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Obama Trade Agenda Faces Key Senate Hurdle

U.S. President Barack Obama’s trade agenda faces a critical test in the coming hours when the Senate holds a test vote on so-called “fast-track” authority that would make negotiated trade pacts immune to congressional meddling, subject only to up or down votes. “Let’s vote to open debate on a 21st century American trade agenda,” said Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the Senate gaveled in for business Tuesday.  “Let’s not slam the door on even the opportunity of having...

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