What would Hillary Clinton do should she win the White House? She said when she announced her candidacy that "Everyday Americans need a champion," and told voters she wanted to be that champion. That is largely borne out in her platform, which has placed a high emphasis on college affordability, income inequality, green energy, criminal justice reform, gun policy and the economic concerns of the middle class.
On foreign policy, she supports President Obama's initiatives and philosophy, and as has been pointed out during the campaign, played a sizable role in its implementation as his first secretary of state. She backs the nuclear deal with Iran and the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba, for example. That said, she differs from him in some respects, too, on the question of whether the U.S. should arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic extremists and the Assad government.
With that in mind, read on, to see where Hillary Clinton stands on some of the major issues of the campaign.
- Health care
- Foreign policy
- Defense spending
- Gun control
This series was written and produced by Reena Flores, Rebecca Shabad, Emily Schultheis, Julia Boccagno, Christina Capatides, Jennifer Earl, and Shayna Freisleben, with contributions from Hannah Fraser-Chanpong.