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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 False40 (%)(40)
  • False29 (%)(29)
  • Pants on Fire7 (%)(7)

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A year of fact-checking about James Comey, Clinton emails and Russia

James Comey is out as FBI director. Given the intense public debate about the Clinton email and Russia investigations, Comey has appeared prominently in our fact-checks over the past year. Here’s a recap.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about Hillary Clinton and Russia

In two evening tweets, President Donald Trump said the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation has the wrong target. We fact-checked his tweets.

Donald Trump repeats his Mostly False claim about Hillary Clinton, Russia and uranium

At his press conference, the president repeated an attack he made while campaigning in Wisconsin.

North Carolina teacher pay: $50,000 or not?

North Carolina Republicans spent much of 2016 saying they had raised the average teacher pay to $50,000. A new report shows they just barely missed the mark.

Ted Cruz's dual citizenship and other factual finds of 2016

PolitiFact Texas reporters came across plenty of curious facts through 2016.

For instance, did you know about Ted Cruz long holding dual citizenship?