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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women: Favors topic 1
Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims: Favors topic 1
NO on Unknown roll call for 1999-340: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life: Strongly Favors topic 1
YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives: Favors topic 1
NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Continue federal affirmative action programs: Favors topic 2
Oppose Gender-based wage discrimination: Opposes topic 2
Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Opposes topic 2
NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Favors topic 2
YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored Employment NonDiscrimination Act for gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
Apply hate-crime rules to gender, race, & sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights: Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation: Favors topic 3
YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Opposes topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors: Opposes topic 4
NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage: Favors topic 5
NO on blocking medical savings acounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on Medicare means-testing: Opposes topic 5
YES on limiting self-employment health deduction: Opposes topic 5
NO on including prescription drugs under Medicare: Opposes topic 5
YES on funding GOP version of Medicare prescription drug benefit: Opposes topic 5
YES on $40 billion per year for limited Medicare prescription drug benefit: Favors topic 5
YES on increasing Medicaid rebate for producing generics: Favors topic 5
YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on expanding enrollment period for Medicare Part D: Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Raise FICA on rich; support lock-box: Opposes topic 6
Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives: Favors topic 6
YES on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Favors topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
NO on allowing personal retirement accounts: Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on education savings accounts: Opposes topic 7
YES on allowing more flexibility in federal school rules: Strongly Favors topic 7
NO on Educational Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 7
NO on funding smaller classes instead of private tutors: Favors topic 7
YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors: Opposes topic 7
YES on $5B for grants to local educational agencies: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+2 points on Social scale)
Permanent protection for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference: Opposes topic 8
EPA must do better on mercury clean-up: Opposes topic 8
YES on continuing desert protection in California: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 9
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 9
NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 9
YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on limiting death penalty appeals: Favors topic 9
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 9
YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on loosening license & background checks at gun shows: Favors topic 10
NO on background checks at gun shows: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$1 trillion is right size for tax cut; Bush is too high: Neutral on topic 11
Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts: Favors topic 11
YES on Internet sales tax moratorium: Opposes topic 11
NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Favors topic 11
YES on eliminating the 'marriage penalty': Opposes topic 11
YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts: Opposes topic 11
NO on reducing marriage penalty instead of cutting top tax rates: Opposes topic 11
YES on spending $448B of tax cut on education & debt reduction: Favors topic 11
NO on $350 billion in tax breaks over 11 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on extending the tax cuts on capital gains and dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
YES on $47B for military by repealing capital gains tax cut: Favors topic 11
NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on permanently repealing the `death tax`: Strongly Favors topic 11
NO on supporting permanence of estate tax cuts: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
More visas & social programs for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on visas for skilled workers: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing more foreign workers into the US for farm work: Favors topic 12
YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on giving Guest Workers a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
YES on establishing a Guest Worker program: Favors topic 12
NO on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
YES on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Favors topic 13
NO on permanent normal trade relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on expanding trade to the third world: Favors topic 13
YES on removing common goods from national security export rules: Favors topic 13
YES on granting normal trade relations status to Vietnam: Favors topic 13
YES on extending free trade to Andean nations: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on implementing CAFTA for Central America free-trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
YES on free trade agreement with Oman: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-3 points on Social scale)
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Opposes topic 14
YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees: Strongly Opposes topic 14
YES on requiring CIA reports on detainees & interrogation methods: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce federal government size & scope, including military: Opposes topic 15
YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Favors topic 15
YES on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on allowing another round of military base closures: Opposes topic 15
YES on military pay raise of 4.8%: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on deploying National Missile Defense ASAP: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees: Strongly Favors topic 16
YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance: Favors topic 16
YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations: Favors topic 16
YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads: Favors topic 16
NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity: Opposes topic 16
YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Permanent protection for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Strongly Favors topic 18
Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes: Favors topic 18
Keep climate change in EPA "State of the Environment" report: Favors topic 18
Keep efficient air conditioner rule to conserve energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
NO on defunding renewable and solar energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on ending discussion of CAFE fuel efficiency standards: Opposes topic 18
NO on preserving budget for ANWR oil drilling: Favors topic 18
NO on terminating CAFE standards within 15 months: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on targeting 100,000 hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on removing consideration of drilling ANWR from budget bill: Favors topic 18
YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%): Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on disallowing an oil leasing program in Alaska's ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug efforts in Colombia OK if joined with society-building: Favors topic 19
NO on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
YES on more penalties for gun & drug violations: Favors topic 19
NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Expand microloans to small businesses: Favors topic 20

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