Obama’s fast-track trade bill stumbles in House

Push to conclude Pacific deal lays bare bitter divide in president's party
ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR WAS201 TRANSMITTED ON JUNE 12, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 1444 GMT....ATTENTION EDITORS - CAPTION CORRECTION FOR WAS201 TRANSMITTED ON JUNE 12, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 1444 GMT. THE MOMENT STATED WAS INCORRECT. OBAMA WALKED FROM THE MEETING ROOM AFTER MAKING A LAST-DITCH APPEAL TO HOUSE DEMOCRATS. A CORRECTED VERSION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS THIS ADVISORY. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. REUTERS. U.S. President Barack Obama, with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi at his side, walks from a meeting room after making a last-ditch appeal to House Democrats to support a package of trade bills vital to his Asian policy agenda in the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 12, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TEMPLATE OUT
President Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi leaving the meeting

President Barack Obama’s ambitious trade agenda suffered a serious blow on Friday after Democrats in the US Congress derailed his push for what would be the biggest trade deal in a generation.