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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)

Book Reviews

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2012 Pennsylvania Senate Debate

    Penna. Senate debates:
  • Philadelphia Daily News debate coverage 4/4/2012, debate at the Union League.
  • GOP primary debate in Murrysville; hosted by Murrysville-Export Republican Committee, covered by PoliticsPA.com January 21st, 2012
  • The Patriot-News and Erie Times-News coverage of (non-)debate plans, Oct. 11-12, 2012
  • WMZ-TV 69-News coverage, Oct. 18, 2012
  • Debate at the WPVI-TV studio, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Tom Smith: Pro-life, period, but not for rape.
    Tom Smith: No abortion under all circumstances, including rape & incest.
    Marc Scaringi: Pro-life.
Budget & Economy
    Tom Smith: Stagnant economy due to over-regulation & complex taxes.
    Marc Scaringi: We need a balanced budget amendment.
Civil Rights
    Bob Casey: Right ongoing wrongs in college admissions.
    Tom Smith: Equal pay for equal work.
    Tom Smith: Compliance with regulations is strangling business.
    Steve Welch: Current tax code punishes small businesses while GE pays 0%.
    Tom Smith: Get rid of the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Tom Smith: Fossil fuels are key to reasonable energy prices.
    Tom Smith: Former coal company executive; ease up on coal mining.
    Marc Scaringi: Make Pennsylvania energy independent via Marcellus Shale.
    Marc Scaringi: Our children will inherit debt from Cash for Clunkers.
    Sam Rohrer: Eliminate Department of Energy; scale back EPA.
Government Reform
    Steve Welch: Term limits instead of a road to riches.
Gun Control
    Marc Scaringi: Pro-second amendment.
Health Care
    Bob Casey: Shift $700B from Medicare to ObamaCare, but no senior funds.
    Marc Scaringi: ObamaCare is profoundly unconstitutional.
    Steve Welch: Lunacy that consumers don't know real prices.
    Sam Rohrer: ObamaCare is big government mentality.
    Marc Scaringi: Secure America's borders.
    Steve Welch: Secure America's borders.
    Sam Rohrer: Washington does not create jobs; but it can destroy jobs.
    Marc Scaringi: Lack of right-to-work harms the people of Pennsylvania.
    Steve Welch: National right-to-work make us globally competitive.
Principles & Values
    Bob Casey: Optimistic there will be debates; but won't say so on record.
    Tom Smith: Optimistic there will be a debate; but nothing finalized.
    Bob Casey: Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire.
    Tom Smith: Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire.
    Steve Welch: Voted Democratic in 2008; but renounced support of Obama.
    Tom Smith: Elected as Democrat as township supervisor for decades.
    Steve Welch: Switched party from Democrat to GOP in 2005.
Social Security
    Bob Casey: Stop these crazy proposals to put benefits in stock market.
    Tom Smith: Let Social Security payroll tax reduction expire in January.
    Tom Smith: AdWatch: divert payroll tax into privately managed accounts.
Tax Reform
    Tom Smith: Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions.
    Sam Rohrer: High taxation comes from ignoring the Constitution.
War & Peace
    Marc Scaringi: Proceed with caution with Iran; they have no nukes.
    Sam Rohrer: Threats by Iran should not be taken lightly.
    Steve Welch: Everything needs to on the table with Iran, but not publicly.

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