Hillary Clinton has finally taken a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. After helping to negotiate the deal as secretary of state, praising it as the “gold standard” for trade agreements, and describing it in her 2014 memoir Hard Choices as “the signature economic pillar of our strategy in Asia,” Clinton has decided to oppose the TPP.
The official Washington line on Vladimir Putin’s military action is as follows: It is a mistake, demonstrating Russian weakness, sure to get the Russian military stuck in a “quagmire,” according to President Obama. Josh Earnest, the president’s press secretary, took that observation one further, comparing Putin’s policies to those of the Bush administration (the sickest of White House …
Hillary Clinton has experience running for president against Barack Obama. She did it in 2008, and failed. Eight years later, Hillary still really wants to be president, so in an effort to win over Democratic voters in the primary, she’s running against Obama again, on a host of major issues, such as:
Last week, President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan announced that he was leaving at the end of the year. Far less attention has been paid to the string of other high-profile resignations that have rocked the administration since September 22, when Bloomberg reported that John Allen, the retired general Obama hand-picked to lead the U.S. war effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was stepping down.