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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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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Abortion
    Mark Kelly: Supports every woman's right to choose.
    Kimberly Graham: Defend Roe v. Wade.
    Manny Sethi: A strong supporter of the Heartbeat Bill.
    Sema Hernandez: Support Supreme Court nominees who will uphold Roe v. Wade.
    Teresa Tomlinson: A woman is the sole fiduciary of her body and any pregnancy.
    Tommy Tuberville: Current wave of infanticide is this generation's holocaust.
    Chris Janicek: I believe it is the woman's right to choose.
    Dave Lindstrom: Committed to culture of life; opposes late-term abortions.
    Bill Hagerty: Vehemently opposes taxpayer funds for abortion.
    Paul Romero: Defund Planned Parenthood.
    Bill O`Brien: I will support a culture of life.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Women, not politicians, should decide reproductive rights.
    Royce West: A woman has the right to make decisions about her body.
    Jessica Scarane: Protect and expand abortion rights.
    Al Gross: Will defend right to choose & reproductive healthcare.
    Doug Collins: Has cosponsored numerous bills to champion life.
    Matt Lieberman: Opposes Georgia abortion law; supports Roe v. Wade.
    James Mackler: Woman's medical decisions should be between her & her doctor.
    Jake LaTurner: Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable.
    Bill Cassidy: Religion plays vital role; this includes protecting unborn.
Budget & Economy
    Mark Kelly: End tax breaks for super wealthy; invest in infrastructure.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Invest in infrastructure for rural farmers.
    Bill Hagerty: Work to get government out of the way of business.
    Bill Hagerty: Won't raise taxes; committed to cutting spending.
    Royce West: End predatory lending practices.
    Jaime Harrison: Push for aggressive infrastructure investment.
    Doug Collins: Requiring balanced budget necessary, commonsense step.
Civil Rights
    Kimberly Graham: End the sub-minimum wage for individuals with disabilities.
    Kimberly Graham: Expand tribal jurisdiction over sexual assault cases.
    Kimberly Graham: Support federal anti-discrimination law for LGBTQ.
    Sema Hernandez: End discrimination for sexual orientation & gender identity.
    Sema Hernandez: End the exploitation of Native Americans.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Expand Voting Rights Act; end voter suppression.
    Wilmot Collins: Go further than Overturning Citizens United decision.
    Daniel Gade: Right to live in accordance with our religious principles.
    Paul Romero: American, Veteran, father, Oregonian and Christian.
    Paul Romero: Against "extra equality for groups".
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Defend LGBTQ+ Rights, supports protective laws.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Combat White Supremacy and hate crimes.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Pass Voting Rights Advancement Act, make elections a holiday.
    Royce West: Every person should have access to the voting booth.
    Royce West: Pass Equality Act; end trans-phobic policies.
    Jessica Scarane: Reparations for slavery & genocide of indigenous peoples.
    Doug Collins: Military chaplains should be deemed "essential" workers.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Worked to get Medgar Evers home declared national monument.
Corporations
    Bill Hagerty: Stop the socialist agenda; cut corporate tax rate.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Increase funding for Small Business Administration.
    Dan Whitfield: Close loopholes so corporations pay more than zero in taxes.
    Jessica Scarane: Increase corporate taxes; raise capital gains taxes.
Crime
    Kimberly Graham: Ban private prisons; eliminate mandatory minimums.
    Sema Hernandez: End the militarization of law enforcement.
    Teresa Tomlinson: End abuse of cash bail bonds & for-profit prisons.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Fund reentry programs and restore voting rights to ex-felons.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Abolish mandatory minimums & private for-profit prisons.
    Royce West: Total reform needed at all levels of the judiciary.
    Royce West: Reexamine the use of deadly force by police.
    Jessica Scarane: End mass incarceration in favor of rehabilitation.
    Doug Collins: Supports conservative criminal justice reform.
    David Perdue: Supported First Step Act with restrictions.
    Gary Peters: Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime.
    John Cornyn: Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime.
Drugs
    Kimberly Graham: Legalize medical marijuana.
    Manny Sethi: Let local officials have more authority on opioid crisis.
    Sema Hernandez: Legalize marijuana; would bring in tax revenue.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Remove marijuana from Controlled Substance Act schedule.
    Teresa Tomlinson: End sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine.
    Bill O`Brien: Step one on opioids is to control Southern border.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports the legalization of marijuana.
    Dan Whitfield: Marijuana should be federally decriminalized.
    James Mackler: Legalize medical marijuana for PTSD and chronic pain.
Education
    Mark Kelly: Expand access to early education; pay teachers a decent wage.
    Mark Kelly: Support post-secondary training; ease student debt.
    Kimberly Graham: Raise teacher pay; end unequal school funding.
    Sema Hernandez: Opposes government funding of charter schools.
    Sema Hernandez: Trade schools & public colleges should be tuition-free.
    Tommy Tuberville: School choice, charters, public schools are part of the mix.
    Chris Janicek: Free education not the answer; affordable education is.
    Daniel Ahlers: Must invest in schools, teachers and our children.
    Bill Hagerty: Shift education spending to block grants to states.
    Paul Romero: END Common Core.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Make Universal Childcare and Pre-K a guaranteed right.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Cancel student debt; make public universities tuition free.
    Royce West: Offer debt relief & free tuition for low income students.
    Royce West: Investing in public schools a top priority.
    Jaime Harrison: Invest in public schools; end student loan crisis.
    Dan Whitfield: Cap the interest rate on Federal Student Loans at 1-2%.
    Dan Whitfield: Raise teachers' salaries from $33K to $40K.
    Jessica Scarane: Free public education from pre-K to higher education.
    Al Gross: Make college more affordable & accessible.
    Doug Collins: Remove "rigid" federal requirements for schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mark Kelly: Support massive investment developing renewable technologies.
    Kimberly Graham: Supports Green New Deal.
    Sema Hernandez: Green New Deal ends environmental racism.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Clean economy will create jobs, lower energy costs.
    Wilmot Collins: Believe in science; save planet from climate catastrophe.
    Chris Janicek: We need to admit climate change is real.
    Chris Janicek: End reliance on fossil fuel, develop solar energy.
    Daniel Ahlers: Promote conservation, sustainability, and coal.
    Bill Hagerty: Fight socialist fracking bans, repeal fuel standards.
    Bill O`Brien: Will not support socialist Green New Deal.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Rejoin Paris Climate Accord.
    Royce West: Reengage in Paris Climate Accords.
    Jessica Scarane: Depend on green energy and end use of fossil fuels.
    Jaime Harrison: Reduce dependency on fossil fuels; oppose offshore drilling.
    Dan Whitfield: Climate change exists even if we pretend it doesn't.
    Jessica Scarane: Transform energy system to end dependence on fossil fuels.
    Al Gross: Climate change a threat: Alaska literally losing villages.
Environment
    Kimberly Graham: Incentivize farmers with clean water initiatives.
    Bill Hagerty: Eliminate senseless EPA interference on farmers.
Families & Children
    Mark Kelly: Everyone deserves decent paid family leave policy.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Paid Parental Leave keeps families healthy and happy.
    Jaime Harrison: Champion paid family & sick leave & child care tax credits.
Foreign Policy
    Mark Kelly: Supports strong military, but must rebuild alliances.
    Teresa Tomlinson: My support for Israel is unshakable.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Restore and support our traditional alliances.
    Bill Hagerty: Ensure our allies support us and enemies fear us.
    Bill Hagerty: US has moral obligation to protect Israel.
    Bill O`Brien: Opposes the failed Iran Nuclear Deal.
    Jaime Harrison: Re-engage with allies; pursue diplomatic solutions.
    Doug Collins: Israel is a critical ally, strong friend.
    Doug Collins: Favors targeted sanctions on Russia.
    Mike Johnston: US must lead & collaborate with allies.
    Mark Kelly: Committed to rebuilding alliances & restoring US leadership.
Free Trade
    Sema Hernandez: Move from free trade to fair trade.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Reject policies that put our farmers at disadvantage.
    Chris Janicek: Ask farmers, ranchers which tariffs make sense.
    Daniel Gade: Promote free market taxation, regulation, & unfettered trade.
    Bill O`Brien: Protect our technology & intellectual property.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Smart trade policy protects workers, not just businesses.
Government Reform
    Kimberly Graham: Undo Citizens United; end Electoral College.
    Kimberly Graham: End voter ID laws & voter suppression.
    Sema Hernandez: Create uniform requirements for voting.
    Shannon Liss-Riordan: Activist to register new voters.
    Daniel Gade: Government overreach is tyranny.
    Bill Hagerty: Constitutionalist judges who won't legislate from the bench.
    Bill Hagerty: Protect Constitution; support Congressional term limits.
    Paul Romero: Supports term limits & budget transparency.
    Paul Romero: Protect ranchers & farmers, and manage timber land.
    Bill O`Brien: Help job creators by cutting red tape, streamlining agencies.
    Dan Whitfield: Elected officials should give up rights to financial privacy.
    Al Gross: End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics.
    Doug Collins: Rein in government overreach to stay competitive.
    Doug Collins: Check executive agencies trying to write laws.
    Ben Sasse: Eliminate burdensome rules; unleash America's potential.
Gun Control
    Mark Kelly: Gun rights & safety from gun violence not incompatible.
    Manny Sethi: Red-flag laws are unconstitutional.
    Sema Hernandez: Use Commerce Clause to regulate gun sales & manufacturing.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Universal background checks; assault weapon ban.
    Tommy Tuberville: Will always protect, preserve our Second Amendment rights.
    Chris Janicek: Gun owners should show they are responsible.
    Daniel Gade: Right to protect ourselves by keeping and bearing arms.
    Bill Hagerty: The threat to gun rights is real.
    Bill O`Brien: Stand up for 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Advocates for gun legislation majority of Americans support.
    Royce West: We must regulate deadly weapons.
    Dan Whitfield: Disarming citizens against everything America stands for.
    Doug Collins: Concealed carry permits should work across state lines.
    Matt Lieberman: Ban sale of weapons of war.
    Jake LaTurner: A+ rating from NRA for passage of Constitutional Carry.
Health Care
    Mark Kelly: Health care is a right; supports public option.
    Manny Sethi: We need less government involvement in healthcare, not more.
    Sema Hernandez: Supports Medicare for All; will re-introduce bill if needed.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Lower Medicare eligibility to 55, offer public option.
    Tommy Tuberville: ObamaCare must go; return to free-market.
    Wilmot Collins: Heathcare is a right for all, not a luxury for a few.
    Daniel Ahlers: System should be affordable, innovative, free enterprise.
    Bill Hagerty: Return health care to patient choice in free market.
    Paul Romero: END and DEFUND Obamacare.
    Bill O`Brien: Protect people with pre-existing conditions, lower costs.
    Bill O`Brien: Opposes Medicare for All.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports Medicare for All.
    Royce West: Fought to expand Medicaid.
    Royce West: Imperative that mental health services be included.
    Jessica Scarane: Medicare for All and single payer system.
    Jaime Harrison: Improve access to health care for poor, rural communities.
    Jaime Harrison: Opposes work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
    Dan Whitfield: Universal healthcare, like every other industrialized nation.
    Jessica Scarane: Healthcare is a right, not a place for profits.
    Al Gross: System is broken; start with Medicare and public option.
    Al Gross: Take on big pharma on prices & opioid epidemic.
    Doug Collins: Repeal ACA; focus on reducing drug prices.
    Doug Collins: Supported increased accountability for VA.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Repeal ObamaCare; common-sense healthcare instead.
Homeland Security
    Wilmot Collins: Vets should never spend one second sleeping in the streets.
    Bill Hagerty: Give military tools to complete their missions; repair VA.
    Paul Romero: Support strong military & vets.
    Jaime Harrison: Improve quality of care for veterans, including job programs.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Must rebuild military; Mississippi makes major contribution.
    Andrew Romanoff: Secure and expand services for veterans.
Immigration
    Mark Kelly: Strong, effective border security; protect DREAMers.
    Kimberly Graham: Citizenship for DACA & families.
    Manny Sethi: We're giving away our nation.
    Sema Hernandez: Remain in Mexico Policy unlawful in US and international law.
    Teresa Tomlinson: End family separation & citizenship for DREAMers.
    Tommy Tuberville: Need to fight the scourge of illegal immigration.
    Chris Janicek: We are a nation of immigrants; we need reform.
    Dave Lindstrom: National security starts with wall on southern border.
    Bill Hagerty: Opposes amnesty, DACA, and sanctuary cities.
    Paul Romero: END sanctuary cities; protect our borders.
    Bill O`Brien: On immigration: I simply believe Illegal is Illegal.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Legalize status of DREAMers, other hardworking immigrants.
    Royce West: Must address humanitarian crisis at the border.
    Jessica Scarane: Reform immigration services to cater to DREAMers needs.
    Jessica Scarane: End mass deportations and close the border camps.
    Doug Collins: Enhance security, no tax dollars to sanctuary cities.
    Doug Collins: Crack down on sanctuary cities & criminal aliens.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Opposes the Muslim and Refugee Ban.
    Jake LaTurner: Protect our country; build the wall.
Jobs
    Kimberly Graham: Equal pay for equal work.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Support right to organize & protect benefits.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Raise minimum wage to $15 with cost of living adjustments.
    Wilmot Collins: End misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
    Shannon Liss-Riordan: Protect tipped workers' wages.
    Daniel Ahlers: Invest in higher ed so workers can get degrees, skills.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Raise minimum wage to $15 and tie it to inflation.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Get equal pay for women through Paycheck Fairness Act.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Expand right to unionize; fully fund Labor agencies.
    Royce West: Fully supports $15 minimum wage.
    Jaime Harrison: Fight for jobs with living wage, expand childcare tax credit.
    Al Gross: Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining.
Principles & Values
    Manny Sethi: Work to fight for our Christian values.
    Tommy Tuberville: First duty of government is to protect individual liberty.
    Ricky Dale Harrington: Libertarian for those unhappy with Democrats AND Republicans.
    Jaime Harrison: Good citizens make good communities.
    Garland Tucker: Letter announcing decision not to run for Senate.
    Al Gross: I fought grizzly bears, so I'm ready for Washington.
Social Security
    Mark Kelly: Social Security & Medicare are promises to seniors.
    Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports Social Security 2100 Act.
    Jaime Harrison: Protect & expand Social Security and Medicare.
    Doug Collins: Social Security fund exhausted by 2037 without reform.
    Tina Smith: No privatization nor cuts to benefits.
    Mark Kelly: Don't weaken Social Security; nor gamble retirement funds.
Tax Reform
    Tommy Tuberville: Trump tax cuts & economic policies have been a success.
    Bill Hagerty: Trump's tax cuts are working; for balanced budget amendment.
    Paul Romero: Downsize government and balance budget.
    Bill O`Brien: Will fight tax increases & reduce fees wherever possible.
    Doug Collins: Prohibit Earned Income Tax Credit for "illegal aliens".
    Mike Rounds: Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates.
    Jake LaTurner: Balance the budget; no tax Increases.
    Bill Cassidy: Co-sponsored tax simplification for Gold Star families.
Technology
    Bill Hagerty: Work with both parties to close digital divide in Tennessee.
    Doug Collins: Work to expand broadband access in rural areas.
War & Peace
    Mark Kelly: Services must work for changing veteran population.
    Kimberly Graham: Increase service member pay & veteran's benefits.
    Manny Sethi: Improve VA hospitals; provide quality mental health care.
    Sema Hernandez: Overdue for plan to end the wars & bring troops home.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Congress should vote on war actions, including Afghanistan.
    Teresa Tomlinson: Sanctions against Iran, but diplomacy as well.
    Tommy Tuberville: Provide vets with high quality care, job training.
    Tommy Tuberville: Support a strong and robust military.
    Daniel Gade: Opposed to open-ended commitment of troops.
    Bill O`Brien: Support innovation at VA; ensure military has needed tools.
    Dan Whitfield: America has been in the business of war for far too long.
    Jessica Scarane: Cease our endless wars, except in Syria.
    Doug Collins: Continued sanctions against Iran are crucial to security.
    Doug Collins: Advocated for sanctions against North Korea.
Welfare & Poverty
    Daniel Ahlers: Expand VA benefits to include assisted living.
    Jaime Harrison: Strong social safety net, increase earned income tax credit.
    Jake LaTurner: Work requirements and drug testing for welfare recipients.


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