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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)
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)

Book Reviews

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VoteSmart synopsis of 2011-2012 legislative records


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    from VoteSmart 2011-2012 legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (1) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Deborah Ross (5) Democratic Senate candidate North Carolina
  • Jamie Raskin (3) Democrat U.S. Rep Maryland- 8
  • Jason Kander (1) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Joe Carr (1) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • John Carroll (12) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
  • Kathy Szeliga (3) Republican Senate candidate Maryland
  • Richard Madaleno (3) Maryland Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

  • Project Vote-Smart surveys state legislative records and summarizes bill sponsorships and votes.
  • OnTheIssues does the same thing from federal legislative records, by reading the Congressional Record (available through the Library of Congress online.)
  • OnTheIssues sometimes reads state legislative records (for the few states that post their House and Senate journals online) and sometimes relies on VoteSmart (who use the more readily-available printed version).
  • In both cases, the summaries are intended to be non-biased politically: a description of the bill, rather than an analysis of its effect.
  • OnTheIssues also adds Pro and Con opinions on federal legislation, from proponents and opponents of each bill in the legislature or in private organizations.
  • Generally, Pro and Con opinions are not available for most state legislation, so VoteSmart sticks to just summaries.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    John Carroll: No abortion after the baby can recognize pain.
Civil Rights
    John Carroll: Opposes same-sex marriage, but 14th Amendment trumps that.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
Crime
    John Carroll: Opposes capital punishment.
    Deborah Ross: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
Education
    Jason Kander: Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Allow non-compulsory student-led prayer in school.
Energy & Oil
    John Carroll: Humans change climate, but don' regulate greenhouse gases.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
Environment
    Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
Foreign Policy
    John Carroll: Capture terrorists for trial, but no assassinations.
Free Trade
    John Carroll: I believe in Free Trade and a balanced budget.
Government Reform
    John Carroll: Don't regulate campaign contributions; they're free speech.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
Gun Control
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
Health Care
    John Carroll: Don't mandate insurance, but don't repeal ObamaCare.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Homeland Security
    John Carroll: Maintain our Premier national Defense Posture.
Immigration
    John Carroll: Require undocumented adults to return home, but not children.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Social Security
    John Carroll: Allow personal retirement accounts.
War & Peace
    John Carroll: We should have declared Afghan War; but no timetable.


The above quotations are from VoteSmart synopsis of 2011-2012 legislative records.

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