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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

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PolitiFact analysis of 2014 Senate and Gubernatorial races

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    from PolitiFact fact-checking of 2014 Senate and Gubernatorial candidates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brian Schatz (1) Democratic Jr Senator Hawaii
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Cory Booker (2) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Dan Sullivan (1) Republican challenger Alaska
  • David Perdue (2) Republican challenger Georgia
  • Jeff Sessions (1) Alabama Attorney General
  • Karen Handel (2) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Mark Begich (1) Alaska Democratic candidate for governor
  • Mark Pryor (1) Democratic Sr Senator Arkansas
  • Mark Udall (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative Colorado
  • Michael Enzi (1) Republican Sr Senator Wyoming
  • Paul Broun (1) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Robert Sarvis (1) Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
  • Todd Tiahrt (1) Republican Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Tom Cotton (2) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter:

  • TRUE – The statement is accurate and there's nothing significant missing.
  • MOSTLY TRUE – The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.
  • HALF TRUE – The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
  • MOSTLY FALSE – The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.
  • FALSE – The statement is not accurate.
  • PANTS ON FIRE – The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.
OnTheIssues.org trusts PolitiFact to report on the issues in a reasonably unbiased manner (or at least, to bash all sides equally). Their own statement on their political bias follows an explanation that they are based at a non-profit journalism school founded by the owner of the St. Petersburg (FL) Times: "When it comes to the question of 'Who is PolitiFact?' or 'Who pays for PolitiFact?', we can assure you that no one is behind the scenes telling us what to write for someone else's benefit. We are an independent, nonpartisan news organization. We are not beholden to any government, political party or corporate interest. We are proud to be able to say that we are independent journalists."

-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, August 2014
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
    David Perdue: Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience.
    David Perdue: End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs.
Energy & Oil
    Brian Schatz: FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012.
Foreign Policy
    Karen Handel: FactCheck: Only $2.2M on USAID pottery in Morocco, not $27M.
Government Reform
    Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
Gun Control
    Paul Broun: FactCheck: Guns cause more deaths than bats & hammers.
Health Care
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: False that Medicare vouchers increase seniors' cost.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers.
    Tom Cotton: FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff.
    Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
Homeland Security
    Mark Udall: FactCheck: Yes, NSA can collect phone records on Americans.
    Dan Sullivan: No way should Obama give "executive amnesty" to illegals.
    Mark Begich: Only Congress can grant amnesty, not President.
    Robert Sarvis: Liberalize immigration; population growth lowest since 1930s.
    Karen Handel: Immigration bill is 1,000 pages of industry rewards.
    Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
Local Issues
    Chris Christie: Bridgegate FactCheck: Ft.Lee doesn't have 3 dedicated lanes.
Principles & Values
    Michael Enzi: FactCheck: Gets higher percent from PACs than any Senator.

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