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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
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

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Interviews during 2017-2019, interviewing presidential hopefuls for 2020


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    from Interviews during 2017-2019 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (23) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (21) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Ben Sasse (1) Republican Challenger Nebraska
  • Bernie Sanders (18) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (21) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Bill de Blasio (11) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Bill Weld (24) Massachusetts Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee
  • Cory Booker (26) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • David Koch (2) Libertarian candidate for Vice President (1980)
  • Deval Patrick (2) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Donald Trump (14) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (13) Massachusetts Senator
  • Eric Garcetti (4) California Mayor of Los Angeles
  • Eric Swalwell (2) California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • George P. Bush (1) Texas Republican Texas Land Commissioner
  • Green Party (1)
  • Howard Dean (1) Democrat
  • Howard Schultz (17) Starbucks CEO; independent for President (suspended)
  • Howie Hawkins (2) New York Green Party Presidential Challenger
  • Jay Inslee (26) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Biden (8) Democratic V.P.
  • Joe Sestak (2) Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • John Delaney (9) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (17) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • John Kasich (30) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
  • Julian Castro (28) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Justin Amash (3) Michigan Libertarian Presidential Challenger
  • Kamala Harris (18) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (28) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Lindsey Graham (4) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (5) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marianne Williamson (3) Democratic candidate for President
  • Mark Sanford (2) South Carolina Republican Presidential contender
  • Michael Bennet (4) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Mike Bloomberg (1) New York Mayor of NYC
  • Mike Gravel (3) Democratic challenger for president
  • Mike Pence (6) Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Mitt Romney (3) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Oprah Winfrey (10) Possible candidate for president 2020
  • Paul Ryan (1) Republican
  • Pete Buttigieg (25) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Pope Francis (3) Leader of the Catholic Church
  • Seth Moulton (6) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6
  • Steve Bullock (3) Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tom Steyer (20) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard (25) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Wayne Messam (7) Florida Democratic Presidential Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
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, "Weld Says Trump Is a 'Raging Racist'," by Taegan Goddard, July 25, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leafly.com, "Time to Admit It: Trump Opposes Cannabis Legalization," by Bruce Barcott, May 2, 2019
  • Indianapolis Star, "Where Buttigieg stands, from 'Medicare for all' to gun control," by Kaitlin Lange & Chris Sikich, 5/6/2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • More citations from 2018 and earlier...

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    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
    Mark Sanford: Republican Party has lost its way on debt & spending.
    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.
    Donald Trump: Government must cut spending more.
Civil Rights
    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.
    Oprah Winfrey: Credits the civil rights movement for her pathway to success.
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.
Crime
    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.
Drugs
    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.
Education
    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.
Energy & Oil
    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.
    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.
    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.
    John Kasich: Opposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility.
Environment
    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.
Families & Children
    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.
    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
    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.
Free Trade
    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
    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.
    Pete Buttigieg: Created plan to ensure diversity in city government jobs.
Gun Control
    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.
    Howard Schultz: 2013: Requested customers not bring guns to Starbucks.
Health Care
    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
    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.
Immigration
    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.
    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.
Jobs
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Amy Klobuchar: Proposed new retirement accounts for those without.
    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
    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.
    Tom Steyer: Implement 1 percent annual wealth tax on America's richest.
    Mike Gravel: I advocate a FairTax: pay as you spend.
Technology
    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.
War & Peace
    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.
    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.
Welfare & Poverty
    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.


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  • CNN Town Hall Meeting with Beto O'Rourke, aired 7-8pm, October 18, 2018
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