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House GOP leaders: 'Fast track' trade bill still alive

May 14, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Top House GOP leaders were confident Wednesday that Congress will renew "fast track" trade promotion authority despite an early defeat in the U.S. Senate.
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Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability

May 14, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
When President Obama began making the case for a deal with Iran that would delay its ability to assemble an atomic weapon, his first argument was that a nuclear-armed Iran would set off a "free-for-all" of proliferation in the Arab world. "It is almost certain that other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons," he said in 2012.
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Why labor unions oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership

May 13, 2015
Supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say the deal would bring greater prosperity by opening trade, but opponents say it fails to include labor protections and could cost jobs. In the first in a series of conversations about what’s at stake, Gwen Ifill talks to Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO about why he opposes the trade deal.
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'Fast track' trade bill fails early Senate test

May 13, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Senate Democrats blocked a motion Tuesday to begin debate on a "fast track" trade bill, delivering an early blow to President Obama and underscoring the deep divisions within the Democratic ranks on trade policy.
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Scenes from the Democratic meltdown

May 13, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
Obama schmoozed Durbin, blasted Warren -- and came away empty-handed on the trade deal.
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King’s Absence at Meeting Signals a Saudi-U.S. Marriage Adrift

May 12, 2015
Peter Baker, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The decision by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to skip a summit meeting called by President Obama reflects a new reality for two nations that for generations shared goals in the Middle East but that are now at odds in fundamental ways.
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'Fast track' trade bill faces first Senate test

May 12, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
President Obama's trade agenda faces its first test in the GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday, with a vote on whether to move forward on legislation giving the president "fast track" trade authority.
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The kings and O

May 11, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
When Barack Obama hosts leaders from six Arab monarchies at Camp David later this week, he will try to reassure them that America has their back against Iran and Islamic radicals. Privately, he may also be thinking something less friendly: Your days are numbered.
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