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Obama Visits Asia Pacific Nations Awaiting Action On TPP Trade Deal

May 21, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
President Obama heads to Japan and Vietnam, two nations waiting for the U.S. to act on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the long-stalled multilateral trade pact.
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With European trade deal unfinished, Obama to head to Germany in the spring

December 31, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama will head to Hanover, Germany in late April to attend a trade fair, the White House announced Wednesday, part of the administration's push to secure a European trade deal before he leaves office.
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Hillary Clinton comes out against Obama’s Pacific trade deal

October 8, 2015
Anne Gearan, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Wednesday that she opposes an expansive 12-nation Pacific Rim free-trade accord finalized by the Obama administration this week, breaking sharply with the president over a deal she had championed while serving as secretary of state.
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The insider Pacific trade deal is a tough sell in an outsider year

October 6, 2015
Christi Parsons, Michael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
In a political year distinguished by voter hunger for “outsiders,” the new Pacific trade agreement — the ultimate in insider deals — is shaping up to be a tough sell.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached

October 5, 2015
Jackie Calmes | The New York Times
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia.
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How Barack Obama joined hands with Republicans to conquer his party on trade

June 26, 2015
Manu Raju, Jake Sherman | POLITICO
When it was all but over, and the trade legislation that President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans spent many agonizing months brokering was on the brink of law, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was left to lament that she and her party had been shut out by the president she helped elect.
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Obama Bolsters His Leverage With Trade Victory, but at a Cost

June 25, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama’s success in rescuing his high-priority trade legislation from a rebellion by fellow Democrats strengthens his hand internationally and paves the way for completion of the most expansive economic agreement in generations.
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'Fast track' trade bill clears key Senate hurdle

June 24, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
President Obama's embattled trade agenda received new life Tuesday as the U.S. Senate advanced a key part of a legislative package in a necessary procedural vote.
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