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Let Obama Close the TPP Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be good for everyone.

What Obama needs to do on the TPP.

Photographer: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

The fate of the most ambitious trade agreement ever attempted is in doubt. Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would bind the U.S. and 11 other countries to new commitments across a wide range of contentious trade issues, have been going on for years. The effort could come to nothing if Congress denies President Barack Obama the authority he needs to close the deal.

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