2016 Elections

Hillary Clinton's First White House Record

She inspired loyalty, fear and respect. An excerpt from "Inside the Clinton White House."

On the campaign bus in September 1996.

Photographer: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Although First Ladies have been given important responsibilities in their husbands' presidencies, none has taken such an active part in policymaking as Hillary Rodham Clinton did. Here are excerpts from interviews my colleagues and I conducted with Clinton administration officials and others who discussed her personality and her role. 

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