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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)

Book Reviews

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Fact-check analysis of 2015 Gubernatorial races and early Senate/Presidential primaries

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Fact-checking of 2015 races (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (3) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Ben Carson (1) HUD Secretary
  • Bobby Jindal (1) Louisiana Republican 2016 Presidential candidate
  • Carly Fiorina (2) California SBA Director
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump (2) Republican Presidential candidate
  • George Pataki (1) New York Republican presidential candidate
  • Hillary Clinton (3) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • John Kasich (1) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Marco Rubio (1) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Martin O`Malley (1) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Rick Santorum (2) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ted Cruz (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

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]:
    1. From debates and public speeches
    2. From TV & radio advertisements
    3. [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, Aug. 2014
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, hedge-fund billionaires run ads against her.
    John Kasich: FactCheck: Managing Director at Lehman, but not Board member.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Christie: FactCheck: Yes, New Jersey is a solar powerhouse.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: US Is biggest oil & gas producer, but privately.
Families & Children
    Rick Santorum: FactCheck: Yes, ISIS declared fatwa to kill disabled kids.
Free Trade
    Rick Santorum: FactCheck: Several other candidates support EXIM Bank too.
Government Reform
    Ben Carson: Regulations cost small businesses $34,000 per employee.
Gun Control
    Martin O`Malley: FactCheck: Yes, ISIL made videos on buying assault weapons.
Health Care
    Carly Fiorina: FactCheck: No evidence of 470,000 failures from ObamaCare.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, 10 million newly insured last year.
Homeland Security
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: No, ISIL doesn't cite Trump in recruitment videos.
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Bill Clinton deported 12M illegal aliens.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, Trump wanted a casino, and Jeb opposed it.
    Donald Trump: 2013: Failed to persuade Florida legislators on large casino.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, unemployment down; but many stopped looking.
Principles & Values
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: No evidence Hillary's email server was hacked.
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: Senate attendance comparable to other candidates.
Social Security
    Carly Fiorina: No Constitutional role for federally set up retirement plans.
Tax Reform
    Bobby Jindal: FactCheck: JFK lowered top income tax rate from 91% to 65%.
    George Pataki: FactCheck: No evidence Hillary's email server was hacked.
War & Peace
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: No, ISIS and Iran haven't declared war on America.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, 3.7M women became impoverished since 2008.

The above quotations are from Fact-check analysis of 2015 Gubernatorial races and early Senate/Presidential primaries.

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