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Hillary Clinton

Trade deal means Clinton can't waffle any longer

They said it couldn't be done. But the U.S., Japan and 10 other countries have agreed to a Trans- Pacific Partnership trade deal, a monster of an agreement. It covers 40 percent of the global economy and 800 million consumers. It will cause considerable pain to sheltered domestic industries. It also poses a predicament for some U.S. presidential candidates -- and for Hillary Clinton most of all. For months, she has embraced ambiguity when it comes to free trade. She has tried not to turn her back on her husband's signature trade initiatives while also saying she wouldn't back a deal that didn't protect American jobs and boost American wages. Now she'll have...