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    Morning Bell: Why Are Liberals Actively Helping Terrorists?

    On April 26, Barack Obama supporter Bill Richardson met with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in an attempt to secure the release of Americans being held in Colombia by the Marxist-inspired Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Besides helping to legitimize Chavez’s longstanding goal of becoming a regional power, the meeting … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Liberal in Congress are desperate to satisfy both their labor union masters who oppose all trade and their new Wall Street donors who generally support open trade policies. To this end, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is desperately trying to blame the House’s failure to even vote on the Colombia Free … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Atlantic editor Robert Kaplan blogged on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement Friday: All the debate about Colombian free trade has obscured something important: Colombia is far safer now than it was five years ago. In fact, if Iraq were reclaiming terrorist-controlled areas as effectively as Colombia is, even the most … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Colombia Tariff Ticker Your browser does not support iframes. Please visit Trade.gov to view the Colombia Tariff Ticker. The Commerce Department has launced the above “Colombia Tariff Ticker” to highlight just how much money American businesses are losing in tariffs paid to the Colombian government. Tariffs that would be reduced … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) informed Republicans this week that she would hold the Colombia Free Trade Agreement hostage until they agreed to billions in new deficit spending that she says  is necessary to “stimulate” the economy. Never mind that the checks from the first round of deficit spending have … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Since liberals took over Congress, they’ve chosen to abandon the pro-free trade policies of President Bill Clinton in the ’90s and embrace a neo-protectionism that is costing the U.S. economy millions and undercutting our reputation as a reliable ally in South America. Heritage scholars James Roberts and Ray Walser lay out just … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    McClatchy columnist Daniel Weintraub takes California lawmakers to task for opposing the Colombia Free Trade Agreement despite its many benefits for the Golden State: Californians gain more from free trade than the people of almost any state in the country. But their leading representative in Congress – House Speaker Nancy … More

    Betraying an Ally

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe still holds out hope that liberals in Congress will throw off their protectionist blinders and embrace the Colombian Free Trade Agreement. Thus his diplomatic response to questions from the Washington Post this weekend: Q. The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement was not brought to the floor of … More

    American Leadership on Free Trade, RIP April 10, 2008

    Many liberals who are smart enough to support free trade are slowly beginning to realize just how protectionist the Democratic Party has become. Fareed Zakaria reports that one argument he often hears from supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is “that they don’t really mean what they say, that … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The damage from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is still being calculated around the world. The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson explains how it hurts the very people Pelosi claims she is trying to help: What House Democrats did was particularly perverse. They suspended … More