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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)

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2011 Presidential Primary Fact Checking

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    from 2011 FactCheck.org (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (6) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Buddy Roemer (1) Republican (Former LA Governor)
  • Elena Kagan (1) Democratic Appointee to Supreme Court
  • Jon Huntsman (1) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Lyndon Johnson (1)
  • Michele Bachmann (3) Republican
  • Mitt Romney (4) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Newt Gingrich (2) Republican
  • Paul Ryan (4) Republican
  • Rand Paul (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry (7) Texas Secretary of Energy
  • Rick Santorum (2) Republican Presidential candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races. OnTheIssues.org summarizes two sets of analyses:
1. From debates and public speeches
2. From TV & radio advertisements

Following is the self-description of how FactCheck.org works:

    [FactCheck.org is] a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

    The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

    The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.

-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, November 2011
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Rick Santorum: FactCheck: Under 1/4 of pregnancies end in abortion, not 1/3.
Budget & Economy
    Buddy Roemer: FactCheck: Obama has submitted 3 budgets; Roemer said zero.
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck:Stimulus spending created between 1.4M & 3.6M jobs.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Race to the Top has only rewarded 12 states.
Energy & Oil
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Yes, climate change is settled science.
    Newt Gingrich: FactCheck: US has 110-year supply of gas, not 1,100 years.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: clean coal isn't ready; nuke waste is unresolved.
Foreign Policy
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Pakistan is our ally, according to Bush generals.
Free Trade
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, exports up; but not enough to double by 2014.
Government Reform
    Elena Kagan: Commerce clause does not apply to non-economic activities.
    Rand Paul: FactCheck: No, Kagan never she'd regulate vegetable eating.
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: all-time high government was 1943, not 2009.
Health Care
    Michele Bachmann: FactCheck: CBO never claimed ObamaCare was a job-killer.
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Yes, Perry sought mandatory HPV immunizations.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: healthcare reform saves $2B to $10B, not $250B.
    Michele Bachmann: FactCheck: pre-ObamaCare system was 49th, not best in world.
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: costs go up just a bit; jobs go down just a bit.
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: No evidence that healthcare reform explodes debt.
    Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Reduced unemployment in MA from 5.6% to 4.7%.
    Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Jobs grew faster in MA under Romney's predecessor.
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Texas has highest number of minimum wage workers.
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Jobs grew faster in TX under Perry's predecessors.
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Texas job growth is strong, but pre-dated Perry.
    Mitt Romney: FactCheck: No, fewer US unemployed than Canadians employed.
    Mitt Romney: FactCheck: No, more jobs lost under Bush than under Obama.
    Michele Bachmann: FactCheck: bailout cost $25B, not $700B; and no IRS police.
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Obama treats Secret Service members with respect.
Social Security
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Softened "fraud" rhetoric in current campaign.
Tax Reform
    Jon Huntsman: FactCheck: Created UT flat tax;but only top rate got 30% cut.
    Newt Gingrich: FactCheck: 1.3 million Twitter followers is exaggerated.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: High-speed rail for 80% possible; but not soon.
Welfare & Poverty
    Lyndon Johnson: FactCheck: Poverty rate has fallen under Great Society.
    Rick Santorum: FactCheck: No, church attendance in Europe is above 10%.

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