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Hard Choices, by Senator Hillary Clinton


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Obama: From Promise to Power, by David Mendell


Barack Obama in His Own Words, by Barack Obama, edited by Lisa Rogak


Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, by Joyce Purnick


My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me, by Condoleezza Rice


America the Beautiful, by Ben Carson


Survey of 2012 Presidential contenders' campaign websites


The Unique Voice of Hillary Clinton


The Path to Prosperity, by Paul Ryan


The Obama Nation, by Jerome Corsi


Jeb: America's Next Bush, by S.V. Date


For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years, by Sally Bedell Smith


Living History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton


Leadership and Crisis, by Bobby Jindal


Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest, by John K. Wilson


Hopes and Prospects, by Noam Chomsky


Government Bullies, by Rand Paul


The Case for Hillary Clinton, by Susan Estrich


FactCheck.org analysis of 2007 primary debates


Young Guns, by Reps. Ryan, Cantor & McCarthy


What Happened, by Scott McClellan


To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich


The Promise: President Obama, Year One, by Jonathan Alter


The Plan, by Rahm Emanuel


The 100: Insight and Lessons from 100 of the Greatest Speeches Ever Delivered


The Tea Party Goes to Washington, by Rand Paul (Feb. 22, 2011)


2010: Take Back America, by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!, by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell


Rise of the Vulcans, by James Mann


The Rise of Marco Rubio, by Manuel Roig-Franzia


To Renew America, by Newt Gingrich


A Reason to Believe, by Deval Patrick


Reason to Believe, by Mario Cuomo


Perry vs. Romney On the Issues, by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org


Obama vs. Paul On the Issues, by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org


Bachmann vs. Palin On the Issues, by Jesse Gordon of OnTheIssues.org


Obamanomics, by John R. Talbott, published July 1, 2008


What Obama Means, by Jabari Asim


Newt! Leader of the Second American Revolution, by Dick Williams


Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values and His Vision, by Lisa Ray Turner and Kimberly Field


Known and Unknown, by Donald Rumsfeld


The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, by Kitty Kelley


In My Time, by Dick Cheney


Hopes and Dreams: The Story of Barack Obama, by Steve Dougherty


From Hope to Higher Ground, by Gov. Mike Huckabee


Hillary's Choice, by Gail Sheehy


Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin


God and Hillary Clinton: A Spiritual Life, by Paul Kengor


The Final Days, by Barbara Olson, published Oct. 2001


Fed Up!, by Rick Perry (Nov. 15, 2010)


My Father, My President, by Doro Bush Koch


The Faith of Condoleezza Rice, by Leslie Montgomery


The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, by Bay Buchanan


Do I Stand Alone, by Jesse Ventura


The Contenders, by Laura Flanders et al.


An American Son, by Senator Marco Rubio


American Conspiracies, by Gov. Jesse Ventura


Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President, by Lincoln Chafee


63 Documents, by Gov. Jesse Ventura


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Joe Biden on Foreign Policy
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 52 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • An internationalist as Foreign Relations Committee chair. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: called Cheney "dangerous" but Biden followed his model. (Mar 2014)
  • Iraq's lesson: Be cautious on declaring Syrian WMDs. (May 2013)
  • Jewish state of Israel is only way to ensure "Never Again". (Mar 2013)
  • Arab Spring changed Mideast; commitment to Israel unchanged. (Mar 2013)
  • China's growth & stability depends on US Pacific presence. (Feb 2013)
  • Open dialogue means no military conflict with China. (Feb 2013)
  • Rise of peaceful, responsible China in the interests of all. (Feb 2013)
  • GOP too tough but not smart; Dems not tough enough. (Jun 2012)
  • VP role: bring experience, but not deciding voice. (Jun 2012)
  • US and Russia can disagree and still work together. (Mar 2011)
  • 1986: Strict sanctions against South African apartheid. (Oct 2010)
  • Nation-building can prevent full-scale military actions. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990: Predicted that Soviet Union would cease to exist. (Oct 2010)
  • New World Order should not mean US fights for the UN. (Oct 2010)
  • First VP speech: Refute Bush's unilateralist foreign policy. (Oct 2010)
  • Condemned 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem. (Oct 2010)
  • Time to sit down and talk, talk, talk to enemies. (Oct 2008)
  • Bush’s approach to middle east has been disastrous. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: McCain did not refuse to sit down with Spain. (Oct 2008)
  • The US is less secure and more isolated in recent history. (Aug 2008)
  • Even Bush recognizes we should talk to Iran. (Aug 2008)
  • Doctrine of crisis prevention, not preemption. (Dec 2007)
  • Hold China accountable; it’s capitulation, not competition. (Dec 2007)
  • Move from a Musharraf policy to a Pakistan policy. (Nov 2007)
  • Pakistani elections will be a sham if emergency not lifted. (Nov 2007)
  • Pakistan is potentially most dangerous country in the world. (Aug 2007)
  • China holds the mortgage on our house, to pay for war. (Aug 2007)
  • American troops on the ground in Darfur now. (Jul 2007)
  • US troops on ground in Sudan to end Darfur carnage. (Jun 2007)
  • Biggest threat to US is from North Korea, Iran, & Russia. (Apr 2007)

    Voting Record

  • 1993: Strongly endorsed $1.6B Russia aid package. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Condemns Russia for provocative statements to Georgia. (May 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Mike Bloomberg on Foreign Policy
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • Partner with World Bank: reduce traffic fatalities worldwide. (Apr 2011)
  • Visited Israel for first time just before candidacy. (Sep 2010)
  • Peace is fragile and democracy is fragile. (Sep 2010)
  • 2008: I know foreign policy from negotiating deals worldwide. (Sep 2010)
  • Maintains mayoral office for UN relations, run by his sister. (Feb 2008)
  • Four trips abroad in first four months of 2007. (Apr 2007)
John Bolton on Foreign Policy
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  • Weak America means trouble in Russia, China, & Libya. (Mar 2014)
  • Help Egyptian Army over Muslim Brotherhood, even if elected. (Aug 2013)
  • International Criminal Court constrains U.S. freedom. (Aug 2013)
  • North Korea is unnatural relic of post-WWII deal; reunify it. (Feb 2013)
  • US strength is not provocative, but restrains rogues. (Oct 2012)
  • We need a president who believes in American exceptionalism. (Sep 2012)
  • Support new sovereigntists against globalistas. (May 2012)
  • American sovereignty is chipped away by global governance. (May 2010)
  • International "norming" constrains US sovereignty. (May 2010)
  • International human rights experts & courts not needed in US. (May 2010)
  • Unitary UN: funding based on measurable accomplishments. (Nov 2007)
  • Happiest moment at UN: exiting International Criminal Court. (Nov 2007)
  • United Nations Security Council overemphasizes Africa. (Nov 2007)
  • 1981: Returned $21M in unspent USAID funds to Treasury. (Nov 2007)
  • Organized repeal of UN "Zionism is racism" resolution. (Nov 2007)
  • Legally binding international law? Just theological exercise. (Nov 2007)
  • UN Security Council is effective; don't expand it. (Nov 2007)
  • State Dept. requires political leadership to change. (Nov 2007)
  • Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity. (Jun 1997)
Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
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  • Leading from behind is so odd to me. (Apr 2014)
  • 2010: Ineptitude will bring down Chavez regime in Venezuela. (Apr 2014)
  • Neo-isolationism and American passivity both have dangers. (Mar 2014)
  • Supports economic cooperation between US and China. (Jan 2012)
  • Honorary Cuban to exile community in Miami. (Feb 2007)
  • Two years in Venezuela; majored in Latin American studies. (Feb 2007)
  • 1988: Joined relief effort for Armenian earthquake. (Oct 2006)
  • 1990: Defended anti-Castro terrorist as patriot in exile. (Sep 2004)
  • Support Israel in its battle against terrorism. (Apr 2004)
  • Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity. (Jun 1997)
Ben Carson on Foreign Policy
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  • Rome's decline began with immoral lifestyle; like in America. (Jan 2012)
  • Freedom is why people come from Cuba to US, not vice versa. (Jan 2012)
  • US poverty pales compared to billions in India & Africa. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Foreign Policy
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 80 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for 1 older headlines OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • 2012: Take a harder line with Russia's Putin. (Jun 2014)
  • 2009: Chose Japan as first destination to emphasize alliance. (Jun 2014)
  • Some world leaders are still misogynistic. (Jun 2014)
  • Idealistic realism: embody hybrid rather than categorizing. (Jun 2014)
  • Eastern Europe in NATO keeps Putin from moving beyond Crimea. (Jun 2014)
  • End the Cuban embargo; that will shift onus to Castros. (Jun 2014)
  • Smart power: combine civil society & traditional diplomacy. (May 2014)
  • Does US still have what it takes to lead? Yes!. (May 2014)
  • Distinguish inherited problems from new ones & opportunities. (May 2014)
  • "Smart power" combines diplomacy and development. (Sep 2013)
  • Work toward Arab Spring not being hijacked by extremists. (Jan 2013)
  • Afghan women are better off, but we must prevent reversal. (Jan 2013)
  • America is the "indispensable nation". (Jun 2012)
  • Ceremonial role abroad as First Lady, but no NSC meetings. (Jun 2012)
  • Focus on BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India, China, & South Africa. (Jun 2012)
  • New American Moment: new ways of global leadership. (Jun 2012)
  • Obama: Her stature abroad meant she carries message further. (May 2010)
  • 2009: Regrets US not part of International Criminal Court. (May 2010)
  • 2007: Traveled to Iraq & Afghanistan before announcement. (Jan 2010)
  • 2007: Naive to meet with leaders of Iran & North Korea. (Aug 2009)
  • Commit to helping people abroad before committing troops. (Apr 2008)
  • FactCheck: Accomplished but exaggerated foreign experience. (Mar 2008)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only after evidence of change. (Feb 2008)
  • Diplomacy with Iran & Cuba, but no presidential meetings. (Feb 2008)
  • Bill made deal with Kazakhs to bring in HIV drugs. (Feb 2008)
  • Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism. (Dec 2007)
  • Deeply involved with Bill Clinton’s foreign policy team. (Dec 2007)
  • Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation. (Dec 2007)
  • 2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli military. (Nov 2007)
  • Supported strong funding for international development. (Oct 2007)
  • Cuba deserves peaceful transition to freedom & democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Should not telegraph our adversaries about preconditions. (Aug 2007)
  • US support & no-fly zone, but UN troops on ground in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Arabic and Muslim countries take women leaders seriously. (Jul 2007)
  • Diplomacy yes; propaganda no; when meeting enemy leaders. (Jul 2007)
  • Allegedly pro-PLO in 1960; but pro-Israel by 1981. (Jul 2007)
  • NATO-enforced no-fly zone to end Darfur genocide. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported Palestine in 1998, before Bill officially did. (May 2007)
  • Obligation to support Israel with more than foreign aid. (Oct 2005)
  • Support UN reform because US benefits. (Oct 2005)
  • 1995: Spoke as voice of United States on Latin America trip. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports USAID projects in developing world. (Nov 2003)
  • Focus on women's rights in international policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Alienated Jewish voters by kissing Mrs. Arafat. (Oct 2001)
  • Engage in world affairs, including human rights. (Oct 2000)
  • Human rights are central to our objectives abroad. (Oct 2000)
  • Keep Cuban embargo; pay UN bills. (Oct 2000)
  • Smartest strategic choice is peace. (Nov 1999)
  • Puerto Rico: Stop using live ammo at Vieques. (Oct 1999)
  • Foreign aid spending is only 1%; lead by remaining engaged. (Feb 1997)
  • Supports micro-loans to third-world women. (Sep 1995)

    China

  • China never fits neatly into category like friend or rival. (Jun 2014)
  • Freedom of navigation & open access in South China Sea. (Jun 2012)
  • Boycott Olympic ceremony to pressure China on Tibet & Sudan. (Apr 2008)
  • Establish coherent diplomatic approach toward China. (Dec 2007)
  • China respects us if we call them on human rights breaches. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Chinese did black out Hillary, but DID invite her. (Dec 2007)
  • Our fiscal responsibility undercuts Chinese power over us. (Aug 2007)
  • China: criticized authoritarianism with women & children. (Dec 1999)

    Israel & Palestine

  • Political restraint against Iran's Ahmadinejad was a mistake. (Jun 2014)

    Middle East

  • 2011: we abandoned Egypt's Mubarak too readily. (Jun 2014)

    Political Hotspots

  • 1998: organized women's peace conference in Northern Ireland. (Jun 2014)
  • 2009: Northern Ireland shows any adversaries can make good. (Jun 2014)
  • Push Russia on press freedom; they've killed 20 journalists. (Jun 2014)
  • Committed to maintaining economic embargo against Cuba. (Dec 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Would use very vigorous and bipartisan diplomacy. (Feb 2008)
  • Dems believe in fighting terror with cooperation. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners. (Jun 2007)
  • Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur. (Feb 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Ted Cruz on Foreign Policy
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Andrew Cuomo on Foreign Policy
Democratic Governor
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  • Follow Congressional process in Syrian intervention. (Sep 2013)
Rahm Emanuel on Foreign Policy
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
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  • The less said on Cuba, the better. (Feb 2009)
  • Build new arrangements for the new economic era. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Newt Gingrich on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 10 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • I supported Helms-Burton to isolate the Castro regime. (Jan 2012)
  • Tell the truth: Palestinians are an "invented people". (Dec 2011)
  • Corruption from our bureaucrats giving bureaucrats money. (Sep 2011)
  • We have failed for a decade to deal with North Korea & Iran. (Sep 2011)
  • UN is corrupt bureaucracy that protects dictators. (May 2010)
  • We need a dramatically expanded use of statecraft. (May 2007)
  • 1994 peso collapse was first crisis of 21st century. (Jun 2004)
  • 1993: $1.6B Russia aid package was "great defining moment". (Jun 2004)
  • Lead the world into Third Wave Information Age. (Jul 1995)
  • American Exceptionalism: uniquely far-reaching individualism. (Jun 1995)
Nikki Haley on Foreign Policy
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  • $5 billion in foreign investment: the "It" state worldwide. (Jan 2013)
Mike Huckabee on Foreign Policy
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 22 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Urged ending Cuban embargo as governor; now supports embargo. (Feb 2008)
  • Impeach judges who yield on our sovereignty. (Feb 2008)
  • Concerned about Putin’s human rights violations & oppression. (Jan 2008)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty surrenders our sovereignty. (Jan 2008)
  • Change tone of Bush’s arrogant bunker mentality. (Jan 2008)
  • Get as many views as possible regarding foreign policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Protect US sovereignty, but earn respect abroad. (Dec 2007)
  • Hugo Chavez was not elected as dictator; no friend of US. (Dec 2007)
  • Demand accountability from Pakistan for our $10B. (Nov 2007)
  • Earned right to act on actionable intelligence in Pakistan. (Nov 2007)
  • Israel should not give up West Bank or Golan Heights. (Nov 2007)
  • Not yet ready for two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Nov 2007)
  • It’s not OK in Pakistan; bin Laden is hiding there. (Oct 2007)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty. (Oct 2007)
  • Genocide in Darfur matched by infanticide of the unborn. (Sep 2007)
  • We answer to our Constitution, not to international law. (Sep 2007)
  • Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Not the job of the US to export our form of government. (Aug 2007)
  • Support Israel as strategic ally, but respect Palestine. (Jan 2007)
  • As governor, visited 41 countries & met with heads of state. (Jan 2006)
Jon Huntsman on Foreign Policy
Republican UT Governor
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  • China is our most important relationship of the 21st century. (Jan 2012)
  • 80 million bloggers in China will take China down. (Nov 2011)
  • Get used to 21st century of US and China on the world stage. (Oct 2011)
  • We need diplomatic corps to exhibit democracy abroad. (Sep 2011)
Bobby Jindal on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • America is exceptional & should remain the greatest country. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Gary Johnson on Foreign Policy
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
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  • We can no longer afford to shell out billions in foreign aid. (Feb 2012)
  • No foreign aid spending unless it protects U.S. interests. (Nov 2011)
  • Flights to Cuba ok; trade promotes friendship. (Sep 2011)
  • Act in US self-interest, but wary of unintended consequences. (Aug 2011)
Peter King on Foreign Policy
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
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  • Drones fight clear and present danger on Pakistan border. (Sep 2013)
  • No military aid to Egypt until freedom is re-established. (Sep 2013)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Martin O`Malley on Foreign Policy
Democrat
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  • Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy. (Apr 2013)
  • Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall". (Apr 2013)
  • Progressive Internationalism: globalize with US pre-eminence. (Aug 2000)
Barack Obama on Foreign Policy
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
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  • Make sure both allies and enemies know where we stand. (Oct 2012)
  • Every fact-checker concurs: I didn't apologize to Iran. (Oct 2012)
  • Prepare for global pandemics with global partners. (Sep 2012)
  • Avoid trap of military overstretch; that destroys countries. (Jun 2012)
  • America is the one indispensable nation in world affairs. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama's international stances compared to Ron Paul's. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Claims "poverty causes terrorism" but they're educated. (Nov 2010)
  • No balance of power among nations will hold. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Life story gives him broad appeal beyond USA. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: American Apology Tour: disliking USA understandable. (Mar 2010)
  • I do not accept 2nd place for the USA. (Jan 2010)
  • The UN has succeeded in avoiding a Third World War. (Dec 2009)
  • Global Poverty Act: spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid. (Aug 2008)
  • In Cold War, we won hearts & minds; now do same to world. (Jul 2008)
  • Dangers of intertwined world can’t be contained in borders. (Jul 2008)
  • OpEd: Policy views based on experience in Kenya & Indonesia. (Jul 2008)
  • Important to undo the damage of the last seven years. (Feb 2008)
  • Never negotiate out of fear, and never fear to negotiate. (Jan 2008)
  • President must abide by international human rights treaties. (Dec 2007)
  • Obama Doctrine: ideology has overridden facts and reality. (Dec 2007)
  • No Obama Doctrine; just democracy, security, liberty. (Oct 2007)
  • $50B annually to strengthen weak states at risk of collapse. (Aug 2007)
  • No “strategic ambiguity” on foreign policy issues. (Aug 2007)
  • My critics engineered our biggest foreign policy disaster. (Aug 2007)
  • Meet with enemy leaders; it’s a disgrace that we have not. (Jul 2007)
  • We cannot afford isolationism. (Mar 2007)
  • Never has US had so much power & so little influence to lead. (Jul 2004)
  • US policy should promote democracy and human rights. (Jul 2004)

    Africa

  • Double access to electricity in Africa. (Jan 2014)
  • Dressed in Africa in traditional garb, not "Muslim attire". (Aug 2008)
  • Majored in international affairs based on living abroad. (Jul 2008)
  • Moral obligation to intervene in Darfur to avoid spillover. (Jul 2008)
  • Wrote 2006 law stabilizing Congo with $52M. (Oct 2007)
  • Increased aid to Republic of Congo. (Aug 2007)
  • Visited largest slum in Africa, to publicize its plight. (Aug 2007)
  • No-fly zone in Darfur; but pay attention more in Africa. (Jun 2007)
  • U.S. funds for humanitarian aid to Darfur. (Mar 2007)
  • Protested South African apartheid while at college. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on corruption to improve African development. (Oct 2006)
  • Visited Africa in 2006; encouraged HIV testing & research. (Oct 2006)

    Americas

  • Focus on BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India, China, & South Africa. (Jun 2012)
  • Cuba should reduce surcharge on remittances from US. (Apr 2009)
  • OpEd: Maintaining Guantanamo base violates international law. (Jan 2009)
  • Maintain Cuban embargo, but allow Americans to send money. (May 2008)
  • Meet with Cuban leaders only with agenda of US interests. (Feb 2008)
  • Cuba: Loosen restrictions now; normalization later. (Feb 2008)
  • Willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Kim Jung Il & Hugo Chavez. (Nov 2007)
  • Invest in our relationship with Mexico. (Sep 2007)

    Asia

  • 2009: Chose Japan PM as first visitor to emphasize alliance. (Jun 2014)
  • Support stable transition to democracy in Burma & elsewhere. (Feb 2013)
  • Pivot to East Asia; America is a Pacific power. (Oct 2012)
  • We pushed China hard to raise currency exchange by 11%. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: North Korean behavior under Bush same as under Obama. (Aug 2011)
  • 2007: Pledged to meet with leaders of Iran & North Korea. (Aug 2009)
  • 2007: Raids into Pakistan to kill high-value terrorists. (Aug 2009)
  • We must be tough with Pakistan & stop coddling Musharraf. (Sep 2008)
  • Must be tough on Iran, but talk to them too. (Sep 2008)
  • Learned privilege of being American by living in Indonesia. (Jul 2008)
  • China is a competitor but not an enemy. (Dec 2007)
  • U.S. needs to ameliorate trade relations with China. (Mar 2007)

    Europe

  • Deal with Russia: no new missile defense in Eastern Europe. (Dec 2011)
  • We’ve been reactive for 8 years; be proactive with Russia. (Oct 2008)
  • Recent Russian actions in Georgia are unacceptable. (Sep 2008)
  • In Berlin: proud citizen of US; fellow citizen of the world. (Jul 2008)
  • Cooperation among nations is not a choice; it’s the only way. (Jul 2008)
  • Chairs European subcommittee; could hold Afghanistan hearing. (Jul 2008)
  • Engage Russia regarding nuclear proliferation. (Jul 2008)
  • Strengthen NATO to face 21st-century threats. (Aug 2007)

    Mideast

  • Negotiations with Iran don't rely on trust. (Jan 2014)
  • Libyans marching FOR America means we've been successful. (Oct 2012)
  • I stand by "time for Mubarak to go" in Egyptian Revolution. (Oct 2012)
  • Partner with Arab Spring countries to work toward democracy. (Sep 2012)
  • Engage with Iran; but combat Al Qaeda in Pakistan. (Jun 2012)
  • $1.8B per year for mega-embassy in Iraq; same in Afghanistan. (Jun 2010)
  • Hamas election void until they renounce violence. (Jun 2010)
  • Iran is more isolated and will face growing consequences. (Jan 2010)
  • Fundamental commitment to strong US-Israel relationship. (Jan 2009)
  • Kissinger agrees with me on meeting with enemy leaders. (Sep 2008)
  • FactCheck: Kissinger opposes presidential meetings with Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • My record on Israel is same as McCain’s. (Jul 2008)
  • Appropriate for Israel to take out Syrian nuclear reactor. (Jul 2008)
  • Jerusalem should be capital of Israel, pending final status. (Jul 2008)
  • Jerusalem as joint Palestinian-Israeli capital is ok. (Jul 2008)
  • Palestinian people suffer-but from not recognizing Israel. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: Palestinian suffering from stalled peace effort. (Apr 2007)
  • Supports Israel’s self-defense; but distrusted by Israelis. (Oct 2006)

    Resolutions

  • At college, protested for divestment from South Africa. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Sponsored aid bill to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO. (Jan 2008)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Afghan law tolerating marital rape is abhorrent. (Apr 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
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  • The only thing rising under Obama is the Russian empire. (Mar 2014)
  • FactCheck: Never said, "I can see Russia from my house". (Jun 2012)
  • Michele Bachmann international stances compared to Palin. (Jan 2012)
  • Reaching out to hostile regimes has not worked. (Feb 2010)
  • 2008: Learned about two Koreas, and Saddam did not plan 9/11. (Jan 2010)
  • You CAN see Russia from Alaska, but handled topic poorly. (Nov 2009)
  • Alaska governor deals with Russia and Canada. (Aug 2009)
  • Some dictators hate America & what we stand for. (Oct 2008)
  • Two-state solution for Israel/Palestine is a top priority. (Oct 2008)
  • When Putin rears his head he goes into Alaskan airspace. (Sep 2008)
  • We cannot meet rogue leaders without conditions. (Sep 2008)
  • Would not second guess Israel if they attack Iran. (Sep 2008)
  • Agrees with Reagan that US is “beacon of light” for world. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: Didn’t comment on foreign policy as mayor or governor. (Sep 2008)
  • Cold War with Russia is off the table. (Sep 2008)
  • Rising democracies look to America as a leader. (Sep 2008)
  • Visiting injured soldiers in Germany was trip of a lifetime. (Sep 2008)
  • Get Ukraine into NATO, and maybe Georgia. (Sep 2008)
  • Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home. (Jan 2007)
Deval Patrick on Foreign Policy
Democrat
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  • 1978: Rockefeller fellow on UN Development Program in Sudan. (Apr 2011)
Rand Paul on Foreign Policy
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  • Against terror but first comes preserving the Constitution. (Jul 2013)
  • Stop sending foreign aid to people who don't like us. (Sep 2012)
  • Freeze aid to Egypt until they release detained Americans. (Sep 2012)
  • As only democracy in Mideast, Israel is important ally. (Feb 2011)
  • Exit the UN; maintain US sovereignty. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Liberty Candidate: US abroad unconstitutional & unaffordable. (Sep 2010)
Rick Perry on Foreign Policy
Republican Governor (TX)
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  • Russia & Syria crises: price we pay for not leading world. (Mar 2014)
  • Mitt Romney's foreign policy stances compared to Perry's. (Jan 2012)
  • End aid to Pakistan; money only goes to allies. (Nov 2011)
  • FactCheck: Pakistan is our ally, according to Bush generals. (Nov 2011)
  • China will end up on the ash heap of history, like USSR. (Nov 2011)
  • F-16s to India; they are our allies, not Pakistan. (Sep 2011)
  • America shouldn't be in the business of adventurism. (Sep 2011)
  • Iraq: combat terror on their turf, not ours. (Nov 2010)
  • Divest state funds from companies doing business in Sudan. (Feb 2007)
Rob Portman on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
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  • China’s entry into WTO makes China play by the rules. (May 2005)
  • Trade spreads economic and political freedom. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Rated -1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
Condoleezza Rice on Foreign Policy
Secretary of State
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  • American exceptionalism is based on an idea of opportunity. (Aug 2012)
  • Listen to other countries before pursuing US interests. (Feb 2012)
  • Castro should pay for '62 Cuban Missile Crisis until he dies. (Jan 2012)
  • Joined Republican Party when Carter boycotted 1980 Olympics. (Jan 2012)
  • Berlin Wall fell thanks to bureaucratic screw-up. (Jan 2012)
  • Development assistance should support US objectives. (Nov 2011)
  • Channel Arab Spring into positive development. (Nov 2011)
  • Support democratic aspirations abroad, not just stability. (Nov 2011)
  • Be respectful but determined with China on human rights. (Nov 2011)
  • Liberia is part of U.S. history; stay involved there. (Nov 2011)
  • Post-WWII push for democratic institutions reflected values. (Nov 2011)
  • 2001 Uzbekistan: Human rights trump security. (Feb 2011)
  • Bush's views on foreign policy were one & the same as Rice's. (May 2008)
  • Nothing positive about Hugo Chavez government in Venezuela. (Apr 2008)
  • 2005: UN needs a "revolution of reform". (Nov 2007)
  • 1970s: Adopted Russian culture; learned Russian; read Pravda. (Mar 2007)
  • Cuba: don’t trade one dictatorship for another. (Aug 2006)
  • Considered as Clinton's ambassador to Russia. (Sep 2004)
  • Routine transatlantic relations good for business & people. (Jun 2000)
  • Redefine national interest, to avoid interest-based policy. (Jun 2000)
Mitt Romney on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
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  • With Arab Spring came hope; but we got disturbing events. (Oct 2012)
  • Russia is a geopolitical foe. (Oct 2012)
  • Indict Ahmadinejad for inciting genocide. (Oct 2012)
  • America hasn't dictated; we free nations from dictators. (Oct 2012)
  • I don't see our influence growing abroad; it is receding. (Oct 2012)
  • Condition aid to Pakistan on our benchmarks. (Oct 2012)
  • Support Arab Spring gov't & individuals who share our values. (Sep 2012)
  • A free world is a more peaceful world. (Aug 2012)
  • Critical time for American century vs. European socialism. (Jan 2012)
  • Use opportunity for regime change in North Korea. (Dec 2011)
  • Unacceptable for Iran to become a nuclear nation. (Sep 2011)
  • No European-style solutions to an American problem. (Feb 2011)
  • Different countries' paths to decline came from isolation. (Mar 2010)
  • In long term, Chinese reforms lead to demanding freedom. (Mar 2010)
  • Post-WWII role: defeat threats to progress of freedom. (Mar 2010)
  • American Exceptionalism means America need not decline. (Mar 2010)
  • National turnaround requires leadership; consensus; strength. (Mar 2010)
  • Unless US changes course, we’ll no longer be superpower. (Feb 2008)
  • Putin is a troubling leader and an authoritarian. (Jan 2008)
  • The US is the only major power believing in free enterprise. (Jan 2008)
  • Free Cuba and eliminate threat of people like Hugo Chavez. (Dec 2007)
  • 2006: Blocked services for Iran’s Khatami speech at Harvard. (Aug 2007)
  • To win the war on jihad, we need friends in Muslim world. (Aug 2007)
  • Encourage others to welcome democracy, without military. (Aug 2007)
  • Move Muslim world toward modernity so they reject extreme. (Aug 2007)
  • US is not arrogant, but we have resolve. (Jun 2007)
Marco Rubio on Foreign Policy
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  • The China Dream is to surpass America as world leader. (Mar 2013)
  • Che Guevara reviled by Cuban exiles; I want no association. (Jun 2012)
  • America is exceptional: nation blessed by God with resources. (Jun 2012)
  • Prefer coalitions but don't over-rely on global institutions. (Apr 2012)
  • America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad. (Apr 2012)
  • Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)
Paul Ryan on Foreign Policy
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
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  • Apologize for bad acts, but don't apologize for our values. (Oct 2012)
  • Equivocating makes our enemies more likely to attack us. (Oct 2012)
  • Confident exercise of US leadership keeps peace in Mideast. (Sep 2012)
  • Speak with clarity instead of managing American decline. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposed Cuba embargo until 2008; now supports Cuban freedom. (Aug 2012)
  • American decline as world power is a choice, not a certainty. (Apr 2012)
  • Foreign-owned national debt puts US at risk during crises. (Apr 2012)
  • America is the most pro-human idea ever conceived. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Bernie Sanders on Foreign Policy
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Urge China to respect religious freedom. (Mar 2001)
  • Impose sanctions and an import ban on Burma. (Oct 2007)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Rick Santorum on Foreign Policy
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
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  • Stand up for our friends in Latin America, not leftists. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep embargo on Cuba--the heart of cancer in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Self-determination on statehood for Puerto Rico. (Jan 2012)
  • Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons. (Jan 2012)
  • JFK-Khrushchev negotiations failed; Obama's will fail too. (Nov 2011)
  • Assassinate Iranian & North Korean nuclear scientists. (Oct 2011)
  • Deal with Musharraf in Pakistan in advance of trouble. (Sep 2011)
  • No apologies for past American interventions in Iran. (Aug 2011)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
Donald Trump on Foreign Policy
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • China is our enemy; they're bilking us for billions. (Dec 2011)
  • When you love America, you protect it with no apologies. (Dec 2011)
  • By 2027, tsunami as China overtakes US as largest economy. (Dec 2011)
  • Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement. (Jul 2000)
  • Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker. (Jul 2000)
  • Support Russia, but with strings attached. (Jul 2000)
  • China: lack of human rights prevents consumer development. (Jul 2000)
  • Be tougher on China-we’re too eager to please. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on Foreign Policy
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • After WWII, we put top Nazis to work for us. (Apr 2011)
  • Visited Cuba & Fidel Castro, despite presidential opposition. (Mar 2010)
  • Questions why we still need Cuban embargo. (Apr 2008)
  • Global cooperation OK; world government not. (Jul 2000)
  • Buchanan is an unrealistic isolationist. (Feb 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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