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)
CNN Democratic primary debate
Five candidates in Las Vegas, October 13, 2015
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from CNN 2015 Democratic primary debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Bernie Sanders (31) Democratic Presidential candidate
- Hillary Clinton (32) Democratic Presidential candidate
- James Webb (15) Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
- Jill Stein (4) Green Challenger
- Lincoln Chafee (13) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
- Martin O`Malley (18) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
The CNN Democratic presidential primary debate took place on Oct. 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Five candidates attended (we include responses from some non-attending candidates below).
- An empty podium was made available for Vice President Joe Biden, if he chose to enter the race and attend the debate.
- The biggest applause line of the night was Bernie Sanders declaring that America was "tired" o fhearing about Hillary Clinton's email.
- As a result of this debate, Jim Webb is considering switching to an Independent instead of a Democrat.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Hillary Clinton: It's big government to intervene on woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy|
Bernie Sanders: Almost all new wealth goes to the top 1%.
Martin O`Malley: Economic injustice is tearing our country apart.
Martin O`Malley: Fight banks that are too big to jail & too big to fail.
Bernie Sanders: Combat institutional racism and reform justice system.
Hillary Clinton: We need a New Deal for Communities of Color.
Martin O`Malley: Settled lawsuit with ACLU about race-based arrests.
Bernie Sanders: I'm not part of casino capitalism that wrecked our economy.
Bernie Sanders: Fraud is the business model of Wall Street.
Bernie Sanders: Make Wall Street bail out Wall Street; but middle class did.
Hillary Clinton: Every once in a while we have to save capitalism from itself.
Hillary Clinton: Let bank regulators send bank executives to jail.
Hillary Clinton: Investigate "shadow banks" and break up big banks.
Lincoln Chafee: I voted for Glass-Steagall, but I had just arrived in Senate.
Martin O`Malley: Separate casino banks from good ones: support Glass-Steagall.
Bernie Sanders: America has more people in jail than any country on earth.
Hillary Clinton: Get body cameras on police; tackle mass incarceration.
James Webb: I risked political suicide for criminal justice reform.
Martin O`Malley: My zero-tolerance policy didn't cause Baltimore riots.
Martin O`Malley: Black Lives Matter, like in Baltimore.
Bernie Sanders: I would vote for recreational marijuana, to reduce jailings.
Hillary Clinton: Stop imprisoning marijuana users.
Jill Stein: Call for an end to school privatization.
Bernie Sanders: 1950s "high school for all" is now "free college for all".
Hillary Clinton: Refinance all college debt to help 40 million new grads.
Martin O`Malley: Don't burden our kids with massive college debt.
Energy & Oil|
Jill Stein: Immediate halt in all new fossil fuel exploration.
Bernie Sanders: Address climate change so we can leave planet to our kids.
Bernie Sanders: Climate change is a moral issue: tax on carbon.
Hillary Clinton: Obama & I crashed China meeting and got climate change deal.
Hillary Clinton: Take opportunity of climate change to raise our economy.
Hillary Clinton: I now oppose Keystone, but I withheld opinion at first.
Hillary Clinton: Chinese participation is essential to climate change.
James Webb: Strong supporter of nuclear power & all-of-the-above.
James Webb: To solve climate change, India and China must participate.
Martin O`Malley: Green revolution: 100% clean electric grid by 2050.
Martin O`Malley: Support sustainable green building, architecture and design.
Families & Children|
Bernie Sanders: We're the only major country without paid family leave.
Hillary Clinton: Even the odds so each child can live up to potential.
Hillary Clinton: US needs paid family leave, to join rest of the world.
Hillary Clinton: Design paid-leave system that doesn't burden small business.
Martin O`Malley: I'm a husband and a father, and an effective leader.
Martin O`Malley: Don't penalize working women for having kids.
Bernie Sanders: Putin regrets invading Crimea & the Ukraine.
Hillary Clinton: Stand up to Putin's bullying in Syria and elsewhere.
James Webb: Greatest strategic threat: resolving relationship with China.
Hillary Clinton: I absorbed new info and changed my mind to oppose TPP.
Bernie Sanders: Citizens United means billionaires donate for THEIR interest.
James Webb: Money has corrupted our political process.
James Webb: Less executive authority, more working together.
Bernie Sanders: I want to shield gun shops from lawsuits, not manufacturers.
Bernie Sanders: Deal federally with straw-man gun purchasers.
Bernie Sanders: Bring together rural states & urban states with common sense.
Hillary Clinton: Don't shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits:I vote that way.
James Webb: Respect gun rights but we need background checks.
Lincoln Chafee: My "F" rating from NRA means I vote for common sense.
Martin O`Malley: The game is rigged in court, against gun victims.
Bernie Sanders: Mental health coverage would stop suicides AND homicides.
Jill Stein: Immediate weapons embargo to the Middle East.
Bernie Sanders: I opposed Vietnam as conscientious objector.
Bernie Sanders: Shut down the NSA surveillance program.
Bernie Sanders: Snowden showed us our civil rights are being undermined.
Bernie Sanders: PATRIOT Act was 99-1, and I was the one.
Bernie Sanders: I pushed bill for $15B for veterans' healthcare services.
Hillary Clinton: PATRIOT Act was needed, but Bush chipped away at warrants.
Hillary Clinton: Snowden should face the music; he broke the law.
James Webb: I wrote and passed the post-9-11 G.I. Bill.
James Webb: Destroy government records of personal info after some time.
Lincoln Chafee: PATRIOT Act was 99-1, including me, but reform it now.
Lincoln Chafee: Bring home Snowden; he showed government illegalities.
Martin O`Malley: Snowden fled to Russia so it's obvious what he is.
Bernie Sanders: 2007: No comprehensive reform: guest workers are semi-slaves.
Hillary Clinton: Include undocumented immigrant kids in state college tuition.
Hillary Clinton: Include undocumented immigrant kids in healthcare coverage.
James Webb: No country is a country without defining its borders.
Martin O`Malley: Support DACA and DAPA, and comprehensive reform.
Martin O`Malley: In-state college tuition for immigrants, not free tuition.
Jill Stein: Guaranteed jobs for all who need work.
Bernie Sanders: Obama rebuilt jobs; but middle class is disappearing.
Hillary Clinton: It hasn't been this bad since the 1920s; so vote Democrat.
Lincoln Chafee: Rhode Island had 2nd best job growth under my watch.
Principles & Values|
Bernie Sanders: Political revolution: millions of people vs.few billionaires.
Bernie Sanders: American people are tired of hearing about Hillary's email.
Bernie Sanders: I do not have a Super PAC nor raise money from billionaires.
Hillary Clinton: I'm a progressive who likes to get things done.
Hillary Clinton: First woman president would be an "outsider".
Hillary Clinton: My email methods were a mistake, but it's over-politicized.
Hillary Clinton: As a woman, I am the ultimate outsider.
Hillary Clinton: America's best days are still ahead.
James Webb: Democratic Party gives voice to people with no voice.
James Webb: I've always been willing to take on unpopular complex issues.
Lincoln Chafee: I've been a mayor, a Senator, & a Governor--with no scandals.
Lincoln Chafee: I'm a block of granite on the issues, but not on party.
Martin O`Malley: Democrats don't denigrate women or immigrants or Muslims.
Bernie Sanders: Defend against chained CPI, and expand Social Security.
Hillary Clinton: Enhance benefits for poorest recipients.
Hillary Clinton: Wealthy pay too little and middle class pay too much.
Lincoln Chafee: Repeal Bush tax cuts that favor wealthy.
James Webb: Our greatest day-to-day threat is cyber-warfare.
War & Peace|
Bernie Sanders: Syria is a quagmire within a quagmire; don't get involved.
Bernie Sanders: Support force only when we are threatened & have coalition.
Hillary Clinton: No-fly zone in Syria, but no American troops on the ground.
Hillary Clinton: We're already involved in Syria; deal with Russia there.
James Webb: Strategic failings by U.S. allowed Russia into Syria.
James Webb: I supported invading Libya with Congressional war resolution.
Lincoln Chafee: There was no real evidence of WMDs in Iraq before invasion.
Lincoln Chafee: Iran nuclear deal.
Lincoln Chafee: American credibility suffered because of Iraqi WMD lies.
Lincoln Chafee: We need a new paradigm to stop these Mideast wars.
Lincoln Chafee: I never believed Saddam had WMDs.
Martin O`Malley: Don't search world for monsters to destroy, like Iraq War.
Martin O`Malley: No-fly zone in Syria too hard to enforce; stay out entirely.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bernie Sanders: We should not lead the world in childhood poverty.
The above quotations are from CNN Democratic primary debate
Five candidates in Las Vegas, October 13, 2015.
Miami Republican debate, March 10, 2016
Miami Democratic debate, March 9, 2016
Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016
Republican primary debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016
CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on eve of Texas primary., Feb. 25, 2016
Democratic and Republican primary Town Hall, on eve of S.C. primary
2016 CNN GOP Town Hall in South Carolina, Feb. 17-18, 2016
2016 CBS News Republican Debate in S.C., Feb. 13, 2016
PBS Democratic Primary Debate in Wisconsin, Feb. 11, 2016
2016 ABC News/IJReview Republican Debate in N.H., Feb. 6, 2016
MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 4, 2016
2016 CNN Democratic Town Hall in N.H., Feb. 3, 2016
2016 Fox News GOP primary debate in Iowa, Jan. 28, 2016
2016 NBC Democratic primary debate, Jan. 17, 2016
2016 Fox Business two-tiered GOP primary debate, Jan. 14, 2016
2015 ABC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Dec. 19, 2015
2015 CNN Republican primary debate in Nevada, Dec. 15, 2015
2015 CBS Democratic primary debate, Nov. 14, 2015
2015 Fox Business/WSJ two-tiered GOP primary debate, Nov. 10, 2015
2015 CNBC two-tiered GOP primary debate, Oct. 28, 2015
2015 CNN Democratic primary debate, Oct. 13, 2015
2015 CNN two-tiered GOP primary debate, Sept. 16, 2015
Red State Gathering, Aug 6-9, 2015
2015 Fox News/Facebook two-tiered GOP primary debate, August 6, 2015
Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" Policy Conferences, April 25, 2015
2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015
Forbes Magazine "Candidates Want You to Know" series, March-June 2015
Sunday Political Talk Show interviews, throughout 2015
Pre-Iowa caucus political summits, throughout 2015
Brennan Center for Justice essays
National Journal 2016 series
Interviews on 2016 races with OnTheIssues
PBS News Hour "2016 Candidate Stands" series
PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 campaigns
Survey of 2016 Presidential campaign websites
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