Obama faces an uphill battle on the TPP

Significant sections of Congress are opposed to giving Obama the fast-track trade promotion authority he'll need to secure passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a house of cards. The blockbuster trade agreement, spanning the Pacific Rim and covering a score of topics, is the subject of intense negotiations in this week of Asian summitry. But its fate will depend on the brutal partisan domestic politics of Washington, DC.

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