Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hilary Clinton - Position on Issues

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Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Click here for 29 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Budget & Economy
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  • 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)
Hillary Clinton on Civil Rights
Click here for 36 full quotes on Civil Rights OR 3 older headlines OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • 1962: met MLK Jr. preaching a sermon in Chicago. (Jul 2007)
  • 1965: brought black classmates to all-white church. (Jul 2007)
  • Supports DOMA, which Bill Clinton signed. (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)
  • 1988: Instituted gender diversity Report Card within ABA. (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)

    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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Hillary Clinton on Corporations
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  • Bush defanged the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Bush shrunk CPSC; but it shrank before Bush. (Dec 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)
  • Businesses play social role in US; gov't oversight required. (Sep 1996)
  • 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
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  • Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration. (Dec 2007)
  • Mandatory sentences have been too widely used. (Jun 2007)
  • Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases. (Mar 2000)
  • 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)
  • Rated 75% by the NCJA, indicating a mixed record on criminal justice. (Dec 2005)
Hillary Clinton on Drugs
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  • 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)
  • Address drug problem with treatment and special drug courts. (Oct 2000)
Hillary Clinton on Education
Click here for 53 full quotes on Education OR 6 older headlines OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Get more teachers into hard-to-serve areas. (Nov 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)
  • 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)
  • Address teacher shortage with salary increases. (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)
  • Supports structured inner-city schools, with uniforms. (May 1996)

    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)
  • 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)
  • Passing illiterate students is educational fraud. (Sep 1983)

    Education Funding

  • 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)

    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)

    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)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Energy & Oil
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  • 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)
  • Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation. (Oct 2000)

    Voting Record

  • 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)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Hillary Clinton on Environment
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  • 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)
  • 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)
Hillary Clinton on Families & Children
Click here for 33 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • A family is a child's first school. (Oct 2007)
  • Support new parents to promote healthy child development. (Sep 2007)
  • Struggling families are invisible to Bush administration. (Aug 2007)
  • 1980s: her church founded largest daycare in Arkansas. (Jul 2007)
  • For kids, not about birth control, but about self-control. (Jul 2007)
  • Family planning & child spacing is international human right. (Jul 2007)
  • 1970s: "I want to be a voice for America's children". (Jun 2007)
  • 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)
  • Society is responsible for alienation that causes violence. (Jun 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)
  • Change what kids see in the media. (Jun 1995)
  • Men should be full participants in child-raising. (May 1994)
  • No tea and cookies for her, but no insult intended. (Jul 1992)

    Child Law

  • 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)

    It Takes a Village

  • Hillary's "village" criticized as Big Government. (May 2007)
  • Leave no child behind; it still takes a village. (Aug 2000)
  • Community support is key to valuing families. (Dec 1999)
  • “It Takes a Village” is about relationships, not geography. (Oct 1996)
  • Children are not rugged individualists. (Sep 1996)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy
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  • Establish coherent diplomatic approach toward China. (Dec 2007)
  • Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism. (Dec 2007)
  • China respects us if we call them on human rights breaches. (Dec 2007)
  • Deeply involved with Bill Clinton's foreign policy team. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Chinese did black out Hillary, but DID invite her. (Dec 2007)
  • Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Should not telegraph our adversaries about preconditions. (Aug 2007)
  • Our fiscal responsibility undercuts Chinese power over us. (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)
  • Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation. (Jun 2006)
  • 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: criticized authoritarianism with women & children. (Dec 1999)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
Hillary Clinton on Free Trade
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  • 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

  • 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)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
Hillary Clinton on Government Reform
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  • 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)
  • 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)

    Voting Record

  • 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)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Gun Control
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  • 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)
Hillary Clinton on Health Care
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  • Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world. (Dec 2007)
  • Health care tax credit ensures affordability. (Nov 2007)
  • Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage. (Oct 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)
  • 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)

    2007 HillaryCare

  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security
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  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (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)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • Hillary hugs hawkish line on terrorism. (Oct 2005)
  • 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)

    Voting Record

  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • 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 habeus 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)
Hillary Clinton on Immigration
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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Hillary Clinton on Jobs
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  • 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)
  • Passed 2 planks of 7-plank platform, "New Jobs for New York". (Oct 2006)
  • Minimum wage should be tied to congressional salaries. (Jun 2006)
  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
  • 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)
Hillary Clinton on Principles & Values
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  • Owes opportunity for presidency to generations of women. (Aug 2007)
  • Sought pastoral guidance on doubts about capital punishment. (Jul 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)
  • 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)
  • Op-Ed: positioning herself as voice of reason & centrism. (Oct 2005)
  • Supported teacher tests & China women despite unpopularity. (Oct 2000)
  • 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

  • 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)
  • Dealt with Bill's infidelity with counseling& Book of Psalms. (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)
  • Tolerating Bill's foibles echoes mom's Methodist forgiveness. (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)
  • Replay of "2 for price of 1" has big pluses & big minuses. (May 2007)
  • Proud of Bill Clinton's record as president. (Feb 2007)
  • 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)
  • “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)
  • Not some little woman standing by her man. (Jul 1992)

    Campaign Themes

  • Running to continue work I've done for 35 years. (Dec 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)
  • Message of candidacy: hardworking experienced collaborator. (Oct 2005)
  • New Democrat: individual responsibility and community. (Apr 2000)

    Past Elections

  • 1998: Unforeseen turning point when Moynihan resigned. (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)
  • 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)

    Personal Background

  • I believe in prayer; I'm dependent on my faith. (Aug 2007)
  • Sincere Christian & lifelong member of religious left. (Jul 2007)
  • Early character development: standing up to a bully. (Jul 2007)
  • Old-fashioned Methodist; reads Book of Resolutions & Bible. (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)
  • Has a Jewish step-grandfather. (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)
  • Has one Jewish step-grandfather. (Oct 2005)
  • 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)

    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)
  • 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
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  • FactCheck: Yes, removing $97,500 cap affects middle-class. (Nov 2007)
  • Have a bipartisan commission on Social Security and its tax. (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)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Tax Reform
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  • 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)
  • End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good. (Oct 2006)
  • 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 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 Technology
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  • Infrastructure investment creates jobs AND improves security. (Aug 2007)
  • Fight for interoperable communications for first responders. (Mar 2007)
  • Introduced CAMRA to study how sex in media affects teens. (Dec 2006)
  • Balance Internet freedom of speech against defamation. (Oct 2006)
  • Against charging for e-mail. (Oct 2000)
  • Details of “Bill 602P” hoax. (Oct 2000)
  • Increase spending for libraries. (Mar 2000)
  • Equal opportunity will bridge the digital divide. (Jan 2000)
  • We can do more for New York’s biotechnology industry. (Nov 1999)
  • Train teachers to use technology in classrooms. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
Hillary Clinton on War & Peace
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  • 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)
  • No funding that does not move us toward withdrawal. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect troops with body armor then & bringing them home now. (Sep 2007)
  • Patraeus report requires willing suspension of disbelief. (Sep 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)
  • 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)
  • Phased redeployment, not irresponsible immediate withdrawal. (Jun 2007)
  • At Wellesley in '68, steered anti-war movement within system. (Jun 2007)
  • I have seen firsthand terrorists' terrible damage. (Jun 2007)
  • Iran having a nuclear weapon is absolutely unacceptable. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports border security fence in Israel. (Oct 2006)
  • 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)

    Iraq War

  • 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)
  • Defunding war is the only way to force Bush to change course. (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)
  • 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)
  • Agrees with Newt Gingrich that Iraq policy is a mess. (Dec 2003)

    Voting Record

  • 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)
Hillary Clinton on Welfare & Poverty
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  • 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)
  • Microcredit is an invaluable tool in alleviating poverty. (Feb 1997)
  • Link payments to good parenting behavior. (Feb 1997)
  • 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)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases: Favors topic 1
Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too: Favors topic 1
Alternatives to pro-choice like forced pregnancy in Romania: Strongly Favors topic 1
Must safeguard constitutional rights, including choice: Favors topic 1
Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose: Favors topic 1
Keep abortion safe, legal and rare: Favors topic 1
Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion: Favors topic 1
Supports parental notice & family planning: Opposes topic 1
Voted liberal line on partial birth & harm to fetus: Favors topic 1
Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Expand embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities: Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime: Favors topic 1
YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1
NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Favors topic 1
YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We've come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go: Strongly Favors topic 2
1988: Instituted gender diversity Report Card within ABA: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Argued with Bill Clinton about diluting affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Apologize for slavery, but concentrate on civil rights now: Favors topic 2
Human rights are women’s rights: Neutral on topic 2
Women’s rights are human rights: Favors topic 2
Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Increase America's commitment against Global AIDS: Favors topic 3
Federal Marriage Amendment would be terrible step backwards: Favors topic 3
Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Military service based on conduct, not sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+2 points on Social scale)
Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction: Opposes topic 4
Change what kids see in the media: Favors topic 4
Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation: Strongly Opposes topic 4
NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Opposes topic 4
Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+2 points on Social scale)
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+2 points on Social scale)
Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Mandatory sentences have been too widely used: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Give kids after-school activities to prevent gangs: Opposes topic 9
Spend more time with kids to prevent violence: Opposes topic 9
Supports citizen patrols & 3-Strikes-You're-Out: Favors topic 9
Supports “Three Strikes” and more prison: Strongly Favors topic 9
End hate crimes and other intolerance: Favors topic 9
Rated 75% by the NCJA, indicating a mixed record on criminal justice: Neutral on topic 9
YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Get assault weapons & guns off the street: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Background check system could prevent Virginia Tech massacre: Opposes topic 10
Congress' failure at Littleton response inspired Senate run: Opposes topic 10
Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs: Opposes topic 10
License and register all handgun sales: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Gun control protects our children: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Don’t water down sensible gun control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Lock up guns; store ammo separately: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Get weapons off the streets; zero tolerance for weapons: Opposes topic 10
NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites: Favors topic 5
Supply more medical needs of families, & insure all children: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare should be strengthened today: Favors topic 5
Smaller steps to progress on health care: Favors topic 5
Guaranteed benefits & focus on prevention: Neutral on topic 5
We need a uniquely American solution to health care: Favors topic 5
Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate: Strongly Favors topic 5
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations: Opposes topic 5
Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000: Opposes topic 5
YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Soc.Sec. one of greatest inventions in American democracy: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Social Security protects families, not just retirees: Strongly Opposes topic 6
All should join the debate now to preserve future solvency: Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 6
NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports public school choice; but not private nor parochial: Opposes topic 7
Fight with Gore for public schools; no voucher “gimmicks”: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Charter schools provide choice within public system: Opposes topic 7
Vouchers siphon off much-needed resources: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Parents can choose, but support public schools: Opposes topic 7
Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Remove energy dependence on countries who would harm us: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation: Favors topic 18
Stands for clean air and funding the EPA: Favors topic 18
Reduce air pollution to improve children’s health: Favors topic 18
Ratify Kyoto; more mass transit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18
NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
YES on factoring global warming into federal project planning: Favors topic 18
YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Address drug problem with treatment and special drug courts: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Partner with faith based community in empowerment zones: Strongly Favors topic 20
Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases: Favors topic 20
Community involvement helps, but only in short term: Favors topic 20
Link payments to good parenting behavior: Opposes topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Repeal tax cuts on wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good: Strongly Favors topic 11
Pay down debt & cut taxes within balanced budget: Favors topic 11
Just Say No to GOP tax plan: Strongly Favors topic 11
GOP tax plan would hurt New York’s students: Favors topic 11
Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Favors topic 11
YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders: Opposes topic 12
Sanctuary cities ok; local police can't enforce immigration: Favors topic 12
Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program: Neutral topic 12
NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on comprehensive immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No fast-track authority for this president: Opposes topic 13
Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India: Favors topic 13
Globalization should not substitute for humanization: Opposes topic 13
Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Favors topic 13
NO on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore: Favors topic 13
YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile: Favors topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Presidents should reveal donations to their foundations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Move to public election financing, not banning lobbyists: Strongly Favors topic 16
Verified paper ballot for every electronic voting machines: Favors topic 16
Called for ban on all soft money in 2000 campaign: Favors topic 16
YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Favors topic 16
YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads: Favors topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Torture cannot be American policy, period: Strongly Favors topic 14
Administration secrecy shreds the Constitution: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act: Opposes topic 14
YES on preserving habeus corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Smartest strategic choice is peace: Favors topic 17
Extend peace treaties to Palestinians, Syrians & Lebanese: Favors topic 17
Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged: Strongly Favors topic 17
Deauthorize Iraq war, and don't grant new war authority: Strongly Favors topic 17
Phased redeployment out of Iraq, beginning immediately: Strongly Favors topic 17
Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not: Favors topic 17
NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008: Strongly Favors topic 17

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