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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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League of Women Voters political coverage


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Abortion
    Michael Badnarik: Not an issue for government intrusion.
    Michael Badnarik: No tax funds to pay for abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Joe Heck: Eliminate our debt, spurring economic growth.
    Richard Shelby: Opposes raising the debt limit; opposes $18T debt.
    Ron Crumpton: 9-point plan for government economic investment.
    Bob Niemeyer: Cut the size of government and jobs will follow.
    Albert N. Gore: Save $500B by eliminating subsidies.
    Joe DioGuardi: Absolutely no additional federal funds for economic recovery.
    Kelly Ayotte: Stop professional politicians from bankrupting our country.
    Michael Bennet: Use paid back bank bailout funds to reduce the deficit.
    Robin Carnahan: Ban earmarks; end corporate giveaways; enact pay-as-you go.
    Ron Johnson: Smaller, fiscally responsible government grows free market.
    Roy Blunt: Spending freeze; balanced budget amendment; & line-item veto.
    Inez Tenenbaum: Stick to balanced budgets.
Corporations
    Patrick Leahy: Amend Constitutional to declare corporations are NOT people.
    Patty Judge: Our corporate tax code is broken; MNCs don't pay fair share.
    Ron Crumpton: Trickle-down economics good for business but not for people.
    Kate Brown: Grow Our Own: develop existing Oregon businesses.
    Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
    Albert N. Gore: Close tax loopholes and collect more corporate tax.
    Albert N. Gore: Re-evaluate all subsidies: foreign, public and corporate.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Reform system to reduce special interest pay-to-play.
    Michael Bennet: $300B lending fund for small business; plus $12B tax cut.
    Robin Carnahan: Put middle class ahead of "too big to fail".
    Daryl Northrop: Community-based economics over corporate capitalism.
Crime
    Patty Judge: Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders.
    Michael Badnarik: Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals.
Education
    Patrick Murphy: Quality public education is best way to grow middle class.
    Bob Niemeyer: Charter schools are the answer; throw out Common Core.
    Bud Pierce: Apply Massachusetts Education Reform act to Oregon schools.
    Kate Brown: Seamless public education from cradle to career.
    Barbara Mikulski: Increase student aid; create tuition tax credit.
    Eric Wargotz: Federal role: only ensuring that states perform requirements.
    Jack Orchulli: Give parents a choice in education.
    Jack Orchulli: Hold students, teachers, and parents accountable.
    Daryl Northrop: No intervention of corporations into schools.
    Mel Martinez: Give parents more choice over kidsí schooling.
    Michael Badnarik: Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work.
Energy & Oil
    Brian Schatz: Use every weapon at our disposal to fight climate change.
    Patrick Leahy: Human-caused climate change is accelerating.
    Patty Judge: Global warming is real and we need to take immediate action.
    Ted Strickland: Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change.
    Kevin Stine: End corporate handouts to fossil fuel companies.
    Mark Callahan: Do nothing about global warming; it's a fraudulent invention.
    Ron Wyden: Boost renewable energy and the low-carbon economy.
    Albert N. Gore: Explore solar and wind; petroleum is not renewable.
    Barbara Mikulski: Oppose drilling off coast; decrease reliance on fossil fuels.
    Daniel Freilich: Getting off carbon is red, white, and blue, not just green.
    Eric Wargotz: Invest in wind, solar, clean coal, nuclear, oil & gas.
    Kelly Ayotte: Responsibly tap U.S. reserves of natural gas and oil.
    Michael Bennet: Permanent tax incentives to spur renewable energy growth.
    Paul Hodes: End subsidies to Big Oil; extend biomass tax credit.
    Ron Johnson: The science of global warming is not settled.
    Inez Tenenbaum: Send nuclear waste to Yucca, not to Carolina.
Environment
    Patrick Murphy: Vital to Florida's future that we protect our environment.
    Ted Strickland: Safeguard clean air and water for future generations.
    Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
    Daryl Northrop: We can learn from indigenous people.
    Daryl Northrop: Redesign commerce to avoid pathological consumerism.
Foreign Policy
    Patty Judge: Use our diplomatic power to help create peace and stability.
    Richard Shelby: Immediate moratorium on Syrian refugees.
    Jack Orchulli: Nurture relationships with post-Cold War countries.
    Jack Orchulli: China represents an opportunity for growth.
Free Trade
    Paul Hodes: End tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
    Ron Wyden: If we put up unfair barriers, other countries will do so too.
    Jack Orchulli: Aggressive marketing instead of walls of protectionism.
    Michael Badnarik: WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade.
    Michael Badnarik: Import tariffs make American consumers suffer.
Government Reform
    Richard Shelby: Peer pressure & education to get people to register to vote.
    Ted Strickland: Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections.
    Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
    Kate Brown: Disclose lobbyist info & pay, on public website.
    Mark Kirk: Apply campaign finance reform to corporations.
    Barbara Radnofsky: No-bid contracts encourage waste, fraud, corruption.
    Scott Jameson: Public review period for every bill to minimize pork-barrel.
Gun Control
    Patrick Murphy: No civilian access to military-style assault weapons.
    Ted Strickland: Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole.
    Mel Martinez: I will always protect our Second Amendment Rights.
Health Care
    Patrick Murphy: We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact.
    Ted Strickland: Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs.
    Albert N. Gore: Make illegal workers pay into Medicare and Medicaid.
    Josh Mandel: In order to save Medicare, we must change it.
    Daniel Freilich: National health insurance would improve economy.
    Don Stenberg: Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage.
Homeland Security
    Albert N. Gore: Emphasize nation building over conventional military.
    Alexander Snitker: Repeal Patriot Act; it violates Bill of Rights.
    Barbara Mikulski: Safer, stronger and smarter: provide necessary resources.
    Eric Wargotz: Don't appease terrorists; no civil trials.
    Marco Rubio: No greater risk than radical Islamic terrorists.
    Ron Johnson: I support the Patriot Act & military tribunals.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Revise the Patriot Act regarding libraries.
    Scott Jameson: The Patriot Act should be repealed immediately.
    Inez Tenenbaum: I will do whatever I can to support the war on terror.
    Mel Martinez: Funding the strongest military in the world.
Immigration
    Richard Shelby: I oppose any and all proposals to grant amnesty.
    Ron Crumpton: Ignore the rhetoric; immigrants are good for America.
    Ted Strickland: Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform.
    Albert N. Gore: Illegal workers do jobs Americans will not take.
    Albert N. Gore: Get undocumented workers paying taxes: an untapped resource.
    Barbara Mikulski: Sensible approach to comprehensive immigration reform.
    Charles Schumer: Secure our borders; prohibit hiring illegal aliens.
    Daniel Freilich: Support AgJOBS: stable labor supply by earned legalization.
    Eric Wargotz: Secure our borders; complacency is the greatest threat.
    Jay Townsend: Prohibit amnesty; enhance borders; create guest workers.
    Ron Johnson: I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Current effort targeting illegal immigration is ineffective.
    Scott Jameson: Border protection and immigration are not mutually exclusive.
    James Gray: Feds should reimburse costs of failed immigration policy.
Jobs
    Patrick Leahy: Raise minimum wage & eliminate gender pay gap.
    Patty Judge: Increase the federal minimum wage & all working wages.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: End outsourcing of jobs and see "Made in America" again.
    Roy Blunt: Jobs for Missouri: real, sustainable, private sector jobs.
    Michael Badnarik: Too much regulation causes job loss.
Principles & Values
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Served as Assistant County Manager & criminal prosecutor.
    Joe Heck: Small business owner and emergency-room physician.
    Kevin Stine: The Senate is full of multi-millionaires over the age of 60.
    Ron Wyden: Give voice to those who often feel left out of the debate.
    Albert N. Gore: Methodist minister; Vietnam Colonel; Green Beret chaplain.
    Russell Feingold: E4 Initiative: economy, employment, energy and education.
    Barbara Radnofsky: Experienced as mother, teacher, lawyer, and mediator.
    Scott Jameson: Open and honest approach always.
    Daryl Northrop: Supports the Green Partyís Ten Key Values.
Social Security
    Patty Judge: Adjust benefits for caregivers who take time off work.
    Albert N. Gore: Tax illegal immigrants to fund Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
    Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
    Alexander Snitker: Repeal the 16th Amendment; add Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Marco Rubio: Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent.
    Jack Orchulli: Donít use taxes to punish risk.
    Jack Orchulli: End estate tax and marriage penalty.
Technology
    Brian Schatz: Address transportation and coastal infrastructure priorities.
    Marco Rubio: Invest in R&D and space exploration.
War & Peace
    Patty Judge: Deploy military only after diplomacy, dialogue, & sanctions.
    Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Timetable for drawing down troops from Afghanistan.
    James Gray: Internationalize the mission in Iraq.


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