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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,
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State of Idaho Politicians: Archives

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    Michael Crapo: Limited to rape, incest, mother's life in imminent danger.
    Brad Little: No state government dollars for funding abortion.
    Paulette Jordan: Planned Parenthoods value is more than reproductive care.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Tax dollars should not go to Planned Parenthood.
    Tommy Ahlquist: A strong voice for the unborn: life is a gift from God.
    Nels Mitchell: Support woman's right to make her own health decisions.
    Raul Labrador: Protect and defend innocent human life.
    Tom Sullivan: Decision by an individual based upon their faith.
    Butch Otter: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time.
    Butch Otter: Require parental consent for underage abortions.
    Brad Little: Require parental consent for underage abortions.
    Brad Little: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time.
    Raul Labrador: Require parental consent for underage abortions.
    Russ Fulcher: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time.
    Russ Fulcher: Require parental consent for underage abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Michael Crapo: Eliminate unnecessary and wasteful government spending.
    Brad Little: $126 million for highways; $80 million for transportation.
    Paulette Jordan: Invest in infrastructure while interest rates are low.
    Brad Little: Look for too much spending on autopilot.
    Paulette Jordan: The way to a strong economy is investing in innovation.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Balance budget, cut waste.
    Brad Little: Come out Great Recession with budget balanced.
    Jerry Sturgill: Profitability driven by productivity, not pinching pennies.
    Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail.
    Butch Otter: State government should never grow as fast as our economy.
    Butch Otter: Great Recession shows need for building Rainy Day accounts.
    Jim Risch: Bailout plan needs more protection for taxpayers.
    Larry LaRocco: Bailout plan needed to get credit for small companies.
    Rex Rammell: Over-regulation caused the economic disaster.
    Jim Risch: Government cannot replicate what businesses accomplish.
Civil Rights
    Michael Crapo: Safeguard traditional marriage; let states define.
    Michael Crapo: Flag is enduring symbol of nation's great history.
    Paulette Jordan: Formed Idaho Voice, non-partisan voter rights group.
    Nancy Harris: Protect the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.
    Raul Labrador: 1st Amendment Defense: religious opposition to gay marriage.
    Brad Little: No to gay marriage.
    Raul Labrador: Detests white supremacy AND black nationalism.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Opposed gay marriage; will safeguard tradition.
    Raul Labrador: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Jim Risch: States define marriage; Idaho prohibits same-sex.
    Brad Little: Voter referendum to define marriage in State Constitution.
    Russ Fulcher: Voter referendum to define marriage in State Constitution.
    Jerry Sturgill: Financial adviser, and turnaround CEO.
    Jim Risch: Jobs are created by private sector and not by government.
    Jim Risch: No tax incentive for repatriation of overseas jobs.
    Nels Mitchell: Subsidies to established corporations waste taxpayer money.
    Butch Otter: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business.
    Brad Little: Fewer regulations on private businesses.
    Brad Little: Other places defund the police; Idaho defends the police.
    Brad Little: Intervention better than incarceration to turn lives around.
    Brad Little: Expand community re-entry centers for former offenders.
    Paulette Jordan: Laws need to be applied and the guilty held accountable.
    Raul Labrador: Supports bipartisan criminal justice reform.
    Butch Otter: $70M for secure mental health facility at state prison.
    Michael Crapo: Punish convicts to the highest extent of the law.
    Butch Otter: Improve offender assessment to reduce inmate population.
    Tom Sullivan: Supports capital punishment.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs; reduced for non-violence.
    Jim Risch: Hold criminals accountable & punish for crimes.
    Brad Little: Supports death penalty.
    Dirk Kempthorne: No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates.
    Brad Little: Five-year plan to face the scourge of opioid addiction.
    Paulette Jordan: Legalize marijuana and create tax revenue from it.
    Tommy Ahlquist: More law enforcement & clinical resources for opioid crisis.
    Michael Crapo: 2012: Pleaded guilty after DUI arrest, and apologized.
    Russ Fulcher: Oppose efforts to legalize marijuana, including "medical".
    Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs, yes substance-abuse treatment.
    Raul Labrador: Scholarships for high schoolers agreeing to random drug test.
    Jerry Brady: Cannot just throw people in jail for drugs; more treatment.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Target meth with more manpower.
    Brad Little: Make sure all students can read by end of third grade.
    Nancy Harris: Protect public education from privatization.
    Brad Little: Doubled funding for literacy; don't rely on property tax.
    Brad Little: Direct state colleges & universities to work together.
    Nancy Harris: Education without massive debt.
    Brad Little: Invest in public school teacher salary increases.
    Paulette Jordan: Spending wiser will help create funds to invest in education.
    Paulette Jordan: Invest in STEM technology in high school to drive economy.
    Butch Otter: Focus on student outcomes.
    Brad Little: Local and parental control of schools.
    Gary Jones: Leadership & local control will improve schools.
    Butch Otter: $58M to make public school teacher pay competitive.
    Jerry Sturgill: Investments in education are investments in our future.
    Butch Otter: Need to increase access to college education.
    Butch Otter: Imperative that reading outcomes are improved.
    Butch Otter: Career ladders will attract and retain school staff.
    Butch Otter: $5M for professional development for teachers.
    Butch Otter: Move to `mastery-based' learning from `seat time'.
    Nels Mitchell: More funding for schools, from property tax, not sales tax.
    Butch Otter: Replace "K-thru-12" with "K-thru-Career".
    Butch Otter: No major school improvement measures, just progress.
    Michael Crapo: Preserve state and local decision-making authority.
    Rex Rammell: Department of Education is unconstitutional; eliminate it.
    Jim Risch: Local decisions on education dollars, not federal.
    Jerry Brady: Support sustainable funding for public schools.
    Jerry Brady: Parents in concert with schools develop kids’ moral compass.
    Jerry Brady: Supports school prayer.
    Jerry Brady: Evaluate and reward teachers.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Reading Initiative: 90% of 3rd graders reading by 2004.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Exit standards for high school via SAT-like exam.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports charter schools and innovative classrooms.
Energy & Oil
    Paulette Jordan: Respect our land, combat corporate greed on climate change.
    Paulette Jordan: Cap and trade, carbon fees on table for climate change.
    Nancy Harris: Supports Green New Deal as galvanizing momentum for change.
    Brad Little: Supports "cleaner, safer carbon-free nuclear energy".
    Paulette Jordan: Clean energy creates more jobs than fossil fuels.
    Jerry Sturgill: Energy law practice: finance & privatize electric utilities.
    Jerry Sturgill: Do more to reduce carbon emissions.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Splitting atoms murders atoms; no nuclear power.
    Butch Otter: Clean energy leadership helps economic development.
    Nels Mitchell: Oil & gas industries get huge subsidies despite high profits.
    Butch Otter: Get all nuclear waste out of Idaho by 2035.
    Jim Risch: We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this.
    Larry LaRocco: Create 14,000 new jobs by embracing new types of energy.
    Rex Rammell: Lies about global warming will destroy our economy.
    Jerry Brady: Harness wind, geothermal and bio-waste.
    Brad Little: Opposes requiring 2% biodiesel biodegradable fuel.
    Russ Fulcher: Opposes requiring 2% biodiesel biodegradable fuel.
    Brad Little: Wildfires are about land management, not climate change.
    Nancy Harris: Enjoy clean air & clean water of our mountains & streams.
    Brad Little: Replenish more water into aquifers than we remove.
    Paulette Jordan: Wants to keep federal lands and sites safe from sell offs.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Let farmers manage land, not government scientists.
    Jerry Sturgill: Protect public lands by keeping federal control.
    Nels Mitchell: Committed to protecting our unique outdoor heritage.
    Butch Otter: Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict.
    Michael Crapo: Conservation and progress do not need to be at odds.
    Butch Otter: To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management.
    Jim Risch: Manage public lands for multiple uses.
    Brad Little: Remove wolves from Endangered Species list.
    Michael Crapo: Improve ESA with innovative collaborative species management.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams.
    Dirk Kempthorne: States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests.
Families & Children
    Brad Little: Defend our constitution by defining marriage.
    Paulette Jordan: Marriage equality should not be limited by state boundaries.
    Raul Labrador: Challenge Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Marriage should be the union of a man and a woman.
    Nels Mitchell: Strong supporter of the Violence Against Women Act.
    Michael Crapo: Strong families are bedrock of healthy society.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: Protect human rights in Hong Kong against China.
    Jim Risch: Hold China accountable for erosion of Hong Kong's autonomy.
    Robert Menendez: Unequivocal support for Hong Kong protests against China.
    Jim Risch: OpEd: did nothing against Saudis for Khashoggi death.
    Nancy Harris: Stand up to Saudis for Khashoggi death.
    Michael Crapo: Vet refugees to keep out terrorists, but other Muslims ok.
    Jim Risch: Call on Iran to release those imprisoned for Christianity.
Free Trade
    Jim Risch: Supported bill pushing back against China's trade practices.
    Paulette Jordan: Farmers want trade, not government bailouts.
    Brad Little: New trade agreement with Canada & Mexico good for Idaho.
    Jerry Sturgill: His company recognized as "Cross-Border Deal of the Year".
    Nels Mitchell: End tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Double Idaho’s exports.
Government Reform
    Michael Crapo: Excessive government regulation is an unnecessary drain.
    Brad Little: Idaho is now the least regulated state in the nation.
    Brad Little: Idaho now the least-regulated state in the nation.
    Brad Little: Budget reset for all state entities except public education.
    Brad Little: Revoke two regulations for every new regulation implemented.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Term limits & campaign disclosure for statewide officials.
    Paulette Jordan: She'll fight to stop corporate money silencing honest votes.
    Tommy Ahlquist: End excessive and burdensome regulation like EPA's.
    Jerry Sturgill: Sick of career politicians staying in office forever.
    Jim Risch: Gridlock results from two very different party philosophies.
    Nels Mitchell: OpEd: Pledging just one six-year term means he's "lame duck".
    Nels Mitchell: No junkets; no gridlock; promises one term only.
    Tom Sullivan: Keep limits on political donations; restrict corporations.
    Butch Otter: Require photo ID to vote.
    Raul Labrador: Require photo ID to vote.
    Russ Fulcher: Require photo ID to vote.
    Brad Little: Term limits for governor but not state reps.
Gun Control
    Michael Crapo: I oppose all efforts to weaken the Second Amendment.
    Paulette Jordan: Opposes teachers being front line defenders in classrooms.
    Brad Little: Remove the duty to flee in Idaho's self-defense laws.
    Paulette Jordan: Stand-your-ground laws lead to homicide of people of color.
    Raul Labrador: It is time to enact 'stand your ground' legislation in Idaho.
    Brad Little: Second Amendment is a sacred trust.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Oppose weakening right to bear arms.
    Jerry Sturgill: Keep guns from terrorists, but we have enough laws.
    Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands.
    Gary Peters: Common sense safety measures, including background checks.
    Raul Labrador: Strong supporter of rights guaranteed by 2nd Amendment.
    Jim Risch: Second Amendment is individual right that must be maintained.
    Jerry Brady: Opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms.
    Brad Little: Opposes constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish.
    Russ Fulcher: Establish constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish.
Health Care
    Michael Crapo: Oppose Obamacare; government-run health care not the answer.
    Brad Little: Expanded telehealth access, let's make changes permanent.
    Paulette Jordan: Healthcare should be patient-centered, not profit-centered.
    Nancy Harris: Supported Medicare for All; regulate drug prices.
    Brad Little: First state to introduce "enhanced short-term plans".
    Brad Little: Honor the will of the people & implement Medicaid expansion.
    Brad Little: Respect voters' will if Proposition 2 passes.
    Butch Otter: Expand Medicaid to cover those in state's healthcare gap.
    Paulette Jordan: Expand Medicaid to cover those in state's healthcare gap.
    Paulette Jordan: One solution to health care for all is Medicaid expansion.
    Paulette Jordan: Repeal Idaho's 'faith healing' exemption.
    Brad Little: Replace ObamaCare with local control.
    Tommy Ahlquist: ObamaCare has been a disaster for doctors and patients.
    Butch Otter: Incentivize health care professionals to come to Idaho.
    Jim Risch: ObamaCare is a regulatory quagmire.
    Nels Mitchell: Most of ObamaCare is good; fix the parts that aren't.
    Butch Otter: State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all.
    Jerry Brady: Health care is national problem & needs national solution.
Homeland Security
    Michael Crapo: Strong advocate for Idaho's Air Force Base & National Guard.
    Paulette Jordan: Address mental healthcare issues of veterans.
    Jerry Sturgill: Maintain force structure needed for security of our nation.
    Nels Mitchell: Staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Jim Risch: Do everything to maintain a fully-equipped military.
    Nels Mitchell: Maintain Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Jim Risch: We all agree that the military and NSA should be funded.
    Tom Sullivan: Slightly increase military spending.
    Michael Crapo: Strongest border enforcement possible; no amnesty.
    Paulette Jordan: Address immigration, border security, enforcement separately.
    Nancy Harris: Reform immigration and provide path to citizenship.
    Paulette Jordan: She wants to forge pathway for illegals to become citizens.
    Raul Labrador: Building wall is critical step against illegal immigrants.
    Raul Labrador: Toughen laws against illegal immigrants.
    Jerry Sturgill: Refugees contribute to society; don't close borders for fear.
    Nels Mitchell: Idaho's farmers need immigration reform.
    Michael Crapo: Strongest border enforcement realistically possible.
    Raul Labrador: Strengthen border security; redouble our efforts.
    Tom Sullivan: Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Jim Risch: I oppose amnesty in any form.
    Jim Risch: First and foremost, we need to secure our borders.
    Butch Otter: Make English the official state language.
    Brad Little: Make English the official state language.
    Russ Fulcher: Make English the official state language.
    Michael Crapo: Provide system for legal foreign workers in agriculture.
    Paulette Jordan: Raise minimum wage in increments.
    Paulette Jordan: Partner with local unions building apprenticeships.
    Troy Minton: Raise minimum wage; relates to his fellow homeless.
    Jerry Sturgill: Wage inequality is unforgivable.
    Jerry Sturgill: People need a living wage.
    Butch Otter: Hire One Act: income tax credit for creating new jobs.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Family Farm Security Task Force to improve ag conditions.
Local Issues
    Butch Otter: Transmission line over sage-grouse habitat on federal land.
Principles & Values
    Brad Little: Our statehouse demonstrates openness of political process.
    Paulette Jordan: We need a complete shift to people-first policymaking.
    Paulette Jordan: Youngest person elected to the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council.
    Paulette Jordan: Will stay awake and work on country's business.
    Nancy Harris: If we're not running, we're not defending democracy.
    Nancy Harris: I am a fourth generation Idahoan, and an entrepreneur.
    Russ Fulcher: Motorcycle accident in middle of congressional campaign.
    Brad Little: Hard work, freedom, self-reliance, family and faith.
    Brad Little: I support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
    Paulette Jordan: Hard work, compassion and fairness are backbone to values.
    Paulette Jordan: Religious freedom is no excuse for bigotry.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Protect religious freedom from assault on people of faith.
    Kim Reynolds: Changed mind on Bible in classrooms.
    Micahel Crapo: Town meetings in all 200 incorporated towns across Idaho.
    Jerry Sturgill: LDS missionary in French Canada; then NYC financial lawyer.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Better if Ten Commandments were in our Constitution.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Member of IAP party, but follows Constitution Party platform.
    Michael Crapo: Attending Town Hall meetings in all 200 Idaho cities.
    Nels Mitchell: Idaho needs Senator who gets to work, not "Senator No".
    Nels Mitchell: Most conservative voting record in Senate in 2013.
    Nels Mitchell: Served in state Senate and as Lt. Governor, then governor.
    Nels Mitchell: Never been within 150 miles of Harry Reid; not hand-picked.
    Nels Mitchell: Middle-of-the-road Democrat; I'll team up with Republicans.
    Butch Otter: Put aside partisanship & ambition in public interest.
Social Security
    Nels Mitchell: Fight efforts to cut or privatize entitlements.
    Nels Mitchell: The greatest generation earned their retirement security.
    Michael Crapo: Examine a wide array of proposals to strengthen system.
    Tom Sullivan: Against privatizing; but reduce regulations.
    Jim Risch: Reform Social Security without privatization.
    Jim Risch: Gradual changes now to avoid lower benefits later.
    Brad Little: Cap medical benefits at $155/mo for government retirees.
    Russ Fulcher: Cap medical benefits at $155/mo for government retirees.
Tax Reform
    Michael Crapo: We cannot tax our way to prosperity; simplify tax code.
    Brad Little: Proposes the single largest tax cuts in Idaho history.
    Paulette Jordan: Trump tax cut only benefitted rich, increased deficit.
    Nancy Harris: Tax the wealthy; ensure they pay their fair share.
    Brad Little: Budget proposes $35 million in grocery tax relief.
    Brad Little: Inform taxpayers to increase state income tax withholdings.
    Brad Little: Lift tax burden for everyone.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Lower taxes will lead to job growth.
    Jim Risch: No tax increases, but no cuts to entitlements nor veterans.
    Butch Otter: Lower the marginal tax rate for highest income.
    Russ Fulcher: Lower the marginal tax rate for highest income.
    Butch Otter: Reduce tax burden; lower rates for individuals & businesses.
    Raul Labrador: Oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Jim Risch: I’ll drop out if I got $53,000 in undisclosed tax relief.
    Larry LaRocco: Risch got undisclosed personal $53,000 from his tax relief.
    Jim Risch: Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases.
    Jerry Brady: Remove tax breaks for media.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers.
    Paulette Jordan: Strengthen cybersecurity to prevent election interference.
    Jim Risch: Co-sponsored bill to protect small business from cyberattack.
    Brad Little: Improve highway system; invest in broadband.
    Brad Little: Adequate broadband infrastructure for both rural & urban.
    Brad Little: Cybersecurity Task Force: modernize government data.
    Butch Otter: Support STEM Action Center and Computer Science Initiative.
War & Peace
    Chris Smith: U.S. is not kidding about human rights in Hong Kong & China.
    Nels Mitchell: Don't concentrate on Syria at the expense of home.
    Tom Sullivan: Withdraw from Iraq; carry on in Pakistan.
Welfare & Poverty
    Brad Little: First-Time Home Buyer Account: tax break for young families.

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