Obama Makes New Plea to Dissenting House Democrats on Trade Bill

(Bloomberg) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest speaks at the White House briefing about today's defeat of President Barack Obama's trade agenda. In a 126-302 House vote Friday, Democrats helped reject a displaced workers’ aid program they usually support that was needed to proceed to a final vote on fast-track authority. (This report is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)

President Barack Obama is scrambling to persuade almost 100 fellow Democrats to support a landmark trade bill, a centerpiece of his second-term agenda, that most of them sought to block.

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