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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2016 Iowa Senate race: debates and news coverage
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from 2016 IA Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
- Bob Krause (2) Democratic Senate candidate Iowa
- Chet Culver (1) Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Chuck Grassley (5) Republican Sr Senator Iowa
- Jay Williams (1) Democratic Senate candidate South Dakota
- Jay Williams Iowa (5)
- Patty Judge (30) Democratic candidate for Senate Iowa
- Rob Hogg (11) Democratic Senate challenger Iowa
- Tom Fiegen (14) Democratic Senate challenger Iowa
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Iowa Senate debates and race coverage:
- Iowa Public Radio, "Patty Judge Interview," by Ben Kieffer & Clare Roth, August 4, 2016
- KIMT Radio, "Patty Judge Comments on Gun Control," by Emily Boster, June 15, 2016
- KWWL Radio, "Patty Judge on SCOTUS Immigration Decision," by Jason Pope, June 23, 2016
- Marijuana.com, "Key Senate Races for Marijuana Reform," by Tom Angell on June 13th, 2016
- Des Moines Register, "Patty Judge's Ag Record," by Kathie Obradovich, May 2, 2016
- Sioux City Journal, "Electric vehicles", by James Lynch, 11/9/2015
- Reason Magazine, "Grassley's Demands Make Sentencing Reform Weaker", by Jacob Sullum, Oct. 1, 2015
- Spencer Daily Reporter, "Fiegen outlines differences between himself and Grassley", Sep 23, 2015
- Des Moines Register, "Hogg to target climate change, campaign finance", by Brianne Pfannenstiel, September 22, 2015
- Des Moines Register, "Culver making a run for Congress?", by Kathie Obradovich, January 22, 2015
- Quad City Times, "Backdoor abortion ban", by James Q. Lynch, February 13, 2014
- Des Moines Register, "Candidate profile: Democrat Bob Krause", by Grant Schulte, Apr 22, 2010
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Patty Judge: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Patty Judge: Strong advocate for protecting access to women's health care.
Rob Hogg: Restricting abortion for "women's safety" won't win approval.
Budget & Economy|
Tom Fiegen: Why did nobody from Wall Street went to jail?
Chet Culver: 2009: across-the-board cuts of 10%, to balance budget.
Patty Judge: Strong advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Patty Judge: Take action to end gender discrimination in pay.
Patty Judge: Our corporate tax code is broken; MNCs don't pay fair share.
Tom Fiegen: Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist.
Tom Fiegen: Disallow corporate tax havens; tax income when earned.
Patty Judge: Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders.
Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
Patty Judge: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
Chuck Grassley: Ardent and vocal opponent of marijuana legalization.
Patty Judge: Not vocal about legalizing, but opponent vocally against it.
Jay Williams: Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men.
Chuck Grassley: End mandatory life sentence for three drug convictions.
Patty Judge: Increased access to Pell Grants & student loan refinancing.
Patty Judge: Commitment to a quality public education.
Rob Hogg: Excellent schools are of utmost importance.
Jay Williams Iowa: My youngest son and I got our GED's on the same day.
Tom Fiegen: We are forcing a lifetime of slavery to student loans.
Energy & Oil|
Rob Hogg: Wind & solar power work; Keystone pipeline unneeded.
Rob Hogg: It is time to act on climate change.
Patty Judge: Global warming is real and we need to take immediate action.
Patty Judge: Move away from fossil fuels & toward a clean energy economy.
Rob Hogg: Expand solar power, wind energy, ethanol.
Tom Fiegen: Transform away from fossil fuels, and towards sustainability.
Rob Hogg: Address climate change with solutions that work for economy.
Bob Krause: 1978: Supported bipartisan gas tax increase.
Patty Judge: Address serious water quality problem in Iowa & nationally.
Tom Fiegen: Democratize and decentralize our food production.
Rob Hogg: Urgently address challenges of environmental sustainability.
Patty Judge: Use our diplomatic power to help create peace and stability.
Patty Judge: Oppose TPP: I don't know that free trade is good for Iowa.
Tom Fiegen: I am concerned about lopsided trade agreements.
Bob Krause: Emergency legislation emphasizing fair trade.
Patty Judge: Address unlimited amounts of undisclosed campaign money.
Patty Judge: Special interests get too much help from Congress.
Jay Williams Iowa: Campaigning without financing, to fight toxic system.
Jay Williams Iowa: Fight nominating process of secretly pre-selected candidates.
Tom Fiegen: Whoever underwrites your campaign, owns you.
Rob Hogg: Focus on campaign-finance reform and voting rights.
Rob Hogg: Repeal the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Patty Judge: Supports banning assault rifles.
Chuck Grassley: No-fly lists are imperfect; allow gun sales to those on them.
Patty Judge: Block gun sales to those on terrorist watch-lists.
Patty Judge: Look again at affordable health care.
Tom Fiegen: Stop the scam of paying generic drug makers to NOT sell.
Rob Hogg: Supports the Affordable Care Act.
Patty Judge: Military is last resort, when diplomacy is exhausted.
Tom Fiegen: Take care of veterans and their families.
Patty Judge: DACA and DAPA are first steps toward reforming broken system.
Patty Judge: Increase the federal minimum wage & all working wages.
Patty Judge: Take action to increase the minimum wage.
Patty Judge: Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, instead of tax breaks.
Principles & Values|
Jay Williams Iowa: Truth, Life and Love--my values & American values.
Jay Williams Iowa: Ordained ULC minister and United Methodist Lay Servant.
Tom Fiegen: Progressive battling for the soul of the Democratic party.
Patty Judge: Adjust benefits for caregivers who take time off work.
Patty Judge: Vital to protect program; increase cap but don't privatize.
Tom Fiegen: Expand it rather than cut it.
Tom Fiegen: Since 1980s, we've transferred wealth to the very rich.
Rob Hogg: Invest in flood protection & soil conservation.
War & Peace|
Chuck Grassley: Signed letter opposing Iranian nuclear deal.
Patty Judge: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
Patty Judge: Deploy military only after diplomacy, dialogue, & sanctions.
Patty Judge: Containment of ISIS and terrorists, by targeted air strikes.
Welfare & Poverty|
Tom Fiegen: Address childhood hunger & childhood poverty.
The above quotations are from 2016 Iowa Senate race: debates and news coverage.