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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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2009 AARP Voter Guide: Massachusetts Senate

The AARP (Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons) asked the 2009 Senate candidates for their views on issues relevant to AARP members. Five candidates out of six running resopnded to the AARP questionnaire (Scott Brown did not).

The candidates were asked to check off "Support" or "Oppose" on each issue; for all questions, all five candidates unanimously chose to check off the AARP recommendation. We include the results anyway, in case Scott Brown decides to answer differently. The four Democrats elaborated on their responses; Jack Robinson declined on all questions but one to offer any guidance on the interpreation of his checkboxes.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Families & Children
    Michael Capuano: Healthy Families Act: paid time off for respite care.
Government Reform
    Alan Khazei: Include senior opportunities in Serve America Act.
Health Care
    Alan Khazei: Close the Medicare Part D coverage gap.
    Jack Robinson: Universal coverage; no Medicare cuts; no tax increase.
    Jack Robinson: Increase consumer choice and control for longterm care.
    Martha Coakley: Individual mandate with public insurance option.
    Martha Coakley: Target enforcement against corrupt long term care facilities.
    Michael Capuano: Preserve all the Medicare benefits for seniors.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Close the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole" coverage gap.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Expand home and community-based long term care services.
    Alan Khazei: Enforceable workforce protection for seniors.
    Jack Robinson: Restore the full protections of the age discrimination laws.
    Martha Coakley: Restore the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
    Michael Capuano: Strengthen rights of seniors against age discrimination.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Reverse Gross v FBL Financial: no age discrimination.
Social Security
    Alan Khazei: Individual retirement accounts ok; but not from Trust Fund.
    Jack Robinson: No diversion of payroll tax to individual retirement account.
    Martha Coakley: Safety net of Social Security is more important than ever.
    Michael Capuano: Resist any attempt to privatize Social Security.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Never allow diverting into individual retirement accounts.
    Alan Khazei: Focus on mobility as key determinants of senior wellness.
    Jack Robinson: Supports Complete Streets policy for all ages & abilities.
    Martha Coakley: Take into account drivers' abilities, from teens to seniors.
    Michael Capuano: $6B to restore MA roads, bridges, and tunnels.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Require federal fundees to adopt Complete Street principles.

The above quotations are from 2009 AARP Voter Guide: Massachusetts Senate.

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