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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)
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)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)

Book Reviews

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State of New York Politicians: Archives

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    Scott Walker: Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions.
    John Katko: No abortion on demand; no federal funding.
    Lee Zeldin: Value life & alternatives to parenthood.
    John Katko: All life has worth; and cover prenatal care.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes abortion, except for rape, incest & maternal life.
    Rob Astorino: Philosophically opposed, but won't fight legal abortion.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
    Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
    Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
    Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Jay Townsend: Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Bill Weld: Establish state pro-choice laws in case Roe gets overturned.
Budget & Economy
    Chris Christie: The rich are doing fine; cater to middle-income workers.
    John Katko: The Washington Big Spenders' plan just isn't working.
    Lee Zeldin: Bloated government's debt has become a great threat.
    John Katko: Supports stimulus, to promote business growth.
    Rob Astorino: N.Y. is most regulated, least business friendly state.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
    David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
Civil Rights
    Anthony Kennedy: No longer deny gays the profound liberty of marriage.
    Anthony Kennedy: Living Constitution: apply 14th amendment to gay marriage.
    Antonin Scalia: Showy profundities on gay marriage are profoundly incoherent.
    Antonin Scalia: Everyone in history, until 15 years ago, understood marriage.
    Elena Kagan: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    John Roberts: Constitution says nothing about marriage OR gay marriage.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    Stephen Breyer: Concurred on no longer deny gays the right to marriage.
    Rick Perry: Would attend same-sex marriage of a family member.
    Bobby Jindal: Institution of marriage existed long before our laws existed.
    Rick Santorum: I would never attend a same-sex wedding.
    Ted Cruz: Pray against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
    Scott Walker: 2013: same-sex marriage issue over; 2015: issue not settled.
    Jeb Bush: Don't-ask-don't-tell ok if it doesn't affect policy.
    John Katko: Same-sex marriage has been decided, so no opinion.
    Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
    Rob Astorino: People from the Bronx drive up costs in Westchester.
    Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
    Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
    David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
    Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
    Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
    Zephyr Teachout: Level playing field between family stores and big business.
    Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
    Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Access to capital for small business will create jobs.
    David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
    John Katko: 2002: formulated the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force.
    Rob Astorino: Block publication of gun owner names and addresses.
    Rob Astorino: Address root causes of student violence like mental illness.
    John Katko: Capital punishment can be an effective deterrent.
    Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
    Zephyr Teachout: Disenfranchising due to criminal convictions is undemocratic.
    Zephyr Teachout: We have a long way to go on criminal justice reform.
    Zephyr Teachout: Give minorities opportunity, not criminal justice system.
    Zephyr Teachout: Raise age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
    Merrick Garland: Prosecuted terrorism as Justice Department official.
    Merrick Garland: Oversaw death penalty prosecution for Oklahoma City bombers.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Donald Trump: Brother died of alcoholism; so Donald never touched alcohol.
    Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana.
    Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
    John Katko: 100 federal education programs, and no better education.
    Lee Zeldin: Grade school students need to be better represented.
    Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
    John Katko: Make decisions about public schools at local level.
    John Katko: Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Rob Astorino: Common Core has been a disaster; replace with local control.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public education is the foundation of democracy.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
    Hakeem Jeffries: No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Rick Perry: Defend Keystone XL and other oil & gas exploration.
    John Katko: Focus on accessing more North American energy.
    Lee Zeldin: Focus on lowering cost of gas & oil.
    John Katko: Supports Keystone XL but regulate greenhouse gases.
    Andrew Cuomo: Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%.
    Rob Astorino: Tap into New York's vast energy resources.
    Zephyr Teachout: Reduce carbon emissions& adopt clean sources of energy.
    Zephyr Teachout: Ban fracking; it contaminates our groundwater.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
    Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
    Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
    Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases.
    Lee Zeldin: Hosts annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day".
    Andrew Cuomo: Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren.
    Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
Families & Children
    Jeb Bush: Shame fathers who walk away from paternal obligations.
Foreign Policy
    Rick Perry: Cancel any nuclear deal Obama makes with Iran.
    Rick Perry: Our allies doubt us and our adversaries test us.
    Ben Carson: Don't just sit around waiting to see what other people do.
    Jeb Bush: Pressured father's V.P. staff to help Cuban prisoners.
    Chris Christie: Given who I am, Putin would not have invaded Crimea.
    Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
    Marco Rubio: Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism.
    Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
    Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
Free Trade
    Chris Christie: Trade mission to Mexico doubles as foreign policy tour.
Government Reform
    Tim Kaine: Public companies should publish their political spending.
    Kate Brown: Automatic voter registration for all drivers.
    Tim Pawlenty: Registering to vote should be a voluntary, intentional act.
    Elise Stefanik: Regulation & government mandates stifles economic growth.
    John Katko: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public financing for all statewide and legislative elections.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
    Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
    Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
    David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits.
Gun Control
    Elise Stefanik: Strongly opposes the NY SAFE Act.
    John Katko: Protect the individual right to own a firearm.
    Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
    Hakeem Jeffries: No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks.
Health Care
    Antonin Scalia: We should start calling ObamaCare "SCOTUS-care".
    John Roberts: ObamaCare improves health insurance market: not destroy them.
    Ben Carson: Obamacare is about restriction and control.
    Hillary Clinton: The science is clear: vaccines work.
    Howard Dean: Only anti-government conservatives oppose vaccines.
    Mike Huckabee: Vaccines don't cause autism; I get vaccinated myself.
    Rick Perry: Increase immunization rates as part of protecting life.
    Elise Stefanik: Repeal ObamaCare and replace with common sense solutions.
    John Katko: Reform should be based on the free market.
    Lee Zeldin: ObamaCare converts full-time jobs to part-time.
    John Katko: Complete overhaul of ObamaCare.
    Rob Astorino: ObamaCare meltdown changes the political landscape.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014.
Homeland Security
    Elise Stefanik: A well-funded Fort Drum helps North Country's future.
    John Katko: Provide resources for constant state of military readiness.
    Lee Zeldin: Freedom is because America's military is strong.
    Andrew Cuomo: $15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
    Merrick Garland: Release non-enemy combatants from Guantanamo prison.
    Scott Walker: We have too many legal immigrants.
    John Katko: Tough, fair reform that restores the rule of law.
    Lee Zeldin: Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals.
    Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
    John Katko: Require illegal immigrants to return to country of origin.
    Zephyr Teachout: Immigrants are a pillar of our economy.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Joe DioGuardi: Shut down the borders before we reform anything.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform.
    Rob Astorino: Illegal immigrants drive up costs of services.
    Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
    Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
    Joe DioGuardi: Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs.
Principles & Values
    Scott Walker: My relationship with God drives every major decision.
    Scott Walker: Raised as a "P.K.", Pastor's Kid, by his father Pastor Llew.
    Martin O`Malley: History celebrates courage, not triangulation.
    Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
    Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
    Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
    Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
    Charles Schumer: 1998: demanded 10 debates; 2010: declined all debates.
    Jay Townsend: Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer.
Social Security
    Martin O`Malley: Without Social Security, 1 in 4 seniors would be poor.
    Elise Stefanik: Entitlements are in jeopardy of going bankrupt.
    Lee Zeldin: Make tough decisions to reform entitlements.
    John Katko: Honor our promise, but personal retirement accounts ok.
Tax Reform
    Elise Stefanik: Make tax code flatter and fairer for everyone.
    Lee Zeldin: Simplify tax code & reduce tax burden.
    Zephyr Teachout: No tax breaks for those earning $500,000 to $2 million.
    Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
    Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
    Joe DioGuardi: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K.
    Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
    Charles Schumer: New York's "geek in chief": inspire kids to pursue science.
    Jeb Bush: BlackBerry pictured in official gubernatorial portrait.
    Zephyr Teachout: Open universal broadband: 21st Century Internet.
War & Peace
    Rick Perry: ISIS is worst threat to freedom since Communism.
    Rick Perry: Provide lethal aid to Ukraine against Russian separatists.
    Rick Perry: ISIS is the biggest threat since communism.
    Jeb Bush: Non-state terrorists are greatest threat we now face.
    Chris Christie: Syria: If we draw a red line, we must finish the job.
    John Katko: Use military force to prevent hostile nuclear nations.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
    Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
    George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Carson: Get rid of dependency; that's true compassion.

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