Hillary Clinton's file


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.

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Recent statements involving Hillary Clinton

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Fact-checking ‘Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight’

The YouTube video has been watched more than 7 million times since January. What does it get right? What does it get wrong?


Fact-checking claims about the Nevada convention chaos


Fact-checking the pro-Clinton super PAC's attack on Donald Trump's comments about women

Priorities USA's ads highlight Trump’s own comments about women, including when he said Fox’s Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever," and his statement that women should be punished if they have an abortion.

What we know about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails

Clinton used her own email address and server while she was secretary of state. Now the FBI is looking into whether security was compromised. Here's what we know so far about the investigation. 

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In context: Hillary Clinton’s comments about coal jobs

What exactly did Hillary Clinton say about putting coal miners out of work?


NEW: PolitiFact adds some context to Ben Rhodes’ comments in Medium post about the Iran nuclear agreement

PolitiFact Florida: Looking for Jeb Bush's 'pledge' to support Donald Trump


Fact-checking a $15 minimum wage

Just two and a half years ago, President Barack Obama was proposing a $9 minimum wage. Now the cutting-edge Democratic proposal is $15. How did this happen, and what does it mean?