The Democratic Party's draft policy agenda reflects a shift in the debate over a tax on financial transactions that would curb short-term speculation and generate massive revenue.
TransCanada is suing the US government for $15 billion in damages under NAFTA rules. The TPP would increase the chances of similar lawsuits in the future.
Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter: @jonletman.