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Susan Davis

Republicans and Dems: You, not us, must pass big trade bill

Top House Democrats and Republicans say the other party, not theirs, is chiefly responsible for securing enough votes to pass President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda. While key Republicans said Thursday that Obama must obtain more Democratic support, the House's top Democrat warned against assuming any further help from her party. It's the GOP's problem, said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. The finger-pointing suggested Obama could fall about 10 votes short of achieving a major policy goal. Yet both parties acknowledged that victory seems tantalizingly close, and key lawmakers predicted the measure will pass this month. "We're not quite there...

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