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Republican Surge Changes Trade Politics

Some long-stalled trade agreements could move forward now that there is a new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, but getting congressional approval for these deals may require some unusual political alliances. Mitch McConnell, who is expected to be the next Senate majority leader, and other Republicans have fought proposals by President Barack Obama, a Democrat.  But unlike many Democrats, Obama speaks in favor of trade agreements, opening the way for a deal with his...

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