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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)
Unintimidated,
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)

Book Reviews

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CBS News Republican Debate
at The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Moderated by John Dickerson



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    from CBS GOP S.C. Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (7) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Donald Trump (12) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jeb Bush (9) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • John Kasich (9) Ohio Republican presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (8) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ted Cruz (6) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

  • This debate took place on Feb. 13, 2016, in the leadup to the South Carolina primary on Feb. 20, 2016.

  • Donald Trump won all 50 delegates in the South Carolina Republican primary -- but it was NOT a "winner-take-all" primary. Trump won a majority of votes in each district in the state; had some other candidate won in any district, the delegates would have been split.

  • The March 15 "SEC primary" may give Trump a decisive lead, or the opposite, because several of the contests are "winner-take-all" (whoever gets the highest popular vote gets all the delegates). So far, there have been no winner-take-all contests: Sanders won all the delegates in Vermont, and Trump won all the delegates in Sourth Carolina, because they won in every district. In contrast....

  • Florida on March 15 is a winner-take-all primary with 99 delegates; Rubio is the popular Senator of Florida and will likely win, doubling his current delegate count. If Rubio loses Florida, he will likely drop out.

  • Ohio on March 15 is a winner-take-all primary with 66 delegates; Kasich is the popular governor of Ohio and will likely win, tripling his current delegate count. If Kasich loses Ohio, he will likely drop out.

  • Other big upcoming winner-take-all Republican contests:
    • Michigan (59 delegates on March 8);
    • Missouri (52 delegates on March 15);
    • Arizona (58 delegates on March 22);
    • Wisconsin (42 delegates on April 5);
    • Indiana (57 delegates on May 3);
    • California (172 delegates on May 24).
    Those contests are designed to finish off the contested primaries and decide a winner -- and they will likely do so!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood does great work on women's health.
Budget & Economy
    Jeb Bush: Florida thrived under my leadership.
    John Kasich: Ohio went from $8 billion deficit to $2 billion surplus.
Corporations
    Jeb Bush: Hedge fund managers should pay taxes the same as others.
Education
    Ben Carson: Free college is a non-starter.
Environment
    Donald Trump: Eminent domain is something you need very strongly.
    Jeb Bush: Eminent domain should not be used for private purposes.
Families & Children
    John Kasich: A big mosaic: we all take care of each other.
    Marco Rubio: Make investing in kids deductible like business expenses.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: Figure out who our allies are.
    Donald Trump: Iran deal is one of the worst I've ever seen.
    Jeb Bush: Russia's Putin is not an ally of the US & everyone knows it.
    John Kasich: US should not be world's police in places like Iraq.
    Marco Rubio: Three main threats: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Russia.
    Marco Rubio: I voted against the president's inadequate Syria strategy.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: Trade pacts are no good for us and no good for our workers.
Government Reform
    Ben Carson: Appointing a justice before election would be divisive.
    Ben Carson: We have 645 federal agencies--that's way, way too many.
    Donald Trump: Delay, delay, delay on Supreme Court appointment.
    Donald Trump: I would build consensus, not use Executive Orders.
    Jeb Bush: I'm an Article II guy: Presidency over Supreme Court.
    John Kasich: Country too partisan to appoint justice before election.
    Marco Rubio: No to a simple majority to confirm a Supreme Court justice.
    Marco Rubio: I will reverse US decline, both at home and abroad.
    Ted Cruz: 80-year history of no Supreme Court changes in election year.
Health Care
    John Kasich: Ohio expanded Medicaid but not for ObamaCare.
    John Kasich: We save $22,500 a year by treating addicts & mentally ill.
Homeland Security
    Donald Trump: How did W keep us safe? WTC came down during his watch.
    Jeb Bush: Reverse the sequester and rebuild the military.
    Marco Rubio: George W. Bush kept us safe and dealt with Hussein.
Immigration
    Jeb Bush: Show compassion to illegals with a path to legal status.
    John Kasich: Nuts to deport 11M people; legalize with fine & back taxes.
    Marco Rubio: Amnesty means no consequences; I was never for that.
    Ted Cruz: I led the fight to defeat the Reid-Schumer amnesty bill.
Jobs
    Donald Trump: Bring jobs back from China, Mexico, Japan, and Vietnam.
Principles & Values
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision.
    Ben Carson: 2AM phone calls are about presidential judgement.
    Donald Trump: We should have impeached George W. Bush for Iraq War lies.
    Jeb Bush: We need someone with a servant's heart and also a backbone.
Social Security
    Donald Trump: I will save Social Security with more jobs, less waste.
Tax Reform
    Ben Carson: Taxes start at 150% of poverty level & some tax below that.
    Ted Cruz: Tax returns on a postcard.
War & Peace
    Ben Carson: Replacing Mideast dictators leads to chaos, like in Iraq.
    Ben Carson: Bomb oil tankers even if it hurts the environment.
    Donald Trump: We've spent $5T in the Mideast and gotten nothing.
    Jeb Bush: Policy of containment against ISIS just doesn't work.
    John Kasich: How to deal with Russia on Ukraine: Punch 'em in the nose.
    John Kasich: If there weren't WMDs in Iraq, we shouldn't have gone.
    Ted Cruz: Overwhelming air power against ISIS, & arm the Kurds.
Welfare & Poverty
    Marco Rubio: Poverty means free enterprise not reaching people.
    Ted Cruz: Regulations like ObamaCare lead to layoffs of the poorest.


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  • Ted Cruz Republican 2016 Primary Challenger

The above quotations are from CBS News Republican Debate
at The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Moderated by John Dickerson.
  • 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
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  • 2016 NBC Democratic primary debate, Jan. 17, 2016
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  • 2015 ABC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Dec. 19, 2015
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  • 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
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  • National Journal 2016 series
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