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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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Columns and news articles in USA Today

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    Articles in USA Today newspaper:
  • "Joe Biden accepts Democratic nomination as 'ally of the light, not the darkness'," by Bart Jansen, 8/21/20
  • "Bolton book accuses Trump of seeking foreign help for political gain," by Ledyard King, 6/17/2020
  • (On 2023 MS Gov), 2022 TX Gov, and 2022 OH Gov): "Are abortions considered essential surgery during coronavirus crisis?," by Doug Stanglin, Giacomo Bologna, & Alissa Zhu, March 25, 2020
  • (On Trump Impeachment): "Trump says he has been denied due process. But the Constitution does not afford him that.," by Kristine Phillips, 12/30/2019
  • (On Trump Impeachment): "Trump says he gives Democrat Tulsi Gabbard 'a lot of respect' for voting present on impeachment," by William Cummings, 12/22/19
  • "Will Deval Patrick be president? Not if his past scandals have anything to say about it," by James Bovard, 11/27/19
  • "Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer shares his views on current issues," 11/7/19
  • "Andrew Yang shares his views on current issues," 11/7/19
  • "Joe Walsh apologizes for past racist comments," by Jeanine Santucci, Aug. 25, 2019
  • (On Trump Cabinet): "Immigration official Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty poem refers to immigrants from Europe," by Rebecca Morin, Aug. 13, 2019
  • "Joe Sestak becomes 24th candidate to seek 2020 Democratic nomination," by William Cummings, 6/23/2019
  • "Ban assault weapons and buy them back," OpEd by Eric Swalwell, May 3, 2018 (Updated April 8, 2019)
  • (On Matt Bevin): USA Today on 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race, 11/13/2018
  • (On Donald Trump): USA Today OpEd (press release by 2018 Trump Administration), 10/10/2018
  • On 2022 Alaska Senate race: "'I can see 2022 from my house': Palin taunts Murkowski ahead of Kavanaugh vote," by Joel Shannon, 10/5/2018
  • (On Mike Pence): USA Today on 2018 Trump Administration, 8/31/2018
  • (On Chris McDaniel & Cindy Hyde-Smith): USA Today on 2018 MS Senate Special Election, 3/22/2018
  • (On Mike Espy): USA Today on 2018 MS Senate Special Election, 12/9/2017
  • (On Jeff Apodaca): USA Today on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial race, 7/17/2017
  • On 2022 LA Senate, "La. senator brings up mayonnaise during education hearing," by Deborah Barfield Berry, June 6, 2017
  • "Congress should tax wealthy 1 percenters like me to combat cheating like Trump's," by Tom Steyer, 10/22/2016
  • (On Donald Trump): USA Today fact-check on NBC Commander-in-Chief forum, 9/7/2016 & 9/27/2016
  • (On Gary Johnson): USA Today on 2016 presidential hopefuls, 6/16/2016
  • (On Richard Cordray): Jiayue Huang in USA Today on 2018 Ohio gubernatorial race, 11/18/2015
  • (On Pope Francis): USA Today's Jane Onyanga-Omara on 2018 Papacy, 7/25/2015
  • (On Catherine Cortez Masto): USA Today on 2016 Nevada Senate race, 4/16/2015
  • (On Ted Cruz): USA Today on 2015 Conservative Political Action Conf., 2/26/2015
  • (On Scott Brown): USA Today AdWatch on 2014 New Hampshire Senate race, 1/8/2014
  • (On Kay Hagan): USA Today AdWatch on 2014 North Carolina Senate race, 1/2/2014
  • (On Thad Cochran): USA Today on 2014 Mississippi Senate race, 12/6/2013
  • (On Pat Roberts & Todd Tiahrt): USA Today reporting on 2014 Kansas Senate race, 10/29/2013
  • USA Today, "Don't force Boy Scouts to give up their rights," by Karen Testerman, LuAnne Dietz and Ellen Samek, April 3, 2013
  • (On Donald Trump): USA Today report on 2011 Conservative Political Action Conf., 2/10/2011
  • (On David Dewhurst): Associated Press in USA Today, "Unbowed", 6/26/2008
  • (On Ron Paul): USA Today, 12/17/2007
  • (On Charlie Dent): Profile of Charlie Dent, USA Today, 11/2/2004
  • (On Al Green): Candidate Profile of Al Green, USA Today, 11/2/2004
  • Candidate Profile of Charlie Dent, Kenny Marchant, Mike Fitzpatrick, USA Today, 11/2/2004
  • (On Wesley Clark): USA Today, "Clark says he may run for president", 6/20/2003
  • (On Rick Santorum): Associated Press in USA Today: Santorum Interview, 4/23/2003
  • (On George W. Bush): USA Today, p. 2A, 5/14/2001
  • (On Colin Powell): USA Today, p. 8A, 5/8/2001
  • (On George W. Bush): Mimi Hall, USA Today, p. 7A, 5/2/2001
  • (On Gerald Ford): USA Today, p. 4A, 5/1/2001
  • (On Dick Cheney): USA Today, p. 1A, 5/1/2001
  • (On Donald Rumsfeld): USA Today, by Dave Moniz, p. 1A, 4/27/2001
  • (On Lindsey Graham): USA Today, by Tom Squitieri, p. 4A, 4/27/2001
  • (On George W. Bush): CNN.com reporting from USA Today, 1/12/2001
  • (On George W. Bush): Rita Rubin, USA Today, p. 1A, 9/29/2000
  • (On Al Gore): USA Today editorials, page 16A, 4/13/2000
  • (On George W. Bush): USA Today editorials, page 16A, 4/13/2000
  • (On Pat Buchanan): USA Today, page 8A, 4/13/2000
  • (On George W. Bush): USA Today editorial by Bush, page 16A, 4/13/2000
  • "Senate candidate admits cocaine use: Lincoln Chafee," 08/23/99
  • USA Today, "Senate candidate admits cocaine use: Lincoln Chafee," 08/23/99
  • (On George W. Bush): USA Today, "Not taking GOP nomination for granted", 8/19/1999
  • (On Bob Kerrey): USA Today Mon Dec 7, 1998, p.18a, col.2, 12/7/1998
  • (On Rev. Jesse Jackson): USA Today Mon Dec 7, 1998, p.18a, col.3, 12/7/1998
  • (On Alan Keyes): Interview with USA Today, 1/23/1996

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Greg Abbott: Abortions unnecessary except for woman's life or health.
    Mike DeWine: Deflects questions about abortion during pandemic.
    Tate Reeves: Abortion services elective and unnecessary during pandemic.
    Andrew Cuomo: Protect right to abortion if Roe is overturned.
    Donald Trump: Completed conversion from 1999 pro-choice to 2019 pro-life.
    Republican Party: OpEd: Democrats now openly support the murder of newborns.
    Pope Francis: Abortion is like hiring a hit man to solve a problem.
    Pope Francis: Abortion for fetal abnormalities same as Nazi-era eugenics.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Endorsed by EMILY's List.
    Donald Trump: I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding.
    Charlie Dent: Support abortion rights.
    Kenny Marchant: Parental notification for underage to receive abortion.
    Mike Fitzpatrick: Oppose abortion rights.
    Rick Santorum: There is no federal right to privacy.
    Lindsey Graham: Federal crime to harm fetus during an assault.
    George W. Bush: Approval of RU-486 is wrong.
Budget & Economy
    Andrew Yang: We need to take best parts of both capitalism & socialism.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Paid income taxes for 3 years out of 5 in 1970s.
    Al Green: Entrepreneurs & small businesses are the economy’s backbone.
Civil Rights
    Joe Walsh: It's racist to say "go back to where you came from".
    John Merrill: America too interested in homosexual activities on TV.
    Mike Espy: First black Mississippian in Congress since Reconstruction.
    Rick Santorum: Homosexual orientation ok; but homosexual act are sodomy.
    George W. Bush: No gays in Boy Scouts.
    Andrew Yang: Anti-trust doesn't address issues of modern tech companies.
    Tom Steyer: Unchecked capitalism has failed us.
    Chris McDaniel: Grade "D" by Business/Industry Political Education Committee.
    Scott Brown: AdWatch: Loosened financial reform regulations.
    Tom Steyer: Focus on white supremacist violence as domestic terrorism.
    Martha McSally: Criminalize harassment in military, keep commander's role.
    David Dewhurst: Death is appropriate punishment for repeat child molesters.
    Deval Patrick: 2012: As governor, opposed pot decriminalization.
    Andrew Yang: Fines and judgements to fund treatment of opioid crisis.
    Lincoln Chafee: Not proud of trying cocaine as college student.
    Betsy DeVos: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Brett Kavanaugh: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Clarence Thomas: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Elena Kagan: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    John Roberts: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Neil Gorsuch: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Samuel Alito: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Sonia Sotomayor: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Stephen Breyer: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Andrew Yang: Forgive "significant portion" of student loan debt.
    Tom Steyer: I will tackle the student debt crisis head on.
    Tom Steyer: Supports two years free tuition to community colleges.
    Jeff Apodaca: Make state's Pre-K a year-round program.
    John Neely Kennedy: Willing to try anything including vouchers & school choice.
    George W. Bush: Vouchers ensure school accountability.
Energy & Oil
    Andrew Yang: Get incentives right to subsidize renewable energy.
    Tom Steyer: On Day 1: declare climate crisis a national emergency.
    Tom Steyer: End subsidies & tax breaks for fossil fuels.
    George W. Bush: Incentives for high-mileage cars, but drill for more oil.
    George W. Bush: More exploration, more nuclear, more energy research.
    Dick Cheney: Energy plan focuses on production.
    Tom Steyer: Nuclear energy is risky & not cost competitive.
    Thad Cochran: The Quiet Persuader: Got $29B for Katrina rebuilding.
Families & Children
    Rick Santorum: Church scandals caused by "right to privacy lifestyle".
Foreign Policy
    John Kerry: Trump turned world of respect into world of chaos.
    Donald Trump: No involvement in Hong Kong protest or Tiananmen anniversary.
    Joe Sestak: Building liberal world order is what makes America First.
    Donald Trump: Reject ideology of globalism; embrace doctrine of patriotism.
    Donald Trump: Foreign aid only for allies with shared values.
    David Perdue: National debt impacts our foreign policy.
    Alan Keyes: Rwanda: Humanitarian grounds 150x more than in Bosnia.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: China should buy more American farm products.
    Joe Biden: Trump's flimsy trade deal sells out US interest to China.
    John Bolton: Trump's China trade deal focused on re-election help.
    Colin Powell: Democracy flowers when trade is free.
Government Reform
    Andrew Yang: Automatic voter registration & lower voting age to 16.
    Tom Steyer: The right to vote is gateway to inclusive democracy.
    Lisa Murkowski: Supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court.
    Sarah Palin: Supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court.
    Charlie Dent: Voted against boosting officials’ pensions by 50 percent.
    Pat Buchanan: Will seek non-incumbent Democrat as Vice President.
Gun Control
    Deval Patrick: Rejected Ruby Ridge task force recommendations.
    Tom Steyer: I will declare gun violence a public health epidemic.
    Matt Bevin: Culture of violence, like zombie shows, cause mass shootings.
    Eric Swalwell: Ban assault weapons and buy back as many as possible.
    Gary Johnson: Carrying guns reduces crime and mass shootings.
    Gary Johnson: Discuss keeping guns away from mentally ill.
    Rick Perry: Welcomes NRA with a video of him using semi-automatic rifle.
    Van Taylor: Proposed bill to allow gun license as form of ID.
    Donald Trump: I am against gun control.
Health Care
    Andrew Yang: Provide comprehensive mental health coverage.
    Andrew Yang: Supports forced licensing of drug patents to control costs.
    Tom Steyer: Supports public option; allow private insurance.
    Tom Steyer: More funding is needed for mental health care.
    Donald Trump: Medicare for All is really Medicare for None.
    Donald Trump: Let vets see private doctors or VA: that's not privatization.
    Ted Cruz: Washington wants ObamaCare, the people want liberty.
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Pat Roberts: First to call for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Todd Tiahrt: Calls for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Rick Perry: Require 6th graders to receive STD vaccination.
    Al Green: Ensure quality health care is accessible to all individuals.
    Al Gore: Patient rights: access to specialists; right to sue HMOs.
    George W. Bush: Family Health Credit: pay for 90% of basic low-income policy.
    George W. Bush: Small business health insurance via trade associations.
    George W. Bush: $3.6B for 1,200 new community health centers.
    George W. Bush: Health care access via empowerment, not nationalizing.
    George W. Bush: More CHIPs; more multistate HMOs.
Homeland Security
    Andrew Yang: Make domestic terrorism a primary focus of FBI, DHS, DOJ.
    Donald Rumsfeld: Boost defense spending by $200B over next 6 years.
    Ken Cuccinelli: Give me your poor, if they won't become a public charge.
    Ken Cuccinelli: Give me your poor, if they won't become a public charge.
    Tom Steyer: Decriminalize unauthorized border crossings.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Noted as "Business and Jobs" champion by oversight committee.
Principles & Values
    John Bolton: Declined impeachment testimony due to "personal involvement".
    Donald Trump: More due process was afforded at Salem Witch Trials.
    Mitch McConnell: Not an impartial juror about impeachment, at all.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Voted "present" because of lack of bipartisan support.
    Donald Trump: Open-border socialism brings suffering, misery and decay.
    Mike Pence: When criticized about Jesus, I breath a prayer of praise.
    Karen Testerman: BSA changing sexual orientation policy leads to atheism.
    Ron Paul: Breaks one-day fundraising record: $6M at “Boston Tea Party”.
    Bob Smith: Withdraws from FL Senate race, citing lack of money.
    Gerald Ford: Profile in Courage Award for pardon of Nixon.
Social Security
    Joe Biden: Protect Social Security & Medicare: "You have my word".
    Richard Cordray: Develop consumer tools to use with Social Security decisions.
    George W. Bush: Bush commission members all back privatization.
    Bob Kerrey: Self-investment of Social Security .
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Tom Steyer: Repeal Trump tax cuts; close corporate tax loopholes.
    Tom Steyer: Implement 1 percent annual wealth tax on America's richest.
    Ted Cruz: Abolish the IRS.
    Kenny Marchant: Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
    Wesley Clark: $5T tax cuts for the rich are legalized theft.
    George W. Bush: Retroactive tax cuts may bolster faltering economy.
    Tom Steyer: We need to hit reset button on how we think about technology.
    Rick Perry: Trans-Texas corridor: 4000 miles of highway & utilities.
War & Peace
    Tom Steyer: Diplomatic measures must always be the first choice.
    Donald Trump: I opposed Iraq War in 2004; it destabilized entire Mideast.
    Donald Trump: 2011: Knock out Ghadafi; 2016: Libya war was a mistake.
    Colin Powell: We must stay the course in Iraq & provide more resources.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tom Steyer: Our affordable housing situation is a crisis.

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