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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 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)

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State of Wisconsin Politicians: Archives

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    Glenn Grothman: Co-sponsored state Personhood Amendment.
    Glenn Grothman: Sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
    Mark Neumann: God-given rights begin at conception.
    Tommy Thompson: God-given rights begin at conception.
    John Schiess: Parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
    John Schiess: No state funding of embryonic nor adult stem cell research.
    Tommy Thompson: Ban partial birth abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Bernie Sanders: Yes, limit size of government, but address inequality.
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin Comeback: lower unemployment and lower tax burden.
    Glenn Grothman: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Glenn Grothman: Outspoken critic of increased spending & new government jobs.
    Scott Walker: Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund.
    Tommy Thompson: Balanced budget is first priority.
    Tommy Thompson: Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream.
    Mark Neumann: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Tommy Thompson: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Scott Walker: Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden.
    Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
    Tom Barrett: Put Madison on a diet: trim budget without raising taxes.
    John Schiess: Get rid of federal reserve system.
    Mark Neumann: Balance the budget by eliminating Obamacare.
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin's once strong economy is in need of repair.
    Ron Johnson: $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt.
    Tommy Thompson: Vetoed 255 spending bills totalling $43M.
Civil Rights
    Hillary Clinton: Fight systemic racism in education & employment.
    Hillary Clinton: Fight systemic racism in education & employment.
    Hillary Clinton: LGBT people now married on Saturday & fired on Monday.
    Hillary Clinton: Will fight for minorities, immigrants, & women's rights.
    Hillary Clinton: Root out systemic racism exposed by social media.
    Hillary Clinton: Unleash the full potential of women and girls.
    Hillary Clinton: After 200 presidential debates, female majority on stage.
    Glenn Grothman: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Scott Walker: A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled.
    John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring.
    Scott Walker: Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit.
    Scott Walker: 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Scott Walker: Expand relocation & economic development tax credits.
    Bernie Sanders: We need fundamental police reform.
    Bernie Sanders: By 2020, I pledge to have fewer people in jail than China.
    Bernie Sanders: Whites & blacks smoke pot equally, but blacks go to jail.
    Glenn Grothman: Community notification when sex offenders become residents.
    Mark Neumann: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tommy Thompson: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tom Barrett: My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them.
    Tommy Thompson: Zero tolerance approach to crime.
    Tommy Thompson: Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions.
    Tommy Thompson: Life means life, no possibility of parole.
    Ron Johnson: Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers.
    Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production.
    Bernie Sanders: Low income kids deserve free education, including college.
    Hillary Clinton: My plan is debt-free college for young people.
    Scott Walker: Continue with tuition freezes.
    Scott Walker: Multiple strategies to increase accessibility of college.
    Scott Walker: Choose schools based on objective info, not Common Core.
    Scott Walker: Over past 4 years, graduation rates & ACT scores are up.
    Glenn Grothman: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal Common Core; it's unconstitutional.
    Glenn Grothman: Vocal advocate for school choice.
    Scott Walker: UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program.
    Mark Neumann: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    Tommy Thompson: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    John Schiess: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
    John Schiess: Supports moment of silence in public schools.
    Tommy Thompson: End Social Promotion; establish standards instead.
    Tommy Thompson: Created the nation’s first private school choice program.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted statewide Charter School system.
Energy & Oil
    Russell Feingold: 2003 "4P": use Clean Air Act to reduce coal plant pollutants.
    Scott Walker: Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates.
    Glenn Grothman: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Glenn Grothman: Freeze the expensive renewable energy requirement.
    Tammy Baldwin: Government should get out of subsidies to big oil.
    Mark Neumann: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    Tommy Thompson: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    John Schiess: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
    Russell Feingold: Clean Water Restoration Act to protect streams and wetlands.
    Scott Walker: Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining.
    Tommy Thompson: Prevent invasive Asian Carp in Great Lakes.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Funded $170M in “conservation easement” land purchases.
Families & Children
    Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
Foreign Policy
    Bernie Sanders: Need to look at consequences of removing dictators.
    Bernie Sanders: Won't take advice from Henry Kissinger; he assisted genocide.
    Bernie Sanders: We should try and talk to enemies, even Iran.
    Bernie Sanders: Beef up NATO against Russian aggression.
    Bernie Sanders: America stands for hope; we should take Syrian refugees.
    Hillary Clinton: We achieved a lot, but not yet normal relations with Iran.
    Scott Walker: Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom.
    Mark Neumann: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    John Schiess: Get rid of the communist United Nations.
Free Trade
    Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
    Ron Johnson: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Scott Walker: Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China.
    Scott Walker: Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world.
Government Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Campaign financing is corrupt; no Super PAC for me.
    Bernie Sanders: Dept. of Defense is only agency never to have been audited.
    Hillary Clinton: I am not beholden to Super PACs or Wall Street.
    Hillary Clinton: I will streamline wasteful and redundant programs.
    Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
    Glenn Grothman: Require photo ID for voting.
    Glenn Grothman: Require proof of residence to vote or register.
    Tommy Thompson: I've never been a lobbyist.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Mark Neumann: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Tommy Thompson: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Mark Neumann: Clean Up Washington: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Scott Walker: End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits.
    Ron Johnson: Third-party issue ad donors should be disclosed.
    John Schiess: No spending nor contribution limits on political campaigns.
    George W. Bush: We believe in people; they believe in government.
    Winona LaDuke: Business funding of politics leads to political favors.
Gun Control
    Glenn Grothman: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Bernie Sanders: For $500 more taxes, everyone gets $5,000 more healthcare.
    Bernie Sanders: US is the only major country without universal health care.
    Hillary Clinton: Medicare-for-all is not economically feasible.
    Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Glenn Grothman: ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system.
    Mark Neumann: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Tommy Thompson: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Ron Johnson: ObamaCare will cost the average family $2,100.
    Russell Feingold: Healthcare reform is a good compromise.
Homeland Security
    Hillary Clinton: Haters should realize that American Muslims can help us.
    Hillary Clinton: Support our NATO allies and take vetted Syrian refugees.
    Scott Walker: Support for our military transcends partisan differences.
    Glenn Grothman: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media.
    Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    John Schiess: Wisconsin should not participate in REAL ID program.
    Bernie Sanders: Focus policy on bringing families together, not deportation.
    Bernie Sanders: 2007: I voted against slavery-like guest worker programs.
    Glenn Grothman: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Glenn Grothman: Carefully controlled immigration protects us from enemies.
    Scott Walker: Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers.
    Scott Walker: Make it easier to enter the country legally.
    Scott Walker: 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction.
    Mark Neumann: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Mark Neumann: Make English the official language.
    Tommy Thompson: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Tommy Thompson: Make English the official language.
    Scott Walker: $35M for Wisconsin Fast Forward: technical skill training.
    Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
    Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
    Scott Walker: Create 250,000 jobs via special legislative session.
    Russell Feingold: $184B stimulus created jobs, especially highway construction.
Local Issues
    Scott Walker: Reopen Travel Wisconsin welcome centers.
Principles & Values
    Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
    Glenn Grothman: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Glenn Grothman: Sponsored "In God We Trust" license plates.
    Tammy Baldwin: I fight for us; my opponent fights for the big and powerful.
    Mark Neumann: A conservative believes in faith, family and country.
    Mark Neumann: Conservatives believe in faith, family and country.
    Tommy Thompson: Declines debates because opponents "want to shoot at me".
    Jim Doyle: Priorities: close deficit, improve schools and jobs.
    Scott Walker: 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal.
Social Security
    Bernie Sanders: Lift cap on wealthy: at $250,000 program lasts 58 years.
    Hillary Clinton: Expand Social Security for most vulnerable first.
    Scott Walker: Increase public employee pension payments to 5%.
Tax Reform
    Scott Walker: Reduce property, income and production tax burden.
    Scott Walker: Reduced property taxes by $141 in 4 years; more coming.
    Glenn Grothman: Tirelessly pursue lowering property and income taxes.
    Tammy Baldwin: Get rid of loopholes for outsourcing and capital gains.
    Tommy Thompson: Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form.
    Bernie Sanders: Tax wealth stashed in Caymans to rebuild our infrastructure.
    Scott Walker: Partner with private firms to install fiber network.
    Scott Walker: Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail.
    Tom Barrett: Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison.
War & Peace
    Hillary Clinton: My 2002 vote for Iraq war does not impact ISIS plan today.
    Hillary Clinton: Do not negotiate with Iran about Syria.
    Tammy Baldwin: End the Afghan war & end nation-building.
    Tommy Thompson: Helped build a hospital in Afghanistan for women & children.
    Mark Neumann: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Tommy Thompson: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Mark Neumann: Mideast stability so gasoline prices don't go even higher.
Welfare & Poverty
    Hillary Clinton: Address distressed communities and generational poverty.
    Glenn Grothman: Concerned about massive trend towards government dependency.
    Scott Walker: Help transition from government dependence to independence.
    Tommy Thompson: Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed.
    Tommy Thompson: Early leader in welfare reform.

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