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God and Hillary Clinton: A Spiritual Life, by Paul Kengor

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Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race

The Case for Hillary Clinton, by Susan Estrich

What Every American Should Know, by the American Conservative Union

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Madame Hillary, by R. Emmett Tyrell of The American Spectator

Living History, by Hillary Rodhan Clinton

The Natural, by Joe Klein

The Final Days, by Barbara Olson, published Oct. 2001

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The Unique Voice of Hillary Clinton

My Life, by Bill Clinton

Hillary's Choice, by Gail Sheehy

Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, by Judith Warner

Partners in Power, by Roger Morris

Slouching Towards Gomorrah, by Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork

The Dysfunctional President, by Paul Fick

Friends in High Places, by Webb Hubbell

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Doonesbury.com: The War in Quotes, by G.B. Trudeau

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What Happened, by Scott McClellan

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God and Hillary Clinton: A Spiritual Life, by Paul Kengor

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Her Way, by Jeff Gerth & Don Van Natta

The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, by Bay Buchanan

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It Takes A Village, by Hillary Clinton

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Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race

The Case for Hillary Clinton, by Susan Estrich

What Every American Should Know, by the American Conservative Union

Madame Hillary, by R. Emmett Tyrell of The American Spectator

Living History, by Hillary Rodhan Clinton

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The Final Days, by Barbara Olson, published Oct. 2001

The Unique Voice of Hillary Clinton

My Life, by Bill Clinton

Hillary's Choice, by Gail Sheehy

Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, by Judith Warner

Partners in Power, by Roger Morris

Slouching Towards Gomorrah, by Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork

The Dysfunctional President, by Paul Fick

Friends in High Places, by Webb Hubbell

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Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Click here for 44 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care. (Apr 2008)
  • Potential for life begins at conception, but don’t intrude. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed China’s forced abortion & Romania’s forced pregnancy. (Apr 2008)
  • Long-held moderate stance focuses on reducing abortions. (Mar 2008)
  • Consistently uses Dem. Party line, "safe, legal, and rare". (Mar 2008)
  • 1974: pro-choice fervency not based on any personal abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1993 health plan included RU-486 & widely available abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: keep abortion safe, legal & rare into next century. (Jul 2007)
  • Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases. (Jun 2007)
  • 1993:Early action on abortion rights ended Right’s dominance. (Jun 2007)
  • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice. (Jun 2007)
  • Abortion is a sad, tragic choice to many women. (May 2007)
  • Fought for years to get “Plan B” contraceptive on the market. (Dec 2006)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 2006)
  • Prevention First Act: federal funds for contraception. (Oct 2006)
  • Government should have no role in abortion decision. (Oct 2005)
  • We can find common ground on abortion issue. (Sep 2005)
  • Alternatives to pro-choice like forced pregnancy in Romania. (Nov 2003)
  • Advocates birth control but OK with faith-based disagreement. (Nov 2003)
  • Must safeguard constitutional rights, including choice. (Oct 2000)
  • Late term abortion only if life or health are at risk. (Oct 2000)
  • Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep abortion safe, legal and rare. (Jan 1999)
  • Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. (Jan 1999)
  • Reach out to teens to reduce teen sex problems. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports parental notice & family planning. (Feb 1997)
  • Cairo Document: right to abortion but not as family planning. (Sep 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Voted liberal line on partial birth & harm to fetus. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Hillary Clinton on Budget & Economy
Click here for 29 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Government action to tackle recession, not tax cuts. (Feb 2008)
  • The economy is not working for middle class families. (Jan 2008)
  • We need immediate relief for home heating & housing crisis. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter. (Jan 2008)
  • 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders. (Jan 2008)
  • No evidence as to how Obama would pay for new programs. (Jan 2008)
  • Foreclosure moratorium mitigates agony; doesn’t prolong it. (Jan 2008)
  • 90-day moratorium on foreclosures; freeze interest rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Call for a moratorium on housing foreclosures for 90 days. (Jan 2008)
  • Freeze mortgage interest rates for five years. (Jan 2008)
  • Look back to 1990s to see how I’d be fiscally responsible. (Dec 2007)
  • Help people facing foreclosure; don’t just bail-out banks. (Aug 2007)
  • Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Last six years were challenging; let’s try a new direction. (Oct 2006)
  • Co-sponsored bills totaling $502B in spending thru 2005. (Oct 2006)
  • Use tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure, not for stadium. (Oct 2000)
  • Pay down debt & cut taxes within balanced budget. (Sep 2000)
  • Stimulate upstate economy by more local decision-making. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Niagara casino, but prefers job creation strategy. (Sep 2000)
  • Protect next generation by paying off national debt. (Aug 2000)
  • We have outlived the usefulness of Bretton Woods. (Jun 1999)
  • The economy creates consumers but cannot create citizens. (Jun 1999)
  • Invest in people instead of “smokestack chasing”. (Feb 1997)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Civil Rights
Click here for 51 full quotes on Civil Rights OR 3 older headlines OR background on Civil Rights.
  • MLK recognized that working within the system was necessary. (Jan 2008)
  • 1998: Hillary predicted female President in near future. (Oct 2007)
  • 1962: met MLK Jr. preaching a sermon in Chicago. (Jul 2007)
  • 1965: brought black classmates to all-white church. (Jul 2007)
  • We’ve come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go. (Jun 2007)
  • 1995: Politely criticized China’s human rights. (Jun 2007)
  • Developmental thread: tragedy of race must be made right. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushing for privacy bill of rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Create a pipeline for more women in leadership. (Oct 2005)
  • Argued with Bill Clinton about diluting affirmative action. (Oct 2005)
  • 1972: Worked with Edelman on school desegregation in South. (Nov 2003)
  • Professional woman AND hostess; feminist AND traditionalist. (Nov 2003)
  • Apologize for slavery, but concentrate on civil rights now. (Oct 2000)
  • Crack down on sex trafficking of women and girls. (Jan 2000)
  • Human rights are women’s rights. (Jan 2000)
  • Women’s rights are human rights. (Dec 1999)
  • Support National Endowment for the Arts. (Feb 1997)
  • Affirmative living: involve entire village against racism. (Sep 1996)
  • Sex selection, prostitution & war rape: human rights issues. (Sep 1995)

    Affirmative Action

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

    Gay Rights

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

    Voting Record

  • Op-ed: Voted no on flag-burning to build centrist credential. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
  • Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Corporations
Click here for 22 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Take back $55B in Bush’s industry give-aways. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Pushed Wal-Mart for women managers & environment. (Jan 2008)
  • World Bank should impose rules on sovereign wealth funds. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush defanged the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Bush shrunk CPSC; but it shrank before Bush. (Dec 2007)
  • Outraged at CEO compensation. (Oct 2007)
  • Stop bankruptcies to get rid of pension responsibilities. (Aug 2007)
  • Enough with corporate welfare; enough with golden parachutes. (Jun 2007)
  • Close lobbyists’ revolving door; end no-bid contracts. (Jun 2007)
  • 1976 Rose Law: Fought for industry against electric rate cut. (Jun 2007)
  • Corporate lawyer at Rose Law while Bill was Attorney General. (Jun 2007)
  • Corporate elite treat working-class America as invisible. (Apr 2007)
  • Companies get rewarded with hard-working people left hanging. (Mar 2007)
  • 1980s: Loved Wal-Mart's "Buy America" program. (Jun 2004)
  • 1970s: Potential conflict of interest when GM sued Arkansas. (Nov 1997)
  • 1970s: Potential conflict of interest when GM sued AR. (Nov 1997)
  • Businesses play social role in US; gov’t oversight required. (Sep 1996)
  • Family-friendly work policies are good for business. (Sep 1996)
  • Serving on boards provides ties but requires defending too. (Aug 1993)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 35% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Crime
Click here for 16 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Longtime advocate of death penalty, with restrictions. (Jan 2008)
  • Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration. (Dec 2007)
  • Mandatory sentences have been too widely used. (Jun 2007)
  • Pushed to expand AMBER alerts & for stricter sex penalties. (Dec 2006)
  • Police & firemen refused to shake her hand at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2001: police & firemen refused her handshake at Ground Zero. (Feb 2004)
  • 2000: NYPD needs higher pay and better minority relations. (Nov 2003)
  • Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases. (Mar 2000)
  • Led early crusade for rape evidence and crisis centers. (Aug 1999)
  • Supports citizen patrols & 3-Strikes-You’re-Out. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports “Three Strikes” and more prison. (Aug 1994)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Drugs
Click here for 9 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Reduce sentencing disparity for crack, but not retroactively. (Dec 2007)
  • 1969: held herself aloof from college drug counterculture. (Jul 2007)
  • Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison. (Jun 2007)
  • Gov. Clinton implicated in his brother Roger’s drug arrest. (Feb 2004)
  • Address drug problem with treatment and special drug courts. (Oct 2000)
  • Ambiguous reports of 1960s college alcohol & drug use. (Aug 1999)
  • Involved parents most influential in reducing teen drug use. (Sep 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Education
Click here for 70 full quotes on Education OR 6 older headlines OR background on Education.
  • Parents are a child’s first teachers. (Jan 2008)
  • Get more teachers into hard-to-serve areas. (Nov 2007)
  • Hillary emphasized education reform without political agenda. (Oct 2007)
  • We have not yet reached consensus on education reform. (Sep 2007)
  • 1986: HIPPY program empowers parents as kids' first teach. (Sep 2007)
  • Universal pre-kindergarten; and make family the best school. (Aug 2007)
  • Working families cannot participate in school between 9 & 3. (Jul 2007)
  • It takes a village; American village has failed our children. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish right to education from pre-school thru college. (Jun 2007)
  • Early education affects things from IQ to lifelong earnings. (Dec 2006)
  • 2001: Proposed and passed National Teacher Corps. (Dec 2006)
  • Teacher testing only for new teachers. (Oct 2000)
  • Testing only new teachers respects professionalism. (Oct 2000)
  • Hold kids to high standards, starting at home. (Jul 1999)
  • Teachers need more peer consulting & more recognition. (Jul 1999)
  • Social promotion cheats our children. (Jul 1999)
  • More after-school; smaller classes. (Jul 1999)
  • Read to young kids 20-30 minutes daily. (Jul 1999)
  • Entire school staff should focus on school safety. (Jul 1999)
  • Metal detectors at school are not much of an intrusion. (Jun 1999)
  • Arts education is needed in our schools. (Sep 1998)
  • Give kids after-school activities to prevent gangs. (Apr 1998)
  • Allow student prayer, but no religious instruction. (Sep 1996)
  • Character education: teach empathy & self-discipline. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports Goals 2000: hardly the stuff of revolution. (Sep 1996)
  • Supports structured inner-city schools, with uniforms. (May 1996)
  • 1960s: Taught reading in poor Boston neighborhoods. (Aug 1993)

    Arkansas Ed Reform

  • AR Ed Reform taught that there is a place for testing. (Sep 2007)
  • Sent Chelsea to public schools in Arkansas, but not DC. (Jul 2007)
  • 1983: Teacher testing as part of AR education reform. (Jun 2007)
  • 1983: AR reforms fixed unconstitutional school financing. (Jun 2004)
  • AR Reform plan pushed mandatory teacher testing. (Nov 2003)
  • Arkansas education: improvement against great odds. (Oct 2000)
  • Pushed teacher testing in Arkansas. (Dec 1999)
  • AR ed reform: mandate kindergarten, no social promotion. (Dec 1999)
  • 1983: Challenged low education expectations. (Aug 1999)
  • 1993: Public accepted First Lady as education reformer. (Aug 1999)
  • HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters. (Aug 1993)
  • Passing illiterate students is educational fraud. (Sep 1983)

    Education Funding

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

    School Choice

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

    Voting Record

  • Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on $52M for "21st century community learning centers". (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction. (Apr 2001)
  • Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Energy & Oil
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  • Get tough with energy speculators and with OPEC cartel. (May 2008)
  • Gas tax holiday, paid for by windfall oil tax. (May 2008)
  • GovWatch: Gas tax holiday saves $8B; but that’s 64 cents/day. (May 2008)
  • Investigate gas price manipulation; add windfall profits tax. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, FTC is investigating gas price manipulation. (Apr 2008)
  • Cap-and-trade as president; compact fluorescents at home. (Apr 2008)
  • $650 for help with energy bills to those who can’t afford it. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Oil & gas giveaways stripped from final 2005 Bill. (Jan 2008)
  • Investigate & move toward energy efficiency and conservation. (Oct 2007)
  • Opposes Yucca Mountain; earthquake fault goes under it. (Sep 2007)
  • Invest in alternative energy; jobs that won’t be outsourced. (Aug 2007)
  • End Big Oil tax break; $50 billion for strategic energy fund. (Jul 2007)
  • Agnostic about nuclear power until waste & cost issue solved. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: There was no Big Oil tax break under Bush-Cheney. (Jul 2007)
  • Energy Independence 2020: $50B for Strategic Energy Fund. (Jun 2007)
  • Extensive funding into alternative energy. (Jun 2007)
  • Will make big oil fund alternative energy research. (Feb 2007)
  • $50B strategic energy fund from taxing oil companies. (Oct 2006)
  • Remove energy dependence on countries who would harm us. (Jun 2006)
  • Need to move toward energy efficiency and conservation. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports oil reserve release & fund conservation. (Oct 2000)

    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)
  • Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
  • Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy. (Mar 2004)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Require public notification when nuclear releases occur. (Mar 2006)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness. (Nov 2007)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)
  • Gas tax holiday for the summer. (Apr 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Environment
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  • $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca Mountain. (Jan 2008)
  • A comprehensive energy plan as our Apollo moon shot. (Jan 2008)
  • Advocate a cap and trade system. (Dec 2007)
  • Better track kids’ products for exposures to toxic materials. (Dec 2007)
  • Support green-collar job training. (Aug 2007)
  • Put someone in charge of Katrina recovery who actually cares. (Aug 2007)
  • Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding. (Jun 2007)
  • Launched EPA study of air quality at Ground Zero. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 100% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Stands for clean air and funding the EPA. (Sep 2000)
  • Reduce air pollution to improve children’s health. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted YES on including oil & gas smokestacks in mercury regulations. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted NO on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Jan 2001)
  • Remove PCBs from Hudson River by dredging 200 miles. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 89% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for tax credit to remove lead-based paint. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for commission to examine Katrina response. (Sep 2005)
  • Sponsored health impact bill for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act. (Apr 2008)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Families & Children
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  • Struggling families are invisible to Bush administration. (Aug 2007)
  • 1980s: her church founded largest daycare in Arkansas. (Jul 2007)
  • Family planning & child spacing is international human right. (Jul 2007)
  • Mother’s difficult childhood sparked concern for kids. (Dec 2006)
  • Teen abstinence is the right thing to do. (Oct 2005)
  • "It Takes a Village" implies family as part of society. (Nov 2003)
  • Even welfare children are better off with their parents. (Nov 2003)
  • Caution in treating preschoolers with psychiatric drugs. (Mar 2000)
  • Parents’ dedication improves kids’ lives. (Jan 2000)
  • Boycott violent media and products. (Aug 1999)
  • Send message: It is the job of children to learn. (Jul 1999)
  • Help “sandwiched” parents care for elderly plus kids. (Jan 1999)
  • More funds for after-school programs. (Nov 1998)
  • Keep kids busy from 2PM to 8 PM to avoid trouble. (Nov 1998)
  • Spend more time with kids to prevent violence. (Apr 1998)
  • Teens not ready for sex; provide havens for alternatives. (Sep 1996)
  • Change what kids see in the media. (Jun 1995)
  • Men should be full participants in child-raising. (May 1994)
  • 1973: Legal parallels between marriage and slavery. (Aug 1993)
  • No tea and cookies for her, but no insult intended. (Jul 1992)

    Child Law

  • Support new parents to promote healthy child development. (Sep 2007)
  • For teens, not about birth control, but about self-control. (Jul 2007)
  • 1970s: “I want to be a voice for America’s children”. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported foster care adoptions as First Lady & as Senator. (Dec 2006)
  • I've spent 30 years worrying about impact of media on kids. (Oct 2005)
  • Critics misinterpret 70s article on "Children Under the Law". (Feb 2004)
  • 1974 article: put abused children into state care. (Nov 2003)
  • Leave politics out of Elian decision. (Apr 2000)
  • Governments can’t love child; but it can help families. (Apr 2000)
  • Decide Elian’s fate via ongoing INS legal process. (Apr 2000)
  • Treat kids as “child citizens” not “minors” under the law. (Dec 1999)
  • No dividing line between government vs. parents & children. (Dec 1999)
  • Early-warning hotlines for homicidal & suicidal students. (Jul 1999)
  • Expand Family and Medical Leave Act. (Aug 1998)
  • Raised issues of maternity leave at 1980s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)
  • Family Leave Act is a good start; paid leave better. (Sep 1996)
  • Against social service agency interference in families. (Aug 1993)
  • 1970s: Learned child law theory at CDF and at Yale. (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Researched "Beyond the Best Interest of the Child". (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Create legal scale of graduated maturity for children. (Aug 1993)
  • 1979: Child's future shouldn't be unilaterally by parents. (Aug 1993)

    It Takes a Village

  • A family is a child’s first school. (Oct 2007)
  • Hillary’s “village” criticized as Big Government. (May 2007)
  • Chelsea benefited from “village” & from two parents. (Dec 2006)
  • It takes a village to raise a child, in interdependent world. (Dec 2006)
  • It Takes a Village and a president who believes. (Sep 2005)
  • Leave no child behind; it still takes a village. (Aug 2000)
  • Community support is key to valuing families. (Dec 1999)
  • Society is responsible for alienation that causes violence. (Jun 1999)
  • “It Takes a Village” is about relationships, not geography. (Oct 1996)
  • Children are not rugged individualists. (Sep 1996)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill against renting violent video games to kids. (Dec 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy
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  • Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Accomplished but exaggerated foreign experience. (Mar 2008)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only after evidence of change. (Feb 2008)
  • Diplomacy with Iran & Cuba, but no presidential meetings. (Feb 2008)
  • Bill made deal with Kazakhs to bring in HIV drugs. (Feb 2008)
  • Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism. (Dec 2007)
  • Deeply involved with Bill Clinton’s foreign policy team. (Dec 2007)
  • Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation. (Dec 2007)
  • 2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli military. (Nov 2007)
  • Supported strong funding for international development. (Oct 2007)
  • Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Should not telegraph our adversaries about preconditions. (Aug 2007)
  • US support & no-fly zone, but UN troops on ground in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Arabic and Muslim countries take women leaders seriously. (Jul 2007)
  • Diplomacy yes; propaganda no; when meeting enemy leaders. (Jul 2007)
  • Allegedly pro-PLO in 1960; but pro-Israel by 1981. (Jul 2007)
  • NATO-enforced no-fly zone to end Darfur genocide. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported Palestine in 1998, before Bill officially did. (May 2007)
  • Obligation to support Israel with more than foreign aid. (Oct 2005)
  • Support UN reform because US benefits. (Oct 2005)
  • 1995: Spoke as voice of United States on Latin America trip. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports USAID projects in developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Focus on women's rights in international policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Alienated Jewish voters by kissing Mrs. Arafat. (Oct 2001)
  • Engage in world affairs, including human rights. (Oct 2000)
  • Human rights are central to our objectives abroad. (Oct 2000)
  • Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills. (Oct 2000)
  • Smartest strategic choice is peace. (Nov 1999)
  • Puerto Rico: Stop using live ammo at Vieques. (Oct 1999)
  • Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports micro-loans to third-world women. (Sep 1995)

    China

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

    Voting Record

  • Would use very vigorous and bipartisan diplomacy. (Feb 2008)
  • Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Free Trade
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  • Have a trade prosecutor to enforce the trade agreements. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: Supported NAFTA in 1998; opposed CAFTA since 2005. (Jan 2008)
  • Criticized trade pacts for weak labor standards. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: for NAFTA while First Lady; now against CAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Export from big agribusiness, but also from small farmers. (Aug 2007)
  • Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers. (Aug 2007)
  • No fast-track authority for this president. (Aug 2007)
  • Better approach: real trade adjustment assistance. (Aug 2007)
  • End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs. (Jun 2007)
  • Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India. (Oct 2005)
  • Globalization should not substitute for humanization. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights. (Oct 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Though Bill supported it, Hillary opposed NAFTA. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted against CAFTA despite Bill Clinton’s pushing NAFTA. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on free trade agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between US & Singapore. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on establishing free trade between the US and Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on extending free trade to Andean nations. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on removing common goods from national security export rules. (Sep 2001)
  • Build a rule-based global trading system. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 17% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy. (Jun 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Government Reform
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  • FactCheck: Yes, more legislation & sponsorships than Obama. (Apr 2008)
  • Get D.C. full voting rights, plus more direct federal funds. (Feb 2008)
  • It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush. (Jan 2008)
  • Stand for public financing and getting money out of politics. (Jan 2008)
  • Transparent government includes federal agency blogs. (Jan 2008)
  • Never abuse the purpose of signing statements. (Dec 2007)
  • Change system from the inside, not from the outside. (Nov 2007)
  • HILL-PAC is one of politics biggest money-raisers. (Nov 2007)
  • McCain criticized 26 pork-barrel defense projects by Hillary. (Oct 2007)
  • Public financing would fix campaign donor problems. (Sep 2007)
  • Presidents should reveal donations to their foundations. (Sep 2007)
  • Move to public election financing, not banning lobbyists. (Aug 2007)
  • End no-bid contracts, end revolving door in government. (Aug 2007)
  • 1978: chaired Legal Services Corp. while at Rose Law Firm. (Jul 2007)
  • Same-day voter registration; no oppressive ID requirements. (Jul 2007)
  • Create a public service academy, like military academy. (Jun 2007)
  • 1970s: Worked on 18-year-old voting Amendment. (Jun 2007)
  • Cut gov’t contractors and end privatization of government. (Feb 2007)
  • Verified paper ballot for every electronic voting machines. (Nov 2006)
  • $5M in New York state “pork barrel” bills thru 2004. (Oct 2006)
  • Right to vote is precious & needs protection. (Sep 2005)
  • HILLPAC raised $31M through 2002. (Feb 2004)
  • HILLPAC raised $31M through 2002. (Feb 2004)
  • Only explicit felonies should trigger impeachment. (Feb 2004)
  • Triangulation replaces partisanship with a dynamic center. (Nov 2003)
  • Defined appropriate high crimes for impeaching Nixon in 1973. (Nov 2003)
  • Visited many non-governmental programs on India trip. (Feb 2003)
  • Whitewater investigation ends; Hillary questions $52M spent. (Sep 2000)
  • Soft money ban & independent ad ban for Senate campaign. (Feb 2000)
  • New Democrat: Government is not the solution to all problems. (Feb 2000)
  • Give big states a big slice of federal pie. (Aug 1999)
  • We need strong and efficient governments. (Jun 1999)
  • Government should help people, not support bureaucracy. (Feb 1997)
  • 1973: Researched Nixon's White House tapes. (Aug 1993)

    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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Gun Control
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  • Balance lawful gun ownership & keeping guns from criminals. (Apr 2008)
  • Give local police access to federal gun tracking info. (Apr 2008)
  • Let states & cities determine local gun laws. (Apr 2008)
  • Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers. (Jan 2008)
  • Backed off a national licensing registration plan on guns. (Jan 2008)
  • Get assault weapons & guns off the street. (Jul 2007)
  • Background check system could prevent Virginia Tech massacre. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: VA Tech shooter not declared a danger to others. (Apr 2007)
  • Congress’ failure at Littleton response inspired Senate run. (Nov 2003)
  • Keep guns away from people who shouldn’t have them. (Sep 2000)
  • Limit access to weapons; look for early warning signs. (Sep 2000)
  • License and register all handgun sales. (Jun 2000)
  • Tough gun control keeps guns out of wrong hands. (Jul 1999)
  • Gun control protects our children. (Jul 1999)
  • Don’t water down sensible gun control legislation. (Jul 1999)
  • Lock up guns; store ammo separately. (Jun 1999)
  • Ban kids’ unsupervised access to guns. (Jun 1999)
  • Get weapons off the streets; zero tolerance for weapons. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
  • Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Hillary Clinton on Health Care
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  • Don’t legitimize end-of-life decision, but ok to help decide. (Apr 2008)
  • Decrease generic drug costs for developing countries. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, she deserves credit for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Bottom line is cost; mine is more affordable than Obama’s. (Feb 2008)
  • Obama’s plan includes mandate on 150 million parents. (Feb 2008)
  • Taxpayers pay for drug R&D, not drug companies. (Jan 2008)
  • My health care program will cover everyone. (Jan 2008)
  • Need a health care system that manages chronic diseases. (Jan 2008)
  • Universal health care is a core Democratic principle. (Jan 2008)
  • Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world. (Dec 2007)
  • Restore National Institutes of Health funding. (Oct 2007)
  • No parent should be told ‘no’ for healthcare for their kids. (Sep 2007)
  • Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban. (Sep 2007)
  • Passion for healthcare rooted in Jesus’ teachings. (Jul 2007)
  • Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, AIDS is leading disease of young black women. (Jun 2007)
  • 1979: Named by Bill as AR healthcare head; program worked. (Jun 2007)
  • Lower costs and improve quality and cover everybody. (Jun 2007)
  • Electronic medical records save $120 billion in health care. (Jun 2007)
  • Insurers must fund prevention without preexisting conditions. (Mar 2007)
  • Require electronic medical record for all federal healthcare. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase America’s commitment against Global AIDS. (Nov 2006)
  • FDA should compare drug effectiveness--not just safety. (Oct 2006)
  • Supply more medical needs of families, & insure all children. (Jun 2006)
  • Healthcare system plagued with underuse, overuse, and abuse. (Oct 2005)
  • Fought for pediatric rule: new drugs tested for child safety. (Oct 2005)
  • Low-tech low-cost water treatment for developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Millions uninsured is source of America's healthcare crisis. (Nov 2003)
  • Recommended "managed competition"; not single-payer system. (Nov 2003)
  • When last Republican backed out, Hillarycare die. (Nov 2003)
  • Despite failure, glad she tried system-wide reform. (Nov 2003)
  • 1994 "Harry & Louise" ads exploited consumer fears. (Nov 2003)
  • 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 HillaryCare

  • 1993 health plan initially praised as moderate & workable. (Jun 2004)

    1990s Hillarycare

  • 1990s reform called “secretive” but had 600 in working group. (Nov 2003)
  • 1990s plan based on employer mandate. (Feb 2003)
  • Learned lessons on health care; but hasn’t given up goal. (Aug 2000)
  • 1979: Developed program to deliver rural healthcare. (Aug 1999)

    1990s HillaryCare

  • Vince Foster's downturn began when task force got sued. (Nov 1997)
  • Vince Foster's downturn when Hillary's task force got sued. (Nov 1997)

    2008 HillaryCare

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

    Voting Record

  • Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate. (Feb 2001)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing patients to sue HMOs & collect punitive damages. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit. (Apr 2001)
  • Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care. (Aug 2000)
  • Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage. (Apr 2001)
  • Let states make bulk Rx purchases, and other innovations. (May 2003)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • End government propaganda on Medicare bill. (Mar 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for mental health service for older Americans. (May 2005)
  • Improve services for people with autism & their families. (Apr 2007)
  • Establish a national childhood cancer database. (Mar 2007)
  • Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn. (Apr 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Homeland Security
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  • Led criticism about what Bush knew prior to 9/11. (May 2008)
  • Long-held pro-defense spending stance; not a move to center. (Mar 2008)
  • Passed legislation to treat veterans’ traumatic brain injury. (Jan 2008)
  • AdWatch: Ensured health coverage for Guard & Reserve. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Only BETTER health coverage for SOME Reservists. (Dec 2007)
  • Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service. (Dec 2007)
  • National security is more important than human rights. (Nov 2007)
  • 2001: Called for wrath on those who attacked America on 9/11. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
  • Torture cannot be American policy, period. (Sep 2007)
  • Wants to repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell, but not until 2009. (Aug 2007)
  • Should have criticized JCC for calling homosexuality immoral. (Aug 2007)
  • Opposed to draft, but register women for draft. (Jul 2007)
  • Forgive student loans for universal national service. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: overturn don’t-ask-don’t-tell so gays can serve openly. (Jul 2007)
  • Administration secrecy shreds the Constitution. (Jun 2007)
  • 9/11: Got $20B to rebuild lower Manhattan. (Jun 2007)
  • Served on Armed Services Committee & was always prepared. (Jun 2007)
  • Big disconnect between rhetoric and reality on security. (Apr 2007)
  • Fund first responders with extra $1.7 billion. (Mar 2007)
  • Change our Secretary of Defense: he’s not credible. (Oct 2006)
  • Homeland security not simply about reorganizing bureaucracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Marshal resources against proliferation of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • There is no safe haven for the terrorists. (Jan 2006)
  • Consistently supported tough anti-terrorism measures. (Oct 2005)
  • Hillary hugs hawkish line on terrorism. (Oct 2005)
  • Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military. (Sep 2005)
  • Muscle, not rhetoric, leads to strong homeland security. (Sep 2005)
  • Leadership role on Senate Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • At age 27, tried and failed to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • 2000: sought and got spot on Armed Services Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • Send 70% of homeland security funding to cities & counties. (Feb 2004)
  • I despise terrorism and the nihilism it represents. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports funding research on missile defense. (Oct 2000)
  • Nixon should have been impeached for bombing Cambodia. (Dec 1999)
  • A safe world needs the nuclear test ban treaty. (Sep 1999)

    Voting Record

  • Proposed Federal Interoperable Communication & Safety Act. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's wiretap provision. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting business with entities linked to terrorism. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on restoring $565M for states' and ports' first responders. (Mar 2005)
  • Federalize aviation security. (Nov 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill for increased security of radiation sources. (May 2005)
  • Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11. (Dec 2007)
  • Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror. (Jun 2007)
  • Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda. (Feb 2008)
Hillary Clinton on Immigration
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  • No official English, but keep common unifying language. (Feb 2008)
  • Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days. (Feb 2008)
  • Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families. (Feb 2008)
  • Border fence that cuts off a college campus is absurd. (Feb 2008)
  • Deploy technology & personnel, not a border fence. (Feb 2008)
  • Guest workers only for farms, to address labor shortage. (Feb 2008)
  • Don’t turn local police into immigration enforcers. (Feb 2008)
  • Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic. (Jan 2008)
  • Illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses puts them at risk. (Jan 2008)
  • Exploitation of undocumented workers drives down wages. (Jan 2008)
  • Co-sponsored comprehensive immigration reform in 2004. (Jan 2008)
  • English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages. (Dec 2007)
  • Crack down on employers who exploit undocumented workers. (Dec 2007)
  • Oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: Denied saying licensing illegals “made sense”. (Oct 2007)
  • Immigrant license issue needs federal action on reform. (Oct 2007)
  • More border patrolling on both Mexican AND Canadian borders. (Sep 2007)
  • Immigration reform needs family unification as one goal. (Sep 2007)
  • Anti-immigrant bill would have criminalized Jesus Christ. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities ok; local police can’t enforce immigration. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes illegal immigration, but doesn’t vote to follow up. (Jun 2007)
  • Making English official imperils crises needing translators. (Jun 2007)
  • Comprehensive reform to get 12 million out of shadows. (Apr 2007)
  • Keep New York-Ontario border passport-free for tourism. (Oct 2006)
  • Adamantly against illegal immigrants. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid. (May 2005)
  • Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens. (May 2006)
  • Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Hillary Clinton on Jobs
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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)
  • Minimum wage increases haven’t kept up with Congress’ wages. (Dec 2006)
  • Passed 2 planks of 7-plank platform, “New Jobs for New York”. (Oct 2006)
  • Minimum wage should be tied to congressional salaries. (Jun 2006)
  • Pushed for extension of unemployment insurance. (Feb 2004)
  • The working poor deserve a living wage. (Oct 1999)
  • America can afford to raise the minimum wage. (Sep 1999)
  • Recently “we’re in it together” became “you’re on your own”. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 85% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Sponsored bill linking minimum wage to Congress' pay raises. (May 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Hillary Clinton on Principles & Values
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  • Confidence and optimism enable us to meet our challenges. (Aug 2008)
  • McCain and Bush are awfully hard to tell apart these days. (Aug 2008)
  • Enthusiastic when Rep. Rangel suggested NY Senate race. (Aug 2008)
  • GovWatch: Maybe won popular vote, but only delegates count. (Jun 2008)
  • Visited Bosnian war zone, but mistake to call it sniper fire. (Apr 2008)
  • My own crises are nothing compared to what people often face. (Feb 2008)
  • Michigan and Florida primary ballots should count. (Feb 2008)
  • I’ve been vetted; disinformation has all been recycled. (Feb 2008)
  • Democrats much more in step with America than GOP. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: Ranked 16th most liberal in Senate. (Feb 2008)
  • America needs election debate about country’s direction. (Feb 2008)
  • Being the president is much more than being a CEO. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Obama, Bill, & Hillary all praised Ronald Reagan. (Jan 2008)
  • AdWatch: “Hillary: The Movie” counts as campaign ad. (Jan 2008)
  • Focus on foreign policy and revising executive orders. (Dec 2007)
  • Owes opportunity for presidency to generations of women. (Aug 2007)
  • Strong identification with Eleanor Roosevelt. (Jul 2007)
  • 1963: called Saul Alinsky “great seducer” of young minds. (Jul 2007)
  • DC home, “Whitehaven”, became center of “Hillaryland”. (Jun 2007)
  • 1974: Studied Nixon’s White House for impeachment committee. (Jun 2007)
  • Despite critics, fervent believer in public service. (Jun 2007)
  • Vince Foster suicide due to public bashing in editorial. (Jun 2007)
  • Reaches out to conservatives but voting record is liberal. (May 2007)
  • Prefers role as knowledgeable expert to role of visionary. (May 2007)
  • At her core, Hillary is an idealistic activist. (May 2007)
  • Biggest mistakes: mishandling healthcare; believing in WMDs. (Apr 2007)
  • OpEd: Hillary is emblematic of extreme leftist ideals. (Feb 2004)
  • Chair of powerful Steering and Coordinating Committee. (Feb 2004)
  • Polarize issues and then compromise on best terms possible. (Feb 2004)
  • Alinsky's Rules: focus on tactics & ongoing confrontation. (Feb 2004)
  • Alinsky Thesis: merge alien radicalism with US conditions. (Feb 2004)
  • Not happy with what Bill did, but impeachment isn't answer. (Nov 2003)
  • Bill talked about social change; I embodied it. (Nov 2003)
  • I liked headbands; but First Lady's appearance matters. (Nov 2003)
  • "Saint Hillary" pushes politics of meaning and spirituality. (Nov 2003)
  • Death of her father spurred questioning 'spiritual vacuum'. (Nov 2003)
  • Contract "On" America nationalized the House election. (Nov 2003)
  • Replaced entire staff of White House Travel Office. (Feb 2003)
  • $8M book advance not vetted by Senate ethics panel. (Oct 2001)
  • Claimed no role in Travelgate firings. (Oct 2001)
  • NYC offices costs taxpayers $514,000 per year. (Oct 2001)
  • Accused of failing to disclose gifts as First Lady. (Oct 2001)
  • Supported teacher tests & China women despite unpopularity. (Oct 2000)
  • Not aggressive, but never intimidated by anyone. (Nov 1997)
  • Empathized with Eleanor Roosevelt: criticized for outspoken. (Aug 1993)
  • First to participate as First Lady in policy decisions. (Aug 1993)
  • 1969: Humanness goes beyond acquisitiveness. (May 1969)
  • Opposed numerous Bush cabinet & court appointees. (Oct 2006)
  • Decried 1980s materialism & excesses of corporate America. (Dec 1999)

    Bill Clinton

  • Bill’s role includes sounding board; but I make decisions. (Feb 2008)
  • Bill would be her adviser, and represent US around the world. (Feb 2008)
  • Key to Bill & Hillary’s marriage is shared love of politics. (Oct 2007)
  • Hillary and Bill made joint decisions during presidency. (Oct 2007)
  • I thought Bill was a pretty good president; now I’m running. (Sep 2007)
  • Bill & I started a conversation 36 years ago & never stopped. (Sep 2007)
  • Judge me on my merits, not as Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton. (Jul 2007)
  • Endured Monicagate through faith and inward spirituality. (Jul 2007)
  • Secret “20-Year Project” with Bill to revolutionize Dems. (Jun 2007)
  • 1986: Attacked for accepting state fee with Bill as governor. (Jun 2007)
  • 1998: “Conspiracy” infuriated Starr; resonated with public. (Jun 2007)
  • Whitewater deal: the only “stupid dumb thing we ever did”. (Jun 2007)
  • Changed name from Rodham because many were offended. (Jun 2007)
  • 1978: “Name issue” of Rodham raised in Bill’s first race. (Jun 2007)
  • 1980: Synthesized basic principles into “New Dem” concept. (Jun 2007)
  • 1982 campaign: served as Bill’s de facto campaign director. (Jun 2007)
  • Whitewater deal: maybe conflict-of-interest; but not illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • In Arkansas and Washington, subject to unprecedented vitriol. (Jun 2007)
  • 1992: Attacks as radical feminist backfired into sympathy. (Jun 2007)
  • Travelgate: Office WAS sloppy; firings looked like cronyism. (Jun 2007)
  • Could have weakened right wing conspiracy by honest answers. (Jun 2007)
  • Like Eleanor Roosevelt, pushed boundaries of First Lady role. (Jun 2007)
  • Replay of “2 for price of 1” has big pluses & big minuses. (May 2007)
  • Proud of Bill Clinton’s record as president. (Feb 2007)
  • Role in Nixon’s impeachment prepared her for Bill’s ordeal. (Feb 2004)
  • OpEd: Hillary & Bill deeply influence all elements of Dems. (Feb 2004)
  • Case for Bill’s impeachment was unjustified constitutionally. (Nov 2003)
  • Monica investigation abused process to undermine presidency. (Nov 2003)
  • Loves Bill despite affairs; not just “Stand By Your Man”. (Nov 2003)
  • 1992: Meant “active partner” with “buy one get one free”. (Nov 2003)
  • Meant “women work conflict” with “stay home & bake cookies”. (Nov 2003)
  • Hillaryland meant active & influential First Lady staff. (Nov 2003)
  • Vince Foster’s suicide spurred conspiracy theories galore. (Nov 2003)
  • Not involved in pardons, neither with husband nor brother. (Feb 2001)
  • Appointed to chair AR commissions despite obvious issues. (Jun 2000)
  • “Vast right wing conspiracy”. (Dec 1999)
  • Stands by her man despite “pain in marriage”. (Dec 1999)
  • Hillary’s choice: Co-president or White House wife? (Dec 1999)
  • Never left Bill because they were a team. (Dec 1999)
  • 1992 RNC Convention was hate-fest against Hillary. (Aug 1999)
  • 1992: Press questioned Rose Law Firm about Hillary. (Nov 1997)
  • 1986: Prepped Bill's race; denied her own political ambition. (Aug 1993)
  • 1992: All marriages have issues; our issues are our business. (Aug 1993)
  • Not some little woman standing by her man. (Jul 1992)

    Campaign Themes

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

    Past Elections

  • 1998: Unforeseen turning point when Moynihan resigned. (Oct 2007)
  • Stumble of “baking cookies” was moment of authenticity. (Oct 2007)
  • Rove is obsessed with me because I take them on & beat them. (Aug 2007)
  • 2000: campaigned heavily in African-American churches. (Jul 2007)
  • 1996: Enthusiastic crowd at DNC got her “bitten by the bug”. (Jun 2007)
  • Critics call it “extreme makeover” but admit its success. (May 2007)
  • HILLPAC donated to 30 Senate & Governor candidates. (Nov 2006)
  • HILLPAC focus: electing Congressional Democratic majority. (Nov 2006)
  • Fined $35,000 for under-reporting expenses in 2000. (Oct 2006)
  • House of Representatives has been run like a plantation. (Jan 2006)
  • 1979 commodities deal: profit is not evidence of corruption. (Jun 2004)
  • Timing was paramount to the Clintons’ success in ‘92. (Feb 2004)
  • Not vast conspiracy, but well-financed right-wing network. (Feb 2004)
  • Experience and choices as a woman will make me good senator. (Oct 2000)
  • National experience & ability to get along will serve NY. (Feb 2000)
  • End divisional politics. (Feb 2000)
  • Hillary’s feminism a liability for Bill’s gubernatorial race. (Aug 1999)
  • 1989 speculation: Hillary would run for Arkansas governor. (Aug 1999)
  • 1988: Felt Dukakis "set up" failure of Bill's DNC speech. (Nov 1997)
  • 1990: Considered running for AR Governor instead of Bill. (Nov 1997)
  • 1992: Press questioned Rose Law Firm about Hillary. (Nov 1997)
  • 1988: Felt Dukakis "set up" failure of Bill's DNC speech. (Nov 1997)
  • 1990: Considered running for AR Governor instead of Bill. (Nov 1997)

    Personal Background

  • An anti-agitator; never sought changing system from outside. (Nov 2007)
  • Early character development: standing up to a bully. (Jul 2007)
  • Pre-Wellesley, confident her conservatism wouldn’t change. (Jun 2007)
  • 1969: Entered law school as “vehicle for social change”. (Jun 2007)
  • As Goldwater Girl in 1960s, canvassed Chicago slums. (Jun 2007)
  • Childhood of parsimonious parents; favored equal opportunity. (Jun 2007)
  • Father a rock-ribbed Republican but ran for office as Dem. (Jun 2007)
  • Staff attorney on Watergate/Nixon impeachment investigation. (Jun 2007)
  • Taught at AR Law School using “all business” style. (Jun 2007)
  • Suffers from endometriosis; Chelsea’s conception difficult. (Jun 2007)
  • Family myth: named after Everest’s Sir Edmund Hillary. (May 2007)
  • 1980s: Earned more at Rose Law than Bill did as Governor. (Jun 2004)
  • At age 27, tried to enlist in Marines. (Feb 2004)
  • My mom could not live my life; father could not imagine it. (Nov 2003)
  • Mother, Dorothy, offended by mistreatment of any human being. (Nov 2003)
  • Father, Hugh, focused on self-reliance & personal initiative. (Nov 2003)
  • AuH2O: Supported Goldwater on basis of individual rights. (Nov 2003)
  • 1976: Organized Indiana for Carter-Mondale campaign. (Nov 2003)
  • 1980: Bill practiced Lamaze, but Chelsea delivered Caesarian. (Nov 2003)
  • Hillary bred in conservative community. (Aug 1999)
  • Began college career as a conservative. (Aug 1999)
  • 1976: Got Rose Law firm job via Vince Foster. (Nov 1997)
  • 1977: At Rose Law, her strength was one-on-one discussion. (Nov 1997)
  • 1976: Got Rose Law Firm job via Vince Foster. (Nov 1997)
  • Not aggressive, but not intimidated by anyone. (Nov 1997)
  • OpEd: "Politics of meaning" was 1960s student radicalism. (May 1996)
  • OpEd: "Crisis of meaning" is unified-field theory of life. (May 1996)
  • 1970s: Editorial board of Yale Review of Law & Social Action. (Aug 1993)
  • 1960s: Rejected as applicant to NASA; women not allowed. (Aug 1993)
  • 1969: Criticized Senator's speech as lacking relevance. (Aug 1993)

    Religion

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

    Voting Record

  • Voted with Democratic Party 96.7% of 304 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Hillary’s paradox: she’s not as liberal as people think. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Social Security
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  • No lifting cap on payroll tax; that taxes middle class. (Apr 2008)
  • Bipartisan commission, like in 1983, to address crisis. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: No, teachers & police won’t pay if cap over $102K. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, removing $97,500 cap affects middle-class. (Nov 2007)
  • Have a bipartisan commission on Social Security and its tax. (Oct 2007)
  • 1997: Hillary warned against privatizing Social Security. (Oct 2007)
  • $1000 matching tax credit for first $1000 in 401(k) deposit. (Oct 2007)
  • Solvent until 2055 under Bill Clinton; now has lost 14 years. (Sep 2007)
  • Nothing else on table until fiscal responsibility returns. (Sep 2007)
  • Make sure nobody ever tries to privatize Social Security. (Aug 2007)
  • Soc.Sec. one of greatest inventions in American democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Social Security protects families, not just retirees. (Feb 1999)
  • All should join the debate now to preserve future solvency. (Feb 1999)
  • Respect unique power of government to meet social needs. (Sep 1996)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Hillary Clinton on Tax Reform
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  • Absolutely no tax increase on people earning under $250K. (Apr 2008)
  • Perhaps raise capital gains tax, but at most to 20%. (Apr 2008)
  • Rescind tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year. (Feb 2008)
  • AdWatch: cut taxes for the middle class. (Feb 2008)
  • Wealthy should go back to paying pre-Bush tax rates. (Jan 2008)
  • Want to restore the tax rates we had in the ‘90s. (Dec 2007)
  • Freeze estate tax at 2009 level of $7 million per couple. (Oct 2007)
  • Why cut off payroll contribution at $95,000? (Jun 2007)
  • Cut alternative minimum tax, not billionaire tax cuts. (Mar 2007)
  • Expand child tax credit for child’s first year. (Dec 2006)
  • End Bush tax cuts;take things away from rich for common good. (Oct 2006)
  • To get America back on track, cut short tax cuts. (Sep 2005)
  • NY share of federal taxes is too high. (Feb 2000)
  • Just Say No to GOP tax plan. (Sep 1999)
  • GOP tax plan would hurt New York’s students. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing tax deductions for college tuition. (May 2001)
  • Rated 21% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 80% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Hillary Clinton on 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)
  • Innovations make better parent-child connections at distance. (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)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Fund nanotechnology research & development. (Dec 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
Hillary Clinton on War & Peace
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  • Massive retaliation from US if Iran attacks Israel. (Apr 2008)
  • Withdraw all combat troops: one or two brigades a month. (Feb 2008)
  • Calling for troop withdrawal pressures Iraqi government. (Feb 2008)
  • Some tactical success in Iraq, but no strategic success yet. (Feb 2008)
  • Would have never diverted attention from Afghanistan. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush must ask Congress to approve agreements with Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • GovWatch: Withdrawal in 60 days has no timetable to finish. (Jan 2008)
  • After 9/11:Those helping terrorists would feel “wrath” of US. (Jun 2007)
  • 1960s conversion to liberalism based on opposing Vietnam. (Jun 2007)
  • 2006 election: voters desperately want a new course. (Jun 2007)
  • At Wellesley in ‘68, steered anti-war movement within system. (Jun 2007)
  • I have seen firsthand terrorists’ terrible damage. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports border security fence in Israel. (Oct 2006)
  • Ok to target Al Qaeda in Pakistan; we did that 10 years ago. (Jan 2006)
  • 2002 Iraq speech criticized both Saddam and U.N. (Feb 2004)
  • Cut off US aid if Palestine declares a state unilaterally. (Oct 2000)
  • Focuses on increasing relationship between US and Israel. (Oct 2000)
  • Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace. (May 2000)
  • Extend peace treaties to Palestinians, Syrians & Lebanese. (Nov 1999)
  • Strategizing about Pakistan destabilizes a nuclear power. (Aug 2007)

    Iran

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

    Iraq War

  • 2002: Saddam gave aid to Al Qaeda terrorsts. (Oct 2008)
  • Remove a brigade from Iraq every month, no matter what. (Apr 2008)
  • Up to the Iraqis to decide the future they will have. (Feb 2008)
  • The purpose of the surge has not been fulfilled. (Feb 2008)
  • Leaving 130,000 troops in Iraq is irresponsible abdication. (Jan 2008)
  • Have nearly all combat troops out in a year. (Jan 2008)
  • Withdraw one to two brigades in Iraq each month. (Jan 2008)
  • Can’t leave Iraq safely without a plan. (Jan 2008)
  • Can’t let the Iraqis think the US will be there forever. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against precedent of US subordinate to UN in Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • Iraq war authorization was not authority for preemption. (Jan 2008)
  • Told by the White House how the war resolution would be used. (Jan 2008)
  • Withdrawing troops is dangerous, including 100,000 civilians. (Jan 2008)
  • No military solution in Iraq; this debate motivates solution. (Jan 2008)
  • Hope to have nearly all troops out within a year. (Jan 2008)
  • Demand Bush to explain to Congress on his plan on Iraq. (Jan 2008)
  • No extension on surge; deadline is why Iraq is progressing. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush’s classified withdrawal plan is cursory; out in 60 days. (Jan 2008)
  • Called war on terror “Bush’s war” but has played active role. (Nov 2007)
  • 2002: Accepted connection between Saddam & Al Qaeda. (Nov 2007)
  • Absolutely oppose the war in Iraq. (Oct 2007)
  • Bring out as many combat troops as quickly as possible. (Oct 2007)
  • Goal to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge. (Sep 2007)
  • Leave combat troops in Iraq only for conterterrorism. (Sep 2007)
  • No funding that does not move us toward withdrawal. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect troops with body armor then & bringing them home now. (Sep 2007)
  • Defunding war is the only way to force Bush to change course. (Sep 2007)
  • Patraeus report requires willing suspension of disbelief. (Sep 2007)
  • Push Pentagon to start planning for Iraq withdrawal. (Aug 2007)
  • Redeploy responsibly, with regional diplomatic effort. (Aug 2007)
  • Pentagon calls her unpatriotic for asking about exit plan. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: Correct that DoD has no plan to remove all troops. (Jul 2007)
  • Deauthorize Iraq war, and don’t grant new war authority. (Jun 2007)
  • Phased redeployment, not irresponsible immediate withdrawal. (Jun 2007)
  • Bush misused authorization for war. (Jun 2007)
  • The Iraq war is Bush’s war. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq war wouldn’t have happened had the inspectors been sent. (Jun 2007)
  • It was a mistake to trust Bush on his judgment to wage war. (Jun 2007)
  • This war is up to Iraqi people to win or lose, not the US. (Apr 2007)
  • Begin re-deployment out of Iraq in 90 days. (Apr 2007)
  • America elected this Congress to bring our troops home. (Apr 2007)
  • No permanent bases, but continuing residual force in Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Online petition to pressure Bush & GOP for redeployment. (Apr 2007)
  • If Bush doesn’t end Iraq war, when I’m president, I will. (Mar 2007)
  • Require Bush to redeploy or seek additional authority. (Feb 2007)
  • Takes responsibility for Iraq war vote, but not a mistake. (Feb 2007)
  • Cap troops in Iraq and no more blank check for war. (Feb 2007)
  • Cut off funds for Iraqi use, but not for troops. (Jan 2007)
  • Phased redeployment out of Iraq, beginning immediately. (Oct 2006)
  • Begin troops withdrawal within 60 days after elected. (Jan 2006)
  • Withdraw troops within 60 days after taking office. (Jan 2006)
  • OpEd: Voting for war enabled criticizing how it was waged. (Oct 2005)
  • 2002: Attacking Iraq "not a good option" but authorized it. (Feb 2004)
  • Agrees with Newt Gingrich that Iraq policy is a mess. (Dec 2003)

    Voting Record

  • Iraq war vote was meant to be used as coercive diplomacy. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against Levin Amendment: it gave UN veto over US. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not. (Apr 2007)
  • Critic of Iraq war, but won’t recant 2002 vote in its favor. (Nov 2006)
  • Regrets Bush’s handling of war, but not her war vote. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran. (Oct 2007)
Hillary Clinton on Welfare & Poverty
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  • In the face of suffering, God calls on us to respond. (Apr 2008)
  • Make sure the economy works for everybody. (Jan 2008)
  • Partner with faith based community in empowerment zones. (Dec 2007)
  • Considered idea of $5000 at birth to pay for future college. (Oct 2007)
  • Time-out for mortgage companies on march toward foreclosure. (Sep 2007)
  • Wellesley thesis: Saul Alinsky & people over bureaucrats. (Jun 2007)
  • Hedge funds incentivize risk, but need regulation. (Apr 2007)
  • Welfare reform was critical step despite flaws. (Nov 2003)
  • Lazio weakened housing standards and limited public housing. (Oct 2000)
  • Lazio fought against FHA on low-interest housing loans. (Oct 2000)
  • Equal access to capital and jobs. (Jan 2000)
  • Working should mean no poverty. (Jan 2000)
  • Community involvement helps, but only in short term. (Dec 1999)
  • Don’t criminalize the homeless. (Dec 1999)
  • 1969 thesis: Alinsky’s reforms too short term & local. (Apr 1999)
  • Microcredit is an invaluable tool in alleviating poverty. (Feb 1997)
  • Link payments to good parenting behavior. (Feb 1997)
  • 1976: Founded first indigent legal aid in Fayetteville AR. (Aug 1993)
  • Won series of high school awards, but barred from athletics. (Aug 1993)
  • Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund. (Jul 2003)
  • Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas. (Apr 2003)
  • Fully fund AmeriCorps. (Jun 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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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
Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women: Favors topic 1
Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims: 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
Ensure access to and funding for contraception: Favors topic 1
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception: Favors topic 1
NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP: 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
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We’ve come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go: Strongly Favors 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
Equal pay is not yet equal: Strongly Favors topic 2
1988: Instituted gender diversity Report Card within ABA: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all: Neutral on topic 2
Sponsored bill maintaining role of women in armed forces: Favors topic 2
Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements: Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill enforcing against gender pay discrimination: 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
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees: 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
Character education: teach empathy & self-discipline: Favors 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
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-3 points on Social scale)
Longtime advocate of death penalty, with restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 8
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
Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program: Opposes topic 9
Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance: Strongly Opposes 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)
Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers: Opposes topic 10
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
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology: 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
Universal health care will not work if it is voluntary: Strongly Favors 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
Establish "report cards" on HMO quality of care: 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
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium: 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
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
1997: Hillary warned against privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
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
Create Retirement Savings Accounts: Favors 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
Supports public school choice and charter schools: Favors topic 7
Solemn vow never to abandon our public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice: 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
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases: 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
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness: Favors topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gas tax holiday for the summer: Opposes 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
Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+2 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
End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine: Opposes topic 19
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use: Favors 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
Finish welfare reform by moving able recipients into jobs: Favors topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rescind tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year: Strongly Favors topic 11
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
NO on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset: 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)
Introduce a path to earn citizenship in the first 100 days: Strongly Favors topic 12
Consider halting certain raids on illegal immigrant families: Favors topic 12
Deporting all illegal immigrants is unrealistic: Strongly Favors topic 12
Illegal immigrants with driver’s licenses puts them at risk: Opposes topic 12
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
Sponsored bill covering child resident aliens under Medicaid: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill funding social services for noncitizens: Favors topic 12
Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities": 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
1980s: Loved Wal-Mart's "Buy America" program: Opposes topic 13
Globalization should not substitute for humanization: Opposes topic 13
Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights: Strongly Favors topic 13
Build a rule-based global trading system: 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
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
There is no safe haven for the terrorists: Favors topic 15
Our troops are stretched; so increase size of military: Favors topic 15
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11: Favors topic 15
Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans: Favors 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)
Stand for public financing and getting money out of politics: Strongly Favors topic 16
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
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting: 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
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror: 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 habeas 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
Up to the Iraqis to decide the future they will have: Favors topic 17
Demand Bush to explain to Congress on his plan on Iraq: 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
Withdraw troops within 60 days after taking office: Strongly Favors topic 17
Voted for Iraq war based on available info; now would not: Favors topic 17
Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence: Favors topic 17
No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran: 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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