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Why Dems (w/ GOP Help) Torpedoed Obama's Big Evil Trade Deal

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Published on Jun 12, 2015

"Democrats rebelled against President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda Friday, spurning his last-second personal appeal and blocking a measure in the House that would have granted him the power to fast-track sweeping, secretive international agreements through Congress.

The Democrats' revolt focused on a provision that they would normally back -- something called Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, which would pay to help retrain workers whose jobs get shipped overseas by trade deals -- knowing that killing it would bring fast-track down with it.

But weeks of telephone calls from the White House, countless meetings, negotiations, public feuds and a last-minute trip to Capitol Hill from the president himself did nothing to sway Democrats and the GOP's conservative wing against Obama's trade agenda."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06...

Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! http://www.twitter.com/BenMank77) & Cara Santa Maria (Talk Nerdy To Me; https://twitter.com/carasantamaria)of The Young Turks break it down.

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