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If obligations are drafted precisely, and general exceptions included, international economic agreements should not interfere with domestic public policy.
Two new investigations, and a coordinated effort by a group of leading academics, are making the road steeper for President Obama's trade deal.
Financiers will use it to bet on lawsuits, while taxpayers foot the bill.
Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.
The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.