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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Legislative voting records for Alabama House and Senate


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    from AL legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • ACLU (2)
  • Arnold Mooney (15) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Barry Moore (10) Republican U.S. Rep Alabama-2
  • Bill Hightower (8) Republican U.S. Rep Alabama-1
  • John Merrill (1) Republican Senate Challenger Alabama
  • John Rogers (16) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Kay Ivey (9) Alabama Republican Alabama Governor
  • Malika Sanders-Fortier (3) Alabama Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Nikema Williams (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Georgia-5
  • Robert Bentley (9) Alabama Republican Governor
  • Vivian Davis Figures (16) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008); State Senator Alabama
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Alabama state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • AL-D Malika Sanders-Fortier, 2022 candidate for governor
    Member of the Alabama Senate, 23rd district, since 2018

  • AL-R - Bill Hightower - 2020 nominee for U.S. House AL-1 district
    Member of the Alabama Senate, 35th district, 20132018

  • AL-R - Barry Moore - 2020 nominee for U.S. House AL-2 district
    Member of the Alabama House, 91st district, 2011-2018

  • AL-R: Arnold Mooney - Candidate for U.S. Senate 2020
    Member of the Alabama House of Representatives, 43rd district, since 2014

  • AL-D: John Rogers - Candidate for U.S. Senate 2020
    Member of the Alabama House of Representatives, 52nd district, since 1982

  • AL-R Kay Ivey - Governor since 2017
    Lt. Gov. under Robert Bentley until his resignation on April 10, 2017

  • AL-R Robert Bentley - Governor 2011-2017
    Member of the Alabama House of Representatives from the 63rd district In office 20022010

  • AL-D Vivian Davis Figures - 2008 nominee for U.S. Senate
    Member of the Alabama Senate from the 33rd district since 1997
    Mobile City Council 1993-1996

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Arnold Mooney: Supported restrictions on abortion in legislature.
    Arnold Mooney: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Arnold Mooney: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Barry Moore: Increase restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Barry Moore: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Barry Moore: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Bill Hightower: Increase restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Bill Hightower: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    John Merrill: Fought for legislation protecting the unborn.
    John Rogers: To abortion foes: You kill them now or you kill them later.
    John Rogers: Encourage identifying father before allowing abortion.
    John Rogers: No additional laws restricting use of fetal tissue.
    Kay Ivey: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Nikema Williams: Abortion clinic restrictions don't increase health or safety.
    Robert Bentley: Increase restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Robert Bentley: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No additional restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No religious exemption for health care providers.
Budget & Economy
    John Rogers: Would legalize sports betting, including online.
Civil Rights
    Arnold Mooney: Don't replace marriage licenses with affidavits.
    John Rogers: Don't replace marriage licenses with affidavits.
    Kay Ivey: Replace marriage licenses with affidavits.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: Replace marriage licenses with affidavits.
    Robert Bentley: Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to hate crime criteria.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted YES on apology for wrongs of Alabama slavery.
Corporations
    Bill Hightower: End "government goodies" to attract out-of-state business.
Crime
    ACLU: Require unanimous jury for the death penalty.
    ACLU: Chemical castration for sex offenders is unconstitutional.
    Arnold Mooney: No separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    Arnold Mooney: Chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    John Rogers: No separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    John Rogers: No chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    Kay Ivey: One death verdict instead of separate sentencing trial.
    Kay Ivey: Chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: Chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Keep separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
Drugs
    Arnold Mooney: Don't study legalizing medical marijuana.
    Arnold Mooney: Prohibit sale of fake urine to defeat drug tests.
    John Rogers: Establish commission to study legalizing medical marijuana.
    Kay Ivey: Establish commission to study legalizing medical marijuana.
    Kay Ivey: Prohibit sale of fake urine to defeat drug tests.
    Malika Sanders-Fortier: Prohibit sale of fake urine to defeat drug tests.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Establish commission to study legalizing medical marijuana.
Education
    Arnold Mooney: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    Barry Moore: Allow tax credits for parents for private schools.
    Barry Moore: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    Bill Hightower: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    John Rogers: No tax credits for parents for private schools.
    John Rogers: Undecided about religious expression by students in school.
    Robert Bentley: Allow tax credits for parents for private schools.
    Robert Bentley: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No tax credits for parents for private schools.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Undecided about religious expression by students in school.
Families & Children
    Arnold Mooney: Voted YES on churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Arnold Mooney: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    Barry Moore: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    Bill Hightower: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    John Rogers: Skipped vote: churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Kay Ivey: Churches may decline foster kids to same-sex couples.
    Kay Ivey: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted NO on churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Adoption/foster care agencies must accept LGBTQ parents.
Government Reform
    John Rogers: Voted YES to prohibit money transfers between PACs.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted YES to prohibit money transfers between PACs.
Gun Control
    Barry Moore: Assume gun restrictions are unconstitutional, even treaties.
    Bill Hightower: Assume gun restrictions are unconstitutional, even treaties.
    John Rogers: Gun restrictions in international treaties apply to Alabama.
    Robert Bentley: Assume gun restrictions are unconstitutional, even treaties.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Gun restrictions in international treaties apply to Alabama.
Homeland Security
    Arnold Mooney: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Arnold Mooney: Sponsored tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
    Barry Moore: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Barry Moore: Sponsored tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
    John Rogers: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    John Rogers: Tax credit for hiring veterans, even if not unemployed.
    Kay Ivey: Tax credit for hiring veterans, even if not unemployed.
    Robert Bentley: Veteran educational benefits after 1 month instead of 1 year.
    Robert Bentley: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Tax credit for hiring veterans, even if not unemployed.
Jobs
    Arnold Mooney: Forbid contracts that require union membership.
    Arnold Mooney: Let voters decide "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    Barry Moore: Let voters decide "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    Bill Hightower: Abstained on "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    John Rogers: Opposes constitutional amendment on "right to work".
    Robert Bentley: Let voters decide "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Opposes constitutional amendment on "right to work".
Tax Reform
    Bill Hightower: Supports a flat tax for Alabama.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Alabama House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • HB8: Alabama Policy Institute, "Statewide Amendment 3: The Right to Bear Arms as a Fundamental Right," downloaded Oct. 2020
  • Alabama House Bill 336: iGamingBusiness.com, "New Alabama bill targets legal sports betting," 2 March 2020
  • HB379: The Birmingham News, "Fake urine for drug tests would be a crime under this Alabama bill," by Mike Cason, Feb. 12, 2020
  • Birmingham News on HB 379, on chemical castration, 6/10/2019
  • Birmingham News on SB 236, on medical marijuana, (Rogers & Mooney), 5/31/2019
  • SB69: Montgomery Advertiser, "Alabama Legislature approves bill ending marriage licenses," by Brian Lyman, 5/23/19
  • Birmingham News, "Rogers on his mistake and how Doug Jones 'hollered'," by Roy S. Johnson, May 06, 2019
  • Alabama Today, "Alabama Legislature 2018: What passed and what failed," by Elizabeth Patton, March 30, 2018
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC), "Alabama's Anti-LGBTQ H.B. 24 Signed Into Law," by Nick Morrow, May 3, 2017
  • Alabama HB 24, on foster kids to LGBT couples, 4/27/2017
  • HB95: ACLU, "Alabama Health Care Rights of Conscience Act," Apr/20/2017
  • Alabama SB 16, on ACLU vs. death penalty, 4/4/2017
  • On AL-HB2: Washington Examiner, "Alabama approves right-to-work measure," by Sean Higgins, November 09, 2016
  • Birmingham News, "Sen. Bill Hightower wants a flat tax for Alabama. Should you?", by Cameron Smith, 5/10/2015, updated on 3/6/2019
  • On HB45: Snopes.com, "Does This Video Prove Planned Parenthood Sells Fetal Tissue Illegally?," by Dan Evon, Published 14 July 2015
  • On AL-HB2: Birmingham News, "It's now a crime in Alabama to lie about military honors and cash in," by Brian Lawson, Jul 01, 2015
  • HB1: The Birmingham News, "Alabama House passes bill protecting students' religious freedoms," by Erin Edgemon, Mar 11, 2015
  • HB57: CNN.com, "Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs law raising requirements for abortion clinics," by Michael Martinez and Greg Botelho, April 9, 2013
  • HB84: NPR, "Alabama's Governor Signs Education Bill Allowing School Choice," by Bill Chappell, March 14, 2013
  • Alabama Bill HB400, on veteran educational benefits, (Robert Bentley), 1/21/2010
  • Alabama HB829, on hate crime, (Robert Bentley), 5/6/2008
  • Alabama HB 73, on money transfers between PACs, (John Rogers), 2/26/2008

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