Hillary Clinton's file

Clinton

Democrat from New York

Hillary Clinton is a candidate running for president of the United States in 2016. She served as U.S. Secretary of State during the first four years of the Obama administration. She is formerly a U.S. senator from New York, first elected in 2000. She was a candidate for president in 2008. She previously served as first lady when her husband, Bill Clinton, served two terms as president. She was born in Chicago in 1947, graduated from Wellesley College and earned a law degree at Yale Law School. She and her husband have one daughter.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True53 (%)(53)
  • Mostly True67 (%)(67)
  • Half True50 (%)(50)
  • Mostly False34 (%)(34)
  • False26 (%)(26)
  • Pants on Fire4 (%)(4)

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Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's acceptance of the Democratic nomination

7 things Clinton might mention in her acceptance speech

We expect Hillary Clinton to emphasize how she would tackle the nation's problems, but along the way,  we see her serving up a mix of claims to bolster the case for her agenda, and tear down her Republican rival Donald Trump. Follow along and see how well we do.

Tim Kaine on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter

Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine headlines DNC day three. 

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders and his 2016 campaign

In 103 fact-checks, Sanders has never earned a Pants on Fire rating

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton announced Friday that Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is her running mate for the presidency. We've looked at 27 of Kaine’s claims on the Truth-O-Meter, and 78 percent have been rated True, Mostly True, or Half True.