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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Russia and its influence on the presidential election

One of the most pervasive narratives of the presidential race was that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to upend the election — in a way that helped President-elect Donald Trump.

High Five: Reince Priebus, Amy Schumer, Jill Stein among most clicked

'Electoral landslide,' public shaming and 'outlawed' voting machines drew notice.

What's known, not known on Hillary Clinton's emails?

If Donald Trump moves to prosecute Hillary Clinton, what's known/unknown on email security?

 

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PolitiFact's guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving

Be honest with yourself: Politics is on the table this holiday season, like it or not. The best advice we have is to try keeping the conversation rooted in reality. Here’s PolitiFact’s guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving.

The electoral college vs. the popular vote: Could states do an end-run around the current system?

After Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote, some advocates have renewed efforts to change how we elect the president. We explore some of the legal issues.