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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)

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A Personal Report, by Newt Gingrich


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Click here for 27 full quotes from Newt Gingrich in the book Lessons Learned the Hard Way.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds.
    ACLU has become eccentric and destructive.
Drugs
    Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand.
Education
    Support charters; insist on change for failing schools.
    Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools.
Energy & Oil
    Gas tax sounds OK in DC, but not outside Beltway.
Government Reform
    Established systems are inherently hostile to change.
    Press plays “gotcha”; limit press briefings.
    1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton.
    1994 GOP victory destroyed bipartisanship.
    Elected on anti-corruption platform in 1978.
    Government should take management lesson from private sector.
    Rethink every aspect of bureaucracy.
Health Care
    Ongoing battle against liberals nationalizing healthcare.
    Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes.
Jobs
    Unions focus on politics; corporations on doing business.
Principles & Values
    GOP represents people, but Dems communicate better.
    Polls are biased left; GOP wins on the issues.
    Baby Boomers becoming Republicans while Dems become outdated.
    Liberals exploit weakness; conservatives offer strength.
Social Security
    Show true cost of FICA--double what is shown on paychecks.
    Convert to IRA-based system.
Tax Reform
    Opposing taxes is a key conservative value.
    Input of public judgement for any major tax reform.
    EITC is an invitation to fraud.
Technology
    Statistical adjustment of census begets political adjustment.
Welfare & Poverty
    Reach majority by better ideas, not by handing out goodies.


The above quotations are from Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A Personal Report, by Newt Gingrich.
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