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Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Tue Jul 7, 2015 06:29 AM CDT

Campaigning for his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Barack Obama says if we don't write the rules in Asia, the Chinese will write them. Let's take a moment to consider that argument.

Congress will have to consider it soon. The president's negotiators hope to reach agreement with the other 11 TPP nations this summer, after which Congress must say yea or nay. Convincing the legislators won't be easy, judging by the fight over Trade Promotion Authority. TPA smooths the way for trade deals by eliminating the possibility of Congressional amendments. House and Senate leaders had to do backflips to get it ...

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