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Senate Gives Obama Huge Win On Trade

The Senate on Tuesday handed President Barack Obama the biggest legislative victory of his second term, with a dramatic vote clearing the way for major trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.

The 60-37 vote all but ensures the passage of legislation that will allow Obama to "fast-track" his negotiated trade pacts through Congress, preventing filibusters or amendments. Liberals have long assailed Obama's trade agenda, but Republicans successfully wooed a bloc of Democrats led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to secure enough votes to overcome a filibuster.

With the 60-vote threshold cleared, the path is now open for the Senate to take a final vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every senator who voted, and votes, affirmatively for these pieces of legislation is a complete, absolute traitor to the American people they allegedly represent.

This is an absolutely, painfully clear demonstration that Congress is, collectively, simply a whore to the corporations which pay them, handsomely, to do their bidding.

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