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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)
Unintimidated,
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)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

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

Fox News Sunday interviews during 2015
(Chris Wallace interviewing candidates for 2015 and 2016 races)



    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Fox News Sunday interviews during 2015 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (11) HUD Secretary
  • Bernie Sanders (4) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Bobby Jindal (2) Louisiana Republican 2016 Presidential candidate
  • Carly Fiorina (16) California SBA Director
  • Chris Christie (13) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump (7) Republican Presidential candidate
  • James Webb (5) Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jeb Bush (8) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • John Kasich (9) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Lindsey Graham (4) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (3) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mike Huckabee (4) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mike Pence (1) Indiana Republican nominee for Vice President
  • Rand Paul (6) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry (3) Texas Secretary of Energy
  • Scott Walker (4) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning.

    Making an appearance on all five talk shows on one Sunday is known as a Full Ginsburg, because it was first accomplished by William Ginsburg (Monica Lewinsky's attorney) in 1998.

    In 2013, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio accomplished a Full Ginsburg, fueling speculation that both are planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2014, John Kerry was the only person to accomplish a Full Ginsburg, but no one thinks he is planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2015 so far, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accomplished a Full Ginsburg in the follow-up to the January 2015 State of the Union speech.

    OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:

  • ABC This Week: (George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Candy Crowley; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Bob Schieffer; moderate; ran briefly as Democrat for governor of Texas in 2009)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Donald Trump: Defund Planned Parenthood.
    Jeb Bush: Defund Planned Parenthood, but not with federal shutdown.
    Carly Fiorina: Fund health clinics for non-abortion & alternative services.
    Carly Fiorina: GOP should shut government to defund Planned Parenthood.
    John Kasich: Federal shutdown ineffective in defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Chris Christie: Successfully defunded Planned Parenthood in New Jersey.
    Ben Carson: Drugs OK to prevent conception in instances of rape & incest.
    Rand Paul: Force a Senate vote on defunding Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh.
    Carly Fiorina: Simplify tax code and reduce regulation.
    Rick Perry: Dodd-Frank should focus on Wall Street, not community banks.
    Rick Perry: Federal Reserve & Wall Street actions have hurt our economy.
    Bobby Jindal: Reduced size of government in Louisiana.
    Bernie Sanders: We've transferred trillions from middle class to the top 1%.
Civil Rights
    Donald Trump: I'm "fine" with affirmative action, for now.
    Chris Christie: Churches can use sexual orientation; businesses can't.
    James Webb: Doing away with Confederate iconography is secondary issue.
Corporations
    Carly Fiorina: Crony capitalism is alive and well: focus on small business.
    Carly Fiorina: As CEO, laid off 30,000 workers but doubled size of company.
Drugs
    Chris Christie: Allow private sector to offer drug treatment programs.
    Chris Christie: Treatment, not jail, for drug addicts; it's a disease.
Education
    Donald Trump: Cut Department of Education and Common Core.
    Carly Fiorina: Common Core limits choices; vouchers allow choices.
    Scott Walker: Tuition cap on University of Wisconsin; then reform tenure.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Christie: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact.
    Jeb Bush: Create a North American energy strategy.
Environment
    Donald Trump: Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace.
    Lindsey Graham: Climate change is real, but don't make a religion of it.
Foreign Policy
    Jeb Bush: Obama/Clinton/Kerry foreign policy caused global instability.
    John Kasich: Keep Iran accountable, WITHIN the existing Nuclear Deal.
    John Kasich: Syrian refugee situation is fundamentally a European crisis.
    Ben Carson: Obama has turned his back on Israel.
    Rick Perry: Priorities: Tear up agreement with Iran; secure US border.
    Bobby Jindal: Bad Iran nuclear deal is worse than no deal.
    James Webb: Prefers confidence building gestures to deal with Iran.
    James Webb: China is the greatest long term threat to America.
    Marco Rubio: Opposes nuclear deal with Iran; but supported deal in 2012.
    Ben Carson: Military force is not off the table when it comes to Russia.
    Ben Carson: Would not go to war with Russia over Ukraine.
    Lindsey Graham: Congress will not approve Iran nuclear deal.
Free Trade
    Chris Christie: Supports free trade, but distrusts Obama's TPP agreement.
    Donald Trump: Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US.
    Bernie Sanders: Wrong, wrong, wrong that trade deals create jobs here.
Government Reform
    Carly Fiorina: Assert principles to facilitate bi-partisan action.
    Carly Fiorina: Reduce size of federal government by not replacing retirees.
    Chris Christie: Reform instead of tax increases.
    Chris Christie: Does not support electing Supreme Court justices.
    Mike Huckabee: Opposes "judicial supremacy"; they're just rulings, not law.
    Ben Carson: We should discuss "judicial review" in its modern usage.
    Carly Fiorina: Zero-based budgeting, and civil service pay-for-performance.
    Carly Fiorina: Crony capitalism is alive and well.
Gun Control
    John Kasich: 2nd Amendment advocate: NRA rating changed from "F" to "A".
Health Care
    Ben Carson: Health savings accounts for families to buy health care.
    Chris Christie: Opposes expanding Medicaid nationally, did expand it in NJ.
    John Kasich: Opposes ObamaCare but not all public programs.
    Ben Carson: ObamaCare is analogous to slavery.
    Bernie Sanders: U.S. is only major country without guaranteed healthcare.
Homeland Security
    Rand Paul: More targeted surveillance; no bulk data collection.
    Rand Paul: Increase targeted surveillance to defend against terrorism.
    Chris Christie: Gathering metadata is necessary for homeland security.
    Mike Huckabee: NSA bulk metadata isn't effective; human intelligence is.
    Bernie Sanders: We need a strong military, but stop wasting tens of billions.
    Carly Fiorina: Don't pull punches on Benghazi: a tragedy and a scandal.
Immigration
    Jeb Bush: Prove border is secure, while doing comprehensive reform.
    John Kasich: Focus on border & guest workers, not birthright citizenship.
    Chris Christie: Use modern technology to track illegal immigrants.
    Rand Paul: Secure border with Mexico; do away with sanctuary cities.
    Chris Christie: Increase electronic border surveillance and create E-Verify.
    Marco Rubio: Comprehensive immigration reform is politically infeasible.
    Scott Walker: 2013: Comprehensive reform; 2015: no, that's amnesty.
    Mike Pence: Executive action deferring deportation is unconstitutional.
Jobs
    John Kasich: Don't raise minimum wage willy-nilly, & do it at state level.
    Carly Fiorina: Layoffs in recession ensure company's overall health.
Principles & Values
    Scott Walker: Run for governor & president are determined by God's will.
Social Security
    Chris Christie: Cut Social Security for wealthy, but don't increase taxes.
    Mike Huckabee: Opposes increases the eligibility age for social security.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: Repeal estate tax; it's double taxation.
    Jeb Bush: Reduce corporate tax rate to stimulate growth.
    Jeb Bush: Tax plan disproportionately benefits middle class, not rich.
    Jeb Bush: Cutting taxes decreases the deficit dynamically.
    Ben Carson: Flat tax of 10%-15% is fairest option, even for low-income.
    Ben Carson: Concentrate on incentivizing entrepreneurial risk taking.
    Ben Carson: Regulations increase the cost of living.
    Carly Fiorina: Simplify tax code; lower every tax rate; close loopholes.
    Rand Paul: Flat tax 14.5% on personal income; & 14.5% value added tax.
    Rand Paul: Flat tax doesn't exacerbate income inequality.
    Mike Huckabee: Bottom 1/3 of economy benefits most from the FairTax.
    Ben Carson: Proposes a flat tax between 10 and 15 percent.
    Lindsey Graham: Supports closing loopholes, means-testing higher income.
War & Peace
    Carly Fiorina: More than 50 boots on the ground in Syria.
    Carly Fiorina: Rebuild missile defense program in Poland.
    Lindsey Graham: Need substantial boots on the ground against ISIL.
    John Kasich: I'm a "cheap hawk": Cut Pentagon waste, but not spending.
    James Webb: Supports cutting back the army's ground commitments.
    James Webb: Solution to ISIS will have to come from Sunni leadership.
    Marco Rubio: No mistake to invade Iraq in 2003; we thought Iraq had WMDs.
    Scott Walker: Islamic terrorism like a virus; make sure it doesn't spread.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carly Fiorina: Progressive policies bad for poor that they claim to help.
    Jeb Bush: Poverty programs are ineffective, despite trillions spent.
    John Kasich: There are moral and practical reasons to help the poor.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Ben Carson HUD Secretary
  • Bernie Sanders Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Bobby Jindal Louisiana Republican 2016 Presidential candidate
  • Carly Fiorina California SBA Director
  • Chris Christie New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump Republican Presidential candidate
  • James Webb Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jeb Bush Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • John Kasich Ohio Republican Governor
  • Lindsey Graham South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mike Huckabee Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mike Pence Indiana Republican nominee for Vice President
  • Rand Paul Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry Texas Secretary of Energy
  • Scott Walker Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate

The above quotations are from Fox News Sunday interviews during 2015
(Chris Wallace interviewing candidates for 2015 and 2016 races).

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