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  1. Congress Gives Obama’s Trade Deal a Push

    U.S. lawmakers yesterday announced legislation that, if approved, would give the president authority to secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world’s largest trade accords. It would allow Congress to vote on trade deals without the chance of amending them. Many Democrats disagree with the bill — only 15 in the House reportedly support it — and unions are fiercely opposed, citing fears over American jobs and wages. All of this pits Obama against prominent allies and is sure to fuel heated debate ahead of 2016.

    Washington Post, NYT

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