Democratic Presidential Candidate Profile: Hillary Clinton

t1larg.hillary clinton red happy.t1largThe Hill Talk is giving a quick rundown of each Democratic candidate after the party’s first primary debate, held October 13 in Las Vegas.

Here is our profile of former Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton.

Quick Facts:

  • Born October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Il.
  • Raised politically conservative, campaigned for Barry Goldwater.
  • Graduated from Yale Law School in 1973.

Political Experience:

  • First Lady of Arkansas January 9, 1979 – January 19, 1981 and January 11, 1983 – December 12, 1992.
  • First Lady of the United States 1993-2001.
  • U.S. Senator from New York 2001-2009.
  • Secretary of State 2009-2013.

Healthcare:

  • Headed a committee on healthcare reform in 1993. HillaryCare lost support from Republicans and Big Pharma and the insurance industry.
  • Pro-vaccines.
  • Pro-ObamaCare.

Jobs/Economy:

Climate Change:

  • Agrees with 97 percent of the world’s scientists that climate change is real.
  • Would spend $100bn by 2020 on climate change mitigation.
  • Claims she helped President Obama get China to sign their first climate change agreement.

Foreign Policy:

  • Has come out in favor of the Iran Deal, says it “blocks every pathway for Iran to get a bomb.”
  • Has argued for the lifting of the U.S. embargo of Cuba, which has been declared illegal by the UN.
  • Voted in favor of the Iraq War in 2003.

Relevant Scandals:

  • Too many to count.
  • Accused of covering up/ having involvement in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Used a private email server while Secretary of State, on-going speculation that this inappropriate server was hacked and confidential information compromised.

Who will vote for her?

Right-wing and so-called “establishment Democrats”. Clinton also has a lot of support on Wall Street and in the defense industry.

Debate video:

On Russia’s role in Syria

 

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