RT America -- June 12, 2015

Trade proposal shut down by House Dems – What’s it all mean?

House Democrats moved to grant fast-track authority to allow President Obama to negotiate the major trade proposal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but defeated the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) measure, which would provide workers assistance if they lost jobs do to trade deals, dealing a blow to Obama. RT takes a look at the whole picture and how the Obama has to move forward with a House vote next week. Manila Chan is joined by Lindsay France, Boom Bust’s Edward Harrison and Public Citizen’s Peter Maybarduk, as they sort through the paperwork and the proposals to fully understand what is happening on Capitol Hill.

Black or White? Race of Spokane NAACP head under question

Rachel Dolezal, president of the Spokane, Washington offices of the NAACP, is receiving major criticism over her racial identity. Her parents, both of whom are white, are claiming that she is attempting to pass as an African-America. Watching The Hawks’ Tabetha Wallace joins Manila Chan to give more details on the story.