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Clintonism
Clintonism
is the political and economic policies of Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as the era of his presidency in the United States. The Democratic Leadership Council, a pro-Democratic Party establishment, argues that Clintonism
Clintonism
"stands for economic growth and opportunity; for fiscal responsibility; for work, not welfare; for preventing crime and punishing criminals; and for non-bureaucratic, empowering government" and further says that these policies are key to the successes in the beginning of the 21st century.[1] On the other hand, some critics of Clinton associate Clintonism
Clintonism
with "coddling big money (except guns and tobacco), financial scandals, winning at any cost, flip-flopping and prevaricating".[2]

Contents

1 Characteristics 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Characteristics[edit] Clintonism
Clintonism
refers to the political faction of the United States Democratic Party centered on former President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
and his wife, former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, both in their times in office and subsequently. This faction is also thought to include journalist Sidney Blumenthal, Democratic National Committee
Democratic National Committee
Chairman Steven Grossman, New Mexico
New Mexico
Governor Bill Richardson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, Treasury Department Secretary Robert Rubin
Robert Rubin
and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. While the primary qualification is being aligned with or part of the web of political and donor connections associated with the Clintons, the ideology of the faction can be said in broad outline to favor certain policies:

Free trade: Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
supported and worked to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement and create the World Trade Organization. Free trade
Free trade
was an essential component of his economic policy. Balanced budget: Clintonism
Clintonism
is associated with restraining the growth of federal spending in order to allow lower interest rates and freer monetary policy. Greater willingness to use and fund the military and show up a willingness to compromise on social issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Reform or reduction of some government programs, exemplified by the ending of Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
as part of welfare reform. Internationalism, particularly the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The ideology is sometimes thought of as part of the Third Way, a brand of politics that is said to include (at the time or since) Prime Minister Tony Blair's New Labour in the United Kingdom, the Liberal Party in Canada
Canada
and the Social Democratic Party in Germany
Germany
under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. See also[edit]

Hillaryland Political positions of Hillary Clinton Third Way

References[edit]

^ " Clintonism
Clintonism
Lives", Blueprint, January 18, 2002. ^ "Democrats Suffer From a Bad Case of Clintonism", Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2000.

External links[edit]

The New York Times cover story on Clintonism

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Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States
United States
(1993–2001) 40th and 42nd Governor of Arkansas (1979–1981, 1983–1992)

Presidency

1st inauguration 2nd inauguration Economic policy AmeriCorps Health care plan North American Free Trade Agreement Balanced Budget Foreign policy International trips Clinton Doctrine Dayton Agreement Oslo I Accord Israel–Jordan peace treaty Operation Infinite Reach Bombing of Yugoslavia One America Initiative Nannygate Clinton–Lewinsky scandal Lincoln Bedroom for contributors controversy Starr Report Impeachment hearing White House Millennium Council Pardons

list

State of the Union
State of the Union
addresses

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Cabinet Federal judicial appointments

Supreme Court controversies

Life and legacy

Childhood home Presidential Library Post-presidency Clinton Foundation Clinton School of Public Service Clinton Boulevard Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Chairman, National Constitution Center Honors and awards Public image Troopergate Sexual misconduct allegations Whitewater controversy

Books

Between Hope and History (1996) My Life (2004) Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World (2007) Back to Work
Back to Work
(2011) The President Is Missing (2018)

Popular culture

The War Room
The War Room
(1993 documentary) Primary Colors (1998 film) The Final Days (2000 short film) Clinton (2012 film) Saturday Night Live parodies of Bill Clinton

Elections

United States
United States
House of Representatives elections, 1974 Arkansas gubernatorial election, 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1990 Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
presidential campaign, 1992 Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1992 1996 Democratic National Convention 1992 1996 United States
United States
presidential election, 1992

theme song

1996

Family

Hillary Rodham Clinton (wife) Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton
(daughter) William Jefferson Blythe Jr.
William Jefferson Blythe Jr.
(father) Virginia Clinton Kelley
Virginia Clinton Kelley
(mother) Roger Clinton Sr.
Roger Clinton Sr.
(first stepfather) Jeff Dwire
Jeff Dwire
(second stepfather) Roger Clinton Jr.
Roger Clinton Jr.
(half-brother) Socks (cat) Buddy (dog) Whitehaven (house)

← George H. W. Bush George W. Bush
George W. Bush

Bill Clinton Category

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Hillary Clinton

67th United States
United States
Secretary of State (2009–2013) U.S. Senator from New York (2001–2009) First Lady of the United States
United States
(1993–2001)

Secretary of State

Tenure as Secretary Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Foreign policy of the Obama administration Hillary Doctrine Email controversy UN Security Council Resolution 1888

UN Special
Special
Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

U.S. Senator

Senate career Family Entertainment Protection Act Flag Protection Act of 2005

First Lady

1993 health care reform Hillaryland Travel office controversy FBI files controversy "Vast right-wing conspiracy" Vital Voices Save America's Treasures State Children's Health Insurance Program Adoption and Safe Families Act Foster Care Independence Act White House Millennium Council

National Millennium Trail

Arkansas

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Rose Law Firm Legal Services Corporation Whitewater controversy Cattle futures controversy

Philanthropic

Clinton Foundation

State Department controversy

Onward Together

Speeches and policies

Political positions "Women's Rights Are Human Rights" (1995) "Basket of deplorables" (2016)

Writings

Bibliography Senior thesis (1969) It Takes a Village (1996) Dear Socks, Dear Buddy
Dear Socks, Dear Buddy
(1998) An Invitation to the White House
An Invitation to the White House
(2000) Living History (2003) Hard Choices
Hard Choices
(2014) Stronger Together (2016) What Happened (2017)

Electoral history

New York senatorial election, 2000 2006 Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008

campaign endorsements debates convention

United States
United States
presidential election, 2016

campaign endorsements

political non-political

Democratic primaries

debates convention

General election debates Hillary Victory Fund

Legacy

Awards and honors Books about Cultural and political image Saturday Night Live parodies

Family

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
(husband presidency) Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton
(daughter) Hugh E. Rodham (father) Dorothy Howell Rodham
Dorothy Howell Rodham
(mother) Hugh Rodham (brother) Tony Rodham (brother) Socks (cat) Buddy (dog) Whitehaven (

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