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Senator Jeff Sessions – Leader of the Rising “Populist Conservatives”

The Wall Street Journal attacked conservatives opposing the Trade Promotion Authority or "fast track" bill as “No-Growth Republicans,” but the clear winner in the battle so far has been Senator Jeff Sessions, who has deftly managed to build a coalition of conservatives and Democrats around the sensible idea that if the government is going to manage trade it should be managed in a way that benefits American workers, which it clearly hasn’t been for the past two decades in Sessions’ analysis.