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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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State of South Carolina Politicians: Archives

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    Alvin Greene: Pro-choice; but no federal subsidies.
    Alvin Greene: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Pro-choice.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Protect reproductive rights.
    Henry McMaster: Human life begins at conception.
    James Emerson Smith: Limit abortion to first trimester, or incest/rape situations.
    Joyce Dickerson: Women should have the right to family planning.
    Tommy Pope: 100% pro-life, period.
    Henry McMaster: Confident that Fetal Heartbeat bill is constitutional.
Budget & Economy
    Brad Hutto: It's time for Congress to spend less and cut waste.
    Fred Thompson: Consider stimulus package targeted to low-income people.
    Henry McMaster: Fight the "stimulus" law.
    Henry McMaster: $1.26 billion for roads, bridges, highways, interstates.
    Jaime Harrison: Push for aggressive infrastructure investment.
    Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
    Joe Biden: Under 2009 Recovery Act, we had one place to call.
    John McCain: To avoid recession, stop out-of-control spending.
    Mark Sanford: Tipping point as civilization if we don't get spending right.
    Mike Huckabee: Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession.
    Mitt Romney: To avoid recession, deal with housing crisis & gas prices.
    Nikki Haley: It's time for truth in budgeting; & government spending cap.
    Ralph Norman: Deal with $19 trillion debt by Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Ron Paul: Lower interest rates CAUSED housing bubble & can't solve it.
    Ron Paul: The longer the Fed delays recession, the worse the recession.
    Thomas Ravenel: Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough.
    Henry McMaster: Save money instead of spending it to prepare for the future.
    Henry McMaster: Complete infrastructure projects: roads, bridges, highways.
Civil Rights
    Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs.
    Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military.
    Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Supports ERA & reparations for Jim Crow/slavery.
    James Emerson Smith: Proponent of women receiving equal pay and opportunities.
    Joe Biden: Made commitment to have women on Senate Judiciary Committee.
    Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day.
    Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Break up monopolies, enact new antitrust laws.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Issue isn't capitalism, but monopoly capitalism.
    James Emerson Smith: Offer new businesses tax incentives to build in rural areas.
    Mike Bloomberg: End forced arbitration, like I do in my companies.
    Thomas Ravenel: Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism.
    Alvin Greene: Supports capital punishment.
    Brad Hutto: Supports capital punishment.
    Henry McMaster: Prosecuted sex predators, prostitution, and fraud.
    James Emerson Smith: Supports death penalty; ending parole; and more prisons.
    Joe Biden: 1994 Crime bill had community policing and crime went down.
    Mark Sanford: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Mike Bloomberg: Makeup of police department should reflect city population.
    Nikki Haley: Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab.
    Tom Steyer: I've worked to end private prisons in my state.
    Henry McMaster: Keep career criminals behind bars & carry out executions.
    Alvin Greene: No mandatory drug sentences.
    Henry McMaster: Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets.
    James Emerson Smith: Support the fight against drug addiction with resources.
    Joe Biden: Drugs don't cause mental health issues; it's the reverse.
    Mike Bloomberg: Decriminalize possession, but wait on pot & kids.
    Thomas Ravenel: Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs.
    Brad Hutto: Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Lower college costs, support student loan forgiveness.
    Henry McMaster: Early education is the beginning of economic health.
    Henry McMaster: Parents must know what their children are learning.
    Jaime Harrison: Invest in public schools; end student loan crisis.
    James Emerson Smith: Put money and effort into making public schools work for all.
    Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
    Joe Biden: Your zip code shouldn't matter in access to a good education.
    Joyce Dickerson: Invest in quality public education.
    Krystle Matthews: Ensure a free, quality, public education from preschool on.
    Mark Sanford: Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments.
    Mike Bloomberg: Charter schools worked in NYC, but not everywhere.
    Nikki Haley: Make a real investment in our charter schools.
    Pete Buttigieg: Teachers shouldn't have to pay their own classroom expenses.
    Henry McMaster: Parents may choose public, private, or for-profit pre-K.
Energy & Oil
    Alvin Greene: National & international regulations for climate change.
    Alvin Greene: Domestic oil exploration, nuclear power, & alternatives.
    Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Aggressively address global warming.
    Henry McMaster: Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open.
    Jaime Harrison: Reduce dependency on fossil fuels; oppose offshore drilling.
    James Emerson Smith: Keep expanding in renewable energy; stay on cutting edge.
    Thomas Ravenel: Don't divert resources for folly of global warming.
    Joe Cunningham: AdWatch: Ban offshore drilling for oil and gas.
    Henry McMaster: South Carolina moving with auto industry towards electric.
    Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding.
    Henry McMaster: Protect marsh islands from illegal encroachment.
    James Emerson Smith: All efforts should be made towards environmental protection.
    Nikki Haley: Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina.
Families & Children
    Elizabeth Warren: I experienced pregnancy discrimination; let's fix it.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Families are the real economic engines.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Support paid family leave.
    Henry McMaster: Define traditional marriage and strong families.
    Jaime Harrison: Champion paid family & sick leave & child care tax credits.
    Mike Bloomberg: Create good alternatives for kids so they avoid guns & crime.
    Mike Bloomberg: NYC teachers don't experience pregnancy discrimination.
Foreign Policy
    Jaime Harrison: Re-engage with allies; pursue diplomatic solutions.
    Joe Biden: Meet with North Korea and China together.
    Mike Bloomberg: Only solution is to split up Israel and Palestine.
Free Trade
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Build higher bridges for new generation of container ships.
    Thomas Ravenel: Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs.
Government Reform
    Alvin Greene: Keep campaign donation limits; no voluntary spending limits.
    Amy Klobuchar: Push for voting rights for African-Americans.
    Brad Hutto: Limit corporate and PAC campaign contributions.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Will return 10% of congressional salary to the government.
    Henry McMaster: Served on state Commission on Ethics Reform.
    Henry McMaster: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
    Henry McMaster: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
    Henry McMaster: Create an Election Integrity and Compliance Audit Program.
    Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
    Joe Biden: Put a black woman on the Supreme Court.
    John McCain: I'm "the sheriff", not Miss Congeniality, about pork bills.
    Krystle Matthews: Restore confidence in voting system with national standard.
    Mark Sanford: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
    Mark Sanford: I was against earmarks before being anti-earmark was cool.
    Nikki Haley: We capped lawsuit damages; next tort reform is loser-pays.
    Nikki Haley: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
    Nikki Haley: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
    Pete Buttigieg: 21st century voting rights: core of Frederick Douglass plan.
    Ralph Norman: Term limits to end the rein of career politicians.
    Tom Steyer: Russian election interference is cyberwarfare.
Gun Control
    Brad Hutto: Supports only current gun laws.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Pass common sense gun reform.
    Henry McMaster: Government continues to intrude on gun owners' rights.
    James Emerson Smith: Strict new regulations on gun sales, use and ownership.
    Thomas Ravenel: Second Amendment is the only gun law needed.
Health Care
    Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-All costs $60T & kicks off 149M from insurance.
    Bernie Sanders: Medicare-for-All will save Americans $450B per year.
    Bernie Sanders: Debt forgiveness for doctors & nurses in under-served areas.
    Bernie Sanders: International cooperation on coronavirus, and full funding.
    Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge.
    Henry McMaster: Challenge constitutionality of ObamaCare.
    Henry McMaster: Review State's behavioral health funding and delivery system.
    Jaime Harrison: Improve access to health care for poor, rural communities.
    Jaime Harrison: Opposes work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
    James Emerson Smith: Expand Medicaid immediately to give needed healthcare.
    Joe Biden: Work with China, in China, on coronavirus.
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Deal with health crisis before economic crisis.
    Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care.
    Krystle Matthews: Universal health care must be a right not a privilege!
    Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
    Mike Bloomberg: NYC life expectancy grew 3 years during my 12 years as mayor.
    Nikki Haley: Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems.
    Nikki Haley: No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead.
    Ralph Norman: Repeal and replace ObamaCare with free-market-based plan.
    Thomas Ravenel: We can't afford any more socialized medicine.
    Henry McMaster: Increase mental and behavioral health services.
Homeland Security
    Catherine Templeton: SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need a strong military AND a strong State Department.
    Henry McMaster: Stop the financing of international terrorism.
    Henry McMaster: Eliminate all state income taxes on veteran retirement pay.
    Jaime Harrison: Improve quality of care for veterans, including job programs.
    James Emerson Smith: Honors veterans by creating job opportunities for them.
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Use Defense Production Act for needs.
    Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans.
    Mike Bloomberg: We've stopped making weapons for the last war; good job.
    Nikki Haley: We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform.
    Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English.
    Amy Klobuchar: Let foreign medical students stay as rural doctors.
    Henry McMaster: Deployed National Guard to defend border & protect state.
    Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
    Lee Bright: Make permanent the E-Verify program.
    Ralph Norman: Build the wall to protect our sovereignty.
    Thomas Ravenel: Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack.
    Tommy Pope: Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities.
    Amy Klobuchar: Union protection of mine workers.
    Brad Hutto: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Proud to live in a right-to-work state; keep NLRB away.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Workers are the creators of wealth.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Raise minimum wage; support union organizing.
    Jaime Harrison: Fight for jobs with living wage, expand childcare tax credit.
    Joe Biden: Universal paid sick leave' $15 minimum wage; support unions.
    John McCain: Straight talk: some jobs aren't coming back.
    Joyce Dickerson: Raise the minimum wage.
    Krystle Matthews: Minimum wage should rise in value equal to cost of living.
    Mitt Romney: MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates.
    Nikki Haley: Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job.
    Nikki Haley: We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit.
    Nikki Haley: ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college.
    Nikki Haley: I love that we are one of the least unionized states.
    Nikki Haley: No unemployment benefits for workers on strike.
Principles & Values
    Elizabeth Warren: My motto is Mathew 25, about the "least of these".
    Henry McMaster: Stand up for Freedom of Religion.
    Henry McMaster: Defend the Rule of Law, preserve our State's sovereignty.
    Jaime Harrison: Good citizens make good communities.
    Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
    Joe Biden: Coronavirus: Trump should do his job, not personalize it.
    Joe Biden: Leadership: reassure, rely on experts, management.
    Mark Sanford: Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair.
    Mark Sanford: Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven.
    Mike Bloomberg: If elected will put company into blind trust and sell it.
    Nikki Haley: State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina".
    Ralph Norman: Empower those who believe in the virtues of faith in God.
    Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision.
Social Security
    Alvin Greene: Privatize elements of Social Security.
    Brad Hutto: Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security.
    Jaime Harrison: Protect & expand Social Security and Medicare.
    Joyce Dickerson: Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned.
    Nikki Haley: Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip.
    Ralph Norman: Raise retirement age; lower benefits for top 10% of earners.
    Thomas Ravenel: Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Brad Hutto: Maintain current tax levels, except gas tax to improve roads.
    Fred Thompson: Tax cuts raise revenues; so much for the experts.
    Henry McMaster: Our work will not be done unless I sign an income tax cut.
    James Emerson Smith: Eliminate inheritance tax, property tax, and vehicle tax.
    Joyce Dickerson: Fight for America's declining middle class.
    Nikki Haley: Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three.
    Ralph Norman: Cut taxes and eliminate regulations that kill job-creation.
    Ron Paul: Spending money doesn't stimulate economy; reduced taxes do.
    Rudy Giuliani: Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue.
    Thomas Ravenel: Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes.
    Henry McMaster: We passed the largest income tax cut in state history.
    Henry McMaster: $2000 income tax credit for police & other first responders.
    Nikki Haley: Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness.
War & Peace
    Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world.
    Elizabeth Warren: No military intervention in Syria because no military answer.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need to not cut-and-run on our allies.
    Mike Bloomberg: Keep troops in places abroad where terrorists congregate.
    Pete Buttigieg: I stand with the people of Idlib against Syrian dictator.
    Ralph Norman: Take the fight to ISIS on their turf.
    Tommy Pope: End hands-off policy and destroy ISIS.
Welfare & Poverty
    Amy Klobuchar: One size doesn't fit all, for rural poverty.
    Elizabeth Warren: My housing plan deals with the after-effects of red-lining.
    Jaime Harrison: Strong social safety net, increase earned income tax credit.
    Joe Biden: I fought red-lining and now I fight race-based home pricing.
    Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.
    Mike Bloomberg: Put more bank branches in minority neighborhoods.
    Mike Bloomberg: I fought against red-lining in communities.
    Thomas Ravenel: No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.

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