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 Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician who served under President Barack Obama as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, and was First Lady of the United States during his tenure from 1993 to 2001. Clinton subsequently served as a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and is a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.

A native of the Chicago area, Hillary Rodham graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, where she became the first student commencement speaker. She went on to earn her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. After a stint as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas, marrying Bill Clinton in 1975. She co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 1977, became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978, and was named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979. While First Lady of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981, and 1983 to 1992, she led a task force that reformed Arkansas' public school system, and served on the board of directors of Wal-Mart among other corporations.

As First Lady of the United States, her major initiative, the Clinton health care plan of 1993, failed to reach a vote in Congress. In 1997 and 1999, she 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. The only First Lady to have been subpoenaed, she testified before a federal grand jury in 1996 regarding the Whitewater controversy, although no charges against her related to this or other investigations during her husband's presidency were ever brought. Her marriage to the president was subject to considerable public discussion following the Lewinsky scandal of 1998, and overall her role as First Lady drew a polarized response from the American public.

After moving to New York, Clinton was elected in 2000 as the first female senator from the state, the only First Lady ever to have sought elected office. Following the September 11 attacks, she voted for and supported military action in Afghanistan and the Iraq Resolution, but subsequently objected to the George W. Bush administration's conduct of the Iraq War, as well as most of Bush's domestic policies. Clinton was re-elected to the Senate in 2006. Running for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election, Clinton won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but ultimately lost the nomination to Obama.

As Secretary of State in the Obama administration from January 2009 to February 2013, Clinton was at the forefront of the U.S. response to the Arab Spring and advocated the U.S. military intervention in Libya. 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 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 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 Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election in April 2015.

"If I'm the president, we will attack Iran . . . we would be able to totally obliterate them."
US Senator Hillary Clinton, in an interview aired on ABC New's "Good Morning America" Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Chris Cuomo had asked her what she would do were Iran to attack Israel with nuclear weapons.
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In her new book, New York Times journalist Amy Chozick recounts the 10 years she spent covering Hillary Clinton's journey to the 2016 presidential election — and reveals a woman who can simultaneously “fascinate and inspire and infuriate.” But one thing that isn't complicated about the former first lady?

On occasions when former presidents and first ladies gather together for “family photos," as leaders of nations do when they meet in summits, we can assume serious thought is given to how these family photos are organized. On the occasion of the funeral of Barbara Bush, the photo of the presidents and ...
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has ignited a debate about feminism and marriage following her conversation with Hillary Clinton at a literary event in New York. The former US presidential candidate sat down to an interview with the novelist on Sunday after a lecture when ...
The problem, of course, is that there is no equivalent on the right for how the left regards Donald Trump. Trump is president. Hillary Clinton is a private citizen. It's just not the same. Which doesn't mean, of course, that raising the specter of Clinton in ads won't work for some Republican candidates hoping to ...
In her first public appearance since James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, began his book tour, Hillary Clinton made only a glancing reference to him in a speech on Sunday night and instead focused most of her attacks on President Trump, once again likening him to authoritarians. Mrs. Clinton gave ...

Washington (CNN) Hillary Clinton suggested Thursday that the criticism she should "go away" following her election loss to President Donald Trump is based in sexism, arguing that her critics never asked that of losing candidates who are male. "That began to happen after the election. ... I was really struck ...
Bill and Hillary Clinton got hitched in 1975 and have one daughter, Chelsea, together. Their marriage has long been fraught with rumours of affairs and sexual harassment accusations against Bill Clinton. Among the scandals was Gennifer Flowers, whose 12-year affair with Bill during his time as attorney ...
Like with the Russians supposedly stealing the election, the outrage now at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has more to do with the left's refusal to acknowledge how terrible Hillary Clinton was as a candidate and how terrible Robbie Mook, her campaign manager, was at running campaigns. Lest you ...
The former head of communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, Jennifer Palmieri, has some surprising advice for potential female presidents: Don't be afraid to cry. In her new book, Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, out March 27, Palmieri ...
Hillary Clinton has questioned whether the data firm Cambridge Analytica helped the Russians meddle in the 2016 US election. The former Democratic presidential candidate, who lost to Donald Trump, asked whether the Russians were “getting advice” from the company during the race. The comments are ...
Cambridge Analytica's CEO, Alexander Nix, has been suspended after being caught on undercover video bragging about the type of “unattributable and untrackable” methods used to support clients, including unbranded advertising and self-destructing emails. Of the Trump campaign, he said: “We did all ...
Trump Slams Hillary Clinton: Her Supporters Are Asking "Why Doesn't She Just Go Home?" submit to reddit ... In a speech at a National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) fundraiser Tuesday night President Trump knocked Hillary Clinton for several recent verbal missteps against Trump voters.
Among the speakers are former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton, civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California. Members of Rep. Slaughter's family and friends will also speak at the service, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Kodak ...
But instead of falling apart, a new book reveals that the presidential candidate comforted her top aide, Huma Abedin, who was sobbing because her then-husband, disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, was to blame. “It was wrenching to watch the pain this news caused Huma,” writes the ...
Hillary Clinton addresses the crowd of supporters inside the Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University on the final ... Democratic presidential candidate State Hillary Clinton looks on as president Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C., on July 5, 2016.
WASHINGTON — A pro-Bernie Sanders group has canceled an anti-Hillary Clinton protest, its organizer told NBC News on Monday. The event, created by the leader of a local chapter of Our Revolution, prompted backlash from Clinton allies, leading Sanders' top adviser to condemn it and disassociate his ...

Hillary Clinton has made her entrance into the 2018 campaign, but not by choice. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee's name is nowhere on the ballot this year, but that's not stopping some Republicans from using her words, her image and her gaffes to energize the GOP base. Supreme Court ...
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, and Ronan Farrow will headline the 9th Women in the World Summit in New York. The event, which will be held at Lincoln Center from April 12-14, will also feature gun control activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Delaney Tarr, ...
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday slammed Hillary Clinton for recently characterizing the Trump campaign as “backward” looking. When asked by a reporter about Clinton's comment, Sanders said at a press briefing, “I think that's a perfect example of why Hillary Clinton is ...
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp · Mary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampSenate rejects Trump immigration plan Cramer to announce North Dakota Senate run on Friday Senate Democrats not sold on bipartisan immigration deal MORE (D-N.D.), who's currently facing a tough reelection bid in a state won by President Trump ...
Less than a month after The New York Times ended its financial ties with Tina Brown's Women in the World live event conference business, the company has announced that Hillary Clinton, Viola Davis, Ronan Farrow, Sheila Nevins and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Lisa Murkowski will headline its ...
After a long, bruising career in public life, Hillary Clinton deserves a respite. Yet the erstwhile Democratic presidential nominee finds herself in the news again, having recently observed to an audience in Mumbai, India, that while she may have lost the 2016 election, she won, decisively, “the places that ...
Hillary Clinton being seen in new photo evidence that she was in Benghazi the day of the attack is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate was found to have been in Benghazi during the attack. Clinton has been the subject of fake ...
GUESS WHO'S RAISING BIG $ AGAIN? @HillaryClinton soliciting major donors to give $10k+ to join finance committee of her nonprofit group Onward Together, which will hold a donor mtg in April with her & @GovHowardDean. — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) March 7, ...
Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel says in a new interview that President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA ...
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced today that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the prestigious Radcliffe Medal on May 25 during Harvard's Commencement week. Awarded on Radcliffe Day, the annual gathering to celebrate the institute's commitment to ...
hillary clinton sexual harassment Hillary Clinton speaks onstage at LA Promise Fund's 'Girls Build Leadership Summit' at Los Angeles Convention Center Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images. Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that the Russians are going to try and manipulate US ...
These Women's Lives Changed After They Gave Hillary Clinton The Blazers Off Their Backs. By Jamie Feldman. James Devaney via Getty Images. Hillary Clinton wearing Argent for an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in September 2017.
It's tough to lose an election for student council, let alone for president. So it made sense that, after November 2016, Hillary Clinton would have spent some time wallowing in the past, howling at the universe with a side of Chardonnay. That's the frame of mind she described in What Happened, her ...
2, tweeting: “Crooked Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act?” Saucier, who was 22 years old ...


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