101 Facts About Rodham Clinton

1. In 2014, Rodham Clinton published a second memoir, Hard Choices, which focused on her time as Secretary of State.

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2. Rodham Clinton's was the first First Lady to win a Grammy Award.

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3. In 1996, Rodham Clinton presented a vision for the children of America in the book It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.

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4. Rodham Clinton often expresses a certain maxim which is often attributed to John Wesley: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can.

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5. Rodham Clinton's discussed her faith at 2014 United Methodist Women church rally at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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6. In 2000, Rodham Clinton advocated for the elimination of the electoral college.

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7. Rodham Clinton's has told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, "America can't ever be neutral when it comes to Israel's security and survival.

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8. Rodham Clinton is in favor of maintaining American influence in the Middle East.

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9. Rodham Clinton's opposed and criticized Trump's call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

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10. Rodham Clinton supported the Affordable Care Act and would have added a "public option" that would have competed against private insurers and enabled people "50 or 55 and up" to buy into Medicare.

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11. Rodham Clinton has explicitly focused on family issues and supports universal preschool.

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12. Rodham Clinton accepted the scientific consensus on climate change, supports cap-and-trade, and opposed the Keystone XL pipeline.

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13. Rodham Clinton's supports the US Export-Import Bank and holds that "any trade deal has to produce jobs and raise wages and increase prosperity and protect our security".

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14. Rodham Clinton currently opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (though she previously described it as "the gold standard" of trade deals).

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15. In March 2016, Rodham Clinton laid out a detailed economic plan, which The New York Times called "optimistic" and "wide-ranging".

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16. On February 27, 2017, Rodham Clinton called on President Trump to address the shooting of two Indian men by Adam Purinton.

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17. In October 2018, Hillary and Bill Rodham Clinton announced plans to go on a 13-city speaking tour in various cities in the United States and Canada between November 2018 and May 2019.

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18. Rodham Clinton's is the fifth presidential candidate in US history to win the popular vote but lose the election.

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19. Rodham Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump in the November 8, 2016 presidential election.

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20. Rodham Clinton held a significant lead in national polls over Trump throughout most of 2016.

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21. Rodham Clinton was formally nominated at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 26, 2016, becoming the first woman to be nominated for president by a major US political party.

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22. Rodham Clinton's received almost 17 million votes during the nominating process, as opposed to Sanders' 13 million.

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23. Rodham Clinton's had a campaign-in-waiting already in place, including a large donor network, experienced operatives and the Ready for Hillary and Priorities USA Action political action committees and other infrastructure.

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24. Rodham Clinton's made some unpaid speeches on behalf of the foundation.

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25. Rodham Clinton said it was possible Clinton was not "technically sophisticated" enough to understand what the three classified markings meant.

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26. On October 22, 2015, Rodham Clinton testified at an all-day and nighttime session before the committee.

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27. Rodham Clinton gave testimony to two congressional foreign affairs committees on January 23, 2013, regarding the Benghazi attack.

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28. In December 2012, Rodham Clinton was hospitalized for a few days for treatment of a blood clot in her right transverse venous sinus.

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29. Rodham Clinton's said that the 21st century would be "America's Pacific century", a declaration that was part of the Obama administration's "pivot to Asia".

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30. Rodham Clinton's met with him weekly but did not have the close, daily relationship that some of her predecessors had had with their presidents; moreover, certain key areas of policymaking were kept inside the White House or Pentagon.

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31. Rodham Clinton formed an alliance with Secretary of Defense Gates as they shared similar strategic outlooks.

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32. In March 2009, Rodham Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a "reset button" symbolizing US attempts to rebuild ties with that country under its new president, Dmitry Medvedev.

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33. Rodham Clinton spent her initial days as Secretary of State telephoning dozens of world leaders and indicating that US foreign policy would change direction: "We have a lot of damage to repair.

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34. Rodham Clinton's became the first former first lady to serve in the United States Cabinet.

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35. Rodham Clinton said she did not want to leave the Senate, but that the new position represented a "difficult and exciting adventure".

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36. Rodham Clinton was the first woman to run in the primary or caucus of every state and she eclipsed, by a very wide margin, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 1972 marks for most votes garnered and delegates won by a woman.

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37. When Bill Rodham Clinton became president in 1993, a blind trust was established; in April 2007, the Clintons liquidated the blind trust to avoid the possibility of ethical conflicts or political embarrassments as Hillary undertook her presidential race.

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38. Rodham Clinton responded to General David Petraeus's September 2007 Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq by saying, "I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief.

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39. Rodham Clinton opposed the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, for both military and domestic political reasons.

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40. In November 2004, Rodham Clinton announced that she would seek a second Senate term.

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41. In 2004 and 2006, Rodham Clinton voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.

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42. Rodham Clinton voted against the 2005 confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States and the 2006 confirmation of Samuel Alito to the US Supreme Court, filibustering the latter.

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43. Rodham Clinton voted against President Bush's two major tax cut packages, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.

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44. Rodham Clinton's used her position on the Armed Services Committee to forge close relationships with a number of high-ranking military officers.

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45. Rodham Clinton supported retaining and improving health benefits for reservists and lobbied against the closure of several military bases, especially those in New York.

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46. In late 2005, Rodham Clinton said that while immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake, Bush's pledge to stay "until the job is done" was misguided, as it gave Iraqis "an open-ended invitation not to take care of themselves".

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47. Rodham Clinton's was a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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48. Rodham Clinton's forged alliances with religiously inclined senators by becoming a regular participant in the Senate Prayer Breakfast.

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49. Rodham Clinton's was sworn in as US Senator on January 3, 2001.

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50. Rodham Clinton's called for personal tax cuts for college tuition and long-term care.

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51. Rodham Clinton's devoted considerable time in traditionally Republican Upstate New York regions.

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52. Rodham Clinton's began her drive to the US Senate by visiting all 62 counties in the state, in a "listening tour" of small-group settings.

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53. Rodham Clinton's became the first First Lady of the United States to be a candidate for elected office.

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54. Rodham Clinton hosted many large-scale events at the White House, including a state dinner for visiting Chinese dignitaries, a New Year's Eve celebration at the turn of the 21st century and a state dinner honoring the bicentennial of the White House in November 2000.

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55. Rodham Clinton created the first White House Sculpture Garden, located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, which displayed large contemporary American works of art loaned from museums.

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56. Rodham Clinton's was head of the White House Millennium Council and hosted Millennium Evenings, a series of lectures that discussed futures studies, one of which became the first live simultaneous webcast from the White House.

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57. Rodham Clinton initiated and was the founding chair of Save America's Treasures, a nationwide effort matching federal funds with private donations in order to preserve and restore historic items and sites, including the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the First Ladies Historic Site in Canton, Ohio.

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58. Rodham Clinton's characterized the Lewinsky charges as the latest in a long, organized, collaborative series of charges by Bill's political enemies rather than any wrongdoing by her husband.

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59. On January 26, 1996, Rodham Clinton became the first First Lady to be subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.

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60. Rodham Clinton's said she had done minimal work for the bank.

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61. Rodham Clinton's helped create Vital Voices, an international initiative sponsored by the US to encourage the participation of women in the political processes of their countries.

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62. Rodham Clinton's hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Teenagers and the first-ever White House Conference on Philanthropy (1999).

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63. Rodham Clinton's successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health.

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64. In January 1993, President Rodham Clinton named Hillary to chair a Task Force on National Health Care Reform, hoping to replicate the success she had in leading the effort for Arkansas education reform.

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65. Rodham Clinton's was the first inaugural First Lady to have earned a postgraduate degree and to have her own professional career up to the time of entering the White House.

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66. When Bill Rodham Clinton took office as president in January 1993, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the First Lady, and her press secretary reiterated that she would be using that form of her name.

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67. Rodham Clinton received sustained national attention for the first time when her husband became a candidate for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination.

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68. When Bill Rodham Clinton thought about not running again for governor in 1990, Hillary Clinton considered running, but private polls were unfavorable and, in the end, he ran and was re-elected for the final time.

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69. Rodham Clinton's was twice named by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America: in 1988 and in 1991.

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70. Rodham Clinton's was very influential in the appointment of state judges.

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71. Rodham Clinton continued to practice law with the Rose Law Firm while she was First Lady of Arkansas.

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72. Rodham Clinton's was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984.

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73. Rodham Clinton's was named chair of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee in 1983, where she sought to reform the state's court-sanctioned public education system.

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74. In November 1980, Bill Rodham Clinton was defeated in his bid for re-election.

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75. On February 27, 1980, Rodham Clinton gave birth to her only child, daughter Chelsea.

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76. In 1979, Rodham Clinton became the first woman to be made a full partner of Rose Law Firm.

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77. Rodham Clinton appointed his wife to be the chair of the Rural Health Advisory Committee the same year, where she secured federal funds to expand medical facilities in Arkansas's poorest areas without affecting doctors' fees.

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78. Rodham Clinton's would hold that title for twelve nonconsecutive years.

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79. In 1977, Rodham Clinton cofounded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a state-level alliance with the Children's Defense Fund.

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80. Rodham Clinton maintained her interest in children's law and family policy, publishing the scholarly articles "Children's Policies: Abandonment and Neglect" in 1977 and "Children's Rights: A Legal Perspective" in 1979.

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81. In February 1977, Rodham Clinton joined the venerable Rose Law Firm, a bastion of Arkansan political and economic influence.

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82. In November 1976, Bill Rodham Clinton was elected Arkansas Attorney General, and the couple moved to the state capital of Little Rock.

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83. In 1976, Rodham Clinton temporarily relocated to Indianapolis in order to serve as an Indiana state campaign organizer for the presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter.

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84. In 1974, Bill Rodham Clinton lost an Arkansas congressional race, facing incumbent Republican Hammersmith.

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85. Rodham Clinton was then teaching law and running for a seat in the US House of Representatives in his home state.

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86. Rodham Clinton began a year of postgraduate study on children and medicine at the Yale Child Study Center.

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87. Rodham Clinton's received a Juris Doctor degree from Yale in 1973, having stayed on an extra year to be with Clinton.

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88. Rodham Clinton's took on cases of child abuse at Yale–New Haven Hospital and volunteered at New Haven Legal Services to provide free legal advice for the poor.

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89. Rodham Clinton's appeared on Irv Kupcinet's nationally syndicated television talk show as well as in Illinois and New England newspapers.

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90. Rodham Clinton's was featured in an article published in Life magazine, due to the response to a part of her speech that criticized Senator Brooke.

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91. Rodham Clinton wrote her senior thesis, a critique of the tactics of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky, under Professor Schechter.

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92. Rodham Clinton was invited by moderate New York Republican Representative Charles Goodell to help Governor Nelson Rockefeller's late-entry campaign for the Republican nomination.

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93. In 2003 Rodham Clinton would write that her views concerning the American Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War were changing in her early college years.

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94. In 1965, Rodham Clinton enrolled at Wellesley College, where she majored in political science.

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95. Rodham Clinton's graduated in 1965 in the top five percent of her class.

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96. Rodham Clinton's has often told a story of being inspired by US efforts during the Space Race and sending a letter to NASA around 1961 asking what she could do to become an astronaut, only to be informed that women were not being accepted into the program.

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97. Rodham Clinton's participated in swimming and softball and earned numerous badges as a Brownie and a Girl Scout.

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98. Rodham Clinton's was raised in a United Methodist family that first lived in Chicago.

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99. Rodham Clinton's received more than 65 million votes, the 3rd-highest count in a US presidential election, behind Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012.

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100. Rodham Clinton's became the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major US political party.

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101. Rodham Clinton's received the most votes and primary delegates in the 2016 Democratic primaries, and formally accepted her party's nomination for President of the United States on July 28, 2016 with vice presidential running mate Senator Tim Kaine.

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