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Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State 2009-, Democrat

Hillary Clinton is the US Secretary of State. She was the First Lady for President Bill Clinton, a Democratic Nominee for President in 2008, and a New York Senator from 2001-2009.
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Hillary Clinton's Opinions

Agree
In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. ...if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase [his arsenal]. Should he succeed in that endeavor he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.
10 Nov 2002    Source


Agree
This is a very difficult vote. This is probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make -- any vote that may lead to war should be hard -- but I cast it with conviction. And perhaps my decision is influenced by my eight years of experience on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in the White House watching my husband deal with serious challenges to our nation.
10 Nov 2002    Source


Agree
Children are playing a game that encourages them to have sex with prostitutes and then murder them. This is a silent epidemic of media desensitisation that teaches kids it’s okay to diss people because they are a woman, they’re a different colour or they’re from a different place.
27 Mar 2005    Source


Agree
This is a sad day for supporters of free and fair rules-based trade. Our relationship with our Central American neighbors is a critical one. The right CAFTA deal would strengthen ties between the U.S. and these nations. I urge the Administration to reopen the CAFTA negotiations and re-establish the broad, bipartisan coalition for trade.
30 Jun 2005    Source


Agree
There isn’t any sensible approach except to do what we need to do simultaneously — you know, secure our borders with technology, personnel, physical barriers if necessary in some places. And we need to have tougher employer sanctions and we need to try to incentivize Mexico to do more.
31 Oct 2006    Source


Disagree
There has been a great deal of confusion and stonewalling by the administration to finding appropriate, scientifically based information ... We need to get this information on the record and do everything we can to lay the groundwork to make it clear that we will not proceed with Yucca Mountain.
23 Jul 2007    Source


Mostly Disagree
There is nothing to base that on as far as I know.
02 Mar 2008    Source


Disagree
When I say solutions, I mean standing up always for Social Security. Senator Baucus led the fight against President Bush's attempts to privatize Social Security. I was proud to fight alongside him every step of the way. When I am president, you are never going to have to worry about anybody privatizing your Social Security.
05 Apr 2008    Source


Agree
Guantanamo has become associated in the eyes of the world with a discredited administration policy of abuse, secrecy, and contempt for the rule of law. Rather than keeping us more secure, keeping Guantanamo open is harming our national interests. It compromises our long term military and strategic interests, and it impairs our standing overseas. I have certainly concluded that we should address any security issues on what to do with the remaining detainees, and then close it once and for all.
26 Apr 2007    Source


Disagree
We ought to [investigate claims that] marijuana might help people who are suffering from cancer and nausea related to treatment [but] I don't think we should decriminalize it.
11 Oct 2007    Source


Agree
The criminals and kingpins spreading violence are trying to corrode the foundations of law, order, friendship and trust between us. They will fail. ... These aircraft will help Mexican police respond aggressively and successfully to the threats coming from the cartels.
26 Mar 2009    Source


Agree
At the top of the world [the Arctic], you hear stories -- affirmed by decades of scientific investigation [on anthropogenic global warming] -- of changing weather patterns, melting ice, retreating glaciers, unprecedented wildfires, eroding coasts, and invasive species. You can see the evidence with your own eyes. There are no climate change skeptics inside the Arctic Circle.
05 Nov 2007    Source


Disagree
Instead of recognizing the irrefutable evidence, this Administration has launched a war on science itself. Political appointees have censored studies on global warming, silenced climate experts. According to a survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists, nearly 3/4 of climate experts witnessed inappropriate interference in climate research.
05 Nov 2007    Source


Agree
I believe absolutely passionately that we must have universal health care. It is a moral responsibility and a right for our country, and... I have put forth a plan similar to what Senator Edwards had before he left the race that would move us to universal health care.
31 Jan 2008    Source


Agree
I think abortion should remain legal, but it needs to be safe and rare.
13 Apr 2008    Source


Law

Mostly Agree
Now, I am aware that some may mistakenly applaud those responsible, so I want to set the record straight: There is nothing laudable about endangering innocent people, and there is nothing brave about sabotaging the peaceful relations between nations on which our common security depends.
30 Nov 2010    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Hillary Clinton and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Hillary Clinton's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Barack Obama
United States President
85% agreement / 7 opinions

Colin Powell
Former U.S. Secretary of State
93% agreement / 4 opinions

American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) Lobbyist
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Joe Biden
US Vice President, Democrat
100% agreement / 2 opinions

The Economist
Politics and Business Magazine
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Richard Nixon
United States President 1969-1974
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Agree
John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican
65% agreement / 8 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
66% agreement / 3 opinions

Steven Chu
US Energy Secretary, Nobel Laureate in Physics
62% agreement / 2 opinions

In-Between
Milton Friedman
Iconic Economist of 20th Century
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Donald Trump
American Business Magnate
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Dick Cheney
U.S. Vice President 2001-2009
50% agreement / 2 opinions

George W. Bush
United States President 2001-2009
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Conservapedia
Christian Encyclopedia
25% agreement / 4 opinions

Mitt Romney
Former Governor of Massachusetts
25% agreement / 2 opinions

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California 2003-2011
37% agreement / 2 opinions

S. Fred Singer
Head of NIPCC, Astrophysics Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Old Testament
Bible for Jews and Christians
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Monte Hieb
Mining Engineer
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Ron Paul
U.S. Politician, Libertarian
17% agreement / 7 opinions

Sarah Palin
Former Governor of Alaska (Republican)
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Mohamed ElBaradei
Director of International Atomic Energy Agency
12% agreement / 2 opinions

Denis Rancourt
Physics Professor
0% agreement / 2 opinions

David Evans
Mathematician
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Robert Carter
Marine Geophysical Professor
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Hillary Clinton's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Hillary Clinton typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Agree Is global warming caused primarily by humans?
High Agree Should abortion be legal?
High Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
High Agree Should the US close Guantanamo Bay?

Nonconforming Opinions

Hillary Clinton's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Hillary Clinton typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Expert Answer Question
Medium Mostly Disagree Disagree Is Yucca mountain the best place to store nuclear waste?
Medium Neutral Agree Should the United States invade Iraq?
Medium Agree Mostly Agree Will the WikiLeaks cable leaks do more harm than good?
Low Mostly Agree Agree Should the United States have Universal health care?

Projected Opinions

Hillary Clinton's projected opinions are opinions Hillary Clinton is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Mostly Disagree Does God exist?
High Neutral Does Cap and Trade beat carbon tax for reducing emissions?
Medium Mostly Agree Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?
Medium Neutral Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Medium Neutral Is the death penalty acceptable?
Medium Agree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
Medium Agree Should flag burning be legal?
Medium Mostly Agree Should Julian Assange be considered a criminal for Wikileaks?
Low Agree Is capitalism good?
Low Neutral Does minimum wage help the poor?
Low Mostly Agree Would invading Iraq result in a quagmire?
Low Disagree Should marijuana be legal?
Low Disagree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?
Low Mostly Disagree Are gun control laws a serious breach of civil liberties?
Low Mostly Agree Should the US president talk face to face with Iran's president?
Low Disagree Is Russia's invasion of Georgia justified?
Low Agree Should the world embrace nuclear energy?
Low Agree Is affirmative action fair?
Low Agree Will solar be the biggest energy source of the future?
Low Mostly Disagree Will Australia enter a recession before 2010?
Low Agree Does drug prohibition reduce drug usage?
Low Neutral Is a National Broadband Network for Australia good value at $37 billion?
Low Mostly Disagree Can the US military presence in Iraq help create democracy?
Low Agree Should the Kyoto protocol be adopted?
Low Mostly Agree Can the military presence in Afghanistan help create democracy?
Low Agree Should homosexual couples be able to adopt kids?
Low Neutral Should the US Government bail out car companies?
Low Neutral Does government spending help mitigate a recession?
Low Agree Do Muslims have the right to build a mosque near ground zero?