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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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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Abortion
    Mike Parson: Signs bill criminalizing abortion after eight weeks.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Codify Roe v. Wade; repeal Hyde Amendment.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Would look to remove the Hyde Amendment.
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: Take China “to the mat” about currency manipulation.
    Ralph Nader: Top priorities: Infrastructure; poverty; preventive health.
Civil Rights
    Pete Buttigieg: Douglass Plan: tackle racial inequality with funding & laws.
    Pete Buttigieg: Racial inequality compounds, which is why it is persistent.
    Pete Buttigieg: White America needs to face roots of systemic racism.
    Bernie Sanders: Supports reparations, but targeted to distressed communities.
    Kamala Harris: Reparations raise a public health issue.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, record number of women in Congress.
    Tom Price: Against LGBT rights, same-sex marriage.
    Tom Price: Would allow LGBT discrimination under civil rights laws.
    Curt Clawson: Promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
    Howard Dean: The Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
    Howard Dean: Referendum votes should not apply to civil rights.
    Ralph Nader: Get rid of gay discrimination fully, not halfway.
Corporations
    Amy Klobuchar: Update law, but treat tech companies on case by case basis.
    Amy Klobuchar: Put burden of proof on competitiveness on companies.
    Cory Booker: Don't condemn high tech business; regulate them.
    Hillary Clinton: Bush defanged the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, Bush shrunk CPSC; but it shrank before Bush.
    John Edwards: Trade policy caters to interests of big corporate America.
    John Edwards: Corporate interests have taken over democracy.
Crime
    Pete Buttigieg: Supports constitutional ban on death penalty.
    Kamala Harris: Not tough nor soft crime: must be smart on crime.
    Kamala Harris: No on capital punishment, but justice for murderers.
    Cory Booker: Legalize marijuana; restore ex-con voting rights.
    Cory Booker: Ended "three strike penalty"; more reform is needed.
    Ralph Nader: Some executed by death penalty were innocent.
Education
    Kirsten Gillibrand: College tuition in exchange for public service.
    Hunter Hill: Advocate for education accounts including private schools.
    Chris Dodd: Education is the heart of who we are.
Energy & Oil
    Beto O`Rourke: Invest in fighting climate change as JFK did with "moonshot".
    Beto O`Rourke: Climate change a true existential threat.
    Jay Inslee: America ready to be inspired to pursue clean energy.
    Spencer Cox: There's very clear evidence of climate change.
    Donald Trump: Represent Pittsburgh, not Paris: Coal over climate agreement.
    Bob Massie: Transform the state completely by pursuing renewable energy.
    Steve Bullock: Promotes wind and solar power and clean coal for Montana.
    Curt Clawson: Keystone XL pipeline must be completed.
    Harry Reid: BP and oil companies need regulation.
    Barack Obama: Aggressively address accelerating climate change.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: Oil did not jump $18/bbl due to Iran Resolution.
Environment
    Barack Obama: WOTUS 2015: expansive definition of protected waterways.
    Donald Trump: WOTUS 2018: limited definition of protected waterways.
    Chris Dodd: Country-of-origin & ingredient labeling for food imports.
    Hillary Clinton: Better track kids’ products for exposures to toxic materials.
Families & Children
    Kevin Stitt: Vaccination should be between a parent & their pediatrician.
Foreign Policy
    Elizabeth Warren: Alliances make us stronger & better able to face China.
    Donald Trump: 2012: Get tough on Pakistan; 2016: lavish praise on Pakistan.
    Chris Dodd: Gold medal to Tibetan Dalai Lama sends strong message.
    Hillary Clinton: China respects us if we call them on human rights breaches.
    Hillary Clinton: Deeply involved with Bill Clinton’s foreign policy team.
    Hillary Clinton: Operate from a position of strength, but not confrontation.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Chinese did black out Hillary, but DID invite her.
    Joe Biden: Hold China accountable; it’s capitulation, not competition.
    Mike Gravel: With policy of “beggar thy neighbor,” we all become beggars.
Free Trade
    Elizabeth Warren: We need to do trading deals differently & help workers.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need allies to stand up to China on trade issues.
    Jeff Bell: Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
    Joe Biden: Toughest choice: rationalizing competition & trade policy.
Government Reform
    Pete Buttigieg: Amendments among "most elegant features" of Constitution.
    Jay Inslee: Filibuster is preventing climate change legislation.
    Tom Steyer: Looking for old fashioned values, character and transparency.
    Jack Reed: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Sharron Angle: In state legislature, sole No vote called "41 to Angle".
    Howard Dean: Kerry stands up against PAC and lobbyist money.
    Howard Dean: Need instant runoff voting to avoid threats like Nader.
    Howard Dean: Voting “none of the above” avoids real world choices.
    Ralph Nader: The two parties are proxies for corporate government.
    Ralph Nader: Taking away votes from Democrats gains leverage.
    Ralph Nader: Advocate to allow people to vote “no confidence”.
    Ralph Nader: Justices need sense of justice & sense of history.
Gun Control
    Bob Stefanowski: No more gun controls; gun owners have been persecuted.
Health Care
    Bernie Sanders: Medicare-for-all: no more private insurance plans.
    Cory Booker: Reduce Medicare eligibility to 55 from current age of 65.
    David Shulkin: The VA is just as good or better than private health care.
    Curt Clawson: Lift the economic shackles of ObamaCare.
    Harry Reid: ObamaCare improved healthcare and also improved economy.
    Sharron Angle: We're a country of choice; don't force people into insurance.
    Howard Dean: Medicare was put in place without a single Republican vote.
Homeland Security
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Public service for young people would change country's heart.
    Barack Obama: Restore habeas corpus to reach Muslims abroad.
    Howard Dean: Switch funding from Star Wars to human intelligence.
Immigration
    Beto O`Rourke: Treat asylum seekers with respect; repair home countries.
    Julian Castro: Don't separate kids and families; don't jail asylum seekers.
    Julian Castro: Current "merit" system says only certain people have merit.
    Kamala Harris: Due process & right to counsel, for asylum seekers.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: border mayors claim towns are secure & safe.
    Larry Hogan: Reject Trump policy of separating families at the border.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Withdraw troops from Mexican border: there's no emergency.
    Susana Martinez: Deploy National Guard troops on Mexican border.
    Michelle Nunn: Un-American travel ban hurts refugees & US standing in world.
    Barack Obama: Illegals shouldn’t work; but should have path to citizenship.
    Barack Obama: Don’t deputize Americans to turn in illegal immigrants.
    Barack Obama: OK to provide government services in Spanish.
    Chris Dodd: Hold employers accountable for knowingly hiring illegals.
    Dennis Kucinich: No vigilantism & no sending illegals home willy-nilly.
    Dennis Kucinich: Encourage the American people to reach out; learn languages.
    Hillary Clinton: English unifies us; teach ESL but support other languages.
    Joe Biden: H1-B visas only for jobs Americans can’t do.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: 67% of illegal aliens speak Spanish; not 40%.
    John Edwards: Loss of middle-class jobs drives down wages, not immigrants.
    John Edwards: No short-term solution; need comprehensive reform.
    John Edwards: H1-B visas only for jobs Americans can’t do.
    Mike Gravel: We’re making a mountain out of a mole hill on immigration.
Jobs
    Donald Trump: Fact-check: African-American unemployment lowest in history.
    Tom Steyer: Closed tax loophole on out of state business, creating jobs.
    Sharron Angle: No, I don't think the unemployed are spoiled.
    John Edwards: Trade policy should look out for manufacturing jobs.
Principles & Values
    John Hickenlooper: Socialist policies will not appeal to Americans.
    Don Blankenship: I'm Trumpier than Trump, despite Trump opposition.
    Harry Reid: Son of a miner; mother took in wash from brothels.
    Sharron Angle: I live in middle-class Reno; Reid lives in DC's Ritz-Carlton.
    Dennis Kucinich: I’ve been right all along on Iraq, Iran, & healthcare.
    Howard Dean: Taking votes away from Kerry doesn’t change the Party.
    Ralph Nader: Don’t know right-wing groups helping in my campaign.
    Ralph Nader: Polls can be wrong; we’re building beyond this election.
Social Security
    Harry Reid: What would have happened if Trust Fund were in stock market?
    Sharron Angle: Personalize Social Security; not privatize.
Tax Reform
    Elizabeth Warren: Businesses should recognize how US helped them succeed.
    Dino Rossi: Repealing Bush tax cut is biggest tax increase in US history.
    Patty Murray: Bush tax cut for top 2% costs us $2 trillion.
Technology
    Elizabeth Warren: Amazon benefitted greatly, but put only a little back.
    Amy Klobuchar: Tax tech giants when they sell access to personal data.
    Andrew Yang: Tax tech giants to share in gains from growth.
    Elizabeth Warren: Amazon is a monopolist; limit their monopoly profits.
    Hillary Clinton: WikiLeaks tears at fabric of government.
War & Peace
    Susan Rice: Small U.S. military presence in Syria fought ISIS threat.
    Beto O`Rourke: Deal with conflicts diplomatically or fight wars for years.
    Harry Reid: OpEd: saying Iraq war was lost emboldened our enemies.
    Ralph Nader: Responsible six-month withdrawal from Iraq occupation.
    Joseph Lieberman: Iran: Enforce non-proliferation on Russia & others.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bernie Sanders: Sanders supports economic help for blacks, not reparations.
    Howard Dean: Children and schools suffer under Bush policies.


The above quotations are from National Public Radio election coverage.

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