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Hillary Clinton: Where the Presidential Candidate Stands on Key Issues

Posted April 13, 2015

Under International Trade Issues

(Associated Press)

With Hillary Rodham Clinton announcing her candidacy Sunday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, a look at where she stands on some issues:


As first lady, Clinton backed the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying in 1996 that the pact was “proving its worth.” But as a presidential candidate in 2007, she called the deal “a mistake,” calling for a “trade timeout” and the selection of a prosecutor to enforce current deals before entering into any new agreements. Labor unions and liberal activists are pushing Clinton to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership, now being negotiated by the Obama administration. While Clinton has not expressed a clear opinion on the deal, she cast the agreement in more favorable terms in her memoir, “Hard Choices,” writing that while it “won’t be perfect” the pact “should benefit American businesses and workers.”

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