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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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State of North Dakota Politicians: Archives

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    from State of North Dakota Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Duane Sand (3) Republican Primary Challenger North Dakota
  • Heidi Heitkamp (21) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Dalrymple (12) North Dakota Republican Governor
  • John Hoeven (23) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Rick Becker (4) North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Berg (16) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Robert Marquette (2) Libertarian Senate candidate North Dakota
  • Tracy Potter (5) 2010 Democratic Challenger North Dakota
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    John Hoeven: Supports Hyde amendment; no tax dollars for abortion.
    John Hoeven: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
Budget & Economy
    John Hoeven: Improve and expand roads, bridges, airports, rail systems.
    John Hoeven: Government doesn't create jobs, economic growth; people do.
    Rick Becker: Reverse the trend of imprudent & increasing spending.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
    Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
    Tracy Potter: $700B stimulus spending ok; something needed to be done.
Civil Rights
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
    John Hoeven: No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman.
    Rick Berg: No affirmative action for state employment nor college.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Jack Dalrymple: Positive business climate results in ND leading US in growth.
    John Hoeven: Right approach: empower entrepreneurs & small business.
    John Hoeven: Prioritized improving public safety in tribal communities.
    John Hoeven: More prisons; less parole.
    Rick Berg: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Robert Marquette: War on drugs failed just like war on alcohol did.
    John Hoeven: Accountability in education coupled with local flexibility.
    Rick Becker: Replace Common Core with local parent & teacher control.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
    Jack Dalrymple: K-12, equal and adequate funding for all districts.
    Jack Dalrymple: Higher education is key to North Dakota's future.
Energy & Oil
    John Hoeven: Working to advance states-first, all-of-the-above approach.
    John Hoeven: For Keystone pipeline; repeal EPA costly power plant rules.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
    Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
    Jack Dalrymple: Decrease foreign oil reliance, expand ND energy development.
    Jack Dalrymple: Support for oil refineries expansion.
    Jack Dalrymple: Advocate for renewable fuels, blender pumps.
    John Hoeven: Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country.
    Tracy Potter: People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch.
    John Hoeven: More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
    Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
    Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
    Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
    Jack Dalrymple: Follow Clean Air Act at EPA, but leave air control to ND.
    Jack Dalrymple: Water should be available for no cost; drop storage fee plan.
Families & Children
    Tracy Potter: Immigration law should be about respecting family.
Government Reform
    John Hoeven: No term limits for North Dakota legislators.
    John Hoeven: Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits.
Gun Control
    Rick Becker: Uphold the Second Amendment.
    John Hoeven: Allow concealed carry.
Health Care
    John Hoeven: For patient-centered health care with choice & competition.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
    Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
    Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
    Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
    Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
    Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
    Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
    John Hoeven: Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan.
    Tracy Potter: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction.
    John Hoeven: Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare.
    Tracy Potter: Reform brings $650 million to the state health care industry.
    John Hoeven: Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy.
Homeland Security
    John Hoeven: Provide military with best equipment, facilities, support.
    Rick Berg: Core responsibility is to have a strong military.
    Jack Dalrymple: New Amazon facility example of pro-business climate in ND.
    Jack Dalrymple: $42M for workforce development.
    John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads.
Principles & Values
    John Hoeven: Chairs Indian Affairs; worked to empower tribal sovereignty.
    Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
    Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: criticized as "Heidi-ho" for "Barack-o" socialism.
Social Security
    Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
    Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
Tax Reform
    Rick Becker: Flatten and simplify personal income tax.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
    Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.
    Jack Dalrymple: Incentives promote job creation in new enterprises.
    Jack Dalrymple: Tax relief to share economic gains with people of ND.
War & Peace
    Robert Marquette: We have spent $6T on unlawful & immoral wars in Middle East.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rick Berg: Job training & child care for welfare recipients.

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