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Tea Party and Unions Team Up Against Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority

Even though they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, the Tea Party and some labor unions are teaming up to prevent Congress from giving the Obama administration broader authority to negotiate and make changes to trade deals.  Last week, Obama angered union members when he urged Congress to pass trade authority legislation, which is aimed essentially at fast-tracking deals with overseas manufacturers by allowing the administration to make changes without consulting Congress.

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