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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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Abortion
    Bill Clinton: 1993: Rescind Mexico City Policy: fund abortion abroad.
    Donald Trump: Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad.
    Ronald Reagan: 1984 Mexico City Policy: no abortion funding abroad.
    Lou Correa: Rated 71% by Planned Parenthood; moderately pro-choice.
Civil Rights
    James Mattis: Opposed women serving in infantry; but will allow it.
    James Mattis: Not about who soldiers go to bed with, but how they'll fight.
Corporations
    Wilbur Ross: CEO of International Coal Group, plus Steel & Textiles.
    Linda McMahon: SBA should respond quickly in emergencies.
Crime
    Kamala Harris: Personally opposed to death penalty; as DA, never pursued it.
Drugs
    Colin Van Ostern: Legalize medical marijuana for chronic pain.
Education
    Betsy DeVos: Nothing is free; someone has to pay for "free tuition".
    Betsy DeVos: Federally-funded vouchers for public or private schools.
    Colin Van Ostern: Universal full-day kindergarten; more PACE; more local aid.
    Phil Scott: Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation.
Energy & Oil
    Ryan Zinke: Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?
    Chris Sununu: Increase availability of baseload power; reduce energy rates.
    Ron DeSantis: No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study.
Environment
    Ryan Zinke: Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states.
    Ryan Zinke: Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police.
    Ben Carson: Deregulation includes land use & federal housing policy.
    Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
Families & Children
    Mick Mulvaney: $15,000 in unpaid nanny taxes from triplets in 2000.
    Gary Johnson: No to mandatory vaccines; let parents decide.
Foreign Policy
    James Mattis: Putin is trying to break the North Atlantic alliance.
Free Trade
    Wilbur Ross: Criticized multinational trade deals: there is no free lunch.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Yes to Ex-im bank; no to fast-track.
    David Jolly: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Ron DeSantis: No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    Tammy Duckworth: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Ron Johnson: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Tim Scott: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Patrick Murphy: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Government Reform
    John Chiang: Dock pay of legislators unless they balance budget.
    Ryan Zinke: Work with states and rebuild national parks.
    Mike Pompeo: Russian hacking impact 2016 election & not the first time.
Gun Control
    Betsy DeVos: Let local schools decide about guns in school.
    Donald Trump: End gun-free zones in schools & military bases.
Health Care
    Tom Price: Give every American access to affordable health coverage.
    Tom Price: No right to Medicaid under state block grants.
    Ben Carson: There's a strong connection between health and housing.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Questioned ObamaCare on constitutionality & carve-outs.
Homeland Security
    Mick Mulvaney: Raise the top line defense number.
    James Mattis: Bring business reforms to the Department of Defense.
    Anthony Brown: Fund Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects.
    Patrick Murphy: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Alan Grayson: Opposed $607 billion national defense bill.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Joe Heck: Supported $607 billion national defense bill.
Immigration
    Alan Grayson: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
    Donald Trump: 10-point plan: wall; zero tolerance; biometrics; E-Verify.
    Alan Grayson: Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is.
    Joe Heck: Stronger screening process for refugees from Iraq and Syria.
    Maggie Hassan: Ensure robust screening before we admit refugees from Syria.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
Principles & Values
    Henry McMaster: 1986 Senate run; 2002 elected AG; 2010 Gubernatorial run.
Technology
    Mike Pompeo: Re-establish collection of all metadata; make it searchable.
War & Peace
    James Mattis: Iran is single most enduring threat to stability and peace.
    Mike Pompeo: I opposed Iran deal; I'll gather clear-eyed info about it.
    David Jolly: Cancel Obama's Iran agreement and keep sanctions.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Carson: Housing integration is ok, but why must residents solve it?
    Ben Carson: Ideal is every person in a home; but we don't have the funds.


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