Here Is All of the New Information to Come Out of Hillary Clinton’s Facebook Q&A

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Emma Roller
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Emma Roller
July 21, 2014, 2:22 p.m.

Hil­lary Clin­ton is swinging through Sil­ic­on Val­ley this week on her Hard Choices book tour. As part of the tour, she stopped at Face­book’s headquar­ters in Menlo Park, Cal­if., and held a Q&A with users on her book’s Face­book page.

Here is all of the new in­form­a­tion to come out of that Q&A:

- Hil­lary Clin­ton agrees with Pres­id­ent Obama’s state­ment Monday that Rus­si­an Pres­id­ent Vladi­mir Putin has “dir­ect re­spons­ib­il­ity” for the down­ing of Malay­sia Air­ways Flight 17.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton sup­ports a cease-fire to end the on­go­ing con­flict in Ga­za.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton “en­joyed” writ­ing her book.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton “sup­por­ted” clos­ing the Guantá­namo Bay nav­al sta­tion, but ac­know­ledges the dif­fi­culties Obama has faced in clos­ing it.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton would the­or­et­ic­ally sup­port a con­sti­tu­tion­al amend­ment to over­turn the Cit­izens United de­cision to “pre­vent the ab­use of our polit­ic­al sys­tem by ex­cess­ive amounts of money.”

- Hil­lary Clin­ton’s fa­vor­ite book is The Broth­ers Kara­mazov.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton is in­spired by Nel­son Man­dela’s “cour­age and ca­pa­city for for­give­ness.”

- Hil­lary Clin­ton is “so ex­cited [she] can­not wait!” to be a grand­moth­er.

- The first book she reads to her grand­child will be Good­night Moon.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton is “com­mit­ted to” wo­men’s rights, gay rights, and re­li­gious free­dom.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton op­poses the Su­preme Court’s re­cent Hobby Lobby rul­ing.

- “From time to time,” Hil­lary Clin­ton lets her three dogs sit on the sofa. She gen­er­ally loves dogs.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton also loves the state of New Hamp­shire.

- Hil­lary Clin­ton looks for­ward to go­ing back to Chica­go.

- If you ask po­litely, Hil­lary Clin­ton will sign your copy of her book.

- It was a “real treat” for Hil­lary Clin­ton to an­swer Face­book users’ ques­tions.

Now you know.

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