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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 False41 (%)(41)
  • False31 (%)(31)
  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

Hillary Clinton's website

Recent stories featuring Hillary Clinton

Ahead of her Milwaukee appearance, recent Hillary Clinton fact checks

Recent checks on statements by and about her that have remained in the news.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the 2016 election -- Reince Priebus on the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing our fact checks on the Wisconsinite and former White House chief of staff.

What you need to know about Hillary Clinton, Russia, and uranium

Recently, a 2016 campaign attack involving former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her role in a uranium sale that involved Russia is back in the news. With new revelations, increased media attention, and reader requests, we decided to take another look.

Iran nuclear deal back in the news

Wisconsin politicians made claims about the deal and terrorism, Iran's nuclear program and Hillary Clinton.

Fact-checker’s guide to Hillary Clinton's UC Davis speech

Following Hillary Clinton's expansive speech at UC Davis this week, PolitiFact California created a 'fact-checker's guide' examining her claims on everything from abortion to mass shootings to child health care. We found most of her claims were generally accurate, with one large exception.