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Fast-track's Senate stall

Fast-track's Senate stall

Efforts to approve fast-track trade authority were stalled in the Senate this week, blocked by Democrats on a failed cloture vote Tuesday. As much as this was a setback for President Barack Obama who has sought that legislation as part of his efforts to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Partnership, a groundbreaking 12-nation trade deal, it was really just the first salvo in congressional trade negotiations and hardly unexpected.

Foreign trade is a tough issue for the Democrats right now — as many predicted it would be since the Republicans took control of the Senate last November. Sen....