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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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2020 Alabama Senatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2020 AL Senatorial race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Arnold Mooney (10) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Bradley Byrne (7) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Doug Jones (15) Democratic Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Jeff Sessions (1) Alabama Attorney General 2017-2018
  • John Merrill (15) Republican 2020 Challenger (withdrew) Alabama
  • John Rogers (1) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Steve Carlson (6) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Minnesota
  • Tommy Tuberville (34) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Alabama 2020 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Politico.com, "Judge throws out Roy Moore's $95 million suit against Sacha Baron Cohen," by Maeve Sheehey, 07/13/2021
  • American Family Association "iVoterGuide" on 2020 Senate race (Tommy Tuberville), downloaded Oct. 2020
  • CampusElect survey (Tommy Tuberville vs. Doug Jones), September 2020
  • Alabama Political Reporter, "Sessions slams Tuberville for saying China has 'a better military' than the U.S.," by Brandon Moseley, May 27, 2020
  • Yellow Hammer News, "Tuberville likens coronavirus to government telling you what to do," by Jeff Poor, March 2020
  • WHNT-19 Huntsville News, "U.S. Senate Candidate sitdown: Tommy Tuberville," by Lauren Harksen, Feb 26, 2020
  • Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle, "Tuberville says country going in wrong direction," by Ed Howell, February 9, 2020
  • Birmingham News, "How Alabama Senate hopefuls answered 3 key forum questions," by Paul Gattis, Jan 22, 2020
  • Yellow Hammer News, "Rogers calls for automatic death penalty with no appeals for convicted cop killers," by Sean Ross, Jan. 2020
  • Sand Mountain Reporter, "Tuberville talks US Senate race," by Daniel Taylor, Dec 23, 2019
  • ABC 'This Week' interview of Sen. Doug Jones, 12-22-19
  • ABC 33/40, "Former Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville seeks Alabama's U.S. Senate seat," by Jack Helean, December 19, 2019
  • Fox 10-TV, "John Merrill drops out of US Senate race," Dec 1, 2019
  • Montgomery Advertiser, "Doug Jones in a bind over Trump impeachment furor," by Kim Chandler, Oct. 10, 2019
  • BamaPolitics.com, "Five Questions with John Merrill," by David Preston, September 6, 2019
  • Newswire.com "Antoine Pierce Becomes the First Democratic Candidate to Enter the 2020 Senate Race," Aug 14, 2019
  • Mother Jones magazine, "Tuberville Perfected His Folksy Trumpism in That Great Lab of Democracy: Local Sports Radio," 8/7/19
  • NBC News, "GOP official says fixation with 'homosexual activities' harming U.S. moral core," by Tim Fitzsimons, July 17, 2019
  • USA Today, "'Homosexual activities' on TV threaten America's morals," by Joshua Bote, July 16, 2019
  • YellowHammerNews.com , "Senate hopeful talks immigration, culture, fiscal responsibility," by Jeff Poor, 7/12/2019
  • Yellow Hammer News, "Byrne education proposal featured in Trump's budget proposal," by Sean Ross, July 2019
  • WHNT-19 News, "Jones frustrated by lack of Senate action on 'military widow's tax'," by Brian Lawson, June 27, 2019
  • Opelika Observer, "Jones urges DoD to select Huntsville as Space Command Headquarters," June 18, 2019
  • Montgomery Advertiser, "Mooney to seek GOP nomination for U.S. Senate," Brian Lyman, May 6, 2019
  • WHNT-19 News, "Sen. Jones says voter protection not a partisan issue," by Brian Lawson, March 28, 2019
  • Alabama Today, "Giving our students the best education possible," by Bradley Byrne, March 11, 2019
  • Birmingham News, "Bradley Byrne sponsors federal school choice bill," by Trisha Powell Crain, Feb 28, 2019
  • Ballotpedia Candidate Connection: Survey responses by Arnold Mooney, 2019
  • RollCall.com, "Jones Tells LGBT Staffers He's Discouraged by Trends in Alabama," Griffin Connolly, Apr 13, 2018
  • Birmingham News, "Jones' gay son gives VP Pence withering look at father's Senate swearing-in," by Leada Gore, 1/4/18
  • NBC News, "Moore vs. Jones: Where the Alabama Senate candidates stand on the issues," by Jane C. Timm, Dec. 12, 2017
  • The Economist, Transcript: An interview with Doug Jones," Nov 16 2017
  • Slate.com, "Helping More People Vote Would 'Cheapen the Work' of Civil Rights Heroes," , by Mark Joseph Stern, Nov 02, 2016
  • Birmingham News, "AL congressional delegation widely pans same-sex marriage decision," by Howard Koplowitz, Jun 26, 2015
  • Birmingham News, "Byrne: States free to legalize same-sex marriage; just don't force AL," by Brendan Kirby, Feb 18, 2014
  • Birmingham News, "Byrne, Young discuss Obama, gay marriage, religion and the delta," by Cassie Fambro, Oct 21, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Doug Jones: Voted against bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks.
    Tommy Tuberville: Only exception for life of mother, not rape or incest.
    John Merrill: In Alabama legislature worked on laws protecting the unborn.
    Tommy Tuberville: Current wave of infanticide is this generation's holocaust.
    Arnold Mooney: Pro-life and pro-family.
Budget & Economy
    John Merrill: Both parties in Washington engage in wasteful spending.
Civil Rights
    Tommy Tuberville: Don't use race to divide us.
    Tommy Tuberville: Opposes laws against discrimination over sexual orientation.
    John Merrill: Being gay is a "decision," but would not take away rights.
    John Merrill: America too interested in homosexual activities on TV.
    John Merrill: We're too interested in homosexual activities in pop culture.
    Doug Jones: Protecting voting rights shouldn't be partisan issue.
    Doug Jones: Co-sponsored civil rights protections for LGBTQ people.
    Doug Jones: Endorsed of Human Rights Campaign.
    John Merrill: Just because you're 18 doesn't give you the right to vote.
    Bradley Byrne: States should be free to decide on gay marriage.
    Doug Jones: Gay son celebrates Jones' swearing in as senator.
    Bradley Byrne: Marriage is defined as one man and one woman.
    Bradley Byrne: Supreme Court should not define marriage for states.
    John Merrill: Same-day service: government at the speed of business.
    Doug Jones: Remove systemic racism in society and law enforcement.
    Tommy Tuberville: Police: "Gotta get 'em more money".
    John Rogers: For automatic death penalty for cop killers without appeal.
    Arnold Mooney: Skeptic of 2016 prison construction plans.
    Doug Jones: Take marijuana off federal controlled substances list.
    Tommy Tuberville: If we ever put marijuana on our streets legally, it's over.
    Tommy Tuberville: Irresponsible to use tax money to pay off student loan debts.
    Doug Jones: Loan forgiveness in targets jobs and locations.
    Tommy Tuberville: Opposes free public college and student loan forgiveness.
    Tommy Tuberville: Educate Alabama kids about values, God, & civics.
    Tommy Tuberville: School choice, charters, public schools are part of the mix.
    Tommy Tuberville: Disband U.S. Department of Education.
    Tommy Tuberville: Students being indoctrinated in communism & socialism.
    Arnold Mooney: Repeal Common Core.
    Tommy Tuberville: When we took away prayer in school we killed this country.
    Bradley Byrne: Byrne picked to introduce Trump-backed education bill.
    Bradley Byrne: Wants private school tax credit, but supports public schools.
    Bradley Byrne: Bill allows tax credits for private K-12 scholarships.
Energy & Oil
    Doug Jones: Climate change is a scientific reality.
    Tommy Tuberville: Only God changes climate; it's just a change of weather.
    Tommy Tuberville: COVID-19 might be experiment for Green New Deal.
    Steve Carlson: Want to see much more science on climate change linkages.
Foreign Policy
    Tommy Tuberville: Foreign aid only to countries that don't hate us.
    Jeff Sessions: American military is best fighting force in the world.
    Doug Jones: Impeachment warranted if withheld Ukraine aid helped Russia.
    Steve Carlson: Pull out of the United Nations.
Free Trade
    Tommy Tuberville: Reclaiming manufacturing from China will take care of itself.
    Doug Jones: Tariffs threaten the state's workers and farmers.
    Arnold Mooney: Use every tool in the toolbox to beat China down.
    Steve Carlson: Tariffs make world play fair, & bring jobs back to America.
Government Reform
    John Merrill: Supported tough voter ID law, made it easier to vote.
    John Merrill: Electoral College represents will of the people.
    Arnold Mooney: First priority would be bringing term limits.
Gun Control
    Doug Jones: Ban bump stocks; waiting period for semi-automatic weapons.
    Tommy Tuberville: They are not taking my guns.
    Tommy Tuberville: Will always protect, preserve our Second Amendment rights.
    Arnold Mooney: Right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Tommy Tuberville: ObamaCare a failure; supports Health Savings Accounts.
    Tommy Tuberville: COVID: against lockdowns; we don't believe in socialism.
    Tommy Tuberville: ObamaCare must go; return to free-market.
    Arnold Mooney: Free market healthcare.
    John Merrill: Concerned about rural healthcare access.
    Arnold Mooney: Replace ObamaCare with block grants for Medicaid.
Homeland Security
    Tommy Tuberville: China's got a better military than we have.
    Tommy Tuberville: Don't provide for those whose simple presence breaks the law.
    John Merrill: We need to build wall and stop illegals who cheat the system.
    Tommy Tuberville: Need to fight the scourge of illegal immigration.
    John Merrill: Stop hemorrhaging of illegal border crossings.
    Tommy Tuberville: Get a wall up or some kind of fencing.
    Arnold Mooney: Build a border wall with Mexico.
    Steve Carlson: ICE should not be abolished; work with Mexico.
    Tommy Tuberville: Government shouldn't ensure a livable income.
Principles & Values
    John Merrill: Reduce spending; stand up to the socialists.
    Tommy Tuberville: First duty of government is to protect individual liberty.
    John Merrill: Withdraws from Senate race upon Sessions' re-entry.
    Bradley Byrne: Fight for our Alabama values.
    John Merrill: Push back against the liberal socialist agenda.
    Tommy Tuberville: We've got to put Jesus and God before everything else.
    Arnold Mooney: State lottery would cost Alabama God's blessing.
    Steve Carlson: Fake news exists; as a journalist I know real news.
    Doug Jones: Christians take care of people, without discriminating.
Social Security
    Tommy Tuberville: Look into private options; spending is unsustainable.
Tax Reform
    Tommy Tuberville: Trump tax cuts & economic policies have been a success.
    Doug Jones: Led bipartisan effort to repeal "military widow's tax".
    Doug Jones: Urges Huntsville as HQ for Space Command.
War & Peace
    Tommy Tuberville: Stand up for Christians & Jews persecuted worldwide.
    Tommy Tuberville: Provide vets with high quality care, job training.
    Tommy Tuberville: Support a strong and robust military.
    Steve Carlson: Denuclearization of North Korea will be end of Korean War.

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