A Fairer Way to Fast-Track Trade Deals

The U.S. is now working on two trade deals of historic size -- one with the European Union, another with an assortment of Pacific-Rim nations. The Obama administration says it needs the authority to strike good bargains.

The Obama administration wants a renewal of its congressionally granted authority to get fast-track legislative treatment of trade agreements. Michael Froman, the president's nominee for U.S. trade representative, said in confirmation testimony that he'll be back to ask for it soon.

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