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As the White House prepares to submit the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress in the coming months, it has been touting its record on trade enforcement to persuade lawmakers to vote for the 12-nation pact. The United Steelworkers union on Monday upped the ante on that front by asking President Barack Obama to impose a 50…

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American Politicians Sign Bad Trade Agreements Because They Don’t Understand International Law

  The debate over signing the awful Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement is hamstrung by the fact that some American politicians don’t seem to understand what international law is. [Ian Fletcher| April 15, 2016 |Huffington Post] They talk about signing this agreement like it’s a lease on an storefront in Indianapolis, where what’s written down on paper really…

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