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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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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Iowa



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Abortion
    Fred Hubbell: AdWatch: commitment to Planned Parenthood.
    Patty Judge: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for protecting access to women's health care.
    Joni Ernst: Human life begins at conception.
    Joni Ernst: Affordable access to contraception.
    Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
    Doug Butzier: Leave abortion decisions to the states.
    Sam Clovis: Human life begins at conception.
    Rob Hogg: Restricting abortion for "women's safety" won't win approval.
    Christopher Reed: Very pro-life; no abortion under any circumstances.
Budget & Economy
    Tom Fiegen: Why did nobody from Wall Street went to jail?
    Chet Culver: 2009: across-the-board cuts of 10%, to balance budget.
    Doug Butzier: Market-led recovery better than federal stimulus.
    Sam Clovis: BBA to stop saddling generations to come.
    Matthew Whitaker: Top priority: Grow the economy.
    Sam Clovis: Top priority: Balancing the budget.
    Joni Ernst: I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork.
Civil Rights
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for LGBTQ rights.
    Patty Judge: Take action to end gender discrimination in pay.
    Bob Krause: 67% of Millenials support gay marriage.
    Joni Ernst: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Doug Butzier: Affirmative action is government interference in marketplace.
    Doug Butzier: Declaration's "All men are created equal" applies to gays.
    Sam Clovis: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Joni Ernst: Federal ban ok, but leave same-sex marriage to states.
    Joni Ernst: Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women".
    Matthew Whitaker: My faith requires me to support traditional marriage.
    Chuck Grassley: Wait for DoD report before considering Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
    Roxanne Conlin: No 2nd-class citizens: repeal DOMA and Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
    Christopher Reed: Define marriage as one man and one woman only.
    Christopher Reed: Donít-ask-donít-tell caused disruption in military.
Corporations
    Patty Judge: Our corporate tax code is broken; MNCs don't pay fair share.
    Tom Fiegen: Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist.
    Tom Fiegen: Disallow corporate tax havens; tax income when earned.
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate rules which inhibit strong free-market economy.
Crime
    Patty Judge: Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders.
    Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
    Doug Butzier: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Joni Ernst: Independently investigate sexual crime in military.
Drugs
    Patty Judge: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
    Chuck Grassley: Ardent and vocal opponent of marijuana legalization.
    Patty Judge: Not vocal about legalizing, but opponent vocally against it.
    Jay Williams: Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men.
    Chuck Grassley: End mandatory life sentence for three drug convictions.
    Doug Butzier: Legalize marijuana & all drugs; $80B wasted on War on Drugs.
    Joni Ernst: Voted to legalize medical cannabis oil.
Education
    Patty Judge: Increased access to Pell Grants & student loan refinancing.
    Patty Judge: Commitment to a quality public education.
    Rob Hogg: Excellent schools are of utmost importance.
    Jay Williams Iowa: My youngest son and I got our GED's on the same day.
    Tom Fiegen: We are forcing a lifetime of slavery to student loans.
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
    Doug Butzier: Vouchers for school choice are a good start.
    Matthew Whitaker: Common Core is one-size-fits-all, top-down solution.
    Sam Clovis: FactCheck: Common Core originated with governors, not feds.
    Sam Clovis: Common Core is federal overreach in spending and control.
    Joni Ernst: No federal involvement in Common Core standards.
    Matthew Whitaker: Common Core is cram-it-down-your-throat reform.
Energy & Oil
    Rob Hogg: Wind & solar power work; Keystone pipeline unneeded.
    Rob Hogg: It is time to act on climate change.
    Patty Judge: Global warming is real and we need to take immediate action.
    Patty Judge: Move away from fossil fuels & toward a clean energy economy.
    Rob Hogg: Expand solar power, wind energy, ethanol.
    Tom Fiegen: Transform away from fossil fuels, and towards sustainability.
    Rob Hogg: Address climate change with solutions that work for economy.
    Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
    Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
    Doug Butzier: Prioritizing green energy is just tax favors.
    Joni Ernst: Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
    Sam Clovis: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Sam Clovis: Obama's "Climate Resilience Fund" just redistributes wealth.
    Matthew Whitaker: Cap-and-trade proposal stifles the American dream.
    Chuck Grassley: Biodiesel is not controversial, unlike ethanol.
    Roxanne Conlin: Grassley voted against extending biodiesel tax credit.
    Bob Krause: 1978: Supported bipartisan gas tax increase.
    Christopher Reed: Drill for more American oil to reduce gas prices.
    Tom Harkin: Develop cellulosic ethanol, wind, and solar.
Environment
    Patty Judge: Address serious water quality problem in Iowa & nationally.
    Tom Fiegen: Democratize and decentralize our food production.
    Rob Hogg: Urgently address challenges of environmental sustainability.
    Doug Butzier: Clean air and water are in the public domain.
    Joni Ernst: No more Agenda 21: no United Nations eminent domain.
Foreign Policy
    Patty Judge: Use our diplomatic power to help create peace and stability.
    Doug Butzier: Dialogue via UN ok, but no US troops under UN control.
    Matthew Whitaker: No foreign aid to countries that don't like us.
Free Trade
    Patty Judge: Oppose TPP: I don't know that free trade is good for Iowa.
    Bob Krause: Focus trade policies on middle-class incomes.
    Tom Fiegen: I am concerned about lopsided trade agreements.
    Doug Butzier: Free trade is the very foundation of prosperity.
    Bob Krause: Emergency legislation emphasizing fair trade.
Government Reform
    Patty Judge: Address unlimited amounts of undisclosed campaign money.
    Patty Judge: Special interests get too much help from Congress.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Campaigning without financing, to fight toxic system.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Fight nominating process of secretly pre-selected candidates.
    Tom Fiegen: Whoever underwrites your campaign, owns you.
    Rob Hogg: Focus on campaign-finance reform and voting rights.
    Rob Hogg: Repeal the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
    Joni Ernst: Photo ID for voting.
    Doug Butzier: Make sure that votes are legal, & that people vote only once.
    Sam Clovis: Photo ID for voting.
    Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Opponent never made a peep about wasteful spending.
    Joni Ernst: AdWatch: I grew up castrating hogs; I know how to cut pork.
    Christopher Reed: Washington is broken & canít be fixed by European socialism.
Gun Control
    Patty Judge: Supports banning assault rifles.
    Chuck Grassley: No-fly lists are imperfect; allow gun sales to those on them.
    Patty Judge: Block gun sales to those on terrorist watch-lists.
    Joni Ernst: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Doug Butzier: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Sam Clovis: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Bruce Braley: Allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence.
    Bruce Braley: Ban sale of high-capacity magazines & recall existing ones.
    Sam Clovis: Reduce gun violence but not by punishing gun manufacturers.
Health Care
    Patty Judge: Look again at affordable health care.
    Bob Krause: 70% of Millenials support ObamaCare.
    Tom Fiegen: Stop the scam of paying generic drug makers to NOT sell.
    Rob Hogg: Supports the Affordable Care Act.
    Bruce Braley: Repealing ObamaCare would deprive millions of insurance.
    Joni Ernst: ObamaCare is egregious overreach of federal government.
    Joni Ernst: FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits.
    Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
    Bruce Braley: ObamaCare should be fixed and improved, not repealed.
    Doug Butzier: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Sam Clovis: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Joni Ernst: Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa.
    Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
    Chuck Grassley: Medicare has more drugs by not negotiating prices like VA.
    Roxanne Conlin: Negotiate prescription drugs for Medicare like we do for VA.
    Christopher Reed: First cut waste, fraud, & abuse in Medicare/Medicaid.
Homeland Security
    Patty Judge: Military is last resort, when diplomacy is exhausted.
    Bob Krause: Improve conditions for veterans, including PTSD & MSA.
    Tom Fiegen: Take care of veterans and their families.
    Joni Ernst: I understand the importance a strong national defense.
    Bruce Braley: Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes.
    Doug Butzier: Stop expanding the military.
    Sam Clovis: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Joni Ernst: Military experience always plays role in decision-making.
    Joni Ernst: Keep veterans in forefront of all foreign policy decisions.
Immigration
    Patty Judge: DACA and DAPA are first steps toward reforming broken system.
    Bob Krause: 67% of Millenials support pathway to citizenship.
    Joni Ernst: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
    Doug Butzier: Turn illegal aliens into taxpayers by legalizing them.
    Sam Clovis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Jobs
    Patty Judge: Increase the federal minimum wage & all working wages.
    Patty Judge: Take action to increase the minimum wage.
    Patty Judge: Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, instead of tax breaks.
    Bob Krause: Increase minimum wage; increase union rights.
    Joni Ernst: Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy.
    Joni Ernst: Top priority: Jobs and economy.
Principles & Values
    Jay Williams Iowa: Truth, Life and Love--my values & American values.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Ordained ULC minister and United Methodist Lay Servant.
    Tom Fiegen: Progressive battling for the soul of the Democratic party.
    Joni Ernst: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Doug Butzier: Oppose limits on prayer in public places.
    Sam Clovis: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Joni Ernst: FactCheck: Missed half of state Senate votes for campaigning.
    Bruce Braley: Apologizes for denigrating Senator as farmer & not lawyer.
    Joni Ernst: AdWatch: "Let's make 'em squeal" in Washington.
    Matthew Whitaker: OpEd: disagrees with entire liberal laundry list.
    Joni Ernst: Values we grew up with are being threatened now.
    Chuck Grassley: My re-election ensures Iowa is not denied Senate seniority.
    Roxanne Conlin: Republicans only offer more of the same.
Social Security
    Patty Judge: Adjust benefits for caregivers who take time off work.
    Patty Judge: Vital to protect program; increase cap but don't privatize.
    Tom Fiegen: Expand it rather than cut it.
    Joni Ernst: Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers.
    Bruce Braley: Privatizing Social Security turns it over to Wall Street.
    Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
    Doug Butzier: Privatize the Ponzi scheme in gradual and voluntary manner.
    Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
    Christopher Reed: Let younger workers opt out.
    Tom Harkin: Privatization failed before we had Social Security.
    Christopher Reed: Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security.
    Christopher Reed: Establishing Social Security was possibly a mistake.
Tax Reform
    Tom Fiegen: Since 1980s, we've transferred wealth to the very rich.
    Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
    Doug Butzier: Higher taxes on the wealthy are counterproductive to economy.
    Joni Ernst: Signed Grover Norquist tax pledge: never raise taxes.
    Joni Ernst: Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history.
    Christopher Reed: Lower taxes means increased revenue, via the Laffer curve.
Technology
    Fred Hubbell: Infrastructure investment is needed in rural areas too.
    Rob Hogg: Invest in flood protection & soil conservation.
War & Peace
    Chuck Grassley: Signed letter opposing Iranian nuclear deal.
    Patty Judge: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
    Patty Judge: Deploy military only after diplomacy, dialogue, & sanctions.
    Patty Judge: Containment of ISIS and terrorists, by targeted air strikes.
    Doug Butzier: Stay out of Iran & stay out of everywhere.
    Christopher Reed: Support the surge; wants more positive news coverage.
    Christopher Reed: No timetable for exit; stay until Al Qaeda is quelled.
    Christopher Reed: Saddam was a madman who had WMDs and used them.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tom Fiegen: Address childhood hunger & childhood poverty.
    Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.
    Sam Clovis: Don't trading spending cuts for entitlement reform.


The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Iowa.

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 


U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 


Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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