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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)

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NPR Morning Edition survey of 2020 candidates

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  • Amy Klobuchar (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Bernie Sanders (2) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (4) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Cory Booker (4) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • David Shulkin (1) Republican appointee as DVA Secretary
  • Elizabeth Warren (5) Massachusetts Senator
  • Harry Reid (5) Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring 2016) Nevada
  • Jay Inslee (2) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • John Hickenlooper (1) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • Julian Castro (2) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (4) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (4) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg (5) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Sharron Angle (5) Republican Senate Challenger Nevada
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    NPR Morning Edition Special Series: "Election 2020: Opening Arguments"
  • July 11, 2019: "Buttigieg Proposes Broad Plan To Counter Racial Inequality"
  • June 14, 2019: "O`Rourke Calls For A 'Moonshot' To Combat Climate Change"
  • May 31, 2019: "Inslee Says Washington State Is A 'Template For Success' For The U.S."
  • May 27, 2019: "Former Colorado Governor And 2020 Candidate Urges Distance From 'Socialism'"
  • May 24, 2019: "Castro Wants To Redefine Which Immigrants Have 'Merit'"
  • May 23, 2019 , "Gillibrand Says If Trump Wants A War With America's Women, 'He Will Lose'"
  • March 19, 2019: "Klobuchar Runs On A Record Of Accomplishments--Including With Republicans"
  • March 18, 2019: "Sanders Pledges To Do A Better Job Of Explaining Socialism"
  • March 15, 2019: "Warren Blasts Big Tech, Advocates Taxing Rich In 2020 Race"
  • March 14, 2019: "Sen. Kamala Harris Focuses On Criminal Justice, Inequality"
  • March 7, 2019: "Sen. Cory Booker Promises To Bring America Together. But How?"
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Codify Roe v. Wade; repeal Hyde Amendment.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Would look to remove the Hyde Amendment.
Civil Rights
    Pete Buttigieg: Douglass Plan: tackle racial inequality with funding & laws.
    Pete Buttigieg: Racial inequality compounds, which is why it is persistent.
    Pete Buttigieg: White America needs to face roots of systemic racism.
    Bernie Sanders: Supports reparations, but targeted to distressed communities.
    Kamala Harris: Reparations raise a public health issue.
    Amy Klobuchar: Update law, but treat tech companies on case by case basis.
    Amy Klobuchar: Put burden of proof on competitiveness on companies.
    Cory Booker: Don't condemn high tech business; regulate them.
    Pete Buttigieg: Supports constitutional ban on death penalty.
    Kamala Harris: Not tough nor soft crime: must be smart on crime.
    Kamala Harris: No on capital punishment, but justice for murderers.
    Cory Booker: Legalize marijuana; restore ex-con voting rights.
    Cory Booker: Ended "three strike penalty"; more reform is needed.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: College tuition in exchange for public service.
Energy & Oil
    Beto O`Rourke: Invest in fighting climate change as JFK did with "moonshot".
    Beto O`Rourke: Climate change a true existential threat.
    Jay Inslee: America ready to be inspired to pursue clean energy.
    Harry Reid: BP and oil companies need regulation.
Foreign Policy
    Elizabeth Warren: Alliances make us stronger & better able to face China.
Free Trade
    Elizabeth Warren: We need to do trading deals differently & help workers.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need allies to stand up to China on trade issues.
Government Reform
    Pete Buttigieg: Amendments among "most elegant features" of Constitution.
    Jay Inslee: Filibuster is preventing climate change legislation.
    Sharron Angle: In state legislature, sole No vote called "41 to Angle".
Health Care
    Cory Booker: Reduce Medicare eligibility to 55 from current age of 65.
    David Shulkin: The VA is just as good or better than private health care.
    Harry Reid: ObamaCare improved healthcare and also improved economy.
    Sharron Angle: We're a country of choice; don't force people into insurance.
Homeland Security
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Public service for young people would change country's heart.
    Beto O`Rourke: Treat asylum seekers with respect; repair home countries.
    Julian Castro: Don't separate kids and families; don't jail asylum seekers.
    Julian Castro: Current "merit" system says only certain people have merit.
    Kamala Harris: Due process & right to counsel, for asylum seekers.
    Sharron Angle: No, I don't think the unemployed are spoiled.
Principles & Values
    John Hickenlooper: Socialist policies will not appeal to Americans.
    Harry Reid: Son of a miner; mother took in wash from brothels.
    Sharron Angle: I live in middle-class Reno; Reid lives in DC's Ritz-Carlton.
Social Security
    Harry Reid: What would have happened if Trust Fund were in stock market?
    Sharron Angle: Personalize Social Security; not privatize.
Tax Reform
    Elizabeth Warren: Businesses should recognize how US helped them succeed.
    Elizabeth Warren: Amazon benefitted greatly, but put only a little back.
War & Peace
    Beto O`Rourke: Deal with conflicts diplomatically or fight wars for years.
    Harry Reid: OpEd: saying Iraq war was lost emboldened our enemies.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bernie Sanders: Sanders supports economic help for blacks, not reparations.

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