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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Ban the late-term abortion of babies: Strongly Opposes topic 1
End medical research that uses tissue from aborted fetuses: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Cherish innocent life instead of ripping babies from womb: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Completed conversion from 1999 pro-choice to 2019 pro-life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad: Opposes topic 1
Unpredictable abortion funding good; Planned Parenthood bad: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Not acceptable to rip baby from womb in 9th month: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Overturn Roe v, Wade and return abortion laws to the states: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports birth control without a prescription: Favors topic 1
Millions are helped by Planned Parenthood, but defund it: Opposes topic 1
Defund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
1998: I hate abortion yet I'm totally for choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop: Opposes topic 1
Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life: Opposes topic 1
Undecided on embryonic stem cell research: Neutral on topic 1
I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories: Opposes topic 1
I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion: Favors topic 1
Favors abortion rights but respects opposition: Favors topic 1
Opposes public funding for abortion services: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports parental notification for abortions by minors: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports judges who strictly interpret Constitution: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
We will completely defund and bar critical race theory: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Skeptical of use of affirmative action in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
Rebuild our black inner cities, which are so sad: Opposes topic 2
Women act feminine & needy, but inside, they are killers: Opposes topic 2
Political correctness is country's problem, not my problem: Strongly Opposes topic 2
I seem to bring out either the best or worst in women: Opposes topic 2
I did a good job getting Obama to produce birth certificate: Strongly Opposes topic 2
FactCheck: LBJ civil rights laws dwarf any Trump action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
More jobs for women; now we will help women outside US too: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sued in 1970s for racist rental policy, but same as everyone: Opposes topic 2
Minorities in disaster cities: what do you have to lose?: Neutral on topic 2
Pushed town council to allow blacks & Jews into Mar-a-Lago: Favors topic 2
Promoted gender equality in a male-dominated industry: Favors topic 2
I'm "fine" with affirmative action, for now: Strongly Favors topic 2
Well-educated blacks have advantage over whites: Opposes topic 2
I'm no misogynist; I put women in charge of construction: Favors topic 2
Obama's presidency has done nothing for African Americans: Opposes topic 2
Created first club in Palm Beach open to blacks & Jews: Strongly Favors topic 2
Women are far stronger than men; don't believe "weaker sex": Opposes topic 2
Bad students (like Obama) shouldn't go to Harvard: Opposes topic 2
Racial disparities in law enforcement? Maybe or maybe not: Opposes topic 2
Mocks opponent as "Pocahontas" at Native American event: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Create a military court system to deal with sexual assaults: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Ban on transgender people serving openly in the US military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Put the Confederate flag in a museum, not on statehouses: Strongly Favors topic 3
Transgender protections destroying women's sports: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Job discrimination rules don't apply to transgender status: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality: Strongly Favors topic 3
1980s: personal lawyer gay & closeted & Trump kept secret: Favors topic 3
2000: extend Civil Rights Act to apply to gays and lesbians: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sexual orientation is invalid reason for firing workers: Strongly Favors topic 3
After Supreme Court vote, gay marriage is a reality: Favors topic 3
Same-sex marriage is a state issue: Opposes topic 3
No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays: Favors topic 3
Denounce Iran's human rights record via focus on LGBT issues: Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional right to pray in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Happiest people have great families & God in their lives: Favors topic 4
Teach citizenship; stop “dumbing down”: Favors topic 4
End “creative spelling,” “estimating,” & “empowerment”: Favors topic 4
Let "saints" help teen moms; restrict public assistance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Our country, blessed by God, has a special purpose: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports religious liberty, and the motto, "In God We Trust": Strongly Favors topic 4
Fiercely defend religious freedom and terms like "Christmas": Strongly Favors topic 4
Our media culture often mocks and demeans people of faith: Favors topic 4
Cherish and defend our Christian heritage: Strongly Favors topic 4
Repeal LBJ law: let preachers talk politics, tax-exempt: Strongly Favors topic 4
Who in the world is offended by "Merry Christmas"?: Strongly Favors topic 4
I love God, and I love having a relationship with Him: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Falsely claims US did more tests rest of world combined: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Ended pandemic early-warning program in Wuhan, China: Strongly Opposes topic 5
FactCheck: Sued to end pre-existing condition protection: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Medicare for All is really Medicare for None: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Why can't Medicare simply cover everybody?: Favors topic 5
Expand Health Savings Accounts but not forced by government: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Lack of mental healthcare is greatest tragedy today: Favors topic 5
Focus on greatest bang for the buck, not public health: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Create V.A. mental health division to reduce veteran suicide: Favors topic 5
Removing cross-state barriers solves many insurance issues: Opposes topic 5
Insurance companies love a lack of competition: Opposes topic 5
Don't cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits: Favors topic 5
Make health insurance premiums tax-deductible: Opposes topic 5
Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone: Favors topic 5
Increase insurance competition across state lines: Strongly Opposes topic 5
We must have universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Socialist healthcare would take away from 180M patients: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Decided not to kill ObamaCare, but still it's not good: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Republicans will always support Pre-Existing Conditions: Favors topic 5
FactCheck: Opposed ObamaCare's pre-existing condition law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strike down ObamaCare as an UNCONSTITUTIONAL disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Lower the cost of health insurance, instead of mandates: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare collapses under its own weight if we don't repeal: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare will never work; repeal it and replace it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
The whole of ObamaCare was a fraud: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is government control over our everyday lives: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Keep pre-existing condition coverage; not individual mandate: Opposes topic 5
Chief Justice Roberts: a disaster who gave us ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 5
1998: For universal coverage; have to take care of people: Strongly Favors topic 5
We didn't have a free market before ObamaCare: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare deductibles are so high that it's useless: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Administration didn't participate in global vaccine summit: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Cut pandemic response team in 2018, denied knowing about it: Strongly Opposes topic 5
The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Eradicate AIDS epidemic by the end of this decade: Neutral on topic 5
Cut budget, fired entire pandemic response chain of command: Strongly Opposes topic 5
2014: Criticized Ebola czar; 2019: put Pence in charge: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Trump reverses course on vaccinations; now in favor: Favors topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Never cut Social Security; payroll tax cut won't affect it: Opposes topic 6
Improve SSI youth transition to self-sufficient work: Favors topic 6
Going "full-steam ahead" on limiting disability benefits: Favors topic 6
FactCheck: Yes, "privatization would be good for all of us": Strongly Favors topic 6
I'll give up my Social Security; leave it to each person: Favors topic 6
Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections: Opposes topic 6
Social Security isn't an "entitlement"; it's honoring a deal: Opposes topic 6
Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund: Opposes topic 6
Let people invest their own retirement funds: Strongly Favors topic 6
No government investment of retirement funds: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We're not going to fund schools if they don't open: Strongly Favors topic 7
I may cut Department of Education: Favors topic 7
Dept. of Education runs top-down one-size-fits-all system: Opposes topic 7
Cut Department of Education and Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
We spend more per student than any other nation: Favors topic 7
Common Core is a disaster: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes Common Core: Favors topic 7
Common Core means Washington tells you what to study: Favors topic 7
Biden has sold out America's children to the teachers unions: Strongly Favors topic 7
I will expand charter schools & choice for every family: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opportunity Scholarships for 1M trapped in failing schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
School choice is civil rights issue of our time: Strongly Favors topic 7
Call them vouchers or scholarships; I call it competition: Strongly Favors topic 7
Disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Money follows student to public, private or religious school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Let schools compete: charters, vouchers, and magnets: Strongly Favors topic 7
Bring on the competition; tear down the union walls: Favors topic 7
School choice will improve public schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports vouchers to let parents choose public or private school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Join the United Nations' "One Trillion Trees initiative": Strongly Opposes topic 8
2008: pushed Scotland golf course despite enviro fragility: Favors topic 8
Green energy is just an expensive feel-good for tree-huggers: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education: Favors topic 8
Get rid of the regulations that are just destroying us: Favors topic 8
Won't go to circuses that cut elephants due to animal rights: Strongly Favors topic 8
Good development enhances the environment: Favors topic 8
Make desalinization affordable; rebuild water infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 8
I've cut more regulations than any President in history: Strongly Favors topic 8
Don't micromanage every rain puddle and drainage ditch: Strongly Favors topic 8
WOTUS 2018: limited definition of protected waterways: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cutting overbearing regulations helps farmers & builders: Strongly Favors topic 8
Overrule Fisheries Commission and allow more fish harvesting: Opposes topic 8
We're going to put regulation industry out of business: Strongly Favors topic 8
Regulations by unelected officials reward special interests: Strongly Favors topic 8
Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace: Strongly Favors topic 8
Asbestos got a bad rap from miners & mob-led movement: Strongly Favors topic 8
Bureaucratic land use reviews make projects unbuildable: Favors topic 8
Signed bill for regulatory relief for smaller banks: Strongly Favors topic 8
Signed bill to loosen restrictions on predator controls: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Think of the VICTIMS and keep the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Keep death penalty; don't forget the victims: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Stop-and-frisk works in high-crime cities like Chicago: Strongly Favors topic 9
Execute drug dealers to fight opioid epidemic: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes Catch-&-Release laws; throw criminal aliens in jail: Strongly Favors topic 9
New agency VOICE: Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement: Strongly Favors topic 9
Throw immigrant criminals out of U.S. and keep them out: Strongly Favors topic 9
Stop-and-frisk worked very well in NYC: Strongly Favors topic 9
Settling Central Park jogger case was "a disgrace": Strongly Favors topic 9
The police are the most mistreated people in America: Favors topic 9
Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is: Strongly Favors topic 9
Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray: Favors topic 9
Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences: Favors topic 9
Stand with law enforcement; never allow mob rule: Strongly Favors topic 9
FactCheck: falsely claims Biden wants to defund the police: Strongly Favors topic 9
FactCheck: yes, second chance with criminal justice reform: No opin. on topic 9
First Step Act: criminal justice reform & fairer sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Unify behind law enforcement; support the victims of crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
FactCheck: Stop-&-frisk unconstitutional but NYPD disagrees: Strongly Favors topic 9
Without law and order, we don't have a country: Strongly Favors topic 9
Considers stop-and-frisk useful and tremendous beyond belief: Strongly Favors topic 9
Police can't act due to disrespect; but weed out bad ones: Favors topic 9
Black lives matter, but we need strong police presence: Favors topic 9
For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights: Favors topic 9
Signed First Step Act to reduce recidivism: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Reinstate lethal injections; implement federal death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Remove weapons from dangerous individuals, not all Americans: Strongly Favors topic 10
Arm public school employees to prevent school shootings: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes arming school teachers against school shootings: Opposes topic 10
Teachers with gun training should be allowed to carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
End gun-free zones in schools & military bases: Strongly Favors topic 10
We need Supreme Court to stand up for the 2nd Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Appoint Supreme Court judges who respect 2nd amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
No guns for people on terrorist watch-list: Opposes topic 10
Buying lots of ammunition & body armor should be a red flag: Opposes topic 10
No limits on guns; they save lives: Strongly Favors topic 10
Keep enemies of the state away from guns: Favors topic 10
Make concealed-carry permits valid across all states: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun-free zones are target practice for sickos: Strongly Favors topic 10
1998: Against gun laws; only bad guys would have guns: Favors topic 10
Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 10
Laws are ineffective in preventing gun violence: Favors topic 10
Gun violence is inevitable; regulations won't help: Strongly Favors topic 10
Protect the Second Amendment, but address mental health: Favors topic 10
A very strong person on the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
I am against gun control: Strongly Favors topic 10
Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns: Neutral on topic 10
For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check: Opposes topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Doubled the child tax credit: Favors topic 11
1999: one-time wealth tax on top 1% to reduce national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Historic tax cuts and reforms for American businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 11
People want tax cuts; don't understand tax reform: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Cutting corporate taxes will be a great job creator: Strongly Opposes topic 11
U.S. 1% growth is almost no growth, and due to high taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Get rid of carried interest and cut taxes big league: Favors topic 11
Reducing taxes from 35% to 15% will be a job creator: Strongly Opposes topic 11
I'm gonna cut taxes and regulations big league: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax cuts for the wealthy, who will create tremendous jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Help those in need by massive tax cuts & cutting regulations: Strongly Opposes topic 11
1998: I'd like to see major tax cuts, 800 billion or more: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Estate tax is unfair double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Do away with carried interest; it's unfair: Favors topic 11
OpEd AdWatch: Trump more liberal on taxes than Democrats: Favors topic 11
Raise graduated taxes on hedge fund managers: Strongly Favors topic 11
Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 11
4 brackets; 1-5-10-15%; kill death tax & corporate tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Simplify tax code; end marriage penalty & other hidden taxes: Opposes topic 11
High tax rate encourages investment risk: Strongly Favors topic 11
Any business of any size will pay no more than 15% tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt: Favors topic 11
FactCheck: Paid income taxes for 3 years out of 5 in 1970s: Opposes topic 11
Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it: Opposes topic 11
Comparison of Warren wealth tax to Trump wealth tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal estate tax; it's double taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
FactCheck: Proposed 14% tax on wealthy in 2000, but not now: Neutral on topic 11
No net increase in taxes, but increases on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
One-time 14% tax on wealthy to pay down national debt: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal the inheritance tax to offset one-time wealth tax: Opposes topic 11
Opposes flat tax; benefits wealthy too much: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax assets over $10 million, paid over 10 years: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Supports eliminating the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Signed bill to reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
DACA phase-out legally correct but politically controversial: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Countless Americans are killed every year by criminal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Cut off aid $700M to Central American Northern Triangle: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Powerful wall in San Diego stopped nearly all crossings: Strongly Favors topic 12
ICE guards dangerous southern border against criminal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End birthright citizenship, despite 14th amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deporting drug dealers, murderers, and "bad dudes": Strongly Opposes topic 12
Amnesty is unfair to people waiting on line for years: Strongly Opposes topic 12
We have some bad hombres here; I'll get them out: Opposes topic 12
Border agents endorsed me because I understand the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
People pour into US and citizens lose jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
10-point plan: wall; zero tolerance; biometrics; E-Verify: Strongly Favors topic 12
Vatican has massive walls; Pope is wrong about open borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
We must stop illegal immigration; it hurts us economically: Strongly Opposes topic 12
351,000 criminal illegal aliens in our prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Illegal immigrants populate many criminal gangs: Opposes topic 12
This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish: Opposes topic 12
We need strong borders; we need a wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission: Strongly Opposes topic 12
351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Use threat of tariffs to get Mexico's cooperation: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Restore integrity at borders instead of lawless chaos: Strongly Opposes topic 12
We've been badly hurt by Mexico both at the border & on jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Mexico will pay for wall, but not through tariffs: Opposes topic 12
Building 1,000-mile wall is possible, if we make commitment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
I can get Mexico to pay for border wall; politicians can't: Opposes topic 12
The border wall will be well-managed and built correctly: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Refugees can't come in; sorry, we're full: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Merit-based immigration system instead of lower skills: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Let college grads stay but H-1B only if jobs can't be filled: Favors topic 12
I take advantage of H-1B visas; but stop them: Opposes topic 12
Let the good ones come back in; that's not amnesty: Favors topic 12
Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US: Favors topic 12
Limit new immigration; focus on people already here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports additional border infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated Vetoed ending national emergency at the Southern border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade battles with China, Germany, Britain, France, & Canada: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Virus proves emphasis on American production: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Companies will pay dearly for moving jobs out of US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Let US companies work in China with proprietary technology: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Two core principles: buy American, and hire American: Opposes topic 13
Trade deals should be one-on-one that US can terminate: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Bernie Sanders and I agree: no big quagmire trade deals: Strongly Opposes topic 13
US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana: Opposes topic 13
We're dying at 1% GDP growth; we don't make things anymore: Opposes topic 13
I disagreed with Ronald Reagan on trade; we need better: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Our jobs are fleeing to Mexico; China uses us as piggy bank: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trade pacts are no good for us and no good for our workers: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
President should be nation’s trade representative: Favors topic 13
World views US trade officials as ‘saps’: Opposes topic 13
Foreign companies are taking jobs from US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
European Union is a foe in trade, & in lack of NATO payments: Strongly Opposes topic 13
USMCA delivers dreams shattered by catastrophe of NAFTA: Favors topic 13
Tariffs force EU, Mexico, & Canada to re-negotiate: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA; they charge us 16%; we charge nothing: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NAFTA was worst trade deal ever; TPP is a close second: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NAFTA has cleaned out manufacturing in many states: Strongly Opposes topic 13
35% import tax on Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs on Chinese goods forced them to negotiate: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs on $250B of Chinese goods: Treasury gains billions: Strongly Opposes topic 13
FactCheck: China has 25% car tariff, but only 10% on parts: Opposes topic 13
China is no longer a currency manipulator: Favors topic 13
End TPP; make American pipelines with American steel: Strongly Opposes topic 13
China is dumping steel all over & killing steel companies: Strongly Opposes topic 13
It's not free trade with China; it's stupid trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
TPP is a horrible deal; no one has read its 5,600 pages: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing: Opposes topic 13
Trumpism means great trade deals: Favors topic 13
Says China is paying BIG TARIFFS, but U.S. consumers pay: Strongly Opposes topic 13
The Reciprocal Trade Act lets us respond to unfair tariffs: Opposes topic 13
FactCheck: No, tariffs won't "make America rich again": Strongly Opposes topic 13
Country built on tariffs; they'll lead to new trade deals: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trade wars are good; tariffs on steel and aluminum: Strongly Opposes topic 13
US companies pay high tariffs abroad; let's change that: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Protection will make America strong: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Two simple rules: buy American, and hire American: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tax imports when U.S. companies manufacture abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Identify every violation of trade agreements, and prosecute: Opposes topic 13
Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
20% tax on all imported goods: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Embrace globalization and international markets: Strongly Favors topic 13
Signed USMCA to improve trade as "NAFTA 2.0": Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
America is the greatest nation to ever exist: Strongly Favors topic 14
We rebuilt military; America stronger than ever: Strongly Favors topic 14
Postpone meeting with Denmark if no Greenland discussion: Favors topic 14
America will never be a socialist country: Strongly Favors topic 14
Nominates opponent of World Bank to lead World Bank: Strongly Favors topic 14
America's unique destiny is to be the beacon amongst nations: Strongly Favors topic 14
Iran is a terrorist regime, so withdrew from nuclear deal: Strongly Favors topic 14
Defend our American legacy & seize our glorious destiny: Strongly Favors topic 14
America is once again ready to lead: Strongly Favors topic 14
Meaningful engagement with allies paying their fair share: Opposes topic 14
Put American citizens first, to make America great again: Strongly Favors topic 14
Respectfully check mosques; we have to look at profiling: Strongly Favors topic 14
Make America great again: Favors topic 14
U.S. has become dumping ground for everybody else's problems: Strongly Favors topic 14
Ignore career diplomats who insist on nuance: Favors topic 14
American interests come first; no apologies: Strongly Favors topic 14
Things change; empires come and go: Opposes topic 14
Use force to stop North Korean nuke development: Strongly Favors topic 14
Reject ideology of globalism; embrace doctrine of patriotism: Strongly Favors topic 14
Foreign aid only for allies with shared values: Strongly Favors topic 14
Don't surrender to the false song of globalism: Strongly Favors topic 14
Our very identity as Americans is at stake: Strongly Favors topic 14
Withdraw from Paris Agreement, to put America first: Strongly Favors topic 14
Radical violent Islam that must be feared, not Islam itself: Neutral on topic 14
Replace a Muslim ban with an extreme vetting of Muslims: Strongly Favors topic 14
I don't want to be politically correct: Islam hates us: Strongly Favors topic 14
Jerusalem is Israel's capital but Palestinian capital open: Strongly Favors topic 14
Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital: Strongly Favors topic 14
Opening gates to Syrian refugees invites in ISIS: Favors topic 14
Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria: Opposes topic 14
Stop sending aid to countries that hate us: Favors topic 14
More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel: Favors topic 14
2012: Get tough on Pakistan; 2016: lavish praise on Pakistan: Opposes topic 14
Reverse Obama's opening of Cuba until freedoms are restored: Strongly Favors topic 14
China should make Kim Jong Un disappear: Strongly Favors topic 14
Diplomacy & respect crucial to our relationship with Russia: Opposes topic 14
Russia wants to defeat ISIS as badly as we do; work together: Opposes topic 14
It's good that Putin says nice things about me: Opposes topic 14
We have a problem with radical Muslims: Favors topic 14
No apology for banning Muslims from entering America: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Let Israel decide on annexation of West Bank: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
2018: End South Korean war games to deal with North Korea: Strongly Opposes topic 15
$400B more from NATO members for military expenses: Favors topic 15
Countries hosting US troops should pay for them: Strongly Favors topic 15
Withdraw from INF and develop Missile Defense System: Strongly Favors topic 15
Russia violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty: Favors topic 15
Space Force: sixth branch of the armed services: Strongly Favors topic 15
Unmatched power is key to defense, including more nukes: Strongly Favors topic 15
More tools so our military can fight and win: Strongly Favors topic 15
Wants one of the greatest US military build-ups in history: Strongly Favors topic 15
F-35 program out-of-control; cut billions in military costs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
FactCheck: US spends more than NATO, but only 22% on NATO: Favors topic 15
We defend Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia: they need to pay: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Let vets see private doctors or VA: that's not privatization: Opposes topic 15
South Korea and Japan should pay 100% of US military costs: Opposes topic 15
Charge rich countries like Germany more to defend them: Opposes topic 15
Building up military is cheap when you consider alternative: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strengthen military, but act defensively: Strongly Favors topic 15
Our nuclear arsenal doesn't work; it's 30 years old: Strongly Favors topic 15
All freedoms flow from national security: Strongly Favors topic 15
3% of GNP for military is too low: Strongly Favors topic 15
US cannot afford to be world's police; let NATO allies pay: Opposes topic 15
We've spent $5T in the Mideast and gotten nothing: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Fix veteran's hospitals, and pay private doctors for them: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
DC won't become a state because they'd elect Democrats: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Against mail-in voting, early voting as terrible, dishonest: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Afghanistan war made a mess, but troops need to stay: Opposes topic 16
Only one election day, and limit absentee ballot access: Strongly Opposes topic 16
HR 1 election reform bill: this monster must be stopped: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Against funding post office due to mail-in ballots: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Against funding post office due to mail-in ballots: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Electoral College brings you to many states: Opposes topic 16
Many things can go wrong when early voting goes on too long: Strongly Opposes topic 16
It's scary that people can vote without ID: Strongly Opposes topic 16
There are millions who should not be registered to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Maximum representation & maximum voter participation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Reject the elite election system; infuse popular will: Strongly Favors topic 16
SuperPACs are a disaster and cause dishonesty: Favors topic 16
Candidates should disavow PACs: Favors topic 16
Supports same campaign finance rules to all organizations: Opposes topic 16
Lost lawsuit in Supreme Court on overturning election: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Unlike predecessors, I have kept America OUT of new wars: Strongly Favors topic 17
Claims to have seen evidence COVID19 was from Chinese lab: Opposes topic 17
2012: No war with Iran; 2020: assassinates Iranian general: Favors topic 17
Bar Iranian diplomat from addressing UN over assassination: Strongly Favors topic 17
Vetoed resolution withdrawing support for Yemen war: Strongly Opposes topic 17
My good relationship with North Korea has prevented war: Opposes topic 17
Consider all options to restore Venezuela's democracy: Opposes topic 17
Treat foes of US worse than they could ever imagine: Favors topic 17
North Korea has no economic future if they retain nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system: Opposes topic 17
Negotiating with Iran better than starting a war: Favors topic 17
Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement: Favors topic 17
Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker: Strongly Favors topic 17
No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats: Opposes topic 17
Afghanistan: We don't want to stay there for 100 years: Strongly Favors topic 17
Afghani settlement: great nations do not fight endless wars: Strongly Favors topic 17
We've beaten ISIS in Syria; bring US troops home: Strongly Favors topic 17
2016: secret plan to defeat ISIS; 2018: caliphate gone: Opposes topic 17
ISIS are lawless savages; extinguish them from our planet: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Military and cyberwar to prevent ISIS genocide of Christians: Strongly Opposes topic 17
I opposed Iraq War in 2004; it destabilized entire Mideast: Favors topic 17
Get rid of ISIS, quickly: dry up their oil & their money: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Blunder to announce withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Iraq won't be a democracy when we leave; it'll be a mess: Favors topic 17
All of the reasons for Iraq war were blatantly wrong: Strongly Favors topic 17
Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists: Opposes topic 17
Willing talk to Iran but they can't have nuclear weapons: Opposes topic 17
FactCheck: Would shoot Iranian warships too near US warships: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Current leadership hurts military; need change to beat ISIS: Opposes topic 17
The war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake: Strongly Favors topic 17
Assad is a bad guy, but his replacement could be worse: Strongly Favors topic 17
I'm pro-military but I opposed invading Iraq in 2003: Favors topic 17
Opposed Iraq war in 2004 & predicted Mideast destabilization: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier: Strongly Favors topic 17
Not looking for war, but Iran cannot have a nuclear weapon: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Support goals of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Opposes topic 17
Recognize 1967 Israel's annexation of Golan Heights: Opposes topic 17
Unite civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism: Opposes topic 17
Better to have Mideast strongmen than Mideast chaos: Favors topic 17
Great relationship with Kim Jong-Un, but I had to walk out: Favors topic 17
Iran has power over North Korea, as their trading partner: Opposes topic 17
Let Russia bash ISIS; let Germany defend Ukraine: Favors topic 17
Support Russia, but with strings attached: Favors topic 17
Cannot allow beachhead of radical Islamic terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Vetoed the Iran War Powers Resolution: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Pursues "energy dominance" agenda, even during pandemic: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Expand sales of corn ethanol year-round to 15%: Favors topic 18
Green New Deal does not fulfill America's energy needs: Strongly Opposes topic 18
EPA is killing energy companies; 1,000 years of clean coal: Strongly Opposes topic 18
America invested in solar panels and it was a disaster: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Wind energy projects are industrial monstrosities: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Windmills are destroying shorelines all over the world: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Solar hasn't caught on because it has a 32-year payback: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all: Opposes topic 18
We need nuclear energy, and we need a lot of it fast: Opposes topic 18
Green buildings take 40 years to get investment back: Opposes topic 18
Could have made a deal on Paris Accord but didn't want to: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Establish panel devoted to challenging climate science: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change isn't a hoax, but don't spend trillions on it: Opposes topic 18
OpEd: US is only country out of 197 to reject Paris accord: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Focus on disease & clean water, not "climate change": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Climate change is a hoax: Strongly Opposes topic 18
FactCheck: falsely blames windmills for Texas power outage: Strongly Opposes topic 18
FactCheck: US has been #1 producer of oil & gas since 2013: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Net exporter for the first time in 65 years: Strongly Opposes topic 18
End war on coal: it's important for our defense: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Revive the coal industry; end efforts to curb carbon: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Stop threatening the livelihood of our coal miners: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fracking will lead to American energy independence: Opposes topic 18
We have 2 trillion barrels of oil; enough for 283 years: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No Cap-and-Tax: oil is this country's lifeblood: Strongly Opposes topic 18
It's incredible how slowly we're drilling for oil: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposed allowing vets access to legal cannabis: Strongly Favors topic 19
Unfair to serve a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime: Strongly Opposes topic 19
MS-13 gangs in 20 states smuggle in meth & opioids: Strongly Favors topic 19
Death penalty for drug dealers: Strongly Opposes topic 19
2016: let states decide on pot; 2018: feds over state law: Favors topic 19
Stop drugs pouring into country & poisoning our youth: Strongly Favors topic 19
Apply resources to stop the inflow of opioids into America: Strongly Favors topic 19
Study legalization, but don't legalize now: Favors topic 19
Yes to medical marijuana; otherwise, decide state by state: Opposes topic 19
1990: Drug enforcement is a joke; 2015: only medical pot: Opposes topic 19
1991: Illicit drugs should be decriminalized: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs: Favors topic 19
Crime and gangs and drugs have created American carnage: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$1T infrastructure bill continues destruction of our country: Strongly Opposes topic 20
FactCheck: 9 million jobs offset by 22.2 million job loss: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Unemployment at record low, including women & disabled: Strongly Opposes topic 20
New rule will cut SNAP benefits for 688,000: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Economy was ready to collapse in 2016; now it's the best: Opposes topic 20
FactCheck: No, steel & auto investments aren't skyrocketing: Opposes topic 20
Worst recovery since Great Depression; we're in a bubble: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions: Opposes topic 20
Government must cut spending more: Strongly Opposes topic 20
0% corporate tax would create millions of jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Cutting tax rates incentivizes a strong national work ethic: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Great American Outdoors Act sets funding for public land: Strongly Favors topic 20
Previously supported wealth tax; now supports Bush tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 20
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt: Favors topic 20
Sponsored bill for $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Favors topic 20

Donald Trump is a Hard-Core Conservative
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Barack Obama(D,2009-present)
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
V.P.Dick Cheney
Bill Clinton(D,1993-2001)
V.P.Al Gore
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan(R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter(D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford(R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon(R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson(D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)

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Pope Francis

Political Thinkers:
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Milton Friedman
Heritage Foundation
Arianna Huffington
Rush Limbaugh
Tea Party
Ayn Rand
Secy.Robert Reich
Gov.Jesse Ventura

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Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Marty Walsh (D,Boston)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)
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