President Obama was handed a horrific defeat Friday in Congress as his own Party deserted him to thwart trade legislation for which he had personally lobbied and which he viewed as a keystone of his second term legacy. The vote, which was on a measure crucial to passage of the legislation, wasn’t even close, as the House rejected a trade adjustment assistance (TAA) package by 302-126.
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Sometimes there is just your normal, everyday spin at the White House. And sometimes, things become truly Orwellian. That was the case Thursday when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried to claim that the decision to increase U.S. forces in Iraq by up to 450 troops and to begin basing forces at another air base was reflective of the success of President Obama’s strategy. That’s
Friday, June 12, 2015 Good morning! In the news today: Trade bill hangs by a thread as Obama heads to Capitol Hill to save it; all government workers’ data hacked; Hillary to announce Saturday; NAACP leader faked being black; and the brutal charismatic who escaped from prison in NY. Have a great weekend. Keith Trade bill now a tossup . . . Hours before one of