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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)

Book Reviews

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PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns


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    from 2016 PolitiFact (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (1) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Ben Carson (1) HUD Secretary
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (1) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Chris Koster (1) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • David Jolly (3) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Deborah Ross (1) Democratic Senate candidate North Carolina
  • Don Blankenship (1) Republican candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia
  • George Pataki (1) New York Republican presidential candidate
  • Jason Kander (2) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Maggie Hassan (1) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Marco Rubio (1) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rick Santorum (1) Republican Presidential candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

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  • MOSTLY TRUE The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.
  • HALF TRUE The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
  • MOSTLY FALSE The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.
  • FALSE The statement is not accurate.
  • PANTS ON FIRE The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.
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-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, August 2014
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Maggie Hassan: Restored $1B in cuts in state spending.
Drugs
    Ben Carson: Marijuana is a starter drug; keep barriers to hedonism.
    George Pataki: Let's see what happens in Colorado with legalization.
    Rick Santorum: Marijuana is a controlled substance for a reason.
Energy & Oil
    David Jolly: I support offshore drilling, but not off Florida's coasts.
Environment
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up.
Government Reform
    Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
    Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
    David Jolly: OpEd AdWatch: Worked for lobbyists associated with Pakistan.
Health Care
    Chris Koster: Closed "tobacco loophole": $50M more in cigarette settlement.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: 7M new Medicaid includes woodwork & normal churn.
Immigration
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: FactCheck: Supports E-Verify, but not racial profiling.
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either.
    Jeb Bush: FactCheck: Yes, immigrants are more fertile.
Social Security
    David Jolly: FactCheck: Discuss private accounts & other options too.


The above quotations are from PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.

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