| May 13, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Here's a look at some common questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious...
| May 6, 2015
| 3:15 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling upon President Obama to cancel his plans to visit Nike's corporate headquarters this week as part of the White House's push to drum up support for a major new trade agreement.
Sanders said the shoe giant, which has...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 7:00 AM
You know that old joke about how to tell when a politician is lying?
Along those lines, here's how to tell when politicians are looking for a way to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership without looking like a protectionist or a captive of organized...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:03 PM
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker expressed optimism Monday that long negotiations over a new trade pact with Pacific Rim countries would take major steps forward this year.
A measure granting President Barack Obama "fast...
| May 19, 2015
| 2:41 PM
The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
| May 19, 2015
| 8:28 AM
After an early setback, a bill that would empower President Obama in negotiating trade agreements cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bipartisan vote. Both of Florida's senators — Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco...
| May 18, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Starting in 1994, NAFTA and other trade deals wiped out most taxes on foreign-made clothing, while doing nothing to protect worker rights or the environment abroad.
Overnight, American workers had to compete with countries that tolerated child labor,...
| May 17, 2015
| 8:50 PM
President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are trying to pass a bill granting the president the authority to fast-track trade agreements through Congress. If passed, Congress would be forced to vote up or down on any administration-...
| May 14, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Sitting across the table in my radio studio, California Congressman John Garamendi grabbed his head in disbelief when I asked him about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "What's the president doing?" It's the same reaction I've received from many...
| May 1, 2015
| 5:04 AM
WASHINGTON — While Florida business leaders are rallying support for an emerging trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations, many of their representatives in Congress plan to vote against attempts to speed approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific...
| May 13, 2015
| 11:09 AM
For a long time, there was a bipartisan consensus for free trade. President George H.W. Bush, a Republican, negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement and Democrat Bill Clinton got it passed. It prevailed in the Senate in 1993 with the support...