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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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CNN "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer
Interviews of presidential candidates, throughout 2008

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bobby Jindal: Iím pro-life.
Budget & Economy
    Ron Paul: Wall Street is dumping its trouble onto Main Street.
    Ron Paul: Mortgage & Financial Institutions Trust: more of the same.
    Barack Obama: A different economic approach vs. McCainís 4 more years.
    Mike Huckabee: Infrastructure projects: start immediately, for stimulus.
    Mike Huckabee: Infrastructure investment causes long-term economic stimulus.
    Mitt Romney: Apply Reaganomics to current recession: cut taxes & grow.
    John Edwards: Allow bankruptcy courts to restructure mortgage loans.
    Mitt Romney: Only someone who worked in private sector can fix economy.
    Rudy Giuliani: Include permanent tax cuts in any economic stimulus package.
    Fred Thompson: Address recession with tax cuts & reducing interest rates.
    Fred Thompson: Stimulus package OK, but watch out for pork.
    Mitt Romney: Avoid housing foreclosures to avoid recession.
    John Edwards: National predatory lending law, including payday lending.
Civil Rights
    Bobby Jindal: Supports constitutional amendment to define marriage.
    John Edwards: Some corporations lobby against people, but not all are bad.
    Mitt Romney: Reduce corporate tax rate--we have 2nd highest in world.
    Mitt Romney: You donít help the wage-earner by attacking the wage-payer.
    Bobby Jindal: Capital punishment for rape as well as murder.
    Mike Huckabee: Carried out death penalty more than any other AR governor.
Energy & Oil
    Bill Richardson: About time we got Saudis to increase production.
    Bill Richardson: Windfall profit tax to shift obscene profits from Exxon.
    Bill Richardson: New oil refineries and nuclear plants ok, if done right.
    Robert Reich: $4 gas hurts, but we need long-term solution.
    Tim Pawlenty: Increase supply; diversify sources; drill ANWR.
    Tim Pawlenty: The more oil supply, the better.
    Hillary Clinton: Get tough with energy speculators and with OPEC cartel.
    Hillary Clinton: Gas tax holiday, paid for by windfall oil tax.
    Mitt Romney: Opposes McCain-Lieberman bill due to $0.50/gal. gas tax.
    Mitt Romney: Need worldwide global warming solutions; not CAFE or US tax.
Families & Children
    Mike Huckabee: Strong government relies on strong families.
Foreign Policy
    Ron Paul: We spend $1 trillion a year overseas; itís needed at home.
    Bill Richardson: Al Qaida gets stronger while Musharraf governs Pakistan.
    Mike Huckabee: Get as many views as possible regarding foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Robert Reich: NAFTA would be better with labor & environment standards.
Government Reform
    Bobby Jindal: Legislator salary increase should be smaller & post-election.
    Mike Huckabee: Fundamental difference with McCain on campaign finance.
    Mitt Romney: Washington thinks ďactionĒ means committee meetings & Bills.
    Mitt Romney: Must know how America works, not just how Washington works.
    Ralph Nader: Public funding of campaigns would fight corporate control.
Health Care
    Ralph Nader: Billing fraud and abuse costs $200B.
    Fred Thompson: I like mandates; mandates work.
Homeland Security
    Mike Huckabee: Use everything at presidentís disposal to keep US safe.
    Ralph Nader: Hold Bush accountable for torture & illegal war.
    Mitt Romney: Best to not say whether waterboarding is torture or not.
    Mitt Romney: Take action & we need not give up on any industryís jobs.
Principles & Values
    Ralph Nader: Two parties have been converging; both flunk for the future.
    Ralph Nader: Hillary is a panderer; Obama is too abstract & general.
    Ralph Nader: Ready for Democratic lawsuits against ballot access.
    Ralph Nader: Bloomberg run would add to debate, but not stop a Nader run.
    Rudy Giuliani: Follow Reaganís advice: my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy.
    Fred Thompson: Worked for law firm that worked in Libya; but not personally.
Social Security
    Tim Pawlenty: No increase in the Social Security tax cap.
    Tim Pawlenty: $97,000 of income is middle class; donít raise withholding.
Tax Reform
    Robert Reich: Bush tax cuts for rich are bad for the economy.
    Tim Pawlenty: Bush tax cuts should have been permanent in the first place.
    Tim Pawlenty: Bush tax cuts should have permanent in the first place.
    Barack Obama: Iím running against failed policy of profligate GOP spending.
    Barack Obama: I will raise CEO taxes, no doubt about it.
    Mike Huckabee: Tax system punishes people for working & productivity.
    Mike Huckabee: Supported Bush tax cuts then; I support them now.
    Rudy Giuliani: Cut taxes strategically: only those that bring more revenues.
    Rudy Giuliani: Cut taxes $3,000 for family of four earning $80,000.
    Mitt Romney: Avoid recession with immediate middle-income tax cuts.
    Mike Huckabee: Every $1B spent on infrastructure creates 47,500 jobs.
War & Peace
    Bill Richardson: Surge failing politically, even if reducing violence.
    Mike Huckabee: Donít second-guess Iraq; pullout would be bigger mistake.
    Mitt Romney: Timetable for troop reduction ok; but not for withdrawal.
    Mike Huckabee: Never questioned the surge; never supported timed withdrawal.
    Mitt Romney: Supported timed withdrawal, but only by Iraqis and in secret.
    Ron Paul: Bush in 2000 had same humble policy that I propose in Iraq.
    Ron Paul: Terrorists do not attack us because weíre free or prosperous.

The above quotations are from CNN "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer
Interviews of presidential candidates, throughout 2008.

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