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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Mayoral press releases


  • Milwaukee Public Library, "A Message From Mayor Tom Barrett," 8/26/21
  • Milwaukee Mayoral office press release, "Ceasefire Sabbath" [and others], downloaded 8/26/2021
  • FOX6, "Street racing kills 2; Milwaukee mayor says 'These are criminal acts'," by Bret Lemoine, August 16, 2021
  • WDJT-TV, "Mayor Barrett considers appealing U.S. Census data after city records lowest population growth since 1930," by Emilee Fannon, Aug 13, 2021
  • Associated Press, "NYC mayoral primary winner Eric Adams: 'I know how to lead'," by Karen Matthews, 7/7/21
  • Vanity Fair, " 'They Can Tweet All They Want': Eric Adams on Weed, Beyonce, and the Housing-Sleuth Haters," by Bess Levin, June 21, 2021
  • Jewish Insider, "Andrew Yang, Eric Adams and the battle for Orthodox Jewish support," by Matthew Kassel, June 14, 2021
  • ABC-TV-10 on Mayoral press release Jun 30, 2020
  • Atlanta Mayoral office press release, "Housing Dashboard" Feb 3, 2020
  • Mayoral press release, "Green New Deal," NYC.gov Apr 22, 2019
  • Mayoral press release, "Undocumented," NYC.gov Apr 12, 2019
  • Mayoral press release, "Vicki Been," NYC.gov Apr 4, 2019
  • Mayoral press release, "FY2020," NYC.gov Apr 1, 2019
  • Atlanta Mayoral office press release, "ICE Detainees" Sep 6, 2018
  • St. Paul MN Mayoral office press release "Marriage Equality" Jun 26, 2015
  • L.A. Mayoral press release #019021 Nov 17, 2011
  • City of Los Angeles Mayoral press release #015069 Jul 13, 2011
  • City of Houston Mayoral press release, "$80K Grant" Sep 2, 2010
  • Phoenix Mayoral press release, "Immigration" Mar 26, 2010
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Abortion
        Bill de Blasio: Women, not politicians, should control their bodies.
    Budget & Economy
        Tom Barrett: Invested in neighborhood business development.
        Phil Gordon: Responsible budgeting sets city up for future.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown.
        Michael Nutter: Cutting government to balance budget without tax hike.
    Civil Rights
        Keisha Lance Bottoms: Released City of Atlanta's first LGBTQ Affairs report.
        Chris Coleman: Marriage equality required decades of fearlessness.
        Michael Nutter: Supports equal benefits for gays and lesbians.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: All Americans should be allowed to marry.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports gay marriage as fundamental right.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month.
    Crime
        Tom Barrett: Supported data-driven policing strategy, crime declined 25%.
        Tom Barrett: Street racing deaths are criminal acts, treat as murders.
        Eric Adams: I'll have cops' backs, but they'll have backs of the people.
        Bill de Blasio: Free phone calls for people in custody.
        Bill de Blasio: Eliminate cash bail: future without mass incarceration.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism.
        Phil Gordon: AZ must stay vigilant; threats can come from anyone.
        Mike Bloomberg: Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes.
    Drugs
        Bill de Blasio: Ban all alcohol advertising on city property.
    Education
        Tom Barrett: Supports students' free digital access to online resources.
        Bill de Blasio: Pre-K and 3-K for All.
        Michael Nutter: Public & private schools collaborate for student success.
        Michael Nutter: Vigilant innovativion to improve our educational system.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Invest in our schools to reform Latino education.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Parent Trigger: supports right to demand good education.
        Annise Parker: $80,000 grant for after-school programs for 3,000 students.
        Cory Booker: Founded the Newark Charter School Fund.
    Energy & Oil
        Bill de Blasio: 40% reduction in emissions by 2030.
        Tom Menino: Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Solar power good for environment AND businesses.
        Annise Parker: Room for clean technology alongside fossil fuel jobs.
        Jerry Sanders: Purchase no-emission electric vehicles for city.
        Jerry Sanders: Harvest methane from the Miramar landfill.
        Phil Gordon: Solar energy important for Phoenix.
        Michael Nutter: Supports solar projects in the city.
        Julian Castro: Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs.
    Environment
        Keisha Lance Bottoms: Acquired land to increase public parks in Atlanta.
        Greg Stanton: A desert city like Phoenix must emphasize sustainability.
        Michael Nutter: Continuing to make Philly waterways best is a priority.
        Michael Nutter: Supports antipollution EPA regulations.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment.
        Jerry Sanders: Convert wastewater into drinking water.
    Families & Children
        Bill de Blasio: Signs legislation protecting against sexual harassment.
        Mike Rawlings: Ban pornography expo from Dallas convention center.
    Foreign Policy
        Annise Parker: Establish dialogue between Israel and Houston.
    Free Trade
        Antonio Villaraigosa: LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: International trade is a necessity.
    Government Reform
        Tom Barrett: May challenge census figures impacting redistricting.
        Bill de Blasio: Sue Board of Elections to make Early Voting easier.
    Gun Control
        Chris Coleman: Get guns off the street; redirect youth onto positive paths.
    Health Care
        Tom Barrett: Strongly advocated for improving immunization rates.
        Bill de Blasio: Guarantee health care for every New Yorker.
        Steve Fulop: Partner with public health groups to fight urban disparities.
        Steve Fulop: Combat health disparities that plague cities.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans.
        Annise Parker: Coast2Coast RX card: Low-Cost Prescription Drugs.
    Immigration
        Bill de Blasio: NYC will always be the ultimate city of immigrants.
        Keisha Lance Bottoms: Executive Order: end receiving ICE detainees.
        Annise Parker: Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid.
        Jerry Brown: Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid.
        Michael Nutter: Advocates path to citizenship and immigration reform.
        Phil Gordon: Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities.
    Jobs
        Tom Barrett: Supported employer-driven training in manufacturing.
        Julian Castro: 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit.
    Principles & Values
        Tom Barrett: Ceasefire Sabbath: clergy to promote peace & nonviolence.
    Tax Reform
        Keisha Lance Bottoms: Urged those eligible to apply for Earned Income Tax Credit.
        Chris Coleman: Raise property tax to meet budget shortfall, but not 9%.
        Michael Nutter: Lessen business tax to improve economic competitiveness.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base.
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Business Tax Holiday should be permanent.
        Cory Booker: One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget.
    Technology
        Michael Nutter: Supports American Jobs Act, especially new infrastructure.
        Julian Castro: Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation.
    War & Peace
        Antonio Villaraigosa: Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats.
    Welfare & Poverty
        Tom Barrett: Help found "I Have a Dream" Milwaukee.
        Eric Garcetti: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income".
        Keisha Lance Bottoms: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income".
        Keisha Lance Bottoms: Create & preserve 20,000 affordable homes in Atlanta by 2026.
        Bill de Blasio: Intensify City's anti-displacement and housing affordability.
        Pete Buttigieg: 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes.


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