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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)
Unintimidated,
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)

Book Reviews

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Campaign promises compared to follow-up actions taken by the Trump Administration


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Abortion
    Bill Clinton: 1993: Rescind Mexico City Policy: fund abortion abroad.
    Donald Trump: Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad.
    Ronald Reagan: 1984 Mexico City Policy: no abortion funding abroad.
Budget & Economy
    Ben Carson: Release the economic engine; regulations fetter it down.
Civil Rights
    James Mattis: Opposed women serving in infantry; but will allow it.
    James Mattis: Not about who soldiers go to bed with, but how they'll fight.
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Denied confirmation as federal judge.
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Called NAACP a "pinko" organization that hates whites.
Corporations
    Wilbur Ross: CEO of International Coal Group, plus Steel & Textiles.
    Linda McMahon: SBA should respond quickly in emergencies.
    Donald Trump: US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana.
Crime
    Donald Trump: Crime and gangs and drugs have created American carnage.
    Jeff Sessions: Increase in violent crime might be start of dangerous trend.
Drugs
    Jeff Sessions: We are in the throes of a heroin epidemic.
Education
    Betsy DeVos: Nothing is free; someone has to pay for "free tuition".
    Betsy DeVos: Federally-funded vouchers for public or private schools.
    Betsy DeVos: No longer believe in one-size-fits-all model of learning.
    Ben Carson: Education has power to lift families out of destitution.
    Betsy DeVos: 250,000 students in 33 voucher programs, and growing.
    Betsy DeVos: Got 5,000 voucher students enrolled in Louisiana in one week.
    Betsy DeVos: Charters fulfill a different choice & supplement vouchers.
Energy & Oil
    Donald Trump: Revive the coal industry; end efforts to curb carbon.
    Ryan Zinke: Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?
    Betsy DeVos: Chair of Windquest Group to invest in clean energy.
Environment
    Ryan Zinke: Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states.
    Ryan Zinke: Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police.
    Ben Carson: Deregulation includes land use & federal housing policy.
Families & Children
    Mick Mulvaney: $15,000 in unpaid nanny taxes from triplets in 2000.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: Unite civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism.
    James Mattis: Putin is trying to break the North Atlantic alliance.
    James Mattis: Supports NATO alliance principle of collective defense.
    Mike Pompeo: Investigate Russian interference with U.S. election.
    Rex Tillerson: Join with NATO allies alarmed at Russian resurgence.
    Ben Carson: Pinnacle nations before us contributed to their own demise.
Free Trade
    Wilbur Ross: Criticized multinational trade deals: there is no free lunch.
    Donald Trump: Protection will make America strong.
    Donald Trump: Two simple rules: buy American, and hire American.
    Steve Mnuchin: Protectionist instinct to label China a currency manipulator.
    Wilbur Ross: Vocal critic of recent trade deals.
Government Reform
    Ryan Zinke: Work with states and rebuild national parks.
    Mike Pompeo: Russian hacking impact 2016 election & not the first time.
    Donald Trump: Many things can go wrong when early voting goes on too long.
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Voting Rights Act of 1965 is "intrusive legislation".
    Jeff Sessions: The South has changed; no longer any need to monitor voting.
Gun Control
    Betsy DeVos: Let local schools decide about guns in school.
    Donald Trump: End gun-free zones in schools & military bases.
    Jeff Sessions: As US attorney, led nation in gun prosecutions every year.
Health Care
    Tom Price: Give every American access to affordable health coverage.
    Tom Price: No right to Medicaid under state block grants.
    Ben Carson: There's a strong connection between health and housing.
    Ben Carson: Ban Ebola-infected people from entry; treat them elsewhere.
Homeland Security
    Mick Mulvaney: Raise the top line defense number.
    James Mattis: Bring business reforms to the Department of Defense.
    James Mattis: Don't revisit old issues; let women in combat roles.
    Mike Pompeo: No torture, including coercive methods like waterboarding.
    Donald Trump: F-35 program out-of-control; cut billions in military costs.
    Jeff Sessions: Giving alleged terrorists criminal rights is "too soft".
Immigration
    Jeff Sessions: Skeptic of H1-B visa scheme that recruits skilled foreigners.
    Jeff Sessions: Protect our communities with commitment to deport aliens.
Principles & Values
    Donald Trump: We are transferring power from Washington to the people.
    James Mattis: Dislikes nickname Mad Dog Mattis.
    Jeff Sessions: Total fidelity to the laws and the Constitution.
    Betsy DeVos: Chaired Michigan GOP; husband was 2006 Governor nominee.
Tax Reform
    Steve Mnuchin: No net tax cut for the highest earners.
Technology
    Donald Trump: New roads & airports & tunnels & railways all across America.
    Mike Pompeo: Re-establish collection of all metadata; make it searchable.
    Steve Mnuchin: Infrastructure bank to fund federal projects.
War & Peace
    James Mattis: North Korea must be stopped, but by diplomatic means.
    James Mattis: Iran is single most enduring threat to stability and peace.
    Mike Pompeo: I opposed Iran deal; I'll gather clear-eyed info about it.
    James Mattis: Supports the Iran nuclear agreement.
    Rex Tillerson: Opposed US sanctions against Russia over Crimea annexation.
    Rex Tillerson: Destroy the Islamic State; be wary of China's behavior.
    Donald Trump: Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system.
    James Mattis: Pentagon was aware that 2003 Iraq invasion was a mistake.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Carson: Housing integration is ok, but why must residents solve it?
    Ben Carson: Ideal is every person in a home; but we don't have the funds.
    Ben Carson: War on poverty perpetuates generational dependence.


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