Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton was a former United States Secretary of State. She officially announced her candidacy on April 12, 2015.

Biography

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is a former United States Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013; a former United States Senator from New York, serving from 2001 to 2009; and, as the wife of President Bill Clinton, was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to the 2008 presidential election and has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the 2016 election.
A native of Illinois, Hillary Rodham was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969 and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. After a stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas and married Bill Clinton in 1975. Rodham cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977; in 1978, she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation; and in 1979, the first female partner at Rose Law Firm. The National Law Journal twice listed her as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America. As First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992 with her husband as Governor, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas’s education system. During that time, she sat on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and several other corporations.

As First Lady of the United States, her major initiative, the Clinton health care plan of 1993, failed to gain approval from the U.S. Congress. In 1997 and 1999, Clinton played a leading role in advocating the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Adoption and Safe Families Act, and the Foster Care Independence Act. Her years as First Lady drew a polarized response from the American public. The only First Lady to have been subpoenaed, she testified before a federal grand jury in 1996 regarding the Whitewater controversy, but was never charged with wrongdoing in this or several other investigations during the Clinton presidency. Her marriage endured the Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

After moving to New York, Clinton was elected in 2000 the first female senator from the state; she is the only First Lady ever to have run for public office. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, she supported military action in Afghanistan and the Iraq Resolution, but subsequently objected to the George W. Bush administration’s conduct of the Iraq war. She opposed most of Bush’s domestic policies. Clinton was re-elected to the Senate in 2006. Running in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, Clinton won far more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but narrowly lost the nomination to Obama.
Selected to serve as Secretary of State by Obama, Clinton was confirmed by the Senate in January 2009, and served until February 2013. She was at the forefront of the U.S. response to the Arab Spring and advocated the U.S. military intervention in Libya. As Secretary of State, she took responsibility for security lapses related to the 2012 Benghazi attack, which resulted in the deaths of American consulate personnel, but defended her personal actions in regard to the matter. Clinton visited more countries than any other Secretary of State. She viewed “smart power” as the strategy for asserting U.S. leadership and values, by combining military power with diplomacy and American capabilities in economics, technology, and other areas. She encouraged empowerment of women everywhere and used social media to communicate the U.S. message abroad. Leaving office at the end of Obama’s first term, she authored her fifth book and undertook speaking engagements before announcing her second run for the presidency in April 2015.

This section was shamelessly lifted from Hillary Clinton’s Wikipedia article

Policies

In brief, Hillary Clinton mirrors current President Barack Obama on most important issues, and is strongly liberal.

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News

May 2015

MAY 7, 2015 – Clinton ‘fact-check’ under fire

A Kazakh official involved in brokering a controversial mining deal for a major Clinton Foundation donor is behind bars for his role in the transaction, undercutting a Clinton campaign fact-check that attempted to dismiss ethical questions about the former president’s ties to the lucrative contract.

MAY 6, 2015 – Clinton calls for ‘path to full and equal citizenship’

In her first Nevada campaign event on Tuesday afternoon, the Democratic front-runner accused the entire GOP field of seeking to relegate immigrants to “second-class status.” She promised to go further than President Barack Obama, whose unilateral moves to keep more undocumented immigrants in the United States have infuriated conservatives.

MAY 6, 2015 – Top 10 Clinton conflicts of interest

Peter Schweizer’s highly anticipated book Clinton Cash has focused intense scrutiny on the foreign donations and speaking fees that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s network attracted while Hillary served as secretary of state.

MAY 6, 2015 – ‘Clinton Cash’ is out, and the polls show it

Democrats cannot be happy about the last two weeks. With the violence in Baltimore, one more potential Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton – former Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley – has become far less attractive. Yet at the same time as her inevitability grows, Clinton’s prestige is starting to wane.

MAY 5, 2015 – Hillary Clinton: I would ‘go even further’ than Obama on immigration

Hillary Clinton spent Cinco de Mayo in Nevada, and doubled down on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration while visiting with students who illegally entered the United States. If Congress refuses to act, as president I would do everything possible under the law to go even further, Clinton said.

MAY 5, 2015 – Boeing gave to Clinton causes after Hillary steered its Russian contract

Boeing gave heavily to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton helped it secure a major deal with a Russian airline in 2009, author Pete Schweizer noted in his book, Clinton Cash. The company was also involved in funding one of Clinton’s pet projects at the State Department after the agency reportedly brushed aside ethical guidelines to secure a $2 million contribution.

MAY 5, 2015 – Media turn Bill Clinton from Democratic savior to Hillary liability

Just four years ago former President Bill Clinton was seen by the national media as the guy who almost single-handedly secured Barack Obama’s second term in the White House. That was a long time ago. With just one interview, Bill has been turned into a liability for his wife Hillary’s nascent presidential campaign.

MAY 5, 2015 – Are You There, Hillary? It’s Me, a Middle-Class Millennial Female

I have some questions. First off, I know your name is “Hillary Clinton,” so please excuse my blatant sexism in calling you by only your first name. You may call me Katherine or even Kat if you want.

MAY 4, 2015 – Carly Fiorina: Hillary Clinton ‘clearly is not trustworthy’

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is officially running for president, and she’s quite explicitly framing herself as the Hillary Clinton antidote. Hillary Clinton clearly is not trustworthy, Fiorina told ABC Host George Stephanopoulos on Monday.

April 2015

APRIL 30, 2015 – WATCH As 30 Years Of Hillary Scandals Are Torn Wide Open In Under 2 Minutes

Hillary needs to address all the controversies with serious media people…and soon Tom Hinchey April 30, 2015 at 5:28pm Bill O’Reilly referred to Hillary Clinton’s controversies as “The Hillary Dilemma” on The O’Reilly Factor, saying that the Clintons always have a ready defense.

APRIL 12, 2015 – It’s Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today that she is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2016 election. “I’m running for president,” she says in a video posted this afternoon on the website hillaryclinton.com. “Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.

APRIL 12, 2015 – Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee. “I’m running for president,” she said with a smile near the end of a two-minute video released just after 3 p.m.

APRIL 11, 2015 – 10 things you may not know about Hillary Rodham Clinton

On Sunday, Hillary Rodham Clinton is to formally announce her candidacy for the presidency. Critics and competitors will be zeroing in on her political record. Here are some lesser-known things about her. Young Republican? Would-be astronaut and US Marine? Grammy Award winner? Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in the public spotlight for nearly all her adult life.

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