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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)

Book Reviews

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Columns and news articles on Politico.com


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    Excerpts from news/opinion website Politico.com:
  • On GOP Primary debate in Simi Valley: "The debate’s biggest split screen wasn’t actually about Trump vs. his GOP rivals," by Holly Otterbein & Meridith McGraw, 09/27/2023, , (Link)
  • Politico, "Cornel West wants to keep on pushing," by Calder McHugh, 07/07/2023, (Link)
  • "We get some specifics on Ramaswamy’s Ukraine plan," by Alexander Ward and Ari Hawkins 06/08/2023, (Link)
  • "Christie bashes Trump: 5 takeaways from Christie's presidential town hall," by Lisa Kashinsky, 06/06/2023, (Link)
  • Pres-2024: Politico, "55 Things You Need to Know About Tim Scott," by Michael Kruse and Sydney Gold, 05/22/2023, (Link)
  • Politico.com blog, "Chris Christie calls Trump a 'puppet of Putin' after CNN town hall," by Matt Berg, 05/11/2023, (Link)
  • "Everything you wanted to know about Liz Truss but were too afraid to ask," by Matt Honeycombe-Foster, September 5, 2022, (Link)
  • "The Truss manifesto," by Noah Keate, September 1, 2022, (Link)
  • "'China is watching': Senators push for more support for Ukraine, Taiwan," by Myah Ward, 08/07/2022
  • "Gov. Newsom signs bill allowing suits against gun makers for negligence," by Jeremy B. White, 07/12/2022
  • 2024_WV_Senate: Politico, "Alex Mooney says it's 'insulting' to characterize the Jan. 6 attack as a domestic terrorist attack. He calls it a 'protest'," 5/5/22, (Link)
  • "In Colorado, Bennet braces for another red wave," by Burgess Everett, 05/24/2022
  • On 2022 FL Gov: Politico, "Venezuela talks strike political nerve in Florida," by Sabrina Rodriguez, 03/09/2022
  • 2022_OH_Senate, "'But he's Jewish': Opponent questions Mandel's faith in Ohio Senate primary debate," by Natalie Allison, 11/11/2021
  • State Dept. Confirmation Hearings, "Former Sen. Tom Udall is Biden's pick as ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa," by Maeve Sheehey, 07/16/2021
  • (On 2020 AL Senate): "Judge throws out Roy Moore's $95 million suit against Sacha Baron Cohen," by Maeve Sheehey, 07/13/2021
  • , "Biden nominates ex-GOP Sen. Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey," by Nick Niedzwiadek, 07/13/2021
  • 2022 AZ Senate: "Thiel ally's entrance kicks off protracted GOP Senate fight in Arizona," by James Arkin, 07/12/2021
  • On 2021 CA recall race: "Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Turn Celebrity Into Power. But Why?," by Michael Kruse, 06/04/2021
  • (On 2022 FL Governor): "Florida's Nikki Fried jumps into 2022 race to challenge DeSantis," by Bruce Ritchie, 06/02/2021
  • On 2021 VA Governor: "Youngkin seeks to reverse Virginia GOP's Trump-era carnage," by Zach Montellaro, 05/11/2021
  • On 2021 CA recall race: "Jenner says she's 'kind of' a Republican," by Jeremy B. White and Carla Marinucci, 05/10/2021
  • On 2022 NC Senate race: "Ted Budd launches Senate bid in North Carolina," by James Arkin, 04/28/2021
  • "Biden White House puts its police oversight commission on ice," by Laura Barron-Lopez, 04/11/2021
  • On 2022 AL Senate race: "Mo Brooks nabs Trump endorsement in Alabama Senate race," by Alex Isenstadt, 04/07/2021
  • "Biden to tap Bill Nelson to lead NASA," by Jacqueline Feldscher, 03/18/2021
  • On 2021 CA Recall: "Former GOP congressman Ose announces California recall bid," by Jeremy B. White, 03/16/2021
  • On January 6th, "GOP Sen. Burr censured by North Carolina GOP after Trump conviction vote," by Myah Ward, 02/15/2021
  • 2022_OH_Senate: "Mandel mounts another Senate run in Ohio," by James Arkin, 02/10/2021
  • On Biden Administration: "Biden, in first trade move, reimposes a Trump tariff," by Doug Palmer, 02/01/2021
  • On 2021 Califronia Recall, "Former San Diego mayor to officially launch GOP challenge to Newsom," by Carla Marinucci, 02/01/2021
  • 2022 Arkansas Governor race: "Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces bid for Arkansas governor," by Quint Forgey, 01/25/2021
  • Politico.com, "Capitol insurrection may have claimed its first GOP candidacy," by Matt Friedman, 01/13/2021, (Link)
  • On Biden Treasury: "Why Yellen's Wall Street windfall is getting a pass," by Victoria Guida, 01/10/2021
  • On Biden Administration: "Biden to tap Merrick Garland for attorney general," by Tyler Pager, Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney, 01/06/2021
  • "Terry McAuliffe wants to be governor again. Women: Not so fast," by Sabrina Rodriguez and Maya King, 12/08/2020
  • CA-Senate-2022: Politico e-zine, "Alex Padilla would bring election security chops to the Senate," by Eric Geller, 12/07/2020
  • Biden Cabinet: "Trump's health nemesis gets a new starring role: Reversing Trump's policies," by Alice Miranda Ollstein, 12/7/2020
  • 2022 N.C. Senate race: "Mark Walker launches 2022 Senate bid in North Carolina," by James Arkin, 12/01/2020
  • On Biden Promises: "After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to study judicial reforms," by Caitlin Oprysko, 10/22/2020
  • 2020-Pres.: "5 takeaways from final night of Democratic National Convention: Why the DNC Worked So Well," 8/21/20
  • 2020-V.P.: "Harris confronts racism in America and Clinton torches Trump," by Q.Forgey, C.Oprysko & C.Kim, 8/19/20
  • 2020-V.P.: "Karen Bass renounces her praise for Fidel Castro," by Zachary Warmbrodt, 08/02/2020
  • On 2022 FL Senate race: "When Val Demings Stood by Police Officers Accused of Excessive Force," by Matt Dixon and Maya King, 07/11/2020
  • (On 2020 presidential hopefuls): "Justin Amash Wants to Destroy the System that Created Trump," by Tim Alberta, 04/30/2020
  • 2022 Florida Governor race: "Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump," by Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo, 04/03/2020
  • On Trump Administration: "Before Trump's inauguration, a warning: 'The worst influenza pandemic since 1918'," by Nahal Toosi, Daniel Lippman and Dan Diamond, 03/16/2020
  • (On Trump Impeachment): "Schumer seizes on new reporting in calls for trial witnesses," by Marianne Levine, 12/30/2019
  • On foreign influencers: Politico.eu, "Why Orthodox Christians are losing faith in Putin," by Marc Bennetts, December 24, 2019
  • Politico.com, "Walsh: Working-Class Trump Voters ‘Forgot Where They Came From’," by Edward-Isaac Dovere, July 24, 2018
  • SCOTUS: Confirmation Hearing, 7/10/2018
  • MA-Gov: Politico.com on 2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial race, 6/18/2018
  • CA-Senate-2022: "California secretary of state slams Trump tweets on mail voting," by Carla Marinucci, 05/20/2020
  • 2020-Pres.: Politico.com on Impeachment Proceedings against Trump, 4/16/2018
  • Politico.com AdWatch on 2020 presidential race, "Can the Most Hated Man in West Virginia Win?", by Scott Goldsmith & Kevin Robillard, March 26, 2018(Link)
  • VA-Sen: AdWatch on 2018 West Virginia Senatorial race, 3/20/2018
  • 2020-Pres.: Russia investigation & impeachment of Trump, 3/13/2018
  • 2020-Pres.: Caputo & Morin in Politico.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls, 2/21/2018
  • 2020-Pres.: FactCheck on 2018 State of the Union address, 1/26/2018
  • 2016-Pres.: Politico.com, "Off-Message", 12/26/2017
  • FL-Gov: Politico.com on 2018 Florida gubernatorial race, 5/24/2017
  • OK-Gov: Politico.com on 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial race, 3/29/2017
  • 2016-Pres.: Coverage of 2016 Trump Transition, 12/9/2016
  • 2016-Pres.: Louis Nelson on Politico.com on 2016 presidential hopefuls, 8/8/2016
  • 2016-Pres.: Politico.com, "GOP candidates on anti-torture law", 1/21/2016
  • On Wisconsin SB324, "Walker signs Wisconsin abortion bill," by Eliza Collins, 07/20/2015
  • 2016-Pres.: Politico.com, "Internet Party", editorial by Marco Rubio, 3/17/2015
  • 2016-Pres.: Politico.com, "Clinton Book Tour", 7/31/2014
  • 2016-Pres.: Politico.com editorial by Sen. Paul, "Perry Dead Wrong", 7/14/2014
  • 2016-Pres.: David Nather on Politico.com, "Obamacare too important", 3/5/2014
  • 2016-Pres.: Tal Kopan on Politico.com, "Crony Capitalism", 10/29/2013
  • Cabinet: Hadas Gold on Politico.com, 8/8/2013
  • Cabinet: Breanna Edwards on Politico.com, 3/29/2013
  • MO-Sen: Kevin Robillard on Politico.com, 3/25/2013
  • AK-Sen: A. Burns & J. Hohmann on Politico.com, "Eyes Begich Seat", 3/22/2013
  • OH-Gov: Patrick Reis in Politico.com on 2018 Ohio gubernatorial race, 7/24/2012
  • 2012-Pres.: Alexander Burns on Politico.com, 5/31/2012
  • 2012-Pres.: Tom Daschle & Bob Dole, Politico.com, "Bipartisan energy", 7/23/2010
  • MA-Sen: Politico.com, "Stupak amendment", 11/9/2009
  • 2012-Pres.:Politico.com, “Obama’s lost law review article”, 8/22/2008
  • 2012-Pres.:Jonathan Martin on Politico.com, 5/7/2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Barack Obama: 1990: Wrote law article that fetus cannot sue mother.
    Bruce Rauner: Pro-choice Republican torn if Roe overturned.
    Chris Larson: Voted No on abortion ban after 20 weeks.
    Cory Gardner: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump.
    Ed Gillespie: I never supported a Personhood amendment.
    Ed Gillespie: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
    Elena Kagan: Compromise on abortion if core rights & exceptions upheld.
    Gavin Newsom: Welcome women to CA from states without abortion.
    Jeb Bush: Husband of Terri Schiavo blames Bush for harassment.
    Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Debate is about women's rights, not infanticide.
    Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
    Leah Vukmir: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Mandela Barnes: Voted No on abortion ban after 20 weeks.
    Paul Ryan: Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children.
    Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood throughout 1990s.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Scott Walker: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Tom Tiffany: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
Budget & Economy
    Bernie Sanders: 2012: Supported fiscal cliff compromise package on taxes.
    Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
    Doug Ose: COVID: Open schools and businesses; get people back to work.
    Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
    Richard Cordray: A look back at the recession demands common sense reforms.
    Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
Civil Rights
    Ben Carson: Apologized for likening homosexuality to pedophilia.
    Ben Carson: Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples.
    Ben Carson: Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it's a choice.
    Blake Masters: Highlights opposition to critical race theory.
    Bobby Jindal: I pledge support for a religious freedom law.
    Chris Christie: Gay marriage is settled in NJ, but keep debating nationally.
    Claire McCaskill: Government should not limit marrying who you love.
    Deval Patrick: 1985: defended community activists in Alabama voter case.
    Ed Gillespie: Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections.
    Ed Gillespie: Maintain state same-sex marriage ban, but leave it to states.
    Elena Kagan: Defend Defense of Marriage Act, since it is the law.
    Elena Kagan: OpEd: Conservatives see Kagan as sure vote for gay rights.
    Kamala Harris: Reparations for blacks should include HBCU and reforms.
    Kamala Harris: There is no vaccine for racism--we've got to do the work.
    Keisha Lance Bottoms: Disgraceful to spread misinformation & interfere with voting.
    Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
    Marco Rubio: One-man-one-woman marriage existed before our laws.
    Mark Warner: Switched to supporting same-sex marriage in 2013.
    Mike Huckabee: Same-sex marriage leads to criminalization of Christianity.
    Mike Huckabee: Courts cannot unilaterally allow same-sex marriage.
    Richard Carmona: AdWatch: accused of disrespect for women in the workplace.
    Scott Walker: Constitutional amendment to prevent federal gay marriage.
    Ted Cruz: Liberals obsessed with mandatory gay marriage in 50 states.
    Thom Tillis: Supports eparations as a bipartisan process.
    Tom Steyer: Mike Pence alienates LGBT Americans.
    Tom Vilsack: 2011: Gay marriage at state level only, for now.
    Tom Vilsack: Appointed judges who said yes to gay marriage.
    Cornel West: Focusing on diversity is a very narrow criteria to use.
Corporations
    Andrew Gillum: Corporate tax cuts can create jobs, support training.
    Buddy Roemer: The two major parties are joined at the billfold.
    Donald Trump: US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana.
    Jeb Bush: Stop rewarding portfolio Americans over paycheck Americans.
    John Kasich: FactCheck: Managing Director at Lehman, but not Board member.
    Tim Kaine: Protect banking industry's ability to serve consumers.
    Tom Steyer: AdWatch: put people before corporations.
Crime
    Chuck Herbster: Contributed to a pro-death penalty initiative.
    Gavin Newsom: Spared 737 people on California's death row.
    Joe Biden: 1992: pro-death penalty; 2019: congrats on ending it.
    Joe Biden: No police reform commission despite campaign promise.
    Pope Francis: Abolish the death penalty; it precludes rehabilitation.
    Susan Rice: Supports George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
    Val Demings: Police work should be about building communities.
    Alex Mooney: Jan. 6 not a domestic terrorist attack, just a protest.
    Chris Christie: If Trump is convicted, I can't imagine pardoning him.
Drugs
    Cory Booker: Legalize marijuana federally, plus state incentives.
    Hillary Clinton: Medical marijuana now; wait-and-see on recreational pot.
    Kamala Harris: Legalize marijuana: it gives a lot of people joy.
Education
    Adam Putnam: Urges veto of school choice bill.
    Amy Klobuchar: I am not for free four-year college for all.
    Chip Roy: Bureaucrats should not override political officials.
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
    Marco Rubio: Professor of political science at Florida International U.
    Marco Rubio: Bad idea to arm teachers against school shootings.
    Mark Begich: Guarantee school funding; endorsed by state NEA.
    Scott Pruitt: Evolution is unproven theory.
    Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
    Tim Kaine: Protect LGBT students at schools, including gender identity.
Energy & Oil
    Amy Klobuchar: Green New Deal is aspirational; don't over-promise.
    Bill Nelson: Climate change, sea-level rise risk lives and property.
    Bob Dole: Mandate more clean & renewable energy, for oil independence.
    Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Natural gas lowered CO2 only temporarily.
    Chris Christie: FactCheck: Yes, New Jersey is a solar powerhouse.
    Dan Malloy: Moving Canadian oil thru the US is not best for the economy.
    Donald Trump: Offered to oversee response to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    Donald Trump: Expand sales of corn ethanol year-round to 15%.
    Jeb Bush: Replace crony capitalism with free-market strategy.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Pushed cap-and-trade bill in 2009, but not since.
    Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
    Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Climate change risks environmental annihilation.
    Mike Bloomberg: $218M effort led to closure of 282 coal-fired power plants.
    Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
    Nikki Fried: Middle of the road policies got C-minus from Sierra Club.
    Scott Pruitt: Grant oil industry waivers to ignore gasohol mandate.
    Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
    Tom Daschle: Mandate more clean & renewable energy, for oil independence.
    Tom Steyer: AdWatch: I left my business to combat climate change.
Environment
    Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
    Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water.
    Katie McGinty: Chaired Pres. Clinton's Council on Environmental Quality.
Families & Children
    David French: Pornography corrodes values that sustain family life.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: The future was female and intersectional.
    Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
Foreign Policy
    Allen Weh: Jihadi terrorists are face of evil that threatens our nation.
    Annette Taddeo: Even if oil were free, don't go to Maduro regime for help.
    Bob Corker: Russia a bad actor, not moral equivalent to US.
    China_Book: China is watching what we do in Ukraine.
    Donald Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un disappear.
    Gary Johnson: Knowing all the world facts just means we use military more.
    Gary Johnson: Non-interventionist foreign policies: no regime changes.
    Hillary Clinton: Russian reset: Pushed Obama to keep Putin at a distance.
    Hillary Clinton: Arab Spring: Egyptian uprising had destabilizing impact.
    Jeff Flake: U.S. foreign policy can and should be bipartisan.
    Karen Bass: Position on Castro evolved from "Jefe" to "brutal".
    Marco Rubio: Press freedom is a universal human right, especially in Cuba.
    Mike Huckabee: Globalists & corporatists are making US more like China.
    Mike Huckabee: Keep the Cuban embargo; lifting it rewards Cuba.
    Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
    Phil Murphy: Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama.
    Rand Paul: 2011: eliminate all foreign aid & rebuild America instead.
    Richard Blumenthal: China is watching what we do in Ukraine.
    Rick Perry: Threats from nuclear North Korea should be treated as real.
    Rick Perry: North Korean leader's death is opportunity for reunification.
    Scott Walker: Tore into Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.
    Tom Udall: Ambassador to New Zealand & Samoa: work on China threats.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Shift focus from NATO to PATO, for Pacific/Asian security.
Free Trade
    Bob Corker: Supports free trade, but anomalies need to be addressed.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: US #1 for FDI, but #14 or #22 on other measures.
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes the Export-Import Bank.
    Joe Biden: Reinstate Trump's 10% tariffs on aluminum from UAE.
    Mark Warner: Renew Export-Import Bank to support U.S. businesses globally.
    Mike Huckabee: Trans Pacific Partnership isn't fair trade or free trade.
    Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
    Wayne Messam: Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries.
    Glenn Youngkin: Supported Trump's trade battles with China.
Government Reform
    Adam Schiff: Supports CIA report: Russia interfered with 2016 election.
    Andrew Gillum: Bring it Home Florida: voter registration drive for 2020.
    Bob Massie: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Brian Kemp: 53,000 voter registrations put "on hold".
    Brian Kemp: OpEd: Precise name-match disenfranchises voters of color.
    Chris Coons: 10-day process to fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Chris Larson: Voted NO on new state-funded absentee voting hours.
    Chris Stewart: CIA got it wrong on Russia 2016 election interference report.
    Cory Booker: 10-day process to fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Democratic Party: $2M to register 200,000 Florida non-voters.
    Donald Trump: Many things can go wrong when early voting goes on too long.
    Elijah Cummings: Trump must provide proof that he donates all foreign profits.
    Hillary Clinton: You can win by 3 million votes and still lose.
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: 2016: Russia's goal was distrust of election institutions.
    Jay Gonzalez: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Joe Biden: Commission of experts to decide on expanding Supreme Court.
    Lindsey Graham: 10-day process to fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Mark Begich: Adviser to lobbying firms, but not interested in lobbying.
    Mike Bloomberg: Fund voter registration in FL, WI, OH, MI, and PA.
    Orrin Hatch: Trust Trump to not fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Phil Murphy: I don't owe the political insiders anything.
    Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
    Thom Tillis: Protect Russia probe special prosecutor from getting fired.
    Tom Udall: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Xavier Becerra: Made structural changes at California Dept. of Justice.
    Ted Budd: Voted against certifying the 2020 election results.
    Mandela Barnes: Voted NO on new state-funded absentee voting hours.
Gun Control
    Christine Hallquist: Regulate guns like we regulate automobiles.
    David French: Don't rewrite the meaning of the Second Amendment.
    Jared Golden: Voted against universal background checks.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: NRA is the worst organization in America.
    Marco Rubio: Ban bump stocks; limit magazine size; more background checks.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Tom Vilsack: Rural America ready to discuss gun control.
    Glenn Youngkin: Trump: Glenn is pro-Second Amendment & pro-America.
Health Care
    Alan Khazei: Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion.
    Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-all is aspirational and for the future, not now.
    Andrew Yang: We must give country a chance to recover from coronavirus.
    Ben Carson: I don't want to end Medicare, just make it more efficient.
    Bill Walker: 2015: expanded Medicaid himself after Legislature opted out.
    Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
    Cory Booker: Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer.
    Donald Trump: Republicans will always support Pre-Existing Conditions.
    Eddie Rispone: Medicaid expansion "bungled," and is unsustainable.
    Gavin Newsom: We will lead a massive expansion of health care.
    Hillary Clinton: Non-employer system better; but don't turn back ObamaCare.
    Jason Carter: ObamaCare a "mess" that needs fixing.
    John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
    Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
    Martha Coakley: Require health insurance to cover abortion.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Michael Capuano: Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion.
    Mike Bloomberg: We can never afford to replace employer-based health system.
    Mike Pence: Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game".
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Scary anyone in public office would doubt value of vaccines.
    Rick Perry: Ban air travel to Ebola-stricken countries, except doctors.
    Rick Scott: AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare.
    Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Healthcare reform is more important than covering aborti.
    Steve Bullock: Protect ObamaCare before pushing to expand further.
    Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
Homeland Security
    Allen Weh: AdWatch: ISIL terrorist is face of evil that threatens us.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Opposed serving in Vietnam: failed physical despite Olympics.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Iran's nuke program is set back, but not "halted".
    Hillary Clinton: Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection.
    John Bolton: Punish Russia & China for helping Snowden leak NSA documents.
    Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
    Marco Rubio: We need NSA intel to fight emerging terrorist threats.
    Marco Rubio: Haul terrorists to Guantanamo for enhanced interrogation.
    Mead Treadwell: Fight for missile defense, but without earmarking.
    Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
    Rand Paul: Need NSA reform, but not the USA Freedom Act.
    Rand Paul: Conservative realist, matured from isolationism.
    Rand Paul: Oppose Trump nominees who supported Iraq War or torture.
    Ted Cruz: Torture is wrong, unambiguously; America does not need it.
Immigration
    Brett Kavanaugh: Two cases shine light on leaning towards anti-immigration.
    Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
    Caitlyn Jenner: For a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Would try to repeal California's sanctuary state status.
    Charlie Baker: Revoke MA National Guard on border due to family separation.
    Donald Trump: Fact-check: End chain migration? It can't actually happen.
    Ed Gillespie: Send migrant kids back to parents in Central America.
    Jay Gonzalez: No MA National Guard on border due to inhumane policies.
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: Vigorously booed as moderate, by deep conservatives.
    Jeb Bush: End heartless policy of family separation at southern border.
    Jennifer Granholm: If we want true American exceptionalism, fix immigration.
    Kirstjen Nielsen: No apology for separating illegal immigrant parent from kids.
    Mark Warner: Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing.
    Mick Cornett: Says the term "sanctuary cities" is a manipulative label.
    Peter King: Secure border plus a pathway to citizenship.
    Peter King: Don't reward illegal behavior, but can't deport 11 million.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Pledges to defund sanctuary cities, already done in 2019.
    Steve Bullock: Keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
    Steve Bullock: Public DACA support, also tries private persuasion with GOP.
Jobs
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Net gain of 3.2M jobs under Obama presidency.
    Cory Booker: Unions: This dream ain't free; you gotta work for it.
    Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
    Steve Bullock: Guarantee equal pay for women.
    Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
    Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
Principles & Values
    Al Green: Introduced motion to impeach Trump.
    Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
    Bernie Moreno: Defended fellow candidate against antisemitic advertisement.
    Bill de Blasio: A progressive who wants to change things.
    Bill de Blasio: We lost our identity in trap of triangulation & moderation.
    Bill Hagerty: Endorsed by President Trump for nomination.
    Bill Nelson: Encouraged human spaceflight including mission to Mars.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Olympics win not because our system better than any other.
    Cheri Bustos: Democrat from Trump-won district opposes impeachment.
    Chris Collins: Stripped of committee posts while under indictment.
    Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
    Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
    David French: Robust religious liberty protections help Americans.
    Democratic Party: 2016: GOP obstructed Russia election interference probe.
    Democratic Party: 196 Congressional Dems sue Trump over Emoluments Clause.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Obama doesn't have the psychology of a winner.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Lifelong dance of mutual manipulation with the press.
    Donald Trump: Sent to military academy because of childhood rebelliousness.
    Donald Trump: People want positive inspiration.
    Donald Trump: I've always been rebellious and very set in my ways.
    Donald Trump: If Congress tries to impeach, I'll go to the Supreme Court.
    Duncan Hunter: Stripped of committee posts while under indictment.
    Ed Gillespie: Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters.
    Evan McMullin: Americans have lost faith in both major parties.
    Gerald Ford: An "impeachable offense" is whatever the House says it is.
    Jeanne Shaheen: On 99% vote with Obama: Find ways to appeal to independents.
    Jerrold Nadler: Would lead impeachment committee very cautiously.
    Joe Walsh: Opposing Trump because he's an "unfit divider in chief".
    John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
    Josh Mandel: Supports President Trump's America first Agenda.
    Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
    Marianne Williamson: International Day of Peace: Why only one day?
    Mark Begich: Created Northern Compass Group: consulting on Alaska issues.
    Mark Pukita: AdWatch: anti-Semitic for saying "My opponent is Jewish"?
    Mark Walker: A record of being both a conservative and a bridge builder.
    Martin O`Malley: Fundraising via O'Say Can You See PAC.
    Merrick Garland: Recused himself from federal cases during consideration.
    Mike Bloomberg: American Cities Initiative philanthropies gave away $6.4B.
    Mike Conaway: 2016: Russia wanted Hillary loss; no preference on Trump win.
    Mike Garcia: Support conservatives because liberals cannot govern CA.
    Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
    MJ Hegar: Stop electing people whose lifelong dream is to be a senator.
    Mo Brooks: Trump endorsement: Brooks has COURAGE and FIGHT.
    Mo Brooks: Spoke at rally: start taking down names and kicking ass.
    Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
    Roy Moore: Tricked into appearing in TV satire; sued and lost.
    Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Everything we love about America is at stake.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Steve Cohen: On impeachment: Russian collusion different from Clinton sex.
    Steve King: Condemned on House floor for racist remarks.
    Ted Budd: Running to stop US from becoming woke, socialist wasteland.
    Ted Cruz: Oppose Surrender Politics: instead, stand for our principles.
    Ted Cruz: January 6 terrorists were only those who attacked police.
    Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
    Tom Rooney: 2016: Russia wanted Hillary loss; but did not back Trump.
    Trey Gowdy: 2016: Russia wanted Hillary loss; that's same as Trump win.
    Doug Steinhardt: I support President Trump; I always have .
    Terry McAuliffe: Would accomplish more with Democrats controlling legislature.
    Tim Scott: Chair of segregationist Strom Thurmond's Senate campaign.
    Chris Christie: We can't dismiss the question of character anymore.
Social Security
    Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
    Marty Walsh: Advocate for health care, Social Security, rest of New Deal.
Tax Reform
    Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
    Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
    Michael Bennet: Reverse Trump tax cuts; restore expanded child tax credit.
    Mike Bloomberg: Progressive tax yes; wealth tax no.
    Mike Bloomberg: The wealthy prefer the current rigged system.
    Ted Budd: Endorsed by Club for Growth; against tax increases.
Technology
    Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
    Marco Rubio: Net neutrality is government regulation of the Internet.
    Marco Rubio: Internet belongs in hands of our people, not our government.
    Marco Rubio: Net neutrality empowers bureaucrats and allows manipulation.
    Rand Paul: Oppose net neutrality; Silicon Valley has no uniform support.
    Ted Cruz: Net neutrality is ObamaCare for the Internet.
    Tina Smith: Helped rebuild collapsed Interstate-35 bridge in Minneapolis.
War & Peace
    Augustus Invictus: Our foreign policies are interventionist.
    Bob Corker: Countries must pony up for NATO; alliance is important.
    David French: Engage jihadists and roll back ISIS's most dramatic gains.
    Donald Trump: Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system.
    Donald Trump: Syria pullout: Let Turks & Kurds fight, then pull them apart.
    Ed Gillespie: Keep troops in Afghanistan; military on table with Iran.
    Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
    Hillary Clinton: Invested in Israel: negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza.
    John Bolton: Military force in Syria is counterproductive.
    Mark Warner: Keep military action on the table against Iran.
    Michael McCaul: Keep US troops in Iraq; it's still home to terror groups.
    Mike Pompeo: OpEd: Supported Iraq war then & supports Iran war now.
    Rand Paul: Assist Iraqi government against ISIS, but not Syrian rebels.
    Rand Paul: No US troops in Iraq, even against ISIS.
    Rand Paul: Create & arm a Kurdish state as support against ISIL.
    Rand Paul: War only when all other measures are exhausted.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.
    Chris Christie: Trump not backing Ukraine makes him Putin's puppet.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".


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