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TPP: What opposing Democrats want

Obama was able to win the fast-track negotiating authority for the mega free-trade pact only because he had rare backing from the Republicans in Congress.

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Mr Obama has promised that the TPP will be the most progressive trade agreement in history.

Washington, DC

THE United States Congress has now given President Barack Obama so-called fast-track negotiating authority to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proposed mega regional free-trade agreement among the US and 11 other countries.

But Mr Obama's victory was...

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