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Paula Dwyer

Trade Deals Left for Dead May Rise Again

Both parties' platforms leave the door open to saving global treaties.
United, sort of.

United, sort of.

Photographer: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton presented a united front in New Hampshire on Tuesday. After weeks of negotiations over the Democratic convention's platform, Clinton won Sanders's endorsement by shifting left on health care, the minimum wage, financial oversight and marijuana legalization.

But she held her ground on trade. This is important news. It might signal that deals left for dead -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership that is completed but pending Congress's approval and the U.S.-European Union free-trade agreement, still being negotiated -- could be resurrected, if she wins.