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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

Interviews during 2017-2019, interviewing presidential hopefuls for 2020

This collection of excerpts comes from articles about and interviews of 2020 presidential hopefuls.

    Speculation on 2020 presidential contenders (sources for issue excerpts):
  • PoliticalWire.com, "Trump Struggles with Being a Loser Again," by Taegan Goddard, November 26, 2020
  • American Family Association "iVoterGuide" on Jo Jorgensen, downloaded Oct. 2020
  • AARP questionnaire, "Where Trump, Biden Stand on Major Issues," September 28, 2020
  • New York Post, "Kanye West reportedly asked campaign staff to stop 'fornicating' outside of marriage," by Emily Jacobs, September 16, 2020
  • New York Times, "Kanye West's Perplexing Run as a Potential 2020 Spoiler," by Danny Hakim and Maggie Haberman, Sept. 16, 2020
  • New York Post Page Six, "Kanye West talks abortion, politics in Nick Cannon interview," by Emily Jacobs, September 2, 2020
  • CampusElect Third Party Candidate Guide, Jo Jorgensen and Howie Hawkins, 8/30/2020
  • New York Post, "Joe Biden's disastrous plans for America's suburbs," by Betsy McCaughey, July 21, 2020
  • Insider e-zine, "Kanye West went on an emotional anti-abortion rant," by Ashley Collman, 7/20/2020
  • ABC News, "West said 'marijuana should be free'," by Beatrice Peterson and Meredith Deliso, 7/20/2020
  • South China Morning Post, "Tearful Kanye West rants about abortion, porn," by Reuters News Service, 7/20/2020
  • Socialist Platform approved by the Party for Socialism and Liberation; final presidential/V.P. nomination August 3, 2020
  • Socialist Party, "The PSL's 2020 Ten Point Socialist Campaign Program," on nominee website LaRiva2020.org, Aug. 2020
  • Liberation News, "Gloria La Riva Condemns Israeli Annexation Plan," July 15, 2020
  • Green Party Platform approved by the Green National Committee, convention July 9-12, 2020
  • Forbes Magazine, "Kanye West Says He's Done With Trump," Jul 8, 2020
  • KSL News Radio 102.7FM, "The alternative presidential candidate: Jo Jorgensen runs for the Libertarian Party," by Cami Mondeaux, July 5, 2020
  • Tulsa Today, "Libertarian Presidential Campaign Launches from Tulsa," by Jonathan Bartlett, June 27, 2020
  • Reform Party Platform approved at presidential nominating convention, June 22, 2020 [ReformParty.org faction]
  • Reuters news service: "U.S. Democratic Party irked by council's 'insurgent' climate plan," by Trevor Hunnicutt & Valerie Volcovici, June 15, 2020
  • WIZM 92.3 FM/1410 AM News Talk Radio, "The other Jo wants your 2020 vote, if you're fed up with the two-party system," by Rick Solem, June 13, 2020
  • BeingLibertarian.com blog, "I'm With Her--Freedom Philosophy," by Brandon Kirby, May 27, 2020
  • Libertarian Party Platform approved by the Libertarian National Convention; presidential nomination convention May 22-24, 2020
  • National Action Network, "National Black Civil Rights Leaders Participate in Call With Democratic Presidential Nominee & Former VP Joe Biden," May 05, 2020
  • Constitution Party Platform approved at presidential nominating convention, May 2, 2020 [ConstitutionParty.com]
  • Reason magazine, "Justin Amash Wants To Be the First Libertarian President," by Nick Gillespie, 5.1.2020
  • Politico e-zine, "Justin Amash Wants to Destroy the System that Created Trump," by Tim Alberta, 04/30/2020
  • Fox News, "Jesse Ventura says he'll 'test the waters' for presidential bid," by Paul Steinhauser & Patrick Ward, April 27, 2020
  • The New Yorker magazine, "Instead of Challenging Joe Biden, Maybe the Green Party Could Help Change Our Democracy," by Bill McKibben, April 15, 2020
  • Slate.com e-zine: "Trump's 'Total Authority' Claim Has Rep. Justin Amash "Looking Closely" at Third-Party Run," by Elliot Hannon, April 14, 2020
  • Medium.com: "New Steps to Ease Economic Burden on Working People," by Joe Biden, April 9, 2020
  • Business Insider, "The Trump administration declined to use an Obama-era pandemic preparedness playbook, Politico reports," by Grace Panetta, Mar 26, 2020
  • AdWatch: American Bridge 21st Century PAC ad against Donald Trump, by Democratic Party-related PAC, 3/21/2020
  • The Independent (UK), "Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018," by Gino Spocchia, 17 March 2020
  • CNN "State of the Union" interview of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, March 15, 2020
  • Fox News Sunday, "Sen. Sanders on efforts to stop Biden's momentum," March 8, 2020.
  • CNN "State of the Union" interviews of Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden, March 1, 2020
  • The Lawton Constitution, "Roque 'Rocky' de la Fuente," Mar 1, 2020
  • CNN K-File, "Bloomberg once said Social Security was the biggest Ponzi scheme," by Andrew Kaczynski, Em Steck and Nathan McDermott, February 26, 2020
  • CNN K-file, "Bloomberg once said Social Security was the biggest Ponzi scheme and argued for cuts to entitlements," by Andrew Kaczynski, Em Steck and Nathan McDermott, February 26, 2020
  • PoliticalWire.com,"Bloomberg Proposes $5 Trillion in Taxes on the Rich," by Taegan Goddard, February 1, 2020
  • Orlando Sentinel, "A new future for Puerto Rico includes making it our 51st state," by Michael Bloomberg, Jan 27, 2020
  • The Hill e-zine, "Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans'," by Rebecca Klar, 01/20/20
  • CNBC's Personal Finance series: "Here's what top Democratic presidential candidates could say about Social Security," by Lorie Konish, Jan 14 2020
  • The Guardian, "Biden Hints He Opposed Obama's Controversial Deportation Policy," by Jennifer Epstein, January 11, 2020
  • Reason magazine, "Lincoln Chafee Seeks Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination," by Brian Doherty, 1.6.2020
  • Reason magazine, "Lincoln Chafee, Former Republican Senator and Independent Governor, Seeks Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination," by Brian Doherty ,1.6.2020
  • Los Angeles Times, "2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg says he doesn't regret backing Iraq war," by Michael Finnegan, Jan. 6, 2020
  • More citations from 2019 and earlier...

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Kanye West: Planned Parenthood founded for eugenics against blacks.
    Gloria La Riva: Repeal the Hyde Amendment.
    Kanye West: Pay a million per kid to discourage abortion.
    Kanye West: I am pro-life because I'm following the word of the Bible.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Reform Party takes no stance on abortion.
    Jo Jorgensen: Individuals own their bodies; can't violate those rights.
    Don Blankenship: Unconscionable to take life of child for crimes of father.
    Justin Amash: Pro-life: works through discussion, not legislation.
    Joe Walsh: Science, technology removes exceptions for abortion.
    Joe Walsh: 1996: pro-choice; 2010: pro-life without exception.
    Bernie Sanders: No anti-choice appointments to Supreme Court.
    Bill de Blasio: Supports abortion rights & funding Planned Parenthood.
    Pete Buttigieg: Federal government should protect reproductive freedom.
    Seth Moulton: Strongly supports woman's right to choose.
    Pete Buttigieg: Abortion is moral question decided by woman, not government.
    Howard Schultz: Pro-choice, but against third trimester abortion.
    John Hickenlooper: Women have the right control their own health care.
    Beto O`Rourke: Oppose limiting abortions to under 20 weeks of pregnancy.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports access to abortion.
    Jay Inslee: Allow taxpayer-funded family planning clinics.
    Bernie Sanders: Few or no government limits on abortion.
    Bill Weld: Remove anti-abortion language from GOP platform.
    Amy Klobuchar: Make abortions safe and make them rare.
    Julian Castro: Opposed Texas blocking abortions after 20 weeks.
    Elizabeth Warren: Legal abortions are safer than tonsillectomies.
    Kamala Harris: Don't limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fewer limits on abortion; no 20-week ban.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Abortion should remain legal and accessible.
    Julian Castro: Allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
    Eric Garcetti: Pro-choice.
    Tom Steyer: Pro-choice is a litmus test for all support.
    Mike Pence: Tie-breaker vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
    Oprah Winfrey: Too young for Roe V. Wade to avoid botched abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Howie Hawkins: Steady-state economy better than increasing GDP.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Transportation & infrastructure are critical to our success.
    Jo Jorgensen: Voluntary funding & Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Don Blankenship: Eliminate debt by selling federal assets.
    Justin Amash: Relief payments should go to people, not corporations.
    Justin Amash: Would support universal monthly cash relief for everyone.
    Joe Biden: Recovery package must provide state aid, hazard pay.
    Democratic Party: AdWatch: Trump takes no responsibility for coronavirus panic.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Trump should take responsibility for corona panic.
    Lincoln Chafee: Dedicated to curbing $22.6 trillion debt.
    Bill Weld: There's no such thing as government money.
    Mark Sanford: Debt & deficit numbers bode trouble for future.
    Joe Walsh: Those who attacked Obama's spending should attack Trump's.
    Mark Sanford: Republican Party has lost its way on debt & spending.
    Howie Hawkins: Income gap between rich and everyone else has grown.
    Howie Hawkins: Income gap between rich and everyone else has grown.
    Pete Buttigieg: Government investment can help minority businesses.
    Andrew Yang: Measure standard of living instead of GDP.
    Pete Buttigieg: We should support workers going through changes.
    Bill Weld: Balance the Federal budget as states do.
    Bill Weld: Top priority: zero-based budgeting; cut spending; cut taxes.
    Jay Inslee: Leading state in job growth & personal-income growth.
    Tom Steyer: Trump's $1T deficit is historic fiscal mismanagement.
    Mark Sanford: Shouldn't trade increased spending for tax reform.
    Donald Trump: Government must cut spending more.
Civil Rights
    Jo Jorgensen: Some laws disproportionately victimize people of color.
    Donald Trump: Agrees vibrant economy key to addressing racial tensions.
    Joe Biden: Our nation is at an inflection point.
    Jo Jorgensen: Add gender identity to anti-discrimination laws.
    Gloria La Riva: Oppose making English an official language.
    Gloria La Riva: Lower voting age to 15.
    Joe Biden: Require suburbs to open up to low-income housing.
    Howie Hawkins: Support International Bill of Rights for Women.
    Kanye West: Never registered to vote before; Democrats "threatened" him.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Reform Party takes no stance on gay marriage.
    Jo Jorgensen: Oppose government aid to or attack of any religion.
    Jo Jorgensen: State licensing any marriage is illegitimate practice.
    Justin Amash: The Fourteenth Amendment is my favorite amendment.
    Donald Trump: Treat Judaism as nationality, not just religion.
    Elizabeth Warren: Federal government helped create racial divide, must fix it.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Successfully challenged ballot access laws and regulations.
    Gloria La Riva: Longtime supporter of LGBTQ rights; in first march in 1979.
    Joe Walsh: It's racist to say "go back to where you came from".
    Justin Amash: Proposed amendment to curb warrantless surveillance.
    Justin Amash: Real threat to marriage & religion is government, not gays.
    Bill Weld: Republican Party should reject immoral choice of racism.
    Amy Klobuchar: Government must address integrity of elections.
    Julian Castro: Supports reparations commission, we need healing process.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let ex-cons vote; address racism in criminal justice.
    Pete Buttigieg: Problem about me being gay means problem with my creator.
    Pete Buttigieg: Address racial divide by showing up & building trust.
    Wayne Messam: We must face institutional racism across the board.
    Cory Booker: Yes to reparations, but as part of larger conversation.
    Cory Booker: Will fight for LGBTQ rights; everyone should feel safe.
    Andrew Yang: Supports LGBTQ rights.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports gay marriage and LGBTQ rights.
    Jay Inslee: Backed legalizing same-sex marriage in his state.
    Bernie Sanders: 1983: Approved "Gay Rights Day" in Burlington Vermont.
    Bill Weld: Supports gay marriage.
    Kamala Harris: Reparations for blacks should include HBCU and reforms.
    Amy Klobuchar: Anti-gay discrimination is bad for business.
    Howard Schultz: Starbucks did little to stop sexual harassment of employees.
    Kamala Harris: Let transgender people access the bathroom of their choice.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Views on LGBT rights evolved; 100% rating from HRC.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: End the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
    Cory Booker: Parents experienced racist "redlining" at family home in NJ.
    Howard Dean: 2004: I wore a bullet-proof vest to argue for civil unions.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Regrets past anti-gay statements; now pro-LGBTQ+ rights.
    Tulsi Gabbard: 2002: Amend Constitution to protect traditional marriage.
    Tulsi Gabbard: 2004: We shouldn't represent views of homosexual extremists.
    Tulsi Gabbard: 2012: Apologized for anti-LGBT past; pro-LGBT bills now.
    George P. Bush: Allow Muslims in leadership roles in state Republican Party.
    Ted Cruz: Allow Muslims in leadership roles in state Republican Party.
    John Kasich: Strongly opposed "bathroom bills" against transgender people.
    Deval Patrick: 1985: defended community activists in Alabama voter case.
    Howard Schultz: Race Together: conversation on race with all Starbucks staff.
    Tom Steyer: African-Americans waited for centuries for civil rights.
    Oprah Winfrey: Define marriage to include monogamous same-sex couples.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Against gay marriage but no government morality.
    Pete Buttigieg: Freedom is personal, not about government regulation.
    Pete Buttigieg: Came out as gay, to inspire others to judge character.
    Joe Walsh: Suspended from radio show for discussing racial slurs.
    Oprah Winfrey: Credits the civil rights movement for her pathway to success.
    Jo Jorgensen: Government over-regulates private businesses.
    Gloria La Riva: Reregulation of the banking and insurance industries.
    Gloria La Riva: Breakup large media companies, re-regulate industry.
    Howie Hawkins: Break up largest banks so that none is too big to fail.
    Howie Hawkins: Amend Constitution: corporations are not persons.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Eliminate special interest exemptions & corporate welfare.
    Bernie Sanders: Nothing personal against billionaires, but enough is enough.
    Mike Bloomberg: $5 trillion in new revenue from high earners & corporations.
    Pete Buttigieg: Capitalism is good, but it must be subject to rules.
    Elizabeth Warren: Use anti-trust to break up anti-competitive businesses.
    Elizabeth Warren: Breakup online monopolies; wealth shouldn't be concentrated.
    Bill de Blasio: Amazon exemplifies abuse of corporate power by leaving NYC.
    Howard Schultz: Rich should pay higher taxes, and corporations too.
    John Delaney: Raise corporate taxes to pay for infrastructure.
    Kamala Harris: New fees on banks and financial institutions.
    Bill de Blasio: Plenty of money in NYC, but it's in the wrong hands.
    Beto O`Rourke: Raise corporate rates to fund higher education.
    Elizabeth Warren: Wants workers to choose 40% of corporate boards.
    Howard Schultz: American Dream can't be accessible only in right zip code.
    Marco Rubio: Big corporations gave out bonuses instead of reinvesting.
    Tom Steyer: Trump puts corporate interests ahead of people's interests.
    Joe Sestak: Favors increasing corporate tax rate & restoring estate tax.
    Joe Walsh: Occupy Wall Street is a well-orchestrated Socialist movement.
    Joe Walsh: Index capital gains tax to inflation.
    Jo Jorgensen: Take the profit out of locking up citizens.
    Jo Jorgensen: End no-knock raids, qualified immunity, militarized police.
    Gloria La Riva: Allow prisoners to unionize to negotiate living conditions.
    Howie Hawkins: Ban private prisons; moratorium on prison construction.
    Kanye West: I'm against the death penalty.
    Kanye West: One of my to-do lists is to end police brutality.
    Jo Jorgensen: Repeal all victimless crime laws: gambling, drugs, sex.
    Justin Amash: Take accusations seriously, but follow due process.
    Don Blankenship: Served sentence, called himself a "political prisoner".
    Justin Amash: Introduced legislation to end federal death penalty.
    Donald Trump: Central Park 5 admitted guilt; exoneration doesn't matter.
    Beto O`Rourke: 1995 burglary arrest: charges dropped by U. Texas.
    John Hickenlooper: Record of being pro-active against police misconduct.
    John Hickenlooper: Suspend death penalty; it's too random & doesn't deter.
    Donald Trump: Keep death penalty; don't forget the victims.
    Cory Booker: Make lynching a hate crime.
    Kamala Harris: Progressive prosecutor: fix broken criminal justice system.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Advocate for victims of sexual assault.
    Tom Steyer: Backs bill to release accused criminals who can't pay bail.
    Bill de Blasio: NYC enjoying major drop in crime rate.
    Deval Patrick: Wrote letters to parole board for convicted rapist.
    Deval Patrick: I don't need to be lectured about crime.
    Jo Jorgensen: End laws against victimless crimes, including drug laws.
    Jo Jorgensen: Legalize marijuana; end war on drugs.
    Kanye West: Marijuana should be free.
    Howie Hawkins: End war on drugs: for legalization, treatment of abuse.
    Pete Buttigieg: Marijuana is personal responsibility issue; move to legalize.
    Donald Trump: Opposed allowing vets access to legal cannabis.
    Beto O`Rourke: 1998 drunk driving: arresting officers say he tried to flee.
    Andrew Yang: Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine.
    Julian Castro: Crack down on traffickers of dangerous drugs like fentanyl.
    Julian Castro: Legalize and regulate marijuana; expunge criminal records.
    Jay Inslee: Opposed marijuana legalization; now sees it as success.
    Cory Booker: Decriminalize marijuana; expunge past criminal records.
    John Hickenlooper: Marijuana legalization works, but leave it to states.
    Amy Klobuchar: Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders.
    Amy Klobuchar: Opioid companies should fund addiction treatment.
    Bill Weld: Accept benefits of cannabis; allow vets and seniors to use.
    Cory Booker: Legalize marijuana federally, plus state incentives.
    Kamala Harris: Legalize marijuana: it gives a lot of people joy.
    Beto O`Rourke: Treat drug abuse as public health issue, not criminal.
    Joe Biden: 1981: Militarized domestic police against drugs.
    John Kasich: Make low-level drug use a misdemeanor; treatment not prison.
    John Hickenlooper: Failed War on Drugs paved way for pot legalization.
    Lincoln Chafee: Lobbied DEA to reclassify marijuana for medical use.
    Lincoln Chafee: Not proud of trying cocaine as college student.
    Jo Jorgensen: Arm teachers to keep kids safe at school.
    Jo Jorgensen: Opposes federally funded free college tuition.
    Gloria La Riva: End unpaid internships; allow student workers to unionize.
    Gloria La Riva: Forgiveness of all outstanding federal student loans.
    Gloria La Riva: Schools should reflect community; students on school boards.
    Donald Trump: We're not going to fund schools if they don't open.
    Howie Hawkins: Free college tuition for qualified students; abolish loans.
    Howie Hawkins: Increased funding for the arts as essential.
    Kanye West: Reinstate the fear and love of God in all schools.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Empower parents and older children; personalized curriculum.
    Don Blankenship: Tax relief for families whose children not in public school.
    Justin Amash: Education key to fixing wealth gap, leave it at state level.
    Joe Biden: Plan to forgive federal student debt & ease repayment burden.
    Andrew Yang: Pay teachers enough to attract and retain the best.
    Julian Castro: Invest in public schools, pre-K through higher ed.
    Jay Inslee: Cut college tuition; provide assistance to neediest.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Strongly support education, but one size doesn't fit all.
    Wayne Messam: Relieve graduates of "crippling debt" from college loans.
    Cory Booker: Support public education including some charter schools.
    Cory Booker: Free community college; loan forgiveness; apprenticeships.
    John Hickenlooper: Free skills training & free community college.
    Amy Klobuchar: Free community college; expand Pell Grants.
    Bill Weld: Control of education by states and parents, more choice.
    Howard Schultz: Hold colleges responsible, but help students handle debt.
    Kamala Harris: Free tuition at four-year public colleges.
    Elizabeth Warren: Support teacher unions on this time of crisis.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Make public higher education debt-free.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Tuition-free community college for all.
    Julian Castro: Two free years of higher education.
    Beto O`Rourke: Investment in public education pays off.
    Marco Rubio: Bad idea to arm teachers against school shootings.
    David Koch: Push for education savings accounts on state ballots.
    Oprah Winfrey: Changing the way people think starts with education.
    Tom Steyer: Opportunity Institute: cradle to career approach.
    Bernie Sanders: Fix No-Child-Left-Behind with Every-Student-Succeeds-Act.
    Bill de Blasio: Add two Muslim holidays to public school vacation schedule.
Energy & Oil
    Jo Jorgensen: No subsidies for energy, withdraw Paris Climate Accords.
    Howie Hawkins: End nuclear power, offshore drilling, & fracking.
    Howie Hawkins: Free mass transit; reduce energy use 50%.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Increase fossil fuels, but emphasize alternatives as well.
    Joe Biden: Transition to renewable energy; allow fracking for now.
    Jo Jorgensen: Nuclear more efficient then wind and solar power.
    Don Blankenship: Reject man-made global warning, refuted by scientists.
    Justin Amash: Loves wind, solar, and nuclear, via private companies.
    Lincoln Chafee: Don't deny climate change: deal with it.
    Joe Walsh: No more partisanship on climate change, it's real.
    Bernie Sanders: Not enough to beat Trump; must beat fossil fuel industry.
    Bill de Blasio: Supports Green New Deal & Paris Climate Accords.
    Seth Moulton: Member of the Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress.
    Howie Hawkins: Green New Deal can close racial income gap.
    Jay Inslee: Keep options open, including research on nuclear energy.
    Julian Castro: Cut carbon emissions; invest in renewable energy.
    Jay Inslee: Decarbonize economy; fund transition for coal/oil workers.
    Jay Inslee: Research nuclear energy; many problems unsolved.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Put a price on carbon: supports Green New Deal.
    Andrew Yang: Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    Bernie Sanders: Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    Cory Booker: Leadership in dealing with climate change, including nuclear.
    Cory Booker: Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    Donald Trump: Establish panel devoted to challenging climate science.
    Elizabeth Warren: Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    Jay Inslee: Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    John Delaney: Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    John Hickenlooper: Zero score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    Tulsi Gabbard: Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test".
    John Hickenlooper: Work with environmentalists & industry to get to solutions.
    Beto O`Rourke: Return to Paris climate agreement.
    Pete Buttigieg: Climate security is priority, invest in renewables.
    Jay Inslee: Fighting climate change crucial, and profitable.
    John Kasich: I've evolved on climate change: stop denying it.
    John Kasich: Subsidies for electric vehicles and renewables.
    John Kasich: Centrist climate policy: price for carbon dioxide emissions.
    Howie Hawkins: Claims to be the "original Green New Dealer".
    Green Party: Reorganize society to accomplish Green New Deal.
    Howie Hawkins: I'm the original Green New Dealer, since 2010.
    Amy Klobuchar: Green New Deal opens discussion on climate change.
    Bill Weld: Climate change dangers are real; rejoin Paris Accords.
    Howard Schultz: Green New Deal is unrealistic at $40 trillion.
    Amy Klobuchar: Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals.
    Pete Buttigieg: Green New Deal is a framework addressing climate & jobs.
    Kamala Harris: Don't withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports the idea of a Green New Deal.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Limit then cap-and-trade carbon emissions.
    Tulsi Gabbard: No more fossil fuels for electricity by 2050.
    Julian Castro: Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty.
    Jay Inslee: Decade-long track record on climate change.
    Jay Inslee: Climate change threatens environment & national security.
    Jay Inslee: Spur green R&D; restrict power plants and emissions.
    Jay Inslee: Establish solar-cell; expand use of electric ferries.
    John Hickenlooper: Pro-environment but there's room for fossil fuels.
    Pope Francis: Climate change is a critical problem that must be addressed.
    Tom Steyer: NextGen Climate: $170 million to advance renewable energy.
    Tom Steyer: Fears current policies will subsidize fossil fuel extraction.
    Tom Steyer: Supports Paris agreement to develop renewable technology.
    Tom Steyer: AdWatch: Do even more with endless supply of wind and sun.
    Tom Steyer: Proposed 10% on oil extraction to support university system.
    Tom Steyer: Fought gutting state greenhouse gas reduction law.
    John Kasich: Opposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility.
    Gloria La Riva: Support family farms that treat livestock humanely.
    Gloria La Riva: Support use of recycled materials in public projects.
    Howie Hawkins: Polluters should have burden of proof of safe practices.
    Howie Hawkins: Strengthen Endangered Species & Clean Water Act.
    Howie Hawkins: Shut down waste incinerators; phase out landfills.
    Kanye West: Chemicals affect our ability to be of service to God.
    Jo Jorgensen: Companies able to pollute because government caps liability.
    Don Blankenship: Repeal wetlands protection & Endangered Species Act.
    Donald Trump: Why not nuke hurricanes to stop them from hitting US?
    Don Blankenship: Mine Safety agency forced bad ventilation that exploded.
    Wayne Messam: Supports fighting climate change.
    Kamala Harris: 100% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters.
    John Kasich: Properly balance environmental stewardship and job creation.
    John Kasich: Eliminate NOAA; let DOI safeguard natural resources.
    John Kasich: Reduce Erie pollution with tougher fertilizer regulations.
    John Kasich: Mandate best practices to reduce farm fertilizer runoff.
    Don Blankenship: Environmental movement not great cause but great business.
Families & Children
    Joe Biden: Invest $450 billion so people needing care can stay at home.
    Kanye West: Asks staff to refrain from fornicating outside of marriage.
    Kanye West: The culture of humanity needs to be family.
    Kanye West: Birthday Lake: mothers safely experience pregnancy & birth.
    Howie Hawkins: Criminalize purchasers of sex, not the prostitutes.
    Don Blankenship: Porn distorts sex created by God; enforce obscenity laws.
    Don Blankenship: Oppose adoption of children homosexual singles or couples.
    Pete Buttigieg: Not going to take family values lectures from Rush Limbaugh.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Sexual assault and harassment must be treated seriously.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shouldn't have to choose between caregiving and job.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Pro-vaccines, not sure if they should be Federally mandated.
    Bill Weld: 2000: Supported Family Leave Act, except paid leave.
    Cory Booker: Opposes family separation policy at southern border.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Make childcare more affordable and accessible.
    Tulsi Gabbard: 2000: Don't let gay activists force their values on our kids.
    Bill de Blasio: Signs legislation protecting against sexual harassment.
    Marco Rubio: Increased child tax credit plus paid family leave.
    Tom Steyer: Republicans have traded their family values for power.
    Ben Sasse: Wrote book about middle class:"The Vanishing American Adult".
    Mike Pence: Does not eat or drink with women other than his wife.
Foreign Policy
    Kanye West: Praises Mideast peace treaties; expects Israel-Saudi next.
    Gloria La Riva: Demands an end of U.S. aid to the state of Israel.
    Howie Hawkins: Self-determination for Kurdish people.
    Howie Hawkins: Supports a Palestinian right of return, and a single state.
    Howie Hawkins: Member of the community of nations; not above it.
    Don Blankenship: NATO serves no US defense purpose; we should withdraw.
    Justin Amash: We need to be engaged with the world.
    Tom Steyer: America's brand in the world our most important protection.
    Joe Walsh: Steadfastly support NATO.
    Donald Trump: Refuses to consider mass killings of Armenians as genocide.
    Bill Weld: China promised two systems for Hong Kong; we're watching.
    Bill Weld: Support democracy, the rule of law, and prosperity in Africa.
    Bill Weld: Multi-party talks to resolve Venezuelan situation.
    Gloria La Riva: Won Cuba's Friendship Medal for opposing US blockade.
    Bill Weld: Foreign-owned debt poses national security problem.
    Donald Trump: Postpone meeting with Denmark if no Greenland discussion.
    Donald Trump: Buying Greenland is strategically interesting.
    Joe Sestak: Restore U.S. status abroad; protect American dream at home.
    Bernie Sanders: Even-handed Mideast policy; open to moving Jerusalem embassy.
    Bernie Sanders: Must support human rights, even with trading partners.
    Julian Castro: 21st century Marshall Plan for Central and Latin America.
    Julian Castro: Rebuild alliances & reclaim role as world leader.
    Donald Trump: Support goals of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
    Joe Biden: Work with NATO, with U.S. as the indispensable leader.
    Pete Buttigieg: Use diplomatic strategies in Venezuela, not military.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports a strong NATO, strengthening ties with allies.
    Jay Inslee: Welcome Syrian refugees.
    Joe Biden: US can't do it alone: stay engaged in the world.
    Amy Klobuchar: Stand with our allies, invest in diplomacy.
    Howard Schultz: China is not an ally, but we need to work with them.
    Cory Booker: Re-examine relationship with Saudi Arabia.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Defends meeting Syria's Assad; supports Trump on North Korea.
    John Kasich: America First should not be America Alone.
    John Kasich: Cooperation and engagement instead of "Fortress America".
    John Kasich: China is converting economic power into regional influence.
    John Kasich: Opportunity to cooperate with China instead of containment.
    Lindsey Graham: Recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Skeptical of Iran nuclear deal.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Supports Egyptian dictator in fight against terrorism.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Against criticizing India's treatment of Muslims.
    Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. should focus on fighting terrorism, not regime change.
    Lincoln Chafee: After Iraq war, we have to repair American credibility.
    Lincoln Chafee: Outspoken backer of Iran nuclear agreement.
    Joe Walsh: Two-state solution for Israel-Palestine failed for 64 years.
Free Trade
    Gloria La Riva: Support global transformation from capitalism to socialism.
    Rocky De La Fuente: American citizens' economic security takes priority.
    Bernie Sanders: Americans have to compete with people making pennies an hour.
    Mike Bloomberg: China tariff--2015: incalculable damage; 2019: not damaging.
    Joe Walsh: Everybody loses in a trade war with China.
    Mark Sanford: Investment cratering; no one knows what's coming next.
    Joe Walsh: Tariffs are a tax increase on middle-class Americans.
    Julian Castro: Protect American workers but take part in global economy.
    Beto O`Rourke: Support NAFTA and TPP.
    John Hickenlooper: No tariffs on goods from China and Europe.
    Bill Weld: Return to free trade; tariffs counterproductive.
    Donald Trump: Nominates opponent of World Bank to lead World Bank.
    Howard Schultz: Trump's tariff war is a strategic mistake.
    John Delaney: Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Julian Castro: Renegotiate NAFTA to protect workers & environment.
    Cory Booker: No fast-track trade authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Renegotiate NAFTA; add environmental protections.
    Julian Castro: Renegotiate NAFTA.
    John Delaney: Supports trade but government must help those it has hurt.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    John Kasich: Review trade violations without heavy-handed tariffs.
    John Kasich: Combat Chinese dumping and currency manipulation.
    John Kasich: Trade was not responsible for job losses; technology was.
    John Kasich: Support TPP to eliminate 18,000 foreign tariffs on US goods.
    Marco Rubio: Bring back American car-manufacturing via high automation.
    Bill de Blasio: NAFTA was a disaster; we will not repeat mistake with TPP.
Government Reform
    Kanye West: Liberal racists worry about splitting the black vote.
    Jo Jorgensen: No photo ID for voting unless easy to get.
    Gloria La Riva: Uniform ballot access; eliminate Electoral College.
    Howie Hawkins: Universal voter registration; statehood for DC.
    Howie Hawkins: Open debates to third parties on sufficient ballots.
    Joe Biden: Commit to appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
    Don Blankenship: Repeal 17th amendment; end direct election of senators.
    Don Blankenship: Oppose National Popular Vote proposal to elect president.
    Don Blankenship: Oppose statehood for DC & Puerto Rico.
    Justin Amash: For limited government, not total Presidential authority.
    Joe Biden: Statehood good for Puerto Rico, and our whole country.
    Bernie Sanders: Rotate judges on Supreme Court, like term limits.
    Pete Buttigieg: Citizens United was a disaster for our democracy.
    Andrew Yang: Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico.
    Julian Castro: Require candidates to release tax returns.
    Julian Castro: We need election security against foreign interference.
    Pete Buttigieg: Make Supreme Court appointments less partisan.
    Bernie Sanders: Require disclosure of campaign expenditures over $10,000.
    Bill Weld: Blow up unnecessary state agencies.
    Amy Klobuchar: Honest Ads Act: no more foreign meddling in elections.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Overturn Citizens United; refuse corporate PAC donations.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists.
    Tom Steyer: Looking for old fashioned values, character and transparency.
    Mark Sanford: Trump not releasing returns hurts democracy's transparency.
    Jesse Ventura: I believe there should be term limits.
    Pete Buttigieg: Created plan to ensure diversity in city government jobs.
    Howie Hawkins: Senators for 20% can block bills favored by 80%.
Gun Control
    Gloria La Riva: Support right of working class to own and bear arms.
    Jo Jorgensen: Against new gun restrictions & lawsuits by gun victims.
    Don Blankenship: Repeal federal firearms legislation, end "Gun Free Zones".
    Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2d Amendment advocacy.
    Lincoln Chafee: Distrust of government is reason for 2nd Amendment.
    Joe Walsh: Kinderguardian satire: "Happy shooting, kids".
    Bill de Blasio: Project Fast Track focuses on gangs & illegal guns.
    Seth Moulton: Ban bump stocks; bar terrorists from gun purchases.
    Eric Swalwell: Banning assault weapons does not mean broad gun ban.
    Andrew Yang: Treat guns the way we treat motor vehicles.
    Julian Castro: Sensible gun laws, and address mental health issues.
    Jay Inslee: Lost seat over assault weapons bill; confront NRA again.
    Pete Buttigieg: Common sense gun control can work under Second Amendment.
    Wayne Messam: Opposed state law preventing discussion of gun control.
    Cory Booker: Consensus on common sense gun laws; ready to fight NRA.
    John Hickenlooper: Mental illness & weak gun laws both contribute to violence.
    Bernie Sanders: Ban assault weapons; automatic background checks.
    Amy Klobuchar: Commonsense gun laws have wide support.
    Howard Schultz: Honor Second Amendment but enact sensible gun laws.
    Julian Castro: Supports background checks at gun shows & assault weapon ban.
    Cory Booker: Require background checks; ban assault weapons.
    Kamala Harris: No reason we have assault weapons in a civil society.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Ban high-capacity magazines; close gun-show loophole.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2006: "A" rating from NRA; 2019: apologizes.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Embarrassed at previous NRA "A" rating; now rated "F".
    Tulsi Gabbard: Ban assault weapons; require universal background checks.
    Julian Castro: Ban assault weapons.
    Jay Inslee: Arming teachers with guns is ridiculous.
    Beto O`Rourke: Supports Second Amendment with sensible gun laws.
    John Kasich: Learn from mass shooting tragedies and take action.
    Kamala Harris: We cannot tolerate society with our babies being slaughtered.
    Tom Steyer: Targets youth voter registration for pro gun control votes.
    Marco Rubio: Ban bump stocks; limit magazine size; more background checks.
    John Kasich: We need bipartisan gun reform to deal with mass shootings.
    John Kasich: Background checks and increased attention to mental illness.
    Oprah Winfrey: Advocate for increased restrictions on gun control.
    Joe Walsh: Purpose of Second Amendment is protection against tyranny.
    Lincoln Chafee: 2014: B+ rating from Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
    Howard Schultz: 2013: Requested customers not bring guns to Starbucks.
    Joe Walsh: Fast and Furious: an attack on gun owners & gun dealers.
Health Care
    Donald Trump: Improve Medicare by looking for fraud, waste and abuse.
    Joe Biden: Allow serious return on investment in new drugs, not gouging.
    Gloria La Riva: Support right to die/assisted suicide.
    Kanye West: Vaccines are the mark of the beast.
    Don Blankenship: Eliminate the Food and Drug Administration.
    Justin Amash: Private market with government backstop at state level.
    Joe Biden: COVID19: make sure there's free testing & free treatment.
    Joe Biden: Lower Medicare eligibility age to 60.
    Bernie Sanders: Wrong to give company exclusive rights to drug treatment.
    Democratic Party: AdWatch: Trump called coronavirus "their hoax" & "fake news".
    Donald Trump: AdWatch: Trump called coronavirus "their hoax" & "fake news".
    Donald Trump: Cut pandemic response team in 2018, denied knowing about it.
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Let the scientists speak; let them prepare us.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Catastrophic insurance best way to reassess health care.
    Mike Bloomberg: 2011: We're going to cut back Medicaid and Medicare.
    Donald Trump: The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.
    Donald Trump: 2014: Criticized Ebola czar; 2019: put Pence in charge.
    Bernie Sanders: Medicare-for-All will lead to stability, not disruption.
    Michael Bennet: Public option better than Medicare for All.
    Seth Moulton: Improve ObamaCare but not single-payer.
    Andrew Yang: Public option would cost less than present system.
    Jay Inslee: Public option; more access to Medicare by lowering age.
    Julian Castro: Medicare for all, but allow private insurance.
    Jay Inslee: Lower eligibility for Medicare; provide public option.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Transition to Medicare for all through public option.
    Mitt Romney: Repeal Obamacare; Federal-state partnerships instead.
    Wayne Messam: Health Care is a right, not a privilege.
    Cory Booker: Medicare for all; start with commonsense reforms.
    John Hickenlooper: Against single payer; supports public option.
    Andrew Yang: ObamaCare is only a good first step.
    Beto O`Rourke: Medicare-X: government-run public option.
    Pete Buttigieg: Public option is step towards universal care.
    Jay Inslee: Take initial steps towards universal health care.
    Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-All for the future; public option now.
    Bill Weld: Supports increased Medicaid access.
    Bill Weld: More consumer choice instead of single-payer.
    Howard Schultz: ObamaCare is ok, but Medicare-for-All goes too far.
    Howard Schultz: President must take responsibility for V.A.
    Amy Klobuchar: Expand Medicare to age 55.
    Amy Klobuchar: Allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices.
    Bernie Sanders: Pharma companies should justify high drug prices.
    John Delaney: No Medicare for All, but yes universal health care.
    Julian Castro: Would tax the richest to fund Medicare for All.
    Cory Booker: Allow importing prescription drugs to lower Rx prices.
    Cory Booker: Backs Medicare-for-All.
    Kamala Harris: End private health insurance with Medicare for All.
    Howard Schultz: Single-payer health care is a false promise.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Basic Health Program: offer lower-priced health insurance.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Supports Medicare-for-All; tax wealthiest 5% to pay for it.
    Julian Castro: Medicare for all, paid for by tax on wealthy.
    Beto O`Rourke: Open to different ways to get to universal health care.
    Bernie Sanders: Impose Medicaid requirements on states.
    Eric Garcetti: I'm a single-payer guy.
    Steve Bullock: Protect ObamaCare before pushing to expand further.
    Tom Steyer: We need transparency on all drug prices.
Homeland Security
    Jo Jorgensen: Bring our troops home from foreign bases.
    Gloria La Riva: Abolish CIA, NSA, FBI; disband NATO.
    Donald Trump: Fort renaming: I don't care what the military says.
    Howie Hawkins: Abolish nuclear weapons, WMDs, and land mines.
    Howie Hawkins: Better care & support services for veterans.
    Don Blankenship: Terrorism no excuse to violate 4th, 5th amendments.
    Don Blankenship: Oppose conscription; register for the draft.
    Don Blankenship: Opposed to U.S. forces serving under foreign command.
    Bill de Blasio: Coronavirus: We need federalized dynamic as in wartime.
    Joe Walsh: Take seriously the dangers of Islamic terrorism.
    Gloria La Riva: Opposed collection of citizens' digital communications.
    Justin Amash: Wants to close Guantanamo prison.
    Mark Sanford: Biggest national security threat is debt and deficit.
    Mike Pence: Voted to keep ban on openly gay members of the military.
    Seth Moulton: Focus on cybersecurity to deal with real threats to US.
    Amy Klobuchar: Voted for 95% of military spending bills in Congress.
    Andrew Yang: Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats.
    Beto O`Rourke: Supported 11th aircraft carrier; opposed 1% military cut.
    Cory Booker: Supports military spending on Foreign Affairs Committee.
    Elizabeth Warren: End stranglehold of defense contractors on military policy.
    John Delaney: Voted for 25 out of 28 military spending bills.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Don't cut military budget; fund weapons systems & ABMs.
    Beto O`Rourke: Military should welcome transgender recruits.
    Cory Booker: Transgender troops should be allowed to serve.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Allow transgender Americans in the military.
    Joe Biden: 1991: Favors government "back doors" into encryption.
    John Kasich: Prioritize nuclear agreements like START and INF.
    Joe Walsh: Cut $8.9B from defense bill, and supported 3% more.
    Jo Jorgensen: Citizenship for undocumented children only if born in US.
    Gloria La Riva: Full citizenship rights upon six months residency.
    Howie Hawkins: All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status.
    Jo Jorgensen: Against border wall but deport immigrants who commit crimes.
    Rocky De La Fuente: Nation which can't control borders is in grave danger.
    Jo Jorgensen: No unreasonable constraints in crossing political boundaries.
    Don Blankenship: Moratorium on immigration; discontinue federal assistance.
    Justin Amash: Fix system so that people can immigrate to US lawfully.
    Joe Biden: No one would be deported who hasn't committed a felony.
    Gloria La Riva: For 8 days accompanied 2018 refugee caravan to reach US.
    Joe Biden: Bring in asylum seekers & DREAMers AND secure border.
    Beto O`Rourke: Immediately undo Trump actions; work with Congress.
    Bill de Blasio: Supports sanctuary cities; would abolish ICE.
    Pete Buttigieg: Most Americans are immigrants or their descendants.
    Seth Moulton: Citizenship path for those who follow law.
    Andrew Yang: Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic.
    Andrew Yang: Need more case workers & judges at southern border.
    Jay Inslee: More hearing officers to process asylum cases.
    Jay Inslee: Against Muslim ban; not afraid of diversity.
    Julian Castro: Asylum seekers have the right to be heard.
    Donald Trump: Refugees can't come in; sorry, we're full.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Treat asylum seekers humanely; reform process.
    Mitt Romney: Secure the borders; deport people here illegally.
    Mitt Romney: Reluctantly supports DACA, but need to crack down.
    Pete Buttigieg: Problem isn't ICE; it's what they're ordered to do.
    Donald Trump: Use threat of tariffs to get Mexico's cooperation.
    Beto O`Rourke: Stop refugee issue by dealing with what's driving them here.
    Donald Trump: Cut off aid $700M to Central American Northern Triangle.
    Wayne Messam: Blocked immigration enforcement on city property.
    Cory Booker: Support DREAMers, reform immigration to reflect our values.
    Andrew Yang: Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry.
    Beto O`Rourke: Path to citizenship for all DREAMers.
    John Hickenlooper: Family separation policy is cruel and un-American.
    Bernie Sanders: Restructure ICE; don't necessarily abolish it.
    Joe Biden: Allow citizenship for DREAMers.
    Bill Weld: Trump's deportation policy is like Nazi Germany.
    Bill Weld: Guest worker program rather than path to citizenship.
    Howard Schultz: Border security ok, but don't demonize immigrants.
    Amy Klobuchar: Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE.
    Jay Inslee: Choose greatness instead of stoking fear among immigrants.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Reunite families ripped apart at the border.
    John Delaney: Ending DACA program was cruel, heartless and mean-spirited.
    Julian Castro: Against funding border wall.
    Cory Booker: Supports DACA and DREAMers.
    Kamala Harris: Re-examine ICE & start from scratch.
    Howard Schultz: Hire 10,000 refugees from Trump's Muslim-ban countries.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Reimagine ICE; support DREAMers.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2006: anti-illegal alien; 2019: diversity is our strength.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Blue Dog: opposed sanctuary cities & opposed amnesty.
    Julian Castro: Secure the border by using technology, not a wall.
    Beto O`Rourke: End separating kids; make DREAMers citizens.
    Beto O`Rourke: Opposes "open borders," but new wall unnecessary.
    John Kasich: Allies directly affected should repatriate Syrian refugees.
    Kamala Harris: No border wall in any comprehensive bill.
    Oprah Winfrey: Backs pathway to citizenship for all the illegal aliens.
    Tom Steyer: $2.3M to recruit and train immigrant advocates.
    Steve Bullock: Keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
    Tulsi Gabbard: 2015: Favor Christian over Islamic refugees.
    Pope Francis: Opposes border wall between US and Mexico.
    Pope Francis: Vocal advocate for the plight of refugees.
    Jesse Ventura: Border wall would make Reagan turn over in his grave.
    Jo Jorgensen: Opposes minimum wage; it hurts minorities and youth.
    Jo Jorgensen: Eliminate all wage standards.
    Gloria La Riva: Restrict employers' asking about criminal records.
    Jo Jorgensen: No required unions; no occupational licensing laws.
    Bill de Blasio: Would raise the NYC minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Andrew Yang: Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes.
    Andrew Yang: I'm a huge union fan.
    Wayne Messam: Supported boosting minimum wage.
    Pete Buttigieg: Consider guaranteed income, perhaps redefine work.
    Jay Inslee: Increase minimum wage; ensure gender pay equity.
    Amy Klobuchar: Minimum wage must be raised.
    Bill Weld: In-state training for displaced workers, including on-line.
    Cory Booker: Supports $15 minimum wage and guaranteed jobs.
    Beto O`Rourke: Invest in training for evolving economy.
    Eric Garcetti: Universal pathway to employment.
    Tom Steyer: Closed tax loophole on out of state business, creating jobs.
    Steve Bullock: Guarantee equal pay for women.
Principles & Values
    Donald Trump: 2016: Sought to nullify election after losing Iowa primary.
    Jo Jorgensen: Government should not interfere in matters of religion.
    Kanye West: Name "Birthday Party" means more kids with more birthdays.
    Gloria La Riva: Art is an integral part of daily life, not a commodity.
    Kanye West: You're free if you stay away from pornography and Percocet.
    Donald Trump: I've been right probably more than anybody else.
    Donald Trump: My mother was like a saint, my father was most solid person.
    Kanye West: Trump allowing God to still be part of the conversation.
    Kanye West: God appoints the president.
    Kanye West: I put everything I get on the line to serve God.
    Jo Jorgensen: Coronavirus lockdown felt like "house arrest".
    Rocky De La Fuente: Require highest ethical standards and oversight.
    Jo Jorgensen: Challenge cult of omnipotent state, defend individual rights.
    Don Blankenship: Acknowledges blessing of Jesus Christ as ruler of US.
    Don Blankenship: Opposed to government involvement in gambling.
    Justin Amash: Don't need same rules from community to community.
    Justin Amash: Pushed libertarian ideas into Republican Party.
    Justin Amash: Blessing to be born here; this is the best country on Earth.
    Justin Amash: Most people are libertarian, not superpartisan & superangry.
    Jesse Ventura: Would run as Green; Dems/GOP not the solution.
    Tom Steyer: I have been a grassroots organizer for 10 years.
    Marianne Williamson: International Day of Peace: Why only one day?
    Don Blankenship: Wants to go from the "big house" to the White House.
    Joe Walsh: 2010: opposed by namesake rock star Joe Walsh.
    Joe Walsh: 2013: supported birtherism; 2019: apologized for it.
    Donald Trump: LameStream Media are the Enemy of the People.
    Bill Weld: All states should hold primaries, not just re-nominate Trump.
    Joe Walsh: All states should hold primaries, not just re-nominate Trump.
    Mark Sanford: All states should hold primaries, not just re-nominate Trump.
    Lincoln Chafee: Surprised at how much he agrees with Libertarian Party.
    Joe Walsh: The "Age of Trump" woke him up to racism of past comments.
    Joe Walsh: Look into 25th amendment for Donald Trump.
    Valerie McCray: Psychologist; sought presidential nomination in 2020.
    Joe Walsh: Opposing Trump because he's an "unfit divider in chief".
    Justin Amash: Partisanship undercutting our constitutional basis.
    Mark Sanford: Comeback to Congress in 2012; lost in GOP primary in 2018.
    Justin Amash: Father immigrated as Palestinian refugee.
    Justin Amash: I've disenchanted and frightened by hyperpartisanship.
    Justin Amash: Leaving the Republican Party to avoid partisan death spiral.
    Howard Schultz: GOP fiscally irresponsible, Democrats going socialist.
    Beto O`Rourke: Listen to voters, not special interests.
    Bill Weld: 2016 election: Johnson-Weld exceeded 3.6% of vote in MI & WI.
    Michael Bennet: Continue investigations; see if public supports impeachment.
    Amy Klobuchar: Hold president accountable with investigations & election.
    Bill Weld: Quit Reagan Justice Department over ethics scandals.
    Howie Hawkins: Danger of Trump doesn't mean electing "any damned Democrat".
    Mike Pence: No problem with gays; they just say so for publicity.
    Pete Buttigieg: If I had been given a choice, I would have not been gay.
    Mike Gravel: Push Dems toward sensible views on political reform.
    Pete Buttigieg: National service can unite Americans.
    Bill Weld: Government leaders should inspire and unite, not divide.
    Kamala Harris: FactCheck: Constitutionally eligible to run for presidency.
    Bernie Sanders: Mainstream media prefers "realistic" candidates over Bernie.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Beat the mainstream media by reframing.
    Howie Hawkins: Third parties force issues neglected by major parties.
    Eric Garcetti: There ARE two Americas: Washington DC, and the rest of us.
    Mark Sanford: Trump's payoff to porn star "deeply troubling".
    John Kasich: Two-party system no longer appeals to majority of voters.
    Oprah Winfrey: Follows avant-garde version of an all-accepting religion.
    Deval Patrick: Joined Bain Capital, lecture tour "Reinvesting in America".
    Lindsey Graham: I did not vote for Trump for President in 2016.
    Mike Pence: Founded PAC Great America Committee" separate from Trump.
    Lincoln Chafee: Focus on pocketbook issues; be flexible on social issues.
    Jesse Ventura: I don't like Trump or Hillary; I'm voting Libertarian.
    Lincoln Chafee: Voted for Bush41 in 2004 as protest against Bush43.
    Michael Bennet: No particular religion nor congregation but believes in God.
    Michael Bennet: Raised in two different heritages, Jewish and Christian.
    Marianne Williamson: Politics steeped in religion is divisive.
Social Security
    Andrew Yang: Fund Freedom Dividend payments with 10% VAT.
    Jo Jorgensen: Allow opt out: IRAs safe from greedy politicians.
    Donald Trump: Never cut Social Security; payroll tax cut won't affect it.
    Joe Biden: Increase benefits for widows/widowers instead of cutting.
    Gloria La Riva: Cap benefits to three times those receiving minimum.
    Howie Hawkins: Apply FICA tax to all levels of income including investments.
    Don Blankenship: No use of S.S. Number except Social Security business.
    Don Blankenship: Allow people to withdraw funds and privately invest them.
    Don Blankenship: Privatize Social Security, but pay current benefits.
    Mike Bloomberg: 2009: Called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme".
    Mike Bloomberg: 2009: Social Security a Ponzi scheme, 2020: boost receipts.
    Tom Steyer: Great countries don't break their major promises.
    Amy Klobuchar: Proposed new retirement accounts for those without.
    Howie Hawkins: The most regressive tax of all is the FICA payroll tax.
    Howie Hawkins: The most regressive tax of all is the FICA payroll tax.
    Cory Booker: Raise the cap on Social Security taxes to fund system.
    Amy Klobuchar: Address national debt without cutting entitlements.
    Joe Biden: Freeze entitlements; don't favor special interests.
Tax Reform
    Jo Jorgensen: Lower or eliminate businesses taxes; end Federal income tax.
    Jo Jorgensen: Against a wealth tax; income inequality comes from choices.
    Joe Biden: Repeal high-income excess business losses tax cut.
    Bill de Blasio: Favors tax increases on wealthy.
    Andrew Yang: Fund programs from tech companies now paying no tax.
    Howard Schultz: Would increase taxes on rich, sketchy on details.
    Bill Weld: Cut capital gains tax; look at flat tax on income.
    Elizabeth Warren: Comparison of Trump wealth tax to Warren wealth tax.
    Eric Swalwell: The wealthy should pay more taxes.
    Elizabeth Warren: 2% wealth tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B.
    Mike Bloomberg: Wealth tax is counterproductive and unconstitutional.
    Julian Castro: Raise the top marginal tax rate; negotiate the numbers.
    John Delaney: Increase marginal rate, tax investments like income.
    Kamala Harris: Payments to needy, not tax breaks for the rich.
    John Kasich: Reduce tax withholding by 3.1%.
    David Koch: Spending $20M to popularize Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cut.
    Oprah Winfrey: Resents the high taxes the government makes her pay.
    Paul Ryan: GOP tax cut saves $700 for people earning $30,000.
    Tom Steyer: Tax reform bill keeps the rich happy but hurts middle class.
    Lincoln Chafee: Ordinary Republicans vote against their economic interests.
    Tom Steyer: Implement 1 percent annual wealth tax on America's richest.
    Deval Patrick: Called for cutting state sales tax, hiking income tax.
    Mike Gravel: I advocate a FairTax: pay as you spend.
    Gloria La Riva: Fund public transportation, high-speed rail.
    Howie Hawkins: We support all efforts to achieve net neutrality.
    Howie Hawkins: Protect software by copyright, not patent.
    Don Blankenship: Reject PATRIOT Act and all such laws.
    Amy Klobuchar: Users of social media should be able to control their data.
    Jay Inslee: Regulate internet to protect privacy & net neutrality.
    Bill Weld: Teach skill sets for tech jobs of the future.
    Lincoln Chafee: Let's join the rest of the world and go metric.
War & Peace
    Jo Jorgensen: Opposed withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.
    Jo Jorgensen: No military aid to Saudi Arabia for war in Yemen.
    Howie Hawkins: Supports 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
    Kanye West: I'm focused on protecting America with our great military.
    Jo Jorgensen: Bombings in Middle East aren't a boost to Western security.
    Don Blankenship: We are unalterably opposed to entangling alliances.
    Justin Amash: Make Congress authorize wars or else withdraw troops.
    Joe Biden: Afghanistan: against surging troops; not nation builders.
    Mike Pence: Taliban committed to oppose terrorists; now hard work begins.
    Mike Bloomberg: Iraq war was a mistake based on faulty intelligence.
    Pete Buttigieg: Would use force, but need to think of the consequences.
    Joe Walsh: Withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
    Donald Trump: Syria pullout: Let Turks & Kurds fight, then pull them apart.
    Bill Weld: Unlimited military aid to Ukraine against Russian incursion.
    Bill Weld: Supports Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution.
    Bill Weld: Withdrawing from Iran nuke deal was a colossal blunder.
    Bill Weld: Partial sanction relief for partial Korean denuclearization.
    Joe Walsh: Congress must have a say in military force overseas.
    Lincoln Chafee: Disarmament, non-proliferation where we want to go.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck:No, didn't oppose Iraq War right after war started.
    Pete Buttigieg: Be more judicious when committing troops.
    Mike Pence: North Korea must abandon its nuclear ambitions.
    Andrew Yang: Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war.
    Julian Castro: Don't entangle ourselves in wars, but rebuild alliances.
    Amy Klobuchar: Supported regime change in Libya; supports Israeli military.
    Bernie Sanders: Cut military spending, except F-35 at Vermont air base.
    Cory Booker: End intervention in Yemen & Iran, but not Israel.
    Elizabeth Warren: No intervention in Yemen; but intervention in Gaza OK.
    Jay Inslee: Opposed war in Iraq; opposed use of torture.
    Joe Biden: Supported wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, but not Iran.
    Kamala Harris: Ok with Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Withdraw from Yemen; Withdraw from Afghanistan.
    Marianne Williamson: Stop relying on brute force internationally.
    Tulsi Gabbard: No regime change in Iran; no war in Yemen.
    Andrew Yang: Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force.
    Beto O`Rourke: Discuss U.S. policy in Syria in a more meaningful way.
    Pete Buttigieg: U.S. not the guarantor of peace in Afghanistan.
    Donald Trump: Countries hosting US troops should pay for them.
    Bernie Sanders: End Syrian conflict; pull out U.S. troops.
    Bill Weld: Supports non-nuclear proliferation efforts.
    Bill Weld: Don't use military for regime change.
    Amy Klobuchar: Keep US military presence in Syria.
    John Delaney: Withdraw military aid from Saudi forces fighting in Yemen.
    Kamala Harris: Time for a political solution in Afghanistan.
    Elizabeth Warren: Withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Withdraw from Afghanistan & Syria.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: End military aid to Saudi Arabia to attack Yemen.
    Tulsi Gabbard: End US support for Saudi-led conflict in Yemen.
    Julian Castro: Withdraw US troops from Syria.
    Donald Trump: We've beaten ISIS in Syria; bring US troops home.
    Lindsey Graham: Hearings on Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria.
    John Kasich: Keep up pressure on North Korea to give up nukes.
    John Kasich: Balance cooperation and confrontation with China.
    John Kasich: Forward-deploy US forces in the Pacific to challenge China.
    John Kasich: War on terror should focus on threats to US homeland.
    Lindsey Graham: Damage from war with North Korea would be worth it.
    Tom Steyer: Trump foreign policy strategy is to react, not think.
    Oprah Winfrey: Gave post-9/11 platform to anti-war advocates.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Use military to fight terrorists, not for regime change.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Opposes fighting in Afghanistan & Syria; end arms to Saudis.
    Donald Trump: To eradicate ISIS, we need action, not talk.
    John Kasich: Eradicate leadership of North Korea but no military strike.
    Bill Weld: Supports libertarian "restraint" on military action.
    Lincoln Chafee: Calls drone strikes "extrajudicial assassinations".
    Lincoln Chafee: Neocon advocates for invasions are "delusional".
    Lincoln Chafee: Iraq: There was "no evidence" of WMDs, it was a hoax.
    Lincoln Chafee: Iraq war was on hawks' wish list; feared another Vietnam.
    Donald Trump: Walk away from Iranian nuclear talks; increase sanctions.
    Mike Gravel: Dislodge ourselves from Iraq, by working with Iran & Syria.
    Marianne Williamson: Form Department of Peace to pro-actively plan.
    Lincoln Chafee: Iraq war wasn't about WMDs, but changing Middle East.
Welfare & Poverty
    Gloria La Riva: Increase housing subsides; allow rent control.
    Don Blankenship: Welfare provisions misdirected & morally destructive.
    Deval Patrick: Supports reparations to living descendants of slaves.
    Howie Hawkins: Reparations and Green New Deal to close racial income gap.
    Andrew Yang: Increase affordable housing; get localities to change zoning.
    Andrew Yang: Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income.
    Bill Weld: Have private sector take over social services.
    Cory Booker: HOME Act: $134 billion a year via EITC for people in poverty.
    Oprah Winfrey: Used lessons learned growing up in poverty to propel herself.

The above quotations are from Interviews during 2017-2019, interviewing presidential hopefuls for 2020.

    More citations for 2020 presidential contenders (sources for issue excerpts):
  • Axios.com: "Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response," by Zachary Basu, 12/26/2019
  • Council on Foreign Relations: "Candidate Tracker: Joe Walsh, Tom Steyer, Deval Patrick, and Mike Bloomberg" Dec. 24, 2019
  • Council on Foreign Relations, "Meet Joe Walsh, Republican Presidential Candidate," by James M. Lindsay, December 2, 2019
  • San Juan Daily Star, "After debating about black support, Democrats fan out to try to earn it," by Mihir Zaveri, November 25, 2019
  • Associated Press AccessWire, "GOP Presidential Candidate De La Fuente Becomes First, Only Candidate to Gain Ballot Access in Alabama," October 26, 2019
  • Newsweek magazine, "Former Coal Executive And Prisoner Seeking Constitution Party Nomination For President," by Aila Slisco, 10/22/19
  • Politico.com, "Trump holds Dallas rally as impeachment fight messes with his lead in Texas," by Nancy Cook, 10/17/2019
  • Council on Foreign Relations, "Candidates Answer CFR's Questions: Bill Weld," October 3, 2019
  • Liberation News, "Party for Socialism and Liberation 2020 Presidential Campaign: Meet the Candidates!," Sep 29, 2019
  • The Guardian, "Trump is seriously, frighteningly unstable--the world is in danger," by Robert Reich, 9/15/2019
  • Washington Post, "We are Trump's Republican challengers. Canceling GOP primaries is a critical mistake," by Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh & Bill Weld, 9/13/19
  • Warwick Beacon, "Chafee discusses 2020 Libertarian presidential bid," by Ethan Hartley, September 11, 2019
  • CNN K-File, "Biden says he opposed the Iraq War. A check of his record shows otherwise," by N.McDermott & A.Kaczynski, 9/4/19
  • Buzzfeed.com, "Texts With Donald Trump's New Challenger: (Woke?) Joe Walsh," by Ben Smith, August 29, 2019
  • Axios.com, "Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.," by Jonathan Swan & Margaret Talev, 8/25/19
  • NBC Meet the Press, interview of Gov. Bill Weld, Aug 25, 2019
  • USA Today, "Joe Walsh apologizes for past racist comments," by Jeanine Santucci, Aug. 25, 2019
  • Indianapolis Recorder, "Local African American woman doesn't care what the odds are, she's running for president," by Tyler Fenwick, August 22, 2019
  • Talk Business & Politics, "Sen. Cotton says he asked Danish ambassador about selling Greenland," 8/21/2019
  • Politico.com, "Joe Walsh to mount primary bid against 'absolutely unfit' Trump," by Natasha Korecki, 08/21/2019
  • The Hill e-zine, "Trump: Purchasing Greenland 'strategically' interesting," by Owen Daugherty, 08/18/19
  • NBC Meet the Press, interview of Gov. Mark Sanford, Aug 18, 2019
  • Salon.com, "Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh apologizes for supporting 'unfit' Trump, by Igor Derysh, August 16, 2019
  • The New Republic magazine, "Justin Amash and the Libertarian Future," by Lucy Steigerwald, July 29, 2019
  • PoliticalWire.com, "Weld Says Trump Is a 'Raging Racist'," by Taegan Goddard, July 25, 2019
  • National Review, "Trump Should Welcome a Challenge from Mark Sanford," by Jonathan S. Tobin, July 18, 2019
  • The Charleston (SC) Post and Courier, "Mark Sanford considers presidential run against Trump," by Caitlin Byrd, Jul 16, 2019
  • MSN.com, "Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford mulling run for president," Jul 16, 2019
  • CNN Fact check: "Biden falsely claims he opposed spending more money to build state prisons," by D.Dale & A.Kaczynski, 7/7/19
  • Washington Post, "Our politics is in a partisan death spiral. That's why I'm leaving the GOP," by Rep. Justin Amash, 7/4/19
  • Omaha World-Herald, "Is centrism doomed? The cautionary tale of Howard Schultz," by Simon van Zuylen-Wood, Jun 29, 2019
  • The New Republic, "Minutes: Sanders's rotating judges," by Matt Ford, June 29 2019
  • United Press International (UPI), "Joe Sestak seeks to restore accountability to White House," by Danielle Haynes, 6/25/2019
  • Miami Herald, "Our Latin America policies are morally bankrupt," by Joe Biden, June 24, 2019
  • The Hill, "Joe Sestak joins crowded presidential primary," by Rachel Frazin, 6/23/2019
  • The Independent (UK), "Trump refuses to apologise for demanding Central Park Five be executed," Clemence Michallon, 6/18/19
  • American Thinker, "Taxpayers to pay $550,000 for MSHA failures," by Bruce Thompson, May 19, 2019
  • PoliticalWire.com, "GOP Lawmaker Unloads on Trump and Barr," by Taegan Goddard, May 18, 2019
  • The Nation magazine, "Economic Security Should Be Lifelong," by Peter Barnes, May 15, 2019
  • Houston Chronicle, "Why Joe Biden needs Libertarians," by Joshua Spivak, May 13, 2019
  • Indianapolis Star, "Where Buttigieg stands, from 'Medicare for all' to gun control," by Kaitlin Lange & Chris Sikich, 5/6/2019
  • Leafly.com, "Time to Admit It: Trump Opposes Cannabis Legalization," by Bruce Barcott, May 2, 2019
  • Texas Tribune, "Officers at Beto O'Rourke's 1998 DWI crash say they believe he tried to flee," by Jay Root, April 24, 2019
  • New York Times, "Meet the Other Resistance: The Republican One," by Mark Leibovich, April 24, 2019
  • CNN.com, "Swalwell on proposed assault weapons ban: 'Keep your pistols, keep your shotguns'," by Eli Watkins, 4/19/2019
  • Truthout, "It's Time to Transform the Tax Code and Implement a Green New Deal," by Howie Hawkins, April 19, 2019
  • PBS Newshour, "Mike Pence says 'era of strategic patience is over'," Apr 17, 2019
  • CNN Town Hall Meeting with Andrew Yang, Presidential Candidate, April 14, 2019
  • People Magazine (people.com), "Pete Buttigieg Challenges Mike Pence's Anti-LGBTQ History," by Adam Carlson, April 9, 2019
  • InsiderNJ.com, "Jack Ciattarelli: A Wendell Willkie and Larry Hogan in Waiting," by Alan Steinberg, April 9, 2019
  • PBS Newshour, "Trump trying to make case for Jewish voters to back 2020 bid," Apr 6, 2019
  • Townhall.com, "Schultz Says He's Against Third Trimester Abortions," by Lauretta Brown, Apr 05, 2019
  • PBS Newshour, "Trump says immigration ‘system is full'," Apr 5, 2019
  • Education Next, "Buttigieg talks Charter Schools", by Ira Stoll, 4/4/2019
  • Time magazine, "Here's What All the 2020 Candidates Have Said and Done About Equal Pay," by Abigail Abrams, April 2, 2019
  • The Atlantic, "Beto Sees Trump's Immigration Trap Clearly," by Peter Beinart, Apr. 1, 2019
  • Vox.com, "Trump's decision to cut off aid to 3 Central American countries, explained," by Dara Lind, Apr 1, 2019
  • Mother Jones, "Which 2020 Democrats Are Strongest on Climate?," by Nick Visser, March 27, 2019
  • Truthout.org, "How the 2020 Candidates Stack Up on War and Peace," by Medea Benjamin & Nicolas Davies, March 27, 2019
  • Rolling Stone magazine, "88-Year-Old Mike Gravel Is the Latest Teen Sensation," by Ryan Bort, 3/20/2019
  • Fox News, "Trump blasts California governor for halting executions," by Brooke Singman, 3/12/2019
  • Bloomberg News, "Trump Seeks Huge Premium From Allies Hosting US Troops," by Nick Wadhams & Jennifer Jacobs, Mar.8, 2019
  • The Atlantic, "Jay Inslee's Risky Bet for 2020," by Edward-Isaac Dovere , 3/1/2019
  • Mother Jones magazine, "Presidential Hopefuls Flock to South by Southwest Festival," by Nathalie Baptiste, March 2019
  • Axios.com, "John Kasich to fellow GOPers: Stop denying climate change", by Amy Harder, Feb. 26, 2019
  • The Hill, "Kasich to push Republicans for policies to address climate change," by Avery Anapol, Feb. 26, 2019
  • The Week magazine, "The Green Party thinks Democrats are a bunch of fake socialists," February 25, 2019
  • The New Republic, "The Democrats Stole the Green Party's Best Idea," by Emily Atkin, February 22, 2019
  • Penn Today (U.Penn.), "Joe Biden talking politics," by Lauren Hertzler, Feb. 19, 2019
  • Bloomberg News, "Bill De Blasio Slams Amazon's 'Abuse of Corporate Power'," Christopher Condon & Ben Brody, 2/17/2019
  • Boston Globe, Transcript of Bill Weld's speech on exploring a 2020 run against Donald Trump, 2/15/2019
  • Politico.com, "Harris calls for marijuana legalization," by Katie Galioto, 2/11/2019
  • Townhall.com, "The 2020 Democrats: Julian Castro," 2/4/2019
  • Reuters, "Sanders to ask why drug, once free, now costs $375k," by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Feb. 4, 2019
  • New York Post, "Cory Booker declares bid for presidency," by Yaron Steinbuch, February 1, 2019
  • Jacobin magazine, "Howard Schultz's #MeToo Problem at Starbucks," by Liza Featherstone, Feb. 2019
  • Vox.com, "That time Donald Trump proposed a 14.5 percent wealth tax", by Matthew Yglesias, Jan 31, 2019
  • Fox News, "Swalwell says rich 'getting off the hook,'" by Paul Steinhauser, 1/31/2019
  • Vox.com, "5 anti-poverty plans from 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, explained," by Dylan Matthews, Jan 30, 2019
  • Washington Examiner, "Scourge of the socialists?", by Philip Wegmann, January 29, 2019
  • Yahoo Entertainment Video, "Kamala Harris has an extreme idea to get gun control legislation passed," Jan 29th 2019
  • Vox.com, "Elizabeth Warren's proposed tax on enormous fortunes, explained," by Matthew Yglesias, Jan 24, 2019
  • International Policy Digest, "Sanders and the media," by Russell Whitehouse, Jan. 23, 2019
  • Time Magazine, "Kamala Harris Jumps Into Presidential Race," by Juana Summers, January 21, 2019
  • New York Times, "Mayor de Blasio Says Wealth Is 'in the Wrong Hands'," by J. David Goodman & William Neuman, 1/10/2019
  • Washington Post, "Schultz running as an independent for president in 2020," by Michael Scherer, January 18, 2019
  • Washington Free Beacon, "Gillibrand apologizes for 'callous' views on immigration," by David Rutz, January 16, 2019
  • The Daily Beast, "Gillibrand to Colbert: I'm Going to Run," by Gideon Resnick, 01.15.19
  • CNN.com, "Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy," by Andrew Kaczynski, Jan. 13, 2019
  • The Atlantic, "Can a Democrat Win the Presidency on Climate Change?", by Edward-Isaac Dovere, 1/2/2019
  • Snopes.com, "Did Elizabeth Warren Say Abortion Is 'No Different' Than Removing Tonsils?", January 2019
  • Snopes.com, "Is Kamala Harris Not Eligible to Serve as U.S. President?", January 2019
  • Atlantic Magazine, "John Delaney Is Playing the Long Game," by Elaine Godfrey, Dec. 10, 2018
  • The Atlantic, "John Kasich Searches For His Place In the GOP," by Dick Polman, Dec 3, 2018
  • The Nation magazine, "Breaking the Boundaries of 2-Party Politics in New York," by John Nichols, Nov 1, 2018
  • Atlantic Magazine, "Kamala Harris's Trump-Size Tax Plan," Oct. 18, 2018
  • CNN Town Hall Meeting with Beto O'Rourke, aired 7-8pm, October 18, 2018
  • Kaiser Family Foundation, "Public Plan Buy-In Proposals," by Karen Pollitz, Oct 9, 2018
  • White House press release, "WTAS: Support for President Trump's Successful Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada," Oct. 2, 2018
  • The Hill, "America First message at UN," by John Bowden, Sept. 26, 2018
  • The Atlantic, "Hickenlooper Is the Antithesis of Trump," by Kyle Trygstad, Sep. 18, 2018
  • Atlantic Magazine, "Elizabeth Warren's Theory of Capitalism," by Franklin Foer, Aug. 28, 2018
  • NBC4 WCMH TV Columbus, “Kasich looking to put more money in the pockets of Ohio workers,” by Jason Aubry, Aug 13, 2018
  • Jacobin Magazine, "Joe Biden, Neoliberal Democrat," 8/7/18
  • Jacobin Magazine, "Joe Biden: Military Hawk," 8/2/18
  • Ohio Statehouse News Bureau, "Farmers Take On Kasich's Regulations To Clean Up Lake Erie," by Andy Chow, July 18, 2018
  • Foreign Affairs (policy journal), "Reclaiming Global Leadership," by Governor John Kasich, 6/6/2018
  • CBS Boston, "Starbucks CEO Steps Down, May Consider Run For President," by Nathaniel Meyersohn, June 4, 2018
  • Politico.com, "Patrick plans 2020 decision by end of the year", by Lauren Dezenski, 06/04/2018
  • Los Angeles Times, "Eric Garcetti, still weighing a presidential run, delivers commencement address in N.H.," by Cindy Chang, May 13, 2018
  • NYC.gov Mayoral press release, "Strengthening Protections Against Sexual Harassment", 5/9/2018
  • The Nation magazine, "Why Won't Lincoln Chafee Support Robert Mueller?," by Bob Dreyfuss, May 2, 2018
  • Politico.com AdWatch on 2020 presidential race, "Can the Most Hated Man in West Virginia Win?", by Scott Goldsmith & Kevin Robillard, March 26, 2018(Link)
  • The Daily Beast blog, "Stormy Daniels Situation 'Very Troubling'," by Mark Sanford, 03.07.18
  • CNN, “Kasich to Trump: 'Take some steps' on gun control,” by Eli Watkins, February 18, 2018
  • Mother Jones magazine, "Crime Just Keeps on Dropping In NYC," by Kevin Drum, Dec 28, 2017
  • Medium.com e-zine, "Financial Discipline Missing in Latest Budge," by Rep. Mark Sanford, Nov 1, 2017
  • Politico.com, "Steve Bullock and the Lost Art of Political Persuasion," by Gabriel Debenedetti, October 11, 2017
  • The Week magazine, "Lincoln Chafee, last of the WASPs," by Matthew Walther, July 3, 2017
  • Jacobin Magazine, "Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend," by Branko Marcetic, 5/27/2017
  • CNN, "Kasich on North Korea: 'Eradicate the leadership'," by Caroline Kenny, April 28, 2017
  • Reuters, "Trump backs away from labeling China a currency manipulator," by David Lawder, 4/12/2017
  • The Atlantic, "The Organization That Sent Tulsi Gabbard to Syria," by Yasmeen Serhan, Jan. 31, 2017
  • Christian Science Monitor, "Could a small city Indiana mayor be the next DNC chair?", by Amanda Hoover, January 8, 2017
  • Slate.com, "The Crazy Republican-Endorsed Logic Behind 'If Trump Loses, I'm Grabbing My Musket'." by Mark Joseph Stern, Oct 26, 2016
  • USA Today, "Congress should tax wealthy 1 percenters like me to combat cheating like Trump's," by Tom Steyer, 10/22/2016
  • Atlantic Magazine, "Breakfast With Bill Weld," by Molly Ball, Oct. 3, 2016
  • The Daily Beast blog, "GOP Rep, Trump Supporter: Release Your Tax Returns," by Mark Sanford, 08.15.16
  • South Bend Tribune, "South Bend Releases Diversity Plan," by Erin Blasko, 7/19/16
  • The New York Observer, "De Blasio Rips Trans Pacific Partnership," by Jillian Jorgensen, 4/7/2016
  • Vox.com, "Did Linc use $7.96 in public funds on frogs?," by Dylan Matthews, Oct 16, 2015
  • Newsweek, "The Democratic Presidential Candidates' Records on Gun Control," by Polly Mosendz, 10/13/15
  • Reason magazine, "Tonight's Democratic Debate: Your Guide to the Also-Rans," by Jesse Walker, 10.13.2015
  • ABC This Week, "Meet Lincoln Chafee: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn't Know)," by Veronica Stracqualursi, 7/26/15
  • The New Republic, "Minutes: Tom Steyer Jumpstart," by Rebecca Leber, July 2015
  • Daily Beast e-zine, "Ambitious Obscurity: The Lincoln Chafee Story," by Olivia Nuzzi, Jun. 25, 2015
  • Mic Network, "Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes out as gay in must-read op-ed," by Tom McKay, 6.16.2015
  • Human Events magazine, "California Drivers Taken for Ride by Liberal Billionaire Tom Steyer," by Brian McNicoll, 5/26/15
  • Reason magazine, "Chafee Will Probably Get Eaten Alive by Hillary Clinton, But Take a Look Anyway," by Scott Shackford, 4.16.2015
  • Religion News Service, "de Blasio adds Muslim holidays to NYC public school calendar," March 5, 2015
  • The New Republic, "Tom Steyer Is the Devil," by Rebecca Leber, February 27, 2015
  • US News&World Report, "Congress 'Endorses' Warrantless Collection, Storage of U.S. Communications," by Steven Nelson, Dec. 11, 2014
  • The Atlantic, "Colorado's Governor on Marijuana Legalization," by Conor Friedersdorf, Jul 1, 2014
  • Chicago Sun-Times, "Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh 'kicked off the air' over racist terms on radio," by Mitch Dudek, 06/20/2014
  • The Economist magazine, "The right to bear arms is not absolute," Sep 18, 2013
  • Slate magazine, "GOP Rep Says 'Technology and Science' Make Abortion Exceptions Moot," by JEFFREY BLOOMER , 10/19/2012
  • Washington Times, "Myth of a two-state solution," by Rep. Joe Walsh, May 3, 2012
  • Huffington Post, "Joe Walsh: Veterans In Occupy Movement 'Don't Understand This Country'," by Jen Sabella, 11/20/2011
  • Fox News, "Your World with Cavuto," interview of Joe Walsh by Neil Cavuto. Oct. 26, 2011
  • House press release: "Rep. Walsh Introduces Bill to Index Capital Gains Tax to Inflation," Sept. 16, 2011
  • House press release: "Rep. Walsh Statement on Support of Massive Spending Cuts in Department of Defense Appropriations Bill," 7/8/11
  • National Review, "Bennet's Views on Religion," by Michael Sandoval, October 28, 2010
  • National Review magazine, "Gravel the Liberaltarian?," by David Freddoso, August 1, 2007
  • Human Events magazine, "College Speaker Urges 'Department of Peace'," by F. Flickinger, May 3, 2006
  • Counterpunch, "Why Aren't the Democrats Screaming Bloody Murder?" by Laura Santina, October 29, 2005
  • USA Today, "Senate candidate admits cocaine use: Lincoln Chafee," by Associated Press, 08/23/99
  • Mother Jones magazine, "Faith: Marianne Williamson Is Full of It," Nov/Dec 1997
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  • 2019-20 Democratic race (focus on issue positioning through the caucuses and primaries)
  • 2020 "Veepstakes" (focus on competition for vice-presidential nominations)

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