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)
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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
VoteSmart synopsis of 2011-2012 legislative records
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from VoteSmart 2011-2012 legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
- Carlos Lopez-Cantera (1) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
- Deborah Ross (5) Democratic Senate candidate North Carolina
- Jason Kander (1) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
- Joe Carr (1) Republican Challenger Tennessee
- John Carroll (12)
- Kathy Szeliga (3) Republican Senate candidate Maryland
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
- Project Vote-Smart surveys state legislative records and summarizes bill sponsorships and votes.
- OnTheIssues does the same thing from federal legislative records, by reading the Congressional Record (available through the Library of Congress online.)
- OnTheIssues sometimes reads state legislative records (for the few states that post their House and Senate journals online) and sometimes relies on VoteSmart (who use the more readily-available printed version).
- In both cases, the summaries are intended to be non-biased politically: a description of the bill, rather than an analysis of its effect.
- OnTheIssues also adds Pro and Con opinions on federal legislation, from proponents and opponents of each bill in the legislature or in private organizations.
- Generally, Pro and Con opinions are not available for most state legislation, so VoteSmart sticks to just summaries.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
John Carroll: No abortion after the baby can recognize pain.
John Carroll: Opposes same-sex marriage, but 14th Amendment trumps that.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
John Carroll: Opposes capital punishment.
Deborah Ross: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
Jason Kander: Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options.
Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school.
Energy & Oil|
John Carroll: Humans change climate, but don' regulate greenhouse gases.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
John Carroll: Capture terrorists for trial, but no assassinations.
John Carroll: I believe in Free Trade and a balanced budget.
John Carroll: Don't regulate campaign contributions; they're free speech.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
John Carroll: Don't mandate insurance, but don't repeal ObamaCare.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
John Carroll: Maintain our Premier national Defense Posture.
John Carroll: Require undocumented adults to return home, but not children.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
John Carroll: Allow personal retirement accounts.
War & Peace|
John Carroll: We should have declared Afghan War; but no timetable.
The above quotations are from VoteSmart synopsis of 2011-2012 legislative records.