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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)
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Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Andy McGuire: Restore Planned Parenthood funding from the dark ages.
    Casey Cagle: Every child is a gift from God; 100% pro-life.
    David Hadley: Pregnancy is a woman's decision, but restrictions ok.
    Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to reproduce.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep women's reproductive health services in ObamaCare.
    Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Mark Green: A fetus is a human being with rights.
    Mark Green: Mother and fetus are two distinct people, even before birth.
    Scott Wagner: Protecting life is one of my guiding principles.
Budget & Economy
    Andy McGuire: No more handouts for big corporations.
    Andy McGuire: Strategize for economic development in rural Iowa.
    George Brauchler: Requested pay cut & budget cut as County Commissioner.
    Cary Kennedy: $5.1M annual earnings from diversifying city investments.
    Victor Mitchell: To save jobs, we must halt any kind of tax increase.
    Victor Mitchell: In an over regulated Colorado, regulations need to be cut.
    Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
    Casey Cagle: Expect state government to balance budget & reduce waste.
    Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
    Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Christopher Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Connecticut regulations are choking growth.
    Chris Kennedy: Invest in economic incubators; create jobs for our kids.
    Brad Little: Come out Great Recession with budget balanced.
    Ameya Pawar: Pushed economic development projects totaling $300 million.
    John Chiang: Found $8 billion in government waste, fraud, & abuse.
    Scott Wagner: Spur economic growth at greater rate than government growth.
Civil Rights
    David Hadley: Recognize same-sex marriages, with religious exemptions.
    David Hadley: Merit, not racial quotas, for college admissions.
    Delaine Eastin: Commissioned first State Dept. of Education LGBT Task Force.
    Ed Perlmutter: Equal pay for equal work: close the gender gap.
    Ed Perlmutter: Recognize same-sex marriage and equal benefits.
    Steve Marchand: Lead movement towards LGBTQ equality.
    Tim Walz: No discrimination because of who they love.
    Tim Walz: Freedom from discrimination is elemental concept of nation.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to marry.
    Christopher Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
    Christopher Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
    Jay Gonzalez: Continue Massachusetts leadership like on marriage equality.
    Erin Murphy: Confront divisive geography, gender, race and class.
Corporations
    Andy McGuire: State loans for new or expanding small town businesses.
    Nate Boulton: Tax credits & corporate giveaways have hurt economy.
    Adam Putnam: Cut regulations & taxes for farms & businesses.
    George Brauchler: Protect business from excessive regulation.
    Casey Cagle: Keep taxes on business that create jobs low.
    Daniel Biss: The rich have set up a system that benefits them.
    Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too.
    Bob Harlow: Competitive grants to small business plus startup incubators.
    Brian Kemp: Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO.
    Mary Taylor: Common Sense Initiative: reform Ohio's regulatory policies.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Financial assessment of new regulations on small businesses.
    Chris Kennedy: Celebrate family businesses, not consolidation & conformity.
Crime
    J.B. Pritzker: Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions.
    Nate Boulton: Public safety & police can't be done on the cheap.
    George Brauchler: Defend local law enforcement and provide resources.
    George Brauchler: Create specialized units to fight crime.
    Connie Pillich: Worked as public defender, and challenged predatory lenders.
    David Hadley: Supports death penalty; tracking sex offenders; and more.
    David Hadley: Prevent schools from covering up staff sexual abuse.
    Tina Liebling: Officers should control situation without deadly force.
    Tina Liebling: More treatment courts; lower barriers to re-entry after jail.
    Christopher Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Increase penalties for human trafficking and animal abuse.
    Marty Jackley: Joint federal-state cooperation to reduce violent crime.
    Mark Green: Increase penalties for assaults on police officers.
Drugs
    Andy McGuire: Fund programs for mental health.
    George Brauchler: Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs.
    Victor Mitchell: Marijuana revenues are being "ripped off" in the status quo.
    Victor Mitchell: THC is dangerous, but voters ok'ed the pot amendment.
    David Hadley: $85 million funding for drug and gang enforcement programs.
    Tina Liebling: War on drugs failed; end prohibition & use pot responsibly.
    Rich Leopold: Services for people still suffering with addiction.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Expand medical marijuana eligibility.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Combat the state's opioid crisis.
Education
    Andy McGuire: Restore cuts: put students ahead of lobbyists.
    Andy McGuire: Restore $21M in cuts to higher education.
    J.B. Pritzker: Increase state funding for public schools.
    J.B. Pritzker: Invest in higher education to attract jobs & businesses.
    Nate Boulton: State must fund public schools, not voucher schemes.
    Nate Boulton: Supports teacher's unions to attract best teachers.
    Adam Putnam: Parental control of education, not state or federal.
    George Brauchler: Local control instead of one-size-fits-all education models.
    George Brauchler: Colorado should lead in STEM education.
    Cary Kennedy: Authored Amendment 23: Fund education & repair schools.
    Cary Kennedy: Preschool & kindergarten for every child.
    Victor Mitchell: College need to become more affordable in Colorado.
    Setti Warren: Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources.
    Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
    Casey Cagle: Options for public charter, private school or home schooling.
    David Garcia: Expert edu-scholar in education research and policy.
    David Hadley: Let military families choose any public school district.
    Delaine Eastin: In 1965, California led American education; we can do better.
    Delaine Eastin: Combined higher education and K-12 schools into one bond.
    Delaine Eastin: Oppose Prop 187 targeting immigrant students in classrooms.
    Ed Perlmutter: Invest in our public education system.
    Ed Perlmutter: Increase Pell grants; reduce student loan interest rates.
    Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
    Jim Renacci: Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective.
    Stacey Abrams: Help students from early learning thru post-secondary school.
    Steve Marchand: Quality public education from pre-K to H.S. to college.
    Tim Walz: Student Non-Discrimination Act: address anti-gay bullying.
    Tim Walz: Recognized as the 2003 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence.
    Tina Liebling: Fully fund our public education system at the state level.
    Tina Liebling: Free college credits via Post-Secondary Education Options.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Bob Harlow: Fund every student above the national per-pupil average.
    Christopher Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
    Christopher Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
    Jay Gonzalez: Fierce advocate for high-quality early education.
    Chris Kennedy: Need-based scholarships is educational justice.
    Chris Kennedy: Poor-rich mobility begins early in school.
    Mark Green: One-time deal for college dropouts: money for second half.
    Ameya Pawar: Give city families the schools they seek out in suburbs.
Energy & Oil
    Andy McGuire: Trump full of hot air on wind power.
    Nate Boulton: 50% renewable energy by 2025.
    Jared Fisher: Clean energy means jobs.
    Jared Fisher: Renewable energy makes economic sense.
    Setti Warren: Support use of wind, solar, & other renewable energy.
    David Hadley: Ban off-shore oil drilling; require 50% wind and solar.
    Ed Perlmutter: Responsibly develop fossil fuels plus all-of-the-above.
    Jim Renacci: We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration.
    Tina Liebling: 25% renewable energy by 2025.
    Bob Harlow: No new pipelines; no new strip-mines.
    Rich Leopold: Supports strong wind industry in Iowa.
    Danny Drew: Enacted sustainable, green energy policies.
    Mark Green: Registration fee surcharge for electric vehicles.
Environment
    Nate Boulton: Funding water trust fund improves safety & tourism.
    Jared Fisher: Teddy Roosevelt environmentalist: Explore new frontiers.
    Jared Fisher: Eco-tourism promotes economy AND outdoor recreation.
    David Hadley: Protect wildlife corridors and marine areas.
    Delaine Eastin: Pushed landfill cleanup and innovative recycling.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms.
    Tina Liebling: Those who exploit resources should pay for any cleanup.
    Daniel Biss: Spent his time as a legislator protecting our environment.
    Bob Harlow: Annual tests for heavy metals in all drinking water.
    Rich Leopold: Let's Go Outside: stewardship of Iowa's land, air, and water.
    Danny Drew: Restored Middletown's waterfront & public parks.
    Marty Jackley: Protect agricultural communities from the EPA's overreach.
    John Chiang: Safeguard our vast and precious natural resources.
Families & Children
    Andy McGuire: Time for state Family/Medical Leave Act.
    J.B. Pritzker: Public/private partnership must invest in poor kids.
    Cary Kennedy: Help at-risk low-income kids with nurse home visits.
    Delaine Eastin: Prop 10: Raise tobacco taxes for early childhood development.
    Tina Liebling: High quality child care is essential for work.
    Marty Jackley: Save children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Foreign Policy
    Ed Perlmutter: Normalize relations with Cuba; lift the embargo.
    Chris Kennedy: Borrow the best ideas from around the world.
    Mark Green: Block Syrian refugees from coming to Tennessee.
Free Trade
    Ed Perlmutter: Opposed Free-Trade Agreements with Korea, Panama & Colombia.
Government Reform
    George Brauchler: A record of official transparency.
    Jared Fisher: Governor must lead with accountability & transparency.
    Cary Kennedy: Transparency in public finance: publish online.
    Setti Warren: Public records laws for open and transparent governing.
    Ed Perlmutter: Citizens United is worst decision in recent history.
    Steve Marchand: Stop discouraging voter turnout.
    Tina Liebling: Require disclosure of state legislature perks.
    Brian Kemp: Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID.
    Scott Wagner: Legislatures should discuss more instead of pay raises.
Gun Control
    Adam Putnam: Expanded concealed weapon licenses program; largest in US.
    George Brauchler: Supports guns for self-defense.
    Casey Cagle: Expand citizens' ability to protect themselves & families.
    Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
    Eric Brakey: Bipartisan Republican leads the charge to less gun control.
    Mark Green: Strong, unwavering pro-2nd Amendment voting record.
    Scott Wagner: 2nd Amendment is one of our constitutional freedoms.
Health Care
    Andy McGuire: Healthcare is a right for all Iowans.
    Andy McGuire: Reduce costs through preventive care, lower drug prices.
    J.B. Pritzker: Irresponsible to not fully fund Medicaid.
    Nate Boulton: Focus on vulnerable people rather than corporate profits.
    George Brauchler: Repeal Obamacare; local control of Medicaid.
    Victor Mitchell: Insurance is not necessary for primary care.
    Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare doesn't work for 50% of people today.
    Setti Warren: Move us towards single-payer healthcare.
    David Hadley: Government-run health care reduces quality & increases costs.
    Ed Perlmutter: ObamaCare enhances health of America's families and workers.
    Jim Renacci: Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare.
    Matt Dean: Repeal MNSure; it has harmed thousands.
    Steve Marchand: System should be stable, affordable, and accessible.
    Tina Liebling: ObamaCare was a valiant attempt but did not go far enough.
    Deedra Abboud: Don't repeal, but improve ObamaCare.
    Bob Harlow: Full health coverage of your choice, capped at 9% of income.
    Christopher Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
    Rich Leopold: Our handling of mental illness & medical coverage is abysmal.
    Jay Gonzalez: Health insurance coverage for low-income residents.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Stop bureaucrats looking over doctor's shoulders.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Stop treating hospitals like piggy banks to close budget gap.
    Marty Jackley: States stopped ObamaCare's forced Medicaid expansion.
    Chris Kennedy: Treat the mentally ill instead of jailing them.
    Chris Kennedy: Don't punish the hospitals; don't divide them from doctors.
    Mark Green: Expanding Medicaid is naive; ObamaCare is crumbling.
    Mark Green: Align MD Foundation: care for underserved populations.
Homeland Security
    Adam Putnam: Make Florida the most military friendly & vet friendly state.
    George Brauchler: Uniformed service includes tour in Iraq.
    Victor Mitchell: "Big brother government" is terribly intrusive.
    Connie Pillich: Advocate for veterans, financially and community.
    David Garcia: Trained as a nuclear/bio/chemical warfare specialist.
    David Hadley: Strong champion for the Los Angeles Air Force Base.
    Jim Renacci: Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester.
    Tim Walz: Enlisted in Army National Guard at 17; served for 24 years.
    Tim Walz: Suicide prevention programs & mental health for veterans.
    Mark Green: Care for returning vets' unseen scars of war.
Immigration
    Ed Perlmutter: Pass comprehensive immigration reform.
    Steve Marchand: 1st-generation American; sees positive power of immigration.
    Jay Gonzalez: No round-up of immigrants by National Guard.
    Jay Gonzalez: Safe Communities: no Muslim registry; no state enforcement.
Jobs
    Andy McGuire: Dedicate resources to apprenticeships & job training.
    Andy McGuire: Raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Andy McGuire: Restoring collective bargaining for Iowa workers.
    J.B. Pritzker: Private initiatives can create new jobs.
    J.B. Pritzker: State & local business share vocational training.
    J.B. Pritzker: Uphold unions and living wage.
    Nate Boulton: $15 minimum wage indexed to inflation.
    Cary Kennedy: Target tax cuts for job creation.
    Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
    Tina Liebling: Don't permit employers to pay non-sustaining wages.
    Tina Liebling: Defend the right to organize and bargain collectively.
    Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
    Bob Harlow: Repeal Walker's legislation that banned unionized workplaces.
    Christopher Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Renegotiate our union contracts with state employees.
    Chris Kennedy: Pro-business AND pro-labor; ran all-union shop.
    Erin Murphy: Reliable jobs that pay a living wage.
    Tim Walz: Close the wage gap that still exists between women and men.
Principles & Values
    J.B. Pritzker: Who needs another rich guy running for office?
    Jared Fisher: Master of time management: time is our greatest asset.
    Jared Fisher: Started renewable-energy-based tourism business.
    Connie Pillich: Announced candidacy on route of Cincinnati Women's March.
    Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
    Tim Walz: Got political when students were turned away from Bush event.
    Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
    Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Daniel Biss: Took on the political machine & won with creative solutions.
    Brian Kemp: State Senator and Secretary of State.
    Rich Leopold: I'm a person of faith; I volunteer with faith-based groups.
    Mark Green: Conservative Christian and State Senator.
Social Security
    David Hadley: Raise state employee retirement age & make pensions portable.
    Ed Perlmutter: Opposes private accounts for Social Security.
    Daniel Biss: Help give retirement security to millions of workers.
Tax Reform
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois needs progressive income tax.
    George Brauchler: Supports Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
    Cary Kennedy: Tax rebates for seniors & disabled.
    Setti Warren: Eliminate tax breaks; wealthy pay their fair share.
    Casey Cagle: Businesses and families flourish when tax burden is low.
    David Hadley: Oppose sales and income tax hikes in Proposition 30.
    Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
    Jim Renacci: Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed.
    Stacey Abrams: Ask everyone to do their fair share.
    Steve Marchand: Oppose tax cuts for small number of large companies.
    Tina Liebling: Progressives taxation with a 4th tier for wealthiest.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Mary Taylor: Reduce personal income tax; eliminate franchise tax.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Opposed tax increases; shrink size of government.
    Prasad Srinivasan: We must control taxes and spending.
    Scott Wagner: Don't burden retirees with excessive property taxes.
Technology
    George Brauchler: Improve roads without raising taxes.
    Cary Kennedy: Transit Oriented Development & develop airport commercially.
    Setti Warren: Reconstruct roadways; establish innovation centers.
    Setti Warren: Public transportation systems are underfunded.
    Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
    Casey Cagle: Invest in good roads and a deepened harbor.
    David Hadley: Stop the wasteful high-speed rail project.
    Ed Perlmutter: Land humans on Mars by 2033.
    Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Stacey Abrams: We must invest in public infrastructure.
    Steve Marchand: Invest in NH infrastructure so businesses want to grow here.
    Tim Walz: Safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny.
    Daniel Biss: PhD from MIT; math professor at U. Chicago.
    Bob Harlow: 1 Gb internet in every home, plus 200 mph high speed rail.
    Brian Kemp: Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot.
War & Peace
    Ed Perlmutter: Supports the Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation Agreement.
    Ed Perlmutter: Airstrikes and more, to degrade & destroy ISIS capabilities.
    Hunter Hill: I fought to defend our values in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Tim Walz: Served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Mark Green: Wrote book about capture of Saddam Hussein.


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