Confirmations

Hillary Gets the Bill Questions

Though her confirmation is all but certain thanks to bipartisan support, Hillary Clinton is being pressed at her hearing about donations to her husband's foundation from foreign governments. Top Republican Sen. Richard Lugar suggested that the former president should ban foreign contributions to avoid misperceptions and quid pro quos. Regarding her foreign policy views, Clinton said she and President-elect Obama "believe that foreign policy must be based on a marriage of principles and pragmatism, not rigid ideology" and will advocate "smart power."