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Democratic Jr Senator (NY); Secretary of State-Designee:
Hillary Clinton on the Issues

Hillary Clinton on Abortion

  • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care. (Apr 2008)
  • Potential for life begins at conception, but don�t intrude. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed China�s forced abortion & Romania�s forced pregnancy. (Apr 2008)
  • Long-held moderate stance focuses on reducing abortions. (Mar 2008)
  • 1974: pro-choice fervency not based on any personal abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1993 health plan included RU-486 & widely available abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: keep abortion safe, legal & rare into next century. (Jul 2007)
  • Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases. (Jun 2007)
  • 1993:Early action on abortion rights ended Right�s dominance. (Jun 2007)
  • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice. (Jun 2007)
  • Abortion is a sad, tragic choice to many women. (May 2007)
  • Fought for years to get �Plan B� contraceptive on the market. (Dec 2006)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 2006)
  • Prevention First Act: federal funds for contraception. (Oct 2006)
  • We can find common ground on abortion issue. (Sep 2005)
  • Alternatives to pro-choice like forced pregnancy in Romania. (Nov 2003)
  • Must safeguard constitutional rights, including choice. (Oct 2000)
  • Late term abortion only if life or health are at risk. (Oct 2000)
  • Remain vigilant on a woman�s right to chose. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep abortion safe, legal and rare. (Jan 1999)
  • Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. (Jan 1999)
  • Reach out to teens to reduce teen sex problems. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports parental notice & family planning. (Feb 1997)
  • Cairo Document: right to abortion but not as family planning. (Sep 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Voted liberal line on partial birth & harm to fetus. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Budget & Economy

  • Government action to tackle recession, not tax cuts. (Feb 2008)
  • The economy is not working for middle class families. (Jan 2008)
  • We need immediate relief for home heating & housing crisis. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter. (Jan 2008)
  • 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders. (Jan 2008)
  • No evidence as to how Obama would pay for new programs. (Jan 2008)
  • Foreclosure moratorium mitigates agony; doesn�t prolong it. (Jan 2008)
  • 90-day moratorium on foreclosures; freeze interest rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Call for a moratorium on housing foreclosures for 90 days. (Jan 2008)
  • Freeze mortgage interest rates for five years. (Jan 2008)
  • Look back to 1990s to see how I�d be fiscally responsible. (Dec 2007)
  • Help people facing foreclosure; don�t just bail-out banks. (Aug 2007)
  • Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Last six years were challenging; let�s try a new direction. (Oct 2006)
  • Co-sponsored bills totaling $502B in spending thru 2005. (Oct 2006)
  • Use tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure, not for stadium. (Oct 2000)
  • Pay down debt & cut taxes within balanced budget. (Sep 2000)
  • Stimulate upstate economy by more local decision-making. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Niagara casino, but prefers job creation strategy. (Sep 2000)
  • Protect next generation by paying off national debt. (Aug 2000)
  • We have outlived the usefulness of Bretton Woods. (Jun 1999)
  • The economy creates consumers but cannot create citizens. (Jun 1999)
  • Invest in people instead of �smokestack chasing�. (Feb 1997)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Civil Rights

  • MLK recognized that working within the system was necessary. (Jan 2008)
  • 1998: Hillary predicted female President in near future. (Oct 2007)
  • 1962: met MLK Jr. preaching a sermon in Chicago. (Jul 2007)
  • 1965: brought black classmates to all-white church. (Jul 2007)
  • We�ve come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go. (Jun 2007)
  • 1995: Politely criticized China�s human rights. (Jun 2007)
  • Developmental thread: tragedy of race must be made right. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushing for privacy bill of rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Argued with Bill Clinton about diluting affirmative action. (Oct 2005)
  • 1972: Worked with Edelman on school desegregation in South. (Nov 2003)
  • Apologize for slavery, but concentrate on civil rights now. (Oct 2000)
  • Crack down on sex trafficking of women and girls. (Jan 2000)
  • Human rights are women�s rights. (Jan 2000)
  • Women�s rights are human rights. (Dec 1999)
  • Support National Endowment for the Arts. (Feb 1997)
  • Affirmative living: involve entire village against racism. (Sep 1996)
  • Sex selection, prostitution & war rape: human rights issues. (Sep 1995)

    Affirmative Action

  • Equal pay is not yet equal. (Jan 2008)
  • Compiled �Handbook on Legal Rights for Arkansas Women�. (Nov 2007)
  • Hillary wanted Bill�s cabinet to �Look Like America�. (Oct 2007)
  • 1988: Instituted gender diversity Report Card within ABA. (Jun 2007)
  • First chair of ABA Commission on Women and the Profession. (Aug 1999)
  • Raised issues of gender compensation gap at 1970s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)
  • Raised issues of gender compensation gap at 1970s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)

    Gay Rights

  • Telling kids about gay couples is parental discretion. (Sep 2007)
  • Positive about civil unions, with full equality of benefits. (Aug 2007)
  • Let states decide gay marriage; they�re ahead of feds. (Aug 2007)
  • GLBT progress since 2000, when I marched in gay pride parade. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports DOMA, which Bill Clinton signed. (Jul 2007)
  • Don�t ask don�t tell was an important transition step. (Jun 2007)
  • 2004:defended traditional marriage; 2006:voted for same-sex. (May 2007)
  • Federal Marriage Amendment would be terrible step backwards. (Oct 2006)
  • Gay soldiers need to shoot straight, not be straight. (Nov 2003)
  • End hate crimes and other intolerance. (Sep 2000)
  • Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits. (Feb 2000)
  • Military service based on conduct, not sexual orientation. (Dec 1999)

    Voting Record

  • Op-ed: Voted no on flag-burning to build centrist credential. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Corporations

  • Take back $55B in Bush�s industry give-aways. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Pushed Wal-Mart for women managers & environment. (Jan 2008)
  • World Bank should impose rules on sovereign wealth funds. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush defanged the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Bush shrunk CPSC; but it shrank before Bush. (Dec 2007)
  • Outraged at CEO compensation. (Oct 2007)
  • Stop bankruptcies to get rid of pension responsibilities. (Aug 2007)
  • Enough with corporate welfare; enough with golden parachutes. (Jun 2007)
  • Close lobbyists� revolving door; end no-bid contracts. (Jun 2007)
  • 1976 Rose Law: Fought for industry against electric rate cut. (Jun 2007)
  • Corporate lawyer at Rose Law while Bill was Attorney General. (Jun 2007)
  • Corporate elite treat working-class America as invisible. (Apr 2007)
  • Companies get rewarded with hard-working people left hanging. (Mar 2007)
  • 1970s: Potential conflict of interest when GM sued Arkansas. (Nov 1997)
  • Businesses play social role in US; gov�t oversight required. (Sep 1996)
  • Family-friendly work policies are good for business. (Sep 1996)
  • Serving on boards provides ties but requires defending too. (Aug 1993)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 35% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Hillary Clinton on Crime

  • Longtime advocate of death penalty, with restrictions. (Jan 2008)
  • Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration. (Dec 2007)
  • Mandatory sentences have been too widely used. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushed to expand AMBER alerts & for stricter sex penalties. (Dec 2006)
  • Police & firemen refused to shake her hand at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2001: police & firemen refused her handshake at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases. (Mar 2000)
  • Led early crusade for rape evidence and crisis centers. (Aug 1999)
  • Supports citizen patrols & 3-Strikes-You�re-Out. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports �Three Strikes� and more prison. (Aug 1994)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Drugs

  • Reduce sentencing disparity for crack, but not retroactively. (Dec 2007)
  • 1969: held herself aloof from college drug counterculture. (Jul 2007)
  • Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison. (Jun 2007)
  • Gov. Clinton implicated in his brother Roger�s drug arrest. (Feb 2004)
  • Address drug problem with treatment and special drug courts. (Oct 2000)
  • Ambiguous reports of 1960s college alcohol & drug use. (Aug 1999)
  • Involved parents most influential in reducing teen drug use. (Sep 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Education

  • Parents are a child�s first teachers. (Jan 2008)
  • Get more teachers into hard-to-serve areas. (Nov 2007)
  • Hillary emphasized education reform without political agenda. (Oct 2007)
  • We have not yet reached consensus on education reform. (Sep 2007)
  • Universal pre-kindergarten; and make family the best school. (Aug 2007)
  • Working families cannot participate in school between 9 & 3. (Jul 2007)
  • It takes a village; American village has failed our children. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish right to education from pre-school thru college. (Jun 2007)
  • Early education affects things from IQ to lifelong earnings. (Dec 2006)
  • 2001: Proposed and passed National Teacher Corps. (Dec 2006)
  • Teacher testing only for new teachers. (Oct 2000)
  • Testing only new teachers respects professionalism. (Oct 2000)
  • Hold kids to high standards, starting at home. (Jul 1999)
  • Teachers need more peer consulting & more recognition. (Jul 1999)
  • Social promotion cheats our children. (Jul 1999)
  • More after-school; smaller classes. (Jul 1999)
  • Read to young kids 20-30 minutes daily. (Jul 1999)
  • Entire school staff should focus on school safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Metal detectors at school are not much of an intrusion. (Jun 1999)
  • Arts education is needed in our schools. (Sep 1998)
  • Give kids after-school activities to prevent gangs. (Apr 1998)
  • Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction. (Sep 1996)
  • Character education: teach empathy & self-discipline. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports Goals 2000: hardly the stuff of revolution. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports structured inner-city schools, with uniforms. (May 1996)
  • 1960s: Taught reading in poor Boston neighborhoods. (Aug 1993)

    Arkansas Ed Reform

  • AR Ed Reform taught that there is a place for testing. (Sep 2007)
  • Sent Chelsea to public schools in Arkansas, but not DC. (Jul 2007)
  • 1983: Teacher testing as part of AR education reform. (Jun 2007)
  • AR Reform plan pushed mandatory teacher testing. (Nov 2003)
  • Arkansas education: improvement against great odds. (Oct 2000)
  • Pushed teacher testing in Arkansas. (Dec 1999)
  • AR ed reform: mandate kindergarten, no social promotion. (Dec 1999)
  • 1983: Challenged low education expectations. (Aug 1999)
  • 1993: Public accepted First Lady as education reformer. (Aug 1999)
  • HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters. (Aug 1993)
  • Passing illiterate students is educational fraud. (Sep 1983)

    Education Funding

  • End predatory student college loan rates over 20%. (Apr 2008)
  • Fully fund special education & 21st century classrooms. (Dec 2007)
  • Incentive pay for school wide performance. (Aug 2007)
  • Transfer tax cuts from rich & corporations to student aid. (Jun 2006)
  • Reforms: teacher corps; more federal funding; modernize. (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes merit pay for individual teachers. (Apr 2000)
  • Supports merit pay for entire schools. (Apr 2000)
  • Scholarships for teachers who go to urban schools. (Mar 2000)
  • Increase resources to meet increased standards. (Mar 2000)
  • Address teacher shortage with salary increases. (Jul 1999)

    School Choice

  • Total change in No Child Left Behind. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports public school choice; but not private nor parochial. (Oct 2006)
  • More teachers, smaller classes, no vouchers. (Oct 2000)
  • Vouchers would take money from public schools. (Oct 2000)
  • Vouchers drain money from public schools. (Sep 2000)
  • Vouchers will not improve our public schools. (Jul 1999)
  • Let�s build up our schools-not tear them down. (Jul 1999)
  • Charter schools provide choice within public system. (Jul 1999)
  • Charters meet needs of failing public school students. (Aug 1998)
  • Vouchers siphon off much-needed resources. (Aug 1998)
  • Parents can choose, but support public schools. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports public school choice and charter schools. (Sep 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Hillary Clinton on Energy & Oil

  • Get tough with energy speculators and with OPEC cartel. (May 2008)
  • Gas tax holiday, paid for by windfall oil tax. (May 2008)
  • GovWatch: Gas tax holiday saves $8B; but that�s 64 cents/day. (May 2008)
  • Investigate gas price manipulation; add windfall profits tax. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, FTC is investigating gas price manipulation. (Apr 2008)
  • Cap-and-trade as president; compact fluorescents at home. (Apr 2008)
  • $650 for help with energy bills to those who can�t afford it. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Oil & gas giveaways stripped from final 2005 Bill. (Jan 2008)
  • Investigate & move toward energy efficiency and conservation. (Oct 2007)
  • Opposes Yucca Mountain; earthquake fault goes under it. (Sep 2007)
  • Invest in alternative energy; jobs that won�t be outsourced. (Aug 2007)
  • End Big Oil tax break; $50 billion for strategic energy fund. (Jul 2007)
  • Agnostic about nuclear power until waste & cost issue solved. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: There was no Big Oil tax break under Bush-Cheney. (Jul 2007)
  • Energy Independence 2020: $50B for Strategic Energy Fund. (Jun 2007)
  • Extensive funding into alternative energy. (Jun 2007)
  • Will make big oil fund alternative energy research. (Feb 2007)
  • $50B strategic energy fund from taxing oil companies. (Oct 2006)
  • Remove energy dependence on countries who would harm us. (Jun 2006)
  • Need to move toward energy efficiency and conservation. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation. (Oct 2000)
  • Ratify Kyoto; more mass transit. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on $3.1B for emergency oil assistance for hurricane-hit areas. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on Bush Administration Energy Policy. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on drilling ANWR on national security grounds. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months. (Mar 2002)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Require public notification when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Gas tax holiday for the summer. (Apr 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Environment

  • $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca Mountain. (Jan 2008)
  • A comprehensive energy plan as our Apollo moon shot. (Jan 2008)
  • Advocate a cap and trade system. (Dec 2007)
  • Better track kids� products for exposures to toxic materials. (Dec 2007)
  • Support green-collar job training. (Aug 2007)
  • Put someone in charge of Katrina recovery who actually cares. (Aug 2007)
  • Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding. (Jun 2007)
  • Launched EPA study of air quality at Ground Zero. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 100% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Stands for clean air and funding the EPA. (Sep 2000)
  • Reduce air pollution to improve children�s health. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit to remove lead-based paint. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Families & Children

  • Struggling families are invisible to Bush administration. (Aug 2007)
  • 1980s: her church founded largest daycare in Arkansas. (Jul 2007)
  • Family planning & child spacing is international human right. (Jul 2007)
  • Mother�s difficult childhood sparked concern for kids. (Dec 2006)
  • Caution in treating preschoolers with psychiatric drugs. (Mar 2000)
  • Parents� dedication improves kids� lives. (Jan 2000)
  • Boycott violent media and products. (Aug 1999)
  • Send message: It is the job of children to learn. (Jul 1999)
  • Help �sandwiched� parents care for elderly plus kids. (Jan 1999)
  • More funds for after-school programs. (Nov 1998)
  • Keep kids busy from 2PM to 8 PM to avoid trouble. (Nov 1998)
  • Spend more time with kids to prevent violence. (Apr 1998)
  • Raised issue of maternity leave at 1980s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)
  • Teens not ready for sex; provide havens for alternatives. (Sep 1996)
  • Change what kids see in the media. (Jun 1995)
  • Men should be full participants in child-raising. (May 1994)
  • 1973: Legal parallels between marriage and slavery. (Aug 1993)
  • No tea and cookies for her, but no insult intended. (Jul 1992)

    Child Law

  • Support new parents to promote healthy child development. (Sep 2007)
  • For teens, not about birth control, but about self-control. (Jul 2007)
  • 1970s: �I want to be a voice for America�s children�. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported foster care adoptions as First Lady & as Senator. (Dec 2006)
  • Critics misinterpret 70s article on "Children Under the Law". (Feb 2004)
  • 1974 article: put abused children into state care. (Nov 2003)
  • Leave politics out of Elian decision. (Apr 2000)
  • Governments can�t love child; but it can help families. (Apr 2000)
  • Decide Elian�s fate via ongoing INS legal process. (Apr 2000)
  • Treat kids as �child citizens� not �minors� under the law. (Dec 1999)
  • No dividing line between government vs. parents & children. (Dec 1999)
  • Early-warning hotlines for homicidal & suicidal students. (Jul 1999)
  • Expand Family and Medical Leave Act. (Aug 1998)
  • Raised issues of maternity leave at 1980s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)
  • Family Leave Act is a good start; paid leave better. (Sep 1996)
  • Against social service agency interference in families. (Aug 1993)
  • 1970s: Learned child law theory at CDF and at Yale. (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Researched "Beyond the Best Interest of the Child". (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Create legal scale of graduated maturity for children. (Aug 1993)
  • 1979: Child's future shouldn't be unilaterally by parents. (Aug 1993)

    It Takes a Village

  • A family is a child�s first school. (Oct 2007)
  • Hillary�s �village� criticized as Big Government. (May 2007)
  • Chelsea benefited from �village� & from two parents. (Dec 2006)
  • It takes a village to raise a child, in interdependent world. (Dec 2006)
  • It Takes a Village and a president who believes. (Sep 2005)
  • Leave no child behind; it still takes a village. (Aug 2000)
  • Community support is key to valuing families. (Dec 1999)
  • Society is responsible for alienation that causes violence. (Jun 1999)
  • �It Takes a Village� is about relationships, not geography. (Oct 1996)
  • Children are not rugged individualists. (Sep 1996)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill against renting violent video games to kids. (Dec 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy

  • Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Accomplished but exaggerated foreign experience. (Mar 2008)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only after evidence of change. (Feb 2008)
  • Diplomacy with Iran & Cuba, but no presidential meetings. (Feb 2008)
  • Bill made deal with Kazakhs to bring in HIV drugs. (Feb 2008)
  • Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism. (Dec 2007)
  • Deeply involved with Bill Clinton�s foreign policy team. (Dec 2007)
  • Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation. (Dec 2007)
  • 2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli military. (Nov 2007)
  • Supported strong funding for international development. (Oct 2007)
  • Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Should not telegraph our adversaries about preconditions. (Aug 2007)
  • US support & no-fly zone, but UN troops on ground in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Arabic and Muslim countries take women leaders seriously. (Jul 2007)
  • Diplomacy yes; propaganda no; when meeting enemy leaders. (Jul 2007)
  • Allegedly pro-PLO in 1960; but pro-Israel by 1981. (Jul 2007)
  • NATO-enforced no-fly zone to end Darfur genocide. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported Palestine in 1998, before Bill officially did. (May 2007)
  • Alienated Jewish voters by kissing Mrs. Arafat. (Sep 2003)
  • Engage in world affairs, including human rights. (Oct 2000)
  • Human rights are central to our objectives abroad. (Oct 2000)
  • Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills. (Oct 2000)
  • Smartest strategic choice is peace. (Nov 1999)
  • Puerto Rico: Stop using live ammo at Vieques. (Oct 1999)
  • Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports micro-loans to third-world women. (Sep 1995)

    China

  • Boycott Olympic ceremony to pressure China on Tibet & Sudan. (Apr 2008)
  • Establish coherent diplomatic approach toward China. (Dec 2007)
  • China respects us if we call them on human rights breaches. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Chinese did black out Hillary, but DID invite her. (Dec 2007)
  • Our fiscal responsibility undercuts Chinese power over us. (Aug 2007)
  • China: criticized authoritarianism with women & children. (Dec 1999)

    Voting Record

  • Would use very vigorous and bipartisan diplomacy. (Feb 2008)
  • Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Free Trade

  • Have a trade prosecutor to enforce the trade agreements. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: Supported NAFTA in 1998; opposed CAFTA since 2005. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized trade pacts for weak labor standards. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: for NAFTA while First Lady; now against CAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Export from big agribusiness, but also from small farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers. (Aug 2007)
  • No fast-track authority for this president. (Aug 2007)
  • Better approach: real trade adjustment assistance. (Aug 2007)
  • End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs. (Jun 2007)
  • Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India. (Oct 2005)
  • Globalization should not substitute for humanization. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights. (Oct 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Though Bill supported it, Hillary opposed NAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted against CAFTA despite Bill Clinton�s pushing NAFTA. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Government Reform

  • FactCheck: Yes, more legislation & sponsorships than Obama. (Apr 2008)
  • Get D.C. full voting rights, plus more direct federal funds. (Feb 2008)
  • It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush. (Jan 2008)
  • Stand for public financing and getting money out of politics. (Jan 2008)
  • Transparent government includes federal agency blogs. (Jan 2008)
  • Never abuse the purpose of signing statements. (Dec 2007)
  • Change system from the inside, not from the outside. (Nov 2007)
  • HILL-PAC is one of politics biggest money-raisers. (Nov 2007)
  • Public financing would fix campaign donor problems. (Sep 2007)
  • Presidents should reveal donations to their foundations. (Sep 2007)
  • Move to public election financing, not banning lobbyists. (Aug 2007)
  • End no-bid contracts, end revolving door in government. (Aug 2007)
  • 1978: chaired Legal Services Corp. while at Rose Law Firm. (Jul 2007)
  • Same-day voter registration; no oppressive ID requirements. (Jul 2007)
  • Create a public service academy, like military academy. (Jun 2007)
  • 1970s: Worked on 18-year-old voting Amendment. (Jun 2007)
  • Cut gov�t contractors and end privatization of government. (Feb 2007)
  • Verified paper ballot for every electronic voting machines. (Nov 2006)
  • $5M in New York state �pork barrel� bills thru 2004. (Oct 2006)
  • Right to vote is precious & needs protection. (Sep 2005)
  • HILLPAC raised $31M through 2002. (Feb 2004)
  • HILLPAC raised $31M through 2002. (Feb 2004)
  • Only explicit felonies should trigger impeachment. (Feb 2004)
  • Whitewater investigation ends; Hillary questions $52M spent. (Sep 2000)
  • Soft money ban & independent ad ban for Senate campaign. (Feb 2000)
  • New Democrat: Government is not the solution to all problems. (Feb 2000)
  • Give big states a big slice of federal pie. (Aug 1999)
  • We need strong and efficient governments. (Jun 1999)
  • Government should help people, not support bureaucracy. (Feb 1997)
  • 1973: Researched Nixon's White House tapes. (Aug 1993)
  • Count Every Vote Act: end voting discrimination by race. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Gun Control

  • Balance lawful gun ownership & keeping guns from criminals. (Apr 2008)
  • Give local police access to federal gun tracking info. (Apr 2008)
  • Let states & cities determine local gun laws. (Apr 2008)
  • Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers. (Jan 2008)
  • Backed off a national licensing registration plan on guns. (Jan 2008)
  • Get assault weapons & guns off the street. (Jul 2007)
  • Background check system could prevent Virginia Tech massacre. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: VA Tech shooter not declared a danger to others. (Apr 2007)
  • Congress� failure at Littleton response inspired Senate run. (Nov 2003)
  • Keep guns away from people who shouldn�t have them. (Sep 2000)
  • Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs. (Sep 2000)
  • License and register all handgun sales. (Jun 2000)
  • Tough gun control keeps guns out of wrong hands. (Jul 1999)
  • Gun control protects our children. (Jul 1999)
  • Don�t water down sensible gun control legislation. (Jul 1999)
  • Lock up guns; store ammo separately. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban kids� unsupervised access to guns. (Jun 1999)
  • Get weapons off the streets; zero tolerance for weapons. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)

Hillary Clinton on Health Care

  • Don�t legitimize end-of-life decision, but ok to help decide. (Apr 2008)
  • Decrease generic drug costs for developing countries. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, she deserves credit for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Bottom line is cost; mine is more affordable than Obama�s. (Feb 2008)
  • Obama�s plan includes mandate on 150 million parents. (Feb 2008)
  • Taxpayers pay for drug R&D, not drug companies. (Jan 2008)
  • My health care program will cover everyone. (Jan 2008)
  • Need a health care system that manages chronic diseases. (Jan 2008)
  • Universal health care is a core Democratic principle. (Jan 2008)
  • Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world. (Dec 2007)
  • Restore National Institutes of Health funding. (Oct 2007)
  • No parent should be told �no� for healthcare for their kids. (Sep 2007)
  • Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban. (Sep 2007)
  • Passion for healthcare rooted in Jesus� teachings. (Jul 2007)
  • Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, AIDS is leading disease of young black women. (Jun 2007)
  • 1979: Named by Bill as AR healthcare head; program worked. (Jun 2007)
  • Lower costs and improve quality and cover everybody. (Jun 2007)
  • Electronic medical records save $120 billion in health care. (Jun 2007)
  • Insurers must fund prevention without preexisting conditions. (Mar 2007)
  • Require electronic medical record for all federal healthcare. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase America�s commitment against Global AIDS. (Nov 2006)
  • FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety. (Oct 2006)
  • Supply more medical needs of families, & insure all children. (Jun 2006)
  • Fought for pediatric rule: new drugs tested for child safety. (Oct 2005)
  • Health goal is affordable coverage for all. (Oct 2000)
  • Fund teaching hospitals federally because market fails. (Sep 2000)
  • Regulate tobacco; fine of $3000 for every underage smoker. (Apr 2000)
  • Be prepared with defenses against infectious disease. (Oct 1999)
  • Medicare should be strengthened today. (Sep 1999)
  • Smaller steps to progress on health care. (Jan 2000)

    1990s Hillarycare

  • Hillary appointed 8 days after inauguration to health cmte. (Oct 2007)
  • A plan is necessary; but consensus is more necessary. (Sep 2007)
  • 1993:Ambitious role plagued from start by secrecy complaints. (Jun 2007)
  • 1990s plan failed after big pharma & insurance worked on it. (Apr 2007)
  • 1990s healthcare reforms laid groundwork for today�s reforms. (Mar 2007)
  • Still scarred from 1990s reform, but now doing it better. (Feb 2007)
  • 1997: Helped found State Children�s Health Insurance Program. (Dec 2006)
  • 1990s reform called �secretive� but had 600 in working group. (Nov 2003)
  • Learned lessons on health care; but hasn�t given up goal. (Aug 2000)
  • 1979: Developed program to deliver rural healthcare. (Aug 1999)

    2008 HillaryCare

  • AdWatch: My plan costs $1,700 less per person than Obama�s. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Hillary�s plan might include wage garnishing. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: �$1,700 less than Obama plan� misinterprets study. (Apr 2008)
  • AdWatch: Got health insurance for six million kids. (Mar 2008)
  • Include everyone, to avoid cherry-picking and its hidden tax. (Feb 2008)
  • Without a universal mandate, it�s not universal health care. (Feb 2008)
  • Healthcare without mandate is like voluntary Social Security. (Feb 2008)
  • Many uninsured are young & don�t think they need coverage. (Feb 2008)
  • Make it illegal to discriminate against sick people. (Feb 2008)
  • Tired of health insurance companies deciding who live or die. (Feb 2008)
  • Universal health care will not work if it is voluntary. (Feb 2008)
  • Mandate insurance AND make it affordable for all. (Jan 2008)
  • Health care tax credit ensures affordability. (Nov 2007)
  • Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage. (Oct 2007)
  • Condemns insurers as motivated by greed. (Oct 2007)
  • American Health Choices Plan: keep yours or pick Congress�. (Sep 2007)
  • Pay for health plan by $52B tax repeal & $77B efficiencies. (Sep 2007)
  • Mandated responsibility by individuals, industry & employers. (Sep 2007)
  • Since 1993, new consensus developed on need for healthcare. (Sep 2007)
  • Include insurance industry in discussions, but rein them in. (Sep 2007)
  • I want to be the health care president. (Sep 2007)
  • Universal health care coverage by the end of my second term. (Feb 2007)
  • I have the expertise to achieve universal healthcare for all. (Feb 2007)
  • We need a uniquely American solution to health care. (Oct 2006)

    Voting Record

  • Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for mental health service for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security

  • Led criticism about what Bush knew prior to 9/11. (May 2008)
  • Long-held pro-defense spending stance; not a move to center. (Mar 2008)
  • Passed legislation to treat veterans� traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2008)
  • AdWatch: Ensured health coverage for Guard & Reserve. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Only BETTER health coverage for SOME Reservists. (Dec 2007)
  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (Nov 2007)
  • 2001: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
  • Torture cannot be American policy, period. (Sep 2007)
  • Wants to repeal don�t-ask-don�t-tell, but not until 2009. (Aug 2007)
  • Should have criticized JCC for calling homosexuality immoral. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed to draft, but register women for draft. (Jul 2007)
  • Forgive student loans for universal national service. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: overturn don�t-ask-don�t-tell so gays can serve openly. (Jul 2007)
  • Administration secrecy shreds the Constitution. (Jun 2007)
  • 9/11: Got $20B to rebuild lower Manhattan. (Jun 2007)
  • Served on Armed Services Committee & was always prepared. (Jun 2007)
  • Big disconnect between rhetoric and reality on security. (Apr 2007)
  • Fund first responders with extra $1.7 billion. (Mar 2007)
  • Change our Secretary of Defense: he�s not credible. (Oct 2006)
  • Homeland security not simply about reorganizing bureaucracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • There is no safe haven for the terrorists. (Jan 2006)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • Hillary hugs hawkish line on terrorism. (Oct 2005)
  • Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military. (Sep 2005)
  • Muscle, not rhetoric, leads to strong homeland security. (Sep 2005)
  • Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • 2000: sought and got spot on Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties. (Feb 2004)
  • I despise terrorism and the nihilism it represents. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports funding research on missile defense. (Oct 2000)
  • Nixon should have been impeached for bombing Cambodia. (Dec 1999)
  • A safe world needs the nuclear test ban treaty. (Sep 1999)
  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Immigration

  • No official English, but keep common unifying language. (Feb 2008)
  • Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days. (Feb 2008)
  • Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families. (Feb 2008)
  • Border fence that cuts off a college campus is absurd. (Feb 2008)
  • Deploy technology & personnel, not a border fence. (Feb 2008)
  • Guest workers only for farms, to address labor shortage. (Feb 2008)
  • Don�t turn local police into immigration enforcers. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants with driver�s licenses puts them at risk. (Jan 2008)
  • Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages. (Jan 2008)
  • Co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform in 2004. (Jan 2008)
  • English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages. (Dec 2007)
  • Crack down on employers who exploit undocumented workers. (Dec 2007)
  • Oppose granting driver�s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Denied saying licensing illegals �made sense�. (Oct 2007)
  • Immigrant license issue needs federal action on reform. (Oct 2007)
  • More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders. (Sep 2007)
  • Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal. (Sep 2007)
  • Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities ok; local police can�t enforce immigration. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes illegal immigration, but doesn�t vote to follow up. (Jun 2007)
  • Making English official imperils crises needing translators. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows. (Apr 2007)
  • Keep New York-Ontario border passport-free for tourism. (Oct 2006)
  • Adamantly against illegal immigrants. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

Hillary Clinton on Jobs

  • No salary increase for Congress until minimum wage increased. (Jul 2007)
  • Would accept minimum wage as president. (Jul 2007)
  • Stand up for unions; organize for fair wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Get tough with China and bring jobs back home. (Feb 2007)
  • Minimum wage increases haven�t kept up with Congress� wages. (Dec 2006)
  • Passed 2 planks of 7-plank platform, �New Jobs for New York�. (Oct 2006)
  • Minimum wage should be tied to congressional salaries. (Jun 2006)
  • Pushed for extension of unemployment insurance. (Feb 2004)
  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
  • Recently �we�re in it together� became �you�re on your own�. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress' pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)

Hillary Clinton on Principles & Values

  • Confidence and optimism enable us to meet our challenges. (Aug 2008)
  • McCain and Bush are awfully hard to tell apart these days. (Aug 2008)
  • Enthusiastic when Rep. Rangel suggested NY Senate race. (Aug 2008)
  • GovWatch: Maybe won popular vote, but only delegates count. (Jun 2008)
  • Visited Bosnian war zone, but mistake to call it sniper fire. (Apr 2008)
  • My own crises are nothing compared to what people often face. (Feb 2008)
  • Michigan and Florida primary ballots should count. (Feb 2008)
  • I�ve been vetted; disinformation has all been recycled. (Feb 2008)
  • Democrats much more in step with America than GOP. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: Ranked 16th most liberal in Senate. (Feb 2008)
  • America needs election debate about country�s direction. (Feb 2008)
  • Being the president is much more than being a CEO. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obama, Bill, & Hillary all praised Ronald Reagan. (Jan 2008)
  • AdWatch: �Hillary: The Movie� counts as campaign ad. (Jan 2008)
  • Focus on foreign policy and revising executive orders. (Dec 2007)
  • Owes opportunity for presidency to generations of women. (Aug 2007)
  • Strong identification with Eleanor Roosevelt. (Jul 2007)
  • 1963: called Saul Alinsky �great seducer� of young minds. (Jul 2007)
  • DC home, �Whitehaven�, became center of �Hillaryland�. (Jun 2007)
  • 1974: Studied Nixon�s White House for impeachment committee. (Jun 2007)
  • Despite critics, fervent believer in public service. (Jun 2007)
  • Vince Foster suicide due to public bashing in editorial. (Jun 2007)
  • Reaches out to conservatives but voting record is liberal. (May 2007)
  • Prefers role as knowledgeable expert to role of visionary. (May 2007)
  • At her core, Hillary is an idealistic activist. (May 2007)
  • Biggest mistakes: mishandling healthcare; believing in WMDs. (Apr 2007)
  • OpEd: Hillary is emblematic of extreme leftist ideals. (Feb 2004)
  • Chair of powerful Steering and Coordinating Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • Polarize issues and then compromise on best terms possible. (Feb 2004)
  • Alinsky's Rules: focus on tactics & ongoing confrontation. (Feb 2004)
  • Alinsky Thesis: merge alien radicalism with US conditions. (Feb 2004)
  • $8M book advance not vetted by Senate ethics panel. (Sep 2003)
  • Claimed no role in Travelgate firings. (Sep 2003)
  • NYC offices costs taxpayers $514,000 per year. (Sep 2003)
  • Accused of failing to disclose gifts as First Lady. (Sep 2003)
  • Supported teacher tests & China women despite unpopularity. (Oct 2000)
  • Not aggressive, but never intimidated by anyone. (Nov 1997)
  • Empathized with Eleanor Roosevelt: criticized for outspoken. (Aug 1993)
  • First to participate as First Lady in policy decisions. (Aug 1993)
  • 1969: Humanness goes beyond acquisitiveness. (May 1969)
  • Opposed numerous Bush cabinet & court appointees. (Oct 2006)
  • Decried 1980s materialism & excesses of corporate America. (Dec 1999)

    Bill Clinton

  • Bill�s role includes sounding board; but I make decisions. (Feb 2008)
  • Bill would be her adviser, and represent US around the world. (Feb 2008)
  • Key to Bill & Hillary�s marriage is shared love of politics. (Oct 2007)
  • Hillary and Bill made joint decisions during presidency. (Oct 2007)
  • I thought Bill was a pretty good president; now I�m running. (Sep 2007)
  • Bill & I started a conversation 36 years ago & never stopped. (Sep 2007)
  • Judge me on my merits, not as Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton. (Jul 2007)
  • Endured Monicagate through faith and inward spirituality. (Jul 2007)
  • Secret �20-Year Project� with Bill to revolutionize Dems. (Jun 2007)
  • 1986: Attacked for accepting state fee with Bill as governor. (Jun 2007)
  • 1998: �Conspiracy� infuriated Starr; resonated with public. (Jun 2007)
  • Whitewater deal: the only �stupid dumb thing we ever did�. (Jun 2007)
  • Changed name from Rodham because many were offended. (Jun 2007)
  • 1978: �Name issue� of Rodham raised in Bill�s first race. (Jun 2007)
  • 1980: Synthesized basic principles into �New Dem� concept. (Jun 2007)
  • 1982 campaign: served as Bill�s de facto campaign director. (Jun 2007)
  • Whitewater deal: maybe conflict-of-interest; but not illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • In Arkansas and Washington, subject to unprecedented vitriol. (Jun 2007)
  • 1992: Attacks as radical feminist backfired into sympathy. (Jun 2007)
  • Travelgate: Office WAS sloppy; firings looked like cronyism. (Jun 2007)
  • Could have weakened right wing conspiracy by honest answers. (Jun 2007)
  • Like Eleanor Roosevelt, pushed boundaries of First Lady role. (Jun 2007)
  • Replay of �2 for price of 1� has big pluses & big minuses. (May 2007)
  • Proud of Bill Clinton�s record as president. (Feb 2007)
  • Role in Nixon�s impeachment prepared her for Bill�s ordeal. (Feb 2004)
  • OpEd: Hillary & Bill deeply influence all elements of Dems. (Feb 2004)
  • Case for Bill�s impeachment was unjustified constitutionally. (Nov 2003)
  • Monica investigation abused process to undermine presidency. (Nov 2003)
  • Loves Bill despite affairs; not just �Stand By Your Man�. (Nov 2003)
  • 1992: Meant �active partner� with �buy one get one free�. (Nov 2003)
  • Meant �women work conflict� with �stay home & bake cookies�. (Nov 2003)
  • Hillaryland meant active & influential First Lady staff. (Nov 2003)
  • Vince Foster�s suicide spurred conspiracy theories galore. (Nov 2003)
  • Not involved in pardons, neither with husband nor brother. (Feb 2001)
  • Appointed to chair AR commissions despite obvious issues. (Jun 2000)
  • �Vast right wing conspiracy�. (Dec 1999)
  • Stands by her man despite �pain in marriage�. (Dec 1999)
  • Hillary�s choice: Co-president or White House wife? (Dec 1999)
  • Never left Bill because they were a team. (Dec 1999)
  • 1992 RNC Convention was hate-fest against Hillary. (Aug 1999)
  • 1986: Prepped Bill's race; denied her own political ambition. (Aug 1993)
  • 1992: All marriages have issues; our issues are our business. (Aug 1993)
  • Not some little woman standing by her man. (Jul 1992)

    Campaign Themes

  • I have the experience to be commander in chief. (Feb 2008)
  • Words matter, but actions speak louder than words. (Feb 2008)
  • The next president faces a stack of problems on day one. (Jan 2008)
  • Campaigning on the legacy that King stood for. (Jan 2008)
  • Right has no sex and truth has no color. (Jan 2008)
  • Running to continue work I�ve done for 35 years. (Dec 2007)
  • Cultivates grassroots groups & �grass-top� leaders. (Nov 2007)
  • Bring your brooms & vacuum cleaners; we got to clean up DC. (Aug 2007)
  • If you want a winner to take on right wing, I�m your girl. (Aug 2007)
  • After 35 years of experience, ready to lead on day one. (Jul 2007)
  • I consider myself a modern American progressive. (Jul 2007)
  • Maybe, finally, break that hardest of all glass ceilings. (Jul 2007)
  • The politics of meaning: individuality is part of society. (Jul 2007)
  • Amalgam politics: make labels irrelevant. (Jul 2007)
  • New progressive vision for the 21st century. (Jun 2007)
  • A mind conservative and a heart liberal. (Jun 2007)
  • Already made change and will continue to make change. (Jan 2006)
  • Message of candidacy: hardworking experienced collaborator. (Oct 2005)
  • OpEd: Alinsky�s rule: tactics over principles. (Feb 2004)
  • OpEd: Hillary has mastered politics of self victimization. (Feb 2004)
  • New Democrat: individual responsibility and community. (Apr 2000)
  • Make a pact not to give in to cynicism or hate. (Aug 1993)

    Past Elections

  • 1998: Unforeseen turning point when Moynihan resigned. (Oct 2007)
  • Stumble of �baking cookies� was moment of authenticity. (Oct 2007)
  • Rove is obsessed with me because I take them on & beat them. (Aug 2007)
  • 2000: campaigned heavily in African-American churches. (Jul 2007)
  • 1996: Enthusiastic crowd at DNC got her �bitten by the bug�. (Jun 2007)
  • Critics call it �extreme makeover� but admit its success. (May 2007)
  • HILLPAC donated to 30 Senate & Governor candidates. (Nov 2006)
  • HILLPAC focus: electing Congressional Democratic majority. (Nov 2006)
  • Fined $35,000 for under-reporting expenses in 2000. (Oct 2006)
  • House of Representatives has been run like a plantation. (Jan 2006)
  • Timing was paramount to the Clintons� success in �92. (Feb 2004)
  • Not vast conspiracy, but well-financed right-wing network. (Feb 2004)
  • Experience and choices as a woman will make me good senator. (Oct 2000)
  • National experience & ability to get along will serve NY. (Feb 2000)
  • End divisional politics. (Feb 2000)
  • Hillary�s feminism a liability for Bill�s gubernatorial race. (Aug 1999)
  • 1989 speculation: Hillary would run for Arkansas governor. (Aug 1999)

    Personal Background

  • An anti-agitator; never sought changing system from outside. (Nov 2007)
  • Early character development: standing up to a bully. (Jul 2007)
  • Pre-Wellesley, confident her conservatism wouldn�t change. (Jun 2007)
  • 1969: Entered law school as �vehicle for social change�. (Jun 2007)
  • As Goldwater Girl in 1960s, canvassed Chicago slums. (Jun 2007)
  • Childhood of parsimonious parents; favored equal opportunity. (Jun 2007)
  • Father a rock-ribbed Republican but ran for office as Dem. (Jun 2007)
  • Staff attorney on Watergate/Nixon impeachment investigation. (Jun 2007)
  • Taught at AR Law School using �all business� style. (Jun 2007)
  • Suffers from endometriosis; Chelsea�s conception difficult. (Jun 2007)
  • Family myth: named after Everest�s Sir Edmund Hillary. (May 2007)
  • At age 27, tried to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • My mom could not live my life; father could not imagine it. (Nov 2003)
  • Mother, Dorothy, offended by mistreatment of any human being. (Nov 2003)
  • Father, Hugh, focused on self-reliance & personal initiative. (Nov 2003)
  • AuH2O: Supported Goldwater on basis of individual rights. (Nov 2003)
  • 1976: Organized Indiana for Carter-Mondale campaign. (Nov 2003)
  • 1980: Bill practiced Lamaze, but Chelsea delivered Caesarian. (Nov 2003)
  • Hillary bred in conservative community. (Aug 1999)
  • Began college career as a conservative. (Aug 1999)
  • 1976: Got Rose Law firm job via Vince Foster. (Nov 1997)
  • 1977: At Rose Law, her strength was one-on-one discussion. (Nov 1997)
  • 1977: At Rose Law, strength was one-on-one discussion. (Nov 1997)
  • 1970s: Editorial board of Yale Review of Law & Social Action. (Aug 1993)
  • 1960s: Rejected as applicant to NASA; women not allowed. (Aug 1993)
  • 1969: Criticized Senator's speech as lacking relevance. (Aug 1993)

    Religion

  • Have faith in God, in our country, and in each other. (Aug 2008)
  • Faith is not just something to cling to in hard times. (Apr 2008)
  • Faith sustains us in bitter times; faith isn�t bitterness. (Apr 2008)
  • I have always felt the presence of God in my life. (Apr 2008)
  • Favorite Bible story: Purim story of Esther. (Apr 2008)
  • Called by my faith & upbringing to serve others at young age. (Feb 2008)
  • Gives guest church sermon: �What It Means to be a Methodist�. (Oct 2007)
  • I believe in prayer; I�m dependent on my faith. (Aug 2007)
  • Sought pastoral guidance on doubts about capital punishment. (Jul 2007)
  • Dealt with Bill�s infidelity via counseling & Book of Psalms. (Jul 2007)
  • Sincere Christian & lifelong member of religious left. (Jul 2007)
  • Old-fashioned Methodist; reads Book of Resolutions & Bible. (Jul 2007)
  • Tolerating Bill�s foibles echoes mom�s Methodist forgiveness. (Jun 2007)
  • Turned to prayer when father dying, & anytime under duress. (Jun 2007)
  • Has one Jewish step-grandfather. (Oct 2005)
  • Early family life steeped in Methodism. (Feb 2004)
  • Steeped in Methodist tradition of Social Gospel. (Feb 2004)
  • Methodist of straight-laced, moralizing, 19th-century type. (Feb 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Voted with Democratic Party 96.7% of 304 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Hillary�s paradox: she�s not as liberal as people think. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Social Security

  • No lifting cap on payroll tax; that taxes middle class. (Apr 2008)
  • Bipartisan commission, like in 1983, to address crisis. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, teachers & police won�t pay if cap over $102K. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, removing $97,500 cap affects middle-class. (Nov 2007)
  • Have a bipartisan commission on Social Security and its tax. (Oct 2007)
  • 1997: Hillary warned against privatizing Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • $1000 matching tax credit for first $1000 in 401(k) deposit. (Oct 2007)
  • Solvent until 2055 under Bill Clinton; now has lost 14 years. (Sep 2007)
  • Nothing else on table until fiscal responsibility returns. (Sep 2007)
  • Make sure nobody ever tries to privatize Social Security. (Aug 2007)
  • Soc.Sec. one of greatest inventions in American democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Social Security protects families, not just retirees. (Feb 1999)
  • All should join the debate now to preserve future solvency. (Feb 1999)
  • Respect unique power of government to meet social needs. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Hillary Clinton on Tax Reform

  • Absolutely no tax increase on people earning under $250K. (Apr 2008)
  • Perhaps raise capital gains tax, but at most to 20%. (Apr 2008)
  • Rescind tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: cut taxes for the middle class. (Feb 2008)
  • Wealthy should go back to paying pre-Bush tax rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Want to restore the tax rates we had in the �90s. (Dec 2007)
  • Freeze estate tax at 2009 level of $7 million per couple. (Oct 2007)
  • Why cut off payroll contribution at $95,000? (Jun 2007)
  • Cut alternative minimum tax, not billionaire tax cuts. (Mar 2007)
  • Expand child tax credit for child�s first year. (Dec 2006)
  • End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good. (Oct 2006)
  • To get America back on track, cut short tax cuts. (Sep 2005)
  • NY share of federal taxes is too high. (Feb 2000)
  • Just Say No to GOP tax plan. (Sep 1999)
  • GOP tax plan would hurt New York�s students. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

Hillary Clinton on War & Peace

  • Massive retaliation from US if Iran attacks Israel. (Apr 2008)
  • Withdraw all combat troops: one or two brigades a month. (Feb 2008)
  • Calling for troop withdrawal pressures Iraqi government. (Feb 2008)
  • Some tactical success in Iraq, but no strategic success yet. (Feb 2008)
  • Would have never diverted attention from Afghanistan. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush must ask Congress to approve agreements with Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • GovWatch: Withdrawal in 60 days has no timetable to finish. (Jan 2008)
  • After 9/11:Those helping terrorists would feel �wrath� of US. (Jun 2007)
  • 1960s conversion to liberalism based on opposing Vietnam. (Jun 2007)
  • 2006 election: voters desperately want a new course. (Jun 2007)
  • At Wellesley in �68, steered anti-war movement within system. (Jun 2007)
  • I have seen firsthand terrorists� terrible damage. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports border security fence in Israel. (Oct 2006)
  • Ok to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan; we did that 10 years ago. (Jan 2006)
  • 2002 Iraq speech criticized both Saddam and U.N. (Feb 2004)
  • Cut off US aid if Palestine declares a state unilaterally. (Oct 2000)
  • Focuses on increasing relationship between US and Israel. (Oct 2000)
  • Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace. (May 2000)
  • Extend peace treaties to Palestinians, Syrians & Lebanese. (Nov 1999)
  • Strategizing about Pakistan destabilizes a nuclear power. (Aug 2007)

    Iran

  • Continue diplomatic engagement with Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • Believed, with others, that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapon. (Dec 2007)
  • Pledge that Iran will not develop a nuclear bomb. (Oct 2007)
  • Rushing to war with Iran vs. doing nothing is a false choice. (Oct 2007)
  • Iran�s Revolutionary Guard promotes terrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • Prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power by diplomacy first. (Sep 2007)
  • Rule out nukes against Iran. (Aug 2007)
  • Iran having a nuclear weapon is absolutely unacceptable. (Jun 2007)

    Iraq War

  • 2002: Saddam gave aid to Al Qaeda terrorsts. (Oct 2008)
  • Remove a brigade from Iraq every month, no matter what. (Apr 2008)
  • Up to the Iraqis to decide the future they will have. (Feb 2008)
  • The purpose of the surge has not been fulfilled. (Feb 2008)
  • Leaving 130,000 troops in Iraq is irresponsible abdication. (Jan 2008)
  • Have nearly all combat troops out in a year. (Jan 2008)
  • Withdraw one to two brigades in Iraq each month. (Jan 2008)
  • Can�t leave Iraq safely without a plan. (Jan 2008)
  • Can�t let the Iraqis think the US will be there forever. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against precedent of US subordinate to UN in Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Iraq war authorization was not authority for preemption. (Jan 2008)
  • Told by the White House how the war resolution would be used. (Jan 2008)
  • Withdrawing troops is dangerous, including 100,000 civilians. (Jan 2008)
  • No military solution in Iraq; this debate motivates solution. (Jan 2008)
  • Hope to have nearly all troops out within a year. (Jan 2008)
  • Demand Bush to explain to Congress on his plan on Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • No extension on surge; deadline is why Iraq is progressing. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush�s classified withdrawal plan is cursory; out in 60 days. (Jan 2008)
  • Called war on terror �Bush�s war� but has played active role. (Nov 2007)
  • 2002: Accepted connection between Saddam & Al Qaeda. (Nov 2007)
  • Absolutely oppose the war in Iraq. (Oct 2007)
  • Bring out as many combat troops as quickly as possible. (Oct 2007)
  • Goal to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge. (Sep 2007)
  • Leave combat troops in Iraq only for conterterrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • No funding that does not move us toward withdrawal. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect troops with body armor then & bringing them home now. (Sep 2007)
  • Defunding war is the only way to force Bush to change course. (Sep 2007)
  • Patraeus report requires willing suspension of disbelief. (Sep 2007)
  • Push Pentagon to start planning for Iraq withdrawal. (Aug 2007)
  • Redeploy responsibly, with regional diplomatic effort. (Aug 2007)
  • Pentagon calls her unpatriotic for asking about exit plan. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Correct that DoD has no plan to remove all troops. (Jul 2007)
  • Deauthorize Iraq war, and don�t grant new war authority. (Jun 2007)
  • Phased redeployment, not irresponsible immediate withdrawal. (Jun 2007)
  • Bush misused authorization for war. (Jun 2007)
  • The Iraq war is Bush�s war. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq war wouldn�t have happened had the inspectors been sent. (Jun 2007)
  • It was a mistake to trust Bush on his judgment to wage war. (Jun 2007)
  • This war is up to Iraqi people to win or lose, not the US. (Apr 2007)
  • Begin re-deployment out of Iraq in 90 days. (Apr 2007)
  • America elected this Congress to bring our troops home. (Apr 2007)
  • No permanent bases, but continuing residual force in Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Online petition to pressure Bush & GOP for redeployment. (Apr 2007)
  • If Bush doesn�t end Iraq war, when I�m president, I will. (Mar 2007)
  • Require Bush to redeploy or seek additional authority. (Feb 2007)
  • Takes responsibility for Iraq war vote, but not a mistake. (Feb 2007)
  • Cap troops in Iraq and no more blank check for war. (Feb 2007)
  • Cut off funds for Iraqi use, but not for troops. (Jan 2007)
  • Phased redeployment out of Iraq, beginning immediately. (Oct 2006)
  • Begin troops withdrawal within 60 days after elected. (Jan 2006)
  • Withdraw troops within 60 days after taking office. (Jan 2006)
  • 2002: Attacking Iraq "not a good option" but authorized it. (Feb 2004)
  • Agrees with Newt Gingrich that Iraq policy is a mess. (Dec 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Iraq war vote was meant to be used as coercive diplomacy. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against Levin Amendment: it gave UN veto over US. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not. (Apr 2007)
  • Critic of Iraq war, but won�t recant 2002 vote in its favor. (Nov 2006)
  • Regrets Bush�s handling of war, but not her war vote. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)

Hillary Clinton on Welfare & Poverty

  • In the face of suffering, God calls on us to respond. (Apr 2008)
  • Make sure the economy works for everybody. (Jan 2008)
  • Partner with faith based community in empowerment zones. (Dec 2007)
  • Considered idea of $5000 at birth to pay for future college. (Oct 2007)
  • Time-out for mortgage companies on march toward foreclosure. (Sep 2007)
  • Wellesley thesis: Saul Alinsky & people over bureaucrats. (Jun 2007)
  • Hedge funds incentivize risk, but need regulation. (Apr 2007)
  • Lazio weakened housing standards and limited public housing. (Oct 2000)
  • Lazio fought against FHA on low-interest housing loans. (Oct 2000)
  • Equal access to capital and jobs. (Jan 2000)
  • Working should mean no poverty. (Jan 2000)
  • Community involvement helps, but only in short term. (Dec 1999)
  • Don�t criminalize the homeless. (Dec 1999)
  • 1969 thesis: Alinsky�s reforms too short term & local. (Apr 1999)
  • Microcredit is an invaluable tool in alleviating poverty. (Feb 1997)
  • Link payments to good parenting behavior. (Feb 1997)
  • 1976: Founded first indigent legal aid in Fayetteville AR. (Aug 1993)
  • Won series of high school awards, but barred from athletics. (Aug 1993)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)
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