Organizing for Action Tries to Soothe Dems With Misleading Email on Fast Track Trade Authority

The millions of people who signed up to get email from Mitt Romney in 2012 would be pretty irked if they started getting messages now from his team about a super new bill in Congress that raises taxes, cuts the Pentagon’s budget in half and forcibly marries every registered Republican man to Neil Patrick Harris.

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US Military Spending Still Up 45% Over Pre-9/11 Levels; More Than Next 7 Countries Combined

Despite a decline in military spending since 2010, U.S. defense expenditures are still 45 percent higher than they were before the 9/11 terror attacks put the country on a seemingly permanent war footing. And despite massive regional buildups spurred by conflict in the Ukraine and the Middle East, the U.S. spends more on its military than the next seven top-spending countries combined.

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Pleads “Guilty” on Failing to Cover TPP Trade Pact

MSNBC TV personality Joe Scarborough pled “guilty” to not giving the major Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal enough coverage when I spoke to him about the issue over the weekend. I caught up with the Morning Joe cohost at the First in the Nation conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, a gathering of potential Republican presidential candidates and local activists.

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Sony Emails Show Industry Execs Pushing for Trade Deal

Broadcast media has not devoted much air time to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, an agreement that will greatly impact 40 percent of the global economy, but hacked emails from Sony reveal that media industry executives have been engaged in active discussions about the agreement behind closed doors.

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