Pragmatic Alliance Between Obama and GOP Leaders Got Fast-Track Bill Through – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The president and Republican leaders didn’t bother with chummy get-togethers. They didn’t talk strategy on the golf course, and a long-discussed bourbon summit never materialized. Instead, they passed a major trade bill with a pragmatic strategy that turned Washington’s traditional way of doing business on its head.

None of the three principals—President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), and Senate…

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