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TPP bad for Connecticut, nation and Obama’s legacy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid bare a fundamental contradiction that may well define his presidency − and not for the better. In his speech, he strongly encouraged Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a controversial “trade” deal between 12 Pacific-Rim nations that appears certain to undermine much of the President’s previous seven years of accomplishments in the areas of economic recovery, economic equality, health care access, climate change, and the rescue of the U.S. auto industry.

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DeLauro breaks with Obama, big CT firms on Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro is on a collision course with President Obama and some of Connecticut’s largest companies over a proposed trade deal with 12 countries on the Pacific Rim that span from Chile to Japan. DeLauro, D-3rd District, has become a leading opponent of the president’s plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.