Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

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.

Clinton's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Clinton's statements for that ruling.

  • True37 (%)(37)
  • Mostly True23 (%)(23)
  • Half True23 (%)(23)
  • Mostly False19 (%)(19)
  • False11 (%)(11)
  • Pants on Fire2 (%)(2)

Hillary Clinton's website

Recent statements involving Hillary Clinton

Mostly True

Right on the data, but be careful about cause and effect

Full Flop

Definite change on Cuba policy

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

On the Cuba embargo.  

— PolitiFact Florida

Mostly False

Sparse local engagement for two of three months

Recent stories featuring Hillary Clinton

A closer look at an anti-Hillary Clinton meme

A reader asked us to check out a social-media meme critical of Hillary Clinton, so we did. Most of what it says isn't very accurate.

Four pressing questions about Hillary Clinton’s State Department email

Did Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account put national security information at risk? Here, we’ll review new evidence and what it tells us -- and doesn’t tell us -- about Clinton’s email habits as secretary of state.

 

Six fact-checks related to African-American issues

As Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak at the National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale, we look at some of our fact-checks of the 2016 presidential candidates’ comments on the black community.

 

Hillary Clinton and the House Republicans battle over Benghazi subpoena

Both Hillary Clinton and House Republicans are spinning when it comes how Clinton handled emails related to the Benghazi controversy. We lay out the timeline.

 

Scott Walker on the Truth-O-Meter

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• PolitiFact's Top 5 for June 2015

Our June High Five: Readers ran to Walker items

Claims surrounding Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP presidential contender, once again dominated the High Five for June.