Home Issues Leaders Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 2016 Election:  Hillary's book Trump's book Bernie's book Ted Cruz's book  |   2016 Senate   Debates 

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 Harm’s 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)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

State of New Hampshire Politicians: secondary Archives

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from State of New Hampshire secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alan Keyes (3) Republican
  • Annie Kuster (1) Democrat U.S. Rep New Hampshire-2
  • Bernie Sanders (33) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Bob Smith (13) 2010 Challenger; lost FL GOP primary; previous NH Senator Florida
  • Carol Shea-Porter (2) U.S. Rep and Democratic Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Chris Sununu (9) New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Colin Van Ostern (10) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Cory Booker (1) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Gary Bauer (3)
  • George W. Bush (2) Republican
  • Herman Cain (1) Republican
  • Hillary Clinton (22) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jeanne Shaheen (17) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
  • Jim Rubens (11) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • John Lynch (2) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • Jon Huntsman (5) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Jon Lavoie (3) New Hampshire Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Karen Testerman (14) Republican Challenger New Hampshire
  • Kelly Ayotte (1) Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Maggie Hassan (5) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mark Connolly (2) New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mitt Romney (8) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Newt Gingrich (3) Republican
  • Orrin Hatch (2) Republican Sr Senator Utah
  • Ray Metcalfe (5) Democratic candidate for Senate Alaska
  • Rick Perry (3) Texas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rick Santorum (24) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ron Paul (7) Republican (Libertarian 1988)
  • Scott Brown (16) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Steve Forbes (2)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

Scroll down for headlines, or click for archive from another state:
  -   AK  -   AL  -   AR  -   AZ  -   CA  -   CO  -   CT  -   DE  -   FL  -   GA  -   HI  -   IA  -   ID  -   IL  -   IN  -   KS  -   KY  -   LA  -   MA  -  
  -   MD  -   ME  -   MI  -   MN  -   MO  -   MS  -   MT  -   NC  -   ND  -   NE  -   NH  -   NJ  -   NM  -   NV  -   NY  -  
  -   OH  -   OK  -   OR  -   PA  -   RI  -   SC  -   SD  -   TN  -   TX  -   UT  -   VA  -   VT  -   WA  -   WI  -   WV  -   WY  -  

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Colin Van Ostern: Restore funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Jim Rubens: Oppose partial birth abortion; support parental notification.
    Chris Sununu: Take a pause in Planned Parenthood funding.
    Colin Van Ostern: Restore Planned Parenthood funding; they had no wrongdoing.
    Jon Lavoie: Pro-choice because it's none of my business.
    Chris Sununu: Voted to restrict funding to local Planned Parenthood.
    Kelly Ayotte: Make birth control pills available without prescription.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Opposed the Blunt Amendment: require birth control coverage.
    Bob Smith: Human life begins at conception.
    Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
    Karen Testerman: No taxpayer dollars to terminate human life in the womb.
    Mitt Romney: States shouldn't ban contraception; and no state wants to.
    Rick Santorum: States have the right to ban contraception, but shouldn't.
    Ron Paul: Right to privacy is explicit, but not for contraception.
    Ray Metcalfe: Supports reproductive rights & stem-cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Colin Van Ostern: Fiscally responsible budget: no improperly-sourced contracts.
    Bernie Sanders: I led the effort against deregulation, but we lost.
    Bernie Sanders: We need a 21st-century Glass-Steagall legislation.
    Hillary Clinton: Committed to reducing corporate power not only Wall St.
    Maggie Hassan: Restored $1B in cuts in state spending.
    Bob Smith: Time to stop mortgaging our children's future.
    Karen Testerman: More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom.
    Ron Paul: We're reversing 100 years of bad policy; audit the Fed.
    Rick Santorum: Spend-o-meter: track spending on all Senate amendments.
    Cory Booker: Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring.
Civil Rights
    Bernie Sanders: What kind of response would happen if Flint MI were white?
    Bob Smith: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Scott Brown: Next step in racial equality: stop glorifying violence.
    Karen Testerman: Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions.
    Annie Kuster: Equal pay for equal work.
    Mitt Romney: Gay community needs more support from the Republican Party.
    Rick Santorum: I agree with hearing gay ideas but disagree with some.
    Rick Santorum: Marriage is a federal issue; we need one definition, not 50.
    Jim Rubens: Reduce corporate tax rates & repatriate overseas profits.
    Bernie Sanders: If we don't break up banks, we'll be bailing them out again.
    Hillary Clinton: Agrees that Wall Street and banks cannot get too powerful.
    Hillary Clinton: I warned corporations about wrecking the economy.
    Hillary Clinton: It's not just Wall Street; it's Big Pharma too.
    Scott Brown: AdWatch: Loosened financial reform regulations.
    Rick Santorum: Companies run into a stiff headwind called government.
    Bernie Sanders: Government should not be part of the death penalty.
    Bernie Sanders: Create criminal records for corrupt white collar criminals.
    Hillary Clinton: Death penalty appropriate for Oklahoma City bombing.
    John Lynch: Parole violators go to jail, for all released convicts.
    Maggie Hassan: Parole violators go to jail, for all released convicts.
    Colin Van Ostern: Health Protection Plan for addiction treatment services.
    Jim Rubens: War on drugs is a flagrant $1 trillion policy failure.
    Jim Rubens: Legalize marijuana; drug-assisted treatment for opioids.
    Chris Sununu: Given NH's opioid epidemic, a drug czar is a necessity.
    Jon Lavoie: Fund heroin interdiction, but fund treatment too.
    Jon Lavoie: Learn from Colorado and collect marijuana tax dollars.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Allow medical marijuana; but no recreational marijuana.
    Scott Brown: Restrict medical marijuana; and no recreational marijuana.
    Ray Metcalfe: End the war on drugs.
    Colin Van Ostern: College for America: students into workforce with no debt.
    Colin Van Ostern: College for America: students into workforce with no debt.
    Jim Rubens: Unconstitutional for federal government to control K-12.
    Bernie Sanders: Student debt is crushing young graduates.
    Hillary Clinton: Experts vetted my college plan, and it works.
    Maggie Hassan: As governor, I froze college tuition.
    Chris Sununu: More funding for charter schools; less power to bureaucrats.
    Bob Smith: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Karen Testerman: Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education.
    Karen Testerman: Stop the "common core" federal education standards.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Must resolve permanent school funding this year.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids.
Energy & Oil
    Colin Van Ostern: Expand solar energy by hike in renewable 'net metering' cap.
    Hillary Clinton: Half a billion solar panels in first 4 years.
    Mark Connolly: Move away from fossil fuels; oppose Northern Pass line.
    Bob Smith: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Scott Brown: Keystone XL should be included in energy efficiency bill.
    Karen Testerman: End the war on coal: keep electrical generating plants.
    Karen Testerman: Carbon dioxide causes plants to thrive, not global warming.
    Rick Santorum: Out of office, I stayed in the fray to defeat cap-and-trade.
    Hillary Clinton: Federal takeover of Flint water supply if state can't fix it.
    Karen Testerman: Declaring national monuments to benefit donors is an abuse.
    Mitt Romney: Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system.
    Newt Gingrich: EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Supports Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Manage growth & avoid sprawl.
Families & Children
    Maggie Hassan: Fought for right to education for son with cerebral palsy.
    Rick Santorum: Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit.
    Rick Santorum: Gay adoption is a state issue; no federal ban.
Foreign Policy
    Bernie Sanders: Key doctrine: We can't do it alone; must work in coalition.
    Bernie Sanders: Encourage Saudis and Iran to work together, despite distrust.
    Bernie Sanders: Move forward with Iran with relations the long-term goal.
    Bernie Sanders: North Korea is run by nuclear-armed paranoid dictator.
    Bernie Sanders: I worry about Putin in Crimea but worry more about N. Korea.
    Hillary Clinton: Address arc of instability from North Africa to South Asia.
    Hillary Clinton: Obama trusted my judgment; I'll be ready on Day One.
    Hillary Clinton: Need more European contribution to defending against Russia.
    Scott Brown: Restore American leadership; we have none now.
    Bob Smith: America is in trouble; we need leadership out of this mess.
    Scott Brown: Our allies don't trust us, our foes don't fear us.
    Rick Santorum: Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons.
    Ron Paul: We don't even accept elections from overseas.
    Jon Huntsman: China is our most important relationship of the 21st century.
    Alan Keyes: Clarifying commitment to Taiwan avoids Chinese attack.
    Alan Keyes: Military intervention to ensure Taiwan’s self-determination.
    George W. Bush: Texas governorship provides foreign policy experience.
Free Trade
    Bernie Sanders: Don't believe that unfettered trade creates U.S. jobs.
    Bernie Sanders: I disagree with Obama on TPP, but he's done a great job.
    Bernie Sanders: I will take on corporations that take their jobs to China.
    Hillary Clinton: I oppose CAFTA & TPP, but global economy needs trade.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Expand opportunities to export to markets around the globe.
    Mitt Romney: We have to open up markets to America's goods.
    Ray Metcalfe: Fair trade as opposed to free trade.
Government Reform
    Jim Rubens: Congress is addicted to spending to pay for pork.
    Bernie Sanders: Establishment candidates are beholden to big money.
    Bernie Sanders: Congress represents the wealthy; they donate to ensure that.
    Bernie Sanders: Litmus test for Supreme Court on Citizens United.
    Bernie Sanders: Overturn Citizens United: America is one person, one vote.
    Bernie Sanders: Presidency isn't winnable with public financing.
    Bernie Sanders: GOP loves voter suppression because it lets them win.
    Chris Sununu: End expansive government that stifles economic growth.
    Jim Rubens: Voluntary small dollar vouchers to fund federal elections.
    Bob Smith: Photo ID for voting.
    Jeanne Shaheen: People's Pledge: Let's limit outside PAC contributions.
    Scott Brown: No pledge to limit outside PAC contributions.
    Ron Paul: Preach the gospel of liberty.
    Ron Paul: All spending should be designated by earmarks.
    Maggie Hassan: Opposed Photo ID for Voting.
    John Lynch: Vetoed Photo ID for Voting.
    Orrin Hatch: Real campaign finance reform is disclosure & more disclosure.
Gun Control
    Bob Smith: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
    Karen Testerman: Second Amendment is about protection, not hunting.
    Herman Cain: Let each state pass a concealed weapon bill.
Health Care
    Colin Van Ostern: Medicaid Expansion brought coverage to 44,000 N.H. citizens.
    Bernie Sanders: Other countries cover everyone; why can't we?
    Bernie Sanders: Health care for 29 million more uninsured.
    Hillary Clinton: Go from 90% coverage under ObamaCare to 100% coverage.
    Chris Sununu: Voted against funding Planned Parenthood state contracts.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Negotiate prices for prescription drugs with manufacturers.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Ebola: No fear-mongering; maybe a travel ban.
    Scott Brown: Ebola: travel ban to West Africa.
    Bob Smith: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Scott Brown: ObamaCare's mandate means higher costs and fewer jobs.
    Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Falsely promised all people could keep insurance.
    Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
    Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
    Karen Testerman: ObamaCare is unaffordable and unworkable.
    Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Rick Santorum: Give Medicare same options and opt-out as Congress.
    Rick Santorum: Promote Health Savings Accounts as market-based solution.
    Ray Metcalfe: Supports universal health care.
Homeland Security
    Bernie Sanders: Strengthen the V.A.; don't privatize the V.A.
    Bernie Sanders: It does us no good to NOT talk to adversaries.
    Bernie Sanders: Promise to never privatize V.A.
    Hillary Clinton: Fight the idea of privatizing the V.A.
    Hillary Clinton: Promise to never privatize V.A.
    Scott Brown: Strip US citizenship from terrorists who fight overseas.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Tireless advocate for keeping our commitment to veterans.
    Bob Smith: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Jim Rubens: The surveillance state is not OK: limit the NSA.
    Karen Testerman: Rebuild our forces for adversaries like Chinese & Russians.
    Jim Rubens: NSA infringes Constitution and causes citizen distrust.
    Rick Santorum: Privacy is in 4th amendment, but Patriot Act is ok.
    Rick Santorum: Confront virulent threat of radical Islam.
    Ron Paul: Getting bin Laden OK; Iranian nukes not OK.
    Alan Keyes: Missile defense umbrella including Taiwan.
    Jim Rubens: No amnesty; no birthright citizenship; no sanctuary cities.
    Bernie Sanders: Supports path to citizenship for illegals.
    Scott Brown: The border is secure when people don't come across it.
    Jeanne Shaheen: We need to fix our broken immigration system.
    Scott Brown: It's wrong that illegals can just walk across the border.
    Bob Smith: Securing our borders is matter of economic stability.
    Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants are stealing from our country.
    Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants over burden our public schools.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
    Jim Rubens: Enforce that all employers use E-Verify system.
    Scott Brown: My job is to let businesses create jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Tie government union wages to private sector wages.
    Rick Perry: Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide.
    Rick Santorum: Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work.
Principles & Values
    Bernie Sanders: It is not unrealistic to fight for middle class.
    Bernie Sanders: I walk the walk of progressivism, with no Super PAC.
    Bernie Sanders: I am longest serving Independent but caucus with Dems.
    Bernie Sanders: Too late for establishment politics: we need a revolution.
    Hillary Clinton: I am a progressive who gets things done.
    Hillary Clinton: A woman president does not exemplify the establishment.
    Hillary Clinton: Speaking fees & donations do not equal political corruption.
    Hillary Clinton: Before it was emails, it was Benghazi; it's all a ploy.
    Chris Sununu: Served three terms on the Executive Council.
    Bob Smith: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jeanne Shaheen: On 99% vote with Obama: Find ways to appeal to independents.
    Bob Smith: Too many in Washington have no vision to restore the nation.
    Jon Huntsman: We need a unifying leader, not vilifying different groups.
    Rick Perry: Obama's a socialist; Founding Fathers didn't want socialists.
    Mitt Romney: Obama's policies have made the recession deeper.
    Mitt Romney: Business entrepreneurialism is leadership experience.
    Rick Santorum: We need command leadership; not business experience.
    Rick Santorum: I'm a conservative but not a libertarian; some government OK.
    Rick Santorum: I appeal to blue-collar voters, not Wall Street.
    Gary Bauer: Better off than 4 years ago financially, but not culturally.
    Orrin Hatch: Legislative record of bipartisan accomplishment.
Social Security
    Rick Santorum: Means testing: reduce benefits for wealthy seniors.
    Gary Bauer: Relieve tax burden via smaller retirement benefits.
    Gary Bauer: Preserve social security by reform without privatization.
    George W. Bush: Keep promise to retirees but consider raising retirement age.
    Steve Forbes: Raising retirement age betrays promise to American retirees.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: End loophole that allows zero taxes via Cayman Islands.
    Mark Connolly: N.H. needs more revenue, but not via a broad-based tax.
    Chris Sununu: Pledge to veto state sales tax and income tax.
    Karen Testerman: Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS.
    Jon Huntsman: Rip out $1.1T in loopholes from the corrupt tax code.
    Rick Santorum: Simplify tax code: just 5 deductions; everything else goes.
    Ray Metcalfe: Tax cuts for the rich threw surplus into the toilet.
    Colin Van Ostern: Bring passenger rail from Boston to central N.H.
    Colin Van Ostern: Build commuter rail line between Manchester and Boston.
    Hillary Clinton: Retroactive classification can make any email problematic.
    Chris Sununu: Opposed commuter rail from Boston to central New Hampshire.
    Newt Gingrich: We can't compete with China with an inferior infrastructure.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Focus on brainpower, not horsepower, via more education.
    Steve Forbes: Drop Microsoft case; new tech makes it obsolete.
War & Peace
    Bernie Sanders: Iraq war led to ISIS creation, as I predicted would happen.
    Hillary Clinton: Don't normalize relations with Iran; we need leverage.
    Hillary Clinton: 4,000 U.S. trainers & special forces in Iraq & Syria.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Address ISIS without fearmongering.
    Jon Huntsman: Draw down to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan by 2013.
    Jon Huntsman: We listened to generals in Vietnam; don't repeat our mistake.
    Mitt Romney: Leave Afghanistan when generals on the ground say so.
    Newt Gingrich: We have mismanaged region-wide crisis in Middle East.
    Rick Perry: I would send troops back into Iraq, to exclude Iran.
    Rick Santorum: Stay in Afghanistan until security of our country is secure.
    Rick Santorum: Iranian people admire us; Iranian leaders are evil.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rick Santorum: Block grant Medicaid, housing, & food stamps to states.
    Rick Santorum: Poverty is not a disability; believe in ability to work.
    Ron Paul: Entitlements are not rights; only big guys get entitlements.
    Rick Santorum: I authored the only bill to remove an entitlement.

The above quotations are from State of New Hampshire Politicians: secondary Archives.

All material copyright 1999-2015
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.

E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
Send donations or submit quotations to:
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140

Home Page
Most recent quotations Archive of books & debates Candidate Matching Quiz

Page last edited: Sep 07, 2016