Senate leaders struck a deal on Wednesday to revive President Obama’s suddenly beleaguered trade agenda.
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The agreement comes a day after an embarrassing defeat and bad headlines for the White House that highlighted tensions between the president and liberal Democrats led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).
Republicans said Democrats shifted their stance after getting pummeled by the press.
“They got throttled,” said Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.), citing such headlines as “President rebuked,” “Democrats defy president” and “President thwarted.”