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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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Columns and news articles distributed by the Associated Press, 2000-2009


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Abortion
    George W. Bush: No funds to international groups that offer abortion.
    Rick Lazio: No funding for abortion; but don’t criminalize it.
    Donald Trump: Favors abortion rights but respects opposition.
    Orrin Hatch: No litmus tests: no one issue should define appointments.
    Gary Bauer: Cut funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Dan Quayle: Overturn Roe v. Wade; litmus test for appointments.
    George W. Bush: Would support - but not pursue - a pro-life Amendment.
    John McCain: Nominate justices based on experience, and values.
    Lamar Alexander: Supreme Court should interpret Constitution literally.
    Steve Forbes: Supports litmus test for Supreme Court appointments.
Budget & Economy
    John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
    Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
    Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
    Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Civil Rights
    Hillary Clinton: Pushing for privacy bill of rights.
    Rudy Giuliani: Anti-Catholic art is disgusting; appoints decency council.
    George W. Bush: Affirmative access means a fair shot for everyone.
    Orrin Hatch: Gays support Democrats, but no intolerance.
    Orrin Hatch: Homosexuality is contrary to the Bible, but no intolerance.
    George W. Bush: English-plus, not English-only.
    John McCain: Indian gambling OK; lottery is not.
    Gary Bauer: The law recognizes and encourages heterosexuality.
    Gary Bauer: Restrict the ‘addictive blight’ of legalized gambling.
    George W. Bush: Reach out to minorities, but without quotas.
Corporations
    John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
Crime
    Al Gore: Use DNA techniques to make death penalty more fair.
Drugs
    Doris Haddock: Penalize marijuana use with fines rather than prison time.
    Judd Gregg: Marijuana should not be legalized for medical use.
Education
    Brad Carson: Support the lottery proposal to fund education.
    Al Gore: Claimed $10,000 tuition tax cut worth $800 over current plan.
    Al Gore: Overempasized restrictions of Bush’s education plan.
    Al Gore: Supports Goals 2000 & standards-based movement.
    Bill Bradley: Measure performance; close lowest-performing schools.
    George W. Bush: Freedom & flexibility in return for high standards & results.
    John McCain: Against nationally imposed standards & funding strings.
    John McCain: Enlist retirees for tutoring.
    John McCain: $5B program for 3-year test of school vouchers.
    Gary Bauer: Vouchers for home-schooling as well as private schools.
    George W. Bush: More state and local control over education.
    John McCain: Internet access, with filters, at every school & library.
    John McCain: Merit pay & competency testing for teachers.
    John McCain: Tax-funded vouchers for private schools or charter schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
    Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
    Al Gore: Renewable energy instead of nuclear power.
    George W. Bush: Clarify rules to allow for more nuclear power generation.
    George W. Bush: Make Amtrak more efficient and competitive.
    Al Gore: $150B Energy Security and Environment Trust Fund.
    George W. Bush: Remove federal impediments to states’ clean energy.
Environment
    John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
    Al Gore: Major commitment to build high-speed Amtrak rail systems.
Families & Children
    Al Gore: Fiscal discipline helps single people as well as families.
    George W. Bush: Tax cut plan helps single people as well as families.
    Al Gore: Abstinence Ed in the context of comprehensive Sex Ed.
    Dan Quayle: TV causes problems facing American families.
Foreign Policy
    Al Gore: Vietnam: Trade will improve human rights & help with MIAs.
    George W. Bush: Vietnam: Trade better for human rights than sanctions.
    Steve Forbes: Russia: We spent billions to support a corrupt elite.
    Steve Forbes: Russia: No aid to kleptocrats until they pay workers.
    Steve Forbes: Do not permit use of force in Taiwan or Tibet.
    Dan Quayle: We must face China as our biggest challenge.
Free Trade
    Al Gore: More Latin American trade, with labor & enviro protections.
    George W. Bush: Add Chile, Brazil, Argentina, & others to NAFTA.
    Donald Trump: World views US trade officials as ‘saps’.
    Pat Buchanan: Tariffs on wheat imports to equalize costs & protect farms.
Government Reform
    John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
    Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
    Orrin Hatch: Soft money gets out the vote; against banning it.
    Orrin Hatch: Soft money is free speech; daily disclosure is better.
    Steve Forbes: Independent outsider is the way to reform campaigns.
    Elizabeth Dole: Judicial appoinments: No legislating from the bench.
    George W. Bush: Judges should interpret Constitution, not legislate.
    Lamar Alexander: Supreme Court should interpret Constitution literally.
Gun Control
    Rick Lazio: For Brady Bill & trigger locks; no fans at NRA.
    John McCain: Ban cheap guns; require safety locks; for gun show checks.
    Orrin Hatch: Trigger locks, gun show restrictions, import restrictions.
    Dan Quayle: Enforce existing gun laws before making new ones.
Health Care
    Al Gore: Claim that drugmakers spend more on ads than R&D isn’t true.
    Al Gore: Opposes Medical Savings Accounts; they segment out the sick.
    George W. Bush: Medical Savings Accounts part of affordable access & choice.
    John Hagelin: 80% reimbursement for Medicare prescriptions.
    John Hagelin: 100% reimbursement for preventive health care.
    Ralph Nader: Medicare prescriptions covered under universal health care.
    Ralph Nader: Price restraints on drugs; limit profiteering.
    George W. Bush: Use Texas model for Bill of Rights: access; choice; appeals.
    Joseph Lieberman: Patient Bill of Rights: access; choice; privacy; appeals.
    Al Gore: Expand Children’s Health Insurance Program for working poor.
    Al Gore: 25% tax credit for health insurance; HMO appeals.
    Al Gore: Medicare option at age 55; more Rx coverage.
    George W. Bush: HMOs should cover emergency room; & gynecology directly.
    Orrin Hatch: Reform Medicare by medical experts; more tax incentives.
    Steve Forbes: More Rx support, to avoid cross-border drug buying.
Homeland Security
    Al Gore: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is unfair & hasn’t worked.
    George W. Bush: Gays in military OK; “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” OK.
    John Hagelin: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is a recipe for discrimination.
    Ralph Nader: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is discriminatory against gays.
    Steve Forbes: Under-funded military not ready to handle conflicts.
    John McCain: Raise military pay to avoid military draft.
    John McCain: Military personnel on food stamps is a national disgrace.
    John McCain: Feds should pay for veterans’ health care benefits.
Immigration
    Bill Frist: Crafted bipartisan compromise immigration bill.
    Al Gore: English is our language, but “English-Only” divides us.
    George W. Bush: Respect other languages, but teach all children English.
    Pat Buchanan: Make English our official language.
    Steve Forbes: Toughen rules on illegal immigration.
    George W. Bush: Guest workers, maybe; citizenship waiting period, yes.
Jobs
    Al Gore: Kill Freedom to Farm Act: keep price supports.
    George W. Bush: Keep Freedom to Farm Act: cut price supports.
    Al Gore: To union: we disagree on China; but agree elsewhere.
    Donald Trump: Foreign companies are taking jobs from US.
    Elizabeth Dole: Tax breaks & financial aid for farmers.
    John McCain: Ethanol subsidy is outdated; use funds for education.
Principles & Values
    Chris Christie: Spent beyond government travel allowance as US Attorney.
    John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
    Joseph Lieberman: Endorses Republican John McCain for President.
    Tom Vilsack: Launches presidential bid; files FEC paperwork.
    Dick Mountjoy: Mistakenly claimed navy service on USS Missouri.
    Katherine Harris: Separation of church and state is a lie.
    Katherine Harris: Non-Christian legislators legislate sin, like gay marriage.
    Al Gore: Abstinence Ed in the context of comprehensive Sex Ed.
    Ralph Nader: Plans to be on 50 ballots & make a 4-party race.
    Ralph Nader: Opposes concentration of power & monied interests.
    Elizabeth Dole: Crusade for a rebirth of our values.
Social Security
    Tom Coburn: Black men are being penalized by the Social Security system.
    Steve Forbes: Use surplus to fund personal retirement accounts.
    Dan Quayle: 30% privately invested won’t affect Social Security system.
Tax Reform
    John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
    Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
    George W. Bush: Claim that every taxpayer gets relief isn’t true.
    Orrin Hatch: Simplify the “IRS monster”.
Technology
    Al Gore: Electronic Bill of Rights protects personal information.
    Al Gore: Internet self-regulation OK: privacy policy on all web sites.
    George W. Bush: Privacy is a fundamental right; ensure it on the Internet.
    George W. Bush: Privacy is a fundamental right; ensure it on the Internet.
    George W. Bush: Ban identity theft & safeguard genetic information.
    Al Gore: Online federal services: a “second American Revolution”.
    Al Gore: Unhealthy concentrations of power snuff out competition.
    George W. Bush: Bush would be more friendly toward Microsoft.
    George W. Bush: Make the Internet a duty-free zone.
    John McCain: Internet access, with filters, at every school & library.
War & Peace
    Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
    Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.
    Doris Haddock: Iraq war was a mistake that never should have happened.
    Wesley Clark: Retracts yes vote on Iraq: no imminent threat.
    Hillary Clinton: Support Israel in finding a safe and secure peace.
    Rick Lazio: Follow Israel’s lead on independent Palestine.
    Pat Buchanan: Kosovo conflict is illegal and unconstitutional.


The above quotations are from Columns and news articles distributed by the Associated Press, 2000-2009.

Political newspapers in each state:

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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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