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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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    Zach Nunn: Voted YES on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Zach Nunn: Vote for abortion ban at 6 weeks when heartbeat is heard.
    Abby Finkenauer: Voted NO on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    ACLU: Fight ban on abortion when heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks.
    Andy McGuire: Restore Planned Parenthood funding from the dark ages.
    Ashley Hinson: Voted YES on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Carly Fiorina: Liberals believe in protecting flies, but not human life.
    Carly Fiorina: Planned Parenthood performs late-term partial birth abortion.
    Cathy Glasson: Pro-choice and will restore Planned Parenthood funding.
    Chris Christie: Thousands upon thousands are murdered in the womb.
    Christopher Reed: Very pro-life; no abortion under any circumstances.
    Deidre DeJear: Ensure every Iowan has access to reproductive care they need.
    Doug Butzier: Leave abortion decisions to the states.
    Eddie Mauro: Fundamental right to make one's own health care decisions.
    Fred Hubbell: AdWatch: commitment to Planned Parenthood.
    Fred Hubbell: Work to reverse IA's abortion ban.
    Jack Hatch: Abortions should always be legally available.
    Jake Porter: Don't prohibit abortion but don't fund it.
    Jim Carlin: Vote for abortion ban at 6 weeks when heartbeat is heard.
    Jim Carlin: Voted YES on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Jim Carlin: Life begins at conception; oppose taxpayer funded abortions.
    John McCain: Abortion issue shows what kind of country we are.
    Joni Ernst: No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn.
    Joni Ernst: Affordable access to contraception.
    Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
    Joni Ernst: Human life begins at conception.
    Joni Ernst: Don't think Roe will be overturned.
    Joni Ernst: Opposes all federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
    Kim Reynolds: Abortion is equivalent to murder, but different penalty.
    Kim Reynolds: Ban abortion after heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks.
    Kim Reynolds: State constitution does not grant right to abortion.
    Kim Reynolds: De-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Kimberly Graham: Defend Roe v. Wade.
    Marco Battaglia: Prefer fewer abortion, but not state prohibition.
    Michael Franken: Codify Roe v. Wade; fully fund Planned Parenthood.
    Michael Franken: Supports a woman's full autonomy for her health and body.
    Michael Franken: I will make codifying Roe a top priority.
    Mike Huckabee: Apply Constitutional rights from conception.
    Mitt Romney: Iowa attack phone ads are not true; I am pro-life.
    Mitt Romney: Tired of holier-than-thou attitude about becoming pro-life.
    Mitt Romney: Defining mistake: supported abortion law despite opposing it.
    Nate Boulton: Anti-abortion law hurts women's healthcare access.
    Nate Boulton: Voted NO on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Orrin Hatch: Abortions cause a societal insensitivity to life.
    Pat Murphy: Defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisions.
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for protecting access to women's health care.
    Patty Judge: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Randy Feenstra: Voted YES on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Ras Smith: Vote against abortion ban at 6 weeks when heartbeat is heard.
    Ras Smith: Voted NO on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Rick Santorum: No abortions even in cases of rape; one violence is enough.
    Rick Santorum: I've been to the March For Life for 25 years.
    Rob Hogg: Restricting abortion for "women's safety" won't win approval.
    Rob Hogg: Vote against abortion ban at 6 weeks when heartbeat is heard.
    Rob Hogg: Voted NO on making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Roxanne Conlin: Support women's right to reproductive freedom.
    Rudy Giuliani: Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor.
    Sam Brownback: Iowa phone ad: Romney is not pro-life.
    Sam Clovis: Life should be protected from conception.
    Sam Clovis: Human life begins at conception.
    Scott Walker: Passed pro-life legislation & defunded Planned Parenthood.
    Terry Branstad: Signed law making abortion illegal at 20 weeks.
    Theresa Greenfield: Fight to protect reproductive freedom.
    Theresa Greenfield: EMILY's List endorses Greenfield for abortion rights.
    Theresa Greenfield: Women should have access to safe affordable health care.
    Theresa Greenfield: Always defend woman's right to make own health decisions.
    Theresa Greenfield: Opposes shutting down Planned Parenthood.
    Tim Pawlenty: Criminal sanctions against abortion doctors, not women.
    Tom Fiegen: Limit legality, and eliminate public funding for abortion.
    Tom Fiegen: Vote against abortion ban at 6 weeks when heartbeat is heard.
    Tom Hoefling: Human life begins at conception.
    Tom Vilsack: Vetoed requiring info about abortion risks and alternatives.
    Tom Vilsack: Personal choice includes taxpayer funding.
    Tommy Thompson: Pro-choice GOP nominee problem for GOP platform.
    Chuck Grassley: No national abortion ban, but state bans are ok.
    Michael Franken: Codify Roe v. Wade into law.
    Kim Reynolds: A pro-life state surrounds everyone with love and support.
Budget & Economy
    Andy McGuire: No more handouts for big corporations.
    Andy McGuire: Strategize for economic development in rural Iowa.
    Bill Bradley: More for tech education since tech created surplus.
    Bill Richardson: Balanced Budget Amendment to address $9 trillion debt.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Government serves public; don’t “starve the beast”.
    Cathy Glasson: Budget should concentrate on citizens needs and the future.
    Chet Culver: 2009: across-the-board cuts of 10%, to balance budget.
    Chris Christie: The rich are doing fine; cater to middle-income workers.
    Chris Dodd: People of color lured into sub prime lending.
    David Young: Better Budget Principles rooted in Iowa common sense.
    Deidre DeJear: Implement a true, comprehensive economic plan.
    Dennis Kucinich: Social cuts redistribute wealth upwards.
    Dennis Kucinich: Must cut Pentagon spending.
    Dennis Kucinich: WPA-type program will create jobs and rebuild America.
    Dick Gephardt: 1993 tax increase & sound economics caused budget surplus.
    Doug Butzier: Market-led recovery better than federal stimulus.
    Fred Hubbell: Many budget benefits go to companies that don't need them.
    Herman Cain: Don't raise debt ceiling; that doesn't solve problem.
    Hillary Clinton: Go after shadow banking industry, like Lehman Brothers.
    Howard Dean: Republicans haven't balanced a federal budget in 34 years.
    Jake Porter: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    John Kasich: Against ethanol subsidies, and all subsidies.
    John Kerry: Economy is recovering for corporations to some degree.
    Jon Huntsman: I'm gonna do for the US what I did for Utah.
    Jon Huntsman: I stood up for debt ceiling increase and against default.
    Joni Ernst: Break Washington's spending addiction.
    Joni Ernst: I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork.
    Kim Reynolds: Defended $100 million budget cuts from previous fiscal year.
    Kim Reynolds: Wants state stimulus based on population, not unemployment.
    Marco Battaglia: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Martin O`Malley: Our economy was wrecked by the big banks of Wall Street.
    Matthew Whitaker: Top priority: Grow the economy.
    Michael Franken: Invest in infrastructure on scale of building of interstates.
    Michele Bachmann: Don't raise debt ceiling; country not at risk of default.
    Michele Bachmann: I was the leading voice against raising the debt ceiling.
    Mitt Romney: 7 principles for leadership on the economy.
    Newt Gingrich: The Super-committee is as dumb an idea as I've ever heard.
    Newt Gingrich: It's a scandal that the Federal Reserve is secret.
    Newt Gingrich: Don't bail out Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae; break them up.
    Rand Paul: Liberty candidates agree to Audit The Fed.
    Rick Perry: The federal reserve is at the root of a lot of our problems.
    Rick Santorum: Govt has averaged 18% of GDP and we're now at 25%.
    Rick Santorum: Audit the Fed; but no gold standard.
    Rick Santorum: Stopping debt ceiling increase is showmanship not leadership.
    Rod Blum: Penny Plan: cut 1% per year to balance budget.
    Ron Paul: Country is bankrupt & we can't keep spending.
    Ron Paul: I'm delighted that auditing the Fed has become mainstream.
    Ron Paul: Destroying our currency transfers wealth to the rich.
    Roxanne Conlin: Hold Grassley accountable for Wall Street greed.
    Sam Clovis: Top priority: Balancing the budget.
    Sam Clovis: BBA to stop saddling generations to come.
    Ted Cruz: Original sponsor of Audit-The-Fed bill.
    Terry Branstad: End the days of unsustainable commitments.
    Terry Branstad: Restored Iowa's rainy day and economic emergency funds.
    Tim Pawlenty: I'll offer a prize to anyone who can find Obama's plan.
    Tom Fiegen: Why did nobody from Wall Street went to jail?
    Tom Hoefling: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Civil Rights
    Al Gore: Women deserve equal pay for equal work.
    Al Gore: Confederate flag divides-remove it, but no boycott.
    Al Gore: Ban racial profiling by Executive Order.
    Al Gore: Latinos considered for Supreme Court, but no pledge.
    Al Gore: Review disenfranchisement of felons but keep concept.
    Al Gore: Civil rights and affirmative action on top of agenda.
    Al Gore: More minorities in government to reflect America.
    Al Gore: Expand laws for gays but don’t re-open Civil Rights Act.
    Al Gore: Ideas & ideals bind different races together.
    Al Sharpton: No people of color in Dean’s cabinet-should import talent.
    Al Sharpton: Just talking about race is trivializing the issue.
    Al Sharpton: Get young people involved in the election process.
    Alan Keyes: Ten Commandments & prayer should be in schools.
    Alan Keyes: Conducting gov’t in Spanish assaults our linguistic unity.
    Andy McGuire: Elect women who will fight for equality.
    Andy McGuire: Conversion therapy is torture, not treatment.
    Bill Bradley: Appointments should reflect a world without gender.
    Bill Bradley: Include gays in Civil Rights Act.
    Bill Bradley: Pull down Confederate flag immediately.
    Bill Bradley: Affirmative action battles subtle racism.
    Bill Bradley: End racial profiling by Executive Order.
    Bill Bradley: Latinos should be on Supreme Court, but no commitment.
    Bill Bradley: Rescind disenfranchisement if released felons keep straight.
    Bill Bradley: Diversity creates the best Administration.
    Bill Bradley: I’ve seen racism, and it must end.
    Bob Krause: 67% of Millenials support gay marriage.
    Bobby Jindal: Institution of marriage existed long before our laws existed.
    Bobby Jindal: I pledge support for a religious freedom law.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Have to have an honest conversation about race-Dean is right.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Need to reform immigration policy to welcome them.
    Christopher Reed: Define marriage as one man and one woman only.
    Christopher Reed: Don’t-ask-don’t-tell caused disruption in military.
    Chuck Grassley: Wait for DoD report before considering Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
    Deidre DeJear: I stand with Trans girls, your rights are non-negotiable.
    Doug Butzier: Affirmative action is government interference in marketplace.
    Doug Butzier: Declaration's "All men are created equal" applies to gays.
    Eddie Mauro: Pass a 21st century Equal Rights Amendment.
    Fred Hubbell: Proud of Iowa's equal protection for same-sex couples.
    George W. Bush: Ten Commandments OK in schools for "inherent values".
    George W. Bush: Respect Spanish heritage, but conduct government in English.
    Howard Dean: No people of color in Dean's cabinet-because so few in VT.
    Howard Dean: Confederate flag is a painful symbol to Blacks.
    Howard Dean: Understand the plight of minorities.
    Jack Hatch: Supports civil unions and same-sex marriage.
    Jack Hatch: Affirmative action in state college & state contracts.
    Jake Porter: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Jim Carlin: Introduced "bathroom bill" against transgender students.
    Jim Gilmore: I don't want to be part of an anti-Muslim GOP.
    John Edwards: Economic and educational equality are needed.
    John Edwards: Fund the Help America Vote Act.
    John McCain: Ten Commandments would bring virtue to our schools.
    Jon Huntsman: I believe in traditional marriage but also civil unions.
    Joni Ernst: Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman.
    Joni Ernst: Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women".
    Joni Ernst: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Joni Ernst: Federal ban ok, but leave same-sex marriage to states.
    Joseph Lieberman: Allow driver's license for immigrants.
    Joseph Lieberman: Support reparation legislations.
    Kimberly Graham: Support federal anti-discrimination law for LGBTQ.
    Kim Reynolds: Voters should decide gay marriage, not the courts.
    Kim Reynolds: Same-sex marriage issue is now settled law.
    Kimberly Graham: End the sub-minimum wage for individuals with disabilities.
    Kimberly Graham: Expand tribal jurisdiction over sexual assault cases.
    Marco Battaglia: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Marco Rubio: One-man-one-woman marriage existed before our laws.
    Matthew Whitaker: My faith requires me to support traditional marriage.
    Michael Franken: Ignored "Don't Ask Don't Tell" as admiral; protected sailors.
    Michele Bachmann: I support federal AND state marriage amendments.
    Mike Huckabee: Same-sex marriage leads to criminalization of Christianity.
    Mike Huckabee: Courts cannot unilaterally allow same-sex marriage.
    Mitt Romney: No longer calls Giuliani pro-choice & pro-gay & anti-gun.
    Mitt Romney: Federal definition of marriage as one-man-one-woman.
    Nate Boulton: Defended LGBTQ nonprofit Iowa Safe Schools.
    Newt Gingrich: Loyalty test for everyone, not just for Muslims.
    Orrin Hatch: Founders avoided "national church," not Ten Commandments.
    Orrin Hatch: Amendments for school prayer & flag protection.
    Pat Murphy: Fought gay marriage ban; protect LGBT Iowans.
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for LGBTQ rights.
    Patty Judge: Take action to end gender discrimination in pay.
    Pete Buttigieg: Campaign co-chaired by member of Congressional Black Caucus.
    Republican Party: Define marriage as one natural man and one natural woman.
    Rick Santorum: No polygamy; no gay marriage.
    Rick Santorum: I would never attend a same-sex wedding.
    Ron Paul: No federal marriage licenses & no state licenses either.
    Roxanne Conlin: 1970s: Discrimination on basis of pregnancy made illegal.
    Roxanne Conlin: Pass Paycheck Fairness Act to close gender pay gap.
    Roxanne Conlin: Supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
    Roxanne Conlin: No 2nd-class citizens: repeal DOMA and Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
    Rudy Giuliani: Supports domestic partnerships, but not same-sex marriage.
    Sam Clovis: Family begins with one man and one woman.
    Sam Clovis: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Scott Walker: Constitutional amendment to prevent federal gay marriage.
    Steve Forbes: Ten Commandments & prayer in schools.
    Ted Cruz: Zealotry on same-sex marriage leaves out religious liberty.
    Ted Cruz: Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
    Ted Cruz: Liberals obsessed with mandatory gay marriage in 50 states.
    Theresa Greenfield: Supports Equality Act prohibiting discrimination.
    Theresa Greenfield: Seeing systemic racism is not saying all cops are racists.
    Theresa Greenfield: Supports Equality Act.
    Tom Hoefling: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Tom Vilsack: Appointed judges who said yes to gay marriage.
    Andy McGuire: State loans for new or expanding small town businesses.
    Art Small: Set up research facilities instead of trying to pick winners.
    Bernie Sanders: If Teddy Roosevelt saw modern banks he'd say "break them up".
    Bernie Sanders: Wall Street will not be in my Cabinet; their model is fraud.
    Chris Dodd: Bankruptcy Reform Act hurt working class families.
    Fred Hubbell: Stop giving unproductive tax credits to big corporations.
    Fred Hubbell: Opposes corporate subsidies to big companies to create jobs.
    Herman Cain: Take the capital gains tax rate & repatriation tax to zero.
    Herman Cain: Suspend taxes on repatriated profits, permanently.
    Hillary Clinton: AIG & Lehman were not big banks; we needed to bail them out.
    Howard Dean: Regulation of finance companies is the right track.
    Jack Hatch: Focus on small business, not tax incentives to corporations.
    John Edwards: I was wrong to vote for Bankruptcy Reform Act.
    Jon Huntsman: EPA's regulatory reign of terror prevents building in USA.
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy.
    Joni Ernst: Prevent financial consumers from joining class action suits.
    Kim Reynolds: Tax breaks bring Apple to Iowa.
    Kim Reynolds: $2B tax cuts provide relief to taxpayers & small businesses.
    Martin O`Malley: It's crony capitalism to bail out banks for bad bets.
    Michael Franken: S&L "debacle" cost his parents much of their life savings.
    Nate Boulton: Tax credits & corporate giveaways have hurt economy.
    Patty Judge: Our corporate tax code is broken; MNCs don't pay fair share.
    Rick Santorum: Cut corporate tax rate to zero & jobs will come back.
    Rick Santorum: Pro-worker Republican; only 10% of Americans own businesses.
    Sam Clovis: End corporate welfare subsidies & crony capitalism grants.
    Ted Cruz: Get senseless obstacles from Washington out of the way.
    Terry Branstad: Reduce state corporate income tax from 12% to 6%.
    Terry Branstad: High commercial property taxes mean higher prices.
    Theresa Greenfield: Tax cut benefitted wealthiest, biggest corporations.
    Tom Fiegen: Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist.
    Tom Fiegen: Disallow corporate tax havens; tax income when earned.
    Tom Steyer: Can beat Trump on economy, did not inherit a penny.
    Al Gore: Recognizes disparities in sentencing blacks.
    Al Gore: Tough “Second-chance schools” for kids.
    Art Small: Allow judges discretion in sentencing.
    Art Small: Involve faith-based providers in rehabilitation.
    Barack Obama: Lack of enforcement sets tone for more hate crimes.
    Cathy Glasson: One-size-fits-all punishment are not fitting the crimes.
    Chet Culver: $205M for new prison & improving old prison infrastructure.
    Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
    Chuck Grassley: Supports peer-to-peer counseling & privacy for law officers.
    Cindy Axne: Voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
    Deidre DeJear: Police deserve more than pat on the back and one-time bonus.
    Doug Butzier: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Fred Hubbell: Life sentence is sufficient instead of death penalty.
    Hillary Clinton: Address the unacceptable increase in incarceration.
    Jack Hatch: Programs for at-risk youth and job skills for inmates.
    Jake Porter: Stop prosecuting addiction issues and victimless crimes.
    Jim Carlin: Sponsored bill to restore death penalty in Iowa.
    Joe Biden: Bush is impediment to hate crimes legislation.
    Joni Ernst: Independently investigate sexual crime in military.
    Joni Ernst: Supported Republican police reform; Democrats walked out.
    Kimberly Graham: Ban private prisons; eliminate mandatory minimums.
    Kim Reynolds: Opposes reinstating the death penalty.
    Kim Reynolds: Restore ex-felon voting rights.
    Kim Reynolds: Priority to focus on prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation.
    Kim Reynolds: There will be no talk of defunding the police here.
    Kim Reynolds: Ban racial profiling and other forms of disparate treatment.
    Kim Reynolds: In Iowa police receive the respect and support they deserve.
    Marco Battaglia: End mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes.
    Michael Franken: Make our criminal justice system work fairly for everyone.
    Nate Boulton: Public safety & police can't be done on the cheap.
    Patty Judge: Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders.
    Randy Feenstra: Helped pass bill to crack down on police violence.
    Rob Hogg: $205M for new prison & improving old prison infrastructure.
    Rob Hogg: Retroactively allow DNA evidence for all felony convictions.
    Terry Branstad: Rehabilitation over punishment to reduce recidivism.
    Terry Branstad: Investigate wrongful convictions, especially for racial bias.
    Terry Branstad: Retroactively allow DNA evidence for all felony convictions.
    Theresa Greenfield: Address racism, but family cops are about serving.
    Tom Fiegen: Limit parole but consider penalties other than incarceration.
    Tom Vilsack: Opposes death penalty in Iowa.
    Kim Reynolds: Treat fentanyl crimes as atrocities, increase penalties.
    Andy McGuire: Fund programs for mental health.
    Art Small: Consider loosening enforcement of marijuana laws.
    Art Small: Drug treatment more effective than incarceration.
    Bill Bradley: No mandatory sentencing for first-time drug offenders.
    Chris Dodd: Reduce sentencing disparity for crack cocaine retroactively.
    Chuck Grassley: End mandatory life sentence for three drug convictions.
    Chuck Grassley: Ardent and vocal opponent of marijuana legalization.
    Deidre DeJear: Legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use, like alcohol.
    Dennis Kucinich: Reduce sentencing disparity for crack cocaine retroactively.
    Doug Butzier: Legalize marijuana & all drugs; $80B wasted on War on Drugs.
    Eddie Mauro: Legalize marijuana and release those locked up immediately.
    Elizabeth Dole: Applauds community-based fight against drug epidemic.
    Fred Hubbell: Wait-and-see on decriminalizing marijuana.
    Fred Hubbell: Yes to expanding medical marijuana use.
    Hillary Clinton: Reduce sentencing disparity for crack, but not retroactively.
    Jack Hatch: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
    Jake Porter: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Jay Williams: Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men.
    John Edwards: Reduce sentencing disparity for crack cocaine retroactively.
    Joni Ernst: Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil.
    Kimberly Graham: Legalize medical marijuana.
    Kim Reynolds: Reduce number of opioids prescribed & increase Rx monitoring.
    Kim Reynolds: No for recreational; limited medical marijuana.
    Marco Battaglia: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Nate Boulton: Reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II.
    Patty Judge: Not vocal about legalizing, but opponent vocally against it.
    Patty Judge: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
    Rich Leopold: Services for people still suffering with addiction.
    Rob Hogg: Reclassify marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II.
    Terry Branstad: Medical cannabis oil ok, but nothing more.
    Zach Nunn: $40M more for schools; $150M more for teachers.
    Al Gore: $10,000 for joining 21st Century Teachers Corps.
    Al Gore: Smaller classrooms with “schools within schools”.
    Al Gore: National Tuition Savings program to send kids to college.
    Al Gore: Test teachers; remove failing tenured teachers.
    Al Gore: “Revolutionary plan”: 50% more for public schools.
    Al Gore: More public school choice - but not private.
    Al Gore: Shut failing schools; then re-open & turn them around.
    Al Gore: Increase public school aid by 50% instead of vouchers.
    Alan Keyes: Replace the Department of Education with parental control.
    Alan Keyes: Violence in schools due to loss of moral heritage.
    Amy Klobuchar: Free college isn't enough; also 2-year degrees & plumbers.
    Andy McGuire: Restore cuts: put students ahead of lobbyists.
    Andy McGuire: Restore $21M in cuts to higher education.
    Bernie Sanders: College loan repayment is regressive; refinance & forgive.
    Bernie Sanders: $70B to make public colleges & universities tuition-free.
    Bernie Sanders: Look at college degree like high school diploma 50 years ago.
    Bill Bradley: Major investment in education related to people’s lives.
    Bill Bradley: Education excellence begins with 60,000 great new teachers.
    Bill Bradley: “Lifetime education” from birth to every life stage.
    Bill Bradley: Voted for voucher experiments; now focus on public schools.
    Bill Richardson: $60 billion plan to make American education #1 in world.
    Bob Smith: GOAL 2000: Shut down Department of Education.
    Carly Fiorina: School choice is the only way to fix education.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Replace property tax with national payments for schools.
    Cathy Glasson: Wants public education to be affordable and high quality.
    Chet Culver: Include financial literacy in core statewide curriculum.
    Deidre DeJear: It is time to fully fund our education system at every level.
    Doug Butzier: Vouchers for school choice are a good start.
    Elizabeth Dole: Restore quality and parental involvement.
    Fred Hubbell: School systems and teachers know best what they need.
    Fred Hubbell: We've been cutting, cutting, cutting college funding.
    Gary Bauer: Present both evolution & creationism and let students decide.
    Gary Bauer: Allow Ten Commandments in schools & disallow Nazi salutes.
    Gary Bauer: Vouchers and local control will save our schools.
    George W. Bush: Expand character education via federal funding.
    George W. Bush: Local control and accountability will prevent failure.
    Herman Cain: No Child Left Behind has unfunded mandates.
    Hillary Clinton: Make community college free, but not free college for all.
    Howard Dean: Bush's "No Child Left Behind" is an unfunded mandate.
    Jake Porter: Vouchers let parents choose the school of their choice.
    Jay Williams Iowa: My youngest son and I got our GED's on the same day.
    Jim Carlin: $40M more for schools; $150M more for teachers.
    Jim Carlin: Too many children being indoctrinated to hate America.
    John McCain: Use sugar, oil, and ethanol subsidies to finance vouchers.
    Jon Huntsman: No Child Left Behind has failed; we need vouchers.
    Joni Ernst: No federal involvement in Common Core standards.
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
    Joni Ernst: Proposed "know before you owe"; employers assuming debt.
    Joni Ernst: Co-sponsored act for tax credits for private school tuition.
    Joni Ernst: Voted against limiting debt relief for defrauded students.
    Joseph Lieberman: Young people need a better public education.
    Kimberly Graham: Raise teacher pay; end unequal school funding.
    Kim Reynolds: Score every Iowa high school for Post-Secondary Readiness.
    Kim Reynolds: Future Ready Iowa: 70% of Iowans beyond high school.
    Kim Reynolds: $40M more for schools; $150M more for teachers.
    Kim Reynolds: School choice offers families option to teach their values.
    Kim Reynolds: Additional $93M to invest in our students.
    Kim Reynolds: We need 100% of schools to teach computer science.
    Kim Reynolds: Major cuts to college funding to address budget shortfall.
    Kim Reynolds: $28 million for public-private partnerships for child care.
    Kim Reynolds: Make open enrollment available in all school districts.
    Kim Reynolds: Give families funds for education system of their choice.
    Kim Reynolds: Launch the first teacher registered apprenticeship program.
    Kimberly Graham: Opposes Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.
    Kimberly Graham: Should be illegal for college loans to triple from interest.
    Marco Battaglia: Vouchers are wrong for paying for private schooling.
    Martin O`Malley: Goal of affordable & debt-free college, like in Maryland.
    Martin O`Malley: Dad went to college on GI bill; kids went on pile of bills.
    Matthew Whitaker: Common Core is cram-it-down-your-throat reform.
    Matthew Whitaker: Common Core is one-size-fits-all, top-down solution.
    Michael Franken: Free community college; decrease interest on student loans.
    Michael Franken: Increase teacher pay; improve rural education; expand pre-K.
    Michele Bachmann: Don't censor intelligent design, but it's a state issue.
    Mike Huckabee: Common Core morphed into a frankenstandard that I oppose.
    Mike Huckabee: If you get free college in your 20s, you'll pay in your 30s.
    Nate Boulton: State must fund public schools, not voucher schemes.
    Nate Boulton: Supports teacher's unions to attract best teachers.
    Pat Murphy: Raise teacher pay and expand universal preschool.
    Patty Judge: Increased access to Pell Grants & student loan refinancing.
    Patty Judge: Commitment to a quality public education.
    Ras Smith: Voted NO on $40M more for schools; $150M more for teachers.
    Rick Santorum: Reform education; only 30% get college degrees.
    Rob Hogg: $45M for teacher salary increases plus 4-year-old preschool.
    Rob Hogg: Excellent schools are of utmost importance.
    Rob Hogg: Include financial literacy in core statewide curriculum.
    Rod Blum: Replace top-down structure with parental control.
    Roxanne Conlin: Invest in education: fund K-12 & retain teachers.
    Sam Clovis: Repeal No Child Left Behind and the Common Core.
    Sam Clovis: Common Core is federal overreach in spending and control.
    Sam Clovis: FactCheck: Common Core originated with governors, not feds.
    Steve Forbes: Federal involvement creates the crisis in our schools.
    Steve Forbes: Choice in education makes us more moral & more educated.
    Terry Branstad: One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa.
    Terry Branstad: Score every Iowa high school for Post-Secondary Readiness.
    Terry Branstad: Future Ready Iowa: 70% of Iowans beyond high school.
    Terry Branstad: Teacher Leadership System for every public school.
    Terry Branstad: $40m more for schools despite budget cuts elsewhere.
    Theresa Greenfield: Expand pre-K, invest in higher education, apprenticeships.
    Theresa Greenfield: Refinance student debt; find ways to work off the debt.
    Theresa Greenfield: Debt free community college and trade schools.
    Tim Pawlenty: Parents should have educational options, like home schooling.
    Tom Fiegen: We are forcing a lifetime of slavery to student loans.
    Tom Fiegen: More funds for schools, teachers, and Head Start.
    Tom Hoefling: True Local Control: TLC for public schools.
    Tom Hoefling: Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
    Tom Steyer: Redistribute tax dollars so every kid gets a good education.
    Kim Reynolds: Create education savings accounts for private schooling.
Energy & Oil
    Alan Keyes: Explore & exploit ANWR, while respecting ecology.
    Andy McGuire: Trump full of hot air on wind power.
    Ben Carson: Keep ethanol mandate; unfair to withdraw contracts.
    Bernie Sanders: Climate change partly causes rise of terrorist groups.
    Bob Krause: 1978: Supported bipartisan gas tax increase.
    Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
    Cathy Glasson: Move forward with new green energy sources.
    Christopher Reed: Not ready to jump head first into biofuels.
    Christopher Reed: Coal & nuclear have gotten a bad rap.
    Christopher Reed: Drill for more American oil to reduce gas prices.
    Chuck Grassley: Biodiesel is not controversial, unlike ethanol.
    Cindy Axne: Biofuels should be part of clean energy economy.
    Deidre DeJear: Protect environment while creating renewable energy jobs.
    Doug Butzier: Prioritizing green energy is just tax favors.
    Eddie Mauro: Net-zero US CO2 emissions by 2045.
    Fred Hubbell: Grow the economy using biomass, sun, and wind resources.
    Fred Hubbell: Avoid the pending disaster of climate change.
    Gary Bauer: Resources are there to be used.
    Jack Hatch: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
    Jack Hatch: Solar energy grants instead of utility special interests.
    Jake Porter: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Marco Battaglia: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
    Jim Carlin: Farmers deserve to profit from wind, biomass, solar panels.
    Joe Biden: I introduced the first climate change bill in 1986.
    Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
    Joni Ernst: Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
    Joni Ernst: Fight for ethanol and biodiesel, not electric vehicles.
    Joni Ernst: Voted to repeal 2015 Clean Power Plan.
    Kim Reynolds: Expand natural gas as well as biomass.
    Kim Reynolds: New $2 million for Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program.
    Kim Reynolds: Cut funding for home retrofits & energy efficient appliances.
    Kim Reynolds: We must continue to embrace an all-of-the-above approach.
    Kimberly Graham: Supports Green New Deal.
    Matthew Whitaker: Cap-and-trade proposal stifles the American dream.
    Michael Franken: Addressing climate change is a national security imperative.
    Michael Franken: Expand public transportation & electric charging stations.
    Michael Franken: The fate of our planet should not be a partisan issue.
    Michele Bachmann: I opposed cap-and-trade, including Lightbulb Choice Act.
    Mitt Romney: No-regrets policy: energy independence and CO2 reduction.
    Nate Boulton: 50% renewable energy by 2025.
    Orrin Hatch: Revoke Kyoto Accords as environmental extremism.
    Orrin Hatch: Eliminate Kyoto Accords and implement more local control.
    Pat Murphy: Opposes Keystone Pipeline; supports alternative energy.
    Patty Judge: Move away from fossil fuels & toward a clean energy economy.
    Patty Judge: Global warming is real and we need to take immediate action.
    Pete Buttigieg: Put environmental justice at the core of our climate plan.
    Rich Leopold: Supports strong wind industry in Iowa.
    Rob Hogg: Expand solar power, wind energy, ethanol.
    Rob Hogg: Address climate change with solutions that work for economy.
    Rob Hogg: Wind & solar power work; Keystone pipeline unneeded.
    Rob Hogg: It is time to act on climate change.
    Rod Blum: Create jobs & lower costs with coal & oil shale.
    Roxanne Conlin: Invest in homegrown alternatives to foreign oil.
    Roxanne Conlin: Focus on the sun, the wind, and biomass.
    Roxanne Conlin: Grassley voted against extending biodiesel tax credit.
    Sam Clovis: Exploit every form of energy, underground and above ground.
    Sam Clovis: Obama's "Climate Resilience Fund" just redistributes wealth.
    Sam Clovis: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Steve Forbes: Explore ANWR immediately, to reduce foreign oil dependence.
    Terry Branstad: Supports wind energy by signing HF 672.
    Terry Branstad: Expand and protect American energy resources.
    Terry Branstad: Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply.
    Theresa Greenfield: Fight for strong clean energy solutions.
    Theresa Greenfield: Fight for clean energy jobs; strengthen environmental laws.
    Theresa Greenfield: Bio fuels can be part of solution to climate change.
    Theresa Greenfield: Climate change is getting worse; urgent action needed.
    Theresa Greenfield: Supports expanded renewable fuel market.
    Theresa Greenfield: Take urgent action to address man-made climate change.
    Tom Fiegen: Transform away from fossil fuels, and towards sustainability.
    Tom Harkin: Develop cellulosic ethanol, wind, and solar.
    Andy McGuire: Put teeth into our water quality regulations.
    Cathy Glasson: Force corporate polluters to clean up their mess.
    Chris Christie: Ethanol in gasoline is the law; and that's just the minimum.
    Christopher Reed: Eminent Domain is government legally stealing from citizens.
    Deidre DeJear: Move forward on climate change & environmental justice.
    Doug Butzier: Clean air and water are in the public domain.
    Eddie Mauro: Works on Purify Project: water sanitation in Tanzania.
    Fred Hubbell: Protect water, air and topsoil resources.
    George Pataki: Opposed to RFS: no ethanol mandate in gasoline.
    George W. Bush: Set standards based on science; and fine violators.
    Jack Hatch: Supports open-space preservation and more environmental regs.
    Jake Porter: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jeb Bush: Let the market decide on RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
    Marco Battaglia: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    John McCain: Preserve and help our National Parks.
    Joni Ernst: No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain.
    Joni Ernst: Supported rollback of Clean Water Act.
    Kim Reynolds: Scale back Waters of US rule.
    Kim Reynolds: Increase funding for water quality and conservation.
    Kimberly Graham: Incentivize farmers with clean water initiatives.
    Mike Huckabee: Ethanol mandate is a matter of national security.
    Nate Boulton: Funding water trust fund improves safety & tourism.
    Pat Murphy: Enforce current federal environmental standards.
    Patty Judge: Address serious water quality problem in Iowa & nationally.
    Pete Buttigieg: Fight climate change and prepare for flood and fire.
    Rich Leopold: Let's Go Outside: stewardship of Iowa's land, air, and water.
    Rich Leopold: Listen to rural voters while promoting clean water.
    Rick Perry: Ethanol waiver in Texas but not in Iowa: let states decide.
    Rick Santorum: Ethanol mandate brings jobs & energy independence.
    Rick Santorum: Taking manufacturing back to US will reduce global warming.
    Rick Santorum: Remove Obama regulations on mercury & waters.
    Rob Hogg: Urgently address challenges of environmental sustainability.
    Rod Blum: EPA restrictions on farm dust are overzealous & hyperactive.
    Scott Walker: Freeze stewardship program for state lands.
    Scott Walker: Keep ethanol mandate until oil companies allow free market.
    Steve Forbes: Focus on science and practicality, not lawyers and fashion.
    Ted Cruz: Don't pick winners & losers like RFS' ethanol in gasoline.
    Terry Branstad: Fight EPA on biofuel rules; protect agricultural sector.
    Theresa Greenfield: Encourage regenerative agriculture practices.
    Theresa Greenfield: Strengthen laws under attack from corporate interests.
    Tom Fiegen: Democratize and decentralize our food production.
    Tom Steyer: Environmental justice, not managed retreat.
Families & Children
    Abby Finkenauer: Better access to child care as infrastructure investment.
    Alan Keyes: Shape our children’s consciences in the fear of God.
    Andy McGuire: Time for state Family/Medical Leave Act.
    Barack Obama: Restore dream of making children’s lives better than parents.
    Bernie Sanders: Guaranteed child care: Age 0 to 4 are most important years.
    Cathy Glasson: Proud of Iowa's marriage equality but work still to be done.
    Cathy Glasson: #1 job of governor is to raise family's standard of living.
    Chuck Grassley: Foster adoptions and permanent homes for kids.
    Cindy Axne: Make changes to Child Tax Credit permanent.
    Cindy Axne: Double amount allowed for dependent care assistance plans.
    Gary Bauer: Columbine resulted from our undermining the sanctity of life.
    George W. Bush: Appropriate to draw a moral line for children.
    Hillary Clinton: Struggling families are invisible to Bush administration.
    John McCain: Unfiltered Internet robs our children of their innocence.
    Joni Ernst: COVID: opposed paid sick leave.
    Kim Reynolds: Sexual harassment has been a stain on our culture.
    Kim Reynolds: Expand Early Childhood tax credits.
    Kim Reynolds: Awarded grants creating 4,000 new childcare spots.
    Michele Bachmann: Bible's "be submissive to husband" means mutual respect.
    Mitt Romney: Kids working in libraries is fine; don't change labor laws.
    New Testament: Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.
    Newt Gingrich: Let poor kids work so they learn like middle class.
    Pete Buttigieg: It makes no sense to spend 2/3 of income on childcare.
    Rick Santorum: Promote the family as economic anchor point.
    Sam Brownback: Highest priority is rebuilding the family.
    Ted Cruz: Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage.
    Ted Cruz: Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism.
    Terry Branstad: Judicial discretion in releasing individual juvenile records.
    Tom Hoefling: Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Bradley: Move towards new post-Cold War stability & mentality.
    Carly Fiorina: I've accomplished something by traveling around the world.
    Carly Fiorina: ISIS & Iran are bigger threats than climate change.
    Christopher Reed: I am not a huge fan of the UN, nor Law of the Sea treaty.
    Dennis Kucinich: Americans have been misled about the Iraqi war.
    Doug Butzier: Dialogue via UN ok, but no US troops under UN control.
    Eddie Mauro: Rejoin Paris Climate Accord.
    Gary Bauer: Stop allowing China to play us for suckers.
    Gary Bauer: Shame on those who sent tech to Chinese military.
    Herman Cain: Foreign policy should include bombs & bullets AND economics.
    Hillary Clinton: We spend a lot on development aid, even in war zones.
    Jeb Bush: Statehood for Puerto Rico, via self-determination.
    John Bolton: America is a benign force globally.
    John McCain: Naive to exclude nukes; naive to exclude attacking Pakistan.
    Joni Ernst: Voted against blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
    Marco Battaglia: Exceptional people all over the planet, not just America.
    Matthew Whitaker: No foreign aid to countries that don't like us.
    Michele Bachmann: North Korea is Wal-Mart of missile weapon delivery systems.
    Mike Huckabee: Not the job of the US to export our form of government.
    Mike Huckabee: Islamic terrorism is the country's most pressing issue.
    Mike Huckabee: Globalists & corporatists are making US more like China.
    Mike Huckabee: Keep the Cuban embargo; lifting it rewards Cuba.
    Mitt Romney: To win the war on jihad, we need friends in Muslim world.
    Mitt Romney: Encourage others to welcome democracy, without military.
    Mitt Romney: Move Muslim world toward modernity so they reject extreme.
    Newt Gingrich: Tell the truth: Palestinians are an "invented people".
    Patty Judge: Use our diplomatic power to help create peace and stability.
    Rick Perry: Easing restrictions on Cuba hurts the Cuban people.
    Rick Santorum: No apologies for past American interventions in Iran.
    Ron Paul: Right to spread our values, but wrong to spread by force.
    Ron Paul: We installed Shah in Iran; we should mind our own business.
    Rudy Giuliani: Democracy is a long-term goal, after building bedrock.
    Sam Brownback: Be realistic about pushing democracy, or we get radicals.
    Terry Branstad: Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard.
    Tim Pawlenty: Sanctions for Iran nukes; regime change for Syria.
    Tom Steyer: Don't meet with North Korea without preconditions or allies.
    Tommy Thompson: We continue losing until recognizing we're fighting a jihad.
Free Trade
    Al Sharpton: Repeal NAFTA and GATT: too business-friendly.
    Alan Keyes: WTO allows dictators to decide our future - US out.
    Amy Klobuchar: We need a North American trading bloc to take on China.
    Andy McGuire: Unfair trade deals shut down factories & ship jobs overseas.
    Bernie Sanders: I strongly opposed NAFTA and DOMA from their inception.
    Bernie Sanders: Need trade deal that includes stakeholders, not just CEOs.
    Bob Krause: Emergency legislation emphasizing fair trade.
    Bill Bradley: Rely on the WTO to export beef to Europe.
    Bill Bradley: All refugees should be granted rights to stay in US.
    Bob Krause: Focus trade policies on middle-class incomes.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: We need balance between trade and labor protection.
    Christopher Reed: NAFTA harms the US.
    Chuck Grassley: Free trade is the only way developing economies will grow.
    Dennis Kucinich: President has authority to cancel NAFTA and WTO-I will.
    Dick Gephardt: I’m for labor rights and NAFTA supporters are not.
    Dick Gephardt: Walk the walk of labor and environmental standards-by voting.
    Doug Butzier: Free trade is the very foundation of prosperity.
    Elizabeth Warren: China trade deal will help farmers, then work to improve it.
    Fred Hubbell: Farmers are on the edge financially because of trade war.
    Gary Bauer: Europeans fight to protect their farmers; so should we.
    George W. Bush: The fearful build walls; the confident demolish them.
    George W. Bush: China in WTO is good for US farm exports.
    Howard Dean: We need China trade as a national security issue.
    Howard Dean: We've globalized corporations; now globalize worker rights.
    Jake Porter: Support free trade.
    John Edwards: Against NAFTA, against Chile trade, against Singapore trade.
    John Kerry: Veto FTAA and CAFTA until they have stronger standards.
    Joni Ernst: Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods.
    Joni Ernst: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Joseph Lieberman: Avoid pro-business extremism and protectionist extremism.
    Kim Reynolds: Nobody wins in a trade war.
    Kim Reynolds: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Marco Battaglia: Support free trade & freer trade.
    Michael Franken: Farmers want markets not bailouts; end foolish trade war.
    Mike Huckabee: Trans Pacific Partnership isn't fair trade or free trade.
    Patty Judge: Oppose TPP: I don't know that free trade is good for Iowa.
    Pete Buttigieg: I support USMCA, but focus on people over corporations.
    Rick Perry: China practices communism at night & capitalism in daytime.
    Rod Blum: Fast-track free trade to expand agricultural markets.
    Ron Paul: Trade sanctions never worked on Cuba, and won't work on Iran.
    Roxanne Conlin: Stop helping big corporations ship jobs overseas.
    Steve Forbes: Do free trade ourselves, without WTO.
    Terry Branstad: Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements.
    Theresa Greenfield: Supports USMCA, expanding export opportunities.
    Theresa Greenfield: Reckless trade policies have kept markets closed to farmers.
    Theresa Greenfield: Number one issue for farmers is regaining foreign markets.
    Tom Fiegen: I am concerned about lopsided trade agreements.
    Tom Steyer: Undo Trump tariffs; negotiate trade deals for U.S. workers.
Government Reform
    Zach Nunn: Require identification to vote.
    Abby Finkenauer: Opposed requiring identification to vote.
    Abby Finkenauer: Advisor to "Next 50," increasing youth political engagement.
    Al Gore: Reinvention cut Defense while investing in social programs.
    Al Gore: Public financing of elections and debates lead to trust.
    Al Gore: Justices should view Constitution as “living & breathing”.
    Andy McGuire: Repeal the voter ID law; lengthen the absentee voting.
    Ben Carson: 5-year federal hiring freeze, to decrease size of government.
    Bill Bradley: Money corrupts democracy.
    Bob Graham: $40B aid to states to cover unfunded mandates.
    Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Opponent never made a peep about wasteful spending.
    Carly Fiorina: Fire 100s of top executives from the Veterans Administration.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Provide federal funding to states to cover unfunded mandates.
    Cathy Glasson: Roll back voter ID law, start making voting easier for all.
    Christopher Reed: Washington is broken & can’t be fixed by European socialism.
    Cindy Axne: For campaign finance reform, expanding voting rights.
    Cindy Axne: Disgusted at Iowa reducing number of early voting days.
    Deidre DeJear: Ensure the protection of all Iowans' voting rights.
    Deidre DeJear: Increase voter turnout; make voting more accessible.
    Dennis Kucinich: End privatization: it sells government to lowest bidder.
    Dennis Kucinich: 14th and 15th Amendment are being shredded.
    Dick Gephardt: Fact Check: Would ban lobbyist donations, but took $4.4 M.
    Doug Butzier: Make sure that votes are legal, & that people vote only once.
    Duncan Hunter: Don’t share the role of commander in chief with V.P.
    Eddie Mauro: Protect the right to vote for everyone.
    Eddie Mauro: Overturn Citizens United; stop leadership PACs.
    Eddie Mauro: Campaign finance reform to rein in Big Pharma.
    Elizabeth Dole: Roll back the bureaucracy: defend the 10th Amendment.
    Fred Hubbell: Supports term limits for Iowa governor.
    Hillary Clinton: Wall Street donates to me because I rebuilt them after 9/11.
    Hillary Clinton: GOP is trying to suppress voter registration.
    Jack Hatch: Spending limits on political campaigns, & state funding.
    Jake Porter: Make voter registration easier.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Campaigning without financing, to fight toxic system.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Fight nominating process of secretly pre-selected candidates.
    Jim Carlin: Require identification to vote.
    Jim Carlin: Different standards for voting mean we're not equal.
    Jim Carlin: Claimed there was conspiracy to deprive Trump of re-election.
    John Edwards: $50B aid to states to avoid municipal layoffs.
    John Kerry: Every vote must be counted.
    John McCain: There's only one president; V.P. sticks to official duties.
    Joni Ernst: Roll back burdensome regulations.
    Joni Ernst: AdWatch: I grew up castrating hogs; I know how to cut pork.
    Joni Ernst: Photo ID for voting.
    Joni Ernst: Go back to drawing board to keep Post Office going.
    Joni Ernst: Against bill requiring more disclosure of political funders.
    Kim Reynolds: Protect the ballot box with new voter ID laws.
    Kim Reynolds: Opposes term limits for Iowa governor.
    Kim Reynolds: Cut early voting period; close polls an hour earlier.
    Kimberly Graham: Undo Citizens United; end Electoral College.
    Kimberly Graham: End voter ID laws & voter suppression.
    Marco Battaglia: Make election days national holidays.
    Michael Franken: Post office must be fully funded & protected from politics.
    Michael Franken: Rein in special interests through campaign finance reform.
    Mike Huckabee: I'm sponsored by people like you, not by corporatists.
    Nate Boulton: Opposed requiring identification to vote.
    Newt Gingrich: Press corps focuses on campaign minutia & not basic ideas.
    Patty Judge: Address unlimited amounts of undisclosed campaign money.
    Patty Judge: Special interests get too much help from Congress.
    Ras Smith: Opposed requiring identification to vote.
    Tom Hoefling: Photo ID for voting.
    Rick Perry: Cut Congress' pay in half & make them part-time.
    Rob Hogg: Focus on campaign-finance reform and voting rights.
    Rob Hogg: Repeal the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
    Rob Hogg: Require identification to vote.
    Rod Blum: Term Limits Amendment for House & Senate.
    Ron Paul: End government secrecy; restore openness of information.
    Ron Paul: With neocon philosophy, Cheney is more powerful than Bush.
    Rudy Giuliani: Qualification for VP is readiness for presidency, in wartime.
    Sam Clovis: Photo ID for voting.
    Staci Appel: Public matching funds for congressional elections.
    Steve Forbes: Remove gov't from health care, retirement, & education.
    Terry Branstad: Sunset of rules and regulations every four years.
    Terry Branstad: 2010: No fees for government records; 2011: imposed fees.
    Terry Branstad: Require identification to vote.
    Theresa Greenfield: Ban corporate PAC money, overturn Citizens United.
    Theresa Greenfield: Vital that Iowans can vote without fear of falling ill.
    Theresa Greenfield: Don't support packing the Supreme Court.
    Theresa Greenfield: Get dark money out of politics; no corporate PAC money.
    Theresa Greenfield: Don't privatize Post Office but examine their finances.
    Tom Fiegen: Whoever underwrites your campaign, owns you.
    Tommy Thompson: Cheney is honorable individual; doesn't have too much power.
    Kim Reynolds: Put a moratorium on new rulemaking, assess existing rules.
Gun Control
    Zach Nunn: Kids over age 14 can use guns with parental approval.
    Al Gore: Photo id’s for gun purchase; ban junk guns.
    Bernie Sanders: Do more than reverse gun manufacturer immunity.
    Bill Bradley: Register and license all handguns.
    Bruce Braley: Allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence.
    Bruce Braley: Ban sale of high-capacity magazines & recall existing ones.
    Cathy Glasson: Gun violence is a public health crisis and an epidemic.
    Chet Culver: Reduce barriers to issuing concealed carry permits.
    Christopher Reed: Individual right to hunting guns and hand guns.
    Chuck Grassley: No-fly lists are imperfect; allow gun sales to those on them.
    Deidre DeJear: Repeal the dangerous "stand your ground" law.
    Doug Butzier: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Eddie Mauro: Close gun show loophole; require gun owner insurance.
    Eddie Mauro: Refuses donations from NRA & gun manufacturers.
    Eddie Mauro: Allow CDC & NIH to research data on gun violence.
    Fred Hubbell: Start the conversation between gun control & public safety.
    Gary Bauer: Churches should discuss souls, not gun resolutions.
    Gary Bauer: Promoting virtue would work better than passing gun laws.
    George W. Bush: Best gun control is more prosecution & certain jail.
    Hillary Clinton: Reverse gun manufacturer immunity; let them get sued.
    Jack Hatch: Supports background checks, licensing, and enforcement.
    Jake Porter: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jim Carlin: Will never back down in fight to preserve Second Amendment.
    Jim Gilmore: On NRA board to protect 2nd amendment.
    John Kasich: Cool off before making new gun laws after Littleton.
    John Kasich: More parenting better than more gun laws.
    Joni Ernst: Staunch defender of the Second Amendment.
    Joni Ernst: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Joni Ernst: Purpose of Second Amendment is protection against tyranny.
    Kim Reynolds: Concealed carry at statehouse okay.
    Kim Reynolds: Supports "stand your ground" provisions.
    Kimberly Graham: Repeal Dickey Amendment barring CDC from gun research.
    Marco Battaglia: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Martin O`Malley: Baltimore was safer with my comprehensive gun safety law.
    Martin O`Malley: Time to work together to crack down on gun manufacturers.
    Michael Franken: Background check; assault weapon ban; restrict magazine size.
    Nate Boulton: No guns for 14-year-olds, even with parental approval.
    Patty Judge: Block gun sales to those on terrorist watch-lists.
    Patty Judge: Supports banning assault rifles.
    Ras Smith: No guns for 14-year-olds, even with parental approval.
    Tom Hoefling: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Rob Hogg: Reduce barriers to issuing concealed carry permits.
    Rob Hogg: No guns for 14-year-olds, even with parental approval.
    Sam Clovis: 2nd Amendment is about liberty, not just gun rights.
    Sam Clovis: Reduce gun violence but not by punishing gun manufacturers.
    Sam Clovis: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Steve Forbes: Prosecute crimes done with guns; not buying guns.
    Terry Branstad: Kids over age 14 can use guns with parental approval.
    Theresa Greenfield: Like many Iowans who have guns, supports bipartisan laws.
    Theresa Greenfield: Would allow CDC to do research on gun violence.
    Theresa Greenfield: Supports background checks & gun violence research.
    Theresa Greenfield: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Tom Fiegen: Strengthen enforcement of existing state restrictions.
Health Care
    Abby Finkenauer: As state rep fought for high-quality healthcare for all.
    Al Gore: Help seniors by helping Medicare.
    Al Gore: Weighted averages don’t work in Medicaid world.
    Al Sharpton: Right to health care, to education, and to vote.
    Alan Keyes: Focus on cost-reductions, not methods of payment.
    Alan Keyes: Let market determine health payments, not bureaucrats.
    Alan Keyes: Health care choice will save money for long-term health care.
    Amy Klobuchar: Non-profit public option: I have a plan for that.
    Amy Klobuchar: We need a paid-for healthcare plan, not a pipe dream.
    Andy McGuire: Healthcare is a right for all Iowans.
    Andy McGuire: Reduce costs through preventive care, lower drug prices.
    Barack Obama: Being poor in this country is hazardous to your health.
    Bernie Sanders: Medicare-for-All saves money to offset raising taxes.
    Bernie Sanders: End the absurdity of co-payments and $600B corporate costs.
    Bernie Sanders: Help insurance industry employees transition to new jobs.
    Bill Bradley: Covering drugs is the key to reducing health care costs.
    Bill Bradley: All people on Medicaid should have a primary care physician.
    Bob Krause: 70% of Millenials support ObamaCare.
    Bob Graham: Rx drug benefit without herding people into HMOs.
    Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Bruce Braley: ObamaCare should be fixed and improved, not repealed.
    Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
    Bruce Braley: Repealing ObamaCare would deprive millions of insurance.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Break link between healthcare and employment.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Pay for universal care with money already in system.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Replace patchwork system with Medicare-modeled system.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Single-payer system is the only answer.
    Cathy Glasson: Medicare For All: fundamental right to health care.
    Christopher Reed: First cut waste, fraud, & abuse in Medicare/Medicaid.
    Chuck Grassley: Medicare has more drugs by not negotiating prices like VA.
    Cindy Axne: Member of Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force.
    David Young: Market solutions better than one-size-fits-all ObamaCare.
    Deidre DeJear: Quality affordable healthcare, mental health imperative.
    Dennis Kucinich: Private companies charge 18% admin & Medicare charges 3%.
    Dick Gephardt: Fact Check: Dean agreed with Clinton on cuts, not Gingrich.
    Dick Gephardt: Tax breaks to all companies to cover all employees.
    Dick Gephardt: Subsidize 60% of health costs for all employees.
    Dick Gephardt: AdWatch: Criticizes Dean for 11-year-old outdated stances.
    Donald Trump: Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone.
    Donald Trump: ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced.
    Doug Butzier: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Duncan Hunter: Allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines.
    Duncan Hunter: SCHIP bill is the first extension of socialized medicine.
    Eddie Mauro: Medicare for all (under age 55) who want it.
    Eddie Mauro: Everybody needs to have health care in this country.
    Elizabeth Warren: Let government manufacture drugs when there's a price spike.
    Elizabeth Warren: Tax the 1 percent and we can provide health care to all.
    Fred Hubbell: Stop Medicaid privatization; it failed the most vulnerable.
    Gary Bauer: A patient bill of rights fits the conservative agenda.
    George W. Bush: Keep Medicare in government, but provide flexibility.
    George W. Bush: Create Review Board to hear HMO complaints.
    George W. Bush: Tax-deductible long-term care insurance for retirement.
    George W. Bush: Replace 132,000-page Medicare document with senior choice.
    Hillary Clinton: Pledges to support $50B for AIDS relief in US and world.
    Howard Dean: Bush prescription: take 2 tax cuts and see me in the morning.
    Howard Dean: As doctor, knows health system; and knows how to pass plan.
    Howard Dean: Fact Check: Dean agreed with Clinton on cuts, not Gingrich.
    Jake Porter: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Jim Carlin: Allow seniors to deduct cost of prescription and OTC drugs.
    Joe Biden: 4% tax doesn't bring in trillions to cover Medicare for All.
    Joe Biden: Add mental health parity to ObamaCare, with Biden option.
    John Edwards: Bush works for big HMOs and big pharma; I stand up for you.
    John Edwards: Cap on damages for personal injuries is discriminatory.
    John McCain: Matching funds for seniors citizens' prescription drugs.
    John McCain: Expand health insurance to 11 million uninsured children.
    Joni Ernst: Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare.
    Joni Ernst: Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa.
    Joni Ernst: FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits.
    Joni Ernst: ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government.
    Joni Ernst: Medicare-for-All would bankrupt rural health care systems.
    Joni Ernst: Replace ACA but provide "backstop" for expensive cases.
    Joni Ernst: COVID: I wear a mask in public, but mandate is unenforceable.
    Kim Reynolds: ObamaCare is unaffordable, unworkable, and unsustainable.
    Kim Reynolds: Individualized, patient-centered managed care for Medicaid.
    Kim Reynolds: Train all doctors to recognize mental health challenges.
    Kim Reynolds: Shift mental health funding from property tax to state.
    Kim Reynolds: Telehealth is a reality and will help underserved Iowans.
    Kim Reynolds: $30 million over two years to fund mental health reform.
    Kim Reynolds: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
    Kimberly Graham: Advocates universal, single-payer government coverage.
    Marco Battaglia: Oppose ObamaCare; move to a freer market in medicine.
    Michael Franken: Improve ObamaCare; add Medicare public option.
    Michael Franken: Seeks to pick up the banner of disability advocate.
    Michael Franken: Add essential vision, hearing, dental services to Medicare.
    Michael Franken: Let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices.
    Michele Bachmann: I fought; when others ran, I fought.
    Michele Bachmann: Government has no authority to force people to buy insurance.
    Michele Bachmann: 2012 is our one shot to get rid of ObamaCare.
    Mike Huckabee: Give Americans Congress' healthcare, or give Congress ours.
    Mitt Romney: Insure 45 million uninsured with a free-market based system.
    Mitt Romney: ObamaCare's biggest difference: I believe in 10th Amendment.
    Mitt Romney: MA Constitution allows mandate; US Constitution does not.
    Mitt Romney: Return healthcare to states, under the 10th Amendment.
    Mitt Romney: No FEDERAL individual mandate; but state mandate ok.
    Nate Boulton: Focus on vulnerable people rather than corporate profits.
    Newt Gingrich: HillaryCare mandate ok; ObamaCare mandate unconstitutional.
    Orrin Hatch: Home health and nursing homes should be more affordable.
    Pat Murphy: Raise cigarette tax to expand healthcare to 40,000 children.
    Patty Judge: Look again at affordable health care.
    Pete Buttigieg: Individual mandate so no such thing as an uninsured American.
    Pete Buttigieg: My plan does not cost the most, but isn't small.
    Rich Leopold: Our handling of mental illness & medical coverage is abysmal.
    Rick Perry: ObamaCare is an abomination for this country.
    Rick Santorum: If we let states mandate insurance, sterilization is ok too.
    Rob Hogg: Supports the Affordable Care Act.
    Ron Paul: States CAN mandate insurance, but it's a bad idea.
    Ron Paul: Government should not protect you from yourself.
    Roxanne Conlin: Reward quality of care, not quantity.
    Roxanne Conlin: Moral imperative to prevent 45,000 deaths from lack of care.
    Roxanne Conlin: Negotiate prescription drugs for Medicare like we do for VA.
    Rudy Giuliani: $15,000 tax deduction for health savings accounts.
    Sam Clovis: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Sam Brownback: Market-based solution over socialized government-pay system.
    Sam Clovis: Repeal ObamaCare, the Unaffordable Care Act.
    Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
    Steve Forbes: Replace "gatekeepers" with health care vouchers.
    Ted Cruz: Support nuns' battle for religious liberty against ObamaCare.
    Terry Branstad: Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money.
    Terry Branstad: Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans.
    Terry Branstad: ObamaCare is unaffordable, unworkable, and unsustainable.
    Terry Branstad: Transform mental health system to community-based model.
    Theresa Greenfield: Expand access to affordable health care.
    Theresa Greenfield: Strengthen ObamaCare; create public option.
    Theresa Greenfield: Medicaid expansion, but not Medicare-for-All.
    Theresa Greenfield: Health care is a right; build in a public option.
    Theresa Greenfield: COVID: I do support a statewide mask mandate.
    Theresa Greenfield: Expand ACA, include public option.
    Theresa Greenfield: Said she'd fight drug costs, but Big Pharma donated to her.
    Tim Pawlenty: We did healthcare the right way in Minnesota.
    Tim Pawlenty: ObamneyCare: ObamaCare was patterned after RomneyCare.
    Tom Fiegen: Stop the scam of paying generic drug makers to NOT sell.
    Tom Steyer: Break corporate stranglehold to get public option.
    Tom Steyer: Term limits will break stranglehold on low taxes for rich.
    Tom Tancredo: Womb-to-tomb health care is not federal responsibility.
    Tom Tancredo: FactCheck: Illegals use less medical care than citizens.
    Tommy Thompson: Convert illness & disease system to wellness & prevention.
    Tommy Thompson: End breast cancer by the year 2015 for all women in America.
    Kim Reynolds: Increase funding for health care apprenticeship program.
Homeland Security
    Al Gore: Commit troops only if diplomacy fails and if it’s winnable.
    Barack Obama: Give 18-year-old women opportunity to serve.
    Bernie Sanders: Cut defense by $18B to pay for 55% of all college tuition.
    Bernie Sanders: Rid our planet of this barbarous organization called ISIS.
    Bernie Sanders: We spend billions on nuclear weapons & only 10% on terrorism.
    Bill Bradley: The UN, not the US, is the world’s policeman.
    Bill Richardson: 2 years of college tuition for 1 year of national service.
    Bob Krause: Improve conditions for veterans, including PTSD & MSA.
    Bruce Braley: Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes.
    Carly Fiorina: On Benghazi: I'm familiar with America's allies and enemies.
    Carly Fiorina: Benghazi matters because we didn't seek retribution.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Color-coded warnings are no substitute for diplomacy.
    Chet Culver: More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education.
    Chris Dodd: Strong advocate of universal national service.
    Christopher Reed: Opposes the draft; all-volunteer force is best.
    Cindy Axne: Introduced bill supporting rural veteran mental health care.
    David Young: Soldiers deserve the best medical care available, period.
    Dennis Kucinich: Weapons in outer space and missile shields are DOD waste.
    Dennis Kucinich: National service yes; military draft no.
    Donald Trump: Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists.
    Doug Butzier: Stop expanding the military.
    Elizabeth Warren: Fight to get military benefits, but cut defense budget.
    Fred Hubbell: Respects and honors the military's courage and sacrifices.
    George W. Bush: Rebuild military power to deal with world of terror.
    Hillary Clinton: Examine registering 18-year-old women for selective service.
    Hillary Clinton: Adversaries of the future: terrorists as well as drone subs.
    Howard Dean: Saddam is a distraction; focus on Al Qaeda.
    Jim Carlin: We must maintain military superiority over China.
    Jim Gilmore: Psychology services should be included in veteran benefits.
    Jim Gilmore: I think Gitmo ought to remain open.
    Jim Gilmore: Dangerous to give Iran option to develop nuclear program.
    Joe Biden: Universal national service, in military or Peace Corps.
    John Bolton: America is less secure now than we were six years ago.
    John Edwards: Reduce $9B spending on missile defense.
    John Edwards: I think we need a president who asks Americans to sacrifice.
    Marco Battaglia: Rein in the military-industrial complex.
    John Kerry: Bush misused the authority Congress gave him.
    John Kerry: Color-coded warning system needs to be changed.
    John McCain: Women have proven themselves in combat-no restrictions.
    John McCain: Radical Islamic extremism is a hydra-headed challenge.
    Joni Ernst: Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place.
    Joni Ernst: I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans.
    Joni Ernst: Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions.
    Joni Ernst: Military experience always plays role in decision-making.
    Joni Ernst: I understand the importance a strong national defense.
    Joseph Lieberman: Intelligence system must be reformed.
    Joseph Lieberman: Win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world.
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: Yes, Air Force is now smallest in its history.
    Marco Rubio: Send more terrorists to Gitmo; find out everything they know.
    Martin O`Malley: Nature of warfare has changed: focus on intel, not armies.
    Michele Bachmann: No Miranda rights for terrorists; expand Guantanamo.
    Newt Gingrich: Threat of militant Islam is comparable to pre-WWII Nazis.
    Patty Judge: Military is last resort, when diplomacy is exhausted.
    Rand Paul: Let's get warrants the old-fashioned way: via 4th Amendment.
    Rod Blum: Oppose FISA warrantless searches; oppose roving wiretaps.
    Ron Paul: Neither Dems nor GOP will cut one nickel from militarism.
    Ron Paul: Many terrorists have been properly tried in US courts.
    Ron Paul: 17,000 troops for Baghdad embassy? Come home!
    Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Dems don't say "Islamic" but do say "terrorism".
    Sam Clovis: Military holds a special place in fabric of American society.
    Sam Clovis: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Sarah Palin: Muslim jihadists threaten our way of life.
    Terry Branstad: Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax.
    Theresa Greenfield: Take care of veterans with healthcare & jobs.
    Tom Fiegen: Take care of veterans and their families.
    Al Gore: Immigrants from communist Cuba are different.
    Andy McGuire: We need comprehensive federal immigration policy.
    Ben Carson: Common-sense solutions: guest workers plus harsher penalties.
    Ben Carson: Use Canadian model for guest worker program.
    Bob Krause: 67% of Millenials support pathway to citizenship.
    Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
    Cathy Glasson: Welcomes immigrants and wants them to feel safe and secure.
    Cathy Glasson: We need path to citizenship and to keep families together.
    Chet Culver: Feds should deal with immigration, not state police.
    Christopher Reed: Illegal border crossers are felons, not “guests”.
    Dennis Kucinich: Bush immigration program is indentured servitude.
    Dick Gephardt: Immigration service is a mess and needs reform.
    Dick Gephardt: Federal government should help illegal immigrants.
    Doug Butzier: Turn illegal aliens into taxpayers by legalizing them.
    Eddie Mauro: Fighting for immigrant rights near and dear to me.
    Fred Hubbell: No use of local enforcement during federal immigration raids.
    Herman Cain: We have a path to citizenship: it's called legal immigration.
    Hillary Clinton: Crack down on employers who exploit undocumented workers.
    Hillary Clinton: Net immigration from Mexico has fallen to zero.
    Howard Dean: Be careful about granting citizenship for military services.
    Jack Hatch: Opposes English as the official language.
    Jeb Bush: Immigrants are an engine of economic vitality.
    Jim Carlin: Secure borders before discussing eligibility for citizenship.
    Joe Biden: Americans will do any job if you pay them properly.
    John Edwards: Differentiate terrorists from the immigrants.
    John Edwards: End immigrant raids that separate parents from children.
    Jon Huntsman: End patchwork of state laws & just secure the border.
    Joni Ernst: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Joni Ernst: Legal residency for DREAMers; need bipartisan solution.
    Joni Ernst: Path for DACA participants, against overall amnesty.
    Joseph Lieberman: Make sure immigrants are treated fairly.
    Kim Reynolds: Secure our border, but no family separations.
    Kim Reynolds: End DACA, but Congress should act.
    Kim Reynolds: Migrant children not our problem, different under Trump.
    Kimberly Graham: Citizenship for DACA & families.
    Lindsey Graham: Legal status for undocumented workers.
    Marco Battaglia: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Martin O`Malley: Our symbol is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed wire fence.
    Michael Franken: Pathway to citizenship; expand worker visa program.
    Mitt Romney: I like legal immigration; let business determine visas.
    Nate Boulton: No use of local enforcement during federal immigration raids.
    Newt Gingrich: Citizen Boards to decide which immigrants stay and go.
    Patty Judge: DACA and DAPA are first steps toward reforming broken system.
    Rick Perry: If Washington refuses to enforce the border, Texas will.
    Rob Hogg: No home mortgages for illegal immigrants.
    Rob Hogg: Civil penalties for employing unauthorized aliens.
    Rod Blum: Secure the border; then loosen red tape for H1B visas.
    Ron Paul: Pay attention to US borders, not international borders.
    Sam Clovis: Border security at the very top of the priority list.
    Sam Clovis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Scott Walker: We have too many legal immigrants.
    Terry Branstad: Cops should check citizenship status during traffic stops.
    Theresa Greenfield: Fix immigration system; support DREAMers and border security.
    Theresa Greenfield: Pathway for illegal immigrants; legal status for DREAMers.
    Theresa Greenfield: Wants plan that tough on workplace enforcement.
    Zach Nunn: Pay discrimination threatens morale as well as society.
    Abby Finkenauer: Voted for the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act.
    Al Gore: Base farm policy, like hormones in livestock, on science.
    Al Sharpton: Need federal laws to protect workers, not state-by-state.
    Al Sharpton: On picket lines & in jails for 35 years for workers rights.
    Al Sharpton: Institutional discrimination still hinders minorities.
    Al Sharpton: Create jobs that are necessary.
    Alan Keyes: Family farms are nursery of moral character.
    Alan Keyes: Family farms: Decollectivize banks; withdraw from WTO.
    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.
    Bernie Sanders: $15 minimum wage might lose some jobs, but it helps many.
    Bill Bradley: Labor reform: Give teeth to pro-union laws.
    Bill Bradley: Supports unions for home-health & day-care workers.
    Bill Bradley: Increase minimum wage; universal health coverage.
    Bob Graham: We pay bonuses in suites & fire workers in basement.
    Bob Krause: Increase minimum wage; increase union rights.
    Carly Fiorina: I will cut some jobs to save others, like I did at HP.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Focus on troubled fundamentals despite good short-term trend.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Provide capital job development in minority communities.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Fact Check: Claims Bush cost US 6M jobs - really only 3.2M.
    Cathy Glasson: High priority to making union access available to all.
    Cathy Glasson: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Chet Culver: No wage discrimination due to gender, race, or orientation.
    Chet Culver: End wage discrimination based on gender identity.
    Cindy Axne: Co-sponsored National Apprenticeship Act to expand programs.
    Cindy Axne: Close gender wage gap, challenge wage discrimination.
    Dan Quayle: End farm crisis by more exports & tax relief.
    Dennis Kucinich: Engrave into stone the rights of working people.
    Dennis Kucinich: Enshrine workers’ rights in a workers’ White House.
    Dennis Kucinich: Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction.
    Dick Gephardt: Represents hard-working labor union people.
    Dick Gephardt: Establish international minimum wage.
    Dick Gephardt: Ask the WTO for an international minimum wage.
    Dick Gephardt: AdWatch: claims Bush did worst on jobs-but Reagan did worse.
    Eddie Mauro: Workers have right to unionize; update Labor Relations Act.
    Fred Hubbell: Believes in unions and equitable collective bargaining.
    Fred Hubbell: Raise minimum wage at state level; allow cities to raise too.
    Gary Bauer: Family farms: Demand that Europe stop protecting theirs.
    George W. Bush: Family farms: Food for Peace instead of food as a weapon.
    Hillary Clinton: $12 minimum wage, indexed for the future.
    Howard Dean: Supports living wage via subsidies for kids & housing.
    Howard Dean: Support farming via family farms, not corporate farms.
    Jake Porter: Oppose affirmative action.
    Jack Hatch: Raise the minimum wage & cut middle-class taxes.
    John Edwards: We need a president who's willing to say the word "union".
    John Kerry: Provide employment opportunities to minorities.
    John McCain: Ethanol is not worth it, even in Iowa.
    John McCain: Family farms: Crop insurance; reduce inheritance tax.
    Joni Ernst: Top priority: Jobs and economy.
    Joni Ernst: Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy.
    Joni Ernst: Maybe index minimum wage to GDP, but not same for all states.
    Joni Ernst: Co-sponsored National Right to Work Act.
    Joseph Lieberman: For counter-cyclical farm subsides, despite criticism abroad.
    Kim Reynolds: Voting NAY on ending gender identity wage discrimination.
    Kim Reynolds: Decide workforce training at local level with job creators.
    Kim Reynolds: Keep minimum wage at $7.25; don't allow cities to raise it.
    Kim Reynolds: Double required job searches; drop federal benefits early.
    Kim Reynolds: Reduce unemployment benefits from six months to 16 weeks.
    Kimberly Graham: Equal pay for equal work.
    Marco Battaglia: Oppose affirmative action.
    Martin O`Malley: Maryland was first state to pass a living wage of $10.10.
    Michael Franken: Endorses a federal ban on right to work laws.
    Michael Franken: Fairness means equal pay for equal work.
    Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Yes,US added 50M jobs since ‘78; but EU added 36M.
    Mitt Romney: The free economy means sometimes we lose jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts.
    Nate Boulton: $15 minimum wage indexed to inflation.
    Nate Boulton: Equal pay for equal work.
    Orrin Hatch: Assist farmers in transition to free market.
    Orrin Hatch: Family farms: Crop insurance; no capital gains on land.
    Pat Murphy: Raised Iowa minimum wage to $7.25; now push for $10.10.
    Patty Judge: Take action to increase the minimum wage.
    Patty Judge: Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, instead of tax breaks.
    Patty Judge: Increase the federal minimum wage & all working wages.
    Rick Perry: The official unemployment rate is massaged and doctored.
    Rick Santorum: Take jobs back from China so US is #1 in manufacturing.
    Rob Hogg: No wage discrimination due to gender, race, or orientation.
    Rob Hogg: Pay discrimination threatens morale as well as society.
    Roxanne Conlin: Small business tax credits to create jobs.
    Scott Walker: Anti-state unions but pro-private unions.
    Steve Forbes: Farm crisis caused by federal policies.
    Steve Forbes: Ethanol should be self-sufficient by 2007.
    Steve Forbes: Family farms: Lower interest rates; enforce anti-trust.
    Steve Forbes: Raise wages by allowing growth, not by fiat.
    Terry Branstad: Reduce burdensome regulation by public/private job team.
    Terry Branstad: Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress: investment for jobs.
    Theresa Greenfield: Strengthen unions, they built the middle class.
    Theresa Greenfield: Supports a living wage; equal pay for equal work.
    Theresa Greenfield: Raise minimum wage to $15 over time.
    Theresa Greenfield: COVID: Expand benefits for laid-off workers.
    Theresa Greenfield: Investment in ag research will improve crops and soils.
    Kim Reynolds: We passed badly needed collective bargaining reform.
Principles & Values
    Abby Finkenauer: Family taught her never think you're better than anyone else.
    Abby Finkenauer: Since insurrection, GOP has turned its back on democracy.
    Al Sharpton: I want to privatize only one thing: privatize George Bush.
    Alan Keyes: Bring God back into the White House.
    Ashley Hinson: Getting started in Congress; considering run for Senate.
    Barack Obama: If you join me I promise you we can change America.
    Barack Obama: We are choosing hope over fear.
    Bill Bradley: Should we take risks? If not now, when? If not us, who?
    Bruce Braley: Apologizes for denigrating Senator as farmer & not lawyer.
    Carly Fiorina: We need a president NOT from professional political class.
    Carly Fiorina: People care about issues, not GOP internal affairs.
    Carly Fiorina: Hillary should be prosecuted; not be president.
    Carly Fiorina: Come help me take our country back.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Fight the greedy and help the needy.
    Chuck Grassley: My re-election ensures Iowa is not denied Senate seniority.
    David Young: Optimism is at the center of America's continued greatness.
    Doug Butzier: Oppose limits on prayer in public places.
    Duncan Hunter: Restore economic patriotism: America is arsenal of democracy.
    Elizabeth Warren: Women candidates out-perform men candidates.
    Gary Bauer: America needs to return to the ethics of Ronald Reagan.
    Gary Bauer: First priority is to outlaw abortion.
    George W. Bush: Government can create an environment for prosperity.
    George W. Bush: Keys to American prosperity.
    George W. Bush: Philosophy of governing.
    Hillary Clinton: Running to continue work I've done for 35 years.
    Howard Dean: Democrats are as angry at Dems as at GOP.
    Howard Dean: Rule by hope instead of rule by fear.
    Howard Dean: Constitution says power belongs to the people-not to Bush.
    Jake Porter: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Jack Hatch: Iowans are ready for a fresh start.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Truth, Life and Love--my values & American values.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Ordained ULC minister and United Methodist Lay Servant.
    Jim Carlin: Most important issue: preserving freedom for next generation.
    Jim Gilmore: Establishment media wrong to shape the presidential campaign.
    Jim Gilmore: Son of meat cutter who was not rich but gave me values.
    Joe Biden: Trump's lies about me are so bad that TV won't show them.
    John Edwards: Fight for values of people and workers over privilege.
    John Edwards: Fight for values of people and workers over privilege.
    John Edwards: Two Americas: one does the work, the other reaps the reward.
    John Edwards: Make America an ownership society.
    John Kasich: Establishment lane, anti-establishment lane & Kasich lane.
    John McCain: Foreign policy should not be shaped by photo-ops & polls.
    Jon Huntsman: If you love your country, you serve her.
    Joni Ernst: Values we grew up with are being threatened now.
    Joni Ernst: AdWatch: "Let's make 'em squeal" in Washington.
    Joni Ernst: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Joni Ernst: FactCheck: Missed half of state Senate votes for campaigning.
    Marco Battaglia: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Matthew Whitaker: OpEd: disagrees with entire liberal laundry list.
    Michael Franken: Probity of character transcends all.
    Michele Bachmann: Make Obama a one-term president.
    Mike Huckabee: Defining mistake: neglecting his health for decades.
    Mike Huckabee: Never forget that ordinary citizens are the President's boss.
    Mike Huckabee: A President should care about regular folk, not just elites.
    Mike Huckabee: Motto as governor and now, "Come, let us reason together".
    Mitt Romney: Bush & Cheney have made mistakes, but have kept us safe.
    Mitt Romney: Strong families, a strong economy and a strong military.
    Orrin Hatch: President should set a moral example.
    Rich Leopold: I'm a person of faith; I volunteer with faith-based groups.
    Rick Santorum: Vote for leader of free world; not for who entertains you.
    Rick Santorum: Obama is divisive & untrustworthy; I am respectful.
    Rick Santorum: Trust Iowans to pick best leader rather than follow polls.
    Rudy Giuliani: I have executive experience; I can restore hope to America.
    Ron Paul: Freedom is based on tolerance and non-violence.
    Roxanne Conlin: Republicans only offer more of the same.
    Sam Brownback: Bush has over-relied on Cheney's experience.
    Sam Clovis: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Scott Walker: My relationship with God drives every major decision.
    Scott Walker: Raised as a "P.K.", Pastor's Kid, by his father Pastor Llew.
    Terry Branstad: The Iowa Dream: working hard; working together.
    Theresa Greenfield: Shaped by growing up on family farm.
    Theresa Greenfield: As scrappy farm kid, pick yourself up when knocked down.
    Tom Fiegen: Progressive battling for the soul of the Democratic party.
    Tom Hoefling: Straight up the middle Reagan conservative.
    Tom Tancredo: Defining mistake: waiting 30 years to accept Jesus as savior.
    Tom Tancredo: We can no longer afford political correctness.
    Tommy Thompson: Bring into administration Dems, Republicans, & independents.
    Kim Reynolds: Let Supreme Court overturn 4 states in 2020 election.
Social Security
    Bruce Braley: Privatizing Social Security turns it over to Wall Street.
    Chet Culver: More employee & employer contributions to public retirement.
    Christopher Reed: Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security.
    Christopher Reed: Establishing Social Security was possibly a mistake.
    Christopher Reed: Let younger workers opt out.
    Cindy Axne: Stop cuts to benefits for current and future retirees.
    Dennis Kucinich: Stop privatization and return retirement age to 65.
    Doug Butzier: Privatize the Ponzi scheme in gradual and voluntary manner.
    Eddie Mauro: Protect Social Security & Medicare.
    Jim Carlin: Increase Cost-of-Living Adjustment to reflect rising prices.
    John Kerry: I will never privatize, extend retirement age, nor cut SS.
    Joni Ernst: Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare.
    Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
    Joni Ernst: Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers.
    Joni Ernst: Consider all options for solvency; must be bipartisan.
    Marco Battaglia: Individual private accounts to replace Social Security.
    Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
    Michael Franken: Reform tax cap; raise benefits; no privatization.
    Michael Franken: Make all earnings subject to the Social Security tax.
    Mitt Romney: Reform entitlements by negotiating behind closed doors.
    Mitt Romney: Honor expectations of recipients, but take action for future.
    Nate Boulton: Expand retirement savings options & make them portable.
    Pat Murphy: Senior Living Trust Fund: expand in-home care.
    Patty Judge: Vital to protect program; increase cap but don't privatize.
    Patty Judge: Adjust benefits for caregivers who take time off work.
    Rob Hogg: More employee & employer contributions to public retirement.
    Rod Blum: Compromise on all options, to ensure future of program.
    Roxanne Conlin: Defend Social Security instead of privatizing it.
    Theresa Greenfield: Credits Social Security with support after death of husband.
    Theresa Greenfield: Opposes privatization of Social Security & Medicare.
    Theresa Greenfield: Social Security personal, helped when husband died on job.
    Theresa Greenfield: Don't raise retirement age; make wealthy pay fair share.
    Tom Fiegen: Expand it rather than cut it.
    Tom Harkin: Privatization failed before we had Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Al Sharpton: Bush tax cuts make us victims of a war of mass distraction.
    Al Sharpton: Bush isn’t cutting taxes, he’s shifting taxes.
    Alan Keyes: Abolish the income tax and spend money responsibly.
    Bernie Sanders: Wealthiest will pay more but not as much as under Eisenhower.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Roll back the tax cut to create peace and prosperity.
    Cathy Glasson: End corporate welfare tax practice; make them pay fair share.
    Christopher Reed: Lower taxes means increased revenue, via the Laffer curve.
    David Young: Tax code should be fairer, flatter and simpler.
    Deidre DeJear: Iowans not overtaxed, issue is gross underfunding.
    Dennis Kucinich: Fact Check: Says $40K earners pay same as $400K -not really.
    Doug Butzier: Higher taxes on the wealthy are counterproductive to economy.
    Eddie Mauro: Those benefiting the most have an obligation to pay.
    Fred Hubbell: Equitable tax system, instead of one based on who you know.
    George W. Bush: Reduce tax rates; return surplus to taxpayers.
    George W. Bush: Remove unfairness from the tax code.
    Howard Dean: Bush's tax cuts made $10,000 debt for every child.
    Howard Dean: Plan to increase corporate taxes.
    Howard Dean: Cutting payroll taxes is not a bad idea.
    Howard Dean: Fact Check: Dean says 60% got $304-really 50% got over $470.
    Jake Porter: Phase out the statewide sales tax.
    Jim Carlin: Tax relief for middle class, not Wall Street.
    Jim Carlin: Abolish the death tax on family farms.
    John McCain: Replace employer-provided benefits with a tax cut.
    John McCain: Make tax reform commission & vote yes-or-no on outcome.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Families spend $20B on tax prep, not $140B.
    Joni Ernst: IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster.
    Joni Ernst: Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history.
    Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
    Joni Ernst: Signed Grover Norquist tax pledge: never raise taxes.
    Joni Ernst: 2017 tax cuts gave relief to 1 million Iowans.
    Kim Reynolds: Update Iowa tax code to take advantage of federal tax cuts.
    Kim Reynolds: Reduce top state income tax rate to 5.5% by 2023.
    Kim Reynolds: We need to continue the conversation about cutting taxes.
    Kim Reynolds: Replace multiple tax brackets with 4% flat tax.
    Marco Battaglia: Phase out the income tax.
    Martin O`Malley: Wealthiest should pay more but not as much as under Reagan.
    Michael Franken: Eliminate loopholes used by wealthy & corporations.
    Michael Franken: Eliminate Trump tax cuts benefiting the wealthiest Americans.
    Michele Bachmann: Health Impact Fee: opposed cigarette tax but voted for life.
    Mike Huckabee: Tax system penalizes productivity; needs complete overhaul.
    Mike Huckabee: Higher tax brackets punish people for more work.
    Mitt Romney: Commission studied FairTax and found serious flaws.
    Mitt Romney: I cut taxes 19 times as MA governor.
    Orrin Hatch: It will take political experience to reform the tax code.
    Rick Perry: Lower taxes & less regulation made Texas a job leader.
    Rick Santorum: My 10% flat tax brings 3.5M jobs back to America.
    Rob Hogg: Increase the earned income tax credit (EITC).
    Rod Blum: Reduce taxes on business and individuals.
    Rudy Giuliani: Reducing taxes is a way to raise MORE money.
    Rudy Giuliani: Eliminate the death tax immediately.
    Rudy Giuliani: Too complex to get to FairTax; focus on reducing taxes.
    Sam Brownback: Supports optional flat tax in income tax; not FairTax.
    Sam Clovis: Transition from personal income tax system to a FairTax.
    Steve Forbes: A flat tax will help families, homeowners, and charities.
    Terry Branstad: Reduce commercial & residential property tax.
    Theresa Greenfield: Wealthy & corporations need to pay their fair share.
    Tim Pawlenty: Health Impact Fee: increased cigarette tax but regretted it.
    Tom Fiegen: Since 1980s, we've transferred wealth to the very rich.
    Tom Hoefling: Eliminate the state's income tax & special crony favors.
    Tom Tancredo: Co-sponsored FairTax because income tax manipulates behavior.
    Tom Vilsack: One sliver of society isn't going to pay for the rest of us.
    Kim Reynolds: On a path to the 4th lowest income-tax rate in the country.
    Al Sharpton: $250 billion infrastructure-redevelopment plan.
    Bernie Sanders: Our infrastructure is crumbling because of endless wars.
    Cathy Glasson: Create jobs with infrastructure investment.
    Cindy Axne: Improve broadband access in rural communities.
    Deidre DeJear: Expand broadband, increase speeds, welcome technology jobs.
    Dennis Kucinich: Technologies will create jobs.
    Dick Gephardt: Space programs shouldn’t be a top priority.
    Fred Hubbell: Infrastructure investment is needed in rural areas too.
    Fred Hubbell: Expand affordable rural internet access.
    Howard Dean: Invest in rural broadband to replace lost farm jobs.
    Jim Carlin: Time to break up Big Tech & protect personal privacy.
    Jim Carlin: Vital that farmers have access to 5G technology.
    John McCain: Veto pork barrel; focus transportation spending on repairs.
    Jon Huntsman: Cyber intrusion is the new battlefield, and an act of war.
    Kim Reynolds: STEM initiative to prepare for a 21st century economy.
    Kim Reynolds: Expand broadband capabilities to every corner of rural Iowa.
    Kim Reynolds: Access to high speed internet is crucial: dedicate $140M.
    Kim Reynolds: Broadband is not a luxury; it's critical infrastructure.
    Kim Reynolds: Internet grew & thrived before net neutrality.
    Kim Reynolds: $450 million for statewide high-speed broadband by 2025.
    Michael Franken: High speed internet access for rural and depressed areas.
    Michael Franken: Information wars are a global threat with local consequences.
    Mike Huckabee: Spend on our infrastructure instead of other countries'.
    Mike Huckabee: Cars' navigation systems are better than air traffic control.
    Mitt Romney: Invest in infrastructure from growing economy by lower taxes.
    Mitt Romney: Mining the moon costs too much.
    Nate Boulton: Invest in rural infrastructure, including for tourism.
    Newt Gingrich: America should be in space, aggressively & entrepreneurially.
    Rob Hogg: Invest in flood protection & soil conservation.
    Rod Blum: Government misuse of technology erodes Bill of Rights.
    Rudy Giuliani: Lower taxes AND fix infrastructure.
    Terry Branstad: Partnership between state and Google is good for jobs.
    Terry Branstad: Connect Every Iowan Act: broadband to under-served areas.
    Terry Branstad: Fix crumbling bridges AND rural internet.
    Theresa Greenfield: Invest in infrastructure for broadband and bridges.
    Theresa Greenfield: Expand broadband; public/private partnership to get there.
War & Peace
    Doug Butzier: Stay out of Iran & stay out of everywhere.
    Amy Klobuchar: I opposed Iraq War from the very beginning.
    Amy Klobuchar: Trump is taking us pell-mell into war with Iran.
    Amy Klobuchar: No Iranian nukes, via reinstating joint nuclear deal.
    Bernie Sanders: Invasion of Iraq led to ISIS; Hillary voted to invade.
    Bernie Sanders: Great disasters of our time--Vietnam & Iraq--based on lies.
    Bernie Sanders: Passed bipartisan War Powers Act to stop Yemen war.
    Bernie Sanders: Endless war in Iraq cost us trillions and 4,500 troops.
    Bob Graham: Iraq was a distraction from the war on terror.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Saddam capture has little to do with keeping Americans safe.
    Christopher Reed: Support the surge; wants more positive news coverage.
    Christopher Reed: No timetable for exit; stay until Al Qaeda is quelled.
    Christopher Reed: Saddam was a madman who had WMDs and used them.
    Chuck Grassley: Signed letter opposing Iranian nuclear deal.
    Dick Gephardt: Helped initiate Iraqi war resolution because of CIA support.
    Duncan Hunter: Marines are doing a good job; don’t rush for the exit.
    Duncan Hunter: Work with Pakistan against Taliban and Al Qaida.
    Eddie Mauro: We need to revisit war powers role of president & Congress.
    Elizabeth Warren: We cannot do everything with combat troops: out of Mideast.
    Howard Dean: Supported Afghan war & not Iraq, but always supports troops.
    Howard Dean: US is no safer with Saddam gone-we're still losing troops.
    Howard Dean: AdWatch: "My opponents voted for war"-negative but true.
    Howard Dean: AdWatch: blames Gephardt for $87B-but Dean's view evolved.
    Howard Dean: Fact Check: Fighter jet escorts since 9/11-not 12/2004.
    Joe Biden: Iraq war is sucking up a $150B a year.
    Joe Biden: Pull troops out of Mideast, except to patrol Gulf and ISIS.
    Joe Biden: As veep, worked to end Iraq war.
    Joe Biden: Iraq war vote mistake based on Bush/Cheney lies.
    Joe Biden: Leave special forces in Mideast, not just combat troops.
    John Edwards: Saddam's trial will reveal atrocities, but won't end terror.
    John Edwards: Don't negotiate with Arafat, but build trust with envoy.
    John Kerry: Pre-emptive strike ok only when US survival at stake.
    John McCain: Support the surge even if benchmarks are not met.
    Joseph Lieberman: Iraq victory opens door to Israeli-Palestinian peace.
    Joseph Lieberman: US and world are safer with homicidal maniac Saddam gone.
    Kimberly Graham: Increase service member pay & veteran's benefits.
    Marco Battaglia: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Martin O`Malley: ISIS is an evil in this world; deal with them as evil.
    Michael Franken: Foreign aid to one country can impact entire region.
    Michael Franken: Biden's doing the right thing on Ukraine.
    Michele Bachmann: Iran is a state sponsor of terror; can't be a nuclear power.
    Michele Bachmann: Leaving Iraq now invites in Iran as hegemon.
    Mike Huckabee: We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor.
    Mike Huckabee: Eradicate ISIS like you would eradicate any cancer.
    Mitt Romney: It's time for people of America to show a surge of support.
    Mitt Romney: Keep option to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan, but don't say it.
    Mitt Romney: We should withdraw from Afghanistan after 2012.
    Mitt Romney: Disagree with Israelis in private; stand with them in public.
    Newt Gingrich: Wrong to intervene in Libya; covert action more effective.
    Patty Judge: Containment of ISIS and terrorists, by targeted air strikes.
    Patty Judge: Deploy military only after diplomacy, dialogue, & sanctions.
    Patty Judge: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
    Pete Buttigieg: No Iranian nukes, via reinstating joint nuclear deal.
    Pete Buttigieg: If troops go to war, will include 3-year sunset clause.
    Rick Santorum: We should withdraw from Afghanistan more slowly.
    Rick Santorum: Iran has been at war with us since 1979.
    Rick Santorum: Iran must be confronted to stop them from getting nukes.
    Rick Santorum: ISIS caliphate is like a kingdom based on religious law.
    Ron Paul: Iraq war is illegal; undeclared wars never end & we lose.
    Ron Paul: Neocons promoted Iraq war for years; not about Al Qaida.
    Ron Paul: Of course Iran wants nukes; talk to them like we did USSR.
    Ron Paul: I worry about war propaganda will lead to war against Iran.
    Ron Paul: Let locals settle Israel-Palestine issue; no world police.
    Roxanne Conlin: Oppose addition of 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
    Rudy Giuliani: Winning in Iraq is one battle in overall terrorist war.
    Rudy Giuliani: Keep option open to attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan unilaterally.
    Sam Brownback: We need a political surge to match the military surge.
    Sam Clovis: Pursue active enemies with all available dispatch.
    Terry Branstad: Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas.
    Tim Pawlenty: We should withdraw from Afghanistan more slowly.
    Tom Steyer: Set a strategy: What are we trying to accomplish in Mideast?
    Tom Steyer: It isn't so much about experience; it's about judgement.
    Tom Tancredo: We are in a war with radical Islam; Iraq is one battle.
    Tom Tancredo: Stop restricting army with rules of engagement.
    Tom Tancredo: If Islamic terrorists threaten nukes, we nuke Mecca & Medina.
    Tommy Thompson: Iraqi parliament incapable of partitioning Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
    Dennis Kucinich: Address poverty with full employment economy & social reform.
    George W. Bush: ‘Armies of compassion' are next step of welfare reform.
    Hillary Clinton: Partner with faith based community in empowerment zones.
    Jack Hatch: More TANF; more job training programs.
    Jim Carlin: Goal of welfare system should be keeping families together.
    Kim Reynolds: The safety net has become a hammock.
    Mike Huckabee: Poor people don't know how to get out of the hole.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.
    Rick Santorum: No compromise on core principles; compromise on all else.
    Sam Clovis: Don't trading spending cuts for entitlement reform.
    Tom Fiegen: Address childhood hunger & childhood poverty.
    Michael Franken: Reduce inflation without catering to corporations.

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