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Hillary Clinton Sees Problems With Obama's TPP Proposal

The administration was hoping for her support, thinking it would push some Democrats off the fence.
Hillary Clinton Sees Problems With Obama's TPP Proposal
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Under the circumstances, this is about as far out on the limb as Clinton may be able to crawl. It may not seem like much, but it's a lot more of a break than Obama wanted. The administration was hoping for her support, thinking it would push some Democrats off the fence and into the president's win column. Via CNN:

Hillary Clinton took aim Tuesday at two core components of a massive free trade pact that President Barack Obama is negotiating — signaling some agreement with the deal's liberal critics.

The Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential race said she wants to see rules included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that would penalize countries for driving down the value of their currencies in order to give their exports a price advantage in the U.S. market.

And she said she's concerned about a provision that would give "corporations more power to overturn health and environmental and labor rules than consumers have."

"I think that is a problem," Clinton said during a roundtable event in Iowa, when one woman participating in the event asked her about the deal.

It's as close to staking out a clear position on the trade deal that Clinton has come — though she left wiggle room Tuesday.

"I want to judge the final agreement. I have been for trade agreements; I have been against trade agreements," she said.

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