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Hillary Clinton

70 Jahre

Hillary Clinton hat ganz schön viel Ehrgeiz – und der könnte sich bezahlt machen. Denn "nur" First Lady gewesen zu sein ist Hillary definitiv nicht genug.

  • Geboren , Chicago / Illinois / USA
  • VornameHillary
  • Name Clinton (geborene Rodham)
  • Grösse 1.69 m
  • Sternzeichen Skorpion

Biografie von Hillary Clinton

Wenn es eine Frau gibt, die sich einfach nicht unterkriegen lässt – dann ist das . Die US-Amerikanerin steht auf der politischen Karriereleiter zwar schon ganz oben, doch der Weg dahin war definitiv kein leichter Aufstieg.

Hillary Clinton - ist das nicht die Frau von...

"Anhängsel" – ein Wort, bei dem Hillary wohl nur die Augen verdrehen kann. Denn als First Lady der USA im Schatten ihres politisch noch erfolgreicheren Ehemannes zu stehen, der von 1993 bis 2001 als Präsident im Weißen Haus residierte, kam für sie absolut nicht in Frage. Lieber wollte sie Justizministerin werden und damit die Früchte ihrer Studien der Politik- und Rechtswissenschaften ernten. Doch so einfach war das leider alles nicht und Frau durfte, als Familienmitglied , nicht von ihrem Mann beschäftigt werden. Das machte Hillary aber gar nichts und sie widmete sich, ganz Kämpfernatur, gleich ihrem nächsten politischen Anliegen: Der Verbesserung des Gesundheitssystems für Kinder. Auch das Amt der Ministerin durfte Hillary noch bekleiden – allerdings erst einige Jahre später und unter einem anderen Präsidenten. Von 2008 bis 2012 fungierte sie als Außenministerin der USA unter . Eigentlich ein politischer Traumjob, bei Hillary aber wieder mit einem großen Wehmutstropfen verbunden: Denn ursprünglich hatte sie 2008 als Präsidentin kandidiert, dann aber in der heißen Phase gegen verloren.

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Hillary steht politisch auf eigenen Beinen

Das sollte ihr 2016 nicht noch einmal passieren: Bereits Anfang 2015 gab sie bekannt, als Kandidatin für den Posten der US-Präsidentin zu kandidieren – sie wäre die erste Frau, die dieses Amt bekleiden würde. Zwar musste sich Hillary auch bei dieser Wahl in der Vorrunde ein bisschen kämpfen, konnte sich schließlich aber gegen ihren größten Konkurrenten durchsetzen und wurde am 26. Juli 2016 zur Spitzenkandidatin der demokratischen Partei ernannt. Doch der nächste Opponent wartete schon: Der Republikaner . Doch Hillary Clinton bliebt hartnäckig und verlor ihr großes Ziel nicht aus den Augen: Die erste weibliche US-Präsidentin zu werden!

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Der Clinton-Clan

Auch im weißen Haus ist nicht immer alles heile Welt – ganz im Gegenteil! Mittlerweile wohl legendär ist doch der Skandal, bei dem Bill Clinton 1995 eine Affäre mit seiner Praktikantin hatte. Aus dem "Oval Office" wurde so ganz schnell das "Oral Office" und der "Ausrutscher" ging als Lewinsky-Affäre in die Geschichte ein. Hillary äußerte sich damals nicht zu den Vorfällen – verständlich, wenn man gerade in aller Öffentlichkeit betrogen wurde. Und wenn der Mann dann auch noch der mächtigste Politiker des Planeten ist, meint sich plötzlich die ganze Welt einmischen zu müssen. Wie Hillary diesen medialen Aufschrei überstanden hat? Mithilfe ihrer Religion, wie sie selber in einer TV-Sendung sagte: "Ich bin sehr dankbar, dass ich eine Stütze in meinem Glauben hatte. Das hat mir den Mut und die Kraft gegeben, das zu tun, was ich für richtig hielt. Egal, was die Welt dachte". Zwar wird dieser Skandal wohl nicht so schnell in Vergessenheit geraten – besonders da Hillary mittlerweile auch selber wieder im politischen Rampenlicht steht – doch die Clintons machen jetzt lieber mit erfreulichen News von ihrer Familie Schlagzeilen. So hat Tochter Chelsea, Hillarys und Bills einziges Kind, 2014 selbst eine Tochter mit dem Investmentbanker Marc Mezvinsky bekommen, und machte Hillary Clinton somit zur stolzen Oma.

Die Clinton trägt Lauren

Und wie kleidet man sich, wenn es von der Kabinettssitzung direkt zum Meeting geht und zwischendurch noch ein paar Reden geschwungen werden müssen? Hillary setzt bei den für sie typischen Kostümen besonders gerne auf den klassischen, amerikanischen Designer Ralph Lauren, um sich während des Wahlkampfes nur in den schönsten Hosenanzügen zu zeigen. Doch mit dieser Entscheidung waren nicht alle einverstanden: Vanessa Friedman etwa, Modekritikerin der New York Times, bemerkte, dass Clinton zwar vorgebe, sich besonders für die Mittelschicht stark zu machen, um den enormen Gehaltsunterschied der Amerikaner auszugleichen, gleichzeitig aber Anzüge im Wert mehrerer tausend Dollar trüge, die sich die "Normalos" eben nicht leisten könnten. Was man Hillary aber nicht schlecht reden kann, ist ihr Sinn für Humor und ihre herrliche Selbstironie. So scherzte sie, dass man bei allen vergangenen Präsidenten immer wieder beobachten konnte, wie das Haar während der Amtszeit langsam aber sicher ergraute. Und genau das könnte mit ihr natürlich nicht passieren – denn sie färbt ihren Kurzhaarschnitt ja schon seit Jahren blond. Und wie allseits bekannt ist, haben Blondinen einfach mehr Spaß. Vielleicht auch als Präsidentin.

Social Media von Hillary Clinton

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13.12.2017

Tonight, Alabama voters elected a senator who'll make them proud. And if Democrats can win in Alabama, we can --… https://t.co/m18Cuh5Iuc

13.12.2017

Mayor Ed Lee’s death is a terrible loss for the people of San Francisco. He was a good friend & a vocal advocate fo… https://t.co/5AsOrwby8h

13.12.2017

Thinking about all affected & those who could be affected by the California wildfires. If you live near a fire, mak… https://t.co/zL8LOj8AZs

09.12.2017

There’s a lot to be frustrated by right now, to say the least. Here’s something that we should be able to fix: The Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides health care for 9 million kids and has been reauthorized on a bipartisan basis every year for almost 2 decades, is hanging in limbo because Congress let it expire over 2 months ago. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans rushed to pass so-called tax reform—a giveaway for those who least need it. It gets worse. During the campaign I warned that the Republicans would come after Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and now they are. Imagine buying a Rolex and paying for it with money you saved to take care of your kids. That’s what Congress is doing with your tax dollars. How is it that in the middle of dividing up $1.5 trillion dollars between corporations and the ultra-wealthy, Republicans can’t find the time & money to take care of children? These are perverse priorities. Congress needs to pass CHIP now, as they have every year since the 1990s. So in these surreal times, let’s rally together and take action. Call your House and Senate members at 202-224-3121 and tell them to take care of kids now and protect our seniors, the poor, and vulnerable from future attacks. Tell them that it’s the very least they can do. I’m going to keep tweeting and posting about this, and speaking out every chance I get, until it is fixed.

07.12.2017

There’s a lot to be frustrated by right now, to say the least. Here’s something that we should be able to fix.

07.12.2017

97 years of a passionate, independent spirit, & a fierce commitment to Democratic values. Mary Louise Hancock will… https://t.co/kTkAHUGlqY

05.12.2017

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do after a loss. Not this time. This tax bill is only going to get worse as pe… https://t.co/a8Nzc6ay8j

02.12.2017

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01.12.2017

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01.12.2017

Join me live this morning for an important discussion about child and adolescent mental health, focused on solutions for families and communities.

13.11.2017

Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in. So I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to celebrate the extraordinary successes of a few groups I—and Onward Together—proudly fight alongside: Congratulations to Run for Something for a huge night! Twenty five of the candidates they helped recruit to run for local office won their races. They tell me about 10% of first-time candidates usually win, but 40% of Run for Something’s candidates came out on top yesterday. Eighty six Emerge America-trained candidates won across the country, including 9 of the seats Democrats won in Virginia’s House of Delegates last night. Our friends at Indivisible Guide report that their local groups made more than 600,000 calls into the Commonwealth to help elect Ralph Northam Virginia’s next governor, Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, and reelect Attorney General Mark Herring. And Color Of Change PAC did important work that was instrumental in winning the district attorney’s race in Philadelphia. So many groups own a piece of last night’s victory, from the Democratic Party to EMILY's List to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee - DLCC. It’s remarkable to watch our Democratic family—groups with decades of victories and those born in the aftermath of the last election—team up to make nights like last night possible. Finally, as we celebrate, let’s also remember the work ahead. I’m proud that groups that Onward Together supports—including Swing Left, which is laser-focused on taking back the House—have been making incredible progress in the fight for 2018 and beyond. Onward!

08.11.2017

Live in VA, NJ, WA, NY or anywhere with an election today? Consider this my personal ask/nudge/plea for you to go to the polls and VOTE. There's nothing more important for us to do as citizens than vote in every election. You can confirm where to vote here: www.iwillvote.com

07.11.2017

Be resilient.

02.11.2017

Tune in!

25.10.2017

Thanks to Parents for a great chat about what it was like to work on It Takes A Village with Marla Frazee!

09.10.2017

Taking the stage at Stanford to talk about threats to western democracy—and what we can do about them. Tune in!

07.10.2017

Las Vegas, we are grieving with you—the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, and all affected by this cold-blooded massacre. The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.

02.10.2017

I've never been able to resist story time with my grandchildren, Charlotte and Aidan. That's why I was inspired to release my new children's book, "It Takes A Village." I hope you share it with the kids in your life, and enjoy it as much as we have!

18.09.2017

13.09.2017

It's happening! Get your copy today: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-happened-hillary-rodham-clinton/1126860359

12.09.2017

Like many of you, I've been following the news coming out of Texas with a heavy heart this week. The damage and destruction left behind in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is devastating, and my thoughts are with everyone affected. We've also seen some incredible acts of kindness. From the rescue workers and volunteers who have gone without sleep for days, to Texans of all ages setting out in boats and kayaks to rescue their neighbors, to elected officials on the ground working together to put community ahead of political party, the best of America has shown up in Texas. The Houston Chronicle has been collecting ways to help -- it's easier than ever to click and donate (I just did!). Our friends and neighbors in Texas are counting on us, and I know we won't let them down.

30.08.2017

28.08.2017

I'll be honest: Writing “What Happened” wasn’t easy. Neither is witnessing what we see in the news every day. It’s never been more important to fight back and stand up for what we believe. I hope this book inspires you to keep going. Learn more here: http://amzn.to/2v391j9

27.07.2017

Back at Wellesley College today to talk to the Class of 2017 about what comes next. 💪✊️ Watch:

26.05.2017

See you all tonight!

23.05.2017

09.03.2017

Let resistance plus persistence equal progress…here was my message to Democrats today.

24.02.2017

Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign. While we didn't achieve the outcome we sought, I'm proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them. I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, and fairer future for our country and the world. The holidays are a time to be thankful for our blessings. So let us rejoice in this season and look forward with renewed hope and determination. I wish you and your family health, happiness, and continued strength for the New Year and the work ahead. I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward! With deep appreciation and warm wishes, I am, Yours, Hillary

26.12.2016

Hillary for America general counsel Marc Elias on listening and responding to calls for an audit and recount: "Over the last few days, officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton. The concerns have arisen, in particular, with respect to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — three states that together proved decisive in this presidential election and where the combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes. It should go without saying that we take these concerns extremely seriously. We certainly understand the heartbreak felt by so many who worked so hard to elect Hillary Clinton, and it is a fundamental principle of our democracy to ensure that every vote is properly counted. Moreover, this election cycle was unique in the degree of foreign interference witnessed throughout the campaign: the U.S. government concluded that Russian state actors were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the personal email accounts of Hillary for America campaign officials, and just yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian government was behind much of the “fake news” propaganda that circulated online in the closing weeks of the election. For all these reasons, we have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states. First, since the day after the election we have had lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result. These have included analysts both from within the campaign and outside, with backgrounds in politics, technology and academia. Second, we have had numerous meetings and calls with various outside experts to hear their concerns and to discuss and review their data and findings. As a part of this, we have also shared out data and findings with them. Most of those discussions have remained private, while at least one has unfortunately been the subject of leaks. Third, we have attempted to systematically catalogue and investigate every theory that has been presented to us within our ability to do so. Fourth, we have examined the laws and practices as they pertain to recounts, contests and audits. Fifth, and most importantly, we have monitored and staffed the post-election canvasses — where voting machine tapes are compared to poll-books, provisional ballots are resolved, and all of the math is double checked from election night. During that process, we have seen Secretary Clinton’s vote total grow, so that, today, her national popular vote lead now exceeds more than 2 million votes. In the coming days, we will continue to perform our due diligence and actively follow all further activities that are to occur prior to the certification of any election results. For instance, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania conduct post-election audits using a sampling of precincts. Michigan and many other states still do not. This is unfortunate; it is our strong belief that, in addition to an election canvass, every state should do this basic audit to ensure accuracy and public confidence in the election. Beyond the post-election audit, Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Friday that she will exercise her right as a candidate to pursue a recount in the state of Wisconsin. She has indicated plans to also seek recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides. If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself. The campaign is grateful to all those who have expended time and effort to investigate various claims of abnormalities and irregularities. While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results, now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported."

27.11.2016

"For the sake of our children and our families and our country, I ask you to stay engaged, stay engaged on every level. We need you. America needs you. Your energy, your ambition, your talent. That’s how we get through this. That’s how we help to make our contributions to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice. I know this isn’t easy, I know that over the past week, a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was. The divisions laid bare by this election run deep, but please listen to me when I say this. America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Believe in our country, fight for our values and never, ever give up." —Hillary

18.11.2016

Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.

09.11.2016

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together—this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love—and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America—and I always will. And if you do, too, then we must accept this result—and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things—the rule of law, the principle that we’re all equal in rights and dignity, and the freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these things too—and we must defend them. And let me add: Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top; protecting our country and protecting our planet; and breaking down all the barriers that hold anyone back from achieving their dreams. We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American Dream is big enough for everyone—for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities. Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will. I am so grateful to stand with all of you. I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front-lines of our democracy, representing Virginia in the Senate. To Barack and Michelle Obama: Our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for your graceful, determined leadership, and so do I. To Bill, Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers, and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express. You crisscrossed this country on my behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most—even 4-month-old Aidan traveling with his mom. I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country who poured their hearts into this campaign. For you veterans, this was a campaign after a campaign — for some of you, this was your first campaign ever. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anyone has had. To all the volunteers, community leaders, activists, and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook—even in secret or in private: Thank you. To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you. And to all the young people in particular, I want you to hear this. I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks—sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts. But please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it. And we need you keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. To all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. I know that we still have not shattered that highest glass ceiling. But some day someone will—hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And to all the little girls watching right now, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. Finally, I am grateful to our country for all it has given me. I count my blessings every day that I am an American. And I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together, with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation—our best days are still ahead of us. You know I believe we are stronger together and will go forward together. And you should never be sorry that you fought for that. Scripture tells us: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.” My friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do. I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

09.11.2016