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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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VoteSmart synopsis of 2017-2018 legislative records

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    from VoteSmart 2017-2018 legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andy Biggs (1) Republican U.S. Rep Arizona- 5
  • Bob Flanders (4) Republican Challenger Rhode Island
  • Bob Krist (1) Nebraska Democratic Candidate for governor of Nebraska
  • Bob McDermott (1) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor
  • Corey Stewart (2) Republican candidate for Virginia U.S. Senator Virginia
  • David Baria (2) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • David Garcia (1) Arizona Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Eddie Pirkowski (2) Republican candidate for Hawaii U.S. Senator Hawaii
  • Janet Mills (1) Maine Democratic candidate for Maine Governor
  • Jennifer Ferguson (7) Democratic candidate for Washington U.S. Senator Washington
  • Jim Christiana (1) Republican candidate for Pennsylvania U. S. Senator Pennsylvania
  • Jo Rae Perkins (11)
  • Matthew Corey (2) Republican Candidate for Connecticut U.S. Senator Connecticut
  • Patricia Morgan (3) Rhode Island Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor
  • Ray Lesniak (3) New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Saccone (1) Republican Senate challenger (withdrew) Pennsylvania
  • Ron Curtis (4) Republican Senate candidate Hawaii
  • Scott Inman (1) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Scott Wagner (1) Pennsylvania Republican
  • Tom O`Halleran (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Arizona- 1
  • Tony Campbell (3) Republican candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator Maryland
  • Travis Allen (2) California Republican candidate for California Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

  • Project Vote-Smart surveys state legislative records and summarizes bill sponsorships and votes.
  • OnTheIssues does the same thing from federal legislative records, by reading the Congressional Record (available through the Library of Congress online.)
  • OnTheIssues sometimes reads state legislative records (for the few states that post their House and Senate journals online) and sometimes relies on VoteSmart (who use the more readily-available printed version).
  • In both cases, the summaries are intended to be non-biased politically: a description of the bill, rather than an analysis of its effect.
  • OnTheIssues also adds Pro and Con opinions on federal legislation, from proponents and opponents of each bill in the legislature or in private organizations.
  • Generally, Pro and Con opinions are not available for most state legislation, so VoteSmart sticks to just summaries.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bob Flanders: Pro-life.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Life begins at conception.
    David Baria: Pro-choice.
    Jennifer Ferguson: No one has the right to tell women what to do with body.
    Janet Mills: Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood on reproductive rights.
    Jim Christiana: Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood on reproductive rights.
    Ron Curtis: Pro-life, but government should not decide.
    Ray Lesniak: Won landmark case for abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Jo Rae Perkins: Stop spending tax dollars on pork project earmarks.
Civil Rights
    Andy Biggs: Rated below average by gay rights groups.
    David Garcia: Rated above average by gay rights groups.
    Tom O`Halleran: Rated above average by gay rights groups.
    Travis Allen: Rated below average by gay rights groups.
    Travis Allen: Rated above average by minority civil rights groups.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Don't legalize marijuana federally; leave it to the states.
    Jennifer Ferguson: Supports legalization of recreational marijuana.
    Bob Krist: Rated above average by Marijuana Policy Project.
    Patricia Morgan: Rated below average by Marijuana Policy Project.
    Rick Saccone: Rated below average by Marijuana Policy Project.
    Ron Curtis: Keeping drugs illegal means crime, money, and addiction.
    Scott Wagner: Rated above average by Marijuana Policy Project.
    Bob Flanders: States define education standards and feds support.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Education is best dealt with at the local level.
    Jennifer Ferguson: Every zip code does not obtain an equal education.
Energy & Oil
    Jo Rae Perkins: Trees need CO2; I prefer a warmer earth.
    Corey Stewart: No greenhouse gas regulation; no renewables support.
    David Baria: Develop renewables; regulate greenhouse gases.
    Eddie Pirkowski: Explore oil shale, solar, wind, safe nuclear, cheap hydrogen.
    Jennifer Ferguson: We must move from oil and fossil fuels.
    Tony Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gas, but don't fund renewables.
    Bob McDermott: Rated below average by Sierra Club.
    Patricia Morgan: Rated below average by Environmental Council of RI.
    Patricia Morgan: Rated below average by Sierra Club & enviro groups.
    Scott Inman: Rated above average by Sierra Club.
Government Reform
    Bob Flanders: Require disclosure for contributions to super PACs.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Only people who can vote for candidate can donate.
    Corey Stewart: Don't regulate corporate & union campaign contributions.
    Tony Campbell: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Ron Curtis: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
Gun Control
    Jo Rae Perkins: Disarming people keeps them from self-protection.
    Jennifer Ferguson: Sensible gun control laws: background checks; above age 21.
Health Care
    Jo Rae Perkins: ObamaCare alternative so medical insurance won't skyrocket.
    Jennifer Ferguson: Replace ObamaCare with government Single Payer System.
    Tony Campbell: Repeal ObamaCare; reform VA hospitals.
Homeland Security
    Jo Rae Perkins: Make sure our military is fully funded.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Construct wall along the Mexican border.
    Eddie Pirkowski: No wall; no deportation.
    Matthew Corey: Build border wall; deport those illegally present.
    Ray Lesniak: No in-state tuition for unlawful immigrants.
Tax Reform
    Ray Lesniak: Lower taxes to promote economic growth.
War & Peace
    Bob Flanders: Intervene militarily if vital interest at stake, like nukes.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Military force against nuclear proliferation and for Israel.
    Jennifer Ferguson: Keep a system for counter attack, not aggression.
    Matthew Corey: Increase American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts.
    Ron Curtis: Surgical strikes to prevent hostile possession of nukes.

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