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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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Axios coverage of political news

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    from Axios.com political coverage (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (5) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (4) New York Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor
  • Annette Taddeo (1) Florida Democratic Challenger
  • Bernie Sanders (5) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (9) Texas Democratic candidate for Governor; U.S. Rep
  • Bill Weld (5) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (1) Republican U.S. Rep Pennsylvania-8
  • Cory Booker (6) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Dean Phillips (1) Minnesota Democratic presidential Challenger
  • Donald Trump (3) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (9) Massachusetts Senator
  • Eric Swalwell (6) California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • Jay Inslee (2) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Biden (5) Democratic President; former V.P.; former Senator
  • John Bolton (2) National Security Advisor
  • John Delaney (5) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (6) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • John Kasich (2) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
  • Josh Gottheimer (1) Democrat U.S. Rep New Jersey-5
  • Julian Castro (5) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (4) California Democratic Vice President; former California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (6) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Marianne Williamson (6) Democratic candidate for President
  • Michael Bennet (8) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg (2) Indiana DOT Secretary
  • Pete Snyder (2) Virginia Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Seth Moulton (5) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6
  • Tim Ryan (5) Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13
  • Tulsi Gabbard (4) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Wayne Messam (3) Florida Democratic Presidential Challenger
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    Excerpts from news/opinion website Axios.com:
  • Presidential primary 2023: "Inside Congress' little-known, makeshift Jewish caucus," by Andrew Solender, May 24, 2023, (Link)
  • Axios, "Deidre DeJear explains decision to sit while officers recognized," by Linh Ta, January 18, 2022
  • Axios, "Lawmakers across political spectrum respond to SOTU," by Andrew Solender, March 2, 2022.
  • On 2022 FL Gov: Axios, "DeSantis proposes Florida civilian military force that he'd control," by Oriana Gonzalez, Dec 3, 2021
  • On 2021 Virginia Governor race: "Va. candidate's COVID charity shrouded key information," by Lachlan Markay, Mar 18, 2021
  • 2020-KY-Senate, "McConnell says he won't support infrastructure in coronavirus bill," by Jonathan Swan, 4/28/20
  • (On 2020 presidential hopefuls): "Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response," by Zachary Basu, 12/26/2019
  • "Election Factsheet," on 2020 Democratic primary April 22-May 3, 2019
  • "What you need to know about 2020" Apr 12-22, 2019
  • (On John Kasich): 2020 presidential hopefuls Feb 26, 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bill Weld: Long record of support for abortion rights.
    Julian Castro: I believe in a woman's right to choose.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Her judicial appointments must uphold Roe v. Wade.
    Pete Buttigieg: Personal choice is best for abortion's moral decision.
    Seth Moulton: Supports public funding; opposes Born-Alive bill.
    Tim Ryan: Opposed abortion; now supports woman's choice.
Budget & Economy
    Andrew Yang: Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American.
    Elizabeth Warren: Regulate free market; break up Big Tech.
    Pete Snyder: Formed private fund for forgivable loans during pandemic.
Civil Rights
    Amy Klobuchar: Pushed for sexual harassment training in Senate.
    Bill Weld: Supported domestic partners; amicus for same sex marriage.
    Cory Booker: Wants new Voting Right Act; end gerrymandering.
    Marianne Williamson: $100 billion over 10 years as reparations for slavery.
    Bernie Sanders: Break up big agriculture corporations.
    Beto O`Rourke: Don't break up Big Tech; do help smaller firms.
    John Hickenlooper: Pro-business: cut regulations, launched retraining website.
    Amy Klobuchar: Supports prison reform & treatment over punishment.
    Cory Booker: Cut mandatory minimum sentences; end solitary for juveniles.
    Elizabeth Warren: Criminal liability for corporate execs causing severe harm.
    Joe Biden: Regrets supporting strict sentences, including on crack.
    Kamala Harris: Moratorium on death penalty; but defended it as AG.
    Michael Bennet: Sponsor of bipartisan First Step reform bill.
    Amy Klobuchar: Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment.
    Andrew Yang: Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses.
    Bernie Sanders: Co-sponsored federal legalization of marijuana.
    Beto O`Rourke: Decriminalize marijuana; expunge criminal records.
    Bill Weld: On board of cannabis company; supported medical marijuana.
    Cory Booker: Legalize marijuana nationally including recreational use.
    Elizabeth Warren: Co-sponsored federal legalization of marijuana.
    Joe Biden: Supports marijuana decriminalization, not legalization.
    John Hickenlooper: As teen, grew his own marijuana before it was legal.
    Kamala Harris: Co-sponsor of Marijuana Justice Act for legalization.
    Michael Bennet: Sponsored bill to end Federal ban on marijuana.
    Elizabeth Warren: Wipe out current student debt; free public college.
    Eric Swalwell: No interest loans & free tuition in exchange for service.
    Joe Biden: Free tuition at community colleges & state universities.
    John Delaney: Universal pre-K; free community college.
    Julian Castro: Nationwide expansion of universal pre-K.
    Kamala Harris: Boost average teacher pay by $13,500.
    Marianne Williamson: Favors Universal pre-school & free college.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Free tuition at public higher education.
    Wayne Messam: Address immediate student debt with one-time cancellation.
Energy & Oil
    Bernie Sanders: Co-sponsor of Green New Deal.
    Beto O`Rourke: Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but allow drilling.
    Bill Weld: Would rejoin Paris accords.
    Elizabeth Warren: Co-sponsored Green New Deal.
    Elizabeth Warren: Renewable energy on public land or offshore; end drilling.
    Eric Swalwell: Fight climate change, but protect jobs.
    Jay Inslee: Plan for 100% clean energy by 2030.
    John Delaney: Co-sponsored bipartisan carbon tax bill.
    John Hickenlooper: Denounced Green New Deal, supports fighting climate change.
    John Kasich: I've evolved on climate change: stop denying it.
    John Kasich: Subsidies for electric vehicles and renewables.
    Marianne Williamson: Supports Green New Deal.
    Michael Bennet: Climate change is major issue; but not Green New Deal.
    Seth Moulton: 50% carbon-free electricity by 2030.
    Tim Ryan: Renewable energy will bring economic benefits.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Silent on Green New Deal; supports push for renewables.
    Wayne Messam: Criticized Trump for quitting Paris Climate Accord.
    Donald Trump: Why not nuke hurricanes to stop them from hitting US?
Families & Children
    Kirsten Gillibrand: First to call for Sen. Al Franken to resign.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: End investigations of Turkish state-owned banks.
    Donald Trump: Uighur concentration camps are the right thing to do.
    Marianne Williamson: US should return to being honest broker in Mideast.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Met with Syrian president; for "extreme vetting" of Syrians.
Free Trade
    Michael Bennet: Trump's tariffs have harmed farmers.
Government Reform
    Beto O`Rourke: Monthly Cabinet town halls.
    John Bolton: Trump agrees that America has too many elections.
    John Delaney: End gerrymandering, make Election Day a holiday.
Gun Control
    Beto O`Rourke: Background checks; limit assault rifles.
    Cory Booker: Supports national gun licensing every 5 years.
    Eric Swalwell: Be big; be bold; do good; gun control.
    Eric Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buyback for those out there.
    John Hickenlooper: Ban on high-capacity magazines.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Supports stricter laws now; didn't when in the House.
    Seth Moulton: For background checks & assault weapons ban.
    Tim Ryan: Went from NRA A-rating to pro-gun control.
    Wayne Messam: Sued state of Florida to allow municipal gun control.
Health Care
    Amy Klobuchar: Backs Medicare Advantage, alternative to Medicare.
    Andrew Yang: Aligned with "intactivists": against circumcision.
    Andrew Yang: Advocates for a single-payer health care system.
    Beto O`Rourke: Universal coverage, not Medicare-for-All.
    Elizabeth Warren: Co-sponsored Medicare-for-All.
    Elizabeth Warren: $100 billion in multi-faceted program on opioid addiction.
    Eric Swalwell: Invest in search for cures for Alzheimer's, cancer, ALS.
    Jay Inslee: Declared emergency over measles anti-vaccination wave.
    Joe Biden: Expand ObamaCare, but not Medicare-for-All.
    John Delaney: Supports universal care, not Medicare-for-All.
    John Hickenlooper: Implemented ObamaCare and expanded Medicaid in Colorado.
    John Hickenlooper: Opposed Colorado publicly-financed healthcare.
    Julian Castro: US should be the healthiest nation.
    Marianne Williamson: Supports "Medicare-for-All model".
    Michael Bennet: Public option rather than Medicare-for-All.
    Tim Ryan: Has supported Obamacare & single payer.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Supports Medicare-for-All but keep private insurance.
Homeland Security
    Annette Taddeo: Opposes DeSantis plan to have state military force.
    Pete Buttigieg: Suffered post-deployment depression, but not PTSD.
    Beto O`Rourke: Against border wall; against criminalizing asylum seekers.
    Julian Castro: Reverse Muslim ban; Marshall Plan for Central America.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: 2000s: opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Split up functions of ICE.
    Marianne Williamson: Pathway for DREAMers; illegal immigrants without records.
    Michael Bennet: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; oppose family separation.
    Bernie Sanders: Tax companies for public benefits used by workers.
    Beto O`Rourke: Raise minimum wage to $15.
    Cory Booker: Pilot program to fund jobs paying at least $15/hour.
    Joe Biden: Increase minimum wage gradually.
    John Delaney: Yes on boost to minimum wage to $15.
Principles & Values
    Brian Fitzpatrick: To compromise: 80% of something better than 100% of nothing.
    John Bolton: Trump offered personal favors to foreign dictators.
    Josh Gottheimer: To compromise: 80% of something better than 100% of nothing.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Pushed to oust Al Franken from Senate for sexual harassment.
    Michael Bennet: Family includes Mayflower descendants & Holocaust survivors.
    Pete Snyder: Discrepancies in IRS filing for non-profit on money raised.
    Dean Phillips: Part of informal Jewish caucus when need arises.
Social Security
    Eric Swalwell: Raise cap on payroll tax so wealthy pay more.
Tax Reform
    Bill Weld: Favors cutting spending, cutting taxes.
    Bernie Sanders: Top rate of 77% for estates over $1 billion.
    Beto O`Rourke: Voted for oil tax; opposed 2017 tax legislation.
    Cory Booker: Expand Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Elizabeth Warren: Increase taxes on millionaires & billionaires.
    Kamala Harris: Tax relief for middle class; repeal 2017 tax cuts.
    Michael Bennet: Tax cuts for families; sponsored American Family Act.
    Seth Moulton: For tax reform that doesn't favor the rich.
    Tim Ryan: Against tax cuts; they're counterproductive.
    Amy Klobuchar: Infrastructure the "top budget priority".
War & Peace
    Seth Moulton: Stand for national interests, but know end-game.
Welfare & Poverty
    Julian Castro: ConnectHome: Support affordable housing.

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