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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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Vote-USA.org political profiles and issue stances (2010-2018 races)

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Budget & Economy
    Todd Young: $19 trillion of debt is greatest threat to nation's future.
    Jeff Merkley: Strengthen the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Ted Strickland: Turnaround Ohio: invest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Civil Rights
    Kate Brown: Family Fairness Act to protect LGBT rights.
    Mark Herring: Roll back institutionalizing discrimination in our laws.
    Mark Herring: Roll back efforts to take away voting rights.
    Lisa Murkowski: Improve conditions in Alaska Native villages.
    Lamar Alexander: Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act: heal ugly scars of the past.
    Michael Crapo: Punish convicts to the highest extent of the law.
    Mark Kirk: Deportation to fight rising street gang population.
    Mark Kirk: Provide after-school basketball to reduce youth violence.
    Lindsey Graham: Capital punishment for child rapists.
    Robert Menendez: Address roots of gangs via education & empowerment.
    Charles Schumer: Fight crime & drugs, but give kids a second chance.
    Mark Kirk: Crack down on drug cartels trafficking of illegal weapons.
    Dennis Rehberg: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Lamar Alexander: Combat Meth Act: fund law enforcement crack down.
    Samuel Graves: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Shelley Moore Capito: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Steve King: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Charles Schumer: Recognized as Guardian of a Drug-Free America.
    Todd Young: Market alternatives to federal stranglehold on college loans.
    Kathy Szeliga: One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children.
    Mark Herring: Double Loudoun County's share of state education funding.
    Mark Herring: Protect Virginia's Tuition Assistance Grant Program.
    Michael Crapo: Preserve state and local decision-making authority.
    Lisa Murkowski: College Access Challenge Grants for at-risk students.
    Jerry Moran: Make it easier for lower income Kansans to attend college.
    John Thune: Teachers & parents know best how to spend education funds.
Energy & Oil
    Maggie Hassan: Reduce energy costs for families and businesses.
    Jeff Merkley: Climate change is real, and it's bad for our economy.
    Michael Enzi: Bring Abandoned Mine Lands funding back to the state.
    Jeff Merkley: Sustainable harvests on public lands.
    Michael Crapo: Conservation and progress do not need to be at odds.
    Jack Reed: Beaches, parks and waterways are important to our economy.
    Jack Reed: $50M for brownfield redevelopment in low-income areas.
    Johnny Isakson: Protect environment while providing for economic opportunity.
    Michael Crapo: Improve ESA with innovative collaborative species management.
Families & Children
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Ban the sale of junk food in schools.
    Kate Brown: Child advocate with Juvenile Rights Project.
    Todd Young: House Adoption Caucus: raise awareness of foster parenting.
    Maggie Hassan: Joshua's Law:easier to prosecute domestic violence attackers.
    John Cornyn: Respect the traditional institution of marriage.
    Mark Herring: Strengthen penalties for acts of domestic violence.
    Michael Crapo: Strong families are bedrock of healthy society.
    Chuck Grassley: Foster adoptions and permanent homes for kids.
Foreign Policy
    Todd Young: Rely all instruments of power, not just military might.
    Katie McGinty: Defeat terrorist threats while upholding America's values.
    Conner Eldridge: Advocate for an aggressive, unapologetic foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Chuck Grassley: Free trade is the only way developing economies will grow.
    Richard Burr: Oppose preferential trade for China & others that bend rules.
    Roy Blunt: Supports presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
    Bill Frist: Increase trade by designating Tri-Cities as port of entry.
    Lamar Alexander: Increase trade by designating Tri-Cities as port of entry.
Government Reform
    James Lankford: Extend indefinitely pledge against earmarks.
    Pat Toomey: Curb pork-barrel earmarks by law.
Gun Control
    Todd Young: National reciprocity for conceal-carry.
    Richard Burr: Hunter and sportsman; teach heritage & respect for firearms.
Homeland Security
    Deborah Ross: Maintain a strong military & care for veterans.
    John Cornyn: Strengthen security at ports and chemical facilities.
    Jeff Merkley: Invest in working with our allies, not power of military.
    Lisa Murkowski: Ensure military has resources needed to accomplish missions.
    Jerry Moran: Increase security in our airports and harbors.
    Roger Wicker: Robust defense spending for our national security.
    Ron Johnson: Grateful to the 1 million who have died defending the US.
    John Cornyn: First step is securing our porous border with Mexico.
    Michael Crapo: Strongest border enforcement realistically possible.
    Roy Blunt: Clear delineation of a border, and enforcement.
    Mike Braun: Cut regulations and red tape and businesses will create jobs.
    Maggie Hassan: Restore and improve the state's minimum wage.
    John Cornyn: Create jobs by reforming tax code & easing regulations.
Principles & Values
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Twelfth-generation New Mexican.
    Gina Raimondo: Granddaughter of Italian immigrants; lifelong Rhode Islander.
    Kristi Noem: Leader of 4-H and Farm Service Agency.
Social Security
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Dedicated her life to fighting for seniors.
    Kathy Szeliga: Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed.
    John Cornyn: Biggest driver of national debt is entitlement spending.
    Jeff Merkley: Fight efforts to privatize; honor promises to seniors.
    Michael Crapo: Examine a wide array of proposals to strengthen system.
    Richard Burr: Protect retiree benefits & protect Trust Fund.
    Ed Markey: Oppose Bush's Social Security benefit cut.
Tax Reform
    Todd Young: Simplify tax code to reward Americans for working hard.
    Roy Blunt: Roll back the top tax rates and capital gains.
    John Cornyn: Curb abusive patent litigation that stifles innovation.
    Lisa Murkowski: Alaska is perfect for developing cold weather technology.
    Jerry Moran: $383 million per year to help build highways and bridges.
    Charles Schumer: Protect kids from online sexual predators.
War & Peace
    Deborah Ross: Committed to defeating ISIS, with our international partners.
    Lisa Murkowski: Surge of US troops worked in both Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Ed Markey: No coherent strategy for exiting from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Cornyn: Hand-up for citizens, not merely a hand-out.

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