Senate compromise gives Obama ‘fair’ Pacific trade deal

Timetable for ‘fast-track’ TPP authority slips but glimmer of hope remains
US President Barack Obama speaks at the City Club of Cleveland on March 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Obama spoke about the middle class economy. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
TPP is regarded as one of US President Barack Obama’s best shots at a foreign policy legacy

Less than a day after delivering a firm rebuke to President Barack Obama over the trade legislation he needs to seal a Pacific Rim accord that is one of his signature economic priorities, Senate Democrats forged a compromise with Republicans that would allow the legislation to move forward.