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Hillary Clinton Turns to Twitter to Test the Waters

Over the past few days, the former secretary of state has taken to the social network to fire off attacks at Republicans.
ormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during a ceremony to induct her into the Irish America Hall of Fame on March 16, 2015 in New York City.

ormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during a ceremony to induct her into the Irish America Hall of Fame on March 16, 2015 in New York City.

Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton is testing the waters on Twitter, increasingly turning to the social networking site to inject herself into the daily political conversation as she prepares to launch her all-but-certain presidential campaign in the coming weeks.

It’s an easy way to distract—at least briefly—from the lingering questions about her reliance on a personal e-mail account during her time as secretary of state, and to test out her message with supporters, opponents and the media.