Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton Read her biography

A 2008 Presidential Nominee

Clinton is a second term senator and former first lady who has established a reputation as a moderate Democrat in Congress. As of early 2007, Clinton leads the field of candidates competing for the Democratic nomination in opinion polls for the election. Most polls place Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina as Clinton's closest competitors in the early caucus and primary election states. Clinton has set records for early fundraising.

Where She Stands on the Issues


By February 2007, Clinton made a point of refusing to admit that her October 2002 Iraq War Resolution vote was a mistake, or to apologize for it, as anti-war Democrats demanded. ďIf the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or has said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from,Ē Clinton told an audience in Dover, New Hampshire.

Listen to Hillary talk about her making a mistake voting for the war in a segment from radio show "Democracy Now!"

Fiscal policy

In her address to the 2000 Democratic National Convention on August 14, 2000, Clinton asserted that it is fiscally responsible for the United States government to stay out of debt. She stressed her support for the social programs, Social Security and Medicare that were established during the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt.

Education Vouchers

Clinton is against education vouchers for use at private schools. On September 13, 2000, she said, " I do not support vouchers. And the reason I donít is because I donít think we can afford to siphon dollars away from our underfunded public schools."

Energy Policy

Clinton supports energy conservation, releasing oil reserves, increasing the number of hydrogen-powered vehicles, and ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. She opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Bush administration's energy policy.

Net Neutrality

Senator Clinton on May 18, 2006 released a statement outlining her intentions to be an original cosponsor of the Dorgan and Snowe amendment to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that protects network neutrality in the United States.

Universal Health Care

Clinton supports incremental reforms that would provide universal access to health care by subsidizing insurance premiums for those unable to pay, but not Single-payer health care.

Hillary Clinton

Articles About Hillary

How Americans View Hillary: Popular but Polarizing (TIME)

Clinton Leads '08 Dems; No Bounce for Obama (ABC News)

Hillary Clinton Calls for Gonzales' Resignation (ABC News)

Harpy, Hero, Heretic: Hillary (A Profile by Mother Jones)

Record Millions Roll in for Clinton White House Bid (CNN)


Hillary Clinton 1984 in 2008: The Big Lie That Won Her Election to the Senate

Hillary at the DNC: "I'll End This War"

Hillary Responds to Bush's State of The Union

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama: YouDecide

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