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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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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Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC, moderated by Tim Russert, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Sept. 26, 2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Bill Richardson: Constitutionally require balanced budget & fiscal discipline.
    Dennis Kucinich: Cleveland declaring bankruptcy ok, to save public utility.
    Mike Gravel: Personal bankruptcy ok because money went to empower people.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: Ok to expose 6-year-olds to gay couples; they know already.
    Bill Richardson: Wonít accept honorary chair of Boy Scouts due to gay issue.
    Hillary Clinton: Telling kids about gay couples is parental discretion.
    John Edwards: Ok to read about same-sex couples to second-graders.
    Barack Obama: Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18.
    Bill Richardson: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
    Bill Richardson: Keep drinking age at 21; enforce but also rehab.
    Chris Dodd: Alcohol problems significant; keep drinking age at 21.
    Chris Dodd: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
    Dennis Kucinich: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
    Dennis Kucinich: Lower drinking age from 21 to 18; and voting age to 16.
    Joe Biden: National ban on smoking would reduce chronic illnesses.
    Joe Biden: Absolutely do not lower drinking age from 21.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: 40,000 babies with alcohol syndrome, not 300,000.
    John Edwards: Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18.
    John Edwards: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
    Mike Gravel: Lower drinking age from 21 to 18 so soldiers can drink.
    Mike Gravel: Supports national ban on smoking in public places.
Energy & Oil
    Barack Obama: Nuclear power ok if we safeguard against waste & terrorism.
    Dennis Kucinich: Cost of nuclear energy ignores storage continuing forever.
    Hillary Clinton: Opposes Yucca Mountain; earthquake fault goes under it.
    John Edwards: No on developing more nuclear power in the US.
    Mike Gravel: Carbon tax can get us off of gasoline in 5 years.
    Mike Gravel: Wind power is solution to oil dependency.
Free Trade
    Chris Dodd: Ban Chinese imports until safety & security is guaranteed.
Government Reform
    Hillary Clinton: Presidents should reveal donations to their foundations.
Health Care
    Barack Obama: National smoking bans only after trying local bans.
    Hillary Clinton: I want to be the health care president.
    Hillary Clinton: Local smoking bans ok, but no national ban.
    John Edwards: 2004: universal coverage irresponsible; but US has changed.
    John Edwards: Congress grants healthcare to all, or give up their own.
Homeland Security
    Barack Obama: America cannot sanction torture; no loopholes or exceptions.
    Bill Richardson: I will restore habeas corpus and the rule of law.
    Bill Richardson: Maintain Geneva Conventions; keep restrictions on torture.
    Bill Richardson: Rescind authority to eavesdrop without court order.
    Chris Dodd: Maintain Geneva Conventions; keep restrictions on torture.
    Hillary Clinton: Torture cannot be American policy, period.
    Joe Biden: Commitment to never use torture; no part of our policy, ever.
    Barack Obama: Sanctuary cities show that feds are not enforcing law.
    Bill Richardson: Sanctuary cities ok until we have comprehensive policy.
    Chris Dodd: Sanctuary cities ok to deal with millions here already.
    Dennis Kucinich: Sanctuary cities follow moral law if not federal law.
    Hillary Clinton: Sanctuary cities ok; local police canít enforce immigration.
    Joe Biden: Sanctuary cities exist because feds canít enforce their laws.
    Mike Gravel: Make whole country a sanctuary city.
    Mike Gravel: Iím ashamed that weíre building a fence on southern border.
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: Turn the page: invite GOP & independents to join in agenda.
    Hillary Clinton: I thought Bill was a pretty good president; now Iím running.
    Hillary Clinton: Bill & I started a conversation 36 years ago & never stopped.
    Joe Biden: MoveOn.org has not changed politics.
Social Security
    Barack Obama: Privatization puts retirement at whim of stock market.
    Bill Richardson: Donít raise the cap; itís a 15% tax on middle class.
    Chris Dodd: Readjust the Social Security tax including raising the cap.
    Chris Dodd: Achieve solvency but donít go so far as to raise the cap.
    Dennis Kucinich: Raise the cap to protect Social Security.
    Hillary Clinton: Solvent until 2055 under Bill Clinton; now has lost 14 years.
    Hillary Clinton: Nothing else on table until fiscal responsibility returns.
    Joe Biden: Raise the $97,500 cap, but donít raise retirement age.
    John Edwards: Raise cap with ďprotective zoneĒ from $97K to $200K.
    John Edwards: We canít grow our way out of Social Security crisis.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Leave troops for protection of Americans & counterterrorism.
    Barack Obama: Hopes to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge.
    Bill Richardson: Leaving some troops is just changing mission, not ending war.
    Chris Dodd: Military in Iraq is counterproductive: all out before 2013.
    Dennis Kucinich: All troops out well before 2013, with no partition.
    Hillary Clinton: Goal to remove all troops from Iraq by 2013, but no pledge.
    Hillary Clinton: Leave combat troops in Iraq only for conterterrorism.
    Joe Biden: Troops out by 2013 if no political reconciliation.
    John Edwards: End combat missions & focus on removing all combat troops.
    John Edwards: 40,000 troops out by 2009, but no pledge for all out by 2013.
    Mike Gravel: Make Congress vote on veto override and war will end.
    Barack Obama: Tell people the truth: quickest is 1-2 brigades per month.
    Dennis Kucinich: Biden Plan splits up Iraq.
    Hillary Clinton: Iranís Revolutionary Guard promotes terrorism.
    Hillary Clinton: Prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power by diplomacy first.
    Mike Gravel: Iran Resolution is a fig leaf to go to war with Iran.
    Rudy Giuliani: Promise: we will prevent Iran from becoming nuclear power.

The above quotations are from Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC, moderated by Tim Russert, at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Sept. 26, 2007.

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