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Road to TPP deal riddled with potholes

Leading US presidential candidates from both parties expected to oppose the pact

President Obama arguing for the TPP at a meeting with US agriculture and business leaders in Washington on Monday. On his right is Victoria Espinel, CEO of The Software Alliance, and on his left is Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau.

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