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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)
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)

Book Reviews

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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.
Civil Rights
    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.
Foreign Policy
    John Carroll: Capture terrorists for trial, but no assassinations.
Free Trade
    John Carroll: I believe in Free Trade and a balanced budget.
Government Reform
    John Carroll: Don't regulate campaign contributions; they're free speech.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
Gun Control
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
Health Care
    John Carroll: Don't mandate insurance, but don't repeal ObamaCare.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Homeland Security
    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.
Social Security
    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.

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