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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)
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)
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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News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in New York

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    from 2018 House NY elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (30) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 14
  • Anthony Brindisi (13) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 22
  • Antonio Delgado (6) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 19
  • Chris Collins (1) Republican U.S. Rep New York-27
  • Claudia Tenney (1) Republican U.S. Rep New York- 22
  • Joe Morelle (5) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 25
  • John Katko (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New York- 24
  • Max Rose (3) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 11
  • Tom Reed (1) Republican U.S. Rep New York-23
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2018 New York Congressional race news coverage:
  • NY-11: Staten Island Advance, "Malliotakis takes aim at Rep. Rose over delayed North American trade deal," by Paul Liotta, Dec 03, 2019
  • NY-11: New York Post, "Max Rose blasts New York's new criminal justice reforms," by Carl Campanile and Kenneth Garger, December 2, 2019
  • NY-11: The Brooklyn Reporter, "Pols vow to fix Social Security's slow service," by Paula Katinas, August 26, 2019
  • NY-23 & NY-24: Washington Blade, "House votes to defund trans military ban in rebuke to Trump," by Chris Johnson, June 18, 2019
  • NY-19: Albany Times-Union, "Delgado supports private/public health option," by Dan Freedman, 4/5/2019
  • NY-14: The New Republic, "The Democrats Stole the Green Party's Best Idea," by Emily Atkin, February 22, 2019
  • NY-22: Oneida Daily Dispatch, "Brindisi talks reproductive rights at town hall in Rome," by Charles Pritchard, 2/21/2019
  • NY-19: Schenectady Daily Gazette, "Delgado talks wealth inequality in Canajoharie," by Jason Subik, 2/20/2019
  • NY-14: Bangor Daily News, "Democrats seek Green New Deal to address climate change," by Matthew Daly, February 7, 2019
  • NY-27: Politico.com, "Trio of Republicans face life in exile," by Melanie Zanona 02/04/2019
  • NY-14: PoliticalWire.com, "Ocasio-Cortez Not Worried About Pushback from Dems," by Taegan Goddard, January 22, 2019
  • NY-14: Late Show with Stephen Colbert, "Interview on 70% marginal tax rate," by Stephen Colbert, January 21, 2019
  • NY-22: Rome Sentinel, "Brindisi: Raise the cap on Social Security tax to save it," by David Hill, 12/21/2018
  • NY-25: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, "Morelle/Maxwell: Final Debate (WROC-8)", by Brian Sharp, 11/1/2018
  • NY-25: Rochester City Newspaper, "High stakes in Maxwell-vs-Morelle race", by Jeremy Moule, 10/31/2018
  • NY-19: Rolling Stone magazine, "Why Democrats Should Embrace Pot for the Midterms," by Matt Laslo, 10/29/2018
  • NY-22: Utica Observer-Dispatch, "Brindisi, Tenney discuss education issues", by Samantha Madison, 10/28/2018
  • NY-19: Hudson Valley One, "On healthcare, Faso and Delgado differ drastically," by Jesse J. Smith, 10/21/2018
  • NY-22: CNBC, "Democrat in a tight NY House race is a Trump critic", by Brian Schwartz, 10/19/2018
  • NY-22: Syracuse Post-Standard, "Brindisi blames gun lobby for inaction in Congress," by Mark Weiner, 10/19/2018
  • NY-19: Poughkeepsie Journal, "6 Takeaways: Faso, Delgado spar on health care & immigration," by Nina Schutzman, 10/11/2018
  • NY-22: Utica Observer Dispatch, "Brindisi, Tenney discuss abortion & #MeToo," by Samantha Madison, 10/7/2018
  • NY-22: Utica College Center for Public Affairs, "Brindisi Out of Step with Democrats on Gun Policy", by Luke Perry, 10/3/18
  • NY-22: Utica Observer-Dispatch, "Climate concerns: Where Brindisi, Tenney stand," by Samantha Madison, 9/30/2018
  • NY-22: Utica Observer-Dispatch, "Tenney, Brindisi talk taxes, price increases," by Samantha Madison, 8/26/2018
  • NY-22: Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, "Tenney, Brindisi differ greatly on healthcare", by Natasha Vaughn, 8/24/2018
  • NY-22: Utica Observer-Dispatch, "Tenney, Brindisi weigh in on immigration", by Samantha Madison, 8/6/2018
  • NY-22: Oneida Daily Dispatch, "Brindisi talks medical marijuana at town hall in Utica," by Charles Pritchard, 7/25/2018
  • NY-14: The Daily Caller , “Ocasio-Cortez Called For Tax Cuts When She Was Running A Business,” by Andrew Kerr, July 5, 2018
  • NY-14: The Week, “How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat one of Congress' most powerful Democrats,” by Joel Dodge, June 27, 2018
  • NY-25: State Senator Sue Serino press release, "Serino and Morelle Team Up to Curb Food Waste Epidemic", 6/9/2017
  • NY-25: Newsday, "Legislature pushes for school aid-increase," by Michael Gormley, 3/30/2017

    Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • 2019 House incumbents: continuing coverage of the 116th Congress
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Anthony Brindisi: Opposes abortions in later terms unless to save mother.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Women should have access to quality reproductive healthcare.
    Anthony Brindisi: Abortion is a decision between woman and her doctor.
    Anthony Brindisi: Champion of reproductive freedom: a "Man for Choice".
Civil Rights
    John Katko: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Tom Reed: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Make discrimination by gender & sexual orientation illegal.
    Anthony Brindisi: Trump tax breaks benefitted large corporations, not workers.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Raise taxes on the wealthy and on corporations.
    Max Rose: Opposed state reform of cash bail requirements.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Total renovation of justice system; end mass incarceration.
    Antonio Delgado: Increase funding for drug treatment centers; yes for med pot.
    Anthony Brindisi: Educate the public and medical community about pot benefits.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Stand up to pharmaceutical lobbies that entice addiction.
    Anthony Brindisi: Against siphoning money away from struggling public schools.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Expand national education into tuition-free public colleges.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Tuition-free college spurs economic activity by millennials.
    Joe Morelle: Increase aid for public education, including charter schools.
Energy & Oil
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: OpEd: Green New Deal idea borrowed from Green Party.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Keep existing nuclear power plants but block new ones.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Move to a carbon-free, 100% renewable energy system.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Green New Deal: economic & environmental transformation.
    Anthony Brindisi: Opposes rolling back environmental protection regulations.
    Claudia Tenney: Obama era EPA focused on pushing radical ideological agenda.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Government inaction caused 3,000 deaths in Hurricane Maria.
    Joe Morelle: Reduce food waste will help hungry and environment.
Families & Children
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Supports legislation that promotes paid family leave.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: More women in Congress means more focus on family leave.
Foreign Policy
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Build global ties & stronger economy by bringing troops home.
Free Trade
    Max Rose: Won't commit to USMCA unless US workers get fair deal.
    Anthony Brindisi: Trump's trade war, lack of labor, hurts NY dairy farmers.
Government Reform
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: First pledge to voters: clean up campaign finances.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Puerto Ricans suffer neglect from not having a federal vote.
Gun Control
    Anthony Brindisi: Gun lobbying has ceased expanded background check efforts.
    Antonio Delgado: Supports Second Amendment, but every right has its limits.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Believes in common-sense approach to reforming gun control.
    Anthony Brindisi: Gun control provisions burdensome on constituent's rights.
Health Care
    Antonio Delgado: Public option benefits rural areas by providing competition.
    Joe Morelle: Expand ObamaCare to include drug companies.
    Antonio Delgado: Public option encourages mobility & innovation in job market.
    Anthony Brindisi: Fix Obamacare first; open to expand health insurance after.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Medicare-for-All offers affordable healthcare to everyone.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Medicare-for-All saves money; an investment for our future.
Homeland Security
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Pay for 65% of Medicare with defense waste (FactCheck: 20%).
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Honors and thanks all veterans for their service.
    Antonio Delgado: Bring immigrants out of the shadows, but don't abolish ICE.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ICE must end; it's unaccountable to standards of due process.
    Anthony Brindisi: Law-abiding immigrants should be able to earn citizenship.
    Joe Morelle: Supports paid family leave & equal pay legislation.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Endorses a Federal Jobs Guarantee program with benefits.
Principles & Values
    Chris Collins: Stripped of committee posts while under indictment.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Activism is inherently divisive, like MLK was.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Democratic socialist uncompromised about what's right & just.
Social Security
    Max Rose: Improve customer service at Social Security.
    Anthony Brindisi: Opposes cutting Social Security, or raising benefit age.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Avid supporter of Social Security; wants to see it expanded.
    Joe Morelle: Will not support cutting Medicare & Social Security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Antonio Delgado: Neglecting to tax the wealthy is hurting nation's future.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 70% marginal tax rate on income above $10M/year.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Systemic neglect in Puerto Rico: Full FEMA resources needed.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Democratic Socialism: no American should be too poor to live.

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