Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harmís Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Richard Douglas: Defending unborn life is not extremist.
Tim Kaine: Don't weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade.
Scott Howell: Abortion only for rape, incest, or maternal health.
John MacGovern: Don't force religious institutions to violate moral values.
Dave Weldon: Roe v. Wade is greatest assault on human life.
Wendy Long: Pro-life from conception to natural death.
John Brunner: Life is providentially determined, and to be cherished.
Kurt Bills: Protect the unborn.
Cynthia Dill: I support a woman's right to reproductive freedom.
Kevin Wade: Our rights are given to us by our Creator at our conception.
Dan Liljenquist: Protect unborn children.
Duane Sand: Safeguard innocent human life.
Deb Fischer: Support a culture of life.
Mark Neumann: Absolutely against abortion.
Sam Rohrer: Life is a gift of God and is sacred.
Tom Smith: Pro-life, period.
David Dewhurst: Require women seeking abortions to view a sonogram.
Richard Carmona: Give every woman access & choice in reproductive healthcare.
Steve Welch: Individual choice on family issues; government protects life.
Tim Kaine: Increased access to contraceptive coverage.
Michael Baumgartner: Let Catholic Church provide health care according to values.
Anthony Hernandez: Protect the natural right to life from conception.
Dan Severson: Pro-life; restore a moral compass to DC.
George Maragos: Human life is precious.
Gwen Diakos: Unborn Americans have the right to live.
Scott D`Amboise: Supports sanctity of life.
Susan Bysiewicz: Required "Plan B" contraception at Catholic hospitals.
George Allen: For parental notification; against funding abortions.
George Allen: For adult stem-cell research; against embryonic research.
Jamie Radtke: Right to life is also the most important civil right.
Jamie Radtke: Oppose all Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
John Schiess: Oppose 98% of abortions, and all government funding.
Scott Noren: Pro-choice; some abortions are ethical.
Tim Donner: Protect the most innocent and defenseless among us.
Barry Hinckley: Support woman's right to choose, but urge to NOT terminate.
Don Stenberg: Pro life; ban on partial birth abortions.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: I am pro-life; I will support pro-life legislation.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: Supports umbilical cord blood stem cells.
Jon Bruning: Life begins at conception, period.
Kevin Coughlin: Protect the unborn.
Pat Flynn: Our problems are in proportion to our number of abortions.
George LeMieux: Pro-life; don't lose the values that make us special.
Budget & Economy|
Richard Douglas: Balanced federal budget is an eminently achievable goal.
John MacGovern: Our most serious problem is skyrocketing national debt.
Rob Sobhani: Morally wrong to spend more than government takes in.
Dan Bongino: Economic principles: reduce taxes; push foreign investment.
Heidi Heitkamp: Balance the budget by cutting government spending.
Joe Kyrillos: It's not a political problem; it's a math problem.
John Barasso: Rein in wasteful spending; reduce size of government.
Richard Carmona: Invest in long-term jobs, not just speculator profits.
Tommy Thompson: Addressing runaway spending is defining issue of our day.
John MacGovern: Rein in out-of-control spending.
Dave Weldon: Trillions in debt is immoral and reckless.
Elizabeth Emken: To jumpstart economy, recognize central role of job creators.
Kurt Bills: Printing money causes inflation; so audit the Fed.
Kurt Bills: Curb unsustainable spending by lowering spending.
Bob Marshall: Opposed taking federal stimulus money; stop the hemorrhage.
Dan Liljenquist: Vocal supporter of cut, cap and balance.
David Ruben: Live within our means & pay down our debt.
Deb Fischer: Strongly support a federal balanced budget amendment.
Elizabeth Emken: Supports balanced budget amendment.
Charlie Summers: Bailouts and stimulus create $16T debt with no end in sight.
Zach Poskevich: Cut spending; economy is on verge of collapse.
Tim Kaine: Reverse the sequester: harmful, across-the-board budget cuts.
John Raese: Don't choke a fragile economy with a bigger tax burden.
Josh Mandel: Balanced budget without raising taxes.
John Sanchez: Cut spending & cap budget without raising taxes.
Tim Donner: Limit federal budget to 18% of America's GDP.
Tim Kaine: Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance.
Heather Wilson: Signed the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge.
Hector Balderas: Fiscal accountability in state and local government.
Marc Scaringi: Balanced Budget Amendment; and don't increase size of budget.
George LeMieux: Balance budget by 2013, while extending Bush tax cuts.
Jeff Flake: Debt-Buy Down Act: designate 10% of taxes for national debt.
Keith Holbrook: Less government; less spending; less taxes.
Richard Douglas: Traditional marriage produces healthy well-adjusted children.
Tim Kaine: Strong supporter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Scott Howell: No LGBT discrimination, but no gay marriage.
Mark Clayton: AGAINST national ID cards.
Dave Weldon: Strong record of preserving traditional marriage.
Wendy Long: Marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Elizabeth Emken: Define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Kurt Bills: Marriage is man & woman, but let states decide civil unions.
Cynthia Dill: Close the gender pay gap.
Cynthia Dill: Legalize marriage equality.
John MacGovern: Don't mandate private business pay levels for women.
Dan Liljenquist: Traditional pillars of civil society under assault.
Mark Neumann: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Pat Flynn: Federal Marriage Amendment; no extra rights to gay couples.
Susan Bysiewicz: Same-sex couples deserve same rights as straight marrieds.
David Dewhurst: Define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Steve Welch: Marriage is a bedrock principle of our civilization.
Anthony Hernandez: Let people decide on marriage law.
George Maragos: Marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Gwen Diakos: Gay community should have the right to marry.
Scott D`Amboise: Supports the reasonable policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Elizabeth Warren: Repeal DOMA; repeal DADT; support ENDA.
George Allen: Defense of Marriage Act does not fully protect marriage.
John Schiess: Homosexual sodomy is a crime against nature.
Scott Noren: Supports a national civil union bill.
George LeMieux: Pro-family supporter of traditional marriage.
Charlie Summers: Create a national small business advocate.
Elizabeth Emken: Foster free market capitalism; promote business growth.
John MacGovern: Entrepreneurs are engine of growth for creation of jobs.
Mark Clayton: Multinationals legalize slave labor abroad.
Dave Weldon: US corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world.
Wendy Long: Stimulus spending stimulated corporate cronyism.
John Brunner: Eliminate regulations which strangle our job creators.
Deb Fischer: Federal government overburdens small business owners.
Elizabeth Emken: Balance new regulations by repealing old ones.
Susan Bysiewicz: End corporate welfare & Bush tax cuts for wealthy.
Scott Howell: IBM executive for 34 years.
Matt Dunlap: Plenty of people looking out for the big corporations.
Don Bivens: Close corporate tax loopholes & agribusiness subsidies.
Richard Carmona: Tax cuts for corporations are wrong & unconscionable.
Susan Bysiewicz: Small businesses are CT's economic engine.
Bryan Hackbarth: Tax breaks for small business and large companies.
Elizabeth Emken: Relentlessly pursue free market capitalism.
Hector Balderas: Impose tax penalties when American jobs shipped overseas.
Orly Taitz: Tax credits for repatriation of corporate funds overseas.
Elizabeth Warren: Rebuild the middle class instead of CEO tax breaks.
Elizabeth Warren: Plenty of people look out for billion dollar corporations.
Elizabeth Warren: Small businesses need a level playing field.
Barry Hinckley: Get government out of the way of job creators.
Alan Khazei: Reform corporate taxes to create American jobs.
Tim Kaine: Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration.
George LeMieux: Argued in favor of death penalty in Supreme Court case.
Heidi Heitkamp: Give civil authorities power to put away sexual predators.
David Dewhurst: Mandatory 25-year-to-life sentence for first-time child rape.
John Schiess: Pro-death penalty: shape up, ship out, or die.
John Schiess: We need a system of restitution & a system of banishment.
John Schiess: We need a system of restitution & a system of banishment.
Cynthia Dill: Decriminalize and regulate marijuana for personal use.
Heidi Heitkamp: Battled drug dealers as Attorney General.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: Secure our borders against Mexican drug cartels.
Chris McDaniel: Give students right to organize religious groups at school.
Gwen Diakos: Honor and cherish our school teachers.
Scott Howell: We must provide good jobs for our college graduates.
Wendy Long: Self-interested bureaucracies corrosive on public schools.
Bob Marshall: Vouchers or tax credits for healthy competition.
Dan Liljenquist: Let parents pick home, private, charter, or public.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: Advocate of parental choice in education.
Linda Lingle: More federal funding for education will help public schools.
Scott Howell: Work to improve public education.
Josh Mandel: Allow parents to choose their children's schools.
Sam Rohrer: Tax credit for scholarships to private and public school.
Sam Rohrer: Educational decisions should be local, not by bureaucrats.
David Dewhurst: Protect student's right to pray and reflect in schools.
Dan Bongino: Supports school choice vouchers and charter schools.
Dan Bongino: Supports school choice vouchers and charter schools.
Matt Dunlap: Invest in public schools and higher education.
Linda Lingle: Science & math standards in public/charter/private schools.
Paul Sadler: Support Texas public schools; raised teacher pay 3 times.
Richard Carmona: Reinvest $1 billion cut from our schools.
Steve Welch: Competition instead of centralization of education policy.
Tim Kaine: Invest in education--from preschool to career skills.
Bryan Hackbarth: Invest in education; especially qualified teachers.
George Maragos: Competition among states with freedom to innovate.
Hector Balderas: Fight for and support first-rate public schools.
Joe Arwood: Remove Washington bureaucrats from your child's education.
Michael Baumgartner: Invest in public schools and colleges.
Dan Severson: Feds have no constitutional role in education.
Dan Severson: Constitutionally protected right to prayer.
Elizabeth Warren: Focus on public schools & public universities.
George Allen: School choice & vouchers, over one-size-fits-all.
John Schiess: Only Muslims can pray at school now.
Barry Hinckley: Public or private school choice.
Alan Khazei: $10,000 college tuition for each year of community service.
Jeff Flake: Long-time advocate for charters & school choice.
Keith Holbrook: Make education system second to none.
Energy & Oil|
Richard Douglas: Build Keystone and other common sense fossil fuel solutions.
Rob Sobhani: Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas.
John MacGovern: Ridge lines threatened by industrial wind power projects.
Heidi Heitkamp: Use all our rich energy resources wisely.
Wendy Long: Gas prices double while they focus on algae energy.
Cynthia Dill: Raise automotive fuel economy standards to above 50 mpg.
Bob Marshall: Global warming is a tool to suppress energy production.
Dan Liljenquist: Develop our own resources in this country.
Duane Sand: Reduce oil prices by expanding oil production.
Deb Fischer: Renewable energy like ethanol, plus responsible oil drilling.
Tim Kaine: Allow Bush tax cuts for wealthy to expire.
Elizabeth Emken: US should be drilling for oil in ANWR to reduce gas prices.
Charlie Summers: High gas and oil prices threaten our economy.
Dan Bongino: Renewables viable if they can compete in private market.
Sam Rohrer: Cap-and-tax will cause massive damage to free-enterprise.
Sam Rohrer: We're blessed with nearly endless supply of coal & oil.
Charlie Summers: Develop oil and natural gas here on American soil.
Joe Kyrillos: Increased domestic production of oil and gas.
Tom Smith: Develop Marcellus Shale and clean coal.
David Dewhurst: Open the Gulf; more hydro-fracking; less "green" energy.
Don Bivens: Declare energy independence from unsustainable fuel sources.
Paul Sadler: Invest in alternative forms of energy & conservation.
Richard Carmona: Make Arizona the solar energy capital of the world.
Steve Welch: Capture US energy from oil, natural gas, & clean coal.
Zach Poskevich: No cap-and-tax; stop exporting our wealth.
George Maragos: Develop all domestic energy sources, including natural gas.
Joe Arwood: Drilling is not enough; more oil refineries too.
Joe Arwood: Tap into tremendous untapped supply of oil and natural-gas.
Michael Baumgartner: Use America's abundant and diverse energy supplies.
Orly Taitz: Accelerate domestic energy production; tariff on foreign oil.
Dan Severson: Lift senseless restrictions on abundant energy.
Elizabeth Warren: Lead the world in using green technology.
Jamie Radtke: Drill for oil & gas; don't regulate CO2.
Tim Donner: National energy policy to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
Barry Hinckley: Domestic energy via offshore drilling and ANWR.
Dennis Rehberg: All options, including conservation and clean coal.
Don Stenberg: Defeat Cap and Trade; global warming is unproven.
Don Stenberg: Open Alaska and offshore to oil and gas development.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: America needs America's energy.
Kevin Coughlin: Explore domestically for oil, gas, and coal.
Marc Scaringi: Responsibly explore domestic sources of energy.
Pat Flynn: Let oil companies drill and build new refineries.
Ian Linker: Tap domestic energy resources.
Jason Carter: Educate residents about water conservation.
Joe Kyrillos: Tough clean water laws; protect New Jersey's shoreline.
Elizabeth Emken: Invest in water storage reservoir infrastructure projects.
David Ruben: Create regulations to support our sustainability.
Deb Fischer: Agriculture plays a crucial role in our Nebraska economy.
Dan Bongino: Environmental dictates impoverish working families.
Dan Bongino: Environmental dictates impoverish working families.
David Dewhurst: Repeal EPA's job-killing regulations.
Linda Lingle: We can't afford Honolulu Rail Project.
Tim Kaine: Always work to protect our air, water and land.
Alan Khazei: More aggressive enforcement of environmental regulations.
Families & Children|
Wendy Long: Work closest to my heart has been taking care of my family.
Cynthia Dill: Expand family leave; let child-care workers unionize.
Bob Marshall: Population control advocates want limited energy production.
Kevin Wade: Let families pass on their faith without recrimination.
Dan Liljenquist: Restore the traditional family & states' rights.
Duane Sand: Traditional marriage is the cornerstone of the family.
Sam Rohrer: Strongest family model is comprised of one man & one woman.
Tim Kaine: Teach Safe Relationships: prevent sexual assault.
George Allen: Virginia families are under stress as never before.
Jamie Radtke: Families are vital; defend marriage.
Joe Donnelly: Understands Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work.
Rob Sobhani: Peace through strength.
Kurt Bills: Don't fund crony capitalism & dictators through foreign aid.
Bob Marshall: Re-examine our entangling alliances with 60 countries.
Kevin Wade: Our people will bow to no King and to no mortal man.
David Ruben: We create resentment abroad by cultural insensitivity.
Tim Kaine: Strengthen partnerships with Latin America.
George Maragos: Foreign aid only for worthy allies, like Israel.
George Allen: Oppose foreign treaties that jeopardize our sovereignty.
Tim Donner: China is an economic competitor and military threat.
Rob Sobhani: Free and fair trade plus multilateralism.
Joe Kyrillos: Strengthen "buy American" provisions.
Kurt Bills: Export American freedom alongside read goods and services.
Bob Marshall: Exporting our technology weakens America.
Dan Bongino: Support and expand free trade to grow economy.
Matt Dunlap: Protect our future from unfair trade agreements.
Linda Lingle: Pursue trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
George Maragos: Buy American at home; demand fair trade abroad.
Orly Taitz: Sanction China for currency manipulation; fix WTO for jobs.
Elizabeth Warren: Make things & sell things to the rest of the world.
Elizabeth Warren: Fair trade respecting worker rights and environment.
Kevin Coughlin: Free trade with Colombia, Korea, and Panama.
Pat Flynn: Congress should decide farm trade, not president nor WTO.
Keith Holbrook: Self-sufficiency with as little importation as possible.
Rob Sobhani: Public service shouldn't be a life-long career; 2-term limit.
Cynthia Dill: Stop sending corporate-funded candidates to Congress.
Elizabeth Emken: Moratorium on new regulations exceeding $100 million.
John Brunner: Complete and permanent elimination of earmarks.
Kurt Bills: End federal subsidies; they end up in campaign coffers.
Cynthia Dill: Establish a public funding system for federal elections.
Jon Roland: Apply campaign finance restrictions only to incumbents.
Elizabeth Emken: Good ol' boys in Congress aren't open to citizens.
Josh Mandel: Tougher penalties for politicians breaking ethics laws.
Tom Smith: Term limits return to citizen legislature.
Richard Carmona: Require financial analysts to disclose contacts in Congress.
Steve Welch: 12-year term limits for House & Senate.
Anthony Hernandez: 12-year term limit; and no re-election if 3% deficit.
Gwen Diakos: Politics should not be shrouded by corruption and secrets.
Elizabeth Warren: Overcome Wall Street's lobbyists & Congress' dirty tricks.
Heidi Heitkamp: Washington is badly broken.
George Allen: No activist judges who oppose God in Pledge of Allegiance.
Scott Noren: We need a National Whistleblower Act.
Scott Noren: Amend 14th Amendment to exclude money as political speech.
Barry Hinckley: Limit Congress to two terms.
Hector Balderas: Frustrated with lack of accountability in state legislature.
Marc Scaringi: Support and fight for a Term Limit Amendment.
Jeff Flake: End the egregious practice of earmarking.
Keith Holbrook: Term limits: 12 years in Senate; 8 years in House.
Wendy Long: Lifelong shooter and gun owner.
Cynthia Dill: Responsible gun ownership but not assault rifles or AK47s.
Cynthia Dill: I battled attempts to put more guns in hands of teenagers.
Dan Liljenquist: Proud gun owner; fight to keep that right protected.
Duane Sand: Americans must be enabled to defend themselves.
Deb Fischer: Advocate for gun owners and our 2nd Amendment rights.
Mark Neumann: Supports same positions on guns as NRA.
Pat Flynn: Second amendment protects against tyranny.
Sam Rohrer: Individual right to carry; no right to gun registry.
David Dewhurst: Strongly supports our constitutional right to bear arms.
Tom Smith: Strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
Steve Welch: Punish criminals but don't prevent responsible gun ownership.
Zach Poskevich: 2nd amendment protects all of our liberties.
Tim Kaine: Gun violence causes unbearable pain; stand up to gun lobby.
Dan Severson: NRA member and squirrel hunter.
George Maragos: I support safe and responsible gun ownership.
Scott D`Amboise: Right to bear arms, and nominate justices who agree.
George Allen: Allow concealed carry in National Parks.
Jamie Radtke: Defend our second amendment rights.
Scott Noren: Pro-gun but limited gun control measures are ok.
Tim Donner: Constitution is specific on right to bear arms.
Barry Hinckley: Preserve our Second Amendment rights.
Don Stenberg: Supports Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: Defend right to purchase and possess firearms.
Jon Bruning: Be vigilant in our defense of the Second Amendment.
Kevin Coughlin: Protect our Second Amendment rights.
George LeMieux: Staunch believer in Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Richard Douglas: ObamaCare corrodes American consensus and consent.
Rob Sobhani: Invest $500M in Maryland hospitals for R&D.
George Allen: Root out $50 billion a year in Medicare waste.
Joe Donnelly: Protect Medicare for future generations.
John Barasso: Preserve and strengthen Medicare for future generations.
John MacGovern: Reform Medicare to reduce out-of-control spending.
Dave Weldon: Autism is an epidemic; direct funding to defeat and cure it.
Kurt Bills: Eliminate mandates under Obamacare, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Cynthia Dill: ObamaCare is a much needed program; explore single-payer.
Bob Marshall: Patron of VA Health Care Freedom Act: challenge ObamaCare.
Jon Roland: Repeal ObamaCare as unconstitutional legislation.
Dan Liljenquist: ObamaCare facilitates government takeover of healthcare.
Duane Sand: Dismantle ObamaCare; it is not affordable health care.
Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare; reform tort system.
Josh Mandel: ObamaCare is unconstitutional and economically damaging.
Charlie Summers: 100% deductible cross-state insurance instead of ObamaCare.
Dan Bongino: Supports Medicare vouchers and private providers.
Sam Rohrer: Federal role in healthcare must be dramatically reduced.
Sam Rohrer: ObamaCare's centralized system is dangerous & costly.
Joe Kyrillos: Replace ObamaCare with common-sense options.
Tom Smith: Repeal ObamaCare; too expansive & too intrusive.
Matt Dunlap: ObamaCare was one step; much more needs to be done.
David Dewhurst: Reduce medical lawsuit abuse clogging our court system.
David Dewhurst: Replace ObamaCare with free-market healthcare.
Elizabeth Emken: The federal government should not provide healthcare.
Paul Sadler: Quality affordable healthcare is a fundamental value.
Richard Carmona: Preserve Medicare benefits, but modernize it.
Steve Welch: Replace ObamaCare with tort reform & competition.
Zach Poskevich: One of my top priorities is to repeal ObamaCare.
Hector Balderas: No preventative care cuts: it improves health & lowers costs.
Sarah Steelman: ObamaCare gives government too much control.
Anthony Hernandez: No one-size-fits-all approach to health care.
Bryan Hackbarth: Obamacare is not good for this country.
Dan Severson: Repeal ObamaCare.
George Maragos: ObamaCare must be repealed.
Heidi Heitkamp: Spearheaded lawsuit against big tobacco.
Joe Arwood: Remove government from your relationship with your doctor.
Michael Baumgartner: Replace Obamacare with more competition and flexibility.
Scott D`Amboise: Deregulation to increase competition in the marketplace.
Jamie Radtke: Replace ObamaCare with health savings accounts.
John Sanchez: ObamaCare drives costs up & will bankrupt the country.
John Schiess: Individual account that go from employer to employer.
Scott Noren: Drastic overhaul over 3-5 years towards universal inclusion.
Tim Donner: Begin with the absolute necessity to terminate Obamacare.
Barry Hinckley: Replace ObamaCare with competition.
Don Stenberg: ObamaCare violates the Constitution.
Jon Bruning: ObamaCare's mandate oversteps Constitutional bounds.
Kevin Coughlin: Repeal ObamaCare; create consumer-based competition.
Marc Scaringi: Repeal ObamaCare.
Pat Flynn: Repeal ObamaCare & address Medicare entitlements.
George LeMieux: ObamaCare makes broken healthcare system even worse.
Jeff Flake: Obamacare is not the answer; choice & competition are.
Richard Douglas: Senate weakness leaves us vulnerable to threats.
John MacGovern: No new F-35 fighter jets at Burlington Airport.
Tim Kaine: Religious liberty without government punishment.
Gwen Diakos: Benefits for those who have served our country.
Heidi Heitkamp: Heroes Health Card and tax credit for hiring vets.
Joe Kyrillos: More ships; newer strategic bombers; fund tanker aircraft.
Mark Clayton: Fight the neocon war policy that leaves us in debt to China.
Mark Clayton: Immediate conscription of military "contractors".
Elizabeth Emken: Advocated for support totaling $24 million for veterans.
John Brunner: Give our brave men and women all the resources they need.
Kurt Bills: Peace through strength, but no ill-defined missions.
Cynthia Dill: 56% of discretionary budget: too high for Pentagon spending.
Dan Liljenquist: Evaluate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending.
Deb Fischer: Give our military the tools they need to keep America safe.
Martin Heinrich: Ensure funding for Kirtland AFB and National Labs.
Martin Heinrich: Opposed PATRIOT Act; America can be both safe and free.
Pat Flynn: Make America exceptional again; fund military at 4% of GDP.
Charlie Summers: Bath Iron Works & Kittery Naval Shipyard are indispensable.
Dan Bongino: Return troops and expand military at home.
Josh Mandel: American intelligence must be ahead of the game.
Sam Rohrer: Maintain a strong defense at home, second to none.
Dan Bongino: Stop bogging down our intelligence apparatus in bureaucracy.
Dan Bongino: Stop bogging down our intelligence apparatus in bureaucracy.
Tom Smith: Top notch benefits for veterans.
Matt Dunlap: Don't defer the debt we owe our veterans.
Linda Lingle: Keep military forces at a high state of readiness.
Paul Sadler: Keep armed forces best trained & best-equipped in the world.
Richard Carmona: Remain vigilant about terrorism; it still threatens US.
Zach Poskevich: Keep America's greatest military strength in the world.
Tim Kaine: Troop Talent Act: ease transition to civilian careers.
Tim Kaine: Open all combat roles to women.
Barry Hinckley: The military budget is not a jobs program.
Bryan Hackbarth: Fight to keep military bases in Arizona.
Dan Severson: 22 years as a Top Gun fighter pilot.
George Maragos: More money to NY for fight against terrorism.
George Maragos: Don't try enemy combatants in civilian courts.
George Maragos: Europe, Korea, Japan, & Taiwan should pay for own defense.
Joe Arwood: Protect commonsense defense investment and veterans spending.
Joe Arwood: Cut unnecessary Pentagon programs; scale back overseas bases.
Josh Mandel: First in Marine Corps class; two tours in Iraq.
Scott D`Amboise: Reduce nuclear proliferation and build missile defense.
Jamie Radtke: A strong military is essential to our security.
Jamie Radtke: Rove wire tappings & email tracing need judicial review.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: Maintain strong modern military to face dangerous challenges.
George LeMieux: World peace comes when America is unrivaled militarily.
Joe Donnelly: Focus on fiscal discipline and strong national security.
Rob Sobhani: Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law.
Joe Kyrillos: High-tech fence but also more high-tech visas.
John Brunner: Oppose amnesty to those who broken the law.
Bob Marshall: Schoolyard justice: those who cut in line go to end of line.
Dan Liljenquist: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
Deb Fischer: More troops on our southern border.
Susan Bysiewicz: Accountability pledge: ensure path to citizenship.
Tim Kaine: Seeks defined path to earned citizenship, plus DREAM Act.
Dan Bongino: Enforce law but also make it easier for legal immigrants.
Sam Rohrer: Illegal immigration is just that--illegal.
Hector Balderas: DREAM Act provides opportunity and makes America more fair.
Tom Smith: For secure borders; against amnesty.
David Dewhurst: Triple the size of the Border Patrol.
Elizabeth Emken: Against amnesty because it would make problem worse.
Don Bivens: Secure our porous border; I oppose amnesty.
Linda Lingle: America needs comprehensive immigration policy.
Richard Carmona: Secure the border AND pass the DREAM Act.
Zach Poskevich: Return illegals to their countries of origin.
Anthony Hernandez: Undocumented immigrants consume public resources.
Barry Hinckley: Don't reward people who broke into America illegally.
Bryan Hackbarth: I want our borders secured and I want it now!
George Maragos: Enforce all our laws and secure our borders.
Gwen Diakos: We are a country of immigrants; solve the issue.
Joe Arwood: Vigorously enforce existing federal immigration laws.
Scott D`Amboise: Use military to secure our borders.
Dan Severson: Secure our borders; deport violent immigrants.
Jamie Radtke: Secure the border; oppose amnesty.
John Schiess: Illegal immigration is like breaking into our home.
Scott Noren: Help restore Mexico's economy to reduce immigration pressure.
Tim Donner: Tighten control of our leaky borders.
Don Stenberg: Secure our Borders against terrorists & illegals.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: Greater emphasis on interdiction and deportation.
Jon Bruning: Enforce existing laws with no option for amnesty.
Pat Flynn: No amnesty; learn English; require sponsorship.
George LeMieux: Secure our borders to be secure as a nation.
Jeff Flake: Most illegal aliens from Mexico have ties to drug cartels.
Keith Holbrook: No benefits provided to anyone here illegally.
Ian Linker: Secure our borders; enforce the laws; use E-verify.
Rob Sobhani: Find private sector funding for Maryland job initiatives.
Joe Donnelly: Protect American jobs.
Tom Smith: Jobs are created by the free market, not politicians.
David Dewhurst: Less federal meddling on labor relations.
Linda Lingle: Enforce international trade access, for short-term jobs.
Paul Sadler: Fair pay for an honest day's work.
Tim Kaine: Close the gender pay gap.
Susan Bysiewicz: Will create new manufacturing jobs in CT.
John Raese: Engine for job growth is small and medium sized businesses.
Michael Baumgartner: Let business create jobs without government red tape.
Elizabeth Warren: Make it easier for workers who want to organize.
Principles & Values|
Rob Sobhani: I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term.
Colia Clark: Take campaign to the people through dialogue and education.
Scott Howell: 10 years in State Senate; 8 years as Minority leader.
Scott Howell: Married for 34 years; 4 sons; 3 grandchildren.
Orly Taitz: Obama uses forged Social Security number & birth certificate.
Jason Chaffetz: 2008: Beat 12-year incumbent with grassroots volunteers.
Jason Chaffetz: 2005: Campaign manager for Jon Huntsman for Governor.
John Sanchez: Traces NM family roots back hundreds of years.
Hector Balderas: State rep from Wagon Mound; ADA from UNM Law School.
Alan Khazei: The Khazei Principles: open process for fact-based positions.
Eric Wargotz: Lost 2010 election 1.14 million votes to 655,666.
George LeMieux: Judeo-Christian values make us exceptional as a nation.
Joe Kyrillos: Raise retirement age & reduce increases for those under 55.
Elizabeth Emken: Never alter or limit current benefits.
Tommy Thompson: Make Social Security solvent.
John MacGovern: Serious and courageous reforms of Social Security.
Kurt Bills: Reform Social Security system or benefits won't be available.
Dan Liljenquist: Different deal for those who still have time to adjust.
George Maragos: Protect our sacred commitment to our seniors.
Elizabeth Warren: Modest changes will save Social Security, not privatization.
Tim Kaine: Adamantly opposes privatization of Social Security.
Matt Dunlap: Don't return to fears of being too old or too ill.
Don Bivens: Don't dismantle or privatize Social Security.
Linda Lingle: Decrease benefits to future retirees & raise retirement age.
Richard Carmona: No privatization; no Trust Fund as slush fund.
Tim Kaine: Make Social Security work for today's seniors and future.
David Dewhurst: Opposes cutting payroll taxes as harmful to Social Security.
Bryan Hackbarth: Let young workers invest in Personal Retirement Accounts.
Hector Balderas: Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security.
Joe Arwood: Means testing for recipients; opt-out for younger workers.
Michael Baumgartner: Do not betray the promises made to our grandparents.
Jamie Radtke: Opt-out to private accounts for younger workers.
Barry Hinckley: Stop looting the Trust Fund.
Rob Sobhani: 15% flat rate for most workers; high earners pay more.
Angus King: 73,000 pages of tax code is too much.
John MacGovern: Lower individual and corporate tax rates.
Wendy Long: Unwavering on raising taxes; capital creates jobs.
John Brunner: Smaller, flatter tax rate for everyone.
Kurt Bills: Simplify the tax code.
Kevin Wade: We're passing on a lifetime of cruel punitive taxation.
Dan Liljenquist: Broaden the base; prefer FairTax.
Deb Fischer: Voted for the largest tax relief package in Nebraska history.
Dan Bongino: Reduce taxes in all income categories to stimulate economy.
Sam Rohrer: Pledged in 1992 to never raise taxes; never broke pledge.
Joe Kyrillos: Simplify, streamline, and lower taxes.
Tom Smith: Fight to keep taxes and spending down.
Matt Dunlap: Lower middle class taxes; remove fat cat tax breaks.
David Dewhurst: Passed the largest tax cut in Texas history.
Linda Lingle: Simplify & bring down tax rate; then we'll collect more.
Steve Welch: Simplifying tax code leads to job creation.
Anthony Hernandez: Supports Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: end class-warfare.
Elizabeth Emken: I am committed to lower taxes & reduced federal spending.
Elizabeth Warren: End tax breaks to the already-rich and already-powerful.
George Maragos: Our tax code must be simpler and fairer.
George Maragos: Work towards "Fair Tax".
Hector Balderas: Tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.
Joe Arwood: Tax code is too complicated & too burdensome.
Susan Bysiewicz: Repeal Bush tax cuts and end corporate welfare.
Jamie Radtke: Simpler and fairer tax structure.
John Sanchez: For tax cuts; for spending caps; against earmarks.
John Schiess: Taxes transfer wealth to those who have not earned it.
Scott Noren: Amend Bush tax cuts to apply to $500,000 and below income.
Barry Hinckley: Broaden the base with the FairTax.
Don Stenberg: Fight for no new taxes & to extend Bush tax cuts.
Elizabeth Ames Jones: When raising taxes, government takes a little more freedom.
Jon Bruning: Federal government taxes too much & listens too little.
Kevin Coughlin: Lower tax rates in exchange for closing loopholes.
Marc Scaringi: Pro-growth policies starting with cutting taxes.
Pat Flynn: Replace IRS with the FairTax.
Ian Linker: Make tax code flatter, fairer, and simpler.
Jason Carter: Invest in buses, trains, bike lanes, and pedestrian paths.
Paul Sadler: Investing in infrastructure secures economic future.
Dave Weldon: Fought for Space Shuttle upgrades & Constellation Program.
Cynthia Dill: Collect sales taxes on the Internet.
Jon Roland: Repeal oppressive taxation of Computer Contractors.
David Ruben: Government support of science crucial to growth and survival.
Scott Howell: Board Member of the United States Internet Council.
Elizabeth Warren: Increase research for new industries in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Warren: Upgrade our aging infrastructure and invest in the future.
Alan Khazei: Expand internet learning and science education.
Jeff Flake: Change transportation funding so donor states get more back.
War & Peace|
Joe Kyrillos: Disarm and dismantle al Qaeda in Afghan region.
Joe Kyrillos: Cannot allow Iran to hold the world hostage with nuke.
Elizabeth Emken: More US troops to Afghanistan--we must win this war.
Elizabeth Emken: We are better off for having removed Saddam Hussein.
Cynthia Dill: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan.
Bob Marshall: Require congressional authorization for "just war".
Duane Sand: Win the War on Terror; the fight is not over.
Deb Fischer: We must fight and win the war on terrorism.
Martin Heinrich: Opposed war in Iraq; end combat operations in Afghanistan.
Pat Flynn: America is in an over-extended mess abroad.
Sam Rohrer: No foreign military engagements without declaration of war.
Richard Carmona: Consider all options in preventing Iranian nukes.
Tim Kaine: Redefine War Powers to reflect realities of 21st century.
Tim Kaine: Nuke deal with Iran is dramatic improvement over status quo.
John Sanchez: Fight global war on terrorism abroad rather than at home.
Anthony Hernandez: Bring our troops home unless Congress declares war.
George Maragos: We must bring all of our troops home now!
Hector Balderas: Withdraw our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michael Baumgartner: It is time to end the wars.
Michael Baumgartner: Military spending is too high and going to war is too easy.
Barry Hinckley: Exit Afghanistan & defund Iraq.
Pat Flynn: Out of Libya now; address Iraq & Afghanistan next.
George LeMieux: Withdraw troops but remain an engaged partner with Iraq.
George LeMieux: Don't leave Afghanistan while there is still work to be done.
Hector Balderas: 33,000 out of Afghanistan is good; but there are 70,000 more.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mark Clayton: End tax-exempt registration for churches.
Dan Liljenquist: Administer welfare programs at a state level.
Zach Poskevich: Give with a glad heart, through community, not government.