Contending that corporate profits dictate the nation's foreign trade pacts, Democratic presidential contender John Edwards on Monday called for a "zero tolerance" policy that would freeze imports of harmful food, toys and other goods.
Speaking with an eye toward a forum of Democratic candidates to be sponsored by the AFL-CIO today in Chicago, Edwards said he would not abrogate the North American Free Trade Agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico. But, he said, he would renegotiate it to reflect his priorities for future trade pacts, including standards that allow for unionization of workers, environmental protection and controls on currency manipulation.
NAFTA was an initiative of the administration of Bill Clinton, whose wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, is a main rival of Edwards.
Backing Obama? No?
WASHINGTON - The daughter of Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani signaled she was supporting Democrat Barack Obama, then backed off.
On her Facebook profile, Caroline Giuliani, 17, listed herself as a member of Obama's Facebook group, "Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack)." She left the group Monday morning after Slate sent an inquiry. Later, a spokeswoman said she did not intend to comment on the race.