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Obama advisers 'clear-eyed' about TPP's fate in the lame-duck

November 11, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum leaders' summit, Obama administration officials this week said they are “clear-eyed” about the prospects of a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, citing statements from leaders on Capitol Hill who have ruled out that possibility. Asked on Nov. 11 whether the administration would agree with key lawmakers who have said the deal is dead following Donald Trump's election, Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications; and Wally Adeyemo, deputy national...

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