Boehner surrenders keys to U.S. sovereignty

boehner-obama2The Republican-dominated House has given President Obama what he wants: so-called “fast-track” authority to negotiate massive trade deals with other countries, cut Congress out of the negotiations and limit lawmakers’ participation to a simple yes or no vote when such treaties are concluded. And, if the Senate approves the revised bill, as expected, he will get it. The bill squeaked by on a House vote of 218 to 208. It was the second try in less than a week and the result of a strategy designed by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in consultation with President Obama. Read Article