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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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First Presidential Debate, Case Western Reserve University, Sept. 29, 2020

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    The first debate between Biden and Trump was moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace, on Sept. 29, at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. Wallace selected the following topics for the first debate:
    1. The Trump and Biden Records
    2. The Supreme Court (and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett)
    3. Covid-19
    4. The Economy
    5. Race and Violence in our Cities. and
    6. The Integrity of the Election.
    Fact-checking citations:
  • The Hill e-zine, "Sheriff from Portland quickly refutes Trump claim of endorsement," by Justine Coleman, 09/30/20
  • Associated Press, "False claims flood Trump-Biden debate," by Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Sept. 30, 2020
  • NBC News, "Proud Boys celebrate after Trump's debate callout," by Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, Sept. 30, 2020
  • NBC News, "First 2020 presidential debate: Fact-checking Biden and Trump," by Jane C. Timm, Adam Edelman, Ben Kamisar and Carrie Dann, Sept. 29, 2020
  • Delaware News Journal, "No, Joe Biden did not say he attended Delaware State University," by Natalia Alamdari, 9/29/20
  • The Oregonian, "Trump claims in debate 'Portland Sheriff' gave him endorsement; Reese quickly responds: I 'will never support him'," by K. Rambo, Sep 29, 2020
  • Fox News, "More than 175 current, former law enforcement officials endorse Joe Biden," by Brooke Singman, September 4, 2020
  • Business Insider, "Kellyanne Conway says 'chaos and violence' after the police shooting of Jacob Blake is good for Trump's reelection," by Eliza Relman, Aug 27, 2020
  • Associated Press, "Trump hype on drug costs, hydroxychloroquine," by Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, August 3, 2020
  • The Hill e-zine, "Trump thanks Obama for leaving so many judicial vacancies," by Morgan Gstalter, 03/29/18
  • NBC News, "Joe Biden's Son Hunter Kicked Out of Navy for Cocaine," by Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube, Oct. 16, 2014

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: Biden wants to shut down the country; I want to open it up.
    Donald Trump: When stock market goes up, that means jobs & 401(k)s.
Civil Rights
    Donald Trump: Proud Boys: stand back & stand by; against Antifa.
    Donald Trump: Racial sensitivity training is racist: a radical revolution.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Proud Boys standing by to deal with Antifa.
    Joe Biden: Ran for president after Trump's response to Charlottesville.
    Joe Biden: There's systemic injustice, will bring people together.
    Joe Biden: Suburbs are by and large integrated.
    Joe Biden: This is Trump's America: Proud Boys over Antifa.
    Kate Brown: Racism and hate are not forms of patriotism.
    Joe Biden: Some corporations make billions & don't pay a penny in taxes.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, not endorsed by Portland's Sheriff.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, Trump aide said rioting & chaos helps Trump.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Hillary used term "super predators," not Biden.
    Joe Biden: Violent protestors should be prosecuted.
    Joe Biden: Reimagine policing: I totally oppose defunding police.
    Joe Biden: Violence is never appropriate response to police violence.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: Endorsed by 175 law enforcement officials.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: Attended U.Delaware, not Delaware State HBCU.
Energy & Oil
    Donald Trump: Rolled back Clean Power Plan; it increased energy prices.
    Joe Biden: No one's building another coal- or gas-fired power plant.
    Joe Biden: I support the Biden Plan, not the Green New Deal.
    Donald Trump: We need better forest management; we planted a billion trees.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Senate GOP blocked over 100 open judgeships.
    Donald Trump: Obama left 128 openings for judges; I appointed 300.
    Donald Trump: Solicited mail-in ballots ok; unsolicited ballots are fraud.
    Donald Trump: I'm urging my base to watch the polls on Election Day.
    Donald Trump: Elections have consequences; I'm elected for four years.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: 128 judgeships open because Senate GOP forced it.
    Joe Biden: Mail voting works for military; should work for civilians.
    Joe Biden: Vote, vote, vote; then Trump can't stop you.
    Joe Biden: Five states have done mail-in ballots for a decade or more.
    Joe Biden: Americans express their view by who they elect president.
Health Care
    Donald Trump: My healthcare plan: we got rid of the individual mandate.
    Donald Trump: ObamaCare is no good, even if run well.
    Donald Trump: COVID: We don't know how many died in China, Russia, India.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: experts changed on use of masks as facts emerged.
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: it is what it is, because Trump is who he is.
    Joe Biden: We didn't shut down economy; Trump shut down his economy.
    Joe Biden: Trump lied about COVID; don't believe him on vaccines.
    Joe Biden: Wearing masks saves lives; social distancing is responsible.
    Joe Biden: A hundred million people have pre-existing conditions.
    Joe Biden: Public option won't end private insurance; only for Medicaid.
Homeland Security
    Donald Trump: I created the Space Force and fixed the VA.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: Yes, Hunter Biden was kicked out of military.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: Under Trump we're weaker, sicker, poorer, and more divided.
    Joe Biden: There's nothing we can't do if we do it together.
    Joe Biden: I am the Democratic Party right now.
    Joe Biden: Not about my family or his; about the American people.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: I pay millions of dollars in income taxes, not $750.
    Joe Biden: Eliminate Trump tax cuts; invest in people who need help.
    Joe Biden: Good-paying jobs via new green infrastructure.

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