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    Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats handed President Obama a stinging rebuke on Tuesday, blocking consideration of legislation granting their own president “fast track” power to complete a major trade accord with 11 nations in the Pacific Rim.
    The Senate vote on a procedural motion to begin debating the bill to give the president “trade promotion authority,” was 52 to 45 in favor, eight short of the 60 needed for passage. Republicans and pro-trade Democrats said they will try to negotiate a trade package that can clear that threshold.

    But the vote Tuesday presented Mr. Obama what might be a no-win situation. He may have to accept trade enforcement provisions he does not want to get the trade legislation through the Senate, but those same provisions might doom the Pacific trade negotiations that legislation is supposed to boost.


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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

    At least someone on the hill has their heads out of their asses on this.
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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

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    Good for them.

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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

    Awesome!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    At least someone on the hill has their heads out of their asses on this.
    I think they are doing it more to oppose republicans than Obama. just happens that Obama supported this bill.

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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    I think they are doing it more to oppose republicans than Obama. just happens that Obama supported this bill.
    What partisan rubbish. Can't even give credit where credits actually due.
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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    I hope they are successful in blocking progress on Obama's trade authority.
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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    I think they are doing it more to oppose republicans than Obama. just happens that Obama supported this bill.
    May democrats do actually oppose trade deals that are harmful to American workers.Its shame that so many republicans some democrats have their lips firmly wrapped around the cocks of businesses owners who wish to outsource.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Senate Democrats Block Progress on Obama’s Trade Authority

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