Hillary Clinton Speaks Out on Asia Free Trade Agreement

Democratic Party presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has called on President Barack Obama to work with congressional Democrats to salvage Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), seen as crucial to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement.  A leading congressional Republican said he remains optimistic TPA will be approved because of the enormous consequences free trade agreements hold for American leadership.

Former Secretary of State Clinton, during a campaign appearance in Des Moines, Iowa Sunday, called on Obama to listen to those Democrats who Friday rejected a measure on job retraining funding tied to TPA. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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