Can the U.S. Bring Back Jobs?

Throughout the 2016 election cycle, one of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s most impassioned – and oft-repeated – promises should he move into the White House next year is the recovery of millions of jobs previously offshored to China, Mexico and elsewhere. [Andrew Soergel | July 11, 2016 |US News] The rhetoric has struck home with…

Why TPP Vote Count Doesn’t Add Up – At Least 9 Pro-Fast Track GOP Voters are Now “No” on TPP vs. Zero Flipping the Other Way

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2016 CONTACT:  Candice Johnson at [email protected] and 202-434-1168 Why TPP Vote Count Doesn’t Add Up – At Least 9 Pro-Fast Track GOP Voters are Now “No” on TPP vs. Zero Flipping the Other Way  Washington – Last year, just five votes in the House of Representatives would have flipped the outcome of the “fast track”…

Global establishment scrambles to defend free trade

Hillary Clinton faces an election that has come to revolve around the legitimacy of a political establishment that she epitomizes. And no issue has fueled that challenge – in the US and Europe alike – more powerfully than international trade. [Simon Tilford| July 29, 2016 |Project Indicate] LONDON – According to conventional economic wisdom, free…

Crony Capitalists Counter Attack for TPP

Democrats ripped President Barack Obama’s Asia Pacific trade deal in Philadelphia this week, much as Republicans had the week before in Cleveland. But despite the boisterous politics and candidates’ dead-on-arrival declarations, business groups have launched a well-funded, national effort to lobby their way to TPP approval. [Megan Cassella| August 1, 2016 |Politico] Caterpillar Inc. hosted…