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International Laws and Treaties
Edwards attacks Senate rival Van Hollen on trade
Edwards attacks Senate rival Van Hollen on trade

A proposal to give the president greater authority to negotiate international trade agreements has become a rare point of contention among the Democrats in Maryland's nascent Senate race, with Rep. Donna F. Edwards accusing her opponent of trying to back away from his past support of similar deals. Hitting on an issue that is closely followed by the state's politically powerful unions, the Edwards campaign criticized Rep. Chris Van Hollen for his past votes in favor of trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama — deals that were all opposed by Edwards and a majority of House Democrats. Edwards' decision to criticize Van Hollen's record on the issue...