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Obama suffers big loss as trade bill is defeated at hands of Democrats

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So, wait, they actually did a good thing?

Watch out folks, the world IS coming to an end!


President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda unraveled Friday in a stunning setback delivered by his own party as the House rejected an important piece of a package aimed at fast-tracking a controversial trade pact he is pursing with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

Hoping to salvage what could be a key part of his legacy, Obama dashed to Capitol Hill before the vote Friday for a rare early-morning meeting with Democrats. But amid fears that a trade deal will hurt American workers, even Obama’s dramatic personal intervention failed to generate the Democratic votes needed to bolster his unusual alliance with pro-trade Republicans.