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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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Commonwealth of Virginia Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Bob McDonnell (21) Virginia Republican Governor
  • Creigh Deeds (3) Virginia Democrat Challenger (2009)
  • Dave Brat (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Virginia- 7
  • Frank Wagner (3) Virginia Republican
  • George Allen (4) Republican
  • Glenn Youngkin (4) Virginia Republican challenger for Governor
  • Harris Miller (4) Former Democratic challenger (2006) Virginia
  • James Webb (1) Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jim Gilmore (41) Republican presidential candidate
  • Mark Warner (29) Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2006); elected Senator 2008
  • Ralph Northam (13) Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Tom Garrett (16) Republican U.S. Rep Virginia- 5
  • Tom Perriello (12) Virginia Democratic candidate for Governor
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    Tom Garrett: Protect the unborn; life begins at conception.
    Dave Brat: Human life is sacred.
    Ralph Northam: Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities.
    Ralph Northam: Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill.
    Bob McDonnell: Supported 35 restrictive bills, even with rape & incest.
    Creigh Deeds: Backs abortion rights without parental consent.
    Bob McDonnell: Pro-life; anti-partial-birth; pro-parental-notification.
    Jim Gilmore: As governor, I stood for the sanctity of life.
    Mark Warner: Support Roe v. Wade, but respect differing views.
    Jim Gilmore: Informed consent and 24-hour waiting period.
Budget & Economy
    Tom Garrett: Not afraid to vote against budgets that are too big.
    Dave Brat: Reduce spending & support a balanced budget amendment.
    Tom Perriello: No bailouts for Wall Street at Main Street's expense.
    Jim Gilmore: I delivered a balanced budget; no deficit when I ended term.
    Jim Gilmore: More banking oversight, even if it means bigger government.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore’s budgets “full of gimmicks” created $6B deficit.
    Mark Warner: Banking crisis caused by too many asleep at the switch in DC.
    Jim Gilmore: Virginia is booming; unemployment at record lows.
Civil Rights
    Ralph Northam: Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law.
    Bob McDonnell: Authored amendment protecting traditional marriage.
    Jim Gilmore: No quotas, but create opportunities for minorities.
    Jim Gilmore: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for gays in the military.
    Mark Warner: We still need affirmative action, for now.
    Mark Warner: Let military leaders advise about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
    Harris Miller: Supports civil unions; opposes constitutional ban.
    Frank Wagner: Overly-burdensome regulations hinder job creation.
    Tom Perriello: Cut $12B taxes on small businesses to help provide capital.
    Bob McDonnell: Small businesses are the backbone of Virginia's economy.
    Bob McDonnell: Get rid of taxes & regulations to make VA best for business.
    Jim Gilmore: Washington “asleep at the switch” at financial oversight.
    Mark Warner: Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing.
    Tom Garrett: Due process against abuses of civil asset forfeiture.
    Ralph Northam: Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts.
    George Allen: Leader for three decades in enacting truth-in-sentencing.
    Bob McDonnell: Make Virginia gang-free; with tougher penalties & prevention.
    Tom Perriello: Get local police forces the resources they need.
    Jim Gilmore: Reformed the juvenile justice system as attorney general.
    Jim Gilmore: Endorsed by four County sheriffs.
    Mark Warner: Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
    Mark Warner: Initiated statewide Amber Alert system.
    Bob McDonnell: Mandatory minimum sentences for career drug dealers.
    Jim Gilmore: Provided more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders.
    Mark Warner: Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production.
    Jim Gilmore: Illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society.
    Frank Wagner: Support rights of parents who choose to homeschool.
    Tom Garrett: Supports school choice: public, private, or home school.
    Tom Garrett: Student Security: $7000 in loans, deferring Social Security.
    Dave Brat: Oppose top down approaches such as Common Core.
    George Allen: Froze college tuition while governor.
    Ralph Northam: Historically strong commitment to public education.
    Bob McDonnell: Supports charter schools.
    Creigh Deeds: Don't divert money from schools, even in recession.
    Tom Perriello: Ensure that all our children receive a quality education.
    Jim Gilmore: No Child Left Behind Act isn't working.
    Mark Warner: No Child Left Behind Act isn't working.
    Jim Gilmore: Claims Warner said home-schooling threatens America.
    Mark Warner: Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids.
    Jim Gilmore: College scholarships for every qualified needy student.
    Jim Gilmore: Expand Algebra Readiness Initiative; hire more teachers.
    Jim Gilmore: Raise teacher pay with local funds.
Energy & Oil
    Tom Garrett: Unleash energy companies to dig and produce energy.
    Dave Brat: Broad-spectrum approach: Invest in wind, solar, oil, & more.
    Ralph Northam: We must act to address climate change.
    Bob McDonnell: Cultivate green energy and renewables.
    Bob McDonnell: Opposes cap-and-trade as congressional encroachment.
    Bob McDonnell: Drill for oil 50 miles offshore, environmentally safely.
    Creigh Deeds: No cap-and-trade during recession.
    Bob McDonnell: All-of-the-above approach: coal, oil, nuclear, & renewables.
    Jim Gilmore: Favors drilling ANWR and also drilling offshore.
    Mark Warner: Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore.
    Jim Gilmore: US should seek alternative fuels but still drill for oil.
    Jim Gilmore: US greatest energy resource is coal.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner promised no offshore drilling, and now supports it.
    Mark Warner: Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”.
    Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
    Tom Garrett: EPA, BLM, and USDA needlessly persecute farmers.
    Ralph Northam: I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy.
    Bob McDonnell: Establish "Green Jobs Zone"; protect the Chesapeake Bay.
    Tom Perriello: Lifelong commitment to smart & green environmental policies.
    Jim Gilmore: Extend “Virginia Naturally”: empower people with knowledge.
    Jim Gilmore: Extend "Virginia Naturally": empower people with knowledge.
Foreign Policy
    Tom Garrett: Depose Mideast governments that won't confront Radical Islam.
    Jim Gilmore: Pursue terrorists into Pakistan, but maintain secrecy.
    Mark Warner: Pakistan could emerge as world’s most dangerous nation.
Free Trade
    Tom Perriello: Protect American manufacturing jobs from shipping overseas.
Government Reform
    Glenn Youngkin: Update voter rolls monthly; verify mail-in ballots.
    Dave Brat: Moneyed interests have corrupted our democratic system.
    Ralph Northam: Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption.
    George Allen: Curb spending by passing a line-item veto.
    George Allen: Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment.
    Tom Perriello: Lobbyists and corporate PACs have broken Washington.
    Harris Miller: Supports public funding for political TV advertisements.
Gun Control
    Tom Garrett: Supports constitutional carry & gun rights.
    Dave Brat: Oppose limiting the Constitutional right to bear arms.
    Ralph Northam: Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill.
    Bob McDonnell: Fundamental individual right to bear arms.
    Tom Perriello: Supports individual right to bear arms.
    Mark Warner: Strong defender of the Second Amendment.
    Jim Gilmore: Strike down unconstitutional bans on possessing a firearm.
    Jim Gilmore: More gun convictions means less violent crime.
Health Care
    Tom Garrett: Patient 'Right to Try' experimental drugs & treatments.
    Dave Brat: ObamaCare is an unconstitutional power grab.
    Ralph Northam: Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions.
    Bob McDonnell: Resist congressional encroachment & socialized medicine.
    Jim Gilmore: Health Savings Accounts; association plans; and tort reform.
    Jim Gilmore: Lower Medicare premiums for seniors & keep program solvent.
    Mark Warner: Cannot allow 47 million Americans to go without access.
    Jim Gilmore: $25M more for medical care for most vulnerable citizens.
Homeland Security
    Tom Garrett: Warrantless bulk data collection is unconstitutional.
    Tom Garrett: Ensure best training, best equipment and best leadership.
    Dave Brat: Maintain a strong national defense.
    Ralph Northam: Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services.
    Tom Perriello: Ensuring our troops are protected & then supported as vet.
    Jim Gilmore: Close the pay gap for long-term military retention.
    Mark Warner: World-class benefits for military veterans.
    Harris Miller: Opposes don’t ask, don’t tell rule for military.
    Tom Garrett: E-N-D: Erect wall; No benefits; Defund sanctuary cities.
    Dave Brat: Start by securing our border; never grant amnesty.
    Ralph Northam: Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws.
    James Webb: Tamper-proof ID card; stricter enforcement against employers.
    Glenn Youngkin: Founded VA Ready to help unemployed get job training.
    Bob McDonnell: Strongly opposes federal Card Check legislation.
    Bob McDonnell: Strong support for Virginia's Right to Work law.
    Tom Perriello: Guarantee a living wage and secure retirement.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner’s police endorsements come from unionization promise.
    Jim Gilmore: Oppose making it easier to organize labor unions.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore opposed helping Tultex, despite Assembly’s support.
Principles & Values
    Glenn Youngkin: I'm guided by my faith & conservative values.
    Dave Brat: Fundamental rights come from God, the Author of Nature.
    Jim Gilmore: Will be conservative voice in Democratic-controlled Congress.
    Mark Warner: End partisan gridlock; embrace common ground.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner is ducking debates; doesn’t want his positions known.
    Mark Warner: Replace name-calling with bipartisan management.
Social Security
    Tom Garrett: Keep past promises but change promise for the future.
    Mark Warner: Bi-partisan commission on entitlements, with binding outcome.
Tax Reform
    Glenn Youngkin: Oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Tom Garrett: High taxes are a barrier to job creation.
    Tom Perriello: Eliminate capital gains taxes on key investments.
    Bob McDonnell: Opposed tax increases for core government services.
    Bob McDonnell: Kill the Death Tax; eliminate fraud & duplication.
    Jim Gilmore: In times of economic stress, don’t raise taxes.
    Jim Gilmore: Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax.
    Mark Warner: Roll back top-tier tax breaks.
    Mark Warner: Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner raised taxes without fully informing us about revenue.
    Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B.
    Jim Gilmore: End the Car Tax.
    Frank Wagner: Fight for funds necessary for transportation system.
    Ralph Northam: Transportation bill including investments in mass transit.
    Bob McDonnell: Make Wallops Island the top commercial Spaceport in America.
    Jim Gilmore: We should “think new”, like Founding Fathers did.
War & Peace
    Tom Garrett: Require a declaration of war and a clear purpose.
    Tom Perriello: Signed the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq.
    Jim Gilmore: No timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Jim Gilmore: Any kind of timetable in Iraq is not responsible.
    Mark Warner: Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline.
    Mark Warner: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan; focus on Pakistan & Iran.
    Mark Warner: No timetable to end war in Iraq.
    Harris Miller: It was a mistake to go to Iraq; we were misled by Powell.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bob McDonnell: Supports welfare-to-work & eliminate fraud.

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