Keep your Eyes on the Magician's Hands
US President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda has been dealt a severe blow by the House of Representatives. The Lower House has blocked a workers aid programme - part of a package to strengthen trade ties with Asia-Pacific nations.President Obama went to Capitol Hill, but failed to convince fellow Democrats to back him. Al Jazeera's White House correspondent Patty Culhane reports.
The bottom line is this ain't over yet. Obama, on behalf of corporate globalization, is pulling out all the stops on this one. Keep the phone calls and emails going to Congress - the Democrats have a history of caving in on these corporate trade deals. It ain't over til it is over.