Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

February 1, 2016 Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus

Candidates for U.S. President & Vice President, U.S. President

Donald Trump - R
Websitewww.donaldjtrump.com
71
Marco Rubio - R
Websitewww.marcorubio.com
46
John Kasich - R
Websitewww.kasichforamerica.com
65
Ted Cruz - R
Websitewww.tedcruz.org/home
46
Chris Christie - R
Websitewww.chrischristie.com
55
Jeb Bush
Rand Paul - R
Carly Fiorina - R
Websitecarlyforpresident.com
63
Ben Carson - R
Websitewww.bencarson.com
66
Mike Huckabee - R
Websitewww.mikehuckabee.com
62
Rick Santorum - R
Websitewww.ricksantorum.com
59
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Opinions of Other Candidates
Immigration
Immigration
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Muslims Entering US
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Dream Act
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
Children Citizenship of Illegals
English as the Official National Language
Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
State and Local Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Visa Enforcement
Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law
English-Only Laws
Review of the 14th Amendment
Deportation
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Self-Deportation
Americanization
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
Undocumented Immigrants
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Alien Minors
Trade
Globalization
Trade
Presidential Trade Fast-track Authority
Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP)
Brexit
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
China Currency Manipulation
Protective Tariffs
Unfair Trade Practices
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation in Anti-Discrimination Laws
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
Business Owners Refusing to Serve Gay Weddings
North Carolina Law Restricting Public Bathroom Use by Transgender People
Amending 1964 Civil Rights Act to include Sexual Orientation Discrimination
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Homosexuality as being Immoral or a Sin
Marriage Left Solely to the States
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Equal Tax Treatment of Same Sex Couples
Domestic Partnerships
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Gays Serving in the Military
Gays Adopting Children
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Religious Rights vs Property Rights
USA Patriot Act
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
Human Rights
Persons with Disabilities
Privacy
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Reducing the Deficit
Deficit Spending
Debt Limit
Government Shut Down
Federal Budget & Debt
Entitlements
Gold Standard
Government Efficiency
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Muslim Terrorist Attacks
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Waterboarding
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Radical Islam
Cyber Security
USA Patriot Act
Al-Qaeda
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Bioterrorism
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
Port Security
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Government
Government
Corruption and Government Ethics
Regulations
Bureaucracy & Regulations
Partisan Gridlock
Limits on Personal Contributions
US President
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Special Interests
Super PACs
Entitlement Reform
Influence of Religion in Government
Government Reform
Government Accountability
Lobbying Reform
Earmarks
Availability of Government Information
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Elections
Personal Campaign Funding
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Muslim President
Koch Brothers
Campaign Spending Limits
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
Soft-money Political Contributions
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts
Supreme Court
Prisons
Security Document Leaks
Death Penalty
America's Criminal Justice System
Black Lives Matter
Property Rights and Eminent Domain
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Legal Reform
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Bankruptcy Reform
American Minorities
Muslim Americans
Latino Americans
African Americans
Native Americans
Racism and Race Relations
Racial Profiling
Affirmative Action
Native Americans in American Society
Casinos on Native American Reservations
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion
Planned Parenthood
Health Insurance Covering Birth Control
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Life Beginning at Conception
Right to Life Constitutional Amendment
Access to Contraception
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Iran
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Sanctions
Iran Diplomacy
Iran's involvement in Iraq
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Refugee Crisis
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Foreign Aid
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
Most Important Foreign Policy Issues
China
China as a Threat
China's Human Rights
Asia
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Europe
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Embargo of Cuba
Latin America (South & Central)
Mexico
Sudan & Darfur
America's Image Abroad
United Nations (UN)
US Treaties
Unilateralism
Middle East
Middle East
ISIS
Israel
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Syria
Saudi Arabia
Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Palestinian Statehood
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Drone Strikes
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Iraq Policy
Iraq War
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Political Progress
Cutting Off War Funding
Sunnis and Shiites
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Military & Defense
Military
Use of Military Force
Defense
Defense Spending
Military Families
Gays in the Military
Gitmo
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Adequacy
Reducing Military Costs
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Jobs
Jobs
Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
Working Class
Equal Pay
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Protections
Job Growth
Government Subsidized Jobs
Reward companies that create domestic jobs
Quality of Jobs
Employment Discrimination
Guns
Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Mental Health and Mass Shootings
Gun-free Zones
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
DC Gun Ban
Gun Shows
State Gun Legislation
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economy
Economy
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Wealth Inequality
America's Infrastructure
Decline of Middle Class
Job Creation
Recession
Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Policy
Business
Business
Small Business
Wall Street
Banking
Dodd-Frank Act
Auto Industry
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Executive Compensation
Foreign Ownership of American Businesses
Labor Wages & Unions
Labor
Wages
Minimum Wage
Wage Discrimination
Unions
Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
Wage Gap between Men and Women
Organized Labor's Place in America
Taxes
Taxes
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Mortgage Interest Deduction
Tax Reform
Offshore Tax Havens and Bank Accounts
Tax Loopholes
Income Tax Rates
Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
Corporate Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
Value-Added Tax
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Flat Tax
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
Tax Rates on Private Equity Funds
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Credits
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Education
Education
Common Core Education
Pre-School
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
Religion in Public Schools
Public Schools K-12
Local Control Over Education
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
School Safety
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Unions
Department of Education
Head Start
High Schools
Adult Education
Dropouts
Parental Involvement
Computers in Schools
Teacher Pay
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Education Gap with Other Countries
School Choice
Home Schooling
Special Education
Math and Science
Art and Music
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Opioids
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Marijuana
Drug Prevention
Drug Rehabilitation
Interstate Drug Trafficking
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty
Hunger
Poor Children
Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Environment
Environment
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Oceans
Keystone XL Pipeline
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Regulation
Carbon Tax
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Kyoto Protocol
National Parks
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet
Internet Neutrality
Cyber Security
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Fixing Medical Insurance
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
Coverage of Children
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
State Plans
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medicaid
Uniform Billing and Claims
Paperless Claims
Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) Buy-In
Federal Reinsurance Medical Pool
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Crime
Crime, a General Statement
Human Trafficking
Police & FBI Agents
Reducing Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Hate Crime
Sex-related Crimes
Crimes Against Children
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Mental Health
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Health Information Interchange Network
Quality and Cost Reporting
Patient's Bill of Rights
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Medical Research
Nurses
Public Health Workers
Association Health Plans (AHP)
Women's Health
Obesity
Drug Addiction
Autism
Substance Abuse
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Hydraulic Fracking
Oil Drilling
Nuclear Power
Offshore Oil Drilling
Oil Company Profits
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Coal
Gulf Oil Spill
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Domestic Energy Production
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Hybrid & All Electric Cars
Values, Religion & Family
Family
Family Values
Church & State - First Amendment
American Values
Religion
Values
Tolerance & Political Correctness
Religion in Government
A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
Atheists and Agnostics
Mormon Religion and Polygamy
Indecency in the Media
Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Infrastructure
Bikes and Pedestrians
Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Vetreran Job Retraining
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Disability Claims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
POWs and MIAs
Veterans Administration (VA)
Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Foreclosures
Predatory Lending
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Welfare
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Means Testing for Social Security Payments
Pensions
Individual Retirement Accounts
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Science, Technology & Space
Innovation
Research & Technology
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
Science
Space
Transfer Space Travel to Private Companies
Food & Agriculture
Food
Agriculture
Farm Subsidies
Farm Crop Supports
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General Statement
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
Gambling, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Banks too Big to Fail
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
Financial Industry Regulation
Investment Banking
Hedge Funds & Private Equity Firms
Financial Meltdown
America's Brand of Capitalism

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