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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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Cruz reverses support for TPA trade bill, blasts GOP leaders

June 23, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
Ted Cruz is reversing his position on a major trade bill, calling it a “corrupt” backdoor deal between Republican leaders and the White House.
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Patty Murray, pro-trade Dems in crosshairs ahead of big trade vote

June 22, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Her home state of Washington is headquarters to multinational corporate giants, but labor has been a major political backer.

Charleston Church Shooting, House Revives Trade Bill, Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike, Jeb Bush Enters 2016 Race

June 19, 2015
A hate crimes investigation after a church shooting, Republicans work again on trade, the CIA's drone war and 2016 politics
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House revives Obama's trade agenda, struggle moves to Senate

June 19, 2015
Charles Babington, David Espo | AP
The House dramatically rescued President Barack Obama's trade agenda from near oblivion Thursday, and supporters urged the Senate to finish the job and give him a signature achievement in his final years in office.
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Democrats Opposition to Trade is Nothing New

June 19, 2015
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
With his attempts to woo Democrats unsuccessful, President Obama turned to Republicans this week to help rescue his Asia trade hopes. Obama has succeeded in the first step, with the House voting to support Trade Promotion Authority for the President by a vote of 218 to 208. Just 28 Democrats supported the president. However, anyone who had been paying attention to the history of trade legislation over the last 20 years shouldn't have been surprised that Obama was going to struggle to get Democrats on board and that to win he'd need a bigger push from the GOP.
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Bipartisan rescue bid for Obama's trade agenda

June 18, 2015
Charles Babington, David Espo | Associated Press
In close cooperation with President Barack Obama, House Republicans worked to revive the administration's trade agenda on Thursday, nearly a week after it was left for dead by rebellious Democrats backed by organized labor.
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