Welcome to your Wednesday trail guide. The GOP field is expanding again this week. This time thanks to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The 44-year-old second termer is expected to make himself the 13th candidate, 12th man, first sitting governor and third child of immigrants in the Republican race for the nomination. Jindal is due to make the announcement in a late afternoon speech in Kenner,La., outside New Orleans, with Lake Pontchartrain as the backdrop. He'll head to New Hampshire Thursday. Welcome to the race, governor.
Here's what else we're watching:
- Jindal's rivals are scattered today. Jeb Bush is slated to attended a fundraiser in Chicago. Mike Huckabee is hosting a "Main Street American Family Dinner" in Osceola, Iowa. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, still just a potential candidate, is due at the Greater Drs Moines Chamber of Commerce.
- A round of new polls is show mostly good news for the Clinton camp. While he candidate's support has slipped in Bew Hampshire, national surveys show her holding strong. The spring filled with right news appears to done little damage, write @davidlauter .
Every U.S. trade agreement presented to Congress by a president after winning fast track has eventually passed. In that sense, the Pacific deal, while the biggest yet attempted, is only the latest in a decades-long revolution set off by sweeping changes in technology, communications and transportation as well as economic policy all around the world ¿ changes that seem to go well beyond the power of any single government, political party or interest group to control.
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@donlee goes big picture on Obama's victory today over his own party on trade. Democrats and unions were going up against much more than Obama and his newfound GOP friends, Lee writes.
@noahbierman has this sharp look at the "clash of values" underway in Madison, Wis., where Gov. Scott Walker is taking on tenure.
In this small city, the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus, long seen as a liberal bastion, sits less than a mile from the state Capitol, and the lines between the conservative governor and his liberal opponents are sharply drawn.
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