Hillary Clinton's file

Clinton

Democrat from New York

Hillary Clinton was the 2016 Democratic nominee for president. 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

  • True72 (%)(72)
  • Mostly True76 (%)(76)
  • Half True69 (%)(69)
  • Mostly False40 (%)(40)
  • False29 (%)(29)
  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

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Our No. 2 hit of 2016; checking Hillary Clinton on Alex Jones, child deaths

Hillary Clinton was right about Alex Jones saying no one died at Sandy Hook Elementary. Our fact check of Clinton was our No. 2 most-clicked story from 2016.

The Top 10 most viewed Florida fact-checks of 2016

The presidential race and claims about guns revved up PolitiFact Florida’s Truth-O-Meter during the election year.

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2016

We've posted more than 1,100 fact-checks related to the 2016 presidential race. Here are the most popular.

The year in fact checking, 2016

True enough: In a year in which lie telling reached new proportions, four of our 10 most-clicked items got a rating of True.

Ted Cruz's false abortion claim was our No. 7 hit of 2016

Ted Cruz's claim about Hillary Clinton on abortion led to our No. 7 most-clicked fact check of 2016.