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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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Media coverage of Pennsylvania political races in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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    from The Philadelphia Inquirer (number of quotes indicated):
  • Arlen Specter (1) Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) Pennsylvania
  • Barack Obama (1) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Betsy Summers (3) 2004 former Libertarian Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Bob Casey (6) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
  • Craig Snyder (1) Republican Senate Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Jack Ciattarelli (1) New Jersey Republican Challenger
  • Jeff Bartos (3) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Jim Clymer (1)
  • Joe Sestak (5) Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • John Fetterman (2) Pennsylvania Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania Lt. Gov.
  • Joseph Hoeffel (3) 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative Pennsylvania
  • Josh Shapiro (1) Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Kathleen Sebelius (1) Kansas Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS)
  • Kathy Barnette (1) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Katie McGinty (4) Democratic Senate candidate Pennsylvania
  • Malcolm Kenyatta (1) Senate Candidate Pennsylvania
  • Mary Gay Scanlon (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Pennsylvania- 5
  • Pat Toomey (5) Republican Jr Senator Pennsylvania
  • Rick Santorum (2) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Sean Parnell (2) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Shiva Ayyadurai (1) Massachusetts Independent Challenger
  • Steve Lonegan (1) Republican Senate Challenger New Jersey
  • Tom Smith (6) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
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    Articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
  • On 2022_PA_Senate: "Pa. Senate candidate Sean Parnell's wife testified that he choked her and hit their children," by Jonathan Tamari, Nov 1, 2021
  • On 2022_PA_Gov, "Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's running for governor," by Andrew Seidman, Oct 13, 2021
  • On 2022_PA_Senate "Accepting Afghan refugees is the latest issue dividing Pennsylvania Republicans," by Andrew Seidman, Aug 31, 2021
  • On 2022_PA_Senate: "On board the Jeff Bartos bus, a Senate candidate blends business talk with culture-war rhetoric," by Chris Brennan, Aug 4, 2021
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, "The Hunt for Election Fraud," by Andrew Seidman, Jul 26, 2021
  • (On 2022_PA_Senate race): "Val Arkoosh would be the first Pa. woman elected to the Senate," by Julia Terruso, July 5, 2021
  • On 2021 NJ Governor Race: "New Jersey's Republican candidate for governor is keeping his distance from Trump," by Allison Steele, Feb 4, 2021
  • "Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is eyeing a run for Senate in 2022," by Chris Brennan, January 8, 2021
  • (On 2020_MA_Senate): The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Some people think face masks are dangerous. Can that be true?," by Stacey Burling, June 23, 2020
  • (On 2022_PA_Senate): "Pa. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta to fellow lawmakers: 'You can boo but it's true!'," by Jenice Armstrong, May 25, 2020
  • (On Bob Casey): Philadelphia Inquirer on 2018 Pennsylvania Senate race, 8/24/2018
  • On 2016 Pennsylvania Senate race: Katie McGinty & Pat Toomey, 7/7/2016
  • (On Joe Sestak, John Fetterman & Katie McGinty): Philadelphia Inquirer on 2016 Pennsylvania Senate debate, 4/6/2016
  • (On Steve Lonegan): Philadelphia Inquirer on 2013 N.J. Senate debate, 8/2/2013
  • "Birth Control", by Christi Parsons, 2/12/2012
  • (On Tom Smith): Philadelphia Inquirer on 2012 PA Senate debate, 8/29/2012-9/23/2012
  • (On Pat Toomey & Joe Sestak): Philadelphia Inquirer coverage of 2010 PA Senate Debates, 4/12/2010
  • "Doomsday Scenario", by Rick Santorum, 8/27/2009
  • (On Bob Casey): Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/20/2006
  • “Santorum now critical of Dover case”, on Bob Casey, 12/22/2005
  • “Casey’s Clear View on Abortion”, 12/18/2005
  • (On Bob Casey): Philadelphia Inquirer & Centre Daily News, 10/22/2005
  • (On Jim Clymer, Joseph Hoeffel, Arlen Specter & Betsy Summers): 2004 PA Senate debate, in Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/10/2004
  • (On Joseph Hoeffel & Betsy Summers): 2004 PA Senate debate, in Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/3/2004

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Barack Obama: Insurers must provide contraception, but not employers.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Make contraceptives available to everyone.
    Tom Smith: No abortion under all circumstances, including rape & incest.
    Bob Casey: Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned.
    Bob Casey: Right to Privacy means contraception, not unborn.
Budget & Economy
    Jack Ciattarelli: Pandemic restaurant restrictions devastated the economy.
    Tom Smith: Stagnant economy due to over-regulation & complex taxes.
    Pat Toomey: Growing government was not the key to economic recovery.
    Joe Sestak: Auto & bank bailouts were to clean up Bush's mess.
    Pat Toomey: We can't borrow and spend our way to prosperity.
    Joe Sestak: Deregulation of banks led to the economic meltdown.
    Pat Toomey: Real threat to economy is billions on bailouts.
Civil Rights
    Arlen Specter: Oppose gay marriage but support civil union.
    Betsy Summers: Support gay marriage.
    Jim Clymer: Oppose gay marriage and also oppose civil union.
    Joseph Hoeffel: Oppose gay marriage but support civil union.
    Tom Smith: Compliance with regulations is strangling business.
    Jeff Bartos: Silencing conservative students is fundamentally un-American.
    Jeff Bartos: Critical race theory is "state-sponsored racism".
    Bob Casey: Intelligent Design in religion class, not science class.
    Joseph Hoeffel: Voted to increase funding for No Child Left Behind 4 times.
Energy & Oil
    Katie McGinty: No fracking COMPANY donations; but some from fracking execs.
    Tom Smith: Fossil fuels are key to reasonable energy prices.
    Tom Smith: Former coal company executive; ease up on coal mining.
Families & Children
    Sean Parnell: Denies wife's claim of physical and verbal abuse.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Helping women around the world key to helping their kids.
    Bob Casey: Mandatory reporting of the pure evil of child abuse.
Government Reform
    Jeff Bartos: Investigate 2020 election, particularly mail-in ballots.
    Kathy Barnette: 2020: Something horribly wrong took place in this election.
    John Fetterman: Mocked Texas AG on voter fraud accusations.
Health Care
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Coronavirus: diet & vitamins better defense than masks.
    Joseph Hoeffel: Voted against a sweet deal for pharmaceutical companies.
Homeland Security
    Rick Santorum: We need to spend money to study the EMP threat.
    Bob Casey: Dont censure Bush for domestic spying.
    Craig Snyder: Refugees among most loyal and contributing Americans.
    Sean Parnell: 30,000 refugees from Afghanistan is irresponsible.
    Katie McGinty: Communicate with federal officials instead of sanctuary city.
    Pat Toomey: Withhold community funding from sanctuary cities like Philly.
    Steve Lonegan: No on amnesty; tighter border security.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: We need to value service industry employees.
    Joe Sestak: Increase minimum wage to $10.80 now & $15 later.
    John Fetterman: Backs $15-an-hour minimum wage.
    Katie McGinty: Backs $15-an-hour minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Joe Sestak: TV ad: Toomey's record is same as Sen. Rick Santorum's.
    Pat Toomey: TV ad: Sestak served well in Navy; but not on Congress.
    Betsy Summers: Specter and Hoeffel are both big-government candidates.
Social Security
    Joe Sestak: Never raise, never, the age for our seniors to retire.
    Katie McGinty: Cuts to Social Security are wrong for working families.
Tax Reform
    Josh Shapiro: We need to lower taxes, close loopholes, increase wages.
    Tom Smith: Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions.
    Rick Santorum: Scale of potential destruction from EMP demands action.
War & Peace
    Bob Casey: Disagrees with timeline & pulling troops out.
    Betsy Summers: Get soldiers out of Iraq as quickly as possible.

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