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1. New poll: Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 18, 2015

A trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is meeting with bipartisan support and bipartisan opposition in Washington. The agreement, still in negotiations, would lower trade barriers among 12 countries in North America and eastern Asia. Proponents say the pact could open markets for many American products, while detractors argue that it would make imported goods cheaper and drive U.S. jobs overseas. What do you think? This week's question: Do you support the Trans-Pacific partnership? Cast your vote below. We also welcome your comments, questions and suggestions at politics@reply.smartbrief.com. We will post the results on Friday.


2. Clinton would pick Julian Castro as running mate, official says

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 18, 2015

Daily News (New York) (05/18)


3. ABC anchor is under fire over donations to Clinton Foundation

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 15, 2015

The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (05/14)


4. Climate change is an "immediate risk" to America, Obama says

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 20, 2015

Global warming constitutes an immediate threat to American interests and homeland security, President Barack Obama asserted today in a speech at the Coast Guard Academy. Separately, the White House published a report calling climate change an "accelerant of instability" that will "change the nature of U.S. military missions." The Washington Times (05/20) The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (05/20)


5. Columnist Ian Tuttle: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg politicized the Supreme Court

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 20, 2015

National Review (05/20)


6. GOP could be caught off guard if SCOTUS strikes down health care law

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 18, 2015

The Washington Times (05/17)


7. Analysis: How atheists could change the face of U.S. politics

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 18, 2015

Bloomberg (05/17)


8. Former Ore. governor scrapped health care exchange to avoid political fallout

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 19, 2015

The Washington Times (05/18)


9. Summertime, and campaigning is easy

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 18, 2015

Hillary Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon, gatecrashes a sing-along summer picnic in this "Saturday Night Live" skit. Those around her may be surfing and wearing skimpy clothes, but Clinton is campaigning hard and refusing to take off her wool suit jacket. "I'm hot for America," she declares. YouTube (05/17)


10. Columnist Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig: The decline and fall of the religious right

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | May 15, 2015

The New Republic (free registration) (05/14)




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