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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)

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ABC This Week interviews during 2019
(Martha Raddatz interviewing candidates for 2019-2020 races)

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    from ABC This Week interviews during 2019 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adam Schiff (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-28
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (6) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 14
  • Amy Klobuchar (5) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (6) New York Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor
  • Bernie Sanders (3) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (4) Texas Democratic candidate for Governor; U.S. Rep
  • Bill de Blasio (1) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Cory Booker (7) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Donald Trump (3) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Doug Collins (1) Republican challenger for 2-year special election Georgia
  • Doug Jones (2) Democratic Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Jay Inslee (2) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Jerrold Nadler (1) Dem./Lib./Working-Families U.S. Rep New York-10
  • John Delaney (1) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (1) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • Julian Castro (6) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Justin Amash (1) Michigan Libertarian Presidential Challenger
  • Michael Bennet (4) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg (3) Indiana DOT Secretary
  • Ron Johnson (1) Republican Sr Senator Wisconsin
  • Seth Moulton (3) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6
  • Steve Bullock (2) Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tim Ryan (4) Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13
  • Tom Steyer (1) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard (2) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Val Demings (1) Democratic Challenger Florida
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning. OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:
  • ABC This Week: (Martha Raddatz & George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Jake Tapper and Dana Bash; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace and Bret Baier; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Margaret Brennan and John Dickerson; moderate)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Hyde amendment about healthcare for poor & women of color.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Repeal Hyde amendment; it's about inequality.
    Beto O`Rourke: Repeal Hyde Amendment; work to secure women's rights.
    Beto O`Rourke: Repeal Hyde Amendment; will lead pro-choice administration.
Budget & Economy
    Michael Bennet: Real problems if we don't address income inequality.
Civil Rights
    Amy Klobuchar: Paper ballots allow audits, ensure election integrity.
    Pete Buttigieg: Voters have judged his record, not his marriage.
    Cory Booker: Enforce antitrust; president shouldn't decide targets.
    Tim Ryan: We need an industrial policy: government involved in process.
    Andrew Yang: Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana.
    Bernie Sanders: Busing an option, but integrated community schools are best.
    Seth Moulton: Voluntary public service rewarded with education guarantee.
Energy & Oil
    Tim Ryan: Green New Deal means manufacturing jobs.
    Jay Inslee: We're the optimists: can invent and create solutions.
    Jay Inslee: The real costs of climate change comes from doing nothing.
Foreign Policy
    Doug Jones: Impeachment warranted if withheld Ukraine aid helped Russia.
    Bernie Sanders: Talk to adversaries but we need more than photo ops.
    Cory Booker: Not working with allies on Iran makes us weaker.
    Seth Moulton: America leads the world when it is strong.
    Tulsi Gabbard: We need to engage in diplomacy & deescalate tensions.
    Pete Buttigieg: Pay attention to assessments of intelligence agencies.
    Julian Castro: Strengthen our relationship with allies to keep us safe.
Free Trade
    John Hickenlooper: Fair & open trade makes us safer and more prosperous.
Government Reform
    Jerrold Nadler: Impeachment: Trump continuing threat to election & democracy.
    Tom Steyer: Government is broken; push power back to people.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Impeachment is now about the rule of law.
    Beto O`Rourke: New Voting Rights Act: eliminate gerrymandering & PACs.
    Andrew Yang: Create department to regulate social media.
Gun Control
    Michael Bennet: People support background checks, GOP Senate won't allow it.
    Michael Bennet: Colorado experience shows gun control can work.
    Cory Booker: Gun control works; refuse to believe it's not doable.
Health Care
    Andrew Yang: Would expand Medicare but not offer a public option.
    Steve Bullock: Health care reform without disrupting the entire system.
    Bernie Sanders: People will spend less money on Medicare for All.
    Julian Castro: Denying health care for undocumented is un-American.
    Cory Booker: Health care is a right; public option is step towards goal.
    Tim Ryan: Prevention should be key focus.
    Amy Klobuchar: For public option, taking on Big Pharma.
    Pete Buttigieg: Single payer can still allow role for private insurance.
Homeland Security
    Donald Trump: Would take info on opponents from foreigners, might call FBI.
    Steve Bullock: No wall; no open borders; need immigration reform.
    Amy Klobuchar: Against open borders & decriminalizing illegal entry.
    Amy Klobuchar: Administration to blame for chaos at the border.
    Seth Moulton: Helped his Iraqi interpreter get asylum in U.S.
    Julian Castro: Can't take in everyone seeking asylum but can do more.
    Julian Castro: No to "open borders"; increase number of refugees admitted.
    Bill de Blasio: Working people's bill of rights.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: We need to address inequality in pay & parental leave.
    Tim Ryan: Rebuild the middle class: just getting by not enough.
    Andrew Yang: Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma.
    Julian Castro: Minimum wage should be a living wage.
Principles & Values
    Andrew Yang: Impeachment: Open to pardoning Trump if elected.
    Doug Jones: Impeachment should include witnesses & documentary evidence.
    Ron Johnson: Impeachment charges are "pretty thin gruel".
    Adam Schiff: Impeachment: Can't turn away from cheating in next election.
    Doug Collins: Impeachment started with tears in Brooklyn in 2016.
    Val Demings: Trump failed to bribe Ukraine, but still accountable.
    Cory Booker: It's not who's racist; it's what are you doing about it.
    Justin Amash: People want open, honest representation.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Presidential nominee must fight for transformational change.
    Donald Trump: Foreign-provided opposition info? Read it; maybe call FBI.
    Donald Trump: No collusion, if you read the Mueller Report as I did.
    Beto O`Rourke: Future Justice Dept. should follow facts on Trump.
    Cory Booker: We succeed by showing the best of who we are.
Tax Reform
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Workers & government should not pay for billionaires.
    Andrew Yang: Value Added Tax would generate $800 billion.
    Amy Klobuchar: Changes in corporate tax would fund infrastructure.
    John Delaney: Increase marginal rate, tax investments like income.
    Julian Castro: Top earners, corporations should pay "fair share".
    Bill Weld: Teach skill sets for tech jobs of the future.
War & Peace
    Cory Booker: Would rejoin Iran nuclear deal & work with allies.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Ending regime change wars allows investment at home.
Welfare & Poverty
    Michael Bennet: Everybody should have a share in our prosperity.

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(Martha Raddatz interviewing candidates for 2019-2020 races).

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