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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
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)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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State of South Carolina Politicians: Archives



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Abortion
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Protect reproductive rights.
    Tommy Pope: 100% pro-life, period.
    Henry McMaster: Human life begins at conception.
    Joyce Dickerson: Women should have the right to family planning.
    Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Pro-choice.
    Alvin Greene: Pro-choice; but no federal subsidies.
    Alvin Greene: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    James Emerson Smith: Limit abortion to first trimester, or incest/rape situations.
Budget & Economy
    Joe Biden: Under 2009 Recovery Act, we had one place to call.
    Jaime Harrison: Push for aggressive infrastructure investment.
    Ralph Norman: Deal with $19 trillion debt by Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Henry McMaster: Fight the "stimulus" law.
    Thomas Ravenel: Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough.
    Brad Hutto: It's time for Congress to spend less and cut waste.
    Mark Sanford: Tipping point as civilization if we don't get spending right.
    Nikki Haley: It's time for truth in budgeting; & government spending cap.
    Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
    Fred Thompson: Consider stimulus package targeted to low-income people.
    John McCain: To avoid recession, stop out-of-control spending.
    Mike Huckabee: Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession.
    Mitt Romney: To avoid recession, deal with housing crisis & gas prices.
    Ron Paul: Lower interest rates CAUSED housing bubble & can’t solve it.
    Ron Paul: The longer the Fed delays recession, the worse the recession.
Civil Rights
    Joe Biden: Made commitment to have women on Senate Judiciary Committee.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Supports ERA & reparations for Jim Crow/slavery.
    James Emerson Smith: Proponent of women receiving equal pay and opportunities.
    Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right.
    Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day.
    Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs.
    Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military.
    Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges.
Corporations
    Mike Bloomberg: End forced arbitration, like I do in my companies.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Issue isn't capitalism, but monopoly capitalism.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Break up monopolies, enact new antitrust laws.
    James Emerson Smith: Offer new businesses tax incentives to build in rural areas.
    Thomas Ravenel: Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism.
Crime
    Joe Biden: 1994 Crime bill had community policing and crime went down.
    Mike Bloomberg: Makeup of police department should reflect city population.
    Tom Steyer: I've worked to end private prisons in my state.
    Henry McMaster: Prosecuted sex predators, prostitution, and fraud.
    Brad Hutto: Supports capital punishment.
    Nikki Haley: Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab.
    Alvin Greene: Supports capital punishment.
    James Emerson Smith: Supports death penalty; ending parole; and more prisons.
    Mark Sanford: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Drugs
    Joe Biden: Drugs don't cause mental health issues; it's the reverse.
    Mike Bloomberg: Decriminalize possession, but wait on pot & kids.
    James Emerson Smith: Support the fight against drug addiction with resources.
    Henry McMaster: Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets.
    Thomas Ravenel: Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs.
    Alvin Greene: No mandatory drug sentences.
Education
    Joe Biden: Your zip code shouldn't matter in access to a good education.
    Mike Bloomberg: Charter schools worked in NYC, but not everywhere.
    Pete Buttigieg: Teachers shouldn't have to pay their own classroom expenses.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Lower college costs, support student loan forgiveness.
    Jaime Harrison: Invest in public schools; end student loan crisis.
    James Emerson Smith: Put money and effort into making public schools work for all.
    Henry McMaster: Early education is the beginning of economic health.
    Brad Hutto: Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
    Joyce Dickerson: Invest in quality public education.
    Nikki Haley: Make a real investment in our charter schools.
    Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
    Mark Sanford: Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments.
Energy & Oil
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Aggressively address global warming.
    Jaime Harrison: Reduce dependency on fossil fuels; oppose offshore drilling.
    James Emerson Smith: Keep expanding in renewable energy; stay on cutting edge.
    Henry McMaster: Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open.
    Thomas Ravenel: Don't divert resources for folly of global warming.
    Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas.
    Alvin Greene: National & international regulations for climate change.
    Alvin Greene: Domestic oil exploration, nuclear power, & alternatives.
Environment
    James Emerson Smith: All efforts should be made towards environmental protection.
    Henry McMaster: Protect marsh islands from illegal encroachment.
    Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding.
    Nikki Haley: Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina.
Families & Children
    Mike Bloomberg: Create good alternatives for kids so they avoid guns & crime.
    Elizabeth Warren: I experienced pregnancy discrimination; let's fix it.
    Mike Bloomberg: NYC teachers don't experience pregnancy discrimination.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Families are the real economic engines.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Support paid family leave.
    Jaime Harrison: Champion paid family & sick leave & child care tax credits.
    Henry McMaster: Define traditional marriage and strong families.
Foreign Policy
    Joe Biden: Meet with North Korea and China together.
    Mike Bloomberg: Only solution is to split up Israel and Palestine.
    Jaime Harrison: Re-engage with allies; pursue diplomatic solutions.
Free Trade
    Thomas Ravenel: Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Build higher bridges for new generation of container ships.
Government Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Push for voting rights for African-Americans.
    Joe Biden: Put a black woman on the Supreme Court.
    Pete Buttigieg: 21st century voting rights: core of Frederick Douglass plan.
    Tom Steyer: Russian election interference is cyberwarfare.
    Ralph Norman: Term limits to end the rein of career politicians.
    Henry McMaster: Served on state Commission on Ethics Reform.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Will return 10% of congressional salary to the government.
    Mark Sanford: I was against earmarks before being anti-earmark was cool.
    Henry McMaster: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
    Henry McMaster: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
    Nikki Haley: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
    Nikki Haley: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
    Brad Hutto: Limit corporate and PAC campaign contributions.
    Nikki Haley: We capped lawsuit damages; next tort reform is loser-pays.
    Alvin Greene: Keep campaign donation limits; no voluntary spending limits.
    Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
    John McCain: I’m “the sheriff”, not Miss Congeniality, about pork bills.
    Mark Sanford: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
Gun Control
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Pass common sense gun reform.
    James Emerson Smith: Strict new regulations on gun sales, use and ownership.
    Henry McMaster: Government continues to intrude on gun owners' rights.
    Thomas Ravenel: Second Amendment is the only gun law needed.
    Brad Hutto: Supports only current gun laws.
Health Care
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Deal with health crisis before economic crisis.
    Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-All costs $60T & kicks off 149M from insurance.
    Bernie Sanders: Medicare-for-All will save Americans $450B per year.
    Bernie Sanders: Debt forgiveness for doctors & nurses in under-served areas.
    Bernie Sanders: International cooperation on coronavirus, and full funding.
    Joe Biden: Work with China, in China, on coronavirus.
    Mike Bloomberg: NYC life expectancy grew 3 years during my 12 years as mayor.
    Jaime Harrison: Improve access to health care for poor, rural communities.
    Jaime Harrison: Opposes work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
    James Emerson Smith: Expand Medicaid immediately to give needed healthcare.
    Ralph Norman: Repeal and replace ObamaCare with free-market-based plan.
    Henry McMaster: Challenge constitutionality of ObamaCare.
    Thomas Ravenel: We can't afford any more socialized medicine.
    Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge.
    Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care.
    Nikki Haley: Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems.
    Nikki Haley: No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead.
    Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Homeland Security
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Use Defense Production Act for needs.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need a strong military AND a strong State Department.
    Mike Bloomberg: We've stopped making weapons for the last war; good job.
    Jaime Harrison: Improve quality of care for veterans, including job programs.
    James Emerson Smith: Honors veterans by creating job opportunities for them.
    Catherine Templeton: SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes.
    Henry McMaster: Stop the financing of international terrorism.
    Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans.
    Nikki Haley: We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform.
Immigration
    Amy Klobuchar: Let foreign medical students stay as rural doctors.
    Ralph Norman: Build the wall to protect our sovereignty.
    Tommy Pope: Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities.
    Thomas Ravenel: Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack.
    Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
    Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English.
    Lee Bright: Make permanent the E-Verify program.
Jobs
    Joe Biden: Universal paid sick leave' $15 minimum wage; support unions.
    Amy Klobuchar: Union protection of mine workers.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Workers are the creators of wealth.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Raise minimum wage; support union organizing.
    Jaime Harrison: Fight for jobs with living wage, expand childcare tax credit.
    Joyce Dickerson: Raise the minimum wage.
    Brad Hutto: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Proud to live in a right-to-work state; keep NLRB away.
    Nikki Haley: Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job.
    Nikki Haley: We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit.
    Nikki Haley: ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college.
    Nikki Haley: I love that we are one of the least unionized states.
    Nikki Haley: No unemployment benefits for workers on strike.
    John McCain: Straight talk: some jobs aren’t coming back.
    Mitt Romney: MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates.
Local Issues
    Mark Sanford: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Trump should do his job, not personalize it.
    Joe Biden: Leadership: reassure, rely on experts, management.
    Mike Bloomberg: If elected will put company into blind trust and sell it.
    Elizabeth Warren: My motto is Mathew 25, about the "least of these".
    Jaime Harrison: Good citizens make good communities.
    Ralph Norman: Empower those who believe in the virtues of faith in God.
    Henry McMaster: Stand up for Freedom of Religion.
    Nikki Haley: State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina".
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision.
    Mark Sanford: Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven.
    Mark Sanford: Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair.
    Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
    Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
Social Security
    Jaime Harrison: Protect & expand Social Security and Medicare.
    Ralph Norman: Raise retirement age; lower benefits for top 10% of earners.
    Thomas Ravenel: Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security.
    Brad Hutto: Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security.
    Joyce Dickerson: Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned.
    Nikki Haley: Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip.
    Alvin Greene: Privatize elements of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Ralph Norman: Cut taxes and eliminate regulations that kill job-creation.
    Joyce Dickerson: Fight for America's declining middle class.
    Thomas Ravenel: Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes.
    Brad Hutto: Maintain current tax levels, except gas tax to improve roads.
    Nikki Haley: Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three.
    Fred Thompson: Tax cuts raise revenues; so much for the experts.
    Ron Paul: Spending money doesn’t stimulate economy; reduced taxes do.
    Rudy Giuliani: Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue.
    James Emerson Smith: Eliminate inheritance tax, property tax, and vehicle tax.
Technology
    Nikki Haley: Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness.
War & Peace
    Elizabeth Warren: No military intervention in Syria because no military answer.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need to not cut-and-run on our allies.
    Mike Bloomberg: Keep troops in places abroad where terrorists congregate.
    Pete Buttigieg: I stand with the people of Idlib against Syrian dictator.
    Ralph Norman: Take the fight to ISIS on their turf.
    Tommy Pope: End hands-off policy and destroy ISIS.
    Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Bloomberg: Put more bank branches in minority neighborhoods.
    Amy Klobuchar: One size doesn't fit all, for rural poverty.
    Elizabeth Warren: My housing plan deals with the after-effects of red-lining.
    Joe Biden: I fought red-lining and now I fight race-based home pricing.
    Mike Bloomberg: I fought against red-lining in communities.
    Jaime Harrison: Strong social safety net, increase earned income tax credit.
    Thomas Ravenel: No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.
    Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.


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