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JAN 28, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ahead Of State Of The Union, Progressives Brace For Disappointment On Trade Policy

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is raising the minimum wage for federal contractors. But their celebration will end quickly if the president pushes another of his priorities: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Obama has been urging Congress to use its "fast-track authority" to sign off on the still-unfinished deal between 12 Pacific nations. If lawmakers agree to fast-track the measure, they wouldn't be able to offer amendments and would have to take an up-or-down vote on ... Read More

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