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So That Happened: The Obama Trade Deal Elizabeth Warren Hates Gets A Vote

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18:  U.S. President Barack Obama  (L) speaks during a presser to announce his nomination of former Ohio
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks during a presser to announce his nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray (not pictured) as head of the in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L), and Special Advisor on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren (C) listen in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. The new bureau was created under a reform bill last year and intends to make basic financial practices such as taking out a mortgage or loan more clear and transparent to consumers while weeding out unfair lending practices. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

So that happened. This week we look at one Washington State community in which the battle for a $15 minimum wage has been won, discuss the latest developments in the political battle over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and discuss the 2016 election by talking about how much we hate the 2016 election.

Listen to this week's "So, That Happened" podcast below:

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Some highlights from this week:

“You’re not getting rich on $15 an hour, but again it’s a 60 percent raise so it’s gonna make life a lot easier.” -- Dave Jamieson on the effects of raising the minimum wage in Seatac

“The proponents of the deal say that this is 40 percent of the world’s economy that is at stake, and that’s true. But that’s mostly true because Japan is involved in the deal.” -- Zach Carter on sizing up the scope of the TPP

“I think you get a ‘pull-it-sir’, like sir come pull my knob until something comes out. And then what came out was a 400-word story about a guy who bumped a car.”-- Jason Linkins on whether the latest 2016 campaign stories will win a Pulitzer

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