| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Mike Huckabee: Pro-life rhetoric not to blame in clinic shootout.
Mike Huckabee: Abortion should be illegal but not criminal.
Chris Christie: Put defunding of Planned Parenthood on the president's desk.
Scott Walker: We defunded Planned Parenthood in a blue state.
Ben Carson: Was personally against abortion; but what others do matters.
John Kasich: Reasonable exceptions, but respect other opinions.
Mike Huckabee: Taking innocent life does not solve problem of rape.
Rand Paul: Fund community health centers instead of Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Lincoln Chafee: Widening disparity of wealth hurts the middle class.
Scott Walker: Prohibit discrimination in the workplace, but no equal pay.
Bernie Sanders: Right to love each other, regardless of sexual orientation.
Rand Paul: Marriage for heterosexuals; contracts for same-sex couples.
Bernie Sanders: Wall Street business model is a fraud & led us to recession.
Scott Walker: Independent investigation for any death in police custody.
John Kasich: Save money by converting prisoners to taxpayers.
John Kasich: Community must understand challenge of police & deadly force.
Chris Christie: Community policing will avoid African-American police deaths.
Chris Christie: Teachers unions are not for education of our children.
Energy & Oil|
Donald Trump: Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all.
Rick Santorum: Nothing the US could do will affect global warming.
Chris Christie: Ethanol in gasoline is the law; and that's just the minimum.
Jeb Bush: Let the market decide on RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
Mike Huckabee: Ethanol mandate is a matter of national security.
Rick Perry: Ethanol waiver in Texas but not in Iowa: let states decide.
Rick Santorum: Ethanol mandate brings jobs & energy independence.
Scott Walker: Keep ethanol mandate until oil companies allow free market.
Ted Cruz: Don't pick winners & losers like RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
Mike Huckabee: Muslim nations must fight ISIS; sanction those that don't.
Jeb Bush: Islamic terrorism has co-opted Islamic religion.
Lindsey Graham: Create safe haven for refugees, not bring them to US.
Chris Christie: No relations with Cuba until they stop harboring fugitives.
Ben Carson: Leave no doubt that we will stand with South Korea.
James Webb: Prepare for unpredictable actions by North Korea.
Mike Huckabee: Iranian nuclear deal arms & equips a terrorist state.
Chris Christie: Arm Emiratis, Jordanians, & others before sending US troops.
Chris Christie: Tourism money won't end up with the people of Cuba.
Marco Rubio: Pre-conditions for Iran: end enrichment & ballistic missiles.
Marco Rubio: End relations with anti-American communist tyranny in Cuba.
Lindsey Graham: Destroy Iran's nuclear program, & also its air force & navy.
Rand Paul: U.S. intervention in Libya strengthened Islamic State.
Rick Santorum: Successfully pushed bipartisan national security legislation.
Donald Trump: Disastrous deals because we don't have smart negotiators.
John Kasich: Move power, money and influence out of Washington.
Chris Christie: Gun restrictions based on terror watchlists is a state issue.
Donald Trump: Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health.
Bernie Sanders: Ban semiautomatic guns & gun show loophole.
Chris Christie: Vetoed gun laws that were not about public safety.
Donald Trump: Take guns from good people & bad people have target practice.
Rick Perry: Laws are in place; it's enforcement that's lacking.
Bernie Sanders: Guns in Vermont are for hunting; but in L.A. are for killing.
Jeb Bush: Reduce gun violence and protect 2nd Amendment.
Carly Fiorina: Pre-existing conditions is good goal but ObamaCare will fail.
Carly Fiorina: Companies should offer maternity leave, but not mandated.
Donald Trump: We didn't have a free market before ObamaCare.
Chris Christie: Syrian refugees cannot be vetted; don't allow any into US.
Chris Christie: Re-start metadata collection; boost morale of intel officers.
Chris Christie: Obama created refugee crisis; now burdens Americans with it.
Jeb Bush: Let military experts determine troop count.
Donald Trump: We have a problem with radical Muslims.
Donald Trump: Fix veteran's hospitals, and pay private doctors for them.
John Kasich: Expand voucher program for veterans' healthcare.
James Webb: I opened up more billets to Navy women than anyone.
John Kasich: Make a coalition to fight ISIS in Syria.
John Kasich: Run drone program out of Pentagon, not the CIA.
Rand Paul: 2010: decrease DOD budget by $164B; 2015: increase by $190B.
John Kasich: Focus of immigration should be to keep families together.
Ben Carson: Use drones to destroy smuggler hide-outs on Mexican border.
John Kasich: 1993: end birthright citizenship; 2015: not part of approach.
Chris Christie: E-verify instead of building a physical wall.
Donald Trump: Building a wall will save money because it stops bad dudes.
Marco Rubio: No green card for 10 years for current illegal immigrants.
Donald Trump: OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms.
George Pataki: Practical policy: legal residency after 200 hours of service.
Donald Trump: Make Mexico pay for wall with severe economics.
Jeb Bush: Immigrants are an engine of economic vitality.
Rick Santorum: Focus on skilled immigrants; now most are unskilled.
Principles & Values|
Chris Christie: No federal department to promote Judeo-Christian values.
Lincoln Chafee: The Republican Party changed and I never changed.
Jeb Bush: Allow diverting over 10% to private savings accounts.
John Kasich: Fix Social Security by lowering benefits.
Bernie Sanders: Raise the Social Security cap on taxable income.
Chris Christie: I vetoed more tax increases than any governor in history.
War & Peace|
Mike Huckabee: We are at war with radical Islam.
Chris Christie: Change rules of engagement to more effectively fight ISIS.
Jeb Bush: NATO should consider declaring war on ISIS.
Lindsey Graham: American troops should partner with regional army.
Lindsey Graham: Russia will back down if US provokes it in deposing Assad.
Lindsey Graham: If France invokes Article V, NATO should declare war on ISIS.
John Kasich: Destroy ISIS, with US troops as part of coalition.
John Kasich: Constitution requires Congress' approval of Iran nuke deal.
Scott Walker: Lift political restrictions on 3,000 troops in Syria.
John Kasich: Fight ISIS by supporting Kurds and educating Iraqis.
Chris Christie: We need anytime/anywhere inspections for Iran nukes.
Rick Perry: Coalition against ISIS but include US troops.
Marco Rubio: Keep sanctions against Iran instead of Obama's nuke deal.
Donald Trump: Bomb the oil fields in Iraq to take on ISIS.
John Kasich: Iran nuke deal: verify, verify, verify, without the trust.
James Webb: Iran deal requires Congressional approval.
Lincoln Chafee: Until Iraq War, there was lasting peace ahead of us.
Rand Paul: Oppose bombing Assad in Syria because it strengthens ISIS.
Ted Cruz: Provide defensive weapons for Ukraine against Russia.
Ted Cruz: Arm the Kurds to fight ISIS, with US air support.