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July 10, 2016 4:09 am

Sanders Loses Fight Over Democrats’ Stance on Trade

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Bernie Sanders. Photo: Twitter.

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New York Times – Amid boos from the sidelines, allies of Hillary Clinton and President Obamaon Saturday beat back an effort by the Bernie Sanders campaign to have the Democratic Party officially oppose a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

At a sometimes-raucous meeting in Orlando, Fla., of the party’s platform committee, which is drawing up policy goals for the Democratic National Convention this month, lieutenants of Mr. Sanders argued that the trade deal would lead to a loss of jobs and competitive wages and that it would ultimately harm American workers and labor unions.

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