal from TPP and Renegotiation of NAFTA

In a statement posted on the White House website, President Trump’s administration seems ready to live up to his promises on trade deals starting immediately. The announcement states that America will be withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and requesting that the members of NAFTA renegotiate the terms of that agreement or the U.S.A. will withdraw from that agreement as well. ...

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Trump will meet with Mexican President on Wednesday

I cannot even imagine the agenda being considered by both sides, but Donald Trump has accepted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s invite to meet. Peña Nieto invited both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to visit Mexico last Friday, his office said in a statement provided to The Washington Post on Tuesday night. Although no meetings have been confirmed, ...

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Free trade is for idiots

For decades, globalists and libertarian free trade ideologues have been telling us that free trade has been “good” for America, that it’s a traditional conservative/Republican policy, and that any suggestion that America should protect its industry – i.e. protectionism – is a Big Government policy and a betray of “free market principles”. Free trade is the religion of the CATO ...

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Rick Perry – Is He the ‘Right’ Candidate?

Texas governor Rick Perry is said to announce his entry into the 2012 Presidential race on Saturday. But, is he the ‘right’ person for the job? Perry is the longest standing governor in Texas. He entered office as governor in December 2000 and still in the office today. Until 1989 Perry was a Democrat. The Hill.com said this morning that “the ...

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