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  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton set up a potential clash over sensitive trade legislation with the White House on Tuesday, urging steps to prevent currency manipulation and lawsuits by foreign companies against governments. The White House also ratcheted up pressure on lawmakers, threatening to veto...

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton clashed with the White House on Tuesday saying she wants any trade legislation to address concerns over "currency manipulation," dealing a damaging blow to one of President Barack Obama's key policies for his second term. Soon after Clinton spoke on the campaign trail in Iowa,...

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she wants any trade legislation to address concerns over "currency manipulation," a view that puts her at odds with the White House over granting fast-track Trade Promotion Authority to the president. The Senate is to vote this week on the fast-track measure that...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday he is prepared to stay as long as necessary to pass legislation key to a Pacific trade pact before lawmakers go on a break at the end of this week. Hatch, a Republican, said there is no reason for debate to drag on, despite potentially dozens of amendments to legislation to streamline...

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- Top Republicans predicted on Sunday that both chambers of Congress would muster the votes to pass the "fast-track" authority sought by President Barack Obama to negotiate major trade deals, despite opposition from Obama's fellow Democrats. We'll pass it later this week, "Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview with ABC.

  • Bernanke slams Warren's new Fed bill Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (R).

    The former Fed chairman decried proposed legislation that would limit the U.S. central bank's lending authority during a crisis.

  • *Senate backs import duties for currency manipulators. Just two days after Democrats defied Obama to block debate on a bill to "fast-track" trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal through Congress, the Senate voted 65 to 33 to move ahead with consideration of the measure. Strong support for the bill on this second go-round suggests senators...

  • *Senate backs import duties for currency manipulators. Just two days after Democrats defied Obama to block debate on the "fast-track" trade negotiating authority that he needs to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, the Senate voted 65 to 33 to move ahead with considering the measure. Republicans voted in lock-step to give supporters of the...

  • What all the fighting is about over Pacific trade Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a United Steelworkers rally in opposition to the proposed “fast-track” bill, or trade promotion authority, in Washington, April 15, 2015.

    Although the White House won a minor victory on Wednesday, Obama's push for trade fast-track is just the beginning of the battle.

  • *Senate backs import duties for currency manipulators. The Senate voted 78 to 20 to allow the United States to slap import duties on goods from countries found to be artificially lowering the value of their currencies to gain an export advantage, despite objections from the White House that the measure would breach international trade laws.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- President Barack Obama's trade agenda, which focuses squarely on developing stronger ties with Asia, gets a shot at new life on Thursday when the U.S. Senate is set to hold an important test vote on legislation to help him complete a Pacific Rim deal. Just two days earlier, Obama's own Democrats defied him and blocked consideration of the "...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. senators reached a deal on Wednesday to move forward this week with legislation key to the proposed 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, a day after a Democratic rebellion dealt a blow to the White House's trade agenda. "The plan... will provide our Democratic colleagues with a way forward without killing the bill," Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The U.S. Senate appears to be closing in on a deal to begin voting on a controversial trade deal a day after a Democrat rebellion appeared to hurt the chances of President Barack Obama winning swift authorization to complete a Pacific trade pact. A procedural vote could come as early as this week on the fast track authority, enabling a full debate...

  • Despite losing control of the Senate in November's elections, Democrats showed they can and will block legislation that they dislike as effectively as Republicans did for years, ending a brief, recent run of bipartisan achievements. "The simple fact is that to pass the Senate, bills must have strong Democratic support," Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in a...

  • Despite losing control of the Senate in November's elections, Democrats showed they can and will block legislation that they dislike as effectively as Republicans did for years, ending a brief, recent run of bipartisan achievements. "The simple fact is that to pass the Senate, bills must have strong Democratic support," Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama's monetary and regulatory policies have stymied economic growth by allowing financial assets to grow...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- A draft Republican bill in the U.S. Senate takes aim at bank rules and insurance regulations, also limiting restrictions on mortgage requirements and proposes restructuring the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators. The 216- page, eight section report released on Tuesday was crafted by the staff of Senator Richard Shelby of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama had failed to curb spending and that his regulatory policies had led to stagnant growth.

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back at President Barack Obama in their tussle over "fast track" authorization to negotiate a Pacific Rim trade treaty, a power she says could be used in the future to weaken Wall Street reforms. The president, who wants expedited negotiating power to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress, said last week that...