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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 Pennsylvania

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    2018 Pennsylvania House race news coverage:
  • PA-13: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, "John Joyce will seek re-election in 13th Congressional District," by Dave Sutor, Nov 20, 2019
  • PA-13: Chambersburg Public Opinion, "John Joyce announces re-election bid for PA-13 seat," by Amber South, Nov. 20, 2019
  • PA-13: Patriot-News , "Mike Pence returns to Keystone State to talk up new trade agreement," by Ivey DeJesus, Aug. 1, 2019, updated Aug. 5
  • PA-1: Washington Blade, "House votes to defund trans military ban in rebuke to Trump," by Chris Johnson, June 18, 2019
  • PA-7: WFMZ 69 News (Lehigh Valley), "Susan Wild appointed to House Foreign Affairs Committee," 1/18/2019
  • PA-6: Daily Local News, "Senior life: Congressional candidates weigh in on entitlement reform," by Lucas Rodgers, 10/25/2018
  • PA-7: NBC Philadelphia, "Susan Wild, Running for Pennsylvania's 7th", 10/15/2018
  • PA-9: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice, "Meuser supports conservative values," by John E. Usalis, May 14, 2018
  • PA-9: The Sunbury Daily Item, "Candidates for Pennsylvania 9th vow to get things done,", by Rick Dandes, May 5, 2018
  • PA-5: Al Dia News, "Mary Gay Scanlon: Correcting Course", by David Maas, 10/24/2018
  • PA-11: Harrisburg Patriot-News, "Candidate for Lou Barletta's seat makes first campaign stop in Dauphin County," by Barbara Miller, Sep. 7, 2017
  • PA-7: CNBC, "Trump's tariffs take a toll on farmers", by Jacob Pramuk, 7/18/2018
  • PA-5: Philadelphia Inquirer, "Scanlon, the education advocate running for Congress", by Holly Otterbein, 5/9/18
  • PA-7: The Morning Call, " Susan Wild, Democratic candidate for Congress", by Laura Olson and Nicole Radzievich, 3/30/2018

    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)
    Madeline Dean: Supports women in their right to control their own bodies.
    Dan Meuser: Legal protection for innocent human life at every stage.
    Conor Lamb: Personally opposes abortion but will support it politically.
Budget & Economy
    Dan Meuser: Economy should work for everyone, including middle class.
    Lloyd Smucker: Supports balanced budget, tax cuts, and less regulation.
Civil Rights
    Brian Fitzpatrick: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Inspired by 2017 Women's March to run for Congress.
    Fred Keller: Stop the brain drain: encourage new businesses.
    Dan Meuser: Lower taxes and fewer burdensome regulations.
    John Joyce: Tax relief for middle-class, not corporations & lobbyists.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Focus should be on rehabilitation not punishment.
    Conor Lamb: Pursue and prosecute the criminals; aid the victims.
    John Joyce: Stop the flow of drugs over our southern border.
    Dan Meuser: Don't legalize marijuana; decriminalize small amounts.
    Susan Wild: Drug abuse is a medical, not criminal problem.
    Dan Meuser: Address opioid supply; harm reduction; and recovery.
    Conor Lamb: Urgent action to bring Rx painkillers & dealers to justice.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Medical marijuana relieves veteran suffering from PTSD.
    Fred Keller: Passionate leader for public education.
    Dan Meuser: Stop school property taxes; they're crushing people.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Work to fund great public schools for our kids.
    Madeleine Dean: Fight for universal pre-K & equitable public education.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Top priorities include public education.
    Conor Lamb: Student loan system needs major revamping; allow refinancing.
Energy & Oil
    Fred Keller: Don't tax natural gas industry to fund other energy business.
    Dan Meuser: Comprehensive domestic energy policy.
    Conor Lamb: Supports energy development; government shouldn't impede it.
    Fred Keller: Champion for the agriculture industry & farming heritage.
    Fred Keller: Support Waterway Conservancy; oppose tire burning facility.
    Dan Meuser: Regulations cost residents; Meuser wants answers.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Strengthen EPA with more testing and enforcement.
    Susan Wild: Supports EPA and making environmentalism bipartisan again.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Supported Libre's Law: increased penalties for animal abuse.
    Conor Lamb: Pro-environment but supports fracking.
Families & Children
    Chrissy Houlahan: Voted for more resources for domestic violence victims.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Helping women around the world key to helping their kids.
Foreign Policy
    Susan Wild: Important to build relationships with other countries.
    Dan Meuser: I believe in conservatism and the `America First' agenda.
Free Trade
    John Joyce: USMCA benefits Pennsylvania manufacturers and farmers.
    Dan Meuser: Supports free trade in global economy but must be fair also.
    Susan Wild: Hold China accountable; open mind about tariffs.
    Conor Lamb: New tariffs on steel/aluminum will level the playing field.
Government Reform
    Dan Meuser: For Congressional term limits and ban on earmarks.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Simplify voter registration; extend early voting.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Get big money out of our campaigns, plus more disclosure.
    Conor Lamb: Right to vote is the foundation of our entire democracy.
    Dan Meuser: Voter ID to ensure that one person only gets one vote.
    John Joyce: Voter ID to fight 100,000 illegally registered voters.
    Madeleine Dean: Voter ID laws limit who has access to the ballot box.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Expand voting rights; overturn barriers to access the ballot.
    Susan Wild: Get dark money out of politics.
    Susan Wild: Protect Social Security at all costs.
    Susan Wild: National holiday for elections; automatic voter registration.
Gun Control
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Guns are a public health issue: get guns off the street.
    Dan Meuser: Lifetime NRA member; will fight for 2nd Amendment rights.
    Dan Meuser: Fight to protect the rights of the unborn.
    Madeleine Dean: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
    Conor Lamb: Put the background check law into full effect.
Health Care
    Lloyd Smucker: Repeal ObamaCare & return regulatory power to states.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Repair and expand Affordable Care Act to universal coverage.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Increase access to quality, affordable healthcare.
    Dan Meuser: Fight to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    John Joyce: Repeal ObamaCare, but no changes to Medicare.
    Susan Wild: Establish a Medicare-for-All system.
    Dan Meuser: Need affordable health care; allow competition across states.
    Conor Lamb: Fix broken parts of ObamaCare, don't kill the entire package.
    Lloyd Smucker: ObamaCare is a failure because insurance costs increased.
Homeland Security
    Fred Keller: Passionate supporter for our nation's veterans.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Respect for vets means Trump shows up on Veterans Day.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Won 13 death penalty cases against terrorists in Iraq.
    Dan Meuser: Veterans deserve a VA department that does not fail them.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Fix immigration and give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Ban sanctuary cities and stop illegal immigration.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Create pathway to citizenship for resident immigrants.
    Dan Meuser: Ban immigration from countries identified as bad actors.
    Dan Meuser: Build wall on southern border; stop illegals at all entries.
    Conor Lamb: Census is too important to be affected by partisan politics.
    Susan Wild: Census citizenship questions lead to under-counting.
    Conor Lamb: Work with the illegal immigrants; get them out of the dark.
    Fred Keller: Apply local prevailing wage only for projects over $100,000.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Women should receive equal pay for equal work.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Encourages job creation by cutting regulations and red tape.
    Conor Lamb: Unions secure benefits and get jobs done.
    Conor Lamb: Fight for job training to prepare people for real jobs.
Principles & Values
    John Joyce: Election choice is between freedom and socialism.
    Tim Murphy: Girlfriend got divorced due to his extramarital affair.
Social Security
    Chrissy Houlahan: Social Security is a critical part of US safety net.
    Susan Wild: Protect and strengthen Social Security; no voucher schemes.
    Dan Meuser: Protect Social Security for retired and near retirement.
    Conor Lamb: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
    John Joyce: Social Security and Medicare are promises made.
    Conor Lamb: Fight all attempts to cut into social security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Fred Keller: Continually fought tax increase proposals.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Making the tax cuts permanent will benefit American workers.
    Dan Meuser: Supports Trump's tax cuts & regulation cuts.
    Conor Lamb: Opposes tax bill for throwing crumbs to the middle class.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Voted yes to cut taxes for top 1%.
    Chrissy Houlahan: We need to prioritize a big infrastructure bill.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Full funding for the Census; don't politicize it.
    Dan Meuser: Fully fund census to get a truly accurate count.
    John Joyce: Census should count CITIZENS and ask about citizenship.
    Madeleine Dean: Don't use census as a tool to scare immigrants.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Full funding of the Census & no additional questions.
    Dan Meuser: A problem solver who supports the infrastructure bill.
    Susan Wild: Create jobs with government investment in infrastructure.
    Conor Lamb: We cannot put off infrastructure investment any longer.
War & Peace
    Lloyd Smucker: Strong pro-Israel stance: supports US embassy in Jerusalem.
    Dan Meuser: His foreign policy axiom is "speak softly--carry big stick".

The above quotations are from News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in Pennsylvania.

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