98 Facts About Senator Hillary Clinton

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

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

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3. In 1996, Senator Hillary 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. Senator Hillary 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. Senator Hillary 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, Senator Hillary Clinton advocated for the elimination of the electoral college.

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7. Senator Hillary 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. Senator Hillary Clinton is in favor of maintaining American influence in the Middle East.

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

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10. Senator Hillary 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. Senator Hillary Clinton has explicitly focused on family issues and supports universal preschool.

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

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13. Senator Hillary 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. Senator Hillary 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, Senator Hillary 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, Senator Hillary Clinton called on President Trump to address the shooting of two Indian men by Adam Purinton.

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17. On October 10, 2018 Senator Hillary Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate in law at Queen's University Belfast after giving a speech regarding Northern Ireland and the impacts of Brexit at Whitla Hall, Belfast.

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

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19. The next morning Senator Hillary Clinton made a public concession speech in which she acknowledged the pain of her loss, but called on her supporters to accept Trump as president, saying "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.

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20. Senator Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump in the November 8, 2016 presidential election.

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21. Senator Hillary Clinton held a significant lead in national polls over Trump throughout most of 2016.

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22. Senator Hillary 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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23. Senator Hillary Clinton's received almost 17 million votes during the nominating process, as opposed to Sanders' 13 million.

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24. Senator Hillary Clinton's maintained this delegate lead across subsequent contests during the primary season, with a consistent pattern throughout.

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25. Senator Hillary 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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26. Senator Hillary Clinton resigned from the foundation's board in April 2015, when she began her presidential campaign and the foundation said it would accept new foreign governmental donations from six Western nations only.

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27. Senator Hillary Clinton's made some unpaid speeches on behalf of the foundation.

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28. Senator Hillary Clinton's began work on another volume of memoirs and made appearances on the paid speaking circuit.

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29. Senator Hillary Clinton said it was possible Clinton was not "technically sophisticated" enough to understand what the three classified markings meant.

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30. On October 22, 2015, Senator Hillary Clinton testified at an all-day and nighttime session before the committee.

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31. Senator Hillary Clinton gave testimony to two congressional foreign affairs committees on January 23, 2013, regarding the Benghazi attack.

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

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33. Senator Hillary 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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34. Senator Hillary 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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35. Senator Hillary Clinton formed an alliance with Secretary of Defense Gates as they shared similar strategic outlooks.

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36. In March 2009, Senator Hillary 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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37. Senator Hillary 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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38. Senator Hillary Clinton's became the first former first lady to serve in the United States Cabinet.

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39. Senator Hillary 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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40. Senator Hillary 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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41. When Bill Senator Hillary 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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42. Senator Hillary 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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43. Senator Hillary Clinton opposed the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, for both military and domestic political reasons.

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44. In November 2004, Senator Hillary Clinton announced that she would seek a second Senate term.

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

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46. Senator Hillary 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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47. Senator Hillary 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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48. Senator Hillary 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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49. Senator Hillary 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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50. In late 2005, Senator Hillary 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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51. Senator Hillary Clinton's was a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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

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53. Senator Hillary Clinton's was sworn in as US Senator on January 3, 2001.

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54. Senator Hillary Clinton's called for personal tax cuts for college tuition and long-term care.

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55. Senator Hillary Clinton's devoted considerable time in traditionally Republican Upstate New York regions.

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56. Senator Hillary 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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57. Senator Hillary Clinton's became the first First Lady of the United States to be a candidate for elected office.

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58. Senator Hillary 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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59. Senator Hillary 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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60. Senator Hillary 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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61. Senator Hillary 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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62. Senator Hillary 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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63. On January 26, 1996, Senator Hillary Clinton became the first First Lady to be subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury.

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64. Senator Hillary Clinton's said she had done minimal work for the bank.

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65. Senator Hillary 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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66. Senator Hillary 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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67. Senator Hillary Clinton's successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health.

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68. Senator Hillary Clinton's promoted nationwide immunization against childhood diseases and encouraged older women to get a mammogram for breast cancer screening, with coverage provided by Medicare.

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69. Senator Hillary 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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70. When Bill Senator Hillary 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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71. Senator Hillary 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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72. When Bill Senator Hillary 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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73. Senator Hillary 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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74. Senator Hillary Clinton's was very influential in the appointment of state judges.

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75. Senator Hillary Clinton continued to practice law with the Rose Law Firm while she was First Lady of Arkansas.

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76. Senator Hillary Clinton's was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984.

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77. Senator Hillary 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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78. In November 1980, Bill Senator Hillary Clinton was defeated in his bid for re-election.

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79. Senator Hillary 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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80. Senator Hillary Clinton's would hold that title for twelve nonconsecutive years.

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

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82. In 1974, Bill Senator Hillary Clinton lost an Arkansas congressional race, facing incumbent Republican Hammersmith.

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

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84. Senator Hillary 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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85. Senator Hillary 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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86. Senator Hillary 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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87. Senator Hillary 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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88. In 2003 Senator Hillary 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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89. Senator Hillary Clinton's graduated in 1965 in the top five percent of her class.

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90. Senator Hillary 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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91. Senator Hillary Clinton's participated in swimming and softball and earned numerous badges as a Brownie and a Girl Scout.

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92. Senator Hillary Clinton's was raised in a United Methodist family that first lived in Chicago.

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93. Senator Hillary 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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94. Senator Hillary Clinton's became the first female candidate to be nominated for president by a major US political party.

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95. Senator Hillary 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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96. Senator Hillary Clinton's helped to organize a diplomatic isolation and international sanctions regime against Iran, in an effort to force curtailment of that country's nuclear program; this would eventually lead to the multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement in 2015.

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97. Senator Hillary Clinton's was reelected to the Senate in 2006.

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98. In 2000, Senator Hillary Clinton was elected as the first female Senator from New York.

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