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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.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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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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