Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 6, 2012 California General Election

Candidates for United States Senate, California

Dianne Feinstein - D
Websitewww.feinstein.senate.gov
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Elizabeth Emken - R
Websitewww.elizabethemken.com
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Dianne Feinstein
Elizabeth Emken
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
Immigration
Immigration
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
Children Citizenship of Illegals
English as the Official National Language
Guest Worker Program
Visa Enforcement
English-Only Laws
Americanization
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Alien Minors
Trade
Globalization
Trade
Trade Policy Priorities
Global Environmental Standards
Incentives to Move Offshore
Unfair Trade Practices
Trade Deficit
Fast Track Authority
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
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Gays Serving in the Military
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
Equal Rights Amendment
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Deficit Spending
Federal Budget & Debt
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
Cyber Security
USA Patriot Act
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Intelligence
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Local First Responders
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Government
Government
Corruption and Government Ethics
Regulations
Special Interests
Government Reform
Lobbying Reform
Citizen Participation
Availability of Government Information
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Elections
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Campaign Finance Reform
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts
Death Penalty
Legal Reform
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Product Liability Reform
Caps on Punitive Damages
Class Action Reform
American Minorities
African Americans
Native Americans
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Parental Notification
Criminalizing Out-of-State Abortions
Access to Contraception
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Cloning
Human Cloning
Iran
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
President Ahmadinejad
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Foreign Aid
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
China
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Europe
Cuba
India
Africa
Sudan & Darfur
America's Image Abroad
United Nations (UN)
Nuclear Proliferation & Nuclear Terrorism
Burma
Unilateralism
Middle East
Middle East
Israel
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan
Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
Iraq Policy
Iraq Reconstruction
Private Security like Blackwater
Cutting Off War Funding
Length of Deployments
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Military
Defense
Military Families
Gays in the Military
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Adequacy
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Jobs
Jobs
Affirmative Action
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Protections
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Overtime Rights
Employment Discrimination
Guns
Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
Gun Shows
State Gun Legislation
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economy
Economy
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Business
Business
Small Business
Labor Wages & Unions
Labor
Wages
Minimum Wage
Unions
Taxes
Taxes
Tax Proposals
Income Tax Rates
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Taxes Policy
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Education
Education
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Religion in Public Schools
Local Control Over Education
Charter Schools
Improving Education
Head Start
Community Colleges
Classroom Size
Parental Involvement
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
School Choice
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
War on Drugs
Metamphetamines
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty
Urban Poverty
Urban Recovery
Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Environment
Environment
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Clean Drinking Water
Toxic Waste
Interior Department
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Endangered Species
Cruelty to Animals
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet
Taxes on Internet Purchases
E-Science Research
Media, a General Statement
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Concentrated of Media Ownership
Adult-Oriented Commercial Advertising
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medicaid
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Crime
Crime, a General Statement
Police & FBI Agents
Reducing Crime
Neighborhood Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Identity Theft
Hate Crime
Sex-related Crimes
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Rural Health Care
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Medical Research
Nurses
Children's Health
Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
Cancer
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Nuclear Power
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Production Tax Credit
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Values, Religion & Family
Family
Religion in Government
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Child Care
Teen Pregnancy
Indecency in the Media
Media Violence and Sex
Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Infrastructure
Amtrak
Highway Safety
Air
Seaports
Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Homeless Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Foreclosures
Mortgage Lending
Mortgage Credit
Neighborhoods, a General Statement
Homeownership
Affordable Housing
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Individual Retirement Accounts
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Enlarged National Service Program
AmeriCorps
Food & Agriculture
Food
Agriculture
Farm Bill
Farm Subsidies
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Other Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis

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