Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Political Bio of the Week


After a couple week hiatis, we're back in the swing of things w/ the presidential candidates. This week is none other then the former first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


CLINTON, Hillary Rodham, (wife of President William Jefferson Clinton), a Senator from New York; born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois; attended public school in Park Ridge, Illinois; graduated Wellesley College, BA 1969; graduated Yale Law School, JD 1973; attorney; counsel, impeachment inquiry staff, House Judiciary Committee 1974; First Lady of Arkansas 1979-1981, 1983-1993; First Lady of the United States 1993-2001; elected to the United States Senate for term commencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013.


Favors:


Women's right to chose
Reduction in teen pregnancy by education and contraceptives
Require companies to hire more women and minorities
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights
Gays deserve domestic partnership benefits
Stricter sentencing of hate crimes
Universal Healthcare
Three strikes sentencing and more prisons
After school activities to prevent gangs
Extending tax cuts on capital gains and dividends
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
Allowing illegal immigrants to participate in social security
Free trade w/ Singapore, Vietnam, Chile, and Oman
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
License and register all handgun sales
Replace US troops with UN troops
Extend peace treaties w/ Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese
Enlarge NATO to include Eastern Europe
Replace coal and oil w/ alternatives
Targeting 100,000 hydrogen vehicles by 2010
Banning oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Allow churches to provide welfare services


Opposes:

Constitutional ban on flag desecration
Limiting liability lawsuits to $250,000
Privatized social security
Parents choose schools via vouchers
Death Penalty
Absolute right to gun ownership
Prohibiting or banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
More spending on the armed forces
More laws to prohibit drugs and drug use