So, that happened: This week, we learned that President Barack Obama is really upset with our coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. So he's not gonna like what we're about to do, which is talk about the fact that the one part of his agenda Congress might sign on to is the trade deal every liberal hates.
Listen to this week's "So, That Happened" below:
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Some highlights from this week:
"The big worry is not so much an immediate 'my job's going to be offshored tomorrow' kind of issue. But we are going to degrade labor standards and environmental standards around the world, which will make jobs for people everywhere a little worse. That's the basic argument." -- Zach Carter
Meanwhile, the Koch brothers announced they have budgeted a cool $889 million for the 2016 elections. To put it in perspective, if you stacked 889 million dollar bills one by one on a table, we would knock you over the head and steal as much as we could.
"Wait, why are we supposed to flip our wigs about this spending plan that the Koch brothers have hatched when they had a similar diabolical money bomb in 2012 and it didn't work at all?" -- Arthur Delaney
Finally, it's Super Bowl weekend. What time is the Super Bowl? We don't answer that question. But we do talk about all the hilarious goings-on from media week in Arizona.
"The whiniest sh*t coming out of Super Bowl media week has been all the poor, poor, poor sports reporters who can't get Marshawn Lynch to answer any of their stupid questions." -- Jason Linkins
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