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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 05:16 PM

obama backed trade bill fails in house.


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DesertFlower Jun 2015 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2015 #1

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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 06:40 PM

1. Hot damn...can we cheer yet?

President Obama suffered a major defeat to his Pacific Rim free trade initiative Friday as House Democrats helped derail a key presidential priority despite his last-minute, personal plea on Capitol Hill.

The House voted 302 to 126 to sink a measure to grant financial aid to displaced workers, fracturing hopes at the White House that Congress would grant Obama fast-track trade authority to complete an accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

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