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Why Pelosi and House Democrats turned on their president over free trade

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imageThe president's last ditch effort to woo House Democrats and their leader, Nancy Pelosi, failed.Reuters

Over the last several days, President Barack Obama pulled out all the stops to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – aka fast track – which would restrict Congress to an up-or-down vote without amendments on trade deals for the next...

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