US President Obama: 'Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me. Because you're who I was talking about 12 years ago, when I talked about hope'
US President Obama says Hillary Clinton is only candidate who believes in future of America, says she is a 'leader with real plans to break down barriers, blast through glass ceilings and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American'
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on his time in the US Senate: 'I spend time with a lot of Republican senators who, once they have made sure nobody is listening, will tell you how fantastic a senator Hillary Clinton was'
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on his differences with Hillary Clinton: 'We must put them aside for the good of our country. And we must unite around the candidate who can defeat a dangerous demagogue'
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: 'I'm not here as a member of any party, or to endorse any party platform. I am here for one reason, to explain why I believe it is imperative that we elect Hillary Clinton as the next president'
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, on Donald Trump's suggestions that Russia get Hillary Clinton's emails: 'As someone who was responsible for protecting our nation from cyberattacks, it's inconceivable to me that any presidential candidate would be that irresponsible'
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, speaking at DNC: 'I have worked alongside 9 presidents, Republican and Democrat, all experienced, all believing in the US role in world leadership, and I can tell you this: In this election, the only candidate for president who has the experience, temperament, and judgment to be commander-in-chief is Hillary Clinton'
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (/ˈhɪləridaɪˈænˈrɒdəmˈklɪntən/; born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election. She is the first female candidate to gain that status in a major American political party. She served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, the junior United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, First Lady of the United States during the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, and First Lady of Arkansas during the governorship of Bill Clinton from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992.
Clinton grew up in Chicago and the neighboring suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. She attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1969, and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973. After serving as a congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas, marrying Bill Clinton in 1975. In 1977, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. She was appointed the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978, and, the following year, became the first woman partner at Rose Law Firm. As First Lady of Arkansas (1979–81, 1983–92), she led a task force whose recommendations helped reform Arkansas's public schools, and served on the boards of corporations including Walmart.
As First Lady of the United States, Clinton led the unsuccessful effort to enact the Clinton health plan of 1993. In 1997 and 1999, she helped create programs for children's health insurance, adoption, and foster care. The only first lady to have been subpoenaed, she faced a federal grand jury in 1996 regarding the Whitewater controversy; no charges were ever brought against her related to this or any other controversy. Her marriage endured the Lewinsky scandal of 1998, and overall her role as first lady drew a polarized response from the public.
Clinton was elected in 2000 as the first female senator from New York, the only first lady ever to have sought elective office. Following the September 11 attacks, she voted to approve the war in Afghanistan. She also voted for the Iraq Resolution (which she later regretted), sought to hasten the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, and opposed the Iraq War troop surge of 2007 (which she later commended). She voted against the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, and voted against John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the United States Supreme Court, filibustering the latter. She was re-elected to the Senate in 2006. Running for president in 2008, she won far more delegates than any previous female candidate, but lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama.
As Secretary of State in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013, Clinton responded to the Arab Spring, during which she advocated the U.S. military intervention in Libya. While she accepted responsibility for security lapses relating to the 2012 Benghazi attack, she said she had no direct role in consulate security prior to that attack. Leaving office after Obama's first term, she wrote her fifth book and undertook speaking engagements before announcing her second presidential run in the 2016 election. She won the Democratic primaries and is presumed to run against Donald Trump in the general election.