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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 Virginia

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    from 2018 House VA elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Abigail Spanberger (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Virginia- 7
  • Ben Cline (8) Republican U.S. Rep Virginia- 6
  • Bobby Scott (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Virginia-3
  • Dave Brat (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Virginia- 7
  • Denver Riggleman (2) Republican U.S. Rep Virginia- 5
  • Elaine Luria (6) Democrat U.S. Rep Virginia- 2
  • Gerry Connolly (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Virginia-11
  • Jennifer Wexton (9) Democrat U.S. Rep Virginia- 10
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2018 Virginia House race news coverage:
  • VA-2: CBS 4-News Gainesville, "Iran-US tensions rise on Trump threat, Iran satellite launch" by Robert Burns, Darlene Superville and Jon Gambrell, April 22, 2020
  • VA-2: WAVY-10, "Luria leads effort reducing prescription costs during COVID-19," by Madison Pearman, Apr 13, 2020
  • VA-2: The Jewish News, "The Truth About TruNews," by Berl Falbaum, 03/02/2020
  • VA-2: League of Conservation Voters, "LCV Action Fund Endorses Congresswoman Elaine Luria," August 16, 2019
  • VA-10: Hollywood Reporter, "Gillibrand Talks 'Infuriating' Inaction on Gun Control," by Katie Kilkenny & Hilary Lewis, Nov. 08, 2018
  • VA-6: 10-News WSLS, "What you need to know about Virginia's 6th District House race", by Tommy Lopez, 10/26/2018
  • VA-10: Loudoun Times-Mirror, "Wexton working for balance and 'positive results'", by Onofrio Castiglia, 10/31/2018
  • VA-7: National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM.org), "Seniors Advocacy Group Endorses Five New Social Security & Medicare Champions," 10/17/2018
  • VA-10: Washington Post, " In first faceoff, Comstock and Wexton debate", by Jenna Portnoy, 9/21/2018
  • VA-6: News Leader, "6th District Immigration", by Julia Fair, 9/17/2018
  • VA-3: Church & State Magazine, AU.org, "Do No Harm Act Introduced In Senate," by Rokia Hassanein, July/August 2018
  • VA-6: The Roanoke Times, "Ben Cline Talks", by Dan Casey, 5/26/2018
  • VA-6: The News Virginian, "Cline bill on marijuana derivative passes", by Bob Stuart, 2/4/2018

    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)
    Ben Cline: Life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Jennifer Wexton: Create an economy that works for all, not just the top.
    Denver Riggleman: Limit use of eminent domain, to protect private property.
    Elaine Luria: Expand opportunity and potential of small businesses.
    Jennifer Wexton: Treatment & prevention will defeat opioid problem.
Energy & Oil
    Elaine Luria: Fighting to protect coasts from offshore drilling.
    Jennifer Wexton: Climate change solutions also benefit economy.
    Ben Cline: Cutting back on fossil fuels sacrifices economic development.
    Ben Cline: Natural gas pipelines okay, but proceed with caution.
Families & Children
    Ben Cline: Let businesses & groups act on their beliefs about marriage.
Free Trade
    Ben Cline: Supports lower tariffs later via higher tariffs now.
    Jennifer Wexton: Open markets help business, not tariffs.
Government Reform
    Gerry Connolly: Investigate election fraud in NC-9 district race.
    Jennifer Wexton: Fight Russia's election hacks via social media disclaimers.
Gun Control
    Jennifer Wexton: Platform of gun reform in district where NRA has HQ.
    Denver Riggleman: Enforce constitutional rules on Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Elaine Luria: Suspend co-pays for military retirees & survivor families.
    Ben Cline: Medicaid is important, but states should run it, not feds.
Homeland Security
    Elaine Luria: Navy vet to represent district with largest navy base.
    Abigail Spanberger: No border wall; yes earned pathway to citizenship.
    Ben Cline: Build the border wall.
    Jennifer Wexton: Comprehensive reform instead of fear-mongering tactics.
Principles & Values
    Elaine Luria: Question White House credentials for anti-Semitic website.
    Jennifer Wexton: Women run in 2018 because Trump makes democracy look fragile.
    Bobby Scott: Co-sponsored Do No Harm Act: keep church and state separate.
Social Security
    Abigail Spanberger: Pledges to protect Social Security from privatization.
    Dave Brat: Major cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
    Ben Cline: Raise retirement age for future Social Security reform.
    Jennifer Wexton: Strongly opposes citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
War & Peace
    Elaine Luria: Trump's tweeting could lead to war.

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