David Blair on December 29, 2015
After more than a dozen times getting asked about the immigrant detention mandate, John Kasich finally said incarceration rates should not be governed by a quota system. Read More
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Olivia Zink on December 23, 2015
Marco Rubio says he gets asked "at every stop" about the role of private companies profiting from a federal policy requiring detention of 34,000 immigrants every day. But he insists corporations are not writing those laws, and that large-scale detention is necessary. Read More
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Mark Barker on December 21, 2015
Dwight and Mark were able to ask Kasich questions on who profits from war and prisions. Kasich called for a military build-up. We still don't know what he thinks about the immigrant detention quota. Read More
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Olivia Zink on December 21, 2015
I attended the Jeb! town hall in Alton NH and asked him about the immigrant detention quota. Jeb said he doesn't like "a quota of people behind bars" and added, "I think that policy should change." Read More
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John on December 21, 2015
I asked Christie about the present corporate control of our nuclear weapons labs and whether profit should govern our nuclear weapons and overall defense policy. He said no, but added that corporations are entitled to a reasonable profit provided they make reliable weapons for national defense Read More
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Judy on December 21, 2015
When Jeb Bush emphasized the need for lobbying reform in his stump speech, Judy asked if a 6-year ban on lobbying would also apply to ex-military officials. "That’s a good question," he said, and added that the military procurement system is "lobbied up beyond belief." In response to another question, Bush advocated maintaining the nuclear weapons "triad" and building a new generation of nuclear submarines. Read More
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Judy on December 20, 2015
In response to a question about reducing the risk of nuclear war that comes from having missiles on hair trigger alert, Martin O'Malley said he would look into de-alerting proposals. He still seems to believe that nuclear "modernization" is a cost-saving measure. Read More
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Kevin Rutledge on December 18, 2015

Caroline Isaacs, AFSC Arizona Program Director, was on a recent Iowa speaking tour titled “Who Profits from Immigrant Detention and Mass Incarceration?” on Dec. 7-9. She educated first-in-the-nation caucus goers about the problematic private prison industry and immigrant detention centers, encouraging them to question presidential candidates about these issues leading up to the Iowa Caucus on February 1.

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Kathleen McQuillen on December 18, 2015
Sen. Marco Rubio was asked about supporting one trillion dollar investment on new nuclear weapons. He said "We have to have them. No country in the world faces the threats America faces...the bottom line is that deterrence is a friend of peace." Read More
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Hector Salamanca Arroyo on December 18, 2015
Governor Kasich was asked about the immigrant detention mandate in Ankeny, Iowa. He responded the immigrant detention mandate made no sense to him, but still needed more information before making his decision to call an end to it. Read More
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