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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)

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State of Rhode Island Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Allan Fung (19) Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
  • Allen Waters (13) Republican U.S. Rep Rhode Island-1
  • Ashley Kalus (10) Rhode Island Republican Challenger
  • Bob Flanders (10) Republican Challenger Rhode Island
  • Bobby Nardolillo (12) Republican candidate for Rhode Island U.S. Senator Rhode Island
  • Dan McKee (30) Rhode Island Democratic candidate for governor
  • Donald Carcieri (9) Rhode Island Previous Republican Governor
  • Gina Raimondo (56) Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce
  • Helena Foulkes (3) Rhode Island Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jack Reed (12) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Lincoln Almond (5) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Lincoln Chafee (5) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
  • Luis-Daniel Munoz (5) Rhode Island Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Zaccaria (15) Republican Senate Challenger Rhode Island
  • Matt Brown (13) Rhode Island Democratic challenger for Rhode Island Governor
  • Nellie Gorbea (12) Rhode Island Democratic Challenger
  • Patricia Morgan (5) Rhode Island Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor
  • Seth Magaziner (12) Rhode Island Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (1) Democratic Jr Senator Rhode Island
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    Allan Fung: Pro-choice position but supports a no-abortion health option.
    Allan Fung: Supports woman's restricted right to make medical decisions.
    Allen Waters: Allow abortion only to protect the life of the mother.
    Ashley Kalus: Described herself as pro-life; opposed abortion rights law.
    Bob Flanders: Pro-life.
    Dan McKee: Identifies as supportive of abortion rights.
    Gina Raimondo: Signed bill codifying abortion protections.
    Mark Zaccaria: Human life begins at conception.
    Nellie Gorbea: Access to abortion is a fundamental right.
    Seth Magaziner: Seth will continue to fight for a women's right to choose.
    Helena Foulkes: Eliminate ban on abortion coverage in state budget.
Budget & Economy
    Bobby Nardolillo: Rationalize onerous federal regulations.
    Dan McKee: Strong supporter and advocate for local small business.
    Dan McKee: I understand that budgets reflect priorities and policy.
    Dan McKee: Make a once in a generation investment in our housing stock.
    Donald Carcieri: We cannot sustain the present level of spending.
    Gina Raimondo: We've made it easier to do business in Rhode Island.
    Gina Raimondo: Put line-item veto on the ballot.
    Gina Raimondo: Investing in job training, incentives helped business.
    Jack Reed: Postpone sequestration; then balanced taxes & cuts.
    Lincoln Almond: $325M tax cuts & business incentives to attract investment.
    Mark Zaccaria: Senate bank regulators are too cozy with regulated banks.
    Matt Brown: Implement rent control, build 10,000 green affordable homes.
    Nellie Gorbea: Simplify statewide process to encourage homebuilding.
    Patricia Morgan: Over-regulation hurt RI business; do cost-benefit analysis.
Civil Rights
    Ashley Kalus: Worked to ensure that communities have access to power.
    Bob Flanders: Supreme Court allows religious exceptions to same-sex rights.
    Dan McKee: Overstated support for marriage equality, but for it at end.
    Gina Raimondo: Ban conversion therapy for minors.
    Gina Raimondo: Signed Pride Month proclamation, defying local bishop.
    Lincoln Chafee: People of color are the future of Rhode Island.
    Mark Zaccaria: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Matt Brown: Running with multi-racial progressive coalition.
    Allan Fung: History of creating jobs; he won't forget small businesses.
    Allan Fung: Lower costs to business helps them grow.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Trump corporate tax cuts are just what the doctor ordered.
    Donald Carcieri: Regulatory Review Task Force to reclaim business revolution.
    Patricia Morgan: Ran air charter/flight school at Green Airport for 10 years.
    Allan Fung: Strong stance against crime; we need accountability.
    Dan McKee: Proposed parole after 10 years if under 22 at time of crime.
    Gina Raimondo: Evidence-based approach to parole is being smart on crime.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: Supports national accreditation standards for police.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: Every time a person is abused it is no longer a deterrent.
    Matt Brown: End cash bail, ensure police accountability.
    Allan Fung: Opioid epidemic needs more programs & preventative education.
    Dan McKee: Proposed regulating a legal marijuana market.
    Gina Raimondo: Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction.
    Gina Raimondo: Address substance use disorders outside of emergency rooms.
    Gina Raimondo: Legalize marijuana, since we're surrounded by legal states.
    Jack Reed: Weed and Seed: community policing & revitalize neighborhood.
    Lincoln Chafee: Legalize medical marijuana to relieve pain.
    Matt Brown: Legalize cannabis, invest in drug overdose prevention.
    Helena Foulkes: We need to look at the long-term health effects of marijuana.
    Allan Fung: Choice in schools; plus funding for technical education.
    Allen Waters: Let free market forces determine student loan pricing.
    Allen Waters: Taxpayer dollars should fund all educational options.
    Allen Waters: Phase out government student loans, leave it to free market.
    Allen Waters: Teach Natural Law & moral principles in public schools.
    Ashley Kalus: Pay our teachers more, promote school choice, fund pre-K.
    Bob Flanders: States define education standards and feds support.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Diversity of choice in education.
    Dan McKee: As mayor created the first mayoral charter school.
    Dan McKee: Charter schools support criticized by public sector unions.
    Dan McKee: COVID and schools: locally driven, state supported.
    Dan McKee: Set up after-school programs to make up time lost to COVID.
    Dan McKee: School reform by partnering without being demanding.
    Dan McKee: Make two years free community college program permanent.
    Dan McKee: For universal Pre-K through a mixed delivery system.
    Donald Carcieri: Strong advocate of expanding Charter Schools.
    Gina Raimondo: PrepareRI Dual Enrollment: free tuition for high schoolers.
    Gina Raimondo: All-day kindergarten for all; computers in every school.
    Gina Raimondo: More pre-K classrooms; free community college.
    Gina Raimondo: Major investment to repair crumbling schools.
    Gina Raimondo: Replace freeze with major investment repairing schools.
    Gina Raimondo: Additional $30 million to support schools statewide.
    Gina Raimondo: Make scholarships for community college permanent.
    Gina Raimondo: Made community college tuition free before most states.
    Lincoln Almond: Measure school performance and report to parents.
    Lincoln Almond: We will not tolerate failing schools.
    Mark Zaccaria: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Matt Brown: Smaller class sizes, at least $60,000 for teacher salary.
    Nellie Gorbea: Pass "Right to A Quality Education" constitutional amendment.
    Seth Magaziner: Ensure every child has access to free universal pre-school.
    Helena Foulkes: Promised a single term if school test scores don't improve .
Energy & Oil
    Allan Fung: Won zoning for large scale solar installation on farmland.
    Ashley Kalus: Support industries such as offshore wind and aquaculture.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Further research needed on climate change.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Understanding Gap: do no economic harm without certainty.
    Dan McKee: Replace fossil fuel electricity generation with renewables.
    Dan McKee: Community solar panel program lets people subscribe.
    Donald Carcieri: Make R.I. the leader in development of offshore wind power.
    Gina Raimondo: Green energy means jobs.
    Gina Raimondo: First state to be 100% renewable energy by end of decade.
    Gina Raimondo: Be most collaborative and aggressive state on wind energy.
    Mark Zaccaria: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Matt Brown: Green New Deal for All, net zero emissions by 2040.
    Matt Brown: Make RI the first state run on 100% clean, renewable energy.
    Nellie Gorbea: Incentivize energy efficiency in new home construction.
    Nellie Gorbea: Prioritize goals to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
    Seth Magaziner: Support clean energy jobs, invest in climate resilience.
    Allan Fung: Supports protecting open space, working farms, & waterways.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Fishing industry suffers under needless catch limits.
    Gina Raimondo: 66% increase in green jobs--good for business.
    Jack Reed: $50M for brownfield redevelopment in low-income areas.
    Jack Reed: Beaches, parks and waterways are important to our economy.
Families & Children
    Bob Flanders: Senate candidates accused of sexual abuse should withdraw.
    Gina Raimondo: Pass modern, common-sense paid sick leave laws.
    Gina Raimondo: Passed paid sick leave; improved child care.
    Seth Magaziner: Extend the child tax credit.
Foreign Policy
    Jack Reed: Suspend aid to Egypt while military crushes protestors.
    Jack Reed: Allow in Syrian refugees looking for opportunity.
    Mark Zaccaria: American colors don't run, but they have been fading.
    Seth Magaziner: Our international alliances are as important as ever.
Free Trade
    Gina Raimondo: In Israel for economic development mission.
    Jack Reed: Retrain workers who lose jobs due to foreign competition.
Government Reform
    Allan Fung: Internal department to audit fraud, waste and corruption.
    Allen Waters: Supports amendment to set limits on campaign finance.
    Ashley Kalus: Attract business by lowering taxes, cutting red tape.
    Bob Flanders: Require disclosure for contributions to super PACs.
    Bob Flanders: Let out-of-state attorneys handle state ethics cases.
    Bob Flanders: Disallow legislators from serving on Lottery Commission.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Shift elections to Saturday.
    Dan McKee: RI Equity Council meetings should not be open to the public.
    Dan McKee: Vetoed state short-term rental regulations as burdensome.
    Donald Carcieri: Reduce our reliance on government.
    Gina Raimondo: Allow online voter registration.
    Gina Raimondo: Rhode Island Supreme Court now multiracial, majority female.
    Gina Raimondo: Made RI ninth state to enact automatic voter registration.
    Jack Reed: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: RI Equity Council meetings should be open to the public.
    Mark Zaccaria: Photo ID for voting.
    Matt Brown: Reform Make election day a holiday, repeat voter ID law.
    Nellie Gorbea: Supports repealing the state's voter ID law.
    Nellie Gorbea: Policymakers should reflect diversity of the state.
    Seth Magaziner: Democracy only works when people can make their voices heard.
Gun Control
    Allan Fung: Against assault rifle ban.
    Allan Fung: State funding for armed police at all schools.
    Allen Waters: Strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Bob Flanders: Ban devices that turn guns into massive killing machines.
    Dan McKee: Received an "F" from the NRA's Political Victory Fund.
    Gina Raimondo: Ban all firearms from public school buildings and grounds.
    Gina Raimondo: Close loopholes; ban assault weapons.
    Mark Zaccaria: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Nellie Gorbea: Need the courage to pass common sense gun reform.
    Patricia Morgan: Upgrade security measures in schools instead of banning guns.
    Seth Magaziner: Ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
Health Care
    Allan Fung: The CBO validated fears of Obamacare being a job killer.
    Allen Waters: Lower healthcare costs by transparency & competition.
    Ashley Kalus: COVID testing contract leads to dispute with the state.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Repeal and replace Obamacare.
    Dan McKee: Universal access to health insurance for children.
    Dan McKee: Extend Medicaid coverage for new moms to 12 months.
    Gina Raimondo: Reinvent Medicaid: expand and improve access.
    Gina Raimondo: Almost 97% insurance rate through state health exchange.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: COVID: Must do more to vaccinate blacks & Latinos.
    Mark Zaccaria: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Matt Brown: For Medicare for All, protect reproductive freedom.
    Matt Brown: Vaccine requirement to enter public spaces, mask mandate.
    Nellie Gorbea: Support mental health care for students, teachers, staff.
    Patricia Morgan: Let physicians practice across state lines & skip red tape.
    Seth Magaziner: Supports expanding the Affordable Care Act.
Homeland Security
    Allan Fung: Property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.
    Donald Carcieri: Gratitude to armed forces for defending our freedoms.
    Gina Raimondo: Close deficit, boost budget of RI Veterans Home.
    Gina Raimondo: At least 3% of contracts to go to veteran-owned companies.
    Jack Reed: No Benghazi cover-up; had 11 hearings & 25,000 documents.
    Mark Zaccaria: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Seth Magaziner: For veteran's healthcare, tax credits for businesses.
    Allan Fung: Federal authorities notified on illegal immigrants releases.
    Allen Waters: A foe of illegal immigration and of sanctuary cities.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Get tough on illegal immigrants.
    Dan McKee: In-state college tuition regardless of immigration status.
    Gina Raimondo: Opposes deporting DREAMers.
    Gina Raimondo: Driver's licenses for DREAMers, pathway for citizenship.
    Gina Raimondo: COVID: Get tested; no immigration officials at testing sites.
    Mark Zaccaria: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Matt Brown: Provide drivers' licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Don't raise minimum wage to $9.60 per hour.
    Dan McKee: Increasing wages in various underpaid fields is long overdue.
    Dan McKee: Enacted pay equity regardless of gender or ethnicity.
    Donald Carcieri: Americans' top priority: put people back to work.
    Gina Raimondo: Raise minimum wage to $9.60 per hour.
    Gina Raimondo: Give everyone chance for dignified work at a decent wage.
    Gina Raimondo: Touts unemployment rate of 4.3%, lowest rate since 2001.
    Gina Raimondo: Training for changing job market.
    Gina Raimondo: Raise minimum wage; expand earned income tax credit.
    Mark Zaccaria: Accepted 20 weeks of unemployment, but opposes extending it.
    Matt Brown: Pass a $19 per hour minimum wage ($39,520 annually).
    Seth Magaziner: Fight for worker's rights including the right to organize.
Principles & Values
    Allan Fung: Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign.
    Allen Waters: Grew up in Providence; lived & ran in MA; now running in RI.
    Ashley Kalus: As a former Golden Gloves boxer, I am a fighter.
    Ashley Kalus: Names Ron DeSantis as her most admired elected official.
    Bob Flanders: Let both sides be heard in Supreme Court Kavanaugh hearings.
    Dan McKee: People have pride in their communities & staying in hometown.
    Dan McKee: Trump's Big Lie is a threat to our democracy.
    Gina Raimondo: Granddaughter of Italian immigrants; lifelong Rhode Islander.
    Gina Raimondo: To young women: look within; summon courage to lead.
    Gina Raimondo: Remove "Providence Plantations" from state documents.
    Gina Raimondo: Your family and faith will always be there.
    Mark Zaccaria: Former chair of state GOP; former Town Council member.
    Mark Zaccaria: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Nellie Gorbea: Government doesn't run like a business, nor should it.
    Seth Magaziner: American Dream of economic mobility has broken down for many.
Social Security
    Gina Raimondo: Get most state retirees a cost of living increase.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut tax on Social Security payments.
    Gina Raimondo: Moved workers from state pensions to 401(k)-like plans.
    Patricia Morgan: Repeal RI taxes on social security and retirement benefits.
    Seth Magaziner: Oppose Republican efforts to privatize Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Allan Fung: For federal tax reform; will lower state and local taxes.
    Allen Waters: Replace income tax with national sales tax, close the IRS.
    Ashley Kalus: Will fight for Rhode Islanders by lowering their tax burden.
    Ashley Kalus: Raising RI's marginal tax rate would hurt competitiveness.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Cut tax rates, cut spending.
    Dan McKee: Increase real estate transfer tax on homes over $700,000.
    Dan McKee: Reduce corporate minimum tax to help small business.
    Donald Carcieri: Property tax increases can be avoided.
    Gina Raimondo: Reduced the corporate minimum tax.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut car tax by at least 30%.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut car tax & unemployment insurance tax.
    Gina Raimondo: OpEd: Raimondo wants tax increases.
    Lincoln Almond: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
    Mark Zaccaria: FairTax ends complexity that requires entire industry.
    Nellie Gorbea: Would increase marginal tax rate for the top 1%.
    Allan Fung: Will make infrastructure a top priority in his final term.
    Donald Carcieri: The new I-Way connects life-science academics with research.
    Gina Raimondo: RhodeWorks: fix highways ad 12n0 bridges.
    Gina Raimondo: Fixed roads and bridges; now let's do public transportation.
    Lincoln Almond: $8.4 million Rhode Island E-government Fund.
    Lincoln Chafee: Sales & use tax on online sellers with no physical presence.
War & Peace
    Allen Waters: Clean up the poorly managed Veterans Affairs department.
    Allen Waters: Aggressively pursue terrorists; dismantle terrorist networks.
    Bob Flanders: Intervene militarily if vital interest at stake, like nukes.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Supports Afghanistan war but not forever.
    Jack Reed: More pressure on Iran; keep all options on the table.
    Jack Reed: Red line in Syria if chemical weapons used against people.
    Jack Reed: Coalition to stop Syrian WMDs, but nothing more militarily.
    Matt Brown: Born and raised protesting the Vietnam war.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: More troops in Afghanistan OK but revisit later.
Welfare & Poverty
    Allan Fung: More work/volunteer requirements in welfare benefits.
    Dan McKee: Expand funding for rental assistance programs.
    Gina Raimondo: Create dedicated funding stream to build new housing.
    Lincoln Chafee: Yes, government has a role in struggle against poverty.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: Supports free public clinics; increase affordable housing.
    Nellie Gorbea: Fully fund school lunch and breakfast programs.

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