Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harm’s Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Media coverage of political races in The New York Times
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Johnny Isakson: Returned from surgery to defund Planned Parenthood.
Lisa Murkowski: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
Mike Pence: Tie-breaker vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
Susan Collins: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
Scott Walker: Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions.
Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
John Kasich: Require women seeking an abortion listen to fetal heartbeat.
Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on abortion.
Gary Herbert: Don't criminalize woman seeking illegal forms of abortion.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Financially supported by Emily's List.
Michael Steele: Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality.
KT McFarland: Supports abortion rights.
Dick Armey: Block research funding for embryonic stem cells.
J.C. Watts: Block research funding for embryonic stem cells.
Tom DeLay: Block research funding for embryonic stem cells.
Bret Schundler: Condemns abortion.
Ralph Nader: Threats to overturn Roe are “scare tactics”.
Al Gore: Would support RU-486, if proven safe.
Joseph Lieberman: Supports abortion rights within his faith, not despite it.
Joseph Lieberman: Supported parental notification for minors; but pro-choice.
Rick Lazio: No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad.
Al Gore: Personal struggle on abortion reflected in evolving view.
Al Gore: Voted against federal funding for abortions in Congress.
John McCain: Abortion OK if raped; and no testing for rape.
Hillary Clinton: Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose.
Gary Bauer: No compromise on Litmus Test for Supreme Court.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It’s a woman’s body and a woman’s choice.
Bill Weld: Establish state pro-choice laws in case Roe gets overturned.
Budget & Economy|
Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
Angus King: Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic.
Jill Stein: Top 1% are rolling in dough; the rest are in crisis.
Tracy Potter: $700B stimulus spending ok; something needed to be done.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Praised Bush $700B bailout; opposed Obama's $787B.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: No, Alaska doesn't deny federal stimulus help.
Claire McCaskill: Take on sacred cows that gave us $8 trillion debt.
Thomas Kean Jr.: NJ has a net loss of $31B to Washington from federal taxes.
Dirk Kempthorne: Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit.
Al Gore: Bush’s policies made $4 trillion in surpluses disappear.
Jeff Sessions: Tighten bankruptcy rules; it costs society & is immoral.
Paul Wellstone: Bankruptcy is safety net; reform only helps big banks.
George W. Bush: Cut national debt by $2T in 10 years; leave $1.2T in debt.
Gray Davis: Buy wholesale electricity; build plants; conserve now.
Spencer Abraham: No price caps on electricity; focus on reducing demand.
Gray Davis: Electricity deregulation a colossal and dangerous failure.
Joseph Lieberman: Democratic administration balanced budget and created growth.
Al Gore: Make hard choices to keep prosperity rolling.
George W. Bush: Don’t let Gore bring back big government; 200 new programs.
Pat Buchanan: Break up OPEC instead of Microsoft.
Al Gore: Helping middle-class is goal of economic plan.
Al Gore: Economic plan is blueprint for American prosperity.
Al Gore: Safeguard prosperity to reduce poverty.
Al Gore: Enable more families to save, own homes, and pay less tax.
Joseph Lieberman: New economy will thrive on investment and trained workers.
George W. Bush: Gore: Feds spend surplus; Bush: taxpayers spend it.
Al Gore: Gore attack on Texas economy strikes nerve in Bush campaign.
Rick Lazio: Supported GOP budgets for “smaller decentralized govt”.
Rick Lazio: Supported balanced budget amendment.
Al Gore: Spend $164B surplus on Medicare, tax cuts, & debt.
George W. Bush: Spend $586B surplus on tax cuts, health, & defense.
Bill Bradley: Early supporter of simplifying taxes, cutting deficit & debt.
Steve Forbes: Conservative economics: flat tax, less govt, Greenspan out.
Anthony Kennedy: No longer deny gays the profound liberty of marriage.
Anthony Kennedy: Living Constitution: apply 14th amendment to gay marriage.
Antonin Scalia: Showy profundities on gay marriage are profoundly incoherent.
Antonin Scalia: Everyone in history, until 15 years ago, understood marriage.
Elena Kagan: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
John Roberts: Constitution says nothing about marriage OR gay marriage.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
Sonia Sotomayor: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
Stephen Breyer: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
Rick Perry: Would attend same-sex marriage of a family member.
Bobby Jindal: Institution of marriage existed long before our laws existed.
Rick Santorum: I would never attend a same-sex wedding.
Ted Cruz: Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
Scott Walker: 2013: same-sex marriage issue over; 2015: issue not settled.
Jeb Bush: Respect civil unions & same-sex lifetime commitments.
Jeb Bush: 1994: LGBT protections are tantamount to elevating sodomy.
Rand Paul: Don't register guns federally, nor marriages.
Jeb Bush: Don't-ask-don't-tell ok if it doesn't affect policy.
Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
Charlie Crist: I support marriage equality in Florida.
Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
Jerry Sanders: Supports gay marriage as a Constitutional right.
Rand Paul: Illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector.
Charlie Crist: Lifetime member of NAACP.
Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Supports gay marriage.
Sarah Palin: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional.
Mike Pence: Voted against expansion of hate-crime protection.
Kathy Castor: Banning Gay Pride Month promotes discrimination.
Charles Schumer: Supports civil unions but not gay marriage.
Howard Mills: Supports equal rights minus the use of marriage for gays.
Marilyn O`Grady: Supports a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
Wesley Clark: Constitutional amendment against flag desecration.
Wesley Clark: Constitutional Amendment against flag desecration.
Rudy Giuliani: Anti-Catholic art is disgusting; appoints decency council.
Al Gore: Civil rights & Supreme Court are at stake in this election.
Al Gore: Supports Vermont’s Civil Union law.
Pat Buchanan: Homosexuality is “the love that will not shut up.”.
Pat Buchanan: Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion.
Joseph Lieberman: Affirmative action divides us.
Al Gore: Gore emphasizes long-term commitment to NAACP.
George W. Bush: Bush courageously speaks to NAACP, yet offers few specifics.
Al Gore: Latino values are America’s best values.
Rick Lazio: Racial preferences OK in college admissions.
Rick Lazio: Ban gays in the military.
George W. Bush: Repudiates anti-Catholicism despite Bob Jones University.
John McCain: Leave Confederate flag decision to people of SC.
Bill Bradley: Civil Rights Act & hate crime laws cover gays.
Rudy Giuliani: Dismantled affirmative action program for NYC contracts.
Ronald Reagan: Gay teachers should not advocate their lifestyle to students.
Dan Malloy: Invest state funds in businesses that preserve in-state jobs.
Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
Jill Stein: Romney & Obama are both pro-1% big corporation.
Ralph Nader: Help for ordinary people should replace corporate welfare.
Dick Cheney: Defends Halliburton’s success and retirement package.
Ralph Nader: Corporate sponsorship turns debates into beer commercials.
Jeb Bush: 1994: build more prisons; serve longer sentences.
Jeb Bush: 1990s: punishment over therapy; 2010s: that hardens people.
Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
Merrick Garland: Prosecuted terrorism as Justice Department official.
Merrick Garland: Oversaw death penalty prosecution for Oklahoma City bombers.
Charlie Crist: Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs.
Michael Steele: Personally opposed to the death penalty.
John Roberts: Ok to prosecute for eating french fries on city trains.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Questions whether death penalty is fairly administered.
George W. Bush: Death penalty decisions are profound, but made in 15 minutes.
George W. Bush: Ignored Byrd hate crime bill despite plea by Byrd’s family.
George W. Bush: Miranda should be waived in some situations.
George W. Bush: 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”.
Rick Lazio: Limit death-row legal challenges.
Rick Lazio: Tort Reform: Limit product liability damages.
Al Gore: Third Way: Tough on crime prevention & tough on crime itself.
Al Gore: Constitutional amendment for victim’s rights.
Al Gore: Gore: Bush fosters recidivism; need more rehabilitation.
George W. Bush: Push for prisons & sentencing reduced Texas crime rates.
Hillary Clinton: Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases.
Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani backs police in Bronx killing.
George W. Bush: Bush is confident that none of 112 executed were innocent.
George W. Bush: Death penalty clemency for bad process, not for repentance.
George W. Bush: Bush’s Texas is a bad place to be “young and irresponsible”.
Donald Trump: Brother died of alcoholism; so Donald never touched alcohol.
Amy Klobuchar: More resources to fight the meth epidemic.
Al Sharpton: Never smoked marijuana, because he grew up in the church.
Dennis Kucinich: Hasn’t smoked marijuana, but would decriminalize it.
Howard Dean: Smoked marijuana in the past, as did other Dems.
John Edwards: Admits having smoked marijuana.
John Kerry: Admits having smoked marijuana.
Joseph Lieberman: Apologizes for never having smoked marijuana.
George W. Bush: Quit drinking when alcohol started to compete with family.
Ralph Nader: Legalize marijuana, and treat addiction as a health problem.
Al Gore: Mandatory weekly drug testing for state prisoners & parolees.
Al Gore: Drug treatment programs for every addict who wants one.
Al Gore: Pot use in 60s was like moonshine in 20s.
Elizabeth Dole: Double the Mexican border patrol to keep drugs out.
Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
George W. Bush: Full background checks on drug use for all appointees.
Jeb Bush: 1994: cut Department of Education from 2,000 to 50 staff.
Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
Jeb Bush: I won't run from Common Core, even if GOP does.
Michele Bachmann: Charter school ran afoul due to Christian teaching.
Sarah Palin: Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools.
Mitt Romney: God created universe, but evolution created human body.
Margaret Spellings: Creationism should be taught along with Evolution.
Bret Schundler: Allow parental choice; weaken teacher tenure.
Ronnie Musgrove: Require public schools to display “In God We Trust” motto.
Rudy Giuliani: Open schools on weekends for remedial catch-up.
Al Gore: Bush’s vouchers are “educational roulette”.
George W. Bush: Improve education with local control, accountability.
Dick Cheney: Money from failed schools can be used as parents decide best.
Al Gore: $170B on education over next 10 years.
Al Gore: Voluntary school prayer is ok, if teachers aren’t involved.
Rick Lazio: $97 Billion Education Plan.
Joseph Lieberman: Non-sectarian moment of silence OK in public schools.
Dick Cheney: Teach reading, writing, and values.
George W. Bush: Education is most important campaign issue.
George W. Bush: $310M for “impact aid” schools near military bases.
George W. Bush: $900M to improve Indian schools.
Joseph Lieberman: Choice won’t “ruin” schools; they’re already in ruins.
George W. Bush: $400M more for after-school programs, via block grants.
Robert Reich: New economy skills not measured by standardized tests.
Robert Reich: Standardized tests are too one-size-fits-all for many kids.
Rick Lazio: Vouchers for private school tuition.
Hillary Clinton: Opposes merit pay for individual teachers.
Hillary Clinton: Supports merit pay for entire schools.
Hillary Clinton: City schools are overcrowded and falling apart.
Hillary Clinton: Scholarships for teachers who go to urban schools.
Hillary Clinton: Increase resources to meet increased standards.
Hillary Clinton: Fight with Gore for public schools; no voucher “gimmicks”.
Al Gore: Use budget surplus for teacher bonuses & more pre-school.
Bill Bradley: Use budget surplus for more teachers & more Head Start.
George W. Bush: Link block grants & vouchers to student testing.
George W. Bush: If schools fail for 3 years, funding becomes “portable”.
John McCain: Unrestricted block grants--let states decide spending.
John McCain: Let states decide if they link vouchers to student testing.
Al Gore: Education plan: $115B over 10 years.
Bill Bradley: Education plan: $90B over 10 years.
Bill Bradley: Vouchers are not the solution to schools’ problems.
George W. Bush: Praise and reward successful schools; shame failures.
Energy & Oil|
Donald Trump: Revive the coal industry; end efforts to curb carbon.
Rick Perry: Defend Keystone XL and other oil & gas exploration.
Terry McAuliffe: 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned.
John Hoeven: Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country.
Tracy Potter: People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch.
Charlie Crist: Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Gas pipeline deal was not open & competitive.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Yes, Obama climate law costs consumers $145/year.
Steven Chu: Institute a cap-and-trade system.
Sarah Palin: Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline.
Richard Tarrant: Study & implement hydrogen cars & eco-friendly products.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Wean America off of fossil fuels altogether.
George W. Bush: Natural gas is hemispheric; find it in our own neighborhood.
Ralph Nader: Kyoto treaty is so watered down there’s nothing to fight for.
George W. Bush: OPEC will increase oil supply out of respect for Bush.
Rick Lazio: Support EPA and CWA; but allow drilling in ANWR.
Rudy Giuliani: Open Strategic Petroleum Reserve to battle high oil prices.
George W. Bush: Opposes Kyoto treaty, ESA, & other intrusive regulations.
Jeb Bush: 1990s: Compensate landowners; 2010s: state-run conservation.
Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Praised $500M for Valdez victims; but wanted $2B.
Charles Schumer: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
Frank Pallone: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
Sarah Palin: Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination.
Dale Groutage: Allow hunting on public lands, but not drilling.
James Webb: More funding to reduce traffic congestion.
Ned Lamont: Vigilance in protecting Clean Water Act.
Richard Tarrant: Promote environmentally friendly business practices.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports the Polluter Pays Principle.
Bret Schundler: Protect green spaces.
Jeb Bush: Drilling in Gulf of Mexico hurts Florida tourism industry.
Al Gore: Will protect Chicago from being as polluted as Houston.
Joseph Lieberman: Religion is the foundation of environmentalism.
George W. Bush: $4.9B to repair “crumbling” national parks.
Al Gore: Kinship with Rachel Carson on environment.
John McCain: Repeal ban on new roads in wilderness due to bad process.
John McCain: Use park visitor fees for park development bonds.
George W. Bush: Pushed voluntary compliance in Texas instead of mandates.
George W. Bush: Cooperate with industry, instead of lawsuits & regulations.
George W. Bush: Houston leads US in smog, but Texas is getting cleaner.
Al Gore: $10 billion for mass transit and open spaces.
Families & Children|
Jeb Bush: Shame fathers who walk away from paternal obligations.
Michele Bachmann: Raised 23 foster kids, with her own kids,as "treatment home".
Sarah Palin: Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby.
Al Gore: Faith and family are America’s biggest strengths.
George W. Bush: Paying taxes hurts family time for middle class.
Joseph Lieberman: Parents are losing children to culture’s violence.
Al Gore: Hold entertainment industry accountable.
Al Gore: Focus on “working families” via tax cuts & education.
Joseph Lieberman: With Bill Bennett, “Silver Sewer Awards” for immoral videos.
George W. Bush: $75M to support veterans to mentor youth.
Rick Lazio: Require companies to allow unpaid family leave.
Al Gore: Use family courts to resolve Elian case.
George W. Bush: Troubled by use of force in Elian case.
Hillary Clinton: Leave politics out of Elian decision.
George W. Bush: Decide Elian’s case in Florida courts, not federal.
George W. Bush: V-chip OK, but cultural changes are better.
James Mattis: Supports NATO alliance principle of collective defense.
Mike Pompeo: Investigate Russian interference with U.S. election.
Bill Weld: Priority is not "no fly zone" but to stop killing in Aleppo.
Jill Stein: End foreign aid to countries with human rights abuses.
Rick Perry: Cancel any nuclear deal Obama makes with Iran.
Jeb Bush: Pressured father's V.P. staff to help Cuban prisoners.
Chris Christie: Given who I am, Putin would not have invaded Crimea.
Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
Rand Paul: GOP hawks fear my world view, but Americans support it.
Rand Paul: Neocons are neoisolationist: 'all should behave like us'.
Rand Paul: Eventually end all foreign aid, but unrealistic for now.
Jeb Bush: Leading from behind is so odd to me.
Marco Rubio: Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism.
Chris Christie: America should be clear to world about what we stand for.
Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
Rob Sobhani: Marshall Plan for Mexico; micro-finance for start-up capital.
Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
John Roberts: Foreign law is irrelevant to US elected officials.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it.
Claire McCaskill: Active role for US in solving Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
George Tenet: Study will focus on whether US overstated Iraqi threat.
Al Gore: Gore supports vigorous intervention abroad; Bush less so.
George W. Bush: Bush compromises between internationalists and isolationists.
Joseph Lieberman: US must not withdraw troops and retreat into isolationism.
Joseph Lieberman: Cuba Libre, Free Cuba!
Hillary Clinton: Engage in world affairs, including human rights.
Hillary Clinton: Human rights are central to our objectives abroad.
Hillary Clinton: Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills.
Al Gore: Chernomyrdin Commission produced results despite corruption.
George W. Bush: Chernomyrdin Commission: Gore ignored corruption.
George W. Bush: Chernomyrdin threatens to sue Bush for slander re corruption.
George W. Bush: Keep tradition of showing opposition to Castro.
Al Gore: UN treaties are effective means for US to help Third World.
George W. Bush: No strategic ambiguity: US will defend Taiwan against China.
Pat Buchanan: End all sanctions that hurt innocent people.
Pat Buchanan: Cuba: Siege mentality is pillar of power; end embargo.
Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
Elizabeth Dole: Russia: Work with policies, not personalities.
Elizabeth Dole: N. Korea & other rogue regimes are not our equals.
Pat Buchanan: Fighting Hitler & WWII was a noble cause.
Pat Buchanan: Warns against unsustainable commitments of US forces abroad.
Pat Buchanan: Protecting Poland from Hitler protected USSR for Communism.
Pat Buchanan: American leaders obsessed with Jewish influence.
Pat Buchanan: Hitler was no direct threat to the US after 1940.
John Kasich: Engage internationally but choose missions carefully.
Chris Christie: Trade mission to Mexico doubles as foreign policy tour.
Mike Bloomberg: Staunchly for free trade and against protectionism.
Hillary Clinton: Supports MFN for China, despite concerns over human rights.
George W. Bush: Supports congressional vote for China NTR & WTO.
George W. Bush: No trade barriers from Alaska to the tip of Cape Horn.
Al Gore: Agrees with unions on 90% of issues, but not on free trade.
Al Gore: Push Congress aggressively on China/WTO.
George W. Bush: Against WTO on foreign sales corp (for offshore tax breaks).
John McCain: Against foreign sales corporations (offshore tax breaks).
Donald Trump: President should be nation’s trade representative.
Elizabeth Dole: China: Two-track policy: Open markets + political reforms.
George W. Bush: Admit China to WTO.
Dick Zimmer: Leaned toward voting for NAFTA despite listing against.
Tim Kaine: Public companies should publish their political spending.
Kate Brown: Automatic voter registration for all drivers.
Tim Pawlenty: Registering to vote should be a voluntary, intentional act.
Dave Brat: 2011: how to reconcile Christianity with federal programs?
Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
Angus King: Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations.
Tim Kaine: For making public companies publish their political spending.
Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Yes, usually chose frugal travel, but not always.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Over half of her campaign funded by large donors.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Criticized conflict of interest, but did the same.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website.
Sarah Palin: 1996 mayoral election focus: ideology, term limits, religion.
Sarah Palin: Supported infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”; now criticizes it.
Bob Corker: Legislature should make law, not judges via consent decrees.
Dale Groutage: Campaign finance reform to limit special interests.
John Roberts: Disabled people can sue government for discrimination.
Bill Clinton: Presidential pardon is absolute right; all Presidents use it.
George W. Bush: Big government cannot be compassionate.
Al Gore: Promises weekly open meeting as President.
Al Gore: I don’t ever want to see another era of big government.
Al Gore: Begin second phase of reinvention: shrink federal govt.
George W. Bush: Gore would be “obstacle in chief” to reform.
George W. Bush: Claim that Gore grows government not backed by history.
Dick Cheney: Didn’t vote in local elections because his focus was global.
Rick Lazio: Fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rick Lazio: Ban soft money & issue ads.
Rick Lazio: Supported a Term Limits constitutional amendment.
Al Gore: $7B public campaign finance fund.
Pat Buchanan: Ban soft money; end influence peddling.
John McCain: No term limits; they throw away the good with the bad.
Al Gore: Presidents must focus on many things at once.
John McCain: Lost Senate vote on soft-money ban.
Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Barack Obama: Fast-and-Furious: no prosecutions for Mexican gun/drug snafu.
Eric Holder: In contempt of Congress for Fast & Furious gun/drug snafu.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Earned high rating from the National Rifle Association.
Sarah Palin: Hunts and fishes, as did her father.
Dick Zimmer: Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992.
Bret Schundler: Looser gun laws; allow concealed carry.
Al Gore: Less rhetoric on gun control from Gore.
Rick Lazio: Require criminal background checks at gun shows.
Rick Lazio: Against gun registration; for sportsmen’s rights.
George W. Bush: Government should pay for voluntary trigger locks.
Al Gore: Gore says Bush lets NRA make gun policy.
George W. Bush: Bush says Gore is more a member of NRA than Bush is.
John McCain: Voted against Brady Bill & assault weapon ban.
John McCain: Guns are a problem, but so are violent web sites & videos.
Bill Clinton: People should register guns like they register cars.
Richard Nixon: Guns are an abomination.
Pat Buchanan: Columbine shootings due to Hollywood, not guns.
Al Gore: Supports background checks at gun shows, in tie-breaker.
Elizabeth Dole: Limited right to bear arms.
Kweisi Mfume: Blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence.
Bill Weld: Tweak ObamaCare with more free market and more choices.
Antonin Scalia: We should start calling ObamaCare "SCOTUS-care".
John Roberts: ObamaCare improves health insurance market: not destroy them.
Hillary Clinton: The science is clear: vaccines work.
Howard Dean: Only anti-government conservatives oppose vaccines.
Mike Huckabee: Vaccines don't cause autism; I get vaccinated myself.
Rick Perry: Increase immunization rates as part of protecting life.
Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
John Kasich: Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare.
Angus King: ObamaCare was not ambitious enough.
Jill Stein: ObamaCare took single-payer & public option off the table.
John Hoeven: Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan.
Tracy Potter: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction.
Paul Kirk: Lobbyist for pharmaceutical company in 1990s.
Hillary Clinton: Health care initiatives are her first priority in Senate.
George W. Bush: Gore a hop, skip, & jump away from Hillary-care.
George W. Bush: $3.5B of Bush’s $4.7B on uninsured is from private sources.
Al Gore: Stronger penalties for HMOs who drop seniors.
George W. Bush: Invest $27B in NIH to cure Alzheimer’s & other diseases.
Al Gore: Private medical information should not be bought and sold.
Al Gore: Enforce HMO coverage of women’s cancer treatment.
George W. Bush: Government HMOs not the answer for Social Security.
Joseph Lieberman: Texas slow to register kids in federal health insurance.
George W. Bush: Medicare & drug benefit plan reveal suspicion of government.
Al Gore: 1997 Medicare cuts went too far-put back $339B.
Joseph Lieberman: Voted to cut Medicare & raise age; now would not.
Al Gore: Foster competition in drug research; companies misspend R&D.
Ralph Nader: Opposes assisted suicide laws for terminally ill.
Joseph Lieberman: Supports health insurance industry (based in Hartford CT).
Al Gore: Curb excess pharmaceutical profits made at consumer expense.
Rick Lazio: Opposes allowing patient lawsuits against HMOs.
Rick Lazio: Against allowing assisted suicide.
Rick Lazio: Hillary’s universal health care is “an abysmal disaster”.
Al Gore: Against assisted suicide; but leave it to the states.
Al Gore: Pharmaceutical profits are ‘out of line’.
Al Gore: Let FDA regulate cigarettes; fight teenage smoking.
George W. Bush: Restrict teenage smoking by tough state & federal laws.
Al Gore: Drug companies block generic drugs & cheaper sales.
Bill Bradley: Controlling smoking is key to health care reform.
Pat Buchanan: Self-finance Medicare by self-investing.
Bill Bradley: Universal health care & health insurance coverage.
Gary Bauer: Allowing suing HMOs.
James Mattis: Don't revisit old issues; let women in combat roles.
Mike Pompeo: No torture, including coercive methods like waterboarding.
Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
Tim Kaine: Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Torture, even under extreme need, makes us like our enemy.
Anthony Kennedy: Congress must enable habeas rights at Guantanamo.
Antonin Scalia: Guantanamo rights cause more Americans to be killed.
David Souter: Court reiterates: habeas rights apply at Guantanamo.
John Roberts: Habeas rights at Guantanamo is judicial overreach.
Merrick Garland: Release non-enemy combatants from Guantanamo prison.
Bob Corker: Do more for intelligence gathering capability.
Robert Menendez: Battle terror without sacrificing our ideals.
Thomas Kean Jr.: After Sept. 11th, do whatever it takes to protect America.
KT McFarland: Challenging Clinton on a national security platform.
KT McFarland: War on terror is more difficult than the Cold War.
Rudy Giuliani: Fervently supported reauthorization of the Patriot Act.
John Roberts: Bar veterans from suing the new Iraqi government.
Charles Schumer: Got NY a very fair share of funding.
Howard Mills: Homeland security should not be normal pork-barrel spending.
John Edwards: We are not as safe as we can be.
John Kerry: Bush’s foreign policy has not made American safer.
George W. Bush: Listens to Europeans on SDI, but “intent on the right thing”.
Donald Rumsfeld: Missile defense is a moral imperative.
Donald Rumsfeld: North Korea & Iran could threaten US with nukes soon.
Hillary Clinton: Supports funding research on missile defense.
George W. Bush: Redefine how war is fought and won.
Al Gore: Disparaging military sends wrong message to world.
Al Gore: No soldier should have to rely on food stamps.
George W. Bush: Increase military pay to increase morale.
George W. Bush: Restore military’s self-esteem with respect.
Joseph Lieberman: More $ for weapons; including SDI recently.
George W. Bush: Make nuclear secrets (like Los Alamos) secure again.
Al Gore: Nuclear unilateralism will hinder arms control.
George W. Bush: Lowest possible number of nukes consistent with security.
John McCain: Disagrees with Perot: No more POWs in Vietnam.
Al Gore: Sensible increases in defense spending.
Pat Buchanan: Build SDI; “Retrench and rearm”.
Al Gore: Appointees must ENFORCE allowing gays; not AGREE with policy.
Elizabeth Dole: Post-cold-war weapons buildup.
Elizabeth Dole: Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty.
John McCain: Pres. needs experience more than briefing books.
George W. Bush: Increase military salaries & weapons spending.
George W. Bush: Develop SDI, even if we must breach ABM treaty.
Scott Walker: We have too many legal immigrants.
Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
Rob Sobhani: Let in poor Mexicans & we will only impoverish ourselves.
Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on immigration.
Cory Booker: Against involving city police in immigration matters.
Dale Groutage: Define how immigrant become citizen in fair & timely manner.
James Webb: Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Illegal migration is a significant national security concern.
Sierra Club: Limiting immigration perhaps curbs population growth damage.
Anthony Kennedy: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
Antonin Scalia: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
Clarence Thomas: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
David Souter: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
John Paul Stevens: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
Sandra Day O`Connor: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
Stephen Breyer: 6-month limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
William Rehnquist: No judicial limit on detaining illegal immigrants.
Jesse Helms: Work with new Mexican government to reduce immigration.
Donald Trump: Limit new immigration; focus on people already here.
Tom Foley: OpEd: His company moved 3,000 jobs to Mexico.
John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads.
Bob Corker: Job growth by reducing taxation, litigation, and regulation.
Dale Groutage: Create a more diverse workforce for future jobs.
Richard Tarrant: More support and advocacy for farmers.
Ralph Nader: U.S. farm policy should focus on family farmers.
Joseph Lieberman: Commitment to labor & working families stressed.
Ralph Nader: Vote for a union supporter, not against Republicans.
Joseph Lieberman: For minimum wage; against labor on free trade.
Rick Lazio: Disallow hiring scabs during union strikes.
Rick Lazio: Tie minimum wage increase to business tax cut.
Al Gore: No timber sales in national forest roadless areas. Period.
Pat Buchanan: Agrees with union stance on trade.
Pat Buchanan: No minimum-wage increase.
Al Gore: Task force to study industrial needs.
Bill Bradley: Raise minimum wage; more unions; low-income tax cuts.
Principles & Values|
Jon Ossoff: Supported by national anti-Trump neophyte networks.
Jon Ossoff: Campaign slogan: Make Trump Furious.
James Mattis: Dislikes nickname Mad Dog Mattis.
Bill Weld: Hillary's "public and private view" makes her vulnerable.
Gary Johnson: I offer choices beyond the same old red vs. blue.
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.
Martin O`Malley: History celebrates courage, not triangulation.
Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
John Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
Hillary Clinton: I read novels, but also Bush's & McCain's memoirs.
Jeb Bush: Voracious reader and self-described nerd.
Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
Chris Christie: Parties should become pragmatic when they are out of power.
Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
Jill Stein: Occupy Movement: coming of age of a younger generation.
Jill Stein: Dems & GOP are both sinking ships; one just sinks faster.
Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
Bob Smith: Only one in this race with real-world experience.
Marco Rubio: God does not love America more than Belgium.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: Autobiography sounds like presidential ambition.
Paul Kirk: Worked for Robert Kennedy & Ted Kennedy campaigns.
Paul Kirk: Chair of DNC from 1985 to 1989.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Interned for Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.
Roger Wicker: OpEd: Ties Musgrove to Obama to demonstrate liberal record.
Ronnie Musgrove: OpEd: Distancing himself from Obama.
Sarah Palin: Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform.
Sarah Palin: Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family.
Sarah Palin: Voted “Miss Wasilla” in local beauty contest; eloped at 24.
Sarah Palin: Husband left oil job to avoid conflict; now works for BP.
Sarah Palin: Husband is part Eskimo; won Iron Dog snowmobile races.
Maria Cantwell: Voted for Kerry in 2004; he matched Northwest values.
Al Gore: On 2008: “Been there, done that; not pursuing it”.
Al Gore: On 2008: can bide his time & raise Internet money later.
KT McFarland: Protege of Henry Kissinger & in Pentagon under Reagan.
KT McFarland: Calls herself a moderate Reagan Republican.
John Roberts: Reliable conservative and perfect judicial temperament.
Charles Schumer: Plans to be a good senator, but may not serve a full term.
Howard Mills: Plans to serve a full term.
Marilyn O`Grady: Plans to serve a full term.
Dennis Kucinich: Endorsed by Natural Law Party’s 2000 presidential nominee.
John Hagelin: Endorses Dennis Kucinich for President.
Howard Dean: Carol Moseley Braun withdraws from race and endorses Dean.
John Kerry: Ready to lead America: I was there and I led the fight.
Ralph Nader: Decision on run to be based on Kucinich & Dean’s standing.
Al Gore: I intend to rejoin the national debate; 2004 options open.
Bill Clinton: Clinton disbarred from Supreme Court.
Bret Schundler: Worked for Gary Hart as a Democrat in 1980.
Max Kennedy: Non-profit lawyer; never held elective office.
Joe Moakley: Enthusiastic about getting federal money for local purposes.
Bill Clinton: Rich pardon based on numerous foreign policy & legal reasons.
Bill Clinton: Opens post-Presidential office in Harlem.
Clarence Thomas: People who stand up for beliefs are culturally intimidated.
Pat Buchanan: Buchanan more spoiler than Nader, in state-based analysis.
Ralph Nader: Nader less spoiler than Buchanan, in state-based analysis.
Joseph Lieberman: Reconsider overseas military ballots, even if imperfect.
Al Gore: Thanks for allowing Clinton and me to bring change.
Ralph Nader: Waited 16 years; Dems no different than GOP about power.
Joseph Lieberman: Will not drop out of Connecticut Senate race.
Joseph Lieberman: Religion fills “vacuum of values” & provides common ground.
Al Gore: The purpose of life is to glorify God.
Ralph Nader: Vote conscience rather than choosing between drab and dreary.
Dick Cheney: Gore makes up stories to win votes.
Dick Cheney: Media distracts public with focus on trivia.
George W. Bush: “RATS” TV ad not an intentional subliminal message.
Al Gore: Voluntary school prayer is ok, if teachers aren’t involved.
Al Gore: Gore’s favorite things: Wheaties, Beatles, & kissing Tipper.
George W. Bush: Promises that there will be debates.
Dick Cheney: Personal charity is private and not a policy matter.
Joseph Lieberman: Advocates civil religion, not religiously based policy.
George W. Bush: US chosen by God to be a model among nations.
Al Gore: Focus on “specifics” questions Bush & favors wonkishness.
Al Gore: Populist tone to commitment to fight for the people.
Al Gore: Running on his agenda of last quarter century.
Joseph Lieberman: Continue to criticize Hollywood, but no Silver Sewer awards.
Dick Cheney: Cheney’s retirement package could be a conflict of interest.
Al Gore: Lieberman’s morality & Jewishness makes him a bold pick.
Joseph Lieberman: With GOP on defense & social issues; with Dems on budget.
Joseph Lieberman: Christian right leaders call Lieberman an ally.
Joseph Lieberman: Clinton’s affair was inappropriate, immoral, & harmful.
Joseph Lieberman: Tries to strike balance between conservative and liberal.
George W. Bush: Bush has “hands-off” style, says the test is good decisions.
George W. Bush: No regrets for spontaneous personality.
Ralph Nader: One purpose of campaign is moving Democrats Left.
Ralph Nader: Gore defends record to the left to deter Nader supporters.
Al Gore: Whose side are you on? The people’s or the powerful?
John Hagelin: Alternative to Buchanan for Reform Party nomination.
Rick Lazio: With Dems on social issues; with GOP on taxes & impeachment.
Rick Lazio: Proud of his “mainstream record”.
George W. Bush: Good advisers better than knowing everything.
Rick Lazio: Supported Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America.
George W. Bush: Bush came through for Religious right in Texas.
Rudy Giuliani: Rudy discounts Bush’s impact on Senate race.
John McCain: Calls himself a “Reagan Republican”.
John McCain: Fight clean, fight fair, but keep on fighting.
George W. Bush: Pledges to return honor to office of the Presidency.
John McCain: Calls himself conservative who attracts political center.
John McCain: Vote based on character, not issues.
Al Gore: Career in newspaper journalism before politics.
George W. Bush: Pres. should uphold honor & dignity; act independently.
Al Gore: “Stay and fight!” invokes passion, loyalty, and purpose.
George W. Bush: Challenges the orthodoxy but is still a devout conservative.
George W. Bush: Focus on human problems, not just economy.
George W. Bush: No Gomorrah in America; no disdain of government.
George W. Bush: Church-based charity assures nobody is left behind.
Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall Street to America’s families.
John McCain: Give kids an example to emulate against cynicism.
Gary Bauer: Legislating morality ok, if it’s our best values.
John McCain: Public officials have failed to set example for society.
George W. Bush: Governs by outlining ideas & letting Legislature do details.
Martin O`Malley: Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor.
Bruce Guthrie: Personal accounts if under 25; opt-out if under 50.
Maria Cantwell: Tax cut on $1.2M earners would keep system solvent 75 years.
Maria Cantwell: Keep progressivity and guaranteed benefit.
Mike McGavick: Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized.
Al Gore: Will Bush cut benefits or raise the retirement age?
Al Gore: Claim that Social Security will go bankrupt is misleading.
Joseph Lieberman: OK to invest in private markets, a little.
George W. Bush: No specifics like: What age? What percentage?
John McCain: Option to invest 20% of payroll taxes in private accounts.
Gary Bauer: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
Bill Weld: I am releasing my returns and Trump should release his.
Jeb Bush: 1994: Require voter approval of any new taxes.
Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
George Allen: No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining.
Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
Sarah Palin: FactCheck: No, Reagan didn't end 1980s recession by tax cuts.
Sarah Palin: As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax.
Bret Schundler: Moral responsibility to get taxes down.
Bob Graham: Estate tax repeal hurts federal-state relations.
Jeb Bush: Supports estate tax repeal, but not at states’ expense.
Al Gore: Bush’s tax plan is class warfare on behalf of billionaires.
George W. Bush: Gore’s convoluted “targeted cuts” exclude too many people.
Al Gore: Comparison of wealthy tax cut to middle class exaggerated.
George W. Bush: Claims lower income people benefit more than rich; untrue.
Louis Wein: Supports making income tax flatter & lower.
Dick Cheney: Use tax cuts to return part of surplus to American people.
Dick Cheney: Gore’s tax plan benefits interests, specific activities.
Al Gore: Yes, it’s your money-but it’s your programs too.
Al Gore: Too large a tax cut would wreck economy & military readiness.
George W. Bush: Tax cut for all is affordable and right thing to do.
Al Gore: Modest tax cuts will help the middle class.
George W. Bush: Cut taxes on income, children, & inheritance.
Rick Lazio: Supports a “significant tax cut”.
Al Gore: Bush’s tax plan is “economic snake oil”.
Al Gore: $250B over 10 years in targeted tax cuts.
Bill Bradley: Tax breaks for health insurance, working poor, & child care.
George W. Bush: It’s the people’s money, not the government’s.
George W. Bush: Biggest tax cuts to those who pay the biggest tax bills.
John McCain: Tax plan: $238B over 5 years; $500B over 10 years.
John McCain: Double child tax credit; add family incentives.
John McCain: “Balanced approach”, and starts a flat tax system.
John McCain: Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket.
Donald Trump: Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it.
George W. Bush: Tax plan, helping poor & rich, gives economy “second wind”.
George W. Bush: Proposes tax cuts of $483B over 5 years.
George W. Bush: Lower tax rates to 10%-25%-33%; end inheritance tax.
George W. Bush: Lower tax rate for poor as well as rich.
Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall St. to America’s families.
Bill Bradley: Veto $792B tax cut; surplus for health coverage & poverty.
Jeb Bush: BlackBerry pictured in official gubernatorial portrait.
Chris Christie: Bridgegate: Staff made some significant mistakes in judgment.
Richard Blumenthal: Google fined $7M for secretly collecting personal info.
Elizabeth Warren: Push for spending on infrastructure.
Charles Schumer: Favors building the No. 7 line before a stadium.
Howard Mills: Favors building a stadium for the New York Jets.
Marilyn O`Grady: Against building a stadium for the New York Jets.
Robert Reich: Microsoft has duty to citizens as well as to shareholders.
George W. Bush: Internet a tool, not a crutch.
Al Gore: Online federal services: a “second American Revolution”.
Bill Bradley: Improve schools to remedy “digital divide”.
Al Gore: Triana satellite would inspire environmental consciousness.
Al Gore: Triana satellite, 24 hour image of Earth, killed.
War & Peace|
James Mattis: Supports the Iran nuclear agreement.
Rick Perry: ISIS is worst threat to freedom since Communism.
Rick Perry: Provide lethal aid to Ukraine against Russian separatists.
Jeb Bush: Non-state terrorists are greatest threat we now face.
Chris Christie: Syria: If we draw a red line, we must finish the job.
Jill Stein: We're not safer internationally with drone wars.
Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
Jon Huntsman: Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security.
Jim Gilmore: No troop increase without mission; but no timetable.
Bruce Guthrie: Iraq is in civil war; bring the troops home.
Maria Cantwell: Change the course in Iraq; we can’t stay indefinitely.
Mike McGavick: Cannot give Iraq to the terrorists or they’ll follow us here.
Claire McCaskill: Economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program.
Claire McCaskill: Talk to North Korea to renounce nuclear program.
Dale Groutage: Work toward a multi-nation solution in Iraq.
James Webb: No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War.
John Kerry: Kerry now fully engaged in fighting Swift Boat Veterans.
John Kerry: Kerry releases Navy records to prove his version of Vietnam.
John Kerry: Caught off-guard in 2004 by unexpected attacks on war record.
KT McFarland: More troops should have been deployed in Iraq.
John Roberts: As student during Vietnam, disturbed by anti-war protests.
John Edwards: Iraq war has cost America dearly.
John Kerry: Condemned early Vietnam protests as “irresponsible”.
George W. Bush: Seeking $87B and UN Aid for Iraqi War Effort.
George W. Bush: Defeating terrorists in Iraq will require time and sacrifice.
George W. Bush: Seeking $87B and UN Aid for War Effort.
Donald Rumsfeld: Expect terrorists to get bio, chem, & nuke weapons.
Rudy Giuliani: You are either with civilization or with terrorism.
Rudy Giuliani: No need to understand reasons for terrorism-just stop them.
Al Gore: Maintain presence in Balkans; Bush would destabilize NATO.
George W. Bush: Focus on core mission by removing US troops from Balkans.
Al Gore: Military’s role is nation building in Balkans and elsewhere.
George W. Bush: NATO: Europeans provide troops; US provides support only.
George W. Bush: Revise NATO; US out of Balkans; Europeans in.
Hillary Clinton: Yugoslav involvement good on both moral & strategic grounds.
Al Gore: Palestine: Arafat should restrain protest violence.
George W. Bush: Arafat should limit protests; terrorists should pay a price.
George W. Bush: Israel’s capital should be in Jerusalem.
Joseph Lieberman: Co-sponsored breaking the UN embargo on Bosnia.
Rick Lazio: Supported intervention in Kosovo.
Hillary Clinton: Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace.
Rick Lazio: Follow Israel’s lead on independent Palestine.
Rudy Giuliani: Iraq: More inspections; counter OPEC’s oil production cuts.
Pat Buchanan: Iraq: Sanctions sow seeds of future terrorism.
Pat Buchanan: End sanctions that hurt innocent Serbs.
Pat Buchanan: War in Yugoslavia is none of our business.
John McCain: Authorize Clinton to send in ground troops in Kosovo.
John Kasich: Ground war not in humanitarian nor international interest.
John Kasich: Goals should be: help refugees & regional development.
John Kasich: Rambouillet goals breached sovereignty of Yugoslavia.
John Kasich: Use neutral mediators; be flexible on post-war force.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jeb Bush: 1994 Phoenix Project: end welfare culture.
Chris Christie: Focus on income inequality drives America toward mediocrity.
John Kasich: Replace war on the poor with Christian compassion.
Mike Bloomberg: Count poverty based on all costs, minus welfare assistance.
Bret Schundler: Seniors shouldn’t worry about homes & food.
George W. Bush: Religious groups must be part of solution to society’s ills.
George W. Bush: Establish federal & state “offices of faith-based action”.
Ralph Nader: Message to Democrats: Don’t take labor for granted.
Al Gore: Second generation welfare: Responsibility and child support.
George W. Bush: Focus welfare on transition to work & responsibility.
Rick Lazio: Allow food stamps for legal immigrants.
Rick Lazio: Public housing: More work & service; less concentrated poor.
Al Gore: Build 180,000 low-income homes; subsidize 120,000 more.
George W. Bush: 50% tax credits for 20,000 home rehabs per year.
George W. Bush: $1.7B over 5 years for home rehabs in poor neighborhoods.
George W. Bush: Use financial incentives for social needs via private sector.
Al Gore: Investing in inner cities is good deed & good business.
Pat Buchanan: Welfare is a state and local responsibility.
Al Gore: Proposes sweeping Federal programs, $Billions, for needy.
George W. Bush: Churches provide “armies of compassion” to help the poor.
Bill Bradley: Welfare should not require mothers to work.
The above quotations are from Media coverage of political races in The New York Times.