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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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News coverage of `Blue Wave` 2018 House races in California

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    from 2018 House CA elections (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adam Schiff (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-28
  • Barbara Lee (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-13
  • Dana Rohrabacher (5) Republican U.S. Rep California-48
  • Duncan Hunter (1) Republican
  • Gil Cisneros (15) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 39
  • Harley Rouda (19) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 48
  • Jackie Speier (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-14
  • Jared Huffman (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-2
  • Josh Harder (5) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 10
  • Katie Hill (2) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 25
  • Katie Porter (8) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 45
  • Mike Levin (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 49
  • Ro Khanna (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California- 17
  • TJ Cox (3) Democrat U.S. Rep California-21
  • Young Kim (14) Republican U.S. Rep California-39
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2018 California House race news coverage:
  • CA-25: Playboy magazine, "A Very Millennial Scandal," by Anita Little, Dec 17, 2019
  • CA-45: Orange County Register, "House passes Porter's bill to help people of all incomes run for office," by Brooke Staggs, 10/29/19
  • CA-45: Orange County Register, "Porter convenes group of advocates to discuss domestic violence prevention," by T.Walker, 10/14/19
  • CA-21: The American Bazaar, "Rep. T.J. Cox introduces resolution recognizing 550th Gurpurab," by Zofeen Maqsood, August 7, 2019
  • CA-45: Asian American Action (AAA) Fund, "Congresswoman Katie Porter Announces Endorsement from AAA Fund," 07/24/2019
  • CA-49: Times of San Diego, "Rep. Levin Calls for Electric Car Chargers at National Parks and Forests," by Chris Jennewein, 7/10/19
  • CA-45: Common Dreams e-zine, "Porter Uses Basic Budget Math to Expose Jamie Dimon on Starvation Wages," by Jake Johnson, 4/11/19
  • CA-21: McClatchy DC News, "New NAFTA pitting California exporters against labor," by Emily Cadei, March 26, 2019
  • CA-13: The Nation, "How Black Lives Matter to the Green New Deal," by Aaron Ross Coleman, March 14, 2019
  • CA-14: NBC News, "New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops," March 13, 2019
  • CA-50: Politico.com, "Trio of Republicans face life in exile," by Melanie Zanona, 02/04/2019
  • CA-21: League of Conservation Voters, "New Member Guide: TJ Cox", Jan. 2019
  • CA-17: Vox.com, "5 anti-poverty plans from 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, explained," by Dylan Matthews, Jan 30, 2019
  • CA-48: Los Angeles Times, "Rohrabacher and Rouda say their piece in advance of election day", 10/29/2018
  • CA-39: Los Angeles Times, "39th District: Young vs. Cisneros," by Maya Sweedler, 10.25.2018
  • CA-2 & CA-48: Voice of Orange County, "Rouda: Offshore Drilling, Wrong for the Environment. Wrong for the Economy," 10/24/2018
  • CA-10: The Modesto Bee, "Denham, Harder address array of issues in first face-to-face meeting", by Garth Stapley, 9/20/2018
  • CA-10: Water Deeply News, "Water and Immigration are Key Issues", by Carl Segerstrom, 7/24/2018

    Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • 2019 House incumbents: continuing coverage of the 116th Congress
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Gil Cisneros: Trust women to make their own reproductive decisions.
    Harley Rouda: Don't tell a woman what to do with her body.
    Young Kim: Voted against women's right to reproductive decisions.
Civil Rights
    Katie Porter: Make it easier for everyday people to run for public office.
    TJ Cox: Diversity is the core strength of our country.
    Katie Porter: Protect vulnerable Asian American/Pacific Islanders.
    Gil Cisneros: Committed to important fight for LGBT equality.
    Harley Rouda: Too many LGBTQ Americans lack basic legal protections.
    Young Kim: Opposes gay marriage.
    Katie Porter: Reveals past victimhood; supports Violence Against Women Act.
    Dana Rohrabacher: Legalize marijuana.
    Gil Cisneros: Legalize recreational marijuana; expunge criminal records.
    Harley Rouda: Legalize marijuana.
    Young Kim: Don't legalize recreational marijuana.
    Gil Cisneros: Don't divert funds from public schools to vouchers.
    Gil Cisneros: Yes on interest-free college loans & free community college.
    Harley Rouda: Allow college students to refinance loans at lower rates.
    Young Kim: Vouchers instead of top-down, one-size-fits-all policies.
    Young Kim: Supports student loan forgiveness for college debt.
    Josh Harder: Make college and technical training programs accessible.
Energy & Oil
    Mike Levin: Install electric car chargers at national parks & forests.
    Harley Rouda: Prohibit new leases for non-renewables and offshore drilling.
    Jared Huffman: Keep it in the Ground Act: ban new coal, gas, & oil drilling.
    Dana Rohrabacher: Global warming theory means global government.
    Gil Cisneros: Combat climate change before it's too late.
    Harley Rouda: Prioritize green energy over fossil fuels of the past.
    Young Kim: Humans contribute to climate change, but no spending on it.
    Young Kim: Opposed renewable energy production targets.
    Barbara Lee: Environment relates to racial & economic justice.
    TJ Cox: Will advocate for green jobs & sustainable economy.
    Harley Rouda: Protecting planet & economic growth can be jointly achieved.
    Katie Porter: Let California decide about water needs, but Feds pay for it.
    Josh Harder: Build more water storage and inland desalination plants.
Families & Children
    Katie Hill: Openly bisexual; first LGBTQ congresswoman from California.
    Katie Porter: Challenges CEO: provide way for families to make ends meet.
    Dana Rohrabacher: No funds for Planned Parenthood for any purpose.
Foreign Policy
    Adam Schiff: Khashoggi killing is relationship-altering event with Saudis.
Free Trade
    TJ Cox: Overseas markets important, but address labor & environment.
    Josh Harder: Trade war causes job loss and economic hardship.
Government Reform
    Gil Cisneros: More financial disclosure for political spending.
    Gil Cisneros: Yes to automatic voter registration & same-day registration.
    Harley Rouda: Reverse Citizens United; limit corporate political donations.
    Harley Rouda: Fair elections without barriers to vote.
    Young Kim: Didn't sponsor CA Proposition 59 to overturn Citizens United.
    Young Kim: Opposes automatic voter registration & student enrollment.
Gun Control
    Gil Cisneros: Support background checks and assault weapon ban.
    Harley Rouda: Mandatory background checks; ban assault rifles.
    Young Kim: No background checks; don't expand assault weapon ban.
Health Care
    Gil Cisneros: US is too rich to struggle without affordable health care.
    Harley Rouda: Basic healthcare is fundamental right in developed countries.
    Young Kim: ObamaCare gave us nothing but broken promises.
    Harley Rouda: Medicare-for-All reduces spending 18.5% of GDP on health.
    Josh Harder: Universal healthcare & Medicare-for-All.
    Katie Porter: Fight for a Medicare-for-All system.
Homeland Security
    Gil Cisneros: Transgender troops have the right to serve in the military.
    Jackie Speier: Allow transgender troops to enlist in military.
    Gil Cisneros: Supports pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.
    Harley Rouda: Comprehensive immigration reform with pathway to citizenship.
    Young Kim: Supports pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.
    Josh Harder: Protect DREAMers and provide a pathway to citizenship.
    Katie Porter: Fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
    Gil Cisneros: Increase minimum wage; ensure a living wage.
    Young Kim: Don't raise California minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Katie Hill: Resigns over consensual polyamourous affair.
    Duncan Hunter: Stripped of committee posts while under indictment.
    Dana Rohrabacher: Trump campaign did not collude with the Russians.
    Harley Rouda: Bipartisanship is common sense for common ground.
Social Security
    Harley Rouda: Social Security is vitally important to seniors' well-being.
Tax Reform
    Gil Cisneros: 2017 tax bill helped billionaires, not average homeowners.
    Gil Cisneros: Stop tax handouts to big corporations & special interests.
    Harley Rouda: Trump tax cuts help wealthy families, not working families.
    Young Kim: Signed pledge to not raise taxes.
    Dana Rohrabacher: Prohibit FCC from regulating rates for broadband internet.
    Harley Rouda: Supports rebuilding infrastructure.
    Harley Rouda: Strong net neutrality supporter.
    Katie Porter: Pay for infrastructure by direct and indirect beneficiaries.
War & Peace
    Harley Rouda: Keep nuclear treaty with Iran.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ro Khanna: GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty.

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