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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)

Book Reviews

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Vox Media (news website)

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    from Vox Media (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adam Schiff (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-28
  • Barack Obama (1) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Bernie Sanders (1) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Bob Casey (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
  • Brett Kavanaugh (2) Nominee for Supreme Court Justice
  • Carly Fiorina (1) California V.P. nominee toTed Cruz
  • Charles Schumer (1) Democratic Sr Senator New York
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Claire McCaskill (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Cory Booker (2) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Cynthia Nixon (1) New York Democratic candidate for governor of New York
  • Donald Trump (9) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (4) Massachusetts Senator
  • Jay Inslee (6) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Biden (2) Democratic V.P.
  • John Fetterman (3) Pennsylvania Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania Lt. Gov.
  • Kamala Harris (2) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Lincoln Chafee (2) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
  • Martin Heinrich (1) Democratic Challenger New Mexico
  • Pete Buttigieg (2) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Pope Francis (3) Leader of the Catholic Church
  • Ricky Rossello (1) Puerto Rico Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Ro Khanna (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 17
  • Scott Walker (1) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Sherrod Brown (1) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tom Wolf (2) Pennsylvania Democratic Governor
  • Wanda Vazquez Garced (3) Puerto Rico Democratic candidate for governor
  • Wayne Messam (2) Florida Democratic Presidential Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles in Vox.com blog:
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the future of the left," by Aaron Ross Coleman, Aug 22, 2020
  • "Joe Biden likes you," by Ezra Klein, 8/21/20
  • "5 winners and 4 losers from the last night of the Democratic convention," by D.Matthews, D.Scott, L.Zhou, Z.Beauchamp, G.Lopez, E.VanDerWerff, E.Stewart, E.Nilsen, & I.Millhiser, 8/21/20
  • "Andrew Yang said the smartest thing about Biden at the DNC," by Zack Beauchamp, Aug 20, 2020
  • "Warren's bold plan to crack down on corruption in Washington, explained," by Ella Nilsenella, Sep. 16, 2019
  • "Wayne Messam's key policy proposals, briefly explained", by Sean Collins, 7/2/2019
  • "The 20-year argument between Biden and Warren over bankruptcy," by Matthew Yglesias, May 6, 2019
  • "Democrats are increasingly critical of Israel. Not Pete Buttigieg," by Alex Ward, 4/3/2019
  • "Trump's decision to cut off aid to 3 Central American countries, explained," by Dara Lind, Apr 1, 2019
  • "An abortion clinic is suing to open in Pete Buttigieg's city," by Anna North, 3/27/2019
  • "Meet the first Democrat running for president on climate change," by David Roberts, Mar 1, 2019
  • "That time Donald Trump proposed a 14.5 percent wealth tax", by Matthew Yglesias, Jan 31, 2019
  • "5 anti-poverty plans from 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, explained," by Dylan Matthews, Jan 30, 2019
  • "Elizabeth Warren's proposed tax on enormous fortunes, explained," by Matthew Yglesias, Jan 24, 2019
  • WV-Senate, "Ojeda's win gives Democrats their best chance to turn coal country blue," by Alexia Fern├índez Campbell, May 9, 2018

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Pete Buttigieg: Abortion is a woman's choice, not a political statement.
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: 1999: one-time wealth tax on top 1% to reduce national debt.
    Charles Schumer: Measure distribution of growth, not just overall GDP growth.
    Martin Heinrich: Measure distribution of growth, not just overall GDP growth.
Civil Rights
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Oversaw budget cuts to groups serving battered women.
    Jay Inslee: Statehood for DC & Puerto Rico; they deserve representation.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Federal regulatory agencies are threat to individual liberty.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: May have meddled in theft investigation at daughter's home.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Didn't investigate corruption over hurricane relief.
    Kamala Harris: I chose the unpopular thing to NOT seek the death penalty.
    Tom Wolf: Moratorium on death penalty; reprieves to death-row inmates.
    Wayne Messam: One-time forgiveness of student debt, increase Pell Grants.
    Joe Biden: 2005: no bankruptcy for student loans; 2015: student relief.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Inslee: Fighting climate change must be top goal of next president.
    Jay Inslee: Supported renewable portfolio; supports Green New Deal.
    John Fetterman: Fracking acceptable if it brings thousands of jobs.
    Donald Trump: End war on coal: it's important for our defense.
    Pope Francis: Climate change is a critical problem that must be addressed.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: Treat foes of US worse than they could ever imagine.
    Lincoln Chafee: After Iraq war, we have to repair American credibility.
    Carly Fiorina: I know the leaders of the Mideast; Obama & Hillary do not.
Government Reform
    Elizabeth Warren: End corruption of government by corporations & billionaires.
    Cynthia Nixon: Main focus of campaign is exposing ongoing corruption.
Gun Control
    Wayne Messam: No guns for mentally ill, domestic abusers, watch lists.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Banning semiautomatic rifles & handgun registration unlawful.
    Donald Trump: Teachers with gun training should be allowed to carry.
Health Care
    Jay Inslee: Implemented statewide public option within ObamaCare.
    Jay Inslee: Medicare for all who want it: opt-in, not mandate.
    Bob Casey: Defend ObamaCare instead of single-payer.
    Claire McCaskill: Keep options open, instead of single-payer.
    Cory Booker: Ok to consider single-payer, but I'm not behind it.
Homeland Security
    Pete Buttigieg: Be serious about security like Israel, but live freely.
    Donald Trump: Cut off aid $700M to Central American Northern Triangle.
    Pope Francis: Opposes border wall between US and Mexico.
    Pope Francis: Vocal advocate for the plight of refugees.
    Bernie Sanders: Open borders for guest workers pushes down U.S. worker wages.
    John Fetterman: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Tom Wolf: Raised minimum wage from $7 to $10 per hour.
    Scott Walker: Right-to-work rules stand up for the hardworking taxpayers.
Principles & Values
    Adam Schiff: Trump accepting assistance from Russians is criminal.
    Ricky Rossello: Leak of bigoted, vulgar messages leads to protests.
    John Fetterman: Beat establishment incumbent as Bernie Sanders progressive.
    Chris Christie: Sometimes must tell constituents to sit down & shut up.
    Ted Cruz: I'm despised by GOP establishment, but so was Reagan.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: Comparison of Warren wealth tax to Trump wealth tax.
    Elizabeth Warren: Comparison of Trump wealth tax to Warren wealth tax.
    Elizabeth Warren: Curb inequality: 2% tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B.
    Donald Trump: People want tax cuts; don't understand tax reform.
    Jay Inslee: Requires major rebuilding of America, means new jobs.
War & Peace
    Donald Trump: To eradicate ISIS, we need action, not talk.
    Lincoln Chafee: Calls drone strikes "extrajudicial assassinations".
    Barack Obama: ISIS, like the Crusades, doesn't mean religion is violent.
Welfare & Poverty
    Elizabeth Warren: Bankruptcy filers are squeezed by economy, not irresponsible.
    Joe Biden: 2005 Bankruptcy bill was flawed, but my input made it better.
    Cory Booker: HOME Act: $134 billion a year via EITC for people in poverty.
    Kamala Harris: LIFT Act and Rent Relief: $42 billion to people in poverty.
    Ro Khanna: GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty.
    Sherrod Brown: GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty.
    Donald Trump: Rebuild our black inner cities, which are so sad.

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