January 13, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
Democrats prove barrier for Obama in quest for trade deals (Richard McGregor, 1/12/14, Financial Times)
The tabling of legislation on Thursday to allow the administration to pass trade agreements swiftly and without changes through Congress triggered a wave of opposition from Democrats and their supporters.The "fast track" legislation, also known as "Trade Promotion Authority", is essential to win congressional support for Mr Obama's sweeping second-term trade agenda, including deals with 12 Pacific countries and the EU.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2014 2:11 PM