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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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2015 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Republican Responses: Jan. 20, 2015

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Barack Obama: Teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows.
    Joni Ernst: Protecting most vulnerable is important measure of society.
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: Should economy benefit the few, or everyone?
    Jill Stein: We are in state of emergency; not state of recovery.
    Joni Ernst: Sting of economy was felt over the last 6 years.
    Rand Paul: We borrow $1M per minute; mandate a balanced budget.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: It's right to condemn the persecution of LGBT people.
    Curt Clawson: Promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
    Barack Obama: Close loopholes that let top 1% avoid paying taxes.
    Rand Paul: No safety net cuts until corporate welfare is all cut.
    Barack Obama: Crime rate and incarceration rate have come down together.
    Libertarian Party: De-fund war on drugs, and end violent drug cartels.
    Arvin Vohra: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
    Barack Obama: Lower the cost of community college to zero.
    Libertarian Party: Make college affordable by ending subsidies and mandates.
    Libertarian Party: Cut back Common Core and the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Barack Obama: 14 warmest years on record occurred in last 15 years.
    Barack Obama: China has agreed with US; rest of world will now follow.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: US Is biggest oil & gas producer, but privately.
    Curt Clawson: Keystone XL pipeline must be completed.
    Joni Ernst: Keystone Jobs Bill: many jobs; minimal environmental impact.
Families & Children
    Barack Obama: Families aren't looking for handouts, but for a fair shot.
    Barack Obama: Childcare is an economic priority; not a side-issue.
Foreign Policy
    Barack Obama: Don't let our fears blind us to opportunity.
    Barack Obama: Russia is in tatters because of our steady resolve.
    Barack Obama: Cuba: When something doesn't work for 50 years, change it.
    Carlos Curbelo: Cuba & Iran: no unearned concessions to cruel dictatorships.
    John Bolton: America's biggest threat is self-induced weakness.
    Libertarian Party: End foreign military operations; shut down foreign bases.
Free Trade
    Barack Obama: 21st century businesses need to sell more overseas.
    Joni Ernst: Tear down trade barriers in Europe & the Pacific.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: Right to vote is sacred & is being denied to too many.
    Rand Paul: Term limits would infuse Congress with new ideas.
Health Care
    Barack Obama: ObamaCare didn't crush jobs nor explode deficits.
    Barack Obama: Ebola teaches us how to prevent future pandemics.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, 10 million newly insured last year.
    Curt Clawson: Lift the economic shackles of ObamaCare.
    Joni Ernst: Failed mindset gave us policies like ObamaCare.
    Libertarian Party: Repeal ObamaCare and don't replace it with RomneyCare.
    Rand Paul: Compassion cannot be delivered in the form of coercion.
Homeland Security
    Arvin Vohra: Intelligently rethink overall military spending.
    Barack Obama: Finish the job: it's time to close Gitmo.
    Libertarian Party: Intelligently rethink overall military spending.
    Rand Paul: We've over-militarized our foreign policy.
    Rand Paul: Military should be second to none; so audit the Pentagon.
    Carlos Curbelo: Modernize legal immigration: no official English.
    Curt Clawson: The law must be followed, but our house is your house.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all.
    Barack Obama: Best employment growth since 1999; the crisis is past.
    Barack Obama: Help families with more paid leave & higher minimum wage.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, unemployment down; but many stopped looking.
    Curt Clawson: Undocumented immigrants cause 10 million unemployed.
    Libertarian Party: Eliminate the minimum wage in every state.
    Libertarian Party: Eliminate minimum wage so entry level jobs available to all.
Principles & Values
    Rand Paul: Politicians should apply medical oath: "First, do no harm".
    Barack Obama: Precision Medicine Initiative: cures via personalized info.
    Barack Obama: Out to space not just to visit; but to stay.
    Barack Obama: Better meet the threat of cyberattacks.
    Libertarian Party: Repeal the PATRIOT Act and end the surveillance state.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: I will veto any new sanctions against Iran.
    Barack Obama: Authorize the use of force against ISIL.
    Jill Stein: ISIS grows out of chaos that we created in Iraq.
    John Bolton: ISIS, despite a few airstrikes, is alive & well.
    Joni Ernst: Comprehensive plan to defeat ISIL and al Qaeda.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rand Paul: Federal "gifts" don't generate wealth but perpetuate poverty.
    Rand Paul: Be aware of those who are missing out on American Dream.

The above quotations are from 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Republican Responses: Jan. 20, 2015.

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