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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Media coverage of political races in The New York Times

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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Brett Kavanaugh: Disallow 17-year-old illegal immigrant to seek abortion.
    Johnny Isakson: Returned from surgery to defund Planned Parenthood.
    Lisa Murkowski: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Mike Pence: Tie-breaker vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
    Susan Collins: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Scott Walker: Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions.
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
    Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
    John Kasich: Require women seeking an abortion listen to fetal heartbeat.
    Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on abortion.
    Gary Herbert: Don't criminalize woman seeking illegal forms of abortion.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Financially supported by Emily's List.
    Michael Steele: Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality.
    KT McFarland: Supports abortion rights.
    Dick Armey: Block research funding for embryonic stem cells.
    J.C. Watts: Block research funding for embryonic stem cells.
    Tom DeLay: Block research funding for embryonic stem cells.
    Bret Schundler: Condemns abortion.
    Ralph Nader: Threats to overturn Roe are “scare tactics”.
    Al Gore: Would support RU-486, if proven safe.
    Joseph Lieberman: Supports abortion rights within his faith, not despite it.
    Joseph Lieberman: Supported parental notification for minors; but pro-choice.
    Rick Lazio: No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad.
    Al Gore: Personal struggle on abortion reflected in evolving view.
    Al Gore: Voted against federal funding for abortions in Congress.
    John McCain: Abortion OK if raped; and no testing for rape.
    Hillary Clinton: Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose.
    Gary Bauer: No compromise on Litmus Test for Supreme Court.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It’s a woman’s body and a woman’s choice.
    Bill Weld: Establish state pro-choice laws in case Roe gets overturned.
Budget & Economy
    Jeff Apodaca: State reserves can prime pump for new jobs.
    Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
    Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
    Angus King: Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic.
    Jill Stein: Top 1% are rolling in dough; the rest are in crisis.
    Tracy Potter: $700B stimulus spending ok; something needed to be done.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Praised Bush $700B bailout; opposed Obama's $787B.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: No, Alaska doesn't deny federal stimulus help.
    Claire McCaskill: Take on sacred cows that gave us $8 trillion debt.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: NJ has a net loss of $31B to Washington from federal taxes.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit.
    Al Gore: Bush’s policies made $4 trillion in surpluses disappear.
    Jeff Sessions: Tighten bankruptcy rules; it costs society & is immoral.
    Paul Wellstone: Bankruptcy is safety net; reform only helps big banks.
    George W. Bush: Cut national debt by $2T in 10 years; leave $1.2T in debt.
    Gray Davis: Buy wholesale electricity; build plants; conserve now.
    Spencer Abraham: No price caps on electricity; focus on reducing demand.
    Gray Davis: Electricity deregulation a colossal and dangerous failure.
    Joseph Lieberman: Democratic administration balanced budget and created growth.
    Al Gore: Make hard choices to keep prosperity rolling.
    George W. Bush: Don’t let Gore bring back big government; 200 new programs.
    Pat Buchanan: Break up OPEC instead of Microsoft.
    Al Gore: Helping middle-class is goal of economic plan.
    Al Gore: Economic plan is blueprint for American prosperity.
    Al Gore: Safeguard prosperity to reduce poverty.
    Al Gore: Enable more families to save, own homes, and pay less tax.
    Joseph Lieberman: New economy will thrive on investment and trained workers.
    George W. Bush: Gore: Feds spend surplus; Bush: taxpayers spend it.
    Al Gore: Gore attack on Texas economy strikes nerve in Bush campaign.
    Rick Lazio: Supported GOP budgets for “smaller decentralized govt”.
    Rick Lazio: Supported balanced budget amendment.
    Al Gore: Spend $164B surplus on Medicare, tax cuts, & debt.
    George W. Bush: Spend $586B surplus on tax cuts, health, & defense.
    Bill Bradley: Early supporter of simplifying taxes, cutting deficit & debt.
    Steve Forbes: Conservative economics: flat tax, less govt, Greenspan out.
Civil Rights
    Anthony Kennedy: No longer deny gays the profound liberty of marriage.
    Anthony Kennedy: Living Constitution: apply 14th amendment to gay marriage.
    Antonin Scalia: Showy profundities on gay marriage are profoundly incoherent.
    Antonin Scalia: Everyone in history, until 15 years ago, understood marriage.
    Elena Kagan: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    John Roberts: Constitution says nothing about marriage OR gay marriage.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    Stephen Breyer: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    Rick Perry: Would attend same-sex marriage of a family member.
    Bobby Jindal: Institution of marriage existed long before our laws existed.
    Rick Santorum: I would never attend a same-sex wedding.
    Ted Cruz: Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
    Scott Walker: 2013: same-sex marriage issue over; 2015: issue not settled.
    Jeb Bush: Respect civil unions & same-sex lifetime commitments.
    Jeb Bush: 1994: LGBT protections are tantamount to elevating sodomy.
    Rand Paul: Don't register guns federally, nor marriages.
    Jeb Bush: Don't-ask-don't-tell ok if it doesn't affect policy.
    Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
    Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
    Charlie Crist: I support marriage equality in Florida.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Jerry Sanders: Supports gay marriage as a Constitutional right.
    Rand Paul: Illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector.
    Charlie Crist: Lifetime member of NAACP.
    Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Supports gay marriage.
    Sarah Palin: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional.
    Mike Pence: Voted against expansion of hate-crime protection.
    Kathy Castor: Banning Gay Pride Month promotes discrimination.
    Charles Schumer: Supports civil unions but not gay marriage.
    Howard Mills: Supports equal rights minus the use of marriage for gays.
    Marilyn O`Grady: Supports a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
    Wesley Clark: Constitutional amendment against flag desecration.
    Wesley Clark: Constitutional Amendment against flag desecration.
    Rudy Giuliani: Anti-Catholic art is disgusting; appoints decency council.
    Elaine Chao: Affirmative Action discounts equal opportunity and merit.
    Al Gore: Civil rights & Supreme Court are at stake in this election.
    Al Gore: Supports Vermont’s Civil Union law.
    Pat Buchanan: Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”.
    Pat Buchanan: Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion.
    Joseph Lieberman: Affirmative action divides us.
    Al Gore: Gore emphasizes long-term commitment to NAACP.
    George W. Bush: Bush courageously speaks to NAACP, yet offers few specifics.
    Al Gore: Latino values are America’s best values.
    Rick Lazio: Racial preferences OK in college admissions.
    Rick Lazio: Ban gays in the military.
    George W. Bush: Repudiates anti-Catholicism despite Bob Jones University.
    John McCain: Leave Confederate flag decision to people of SC.
    Bill Bradley: Civil Rights Act & hate crime laws cover gays.
    Rudy Giuliani: Dismantled affirmative action program for NYC contracts.
    Ronald Reagan: Gay teachers should not advocate their lifestyle to students.
    Dan Malloy: Invest state funds in businesses that preserve in-state jobs.
    Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
    Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
    Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
    Jill Stein: Romney & Obama are both pro-1% big corporation.
    Ralph Nader: Help for ordinary people should replace corporate welfare.
    Dick Cheney: Defends Halliburton’s success and retirement package.
    Ralph Nader: Corporate sponsorship turns debates into beer commercials.
    Don Blankenship: Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office.
    Jeb Bush: 1994: build more prisons; serve longer sentences.
    Jeb Bush: 1990s: punishment over therapy; 2010s: that hardens people.
    Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
    Merrick Garland: Prosecuted terrorism as Justice Department official.
    Merrick Garland: Oversaw death penalty prosecution for Oklahoma City bombers.
    Charlie Crist: Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs.
    Michael Steele: Personally opposed to the death penalty.
    John Roberts: Ok to prosecute for eating french fries on city trains.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Questions whether death penalty is fairly administered.
    George W. Bush: Death penalty decisions are profound, but made in 15 minutes.
    George W. Bush: Ignored Byrd hate crime bill despite plea by Byrd’s family.
    George W. Bush: Miranda should be waived in some situations.
    George W. Bush: 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”.
    Rick Lazio: Limit death-row legal challenges.
    Rick Lazio: Tort Reform: Limit product liability damages.
    Al Gore: Third Way: Tough on crime prevention & tough on crime itself.
    Al Gore: Constitutional amendment for victim’s rights.
    Al Gore: Gore: Bush fosters recidivism; need more rehabilitation.
    George W. Bush: Push for prisons & sentencing reduced Texas crime rates.
    Hillary Clinton: Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases.
    Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani backs police in Bronx killing.
    George W. Bush: Bush is confident that none of 112 executed were innocent.
    George W. Bush: Death penalty clemency for bad process, not for repentance.
    George W. Bush: Bush’s Texas is a bad place to be “young and irresponsible”.
    Donald Trump: Brother died of alcoholism; so Donald never touched alcohol.
    Amy Klobuchar: More resources to fight the meth epidemic.
    Al Sharpton: Never smoked marijuana, because he grew up in the church.
    Dennis Kucinich: Hasn’t smoked marijuana, but would decriminalize it.
    Howard Dean: Smoked marijuana in the past, as did other Dems.
    John Edwards: Admits having smoked marijuana.
    John Kerry: Admits having smoked marijuana.
    Joseph Lieberman: Apologizes for never having smoked marijuana.
    George W. Bush: Quit drinking when alcohol started to compete with family.
    Ralph Nader: Legalize marijuana, and treat addiction as a health problem.
    Al Gore: Mandatory weekly drug testing for state prisoners & parolees.
    Al Gore: Drug treatment programs for every addict who wants one.
    Al Gore: Pot use in 60s was like moonshine in 20s.
    Elizabeth Dole: Double the Mexican border patrol to keep drugs out.
    Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
    George W. Bush: Full background checks on drug use for all appointees.
    Brett Kavanaugh: The wall between religious schools and states must come down.
    Jeb Bush: 1994: cut Department of Education from 2,000 to 50 staff.
    Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
    Jeb Bush: I won't run from Common Core, even if GOP does.
    Michele Bachmann: Charter school ran afoul due to Christian teaching.
    Sarah Palin: Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools.
    Mitt Romney: God created universe, but evolution created human body.
    Margaret Spellings: Creationism should be taught along with Evolution.
    Bret Schundler: Allow parental choice; weaken teacher tenure.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Require public schools to display “In God We Trust” motto.
    Rudy Giuliani: Open schools on weekends for remedial catch-up.
    Al Gore: Bush’s vouchers are “educational roulette”.
    George W. Bush: Improve education with local control, accountability.
    Dick Cheney: Money from failed schools can be used as parents decide best.
    Al Gore: $170B on education over next 10 years.
    Al Gore: Voluntary school prayer is ok, if teachers aren’t involved.
    Rick Lazio: $97 Billion Education Plan.
    Joseph Lieberman: Non-sectarian moment of silence OK in public schools.
    Dick Cheney: Teach reading, writing, and values.
    George W. Bush: Education is most important campaign issue.
    George W. Bush: $310M for “impact aid” schools near military bases.
    George W. Bush: $900M to improve Indian schools.
    Joseph Lieberman: Choice won’t “ruin” schools; they’re already in ruins.
    George W. Bush: $400M more for after-school programs, via block grants.
    Robert Reich: New economy skills not measured by standardized tests.
    Robert Reich: Standardized tests are too one-size-fits-all for many kids.
    Rick Lazio: Vouchers for private school tuition.
    Hillary Clinton: Opposes merit pay for individual teachers.
    Hillary Clinton: Supports merit pay for entire schools.
    Hillary Clinton: City schools are overcrowded and falling apart.
    Hillary Clinton: Scholarships for teachers who go to urban schools.
    Hillary Clinton: Increase resources to meet increased standards.
    Hillary Clinton: Fight with Gore for public schools; no voucher “gimmicks”.
    Al Gore: Use budget surplus for teacher bonuses & more pre-school.
    Bill Bradley: Use budget surplus for more teachers & more Head Start.
    George W. Bush: Link block grants & vouchers to student testing.
    George W. Bush: If schools fail for 3 years, funding becomes “portable”.
    John McCain: Unrestricted block grants--let states decide spending.
    John McCain: Let states decide if they link vouchers to student testing.
    Al Gore: Education plan: $115B over 10 years.
    Bill Bradley: Education plan: $90B over 10 years.
    Bill Bradley: Vouchers are not the solution to schools’ problems.
    George W. Bush: Praise and reward successful schools; shame failures.
Energy & Oil
    Jeff Apodaca: Old and new energy industries must adapt.
    Donald Trump: Revive the coal industry; end efforts to curb carbon.
    Rick Perry: Defend Keystone XL and other oil & gas exploration.
    Terry McAuliffe: 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned.
    John Hoeven: Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country.
    Tracy Potter: People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch.
    Charlie Crist: Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Gas pipeline deal was not open & competitive.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Yes, Obama climate law costs consumers $145/year.
    Steven Chu: Institute a cap-and-trade system.
    Sarah Palin: Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline.
    Richard Tarrant: Study & implement hydrogen cars & eco-friendly products.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Wean America off of fossil fuels altogether.
    George W. Bush: Natural gas is hemispheric; find it in our own neighborhood.
    Ralph Nader: Kyoto treaty is so watered down there’s nothing to fight for.
    George W. Bush: OPEC will increase oil supply out of respect for Bush.
    Rick Lazio: Support EPA and CWA; but allow drilling in ANWR.
    Rudy Giuliani: Open Strategic Petroleum Reserve to battle high oil prices.
    George W. Bush: Opposes Kyoto treaty, ESA, & other intrusive regulations.
    Mike Parson: Right to farm & ranch, despite environmental critics.
    Jeb Bush: 1990s: Compensate landowners; 2010s: state-run conservation.
    Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Praised $500M for Valdez victims; but wanted $2B.
    Charles Schumer: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
    Frank Pallone: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
    Sarah Palin: Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination.
    Dale Groutage: Allow hunting on public lands, but not drilling.
    James Webb: More funding to reduce traffic congestion.
    Ned Lamont: Vigilance in protecting Clean Water Act.
    Richard Tarrant: Promote environmentally friendly business practices.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports the Polluter Pays Principle.
    Bret Schundler: Protect green spaces.
    Jeb Bush: Drilling in Gulf of Mexico hurts Florida tourism industry.
    Al Gore: Will protect Chicago from being as polluted as Houston.
    Joseph Lieberman: Religion is the foundation of environmentalism.
    George W. Bush: $4.9B to repair “crumbling” national parks.
    Al Gore: Kinship with Rachel Carson on environment.
    John McCain: Repeal ban on new roads in wilderness due to bad process.
    John McCain: Use park visitor fees for park development bonds.
    George W. Bush: Pushed voluntary compliance in Texas instead of mandates.
    George W. Bush: Cooperate with industry, instead of lawsuits & regulations.
    George W. Bush: Houston leads US in smog, but Texas is getting cleaner.
    Al Gore: $10 billion for mass transit and open spaces.
Families & Children
    Jeb Bush: Shame fathers who walk away from paternal obligations.
    Michele Bachmann: Raised 23 foster kids, with her own kids,as "treatment home".
    Sarah Palin: Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby.
    Al Gore: Faith and family are America’s biggest strengths.
    George W. Bush: Paying taxes hurts family time for middle class.
    Joseph Lieberman: Parents are losing children to culture’s violence.
    Al Gore: Hold entertainment industry accountable.
    Al Gore: Focus on “working families” via tax cuts & education.
    Joseph Lieberman: With Bill Bennett, “Silver Sewer Awards” for immoral videos.
    George W. Bush: $75M to support veterans to mentor youth.
    Rick Lazio: Require companies to allow unpaid family leave.
    Al Gore: Use family courts to resolve Elian case.
    George W. Bush: Troubled by use of force in Elian case.
    Hillary Clinton: Leave politics out of Elian decision.
    George W. Bush: Decide Elian’s case in Florida courts, not federal.
    George W. Bush: V-chip OK, but cultural changes are better.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: I said it was obsolete, but NATO is no longer obsolete.
    Donald Trump: NATO: apply new solutions to face new circumstances.
    Donald Trump: Other countries should follow UK in leaving EU.
    Donald Trump: NATO is obsolete; it doesn't fight terrorism.
    James Mattis: NATO alliance is essential for America's security.
    James Mattis: Supports NATO alliance principle of collective defense.
    Mike Pompeo: Investigate Russian interference with U.S. election.
    Donald Trump: Supports construction of Israeli settlements in West Bank.
    Bill Weld: Priority is not "no fly zone" but to stop killing in Aleppo.
    Jill Stein: End foreign aid to countries with human rights abuses.
    Rick Perry: Cancel any nuclear deal Obama makes with Iran.
    Jeb Bush: Pressured father's V.P. staff to help Cuban prisoners.
    Chris Christie: Given who I am, Putin would not have invaded Crimea.
    Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
    Rand Paul: GOP hawks fear my world view, but Americans support it.
    Rand Paul: Neocons are neoisolationist: 'all should behave like us'.
    Rand Paul: Eventually end all foreign aid, but unrealistic for now.
    Jeb Bush: Leading from behind is so odd to me.
    Marco Rubio: Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism.
    Chris Christie: America should be clear to world about what we stand for.
    Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
    Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
    Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
    Rob Sobhani: Marshall Plan for Mexico; micro-finance for start-up capital.
    Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
    John Roberts: Foreign law is irrelevant to US elected officials.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it.
    Claire McCaskill: Active role for US in solving Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
    George Tenet: Study will focus on whether US overstated Iraqi threat.
    Al Gore: Gore supports vigorous intervention abroad; Bush less so.
    George W. Bush: Bush compromises between internationalists and isolationists.
    Joseph Lieberman: US must not withdraw troops and retreat into isolationism.
    Joseph Lieberman: Cuba Libre, Free Cuba!
    Hillary Clinton: Engage in world affairs, including human rights.
    Hillary Clinton: Human rights are central to our objectives abroad.
    Hillary Clinton: Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills.
    Al Gore: Chernomyrdin Commission produced results despite corruption.
    George W. Bush: Chernomyrdin Commission: Gore ignored corruption.
    George W. Bush: Chernomyrdin threatens to sue Bush for slander re corruption.
    George W. Bush: Keep tradition of showing opposition to Castro.
    Al Gore: UN treaties are effective means for US to help Third World.
    George W. Bush: No strategic ambiguity: US will defend Taiwan against China.
    Pat Buchanan: End all sanctions that hurt innocent people.
    Pat Buchanan: Cuba: Siege mentality is pillar of power; end embargo.
    Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
    Elizabeth Dole: Russia: Work with policies, not personalities.
    Elizabeth Dole: N. Korea & other rogue regimes are not our equals.
    Pat Buchanan: Fighting Hitler & WWII was a noble cause.
    Pat Buchanan: Warns against unsustainable commitments of US forces abroad.
    Pat Buchanan: Protecting Poland from Hitler protected USSR for Communism.
    Pat Buchanan: American leaders obsessed with Jewish influence.
    Pat Buchanan: Hitler was no direct threat to the US after 1940.
    John Kasich: Engage internationally but choose missions carefully.
Free Trade
    Steve Mnuchin: Free market proponent but tariffs OK to reduce trade deficit.
    Chris Christie: Trade mission to Mexico doubles as foreign policy tour.
    Mike Bloomberg: Staunchly for free trade and against protectionism.
    Hillary Clinton: Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights.
    George W. Bush: Supports congressional vote for China NTR & WTO.
    George W. Bush: No trade barriers from Alaska to the tip of Cape Horn.
    Al Gore: Agrees with unions on 90% of issues, but not on free trade.
    Al Gore: Push Congress aggressively on China/WTO.
    George W. Bush: Against WTO on foreign sales corp (for offshore tax breaks).
    John McCain: Against foreign sales corporations (offshore tax breaks).
    Donald Trump: President should be nation’s trade representative.
    Elizabeth Dole: China: Two-track policy: Open markets + political reforms.
    George W. Bush: Admit China to WTO.
    Dick Zimmer: Leaned toward voting for NAFTA despite listing against.
Government Reform
    Brett Kavanaugh: Upholds Supreme Court's ruling on campaign finance limits.
    Drew Edmondson: Blames revenue shortfall on corporate donors and lobbyists.
    Tim Kaine: Public companies should publish their political spending.
    Kate Brown: Automatic voter registration for all drivers.
    Tim Pawlenty: Registering to vote should be a voluntary, intentional act.
    Dave Brat: 2011: how to reconcile Christianity with federal programs?
    Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
    Angus King: Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations.
    Tim Kaine: For making public companies publish their political spending.
    Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
    Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Yes, usually chose frugal travel, but not always.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Over half of her campaign funded by large donors.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Criticized conflict of interest, but did the same.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website.
    Sarah Palin: 1996 mayoral election focus: ideology, term limits, religion.
    Sarah Palin: Supported infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”; now criticizes it.
    Bob Corker: Legislature should make law, not judges via consent decrees.
    Dale Groutage: Campaign finance reform to limit special interests.
    John Roberts: Disabled people can sue government for discrimination.
    Bill Clinton: Presidential pardon is absolute right; all Presidents use it.
    George W. Bush: Big government cannot be compassionate.
    Al Gore: Promises weekly open meeting as President.
    Al Gore: I don’t ever want to see another era of big government.
    Al Gore: Begin second phase of reinvention: shrink federal govt.
    George W. Bush: Gore would be “obstacle in chief” to reform.
    George W. Bush: Claim that Gore grows government not backed by history.
    Dick Cheney: Didn’t vote in local elections because his focus was global.
    Rick Lazio: Fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Rick Lazio: Ban soft money & issue ads.
    Rick Lazio: Supported a Term Limits constitutional amendment.
    Al Gore: $7B public campaign finance fund.
    Pat Buchanan: Ban soft money; end influence peddling.
    John McCain: No term limits; they throw away the good with the bad.
    Al Gore: Presidents must focus on many things at once.
    John McCain: Lost Senate vote on soft-money ban.
Gun Control
    Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
    Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
    Barack Obama: Fast-and-Furious: no prosecutions for Mexican gun/drug snafu.
    Eric Holder: In contempt of Congress for Fast & Furious gun/drug snafu.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Earned high rating from the National Rifle Association.
    Sarah Palin: Hunts and fishes, as did her father.
    Dick Zimmer: Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992.
    Bret Schundler: Looser gun laws; allow concealed carry.
    Al Gore: Less rhetoric on gun control from Gore.
    Rick Lazio: Require criminal background checks at gun shows.
    Rick Lazio: Against gun registration; for sportsmen’s rights.
    George W. Bush: Government should pay for voluntary trigger locks.
    Al Gore: Gore says Bush lets NRA make gun policy.
    George W. Bush: Bush says Gore is more a member of NRA than Bush is.
    John McCain: Voted against Brady Bill & assault weapon ban.
    John McCain: Guns are a problem, but so are violent web sites & videos.
    Bill Clinton: People should register guns like they register cars.
    Richard Nixon: Guns are an abomination.
    Pat Buchanan: Columbine shootings due to Hollywood, not guns.
    Al Gore: Supports background checks at gun shows, in tie-breaker.
    Elizabeth Dole: Limited right to bear arms.
    Kweisi Mfume: Blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence.
Health Care
    Bill Weld: Tweak ObamaCare with more free market and more choices.
    Antonin Scalia: We should start calling ObamaCare "SCOTUS-care".
    John Roberts: ObamaCare improves health insurance market: not destroy them.
    Hillary Clinton: The science is clear: vaccines work.
    Howard Dean: Only anti-government conservatives oppose vaccines.
    Mike Huckabee: Vaccines don't cause autism; I get vaccinated myself.
    Rick Perry: Increase immunization rates as part of protecting life.
    Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
    Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
    Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
    John Kasich: Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare.
    Angus King: ObamaCare was not ambitious enough.
    Jill Stein: ObamaCare took single-payer & public option off the table.
    John Hoeven: Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan.
    Tracy Potter: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction.
    Paul Kirk: Lobbyist for pharmaceutical company in 1990s.
    Hillary Clinton: Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate.
    George W. Bush: Gore a hop, skip, & jump away from Hillary-care.
    George W. Bush: $3.5B of Bush’s $4.7B on uninsured is from private sources.
    Al Gore: Stronger penalties for HMOs who drop seniors.
    George W. Bush: Invest $27B in NIH to cure Alzheimer’s & other diseases.
    Al Gore: Private medical information should not be bought and sold.
    Al Gore: Enforce HMO coverage of women’s cancer treatment.
    George W. Bush: Government HMOs not the answer for Social Security.
    Joseph Lieberman: Texas slow to register kids in federal health insurance.
    George W. Bush: Medicare & drug benefit plan reveal suspicion of government.
    Al Gore: 1997 Medicare cuts went too far-put back $339B.
    Joseph Lieberman: Voted to cut Medicare & raise age; now would not.
    Al Gore: Foster competition in drug research; companies misspend R&D.
    Ralph Nader: Opposes assisted suicide laws for terminally ill.
    Joseph Lieberman: Supports health insurance industry (based in Hartford CT).
    Al Gore: Curb excess pharmaceutical profits made at consumer expense.
    Rick Lazio: Opposes allowing patient lawsuits against HMOs.
    Rick Lazio: Against allowing assisted suicide.
    Rick Lazio: Hillary’s universal health care is “an abysmal disaster”.
    Al Gore: Against assisted suicide; but leave it to the states.
    Al Gore: Pharmaceutical profits are ‘out of line’.
    Al Gore: Let FDA regulate cigarettes; fight teenage smoking.
    George W. Bush: Restrict teenage smoking by tough state & federal laws.
    Al Gore: Drug companies block generic drugs & cheaper sales.
    Bill Bradley: Controlling smoking is key to health care reform.
    Pat Buchanan: Self-finance Medicare by self-investing.
    Bill Bradley: Universal health care & health insurance coverage.
    Gary Bauer: Allowing suing HMOs.
Homeland Security
    James Mattis: Don't revisit old issues; let women in combat roles.
    Mike Pompeo: No torture, including coercive methods like waterboarding.
    Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
    Tim Kaine: Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Torture, even under extreme need, makes us like our enemy.
    Anthony Kennedy: Congress must enable habeas rights at Guantanamo.
    Antonin Scalia: Guantanamo rights cause more Americans to be killed.
    David Souter: Court reiterates: habeas rights apply at Guantanamo.
    John Roberts: Habeas rights at Guantanamo is judicial overreach.
    Merrick Garland: Release non-enemy combatants from Guantanamo prison.
    Bob Corker: Do more for intelligence gathering capability.
    Robert Menendez: Battle terror without sacrificing our ideals.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: After Sept. 11th, do whatever it takes to protect America.
    KT McFarland: Challenging Clinton on a national security platform.
    KT McFarland: War on terror is more difficult than the Cold War.
    Rudy Giuliani: Fervently supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act.
    John Roberts: Bar veterans from suing the new Iraqi government.
    Charles Schumer: Got NY a very fair share of funding.
    Howard Mills: Homeland security should not be normal pork-barrel spending.
    John Edwards: We are not as safe as we can be.
    John Kerry: Bush’s foreign policy has not made American safer.
    George W. Bush: Listens to Europeans on SDI, but “intent on the right thing”.
    Donald Rumsfeld: Missile defense is a moral imperative.
    Donald Rumsfeld: North Korea & Iran could threaten US with nukes soon.
    Hillary Clinton: Supports funding research on missile defense.
    George W. Bush: Redefine how war is fought and won.
    Al Gore: Disparaging military sends wrong message to world.
    Al Gore: No soldier should have to rely on food stamps.
    George W. Bush: Increase military pay to increase morale.
    George W. Bush: Restore military’s self-esteem with respect.
    Joseph Lieberman: More $ for weapons; including SDI recently.
    George W. Bush: Make nuclear secrets (like Los Alamos) secure again.
    Al Gore: Nuclear unilateralism will hinder arms control.
    George W. Bush: Lowest possible number of nukes consistent with security.
    John McCain: Disagrees with Perot: No more POWs in Vietnam.
    Al Gore: Sensible increases in defense spending.
    Pat Buchanan: Build SDI; “Retrench and rearm”.
    Al Gore: Appointees must ENFORCE allowing gays; not AGREE with policy.
    Elizabeth Dole: Post-cold-war weapons buildup.
    Elizabeth Dole: Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty.
    John McCain: Pres. needs experience more than briefing books.
    George W. Bush: Increase military salaries & weapons spending.
    George W. Bush: Develop SDI, even if we must breach ABM treaty.
    Scott Walker: We have too many legal immigrants.
    Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
    Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Rob Sobhani: Let in poor Mexicans & we will only impoverish ourselves.
    Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on immigration.
    Cory Booker: Against involving city police in immigration matters.
    Dale Groutage: Define how immigrant become citizen in fair & timely manner.
    James Webb: Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Illegal migration is a significant national security concern.
    Sierra Club: Limiting immigration perhaps curbs population growth damage.
    Anthony Kennedy: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    Antonin Scalia: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    Clarence Thomas: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    David Souter: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    John Paul Stevens: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    Stephen Breyer: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    William Rehnquist: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
    Jesse Helms: Work with new Mexican government to reduce immigration.
    Donald Trump: Limit new immigration; focus on people already here.
    Tom Foley: OpEd: His company moved 3,000 jobs to Mexico.
    John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads.
    Bob Corker: Job growth by reducing taxation, litigation, and regulation.
    Dale Groutage: Create a more diverse workforce for future jobs.
    Richard Tarrant: More support and advocacy for farmers.
    Ralph Nader: U.S. farm policy should focus on family farmers.
    Joseph Lieberman: Commitment to labor & working families stressed.
    Ralph Nader: Vote for a union supporter, not against Republicans.
    Joseph Lieberman: For minimum wage; against labor on free trade.
    Rick Lazio: Disallow hiring scabs during union strikes.
    Rick Lazio: Tie minimum wage increase to business tax cut.
    Al Gore: No timber sales in national forest roadless areas. Period.
    Pat Buchanan: Agrees with union stance on trade.
    Pat Buchanan: No minimum-wage increase.
    Al Gore: Task force to study industrial needs.
    Bill Bradley: Raise minimum wage; more unions; low-income tax cuts.
Principles & Values
    Jon Ossoff: Supported by national anti-Trump neophyte networks.
    Jon Ossoff: Campaign slogan: Make Trump Furious.
    James Mattis: Dislikes nickname Mad Dog Mattis.
    Bill Weld: Hillary's "public and private view" makes her vulnerable.
    Gary Johnson: I offer choices beyond the same old red vs. blue.
    Scott Walker: My relationship with God drives every major decision.
    Scott Walker: Raised as a "P.K.", Pastor's Kid, by his father Pastor Llew.
    Martin O`Malley: History celebrates courage, not triangulation.
    Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
    John Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
    Hillary Clinton: I read novels, but also Bush's & McCain's memoirs.
    Jeb Bush: Voracious reader and self-described nerd.
    Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
    Chris Christie: Parties should become pragmatic when they are out of power.
    Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
    Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
    Jill Stein: Occupy Movement: coming of age of a younger generation.
    Jill Stein: Dems & GOP are both sinking ships; one just sinks faster.
    Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
    Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
    Bob Smith: Only one in this race with real-world experience.
    Marco Rubio: God does not love America more than Belgium.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Autobiography sounds like presidential ambition.
    Paul Kirk: Worked for Robert Kennedy & Ted Kennedy campaigns.
    Paul Kirk: Chair of DNC from 1985 to 1989.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Interned for Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.
    Roger Wicker: OpEd: Ties Musgrove to Obama to demonstrate liberal record.
    Ronnie Musgrove: OpEd: Distancing himself from Obama.
    Sarah Palin: Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform.
    Sarah Palin: Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family.
    Sarah Palin: Voted “Miss Wasilla” in local beauty contest; eloped at 24.
    Sarah Palin: Husband left oil job to avoid conflict; now works for BP.
    Sarah Palin: Husband is part Eskimo; won Iron Dog snowmobile races.
    Maria Cantwell: Voted for Kerry in 2004; he matched Northwest values.
    Al Gore: On 2008: “Been there, done that; not pursuing it”.
    Al Gore: On 2008: can bide his time & raise Internet money later.
    KT McFarland: Protege of Henry Kissinger & in Pentagon under Reagan.
    KT McFarland: Calls herself a moderate Reagan Republican.
    John Roberts: Reliable conservative and perfect judicial temperament.
    Charles Schumer: Plans to be a good senator, but may not serve a full term.
    Howard Mills: Plans to serve a full term.
    Marilyn O`Grady: Plans to serve a full term.
    Dennis Kucinich: Endorsed by Natural Law Party’s 2000 presidential nominee.
    John Hagelin: Endorses Dennis Kucinich for President.
    Howard Dean: Carol Moseley Braun withdraws from race and endorses Dean.
    John Kerry: Ready to lead America: I was there and I led the fight.
    Ralph Nader: Decision on run to be based on Kucinich & Dean’s standing.
    Al Gore: I intend to rejoin the national debate; 2004 options open.
    Bill Clinton: Clinton disbarred from Supreme Court.
    Bret Schundler: Worked for Gary Hart as a Democrat in 1980.
    Max Kennedy: Non-profit lawyer; never held elective office.
    Joe Moakley: Enthusiastic about getting federal money for local purposes.
    Bill Clinton: Rich pardon based on numerous foreign policy & legal reasons.
    Bill Clinton: Opens post-Presidential office in Harlem.
    Clarence Thomas: People who stand up for beliefs are culturally intimidated.
    Pat Buchanan: Buchanan more spoiler than Nader, in state-based analysis.
    Ralph Nader: Nader less spoiler than Buchanan, in state-based analysis.
    Joseph Lieberman: Reconsider overseas military ballots, even if imperfect.
    Al Gore: Thanks for allowing Clinton and me to bring change.
    Ralph Nader: Waited 16 years; Dems no different than GOP about power.
    Joseph Lieberman: Will not drop out of Connecticut Senate race.
    Joseph Lieberman: Religion fills “vacuum of values” & provides common ground.
    Al Gore: The purpose of life is to glorify God.
    Ralph Nader: Vote conscience rather than choosing between drab and dreary.
    Dick Cheney: Gore makes up stories to win votes.
    Dick Cheney: Media distracts public with focus on trivia.
    George W. Bush: “RATS” TV ad not an intentional subliminal message.
    Al Gore: Voluntary school prayer is ok, if teachers aren’t involved.
    Al Gore: Gore’s favorite things: Wheaties, Beatles, & kissing Tipper.
    George W. Bush: Promises that there will be debates.
    Dick Cheney: Personal charity is private and not a policy matter.
    Joseph Lieberman: Advocates civil religion, not religiously based policy.
    George W. Bush: US chosen by God to be a model among nations.
    Al Gore: Focus on “specifics” questions Bush & favors wonkishness.
    Al Gore: Populist tone to commitment to fight for the people.
    Al Gore: Running on his agenda of last quarter century.
    Joseph Lieberman: Continue to criticize Hollywood, but no Silver Sewer awards.
    Dick Cheney: Cheney’s retirement package could be a conflict of interest.
    Al Gore: Lieberman’s morality & Jewishness makes him a bold pick.
    Joseph Lieberman: With GOP on defense & social issues; with Dems on budget.
    Joseph Lieberman: Christian right leaders call Lieberman an ally.
    Joseph Lieberman: Clinton’s affair was inappropriate, immoral, & harmful.
    Joseph Lieberman: Tries to strike balance between conservative and liberal.
    George W. Bush: Bush has “hands-off” style, says the test is good decisions.
    George W. Bush: No regrets for spontaneous personality.
    Ralph Nader: One purpose of campaign is moving Democrats Left.
    Ralph Nader: Gore defends record to the left to deter Nader supporters.
    Al Gore: Whose side are you on? The people’s or the powerful?
    John Hagelin: Alternative to Buchanan for Reform Party nomination.
    Rick Lazio: With Dems on social issues; with GOP on taxes & impeachment.
    Rick Lazio: Proud of his “mainstream record”.
    George W. Bush: Good advisers better than knowing everything.
    Rick Lazio: Supported Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America.
    George W. Bush: Bush came through for Religious right in Texas.
    Rudy Giuliani: Rudy discounts Bush’s impact on Senate race.
    John McCain: Calls himself a “Reagan Republican”.
    John McCain: Fight clean, fight fair, but keep on fighting.
    George W. Bush: Pledges to return honor to office of the Presidency.
    John McCain: Calls himself conservative who attracts political center.
    John McCain: Vote based on character, not issues.
    Al Gore: Career in newspaper journalism before politics.
    George W. Bush: Pres. should uphold honor & dignity; act independently.
    Al Gore: “Stay and fight!” invokes passion, loyalty, and purpose.
    George W. Bush: Challenges the orthodoxy but is still a devout conservative.
    George W. Bush: Focus on human problems, not just economy.
    George W. Bush: No Gomorrah in America; no disdain of government.
    George W. Bush: Church-based charity assures nobody is left behind.
    Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall Street to America’s families.
    John McCain: Give kids an example to emulate against cynicism.
    Gary Bauer: Legislating morality ok, if it’s our best values.
    John McCain: Public officials have failed to set example for society.
    George W. Bush: Governs by outlining ideas & letting Legislature do details.
Social Security
    Martin O`Malley: Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor.
    Bruce Guthrie: Personal accounts if under 25; opt-out if under 50.
    Maria Cantwell: Tax cut on $1.2M earners would keep system solvent 75 years.
    Maria Cantwell: Keep progressivity and guaranteed benefit.
    Mike McGavick: Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized.
    Al Gore: Will Bush cut benefits or raise the retirement age?
    Al Gore: Claim that Social Security will go bankrupt is misleading.
    Joseph Lieberman: OK to invest in private markets, a little.
    George W. Bush: No specifics like: What age? What percentage?
    John McCain: Option to invest 20% of payroll taxes in private accounts.
    Gary Bauer: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Steve Mnuchin: Bypassing congress to cut taxes on capital gains possible.
    Bob Hugin: Opposes new $10K cap on deductions for state & local taxes.
    Bill Weld: I am releasing my returns and Trump should release his.
    Jeb Bush: 1994: Require voter approval of any new taxes.
    Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
    George Allen: No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
    Sarah Palin: FactCheck: No, Reagan didn't end 1980s recession by tax cuts.
    Sarah Palin: As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax.
    Bret Schundler: Moral responsibility to get taxes down.
    Bob Graham: Estate tax repeal hurts federal-state relations.
    Jeb Bush: Supports estate tax repeal, but not at states’ expense.
    Al Gore: Bush’s tax plan is class warfare on behalf of billionaires.
    George W. Bush: Gore’s convoluted “targeted cuts” exclude too many people.
    Al Gore: Comparison of wealthy tax cut to middle class exaggerated.
    George W. Bush: Claims lower income people benefit more than rich; untrue.
    Louis Wein: Supports making income tax flatter & lower.
    Dick Cheney: Use tax cuts to return part of surplus to American people.
    Dick Cheney: Gore’s tax plan benefits interests, specific activities.
    Al Gore: Yes, it’s your money-but it’s your programs too.
    Al Gore: Too large a tax cut would wreck economy & military readiness.
    George W. Bush: Tax cut for all is affordable and right thing to do.
    Al Gore: Modest tax cuts will help the middle class.
    George W. Bush: Cut taxes on income, children, & inheritance.
    Rick Lazio: Supports a “significant tax cut”.
    Al Gore: Bush’s tax plan is “economic snake oil”.
    Al Gore: $250B over 10 years in targeted tax cuts.
    Bill Bradley: Tax breaks for health insurance, working poor, & child care.
    George W. Bush: It’s the people’s money, not the government’s.
    George W. Bush: Biggest tax cuts to those who pay the biggest tax bills.
    John McCain: Tax plan: $238B over 5 years; $500B over 10 years.
    John McCain: Double child tax credit; add family incentives.
    John McCain: “Balanced approach”, and starts a flat tax system.
    John McCain: Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket.
    Donald Trump: Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it.
    George W. Bush: Tax plan, helping poor & rich, gives economy “second wind”.
    George W. Bush: Proposes tax cuts of $483B over 5 years.
    George W. Bush: Lower tax rates to 10%-25%-33%; end inheritance tax.
    George W. Bush: Lower tax rate for poor as well as rich.
    Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall St. to America’s families.
    Bill Bradley: Veto $792B tax cut; surplus for health coverage & poverty.
    Drew Edmondson: Use tobacco settlement to fund school technology.
    Chelsea Manning: Business is collecting data on us, creating a life pattern.
    Jeb Bush: BlackBerry pictured in official gubernatorial portrait.
    Chris Christie: Bridgegate: Staff made some significant mistakes in judgment.
    Richard Blumenthal: Google fined $7M for secretly collecting personal info.
    Elizabeth Warren: Push for spending on infrastructure.
    Charles Schumer: Favors building the No. 7 line before a stadium.
    Howard Mills: Favors building a stadium for the New York Jets.
    Marilyn O`Grady: Against building a stadium for the New York Jets.
    Robert Reich: Microsoft has duty to citizens as well as to shareholders.
    George W. Bush: Internet a tool, not a crutch.
    Al Gore: Online federal services: a “second American Revolution”.
    Bill Bradley: Improve schools to remedy “digital divide”.
    Al Gore: Triana satellite would inspire environmental consciousness.
    Al Gore: Triana satellite, 24 hour image of Earth, killed.
War & Peace
    Donald Trump: One-time missile strike in response to Syria chemical attack.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: now believes that US has national interest in Syria.
    James Mattis: Supports the Iran nuclear agreement.
    Rick Perry: ISIS is worst threat to freedom since Communism.
    Rick Perry: Provide lethal aid to Ukraine against Russian separatists.
    John Bolton: To stop Iran's bomb, bomb Iran.
    Jeb Bush: Non-state terrorists are greatest threat we now face.
    Chris Christie: Syria: If we draw a red line, we must finish the job.
    Jill Stein: We're not safer internationally with drone wars.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
    Jon Huntsman: Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security.
    Jim Gilmore: No troop increase without mission; but no timetable.
    Bruce Guthrie: Iraq is in civil war; bring the troops home.
    Maria Cantwell: Change the course in Iraq; we can’t stay indefinitely.
    Mike McGavick: Cannot give Iraq to the terrorists or they’ll follow us here.
    Claire McCaskill: Economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program.
    Claire McCaskill: Talk to North Korea to renounce nuclear program.
    Dale Groutage: Work toward a multi-nation solution in Iraq.
    James Webb: No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War.
    John Kerry: Kerry now fully engaged in fighting Swift Boat Veterans.
    John Kerry: Kerry releases Navy records to prove his version of Vietnam.
    John Kerry: Caught off-guard in 2004 by unexpected attacks on war record.
    KT McFarland: More troops should have been deployed in Iraq.
    John Roberts: As student during Vietnam, disturbed by anti-war protests.
    John Edwards: Iraq war has cost America dearly.
    John Kerry: Condemned early Vietnam protests as “irresponsible”.
    George W. Bush: Seeking $87B and UN Aid for Iraqi War Effort.
    George W. Bush: Defeating terrorists in Iraq will require time and sacrifice.
    George W. Bush: Seeking $87B and UN Aid for War Effort.
    Donald Rumsfeld: Expect terrorists to get bio, chem, & nuke weapons.
    Rudy Giuliani: You are either with civilization or with terrorism.
    Rudy Giuliani: No need to understand reasons for terrorism-just stop them.
    Al Gore: Maintain presence in Balkans; Bush would destabilize NATO.
    George W. Bush: Focus on core mission by removing US troops from Balkans.
    Al Gore: Military’s role is nation building in Balkans and elsewhere.
    George W. Bush: NATO: Europeans provide troops; US provides support only.
    George W. Bush: Revise NATO; US out of Balkans; Europeans in.
    Hillary Clinton: Yugoslav involvement good on both moral & strategic grounds.
    Al Gore: Palestine: Arafat should restrain protest violence.
    George W. Bush: Arafat should limit protests; terrorists should pay a price.
    George W. Bush: Israel’s capital should be in Jerusalem.
    Joseph Lieberman: Co-sponsored breaking the UN embargo on Bosnia.
    Rick Lazio: Supported intervention in Kosovo.
    Hillary Clinton: Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace.
    Rick Lazio: Follow Israel’s lead on independent Palestine.
    Rudy Giuliani: Iraq: More inspections; counter OPEC’s oil production cuts.
    Pat Buchanan: Iraq: Sanctions sow seeds of future terrorism.
    Pat Buchanan: End sanctions that hurt innocent Serbs.
    Pat Buchanan: War in Yugoslavia is none of our business.
    John McCain: Authorize Clinton to send in ground troops in Kosovo.
    John Kasich: Ground war not in humanitarian nor international interest.
    John Kasich: Goals should be: help refugees & regional development.
    John Kasich: Rambouillet goals breached sovereignty of Yugoslavia.
    John Kasich: Use neutral mediators; be flexible on post-war force.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jeb Bush: 1994 Phoenix Project: end welfare culture.
    Chris Christie: Focus on income inequality drives America toward mediocrity.
    John Kasich: Replace war on the poor with Christian compassion.
    Mike Bloomberg: Count poverty based on all costs, minus welfare assistance.
    Bret Schundler: Seniors shouldn’t worry about homes & food.
    George W. Bush: Religious groups must be part of solution to society’s ills.
    George W. Bush: Establish federal & state “offices of faith-based action”.
    Ralph Nader: Message to Democrats: Don’t take labor for granted.
    Al Gore: Second generation welfare: Responsibility and child support.
    George W. Bush: Focus welfare on transition to work & responsibility.
    Rick Lazio: Allow food stamps for legal immigrants.
    Rick Lazio: Public housing: More work & service; less concentrated poor.
    Al Gore: Build 180,000 low-income homes; subsidize 120,000 more.
    George W. Bush: 50% tax credits for 20,000 home rehabs per year.
    George W. Bush: $1.7B over 5 years for home rehabs in poor neighborhoods.
    George W. Bush: Use financial incentives for social needs via private sector.
    Al Gore: Investing in inner cities is good deed & good business.
    Pat Buchanan: Welfare is a state and local responsibility.
    Al Gore: Proposes sweeping Federal programs, $Billions, for needy.
    George W. Bush: Churches provide “armies of compassion” to help the poor.
    Bill Bradley: Welfare should not require mothers to work.

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