Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harmís Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
at The Venetian in Las Vegas
Moderated by Wolf Blitzer
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from CNN/Salem GOP Debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Ben Carson (5) HUD Secretary
- Carly Fiorina (3) California SBA Director
- Chris Christie (1) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
- Donald Trump (2) Republican Presidential candidate
- George Pataki (8) New York Republican presidential candidate
- Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
- John Kasich (1) Ohio Republican Governor
- Lindsey Graham (12) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
- Marco Rubio (4) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
- Mike Huckabee (6) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
- Rand Paul (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
- Rick Santorum (10) Republican Presidential candidate
- Ted Cruz (7) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
The CNN/Salem Republican presidential primary debate took place on December 15, 2015 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
As usual, it was "two-tiered":
- 9 GOP candidates in the prime-time slot (8 PM EST)
- The remaining 4 GOP candidates in an earlier slot (6:30 PM EST)
- CEO Donald Trump
- Dr. Ben Carson
- Sen. Marco Rubio
- Sen. Ted Cruz
- Gov. Jeb Bush
- CEO Carly Fiorina
- Gov. John Kasich
- Gov. Chris Christie
- Sen. Rand Paul
- Gov. Mike Huckabee
- Sen. Rick Santorum
- Gov. George Pataki
- Sen. Lindsey Graham
Did not qualify
- Gov. Jim Gilmore
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Energy & Oil|
Ben Carson: Change archaic exportation rules to send energy to Europe.
Mike Huckabee: Become energy exporter to weaken Russia & Iran.
Families & Children|
Rick Santorum: FactCheck: Yes, ISIS declared fatwa to kill disabled kids.
Ben Carson: Use economic power to keep North Korea & Russia contained.
Carly Fiorina: Push back against China on trade routes & South China Sea.
Carly Fiorina: Get China to help isolate North Korea's Kin Jung Un.
Rick Santorum: Enemy is a theocracy; so understand their ideology.
Ben Carson: Rebuild B52's, submarines, missiles: all three need upgrades.
Donald Trump: Benghazi was a disaster; Gadhafi couldn't have been worse.
George Pataki: Women in any military role as long as they can do the job.
George Pataki: We must unite to keep America safe from radical Islam.
George Pataki: Inciting terrorism is not constitutional free speech.
George Pataki: We entered Iraq as liberators & became occupiers by staying.
Jeb Bush: The Kurds are our best ally; and they're Muslim; arm them!
Lindsey Graham: American Muslims are the solution, not the problem.
Marco Rubio: Modernize all three legs of the nuclear triad.
Mike Huckabee: Americans are scared and don't trust government.
Mike Huckabee: FBI listening to sermons at mosques is constitutional.
Mike Huckabee: 25% defense cuts have left us most unprepared since WWII.
Rick Santorum: Political correctness hinders us from fighting terrorism.
Rick Santorum: Iranian nuclear deal was worst treaty in US history.
Rick Santorum: Reverse policy on women in military combat roles.
Rick Santorum: Make terror watchlist transparent so we know how to get off.
Lindsey Graham: Change comprehensive reform plan to account for terrorism.
Marco Rubio: In 2013, refugees were fleeing oppression; not like Syrians.
Marco Rubio: 2013 lessons: do necessities first; then get to citizenship.
Rand Paul: To defend against terrorism, we need to defend the border.
Rick Santorum: Our policy is magnet that says "amnesty"; that has to change.
Ted Cruz: Build a wall instead of massive amnesty plan.
Ted Cruz: Enforce the law against millions of illegals currently here.
Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Bill Clinton deported 12M illegal aliens.
Principles & Values|
Ben Carson: America designed for citizen-statesman as commander-in-chief.
Carly Fiorina: Companies don't need to be forced to provide data; just ask.
Donald Trump: Close our Internet up, to fight ISIS terrorist recruitment.
George Pataki: Bulk metadata collection for overseas terrorists.
George Pataki: Need back door access to cell phones when lives are at risk.
Lindsey Graham: You're isolationist if you don't monitor calls from abroad.
Marco Rubio: The NSA needs bulk metadata collection to fight terrorism.
Mike Huckabee: Monitor terror on Facebook & Twitter, not Americans' phones.
Rand Paul: We are no safer due to bulk data collection of phone records.
Rick Santorum: Bulk metadata collection doesn't violate privacy.
Ted Cruz: Target cell phones and tech that Bad Guys likely to use.
War & Peace|
Ben Carson: Support Syrian refugees in Jordan; place more with Kurds.
Chris Christie: Declare no-fly zone in Syria and enforce against Russians.
George Pataki: Iranians have already broken nuclear deal; so abrogate it.
George Pataki: Give Kurds & Peshmerga more aid to fight ISIS, despite Iraq.
John Kasich: Find moderate rebels in Syria; work with them against Assad.
Lindsey Graham: If Syrian war goes on another year, Jordan's king might fall.
Lindsey Graham: There's nobody left in Syria to train; bring in other Arabs.
Lindsey Graham: Form army--90% them, 10% us--to destroy Caliphate.
Lindsey Graham: 10,000 US troops in Iraq; 10,000 in Syria; plus 90,000 Arabs.
Lindsey Graham: Don't collaborate with Russia & Iran to keep Assad in power.
Lindsey Graham: To destroy ISIL in Libya, take the Caliphate's headquarters.
Lindsey Graham: Declaring war on Islam only helps ISIL.
Lindsey Graham: Winning in Iraq is more important than safety.
Lindsey Graham: We are at war and it's a religious war.
Mike Huckabee: When terrorists sign up abroad, they sign U.S. death warrant.
Rand Paul: No-fly zone in Syria means WWIII against Russians.
Rick Santorum: We must take land from ISIS Caliphate, under their own law.
Rick Santorum: World War III has begun; let's identify it.
Ted Cruz: Assad is bad, but toppling him gives Syria to ISIS.
Ted Cruz: When terrorists join ISIS, they sign U.S. death warrant.
Ted Cruz: FactCheck: No, ISIS and Iran haven't declared war on America.
The above quotations are from CNN/Salem Republican Debate
at The Venetian in Las Vegas
Moderated by Wolf Blitzer.
Miami Republican debate, March 10, 2016
Miami Democratic debate, March 9, 2016
Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016
Republican primary debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016
CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on eve of Texas primary., Feb. 25, 2016
Democratic and Republican primary Town Hall, on eve of S.C. primary
2016 CNN GOP Town Hall in South Carolina, Feb. 17-18, 2016
2016 CBS News Republican Debate in S.C., Feb. 13, 2016
PBS Democratic Primary Debate in Wisconsin, Feb. 11, 2016
2016 ABC News/IJReview Republican Debate in N.H., Feb. 6, 2016
MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 4, 2016
2016 CNN Democratic Town Hall in N.H., Feb. 3, 2016
2016 Fox News GOP primary debate in Iowa, Jan. 28, 2016
2016 NBC Democratic primary debate, Jan. 17, 2016
2016 Fox Business two-tiered GOP primary debate, Jan. 14, 2016
2015 ABC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Dec. 19, 2015
2015 CNN Republican primary debate in Nevada, Dec. 15, 2015
2015 CBS Democratic primary debate, Nov. 14, 2015
2015 Fox Business/WSJ two-tiered GOP primary debate, Nov. 10, 2015
2015 CNBC two-tiered GOP primary debate, Oct. 28, 2015
2015 CNN Democratic primary debate, Oct. 13, 2015
2015 CNN two-tiered GOP primary debate, Sept. 16, 2015
Red State Gathering, Aug 6-9, 2015
2015 Fox News/Facebook two-tiered GOP primary debate, August 6, 2015
Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" Policy Conferences, April 25, 2015
2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015
Forbes Magazine "Candidates Want You to Know" series, March-June 2015
Sunday Political Talk Show interviews, throughout 2015
Pre-Iowa caucus political summits, throughout 2015
Brennan Center for Justice essays
National Journal 2016 series
Interviews on 2016 races with OnTheIssues
PBS News Hour "2016 Candidate Stands" series
PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 campaigns
Survey of 2016 Presidential campaign websites
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