Clinton urges Obama to listen to Democrats on trade pact

White House hopeful Hillary Clinton urged President Barack Obama on Sunday to listen to fellow Democrats in Congress and change the terms of a trans-Pacific trade deal. The Republican-run House of Representatives refused on Friday to give Obama fast-track authority to negotiate it freely — joined by many Democrats, including longtime Obama ally Nancy Pelosi, over concerns it could result in US jobs being lost. Obama wants to finalize terms with 11 other Pacific Rim countries on what would be the largest trade agreement ever, a massive pact with Japan, Australia, Canada, Chile, Vietnam and others encompassing some 40 percent of global commerce.

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