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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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2016 Iowa Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2016 IA Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Krause (2) Democratic Senate candidate Iowa
  • Chet Culver (1) Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Chuck Grassley (5) Republican Sr Senator Iowa
  • Jay Williams (1) Democratic Senate candidate South Dakota
  • Jay Williams Iowa (5)
  • Patty Judge (30) Democratic candidate for Senate Iowa
  • Rob Hogg (11) Democratic Senate challenger Iowa
  • Tom Fiegen (14) Democratic Senate challenger Iowa
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Iowa Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Iowa Public Radio, "Patty Judge Interview," by Ben Kieffer & Clare Roth, August 4, 2016
  • KIMT Radio, "Patty Judge Comments on Gun Control," by Emily Boster, June 15, 2016
  • KWWL Radio, "Patty Judge on SCOTUS Immigration Decision," by Jason Pope, June 23, 2016
  • Marijuana.com, "Key Senate Races for Marijuana Reform," by Tom Angell on June 13th, 2016
  • Des Moines Register, "Patty Judge's Ag Record," by Kathie Obradovich, May 2, 2016
  • Sioux City Journal, "Electric vehicles", by James Lynch, 11/9/2015
  • Reason Magazine, "Grassley's Demands Make Sentencing Reform Weaker", by Jacob Sullum, Oct. 1, 2015
  • Spencer Daily Reporter, "Fiegen outlines differences between himself and Grassley", Sep 23, 2015
  • Des Moines Register, "Hogg to target climate change, campaign finance", by Brianne Pfannenstiel, September 22, 2015
  • Des Moines Register, "Culver making a run for Congress?", by Kathie Obradovich, January 22, 2015
  • Quad City Times, "Backdoor abortion ban", by James Q. Lynch, February 13, 2014
  • Des Moines Register, "Candidate profile: Democrat Bob Krause", by Grant Schulte, Apr 22, 2010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Patty Judge: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for protecting access to women's health care.
    Rob Hogg: Restricting abortion for "women's safety" won't win approval.
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.
Civil Rights
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for LGBTQ rights.
    Patty Judge: Take action to end gender discrimination in pay.
    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.
    Patty Judge: Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders.
    Chuck Grassley: Expand mandatory minimum s for firearm & terrorism offenses.
    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.
    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.
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.
    Bob Krause: 1978: Supported bipartisan gas tax increase.
    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.
Foreign Policy
    Patty Judge: Use our diplomatic power to help create peace and stability.
Free Trade
    Patty Judge: Oppose TPP: I don't know that free trade is good for Iowa.
    Tom Fiegen: I am concerned about lopsided trade agreements.
    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.
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.
Health Care
    Patty Judge: Look again at affordable health care.
    Tom Fiegen: Stop the scam of paying generic drug makers to NOT sell.
    Rob Hogg: Supports the Affordable Care Act.
Homeland Security
    Patty Judge: Military is last resort, when diplomacy is exhausted.
    Tom Fiegen: Take care of veterans and their families.
    Patty Judge: DACA and DAPA are first steps toward reforming broken system.
    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.
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.
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.
Tax Reform
    Tom Fiegen: Since 1980s, we've transferred wealth to the very rich.
    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.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tom Fiegen: Address childhood hunger & childhood poverty.

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