Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 6, 2012 Iowa General Election

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

Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
56
Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
75
Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
70
Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
47
Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
67
Cheri Honkala - G
Websitewww.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala
54
Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
64
James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Websitewww.judgejimgray.com
72
Virgil H. Goode, Jr. - CON
Websitewww.goodeforpresident2012.com
71
James N. Clymer - CON
Gloria La Riva - PSL
Stefanie Beacham
James Harris - SW
Alyson Kennedy - SW
Websitewww.themilitant.com/SWPCampaign2016/swpcampaign2016.html
Jerry Litzel - I
Videos by Candidate
Barack Obama / Joe Biden
Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan
Jill E. Stein / Cheri Honkala
Gary Johnson / James P. "Jim" Gray
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
Opinions of Other Candidates
Immigration
Immigration
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Muslims Entering US
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
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
High-Skilled Worker Immigration
Guest Worker Program
Visa Enforcement
Citizenship through Military Service
Deportation
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Real ID Act
Americanization
Immigration Application Fees
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
H-1B Program
Immigrant Troops
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Trade
Globalization
Trade
Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP)
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
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
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
Exposing Children to Gay Couples
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
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Comparison of Gay Gights Movement with Civil Rights Movement
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Gays Serving in the Military
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Religious Rights vs Property Rights
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
Human Rights
Persons with Disabilities
Privacy
National Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US Citizens
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Deficit Spending
Debt Limit
Federal Budget & Debt
Entitlements
Gold Standard
Earmarks
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
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Waterboarding
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
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)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Intelligence
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Local First Responders
Port Security
Rail Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Spent Nuclear Fuel
Drinking Water Security
Evacuation Preparedness
National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Government
Government
Corruption and Government Ethics
Regulations
Bureaucracy & Regulations
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Term Limits for Supreme Court & Federal Justices
Special Interests
Super PACs
Government Reform
Government Agencies
State Block Grants
Lobbying Reform
Reporting of Lobbyist Contacts
Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts
Earmarks
Privatization
Citizen Participation
Availability of Government Information
Live Broadcasts of Agency Deliberations
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans
Elections & Politics
Elections
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Campaign Spending Limits
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Tea Party Movement
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
Political Expenditures Disclosure
527 'Stealth' PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Reform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Equal Ballot Box Access
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts
Supreme Court
Prisons
Security Document Leaks
Death Penalty
Constitution
America's Criminal Justice System
Black Lives Matter
Racial Profiling
Justice Department
Criminals Serving Their Full Terms
Three Strikes Criminal Sentencing Standard
Videotaping Criminal Interrogations
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Crack-Powder Sentencing Disparity
Judicial Discretion and Alternative Sentencing
Property Rights and Eminent Domain
Obscenity Laws
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Judicial Appointments
Conservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme Court
Federal Judges Confirmation Procedures
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Bankruptcy Reform
Bankruptcy Means-Testing & Restrictions
American Minorities
Muslim Americans
Latino Americans
African Americans
Racism and Race Relations
Racial Profiling
National Campaign for Tolerance
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion
Health Insurance Covering Birth Control
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Abortion Protesters
Access to Contraception
The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Cloning
Iran
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Sanctions
Iranian Opposition
Iran Diplomacy
President Ahmadinejad
Iran's involvement in Iraq
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Refugee Crisis
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Foreign Aid
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
China
China as a Threat
China's Human Rights
Asia
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Europe
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Embargo of Cuba
India
Latin America (South & Central)
Mexico
Africa
Sudan & Darfur
Promotion of Democracy Around World
America's Image Abroad
CIA
United Nations (UN)
Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
Balkans
Dubai Ports Administration Purchase
Unilateralism
Middle East
Middle East
ISIS
Israel
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Syria
Arab Spring
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
President Hamid Karzai
Drone Strikes
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Iraq Policy
Iraq War
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Political Progress
Cutting Off War Funding
Federalizing Iraq into Kurd, Shiite and Sunni States
Humanitarian Situation in Iraq
Length of Deployments
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Military
Use of Military Force
Military Families
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Jobs
Jobs
Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
Working Class
Equal Pay
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Workplace Violence Against Women
Family and Medical Leave Act
Workplace Protections
Job Growth
Government Subsidized Jobs
Reward companies that create domestic jobs
Quality of Jobs
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Workers Benefits
Overtime Rights
Employment Discrimination
Guns
Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
State Gun Legislation
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economy
Economy
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Wealth Inequality
Recession
Business
Business
Small Business
Wall Street
Dodd-Frank Act
Business Tax Incentives
Auto Industry
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Executive Compensation
Minority-Owned Businesses
Start-Up Incubators
Decline in Manufacturing
Antitrust Enforcement
Intellectual Property Protection
Patent System
Labor Wages & Unions
Labor
Wages
Minimum Wage
Wage Discrimination
Unions
Employee Free Choice Act
Right-to-Work Laws
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Worker Retraining
Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
Davis Bacon Act
Political Activities of Public Union Members
Wage Gap between Men and Women
Organized Labor's Place in America
Permanent Replacement of Strikers
Taxes
Taxes
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Offshore Tax Havens and Bank Accounts
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)
Taxes Policy
Flat Tax
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
Income Tax on Seniors
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Credits
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Oil Company Tax Breaks
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
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Local Control Over Education
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
School Safety
Standardized Testing
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Unions
Department of Education
Head Start
High Schools
Adult Education
Dropouts
Community Colleges
Classroom Size
Extended Learning Time
After-School Programs
Parental Involvement
Computers in Schools
Federal Mandates
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Pay
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Education Global Superiority
Junk Food Vending Machines in Public Schools
Education Gap with Other Countries
School Choice
Home Schooling
Special Education
Rural Schools
Summer School
Black-White Achievement Gap
Title IX 'Equal Opportunities for Girls'
Math and Science
Drugs in Schools
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Opioids
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Marijuana
Drug Rehabilitation
Doping in Sports
Metamphetamines
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty
Urban Poverty
Urban Recovery
Rural Poverty
Hunger
Poor Children
Housing Assistance
Katrina Victims
Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Environment
Environment
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Oceans
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
Carbon Tax
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Environment Technology for Developing World
Tropical Deforestation
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Free Market Incentives
Power Plant Emissions
Kyoto Protocol
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Toxic Waste
Polluter-Pays Superfund Fees
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Factory Farms
Tropical Rainforests
Wetlands
Invasive Species
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet
Internet Neutrality
High Speed Broadband Deployment
Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
Spamming
Internet Crime
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Parental Blocking
Internet Privacy Protections
Rich Poor 'Internet Divide'
E-Science Research
Media, a General Statement
Concentrated of Media Ownership
Wireless Spectrum
Adult-Oriented Commercial Advertising
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Medicare Vouchers
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medicare
Fixing Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Fixing Medical Insurance
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
Coverage of Children
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
State Plans
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medicaid
TRICARE Health Insurance
Medical Insurance Discrimination
Misuse of Health Records
Medicare Reimbursement Formulas
Uniform Billing and 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
Crime
Crime, a General Statement
Police & FBI Agents
Reducing Crime
Rehabilitation
Recidivism
Neighborhood Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Hate Crime
Crimes Against Children
Violence Against Women
Corporate Crime
Non-Violent Crime
Domestic Violence
Corporate Fraud
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Mental Health
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Health Information Interchange Network
Quality and Cost Reporting
Biomedical Superiority
Patient's Bill of Rights
Medical Errors
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Medical Research
Physicians
Nurses
Public Health Workers
Association Health Plans (AHP)
Children's Health
Women's Health
Elderly's Health
Health Disparities
HIV/AIDS
Cancer
Lead Poisoning
Mercury Pollution
Obesity
Diabetes
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)
Autism
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Hydraulic Fracking
Oil Drilling
Nuclear Power
Offshore Oil Drilling
Gas Prices
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil Company Profits
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Coal
Shale Gas Development
Regulation of Energy Companies
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Green Homes and Improvements
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Electricity Transmission Grid
Domestic Energy Production
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Strategic Energy Fund
Energy Efficient Government Buildings
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Developing World Oil Demand
Low Carbon Fuels
Auto Industry
Hybrid & All Electric Cars
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Values, Religion & Family
Planned Parenthood & Family Planning
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
Family
Family Values
Church & State - First Amendment
School & Public Prayer
American Values
Religion
Values
Tolerance & Political Correctness
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Religion in Government
A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
Atheists and Agnostics
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Child Care
Fatherhood
Child Custody and Support
Child Support Enforcement Budget
Teen Pregnancy
Low-Income First-Time Mothers
Prejudice
Indecency in the Media
Media Violence and Sex
Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Infrastructure
Amtrak
Rail
Air
Public Transportation
Bikes and Pedestrians
Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Survivor Benefits
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Homeless Veterans
Vetreran Job Retraining
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Disability Claims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
Agent Orange Related Illness
Walter Reed Army Medical Center Scandal
Veterans Administration (VA)
Veterans' Recognition
Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Foreclosures
Mortgage Lending
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Mortgage Credit
Predatory Lending
Mortgage Bankers Lending Standards
Neighborhoods, a General Statement
Community Development
Community Development Block Grant Program
Homeownership
Affordable Housing
Low Income Housing
Homelessness
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Increasing Prescription Drug Competition
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
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
Pension Reform
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Key Employee Retention Plans
Individual Retirement Accounts
401(k) Plans
Savers' Credit
Other Retirement Improvements
Consumers
Credit Cards
Consumer Fraud and Protection
Credit Card Bill of Rights
Credit Card Company Practices
Credit Agencies
Insurance Industry
Financial Consumer Protection
Payday Loans
Imported Products' Safety
Consumer Product Safety
Consumer Products Safety Commission
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Mandate Public Service
Enlarged National Service Program
AmeriCorps
Peace Corps
Science, Technology & Space
Innovation
Research & Technology
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
Science
Space
Transfer Space Travel to Private Companies
Food & Agriculture
Food
Agriculture
Agriculture Reforms
Genetically Engineered Food (GMOs)
Family Farm
Farm Bill
Farm Subsidies
Farmer Owned Biofuel Refineries
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Other Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Lower Drinking Age from 21
Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Financial Industry Regulation

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