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Trump Taps China Critic Lighthizer for U.S. Trade Representative

January 3, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
Donald Trump has picked lawyer Robert Lighthizer to head the U.S. Trade Representative office, in a further sign the incoming administration will take a tougher line on China.
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Pacific Rim Nations Push Back on Free-Trade Skepticism

November 21, 2016
Ryan Dube, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
Leaders of Pacific Rim nations meeting here on Sunday are pushing back against growing skepticism toward free-trade deals in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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Donald Trump's meltdown, the debate over debates and Walmart moms face tough choice

August 12, 2016
Inside TIME Magazine's Trump cover story and why some independent voters think 2016 choice is "lesser of two evils."
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Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy

June 29, 2016
Jill Colvin, Lisa Lerer | AP
In a speech Tuesday, Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism."
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Obama Reasserts Hope for TPP Passage This Year

May 26, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama told a crowd of young Vietnamese entrepreneurs that he hopes to see a new 12-nation trade pact ratified this year. Mr. Obama, speaking during a question-and-answer session on the last day of his visit to Vietnam, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership will raise labor and environmental standards across Southeast Asia while giving the region an economic jolt.
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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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