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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)
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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Democratic Primary Debate: November 20th in Atlanta, hosted by MSNBC


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    from 5th Democratic Primary Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (9) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (6) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders (7) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Cory Booker (7) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Elizabeth Warren (11) Massachusetts Senator
  • Joe Biden (10) Democratic V.P.
  • Kamala Harris (5) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg (6) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Tom Steyer (6) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard (7) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
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    The top ten Democratic presidential candidates debated at Otterbein University in Atlanta, Georgia, sponsored by NBC News and the Washington Post.

    Changes in the field as a result of this debate:

  • CEO Tom Steyer (D, CA) made his second appearance in a debate, after months of TV advertising. He is now an established member of the field.

  • CEO Mike Bloomberg (D, NY) has re-entered the race, committing $35 million to a TV ad campaign. But Bloomberg is disqualified from all future debates, because the current rules require having thousands of donors, and Bloomberg is not accepting donations at all. The rules for the Jan./Feb. 2020 debates have not yet been set, so Bloomberg could qualify.

  • Governor Deval Patrick (D, MA) also announced his candidacy. He will accept donations, but there's not enough time to qualify for the December debate, since those debate rules require scoring well in several polls, which will likely not even include Patrick for a couple of weeks. There are a half-dozen debates already set up for Jan./Feb. 2020, for which Patrick will attempt to qualify.

  • Four candidates dropped out of the race in the wake of this debate (in part, perhaps, because of this debate):

  • mayor Wayne Messam (D, FL), dropped out on Nov. 20, 2019; Mayor of Miramar, Florida, since 2015.

  • Rep. Joe Sestak (D, PA), dropped out on Dec. 1, 2019; former U.S. Representative from 2006-2010, and a Navy Admiral.

  • Governor Steve Bullock (D, MT), dropped out on Dec. 2, 2019; Governor since 2012, and Attorney General of Montana from 2007-2012.

  • Senator Kamala Harris (D, CA), dropped out on Dec. 3, 2019; Senator since 2016, and Attorney General of California from 2011-2016.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Amy Klobuchar: Codify Roe v. Wade into law; the people are with us.
    Bernie Sanders: Get the government off the backs of women on abortion.
    Elizabeth Warren: Illegal abortions mean only poor women can't get them.
Civil Rights
    Amy Klobuchar: Name your favorite woman president--we're not done yet!
    Joe Biden: MeToo: Change the culture of how women are treated.
    Kamala Harris: Dems take black women for granted.
    Pete Buttigieg: I welcome the challenge of connecting with black voters.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Correct racial injustice in an institutional way.
Corporations
    Tom Steyer: Spent $300M to take on unchecked corporate power.
Crime
    Kamala Harris: When people break rules, they pay penalty; so should Trump.
Drugs
    Cory Booker: Deal with impact of pot on blacks not privileged whites.
    Joe Biden: Black community supports decriminalizing marijuana.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Failed war on drugs has hurt minorities.
Education
    Elizabeth Warren: Student loan debt is worse for African-Americans.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Biden: Prioritized climate for decades, as existential threat.
    Pete Buttigieg: Conservative farmers are part of the climate change solution.
    Tom Steyer: I've spent a decade fighting oil companies & pipelines.
Environment
    Elizabeth Warren: Public service for 10,000 people on public lands.
    Tulsi Gabbard: People of all parties want clean air and safe water.
Families & Children
    Amy Klobuchar: Three months paid family leave, but be fiscally responsible.
    Andrew Yang: Only U.S. and Papua New Guinea don't have paid family leave.
    Andrew Yang: Our kids are not alright; their future is darker than our.
    Joe Biden: Keep punching at it: men can never raise a hand to women.
    Kamala Harris: Six months paid family leave; burden still falls on women.
Foreign Policy
    Amy Klobuchar: New foreign policy: align with allies and call out misdeeds.
    Andrew Yang: International consensus and coalitions on data.
    Cory Booker: Call out China for human rights violations.
    Joe Biden: Speak out against China at UN, for Uighurs and Hong Kong.
    Joe Biden: Punish senior Saudi leaders; make them the pariah they are.
    Joe Biden: I know all world leaders, and they know I keep my word.
    Kamala Harris: Trump got punked by North Korea.
Government Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Amy Klobuchar: Experience is needed to get voter rights passed.
    Amy Klobuchar: Register all to vote; ban gerrymandering and voter purges.
    Andrew Yang: Foreign meddling in our elections is an act of aggression.
    Bernie Sanders: Enforce simple rule: every over 18 has the right to vote.
    Cory Booker: Black voters are pissed off and worried about Dems.
    Cory Booker: Voter suppression most affects low-income minorities.
    Elizabeth Warren: End lobbying as we know it.
    Elizabeth Warren: Million-dollar donors shouldn't get ambassadorships.
    Pete Buttigieg: Same-day voter registration, and fight voter suppression.
    Tom Steyer: I'm the only candidate who'll talk about term limits.
    Tom Steyer: Electoral victories require high turnout among young people.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Dems represent foreign policy establishment, not people.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Mandate paper ballots to ensure that every vote is heard.
Gun Control
    Andrew Yang: Helping young males find their path will reduce gun violence.
Health Care
    Bernie Sanders: Current system is not only cruel, it's dysfunctional.
    Elizabeth Warren: People shouldn't make medical decisions based on cost.
    Joe Biden: Reform healthcare, don't force folks off private insurance.
Homeland Security
    Andrew Yang: Threats of tomorrow are Chinese A.I. and military drones.
    Elizabeth Warren: More Americans should serve in military.
    Pete Buttigieg: Re-prioritize runaway growth in military spending.
Immigration
    Bernie Sanders: I'll stand with 11M undocumented immigrants in this country.
    Elizabeth Warren: Stop the man-made "crisis" at the southern border.
Jobs
    Kamala Harris: Women are still only paid 80 cents compared to $1 for men.
Principles & Values
    Amy Klobuchar: This election is a value, decency, and patriotism check.
    Amy Klobuchar: President focusing on personal interests risks democracy.
    Bernie Sanders: Trump think he is above the law, but nobody is.
    Cory Booker: Unlike Trump who demeans, will bring country together.
    Elizabeth Warren: Ignoring Mueller Report means president is above the law.
    Joe Biden: We need to defeat Trump AND gain a Senate majority.
    Joe Biden: Keep the Justice Department independent of politics.
    Pete Buttigieg: Right experience, not traditional Washington experience.
    Pete Buttigieg: Impeachment should be above politics, but Trump confessed.
    Tom Steyer: Coalitions of ordinary American citizens beat corporations.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Treat people with "Aloha spirit" of respect and justice.
Tax Reform
    Cory Booker: No wealth tax, but raise estate tax.
    Elizabeth Warren: Your first $50M is free and clear under my wealth tax.
War & Peace
    Bernie Sanders: Rethink War on Terror and make deal with Taliban.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Oppose Bush-Clinton-Trump policy of regime-change wars.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bernie Sanders: Deal with 500,000 people sleeping on streets, AND Trump.
    Cory Booker: Refundable tax credit for difference from average rent.
    Elizabeth Warren: Not enough housing: build 3M units and no discrimination.
    Tom Steyer: When you look at inequality, you have to start with housing.


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  • Amy Klobuchar Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Cory Booker New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senator
  • Joe Biden Democratic V.P.
  • Kamala Harris California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Tom Steyer Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2

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