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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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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  • Bernie Sanders (5) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (2) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Beto O'Rourke (3)
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (1) Republican Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (1) Massachusetts Senator
  • Joe Biden (4) Democratic V.P.
  • John Delaney (4) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • Kamala Harris (2) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (4) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Mike Bloomberg (2) New York Mayor of NYC
  • Pete Buttigieg (3) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Tulsi Gabbard (6) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
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    CNN's KFile digs up past statements which contrast with current statements from the same politicians. The KFiles then asks the politican to explain their evolution or self-contradiction; OnTheIssues excerpts both the original statement (which is often long-hidden from public view) and the current explanation. The KFiles focus on presidential contenders but also cover elected politicians, Cabinet members, and so on. Citations:
  • "Bloomberg once said Social Security was the biggest Ponzi scheme," by Andrew Kaczynski, Em Steck and Nathan McDermott, Feb. 26, 2020
  • "Trump repeatedly claimed in 2011 and 2012 that Obama would start a war with Iran to win reelection," by Andrew Kaczynski, Jan. 4, 2020
  • "Biden says he opposed the Iraq War. A check of his record shows otherwise," by N.McDermott & A.Kaczynski, 9/4/19
  • "Beto O'Rourke in 2012 said charter schools were a good idea," by Eric Bradner & Andrew Kaczynski, April 4, 2019
  • "Gillibrand signed 2008 amicus brief in support of overturning DC handgun ban," by Andrew Kaczynski and Nathan McDermott, March 26, 2019
  • "O`Rourke in 2012 said the US had an 'extravagant government',", by Andrew Kaczynski and Paul LeBlanc, March 19, 2019
  • "Sanders in the 1970s urged nationalization of most major industries," by Andrew Kaczynski and Nathan McDermott, March 14, 2019
  • "Takeaways from CNN's 2020 town halls at South by Southwest," by Eric Bradner and Dan Merica, March 11, 2019
  • "Gabbard says deploying to the Middle East changed her views on LGBT rights," Eric Bradner, March 10, 2019
  • "Biden in 1993 warned of 'predators on our streets'," by Andrew Kaczynski, March 7, 2019
  • "Kamala Harris mischaracterizes policy on undocumented juveniles," by Nathan McDermott and Andrew Kaczynski, February 27, 2019
  • "Trump's pick to lead the World Bank once described himself as 25-year opponent to the institution," by Andrew Kaczynski, February 14, 2019
  • "Gillibrand went from pushing for more deportations to wanting to abolish ICE," by Andrew Kaczynski, January 31, 2019
  • "Gillibrand: Previous immigration stances weren't 'empathetic'," by Devan Cole, January 20, 2019
  • "Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy," by Andrew Kaczynski, January 17, 2019
  • CNN KFile, "Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldier's effort to 'defend his homeland'," by Eric Bradner and A.Kaczynski, Nov. 26, 2018
  • "Republican accuses Democratic challenger of being OK with 'treason'," by Devan Cole, October 16, 2018

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Civil Rights
    Tulsi Gabbard: My time in the military changed my anti-gay views.
    Tulsi Gabbard: I never personally supported gay conversion therapy.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Early 2000s: supported father's antigay rights group.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Actively supports equal rights on LGBTQ+ issues.
    Bernie Sanders: 1976: I favor the public ownership of utilities & banks.
    Bernie Sanders: 1970s: State should take over utilities without compensation.
    Bernie Sanders: 1976: Relocating businesses must pay; for public ownership.
    Joe Biden: 1993: Don't care why "predators" act; put them in jail.
    Joe Biden: 1994 Crime Bill got help for first time offenders, not jail.
    Joe Biden: Harsh sentences for crack were a mistake; worked to rectify.
    Beto O'Rourke: 2102: charters are a good idea tdat encourage competition.
    Beto O'Rourke: Wife Amy headed a dual-language charter school.
    Beto O'Rourke: My kids attend public schools; keep charters accountable.
    Elizabeth Warren: Proposed all-voucher education; now opposes charters.
Energy & Oil
    John Delaney: Bipartisan carbon tax bill, but not the Green New Deal.
Foreign Policy
    John Delaney: Don't believe Putin about Russian 2016 election interference.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: Nominates opponent of World Bank to lead World Bank.
Gun Control
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2008: signed amicus brief to overturn DC handgun ban.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2009: Fight gun violence; 2010: "F" rating from NRA.
Health Care
    Mike Bloomberg: 2011: We're going to cut back Medicaid and Medicare.
    Bernie Sanders: 1970s: For socialized medicine, public drug companies owned.
Homeland Security
    Tulsi Gabbard: End this new cold war and nuclear arms race.
    Kamala Harris: 2008: Supported SF policy reported arrested juveniles to ICE.
    Kamala Harris: Reform system, against "vanity project" of border wall.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: In House, took hardline for border security, ICE funding.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Hadn't understood issues, changed views in Senate.
Principles & Values
    John Delaney: Independently wealthy but grew up in a blue collar family.
    Pete Buttigieg: Yes, young, but more government experience than Pres. Trump.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Promoted resolution celebrating Confederacy.
Social Security
    Mike Bloomberg: 2009: Called Social Security a "Ponzi scheme".
    Beto O`Rourke: 2012: Protect retirees, but make changes for the future.
    Beto O`Rourke: 2012: Maybe raise age; 2019: Against raising age.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: 1974: 100% tax over $1 million.
War & Peace
    Joe Biden: FactCheck:No, didn't oppose Iraq War right after war started.
    Pete Buttigieg: Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion.
    Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Delaney: Social justice is fine, but separate church and state.
    Pete Buttigieg: Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor.

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