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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)
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

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State of South Dakota Politicians: secondary Archives

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    from State of South Dakota secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dennis Daugaard (27) South Dakota Republican Governor
  • Gordon Howie (17) Independent Senate Challenger South Dakota
  • Jay Williams (20) Democratic Senate candidate South Dakota
  • Joel Dykstra (4) Republican Challenger (2008) South Dakota
  • John Thune (5) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative South Dakota
  • Larry Pressler (17) Independent Challenger South Dakota
  • Mike Rounds (7) South Dakota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Nancy Turbak Berry (7) Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator South Dakota
  • Rick Weiland (14) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
  • Tom Daschle (3) Cabinet
  • William Janklow (8)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jay Williams: Passing laws that restrict abortions won't stop abortions.
    Gordon Howie: Man does not have the right to destroy innocent life.
    Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Repeal ban on conducting embryonic stem cell research.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: No state interference with birth control or contraception.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Voted against requiring sonograms at abortion facilities.
    Joel Dykstra: Voted to classify abortion as a Class 4 felony.
Budget & Economy
    Gordon Howie: Economic survival depends on fiscal responsibility.
    Mike Rounds: Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation.
    Gordon Howie: Say No to $17 trillion national debt.
    Larry Pressler: Pay a little more taxes & give up some programs.
    Dennis Daugaard: Good stewardship achieves a structurally balanced budget.
    Dennis Daugaard: Invite, increase, and innovate--for economic development.
Civil Rights
    Jay Williams: Far too often, Native Americans are forgotten & ignored.
    Gordon Howie: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Gordon Howie: Gays and lesbians choose to live outside the laws of God.
    Gordon Howie: Civil unions and equal rights for gays, but not marriage.
    Larry Pressler: Filed legal brief to overturn S.D.'s gay marriage ban.
    Mike Rounds: Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage.
    Larry Pressler: Supports gay marriage.
    Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
    Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
    Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals for businesses 'too big to fail'.
    Mike Rounds: $75M in Future Fund grants to support entrepreneurialism.
    Larry Pressler: Both parties beholden to corporate backers.
    Rick Weiland: Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor.
    Dennis Daugaard: Revamp MicroLOAN program for small businesses.
    Jay Williams: Our criminal justice system is broken.
    Dennis Daugaard: High rates of incarceration does not increase public safety.
    Dennis Daugaard: Reforms reduced population on parole.
    Dennis Daugaard: Achieved Level 4 certification for Juvenile Corrections.
    Dennis Daugaard: Justice reinvestment: focuses resources on proven tools.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Define hate crimes by sexual orientation or gender identity.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Remove requirement that physicians be present at executions.
    Dennis Daugaard: More funding for drug courts; a bargain compared to prison.
    Dennis Daugaard: Swift and certain sanctions for drug addicts.
    Joel Dykstra: Require blood testing for drunk driving arrests.
    Jay Williams: Served a term on the Yankton school board.
    Jay Williams: I moved back to SD for quality of schools; focus on that.
    Dennis Daugaard: Increase teacher salaries to retain and attract hires.
    Dennis Daugaard: Tuition freeze on college education.
    Dennis Daugaard: Increase enrolment in technical institutes.
    Dennis Daugaard: Repeal 100 student minimum for state aid to districts.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Increase teacher pay and student spending annually.
    Joel Dykstra: Voted for abstinence-only sex education.
    William Janklow: Reward extra teacher effort with extra pay.
    William Janklow: $9500 for college tuition for all Regents grads.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Williams: This planet is our only home; curb carbon emissions.
    Gordon Howie: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Gordon Howie: Congress should pass laws benefiting the oil & gas industry.
    Larry Pressler: Immediate increase of 12 cents per gallon in the gas tax.
    Mike Rounds: Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax.
    Rick Weiland: End subsidies to big oil companies, instead of gas tax.
    Rick Weiland: Opposes Keystone XL pipeline.
    Dennis Daugaard: Explore our potential for oil development.
    Dennis Daugaard: Increase ethanol revolving fund from $7M to $17M.
    Mike Rounds: Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
    Dennis Daugaard: Invest $8 million to fight the mountain pine beetle.
    William Janklow: Remove old gas tanks and their contaminants.
Families & Children
    Dennis Daugaard: Infant Mortality Task Force: distribute safe sleep kits.
    William Janklow: Supports Bright Start boxes to help new parents.
Foreign Policy
    Jay Williams: Negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons.
Government Reform
    Jay Williams: GOP's 2013 government shutdown caused S.D. suffering.
    Jay Williams: Campaign spending is out of control.
    Gordon Howie: Photo ID for voting.
    Rick Weiland: Congress should fight for people, not for big donors.
    Dennis Daugaard: Better Government Red Tape Review: eliminate 26,000 words.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: $4000 limit on individual campaign contribution.
    Joel Dykstra: Voted to restrict campaign donations.
Gun Control
    Jay Williams: Common sense measures like background checks.
    Gordon Howie: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Gordon Howie: Bumper sticker: God, Guns, and Gordon.
    Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Health Care
    Jay Williams: Health care is a basic human right.
    Gordon Howie: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Rick Weiland: Give Medicare recipients a choice of private insurance.
    Larry Pressler: Keep ObamaCare in place; we need it.
    Rick Weiland: Push for public option to expand ObamaCare.
    Rick Weiland: Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option.
    Mike Rounds: Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government.
    William Janklow: Re-pay med school tuition for doctors in needy areas.
    William Janklow: Fund newborn hearing-screening program.
    William Janklow: Give nicotine patches free to anyone who asks.
Homeland Security
    Jay Williams: Don't use fear of ISIS to justify government overreach.
    Jay Williams: Served in the US Navy and the Peace Corps.
    Jay Williams: Served in the Peace Corps as well as the U.S. Navy.
    John Thune: PATRIOT Act is still needed in these dangerous times.
    Gordon Howie: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Larry Pressler: First Vietnam vet elected to Congress.
    Larry Pressler: Significant cutbacks on overseas military spending.
    Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
    Dennis Daugaard: Transfer professional license from other states for military.
    Dennis Daugaard: Split two departments: Military & Veterans' Affairs.
    Jay Williams: Get ten million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.
    Gordon Howie: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Larry Pressler: 5-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Rounds: Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship.
    Rick Weiland: Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time.
    Jay Williams: Time for the entire nation to get a raise.
    Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota WINS: a 20-point job training plan.
    Dennis Daugaard: Assist disabled with employment; adversity builds character.
    Dennis Daugaard: Help find jobs for those unemployed over 12 weeks.
    Dennis Daugaard: Dakota Roots: invite former South Dakotans back home to work.
Local Issues
    Dennis Daugaard: South Dakotans believe in hard work.
Principles & Values
    Gordon Howie: Religious liberty is foundational to our freedom.
    Gordon Howie: A great America needs God.
    Larry Pressler: Former three-term Senator; ran for president in 1980.
    Rick Weiland: Touring all 311 of South Dakota's incorporated towns.
    Larry Pressler: Non-conventional independent campaign to influence debate.
    Larry Pressler: 1978: first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate.
Social Security
    Jay Williams: Eliminate taxable maximum of $118,500.
    Rick Weiland: Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy.
Tax Reform
    Jay Williams: A call for rationality: Tax is NOT a dirty word.
    Jay Williams: Pushed for $1.4M property tax to fund school operations.
    Gordon Howie: Rein in bloated government instead of raising taxes.
    Larry Pressler: Raise taxes on estates worth more than $10 million.
    Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
    Dennis Daugaard: E-Government: government online, not standing in line.
    Dennis Daugaard: Secure $29M for deep underground lab.
    William Janklow: Continue funding computers in schools.
War & Peace
    Rick Weiland: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.
    John Thune: Finishing the job means setting up a democracy in Iraq.
    John Thune: Support sending more American troops to Iraq if necessary.
    John Thune: Iraq is a part of the broader war on terror.
    John Thune: We have to stay resolute or the terrorists will prevail.
    Tom Daschle: We can do much better fighting the war in Iraq.
    Tom Daschle: Would still voted to authorize Bush to go to war.
    Tom Daschle: The war in Iraq is being run the wrong way.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jay Williams: Address the growing problem of income inequality.