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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
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)

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  • Amy Klobuchar (14) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (11) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders (7) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (11) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Bill de Blasio (4) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Cory Booker (1) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Eric Swalwell (5) California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • Jay Inslee (6) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Biden (2) Democratic V.P.
  • Joe Sestak (2) Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • John Delaney (12) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (8) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • Julian Castro (11) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (13) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (8) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Marianne Williamson (10) Democratic candidate for President
  • Michael Bennet (8) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg (14) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Seth Moulton (10) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6
  • Steve Bullock (4) Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tim Ryan (11) Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13
  • Tom Steyer (2) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard (12) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Wayne Messam (7) Florida Democratic Presidential Challenger
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Corporations
    Andrew Yang: 0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives.
    Joe Sestak: Roll back corporate tax cuts by at least half.
    John Delaney: Raise corporate taxes, but lower rates than 2017.
    Kamala Harris: Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut.
    Kamala Harris: New tax on banks with over $50 billion in assets.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut.
    Marianne Williamson: Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut.
    Seth Moulton: Raise corporate taxes, but lower rates than 2017.
Crime
    Amy Klobuchar: Abolish capital punishment.
    Amy Klobuchar: Reduce mandatory minimum sentences.
    Andrew Yang: Felons should be allowed after release from prison.
    Andrew Yang: Reform or reduce cash bail.
    Andrew Yang: Eliminate private prisons.
    Bernie Sanders: Felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated.
    Bernie Sanders: Eliminate private prisons.
    Beto O`Rourke: Felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated.
    Beto O`Rourke: Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences.
    Bill de Blasio: Abolish capital punishment.
    Eric Swalwell: Abolish capital punishment.
    John Delaney: Eliminate private prisons.
    Julian Castro: Eliminate private prisons.
    Julian Castro: Abolish capital punishment.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: End cash bail; it hits low-income Americans.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Abolish capital punishment.
    Marianne Williamson: Eliminate private prisons.
    Pete Buttigieg: Felons should be allowed after release from prison.
    Pete Buttigieg: End cash bail; it hits low-income Americans.
    Pete Buttigieg: Eliminate private prisons.
    Pete Buttigieg: Abolish capital punishment.
    Tim Ryan: Moratorium on the death penalty--for now.
    Tulsi Gabbard: End cash bail; it hits low-income Americans.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Eliminate private prisons.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Abolish capital punishment.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences.
Drugs
    Amy Klobuchar: Legalize marijuana, but no expungement.
    Bernie Sanders: Remove cocaine sentencing disparities.
    Cory Booker: Remove cocaine sentencing disparities.
    Marianne Williamson: Legalize marijuana, but no expungement.
    Seth Moulton: Legalize marijuana, but no expungement.
    Steve Bullock: Let the states decide on legalizing marijuana.
    Tim Ryan: Legalize marijuana, but no expungement.
    Wayne Messam: Let the states decide on legalizing marijuana.
Education
    Amy Klobuchar: Boost teacher pay.
    Andrew Yang: College shouldn't be free.
    Bernie Sanders: Universal free meals in schools.
    Julian Castro: Universal free meals in schools.
    Julian Castro: Give teachers tax credits of $2,000 to $10,000.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Inslee: Ban fracking.
    Marianne Williamson: Ban fracking.
    Pete Buttigieg: Ban fracking.
    Tom Steyer: Ban fracking.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Ban fracking.
    Wayne Messam: Ban fracking.
Environment
    Amy Klobuchar: Support nuclear power.
    Jay Inslee: Develop new nuclear technologies.
    Joe Biden: Develop new nuclear technologies.
    John Delaney: Support nuclear power.
    John Hickenlooper: Support nuclear power.
    Kamala Harris: Develop new nuclear technologies.
    Marianne Williamson: Close down existing nuclear power reactors.
    Pete Buttigieg: Support nuclear power.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Close down existing nuclear power reactors.
Families & Children
    Amy Klobuchar: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Andrew Yang: 6 to 9 months paid parental leave.
    Beto O`Rourke: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Julian Castro: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Kamala Harris: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Expand the Child Tax Credit.
    Michael Bennet: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Michael Bennet: Expand the Child Tax Credit.
    Pete Buttigieg: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Seth Moulton: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Tim Ryan: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans.
Free Trade
    Amy Klobuchar: Demand changes to NAFTA; use tariffs to crack down.
    Amy Klobuchar: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    Amy Klobuchar: Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries.
    Beto O`Rourke: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    Beto O`Rourke: Don't use tariffs to pressure countries.
    Bill de Blasio: USMCA is worse than NAFTA.
    Eric Swalwell: Demand changes to NAFTA; use tariffs to crack down.
    Jay Inslee: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    John Delaney: We missed opportunity; rejoin CPTPP (Pacific Trade 2.0).
    Julian Castro: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    Kamala Harris: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    Kamala Harris: Don't use tariffs to pressure countries.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Don't use tariffs to pressure countries.
    Marianne Williamson: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    Pete Buttigieg: Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA.
    Pete Buttigieg: Don't use tariffs to pressure countries.
    Seth Moulton: Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries.
    Steve Bullock: Don't use tariffs to pressure countries.
    Tim Ryan: Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries.
    Wayne Messam: Use tariffs to crack down on certain countries.
Government Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Election Security Act: mandate paper ballots.
    Andrew Yang: Electoral College should not be eliminated.
    Bernie Sanders: Hard to defend the Electoral College.
    Bernie Sanders: Mandate paper ballots.
    Beto O`Rourke: Eliminate the Electoral College.
    Beto O`Rourke: Mandate paper ballots.
    Eric Swalwell: Mandate paper ballots.
    Jay Inslee: Supports National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
    John Delaney: Electoral College should not be eliminated.
    John Hickenlooper: Electoral College should not be eliminated.
    Julian Castro: Eliminate the Electoral College.
    Julian Castro: Mandate paper ballots.
    Kamala Harris: Discuss eliminating the Electoral College.
    Kamala Harris: Mandate paper ballots.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Eliminate the Electoral College.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Mandate paper ballots.
    Michael Bennet: Mandate paper ballots.
    Seth Moulton: Eliminate the Electoral College.
    Tim Ryan: Eliminate the Electoral College.
    Tim Ryan: Mandate paper ballots.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Eliminate the Electoral College.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Mandate paper ballots.
    Wayne Messam: Eliminate the Electoral College.
Gun Control
    Andrew Yang: Voluntary buyback, plus high-capacity magazine ban.
    Beto O`Rourke: Voluntary buyback for assault weapons, plus a ban.
    John Delaney: Ban assault weapons & all high-capacity accessories.
    Julian Castro: Voluntary buyback, despite their mixed success.
    Marianne Williamson: In favor of a gun licensing program.
    Michael Bennet: Support a ban on assault weapons.
    Pete Buttigieg: Voluntary buyback, plus ban assault weapons.
    Steve Bullock: Voluntary buyback, but locally, not federally.
    Tim Ryan: Voluntary buyback for assault weapons, plus a ban.
Health Care
    Andrew Yang: Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients.
    Seth Moulton: Opposes Medicare for All, but would expand coverage.
    Wayne Messam: Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients.
Homeland Security
    Amy Klobuchar: Boost the defense budget.
    Beto O`Rourke: Boost the defense budget.
    Eric Swalwell: Slash the defense budget.
    Joe Biden: Boost the defense budget.
    John Hickenlooper: Boost the defense budget.
    Kamala Harris: Slash the defense budget.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Slash the defense budget.
    Michael Bennet: Boost the defense budget.
    Pete Buttigieg: Boost the defense budget.
    Seth Moulton: Boost the defense budget.
    Tim Ryan: Boost the defense budget.
Immigration
    Jay Inslee: No additional funding for Southern Border wall.
    Tim Ryan: No additional funding for Southern Border wall.
    Wayne Messam: Repeal the illegal entry statute (Section 1325).
Jobs
    Andrew Yang: Leave the minimum wage up to the states.
    Bill de Blasio: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    John Hickenlooper: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Julian Castro: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Kamala Harris: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Michael Bennet: Raise the federal minimum wage to $12/hour.
    Pete Buttigieg: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Seth Moulton: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Steve Bullock: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Tim Ryan: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Wayne Messam: Calls for living wage; raised city worker minimum to $12/hr.
Tax Reform
    Joe Sestak: Boost estate taxes to 45% on wealthiest 400 families.
    John Delaney: Tax capital gains at the same rate as ordinary income.
    Marianne Williamson: Boost taxes on wealthy Americans.
    Seth Moulton: Tax capital gains at the same rate as ordinary income.
    Tom Steyer: Boost taxes 1% on wealthiest 0.1% of Americans.
Technology
    Amy Klobuchar: $1 trillion for infrastructure from raised taxes.
    Andrew Yang: Users should have property rights to their data.
    Bernie Sanders: Break up tech giants like Facebook, Google, & Amazon.
    Beto O`Rourke: $1.5 trillion for infrastructure from raised taxes.
    Bill de Blasio: Break up tech giants like Facebook, Google, & Amazon.
    John Delaney: Boost infrastructure spending by raising gasoline tax.
    John Delaney: Adopt California's strict privacy rules federally.
    John Delaney: Don't break up tech giants; regulate them instead.
    John Hickenlooper: $1 trillion for infrastructure from raised taxes.
    Marianne Williamson: Massively boost transportation infrastructure spending.
    Marianne Williamson: Break up tech giants like Facebook, Google, & Amazon.
    Michael Bennet: Boost transportation infrastructure spending.
    Pete Buttigieg: Empower federal regulators to deal with tech giants.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Break up tech giants like Facebook, Google, & Amazon.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Pay for infrastructure by winding down wars.
War & Peace
    Amy Klobuchar: Keep the troops deployed abroad.
    Beto O`Rourke: Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars.
    Eric Swalwell: Keep the troops deployed abroad.
    Jay Inslee: Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars.
    John Delaney: Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars.
    John Hickenlooper: Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars.
    Kamala Harris: Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars.
    Michael Bennet: Keep the troops deployed abroad.
    Pete Buttigieg: Keep the troops deployed abroad.
    Seth Moulton: Keep the troops deployed abroad.
    Tim Ryan: Keep the troops deployed abroad.
Welfare & Poverty
    Amy Klobuchar: Expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).
    John Delaney: Double the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).
    John Hickenlooper: Double the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).
    Julian Castro: Construction funding & rent subsidies for affordable housing.
    Kamala Harris: Massively expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).
    Kamala Harris: Subsidies for Affordable Housing renters and homeowners.


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