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Political positions of the 2016 candidates compared

Over 700 statements from the 2016 Democratic and Republican candidates are compared: comments are from the first two debates: with eleven Republican party candidates in Cleveland, OH, on Aug 6, 2015 and three Democratic party candidates in Las Vegas, NV, on Oct 13, 2015.

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Affordable Care Act : I want to open up the opportunity for immigrants to be able to buy in to the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Afghanistan : we got an ability to bring important material and equipment to our soldiers in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan : I voted for that. I voted to make sure that Osama bin Laden was held accountable in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan : I supported the war in Afghanistan.
Air Force : Our Navy is at its smallest size since 1917; our Air Force, since 1940.
Air Force : and bring our Air Force back to 2,600 aircraft that are ready to go.
Al-Quds : General Soleimani, you just mentioned, the Iranian General is the head of the Al-Quds forces.
Al-Sisi : He said, "Well, gosh, the crusades, the inquisitions--" We need a president that shows the courage that Egypt's President Al-Sisi, a Muslim,
Alinsky Model : And she counts on the fact that people are uninformed, the Alinsky Model, taking advantage of useful idiots.
Amazon : You know, the largest retailer in the country and the world today, Amazon, doesn't even own a single store?
America : Campaigning in places to give people hope that their life is better because too many people are suffering today in America.
America : America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians,
America : We are the United States of America, not the divided states.
America : The first thing we need to do to make America stronger is to strengthen our military,
America : and to have the chances that they should have in America for a good education, good job training, and then good jobs.
America : Early may. Met with a group of DREAMers, I wish everybody in America could meet with this young people, to hear their stories,
America : if you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, then you are signing your death warrant.
America : China is waging cyber warfare against America.
America : When America does not lead, the world is a dangerous and a tragic place.
America : What the Iranians have said is, "we will wipe Israel off the face of the map, and we will bring death to America."
America : You know, America is a miracle country.
America : lift everybody, unite everybody and build a stronger United States of America again. It will be and can be done.
America : We need to make America fair again for all businesses, but especially those being run by small business owners.
America : Today in America, we have more people in jail than any other country on Earth.
America : ...largest banks in America -- are much bigger than they were when we bailed them out
America : the power of corporate America, the power of Wall Street, the power of the drug companies, the power of the corporate media is so great
America : ...I've got a position that's in line with everyday America. (APPLAUSE)
America : And I think people across America want a leader who's actually going to listen to them.
America : One report last year showed that six of the top 10 wealthiest counties in America were in or around Washington, DC.
American People : the Republicans and their constant refrain, "big government this, big government that," that except for what they want to impose on the American People.
American People : Sixty-three percent of the American People didn't vote, Anderson.
American People : I think Snowden played a very important role in educating the American People
Americans : First, all the 40 million Americans who currently have student debt will be able to refinance their debt to a low interest rate.
Americans : I want to collect more records from terrorists, but less records from innocent Americans.
Americans : I think most Americans understand that our country today faces a series of unprecedented crises.
Americans : Millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages,
Americans : Well, I'm pro-life, I've always been pro-life, and I've got a position that I think is consistent with many Americans out there.
Americans : I still remember, as a kid, tying a yellow ribbon around a tree in front of my house during the 444 days that Iran held 52 Americans hostage.
Arab : We should be putting together a coalition of Arab countries who should be leading the effort.
Arab Spring : Because of the Arab Spring, because of a lot of other things, there was turmoil to be followed.
Arabs : And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, "We want you to help us deal with Gadhafi."
Arabs : We will provide essential, unique capabilities that we have, but the Europeans and the Arabs had to be first over the line.
Armed Services Committee : I was a member of the Armed Services Committee for 18 years.
Army : and I put out a really specific plan: no less than 500,000 active duty soldiers in the Army.
Assad : groups of people trying to overthrow Assad, other groups of people fighting ISIS.
Assad : to support those people who are against Assad, against ISIS, without getting us on the ground there,
Atlantic City : and I made a lot of money in Atlantic City, and I'm very proud of it. I want to tell you that. Very, very proud of it.
B-52s : A lot of the B-52s we're flying, we've only got 44 that are in service combat ready, and the fact is, most of them are older than me.
B-52s : We're flying B-52s. The most recent one that was put in service was November of 1962.
Baltimore : I've been to Ferguson, I've been to Baltimore, because I want our party to be bigger, better and bolder,
Benghazi : they said that they were trying to figure out what we could do better to protect our diplomats so that something like Benghazi wouldn't happen again.
Bergdahl : You look at Sgt. Bergdahl, we get Bergdahl, a traitor, and they get five of the big, great killers leaders that they want.
Bible : And God speaks through the Bible. (APPLAUSE)
Bill of Rights : and I will continue to stand for the Bill of Rights;.
Boxer : along with Senator Barbara Boxer, a few years ago, we introduced the first piece of climate change legislation
Brady bill : Senator Sanders did vote five times against the Brady bill.
Budget Committee : I was the chairman of the Budget Committee and the lead architect the last time it happened in Washington,
CEOs : We have a criminal justice system that lets CEOs on Wall Street walk away,
California : Well, I'm surprised she says that, because California has had a paid leave program for a number of years. And it's...
Campaigning : Campaigning in places to give people hope that their life is better because too many people are suffering today in America.
Canada : So I just want to say. As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland.
Capitalism : because when I think about Capitalism, I think about all the small businesses that were started
Carson : The left, of course, will say Carson doesn't believe in the Geneva Convention,
Children's Defense Fund : You know, when I left Law school, my first job was with the Children's Defense Fund,
China : Because there will be no effective efforts against climate change unless China and India join with the rest of the world.
China : China is waging cyber warfare against America.
China : We shouldn't borrow money from China to send it anywhere,
China : Do you borrow money from China to send it to anyone?
China : Our country is in serious trouble. We don't win anymore. We don't beat China in trade.
Chinese : When we met in Copenhagen in 2009 and, literally, President Obama and I were hunting for the Chinese,
Chinese : And I do think that the bilateral agreement that President Obama made with the Chinese was significant.
Chinese : the Russian and Chinese government know more about Hillary Clinton's e-mail server than do the members of the United States Congress.
Citizens United : As a result of this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, our campaign finance system is corrupt.
Clinton : A person who has been filled with scandals, and who could not lead, and, of course, I'm talking about Hillary Clinton.
Clinton : Well, I'll tell you what, with Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding and she came to my wedding.
Clinton : Unlike Hillary Clinton, who has a radical position in terms of support for Planned Parenthood,
Clinton : because everywhere in the world that Hillary Clinton touched is more messed up today than before she and the president (INAUDIBLE).
Clinton : You know, people like Hillary Clinton think you grow the economy by growing Washington.
Clinton : Under Obama and Clinton, we found a lot of mush over the last two years.
Common Core : And they will use Common Core or any other requirements that exists nationally to force it down the throats of our people in our states.
Congress : Let's also understand that back in 1988 when I first ran for the United States Congress,
Congress : In my view, Secretary Clinton, you do not -- Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress.
Congress : the Russian and Chinese government know more about Hillary Clinton's e-mail server than do the members of the United States Congress.
Constitution : And the fact is there are a lot of things happening at the federal level that are absolutely beyond the jurisdiction of the Constitution.
Consumer : We have to save the Consumer Financial Protection board, which is finally beginning to act to protect Consumers.
Copenhagen : When we met in Copenhagen in 2009 and, literally, President Obama and I were hunting for the Chinese,
Corleone : They keep -- they called me Veto Corleone.
Cuba : My father fled Cuba, and I will fight to defend liberty because my family knows what it's like to lose it.
Cuba : Thank you. You know, both of my parents were born into poor families on the island of Cuba.
Czech : and I would reinstate, put in place back in the missile defense system that we had in Poland and in the Czech Republic.
DREAMers : Early may. Met with a group of DREAMers, I wish everybody in America could meet with this young people, to hear their stories,
Democrat : The economy does better when you have a Democrat in the White House
Democrats : Democrats at the White House on down will win, when there is excitement and a large voter turnout,
Department of Education : there is no role at the federal level for the Department of Education.
Department of Justice : The next thing I intend to do is instruct the Department of Justice and the IRS to start (sic) persecuting religious liberty,
Dodd-Frank : And last but not least, we need to repeal Dodd-Frank.
Dodd-Frank : We need to repeal and replace Dodd-Frank.
Dodd-Frank : over 40 percent of small and mid-size banks that loan money to small businesses have been wiped out over the -- since Dodd-Frank has passed.
Economic Growth : Economic Growth is the key to everything. But once you have economic growth, it is important that we reach out to people who live in the shadows,
Economic Growth : we cut taxes, and we had a big surplus. Economic Growth is the key.
Egypt : You look at Egypt, probably the best relationship we've had in Israel, at least in my lifetime, incredibly important.
El Chapo : The problem is if El Chapo; builds a tunnel under the fence, we have to be able to deal with that too.
English : my father was a mailman. His father was a coal miner. My mother's mother could barely speak English.
Father : You know, to be able to come from a GrandFather who was a factory worker, a Father who was a small business person,
Florida : In Florida, they called me Jeb, because I earned it.
Florida : because as governor of the state of Florida I created the first statewide voucher program in the country,
Fourth Amendment : The Fourth Amendment was what we fought the Revolution over!
Gadhafi : We had a murderous dictator, Gadhafi, who had American blood on his hands,
Gadhafi : And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, "We want you to help us deal with Gadhafi."
Geneva Convention : The left, of course, will say Carson doesn't believe in the Geneva Convention,
God : God is a pretty fair guy. And he said, you know, if you give me a tithe, it doesn't matter how much you make.
God : And God speaks through the Bible. (APPLAUSE)
God : Well, I am blessed to receive a word from God every day in receiving the scriptures and reading the scriptures.
God : God gives me unconditional love. I'm going to give it to my family and my friends and the people around me.
God : God has blessed us. He has blessed the Republican Party with some very good candidates.
God : And I believe God has blessed our country.
God : And that's why God has continued to bless us.
God : God hasn't given me a list, a Ten Commandments, if you will, of things to act on the first day.
God : What God calls us to do is follow his will. And ultimately that's what I'm going to try to do.
Grandfather : You know, to be able to come from a Grandfather who was a factory worker, a Father who was a small business person,
Great Recession : That Great Recession, 9 million people lost their jobs, 5 million lost their homes, $13 trillion in wealth disappeared.
Greenspan : when the Clinton administration, when Alan Greenspan said, "what a great idea it would be to allow these huge banks to merge,"
Guest workers : Guest workers are coming in, they're working under terrible conditions,
Gun violence : I think that we have to look at the fact that we lose 90 people a day from Gun violence.
Harley : Thanks. I'm guy with a wife and two kids, and Harley.
Hispanic : Hispanic youth unemployment is 36 percent.
House : We got a Republican House, we've got a Republican Senate,
House : I was the chairman of the House Budget Committee
House : the right wing Republicans who are, by the way, I hope will not continue to control the Senate and the House
Houston : the thing in Houston where you had the government, the mayor actually, trying to get the sermons of ministers.
Humvees : ISIS rides around in a billion dollars worth of U.S. Humvees.
IRS : The next thing I intend to do is instruct the Department of Justice and the IRS to start (sic) persecuting religious liberty,
ISIS : ISIS was created because of the void that we left, and that void now exists as a caliphate the size of Indiana.
ISIS : and we need to take out ISIS with every tool at our disposal. (APPLAUSE)
ISIS : ISIS gaining more territory, having more reach, and, frankly, posing a threat to our friends and neighbors in the region and far beyond.
ISIS : if you join ISIS, if you wage jihad on America, then you are signing your death warrant.
ISIS : that said if any American travels to the Middle East; and joining ISIS, that he or she forfeits their citizenship
ISIS : But, we do have to examine, how are we going to defeat ISIS?
ISIS : First of all, only ISIS is responsible for the terrorism.
ISIS : I've got a proposal. I'm the leading voice in America for not arming the allies of ISIS. (APPLAUSE)
ISIS : Only ISIS is responsible for the depravity.
ISIS : ISIS rides around in a billion dollars worth of U.S. Humvees.
ISIS : So, we didn't create ISIS -- ISIS created themselves, but we will stop them,
India : Because there will be no effective efforts against climate change unless China and India join with the rest of the world.
Internal Revenue Service : And I'm still one who says that we can get rid of the Internal Revenue Service
Iran : Radical Islam is on the rise, Iran's on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon,
Iran : The day General Soleimani flew back from Moscow to Iran was the day we believed that Russia used cyber warfare against the Joint Chiefs.
Iran : It is worth emphasizing that Iran released our hostages in 1981 the day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.
Iran : Yes, our allies are not perfect, but Iran is at the heart of most of the evil that is going on in the Middle East; through their proxy.
Iran : We got nothing, and Iran gets everything they want.
Iran : I'll tell you what, if Iran was a stock, you folks should go out and buy it right now because you'll quadruple --
Iran : this, what's happening in Iran, is a disgrace, and it's going to lead to destruction in large portions of the world. (APPLAUSE)
Iran : Iran is not a place we should be doing business with.
Iran : I still remember, as a kid, tying a yellow ribbon around a tree in front of my house during the 444 days that Iran held 52 Americans hostage.
Iran Agreement : To honor the people that died, we need to -- we need to --- stop the -- Iran Agreement, for sure,
Iran Deal : and then intend to cancel the Iran Deal,
Iran Deal : Set aside the Iran Deal. They said it's the disengagement of America.
Iranian : We got a nuclear arms deal, we got the Iranian sanctions,
Iranian Deal : and part of this Iranian Deal was lifting the international sanctions on General Soleimani.
Iranian Deal : I oppose the Iranian Deal, and will vote against it.
Iranian General : General Soleimani, you just mentioned, the Iranian General is the head of the Al-Quds forces.
Iranian Mullahs : because the Iranian Mullahs have their blood on their hands,
Iranians : What the Iranians have said is, "we will wipe Israel off the face of the map, and we will bring death to America."
Iranians : If there's going to be a negotiation, you're going to have to believe somehow that the Iranians are going to comply.
Iraq : Barack Obama became president, and he abandoned Iraq.
Iraq : we are already flying in Syria just as we are flying in Iraq.
Iraq : I will do everything that I can to make sure that the United States does not get involved in another quagmire like we did in Iraq,
Iraq : In July of 2004, I came out strongly against the war with Iraq, because it was going to destabilize the Middle East;.
Islam : Radical Islam is on the rise, Iran's on the verge of acquiring a nuclear weapon,
Israel : You know, we turned our back on Israel, our ally.
Israel : But I absolutely believe that Israel is a priority to be able to fund and keep them strong and safe
Israel : and finally move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Israel : What the Iranians have said is, "we will wipe Israel off the face of the map, and we will bring death to America."
Israel : I think we ought to quit sending it to countries that burn our flag. Israel is not one of those.
Israel : And this is no particular animus of Israel, but what I will say, and I will say over and over again,
Israel : Out of your surplus, you can help your allies, and Israel is a great ally.
Israel : We need to stand up and start leading again, and we need to have allies, not just in Israel, but throughout the Persian Gulf.
Israel : You look at Egypt, probably the best relationship we've had in Israel, at least in my lifetime, incredibly important.
Japan : We don't beat Japan, with their millions and millions of cars coming into this country, in trade.
Jerusalem : and finally move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Jesus : And someone invited him to Clay Road Baptist Church. And he gave his heart to Jesus and it turned him around.
Jesus : And it's only by the blood of Jesus Christ that I've been redeemed from my sins.
Jim Webb : Jim Webb is right: Money is pouring in to this campaign through super PACs.
Joint Chiefs : The day General Soleimani flew back from Moscow to Iran was the day we believed that Russia used cyber warfare against the Joint Chiefs.
Kate's Law : -- I have authored Kate's Law in the United States Senate and filed that legislation.
Kate's Law : I tried to get the Senate to vote to pass Kate's Law on the floor of the Senate just one week ago,
Kate's Law : and the leader of our own party blocked a vote on Kate's Law.
Kosovo : I supported President Clinton's effort to deal with ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.
LGBT : there's too much inequality; the racial divides; the continuing discrimination against the LGBT community
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Lehman Brothers : But we also have to worry about some of the other players -- AIG, a big insurance company; Lehman Brothers, an investment bank.
Libya : We did not put one single American soldier on the ground in Libya. And I'll say this for the Libyan people...
Libyan people : And the Libyan people had a free election the first time since 1951.
Marine Corps : In recent testimony, the commandant of the Marine Corps said half of the non-deployed units were not ready
Marine Corps : No less than 185,000 active duty marines in the Marine Corps.
McCarthy : It is a partisan vehicle, as admitted by the House Republican majority leader, Mr. McCarthy, to drive down my poll numbers.
Medicaid : -- first of all, Megyn, you should know that -- that President Reagan expanded Medicaid three or four times.
Medicaid : And finally, our Medicaid is growing at one of the lowest rates in the country.
Medicaid : Republicans tell us we can't do anything except give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Medicare : instead of talking about getting rid of Social Security and Medicare that was robbed $700 billion dollars to pay for Obamacare.
Medicare : The Fair (ph) transforms the process by which we fund Social Security and Medicare
Medicare : Republicans tell us we can't do anything except give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Medvedev : we got a lot of business done with the Russians when Medvedev was the president, and not Putin.
Mexican government : And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning.
Mexico : The first is, the evidence is now clear that the majority of people coming across the border are not from Mexico.
Mexico : We lose to China. We lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border.
Mexico : And I said, Mexico is sending. Except the reporters, because they're a very dishonest lot,
Mexico : We can't beat Mexico, at the border or in trade. We can't do anything right.
Middle East : that said if any American travels to the Middle East; and joining ISIS, that he or she forfeits their citizenship
Middle East : Yes, our allies are not perfect, but Iran is at the heart of most of the evil that is going on in the Middle East; through their proxy.
Middle East : In July of 2004, I came out strongly against the war with Iraq, because it was going to destabilize the Middle East;.
Middle East : And the Middle East; became totally destabilized.
Middle class : Middle class in this country is collapsing.
Millionaires : Millionaires and billionaires are pouring unbelievable sums of money into the political process in order to fund super PACs
Moscow : The day General Soleimani flew back from Moscow to Iran was the day we believed that Russia used cyber warfare against the Joint Chiefs.
NATO : I would work with NATO to put forces on the eastern border of Poland and the Baltic nations,
NRA : Let's begin, Anderson, by understanding that Bernie Sanders has a D-minus voting rating (ph) from the NRA.
NSA : virtually every telephone call in this country ends up in a file at the NSA.
Navy : Our Navy is at its smallest size since 1917; our Air Force, since 1940.
Navy : Bring us to a 350 ship Navy again, and modernize the Ohio class of submarines,
Netanyahu : But even Benjamin Netanyahu said that ultimately, they will be stronger when they're independent.
New Deal : ...We need a new New Deal for communities of color...
New Jersey : We have a lot of work to do in New Jersey, but I am darn proud we've brought our state back.
New Jersey : Well, thank you, Megyn. Listen, I was born into a middle class family in New Jersey.
New York : I'm Hillary Clinton. I have been proud and privileged to serve as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state.
New York City : I come from a place, New York City, which is virtually, I mean, it is almost exclusively Democrat.
O'Malley : So I'm with both Senator Sanders and Governor O'Malley in putting a lot of attention onto the banks.
Obama-Clinton : It's yet another example of the failed foreign policy of the Obama-Clinton doctrine.
Obama : Barack Obama became president, and he abandoned Iraq.
Obama : There's 6 million people living in poverty today, more than when Barack Obama got elected.
Obama : We're not going on win by doing what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton do each and every day.
Obama : I think President Obama made the right decision at the time.
Obama : But I have been on the forefront of dealing with climate change, starting in 2009, when President Obama and I crashed (ph) a meeting with the Chinese
Obama : I think being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we've had up until this point, including President Obama.
Obama : Well, there's a lot that I would like to do to build on the successes of President Obama, but also, as I'm laying out, to go beyond.
Obama : When we met in Copenhagen in 2009 and, literally, President Obama and I were hunting for the Chinese,
Obama : And I do think that the bilateral agreement that President Obama made with the Chinese was significant.
Obama : President Obama has talked about fundamentally transforming this country.
Obama : The first thing I intend to do is to rescind every illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by Barack Obama.
Obama : Ronald Reagan said "trust, but verify." President Obama is "trust, but vilify."
Obama : We've reduced the military by 25 percent... (APPLAUSE) ... under President Obama.
Obama : I don't trust President Obama with our records.
Obama : and I'm the only one that leads Hillary Clinton in five states that were won by President Obama.
Obama : I have a lot of respect for president Obama.
Obama : Under Obama and Clinton, we found a lot of mush over the last two years.
Obamacare : You get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that doesn't suppress wages and kill jobs.
Obamacare : instead of talking about getting rid of Social Security and Medicare that was robbed $700 billion dollars to pay for Obamacare.
Obamacare : We need to repeal and replace Obamacare
Obamacare : We have to end Obamacare, and we have to make our country great again, and I will do that. Thank you.
Obamacare : And one of the best things we can do is get the government out of the way, repeal Obamacare,
Ohio : Bring us to a 350 ship Navy again, and modernize the Ohio class of submarines,
Ohio : I took the state of Ohio from an $8 billion hole and a 350,000 job loss to a $2 billion surplus and a gain of 350,000 jobs.
Ohio : And now I'm the governor of Ohio, and I inherited a state that was on the brink of dying.
Ohio : and the state is unified, and people have hope again in Ohio.
Osama bin Laden : I voted for that. I voted to make sure that Osama bin Laden was held accountable in Afghanistan.
PAC : who has raised substantial sums of money, and I do not have a super PAC.
PACs : Millionaires and billionaires are pouring unbelievable sums of money into the political process in order to fund super PACs
PACs : Jim Webb is right: Money is pouring in to this campaign through super PACs.
Patriot Act : I'm the only person on this stage who's actually filed applications under the Patriot Act,
Paul's : And as we move towards dealing with foreign aid, I don't disagree with Senator Paul's position that we shouldn't be funding our enemies.
People : But I agree with what Governor Kasich just said. People are frustrated.
Persian Gulf : We need to stand up and start leading again, and we need to have allies, not just in Israel, but throughout the Persian Gulf.
Planned Parenthood : They don't mind having big government to interfere with a woman's right to choose and to try to take down Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood : And I have been proud to fight and stand for religious liberty, to stand against Planned Parenthood,
Planned Parenthood : I defunded Planned Parenthood more than four years ago,
Poland : I would work with NATO to put forces on the eastern border of Poland and the Baltic nations,
Poland : and I would reinstate, put in place back in the missile defense system that we had in Poland and in the Czech Republic.
Putin : There's no doubt that when Putin came back in and said he was going to be President, that did change the relationship.
Putin : it's important too that the United States make it very clear to Putin that it's not acceptable for him to be in Syria creating more chaos,
Putin : we got a lot of business done with the Russians when Medvedev was the president, and not Putin.
Putin : You know, Putin believes in the old Lenin adage: you probe with bayonets.
Reagan : It is worth emphasizing that Iran released our hostages in 1981 the day Ronald Reagan was sworn into office.
Reagan : Ronald Reagan said "trust, but verify." President Obama is "trust, but vilify."
Reagan : -- first of all, Megyn, you should know that -- that President Reagan expanded Medicaid three or four times.
Reagan : Reagan did negotiate with the Soviets. But you have to negotiate from a position of strength,
Reagan : I don't immediately discount negotiations. I'm a Reagan conservative.
Reagan : And you know who else has? Is Ronald Reagan evolved on many issues. And I am pro-life.
Republican Party's : News flash, the Republican Party's been fighting against a single-payer system...
Republican Party : God has blessed us. He has blessed the Republican Party with some very good candidates.
Republican Party : the fossil fuel industry is funding the Republican Party, which denies the reality of climate change...
Republicans : But if you look at the Republicans versus the Democrats when it comes to economic policy, there is no comparison.
Republicans : I'm campaigning because I think I have the right combination of what the country needs, at this point, and I think I can take the fight to the Republicans,
Republicans : it's always the Republicans or their sympathizers who say, "You can't have paid leave, you can't provide health care."
Republicans : Republicans win when there is a low voter turnout, and that is what happened last November.
Republicans : Republicans tell us we can't do anything except give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Revolution : The Fourth Amendment was what we fought the Revolution over!
Russia : I'm trying to figure out what leverage we have to get Russia to the table.
Russia : The day General Soleimani flew back from Moscow to Iran was the day we believed that Russia used cyber warfare against the Joint Chiefs.
Russian : the Russian and Chinese government know more about Hillary Clinton's e-mail server than do the members of the United States Congress.
Russians : I applaud the administration because they are engaged in talks right now with the Russians
Russians : we got a lot of business done with the Russians when Medvedev was the president, and not Putin.
Sanders : Senator Sanders did vote five times against the Brady bill.
Sanders : So I'm with both Senator Sanders and Governor O'Malley in putting a lot of attention onto the banks.
Sanders : Let's begin, Anderson, by understanding that Bernie Sanders has a D-minus voting rating (ph) from the NRA.
Schumer's : I have never supported amnesty, and I led the fight against Chuck Schumer's gang of eight amnesty legislation in the Senate.
Scotland : So I just want to say. As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland.
Snowden : I think Snowden played a very important role in educating the American People
Social Security : Well, I fully support Social Security. And the most important fight we're going to have is defending it against continuing Republican efforts to privatize it.
Social Security : I want to enhance the benefits for the poorest recipients of Social Security.
Social Security : We have a lot of women on Social Security, particularly widowed and single women who didn't make a lot of money during their careers,
Social Security : And of course I'm going to defend Social Security.
Social Security : Nobody in this country is on Social Security because they made the decision when they were starting work at 14
Social Security : Well, lets all be reminded, 60 million Americans are on Social Security, 60 million.
Social Security : instead of talking about getting rid of Social Security and Medicare that was robbed $700 billion dollars to pay for Obamacare.
Social Security : One of the reasons that Social Security is in so much trouble is that the only funding stream comes from people who get a wage.
Social Security : -- you don't cut Social Security, you expand it.
Social Security : I founded a caucus called the Defending Social Security Caucus.
Social Security : Republicans tell us we can't do anything except give tax breaks to billionaires and cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Soleimani : General Soleimani, you just mentioned, the Iranian General is the head of the Al-Quds forces.
Soleimani : The day General Soleimani flew back from Moscow to Iran was the day we believed that Russia used cyber warfare against the Joint Chiefs.
Soleimani : and part of this Iranian Deal was lifting the international sanctions on General Soleimani.
Soviets : Reagan did negotiate with the Soviets. But you have to negotiate from a position of strength,
Supreme Court : It's time that we recognize the Supreme Court is not the supreme being,
Supreme Court : As a result of this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, our campaign finance system is corrupt
Syria : it's important too that the United States make it very clear to Putin that it's not acceptable for him to be in Syria creating more chaos,
Syria : We don't want American troops on the ground in Syria.
Syria : we are already flying in Syria just as we are flying in Iraq.
Syria : We should be supportive, but I do not support American ground troops in Syria.
Syria : Well, let's understand that when we talk about Syria, you're talking about a quagmire in a quagmire.
Syria : I support air strikes in Syria and what the president is trying to do.
Ten Commandments : God hasn't given me a list, a Ten Commandments, if you will, of things to act on the first day.
Trump : Mr. Trump is touching a nerve because people want the wall to be built.
Trump : Donald Trump and his billionaire friends under my policies are going to pay a hell of a lot more in taxes
Trump : When I use it, they say, "Trump, Trump, Trump." The fact is, I built a net worth of more than $10 billion.
Ukraine : You know, Ukraine was a nuclear-armed state. They gave away their nuclear arms with the understanding that we would protect them.
Ukraine : I would send weapons to Ukraine.
United States : We are the United States of America, not the divided states.
United States : it's important too that the United States make it very clear to Putin that it's not acceptable for him to be in Syria creating more chaos,
United States : There are a million people a year who legally immigrate to the United States,
United States : every other major country providing health care to all people as a right, except the United States.
United States : I will do everything that I can to make sure that the United States does not get involved in another quagmire like we did in Iraq,
United States : I do not support the United States getting involved in unilateral action.
Vermont : Vermont, a state which has virtually no gun control,
Veterans : . I'm the former chairman of the Senate Veterans Committee,
Vietnam : When I was a young man, I strongly opposed the war in Vietnam.
Wall Street's : Wall Street's greed and recklessness wrecked this economy?
Wall Street-to-Washington : But the problem is we have a Wall Street-to-Washington access of power that has controlled the political climate.
Wall Street : I represented Wall Street, as a senator from New York,
Wall Street : and I went to Wall Street in December of 2007 -- before the big crash that we had -- and I basically said, "cut it out! Quit foreclosing on homes!
Wall Street : in the 1990s, when I had the Republican leadership and Wall Street spending billions of dollars in lobbying,
Wall Street : the greed and recklessness and illegal behavior of Wall Street, where fraud is a business model,
Wall Street : In my view, Secretary Clinton, you do not -- Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress.
Wall Street : And by the way, I want Wall Street now to help kids in this country go to college,
Wall Street : Bernanke came in, and they say, "guys, the economy is going to collapse because Wall Street is going under.
Wall Street : But it was wrong to ask the middle class to bail out Wall Street.
Wall Street : public colleges and universities, free with a Wall Street speculation tax.
Wall Street : I pay for my program, by the way, through a tax on Wall Street speculation,
Wall Street : the power of corporate America, the power of Wall Street, the power of the drug companies, the power of the corporate media is so great
Wall Street : We have a criminal justice system that lets CEOs on Wall Street walk away,
Wall Street : I would lump Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry at the top of my life of people who do not like me.
White House : The economy does better when you have a Democrat in the White House
White House : Democrats at the White House on down will win, when there is excitement and a large voter turnout,
Wisconsin : Well, the voters in Wisconsin elected me last year for the third time because they wanted someone who aimed high, not aimed low.
Wisconsin : lower the tax rate and reform the tax code. That's what I'll do as president, just like I did in Wisconsin.

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