Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harmís Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Fact-checking on 2018 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns
EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:
"Fact-checking" means that an independent news/political organization examines
statements made in campaign advertising or in poltiical debates, to see if they are objectively true or not.
The first fact-checking organization was called FactCheck.org (described below) but in recent years many other organizations have joined in.
Some that we use are:
Fact-checking has become commonplace in recent years; but originally we used only FactCheck.org.
They are often accused of partisanship (as are all fact-checking services, so we attempt to balance them against each other and report only non-partisan facts here).
Following is FactCheck.org's self-description; all of the other services are linked from above so you can check out their similar self-descriptions:
- FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races.
[OnTheIssues.org excerpts only two types of analyses]:
- From debates and public speeches
- From TV & radio advertisements
- [OnTheIssues.org excerpts do not include poll-based claims; partisan claims; nor "atatck" claims unless they include policy issues].
- Following is the self-description of how FactCheck.org works:
[FactCheck.org is] a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.
-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, Oct. 2018
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
John Kasich: Cut $1.3M in funding for discredited Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Larry Kudlow: FactCheck: No, deficit is increasing with Trump tax cuts.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: Economy turned around before Trump took office.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, steel & auto investments aren't skyrocketing.
Families & Children|
John Kasich: Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, Senate approved US Embassy in Jerusalem.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, tariffs won't "make America rich again".
Donald Trump: FactCheck: China has 25% car tariff, but only 10% on parts.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: Removed more regulations than other presidents.
Jon Tester: AdWatch: Check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
Matt Rosendale: Don't check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: Opposed ObamaCare's pre-existing condition law.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Pay for 65% of Medicare with defense waste (FactCheck: 20%).
Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, Obama didn't separate families at the border.
Kirstjen Nielsen: FactCheck: Falsely claims no policy of family separation.
Donald Trump: Fact-check: End chain migration? It can't actually happen.
Bruce Rauner: State won't help or impede immigration enforcement.
Donald Trump: Fact-check: African-American unemployment lowest in history.
Principles & Values|
Democratic Party: Congressional Dems 80% Christian; plus Jews, Hindus, Muslims.
Republican Party: Congressional GOP: 99.3% Christian; 0.7% Jewish.
Josh Hawley: Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%.
Richard Cordray: Does not back tax bill; not enough benefit to middle class.
Guy Reschenthaler: Voted yes to cut taxes for top 1%.
The above quotations are from Fact-checking on 2018 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns.