Obama Makes Personal Appeal on Trade With Key Vote in House

President Barack Obama made an unusual, personal 11th-hour appeal to dubious Democrats on Friday in a tense run-up to a House vote on legislation to strengthen his hand in global trade talks. Cheers greeted the president as he strode into a meeting that could make or break a key second-term priority. But it was converts he needed to assure success of a bill to let him complete global trade deals that Congress could approve or reject, but not change. But when asked on his way back to the White House if he had nailed down the support he sought, Obama replied cryptically,"I don't think you ever nail anything down around here. It's always moving."