PORTMAN PIGGYBACKS ON TRUMP:

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman invoked Trump’s ubiquitous Twitter feed in signaling his approval for the Republican presidential candidate’s get-tough-on-China trade policy. The former U.S. Trade Representative has taken a defensive stance on trade, including opposition to the TPP, as he tries to retain his seat in a state not too fond of free-trade agreements. [Adam…

Trump Spells Out the Specifics of his Trade Agenda

Donald Trump has just delivered his major speech on trade policy, at an aluminum plant in Monessen, PA. [Ian Fletcher | June 28, 2016 | Huffington Post] You can watch it on YouTube here. There’s a transcript here. Hillary Clinton recently gave a long speech attacking Trump on many things. In it, she retreated from her recent feint against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and attacked…

Sanders urges Dems to oppose holding TPP vote

Bernie Sanders is urging Democrats to oppose holding a vote on a massive Pacific Rim trade deal.  [Vicki Needham | June 27, 2016 | The Hill] The Vermont senator wants the party’s platform to make its opposition clear on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which the White House is trying to push through Congress before President…