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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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News coverage of 2017 House special elections

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    from 2017 House special elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Jimmy Gomez (17) Democrat U.S. Rep California-34
  • John Curtis (6) Republican U.S. Rep Utah-3
  • Jon Ossoff (25) Democratic Senate challenger Georgia
  • Karen Handel (7) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Ralph Norman (8) Republican U.S. Rep South Carolina-5
  • Ron Estes (17) Republican U.S. Rep Kansas-4
  • Tommy Pope (10) South Carolina Republican candidate for Governor (withdrew)
  • Val Demings (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Florida- 10
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jimmy Gomez: Fight for Planned Parenthood and women's access.
    Karen Handel: I cut ties with Planned Parenthood because I was ordered to.
    Tommy Pope: 100% pro-life, period.
    Jon Ossoff: Defend a woman's right to choose and Planned Parenthood.
    Karen Handel: Chaired Commission with abortion grants, but opposed them.
    Ron Estes: Lead the fight to protect the unborn.
    Ron Estes: Strong advocate for the unborn.
Budget & Economy
    John Curtis: Balance the budget; run government like business.
    Ralph Norman: Deal with $19 trillion debt by Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Karen Handel: Cut spending and reduce regulations.
    Ron Estes: Returned $113M in unclaimed property, including tax refunds.
    Ron Estes: Support a balanced budget amendment.
Civil Rights
    Jimmy Gomez: Defend LGBTQIA rights, including seniors.
    Jimmy Gomez: Retrofit facilities for Americans with Disabilities Act.
    Jimmy Gomez: Protect Social Security from GOP restructuring.
    Jon Ossoff: Fight discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
    Ron Estes: Kansas ABLE: tax-free savings for people with disabilities.
    John Curtis: Entrepreneurs need lower taxes, fewer regulations.
    Jimmy Gomez: Ban for-profit prisons; support sentencing reform.
    Jon Ossoff: Task forces to fight organized crime & political corruption.
    Ron Estes: Support the safety of law enforcement officers.
    Val Demings: As Police Chief, 40% drop in violent crime.
    Jon Ossoff: Locking up nonviolent drug offenders doesn't make sense.
    Tommy Pope: Curb the opioid epidemic and focus on future prevention.
    Jimmy Gomez: Public college education should be debt free.
    Jimmy Gomez: Vouchers take resources out of public education.
    Jon Ossoff: Hire great teachers, and reduce class sizes.
    Jon Ossoff: Work to make college more affordable.
    Ron Estes: Oppose government telling us how to educate our children.
    Ron Estes: More visibility for Learning Quest college savings program.
    Tommy Pope: $100 million for repairs in poor rural school districts.
Energy & Oil
    Jimmy Gomez: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Jon Ossoff: Human-driven climate change threatens global prosperity.
    Jimmy Gomez: Fund river revitalization; fight for environmental justice.
    Jimmy Gomez: Protect endangered species; and protect animal shelters.
    Jon Ossoff: Investigate failures to enforce environmental laws.
    Ron Estes: Fight the intrusive arm of the EPA.
Families & Children
    Jimmy Gomez: Expand Paid Family Leave.
    Karen Handel: Gay relationships are not what God intended.
    Val Demings: Operation Positive Direction: mentoring at-risk youth.
Foreign Policy
    Jon Ossoff: Defend the NATO alliance & multinational military exercises.
Free Trade
    Jon Ossoff: Empower our community's businesses to compete globally.
Government Reform
    Jimmy Gomez: Replace Citizen's United with public financing.
    Ralph Norman: Term limits to end the rein of career politicians.
    Jon Ossoff: Investigate corrupt politicians and organized crime.
    Ron Estes: Five-year ban on members of Congress working as lobbyists.
Gun Control
    Ron Estes: Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters.
    Ron Estes: Support for concealed carry reciprocity.
Health Care
    John Curtis: Repealing or fixing ObamaCare takes time.
    Jimmy Gomez: Supports single-payer at state level and federal level.
    Ralph Norman: Repeal and replace ObamaCare with free-market-based plan.
    Jon Ossoff: Defend Medicare and Medicaid and affordable health care.
    Ron Estes: ObamaCare must be repealed.
    Jon Ossoff: Maintain funding for CDC pandemic infrastructure.
    Tommy Pope: Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    John Curtis: Make sure military has tools they need.
    Jimmy Gomez: VA medical benefits, job training, and housing loans.
    Jon Ossoff: Don't undermine private communications & strong encryption.
    Tommy Pope: Allow opt-out for REAL ID rules for drivers licenses.
    Tommy Pope: Peace thru strength: provide military with needed resources.
    John Curtis: Take politics out of immigration debate.
    Jimmy Gomez: Deporting parents of U.S. citizens is morally wrong.
    Karen Handel: Ok with 6-country immigration ban, but no religious test.
    Ralph Norman: Build the wall to protect our sovereignty.
    Tommy Pope: Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities.
    Jon Ossoff: Unconstitutional to slander or ban entire religious groups.
    Ron Estes: Securing the Southern border must be our first priority.
    Jimmy Gomez: Raise the national minimum wage.
    Jimmy Gomez: Equal pay for equal work & Paycheck Fairness Act.
    Jon Ossoff: Minimum wage should be a living wage.
Principles & Values
    Jon Ossoff: Early campaign pledge: "Make Trump Furious".
    Ralph Norman: Empower those who believe in the virtues of faith in God.
    Jon Ossoff: Supported by national anti-Trump neophyte networks.
    Jon Ossoff: Campaign slogan: Make Trump Furious.
    Karen Handel: 2010: Resigned as Secretary of State to run for Governor.
    Jon Ossoff: Interned for Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Hank Johnson.
    Jon Ossoff: Promises to move to 6th district after girlfriend graduates.
    Ron Estes: Won special election with national GOP support.
Social Security
    Ralph Norman: Raise retirement age; lower benefits for top 10% of earners.
    Jon Ossoff: A civilized nation cannot abandon its elders to destitution.
    Tommy Pope: Fund the state retirement system to keep our promises.
Tax Reform
    John Curtis: Cut taxes; simplify system.
    Ralph Norman: Cut taxes and eliminate regulations that kill job-creation.
    Jon Ossoff: Reduce tax burden on small businesses & simplify tax filing.
    Ron Estes: Simplified, fairer, flatter tax code grows the economy.
    Karen Handel: Best for government to get out of the way on infrastructure.
    Tommy Pope: Fix our dangerous and crumbling roads for the long-term.
War & Peace
    Ralph Norman: Take the fight to ISIS on their turf.
    Tommy Pope: End hands-off policy and destroy ISIS.
    Jon Ossoff: Avoid reckless, destabilizing missteps like the Iraq War.
    Jon Ossoff: Destroy ISIS without deploying regular US ground forces.
    Ron Estes: Take the fight to ISIS and exit the disastrous Iran deal.

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