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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on the eve of the Texas primary
- This debate took place on Feb 25, in the leadup to Super Tuesday on March 1, 2016.
- In the Super Tuesday contests, pundits pronounced that Trump won Massachusetts by a wider margin than did Hillary.
That's technically true, but misleading:
The two primaries are two entirely separate elections, so Trump and Hillary did not compete against each other.
Clinton won the Democratic primary with 571,888 out of 1,138,586 votes;
Trump won the Republican primary with 298,827 out of 609,832 votes.
In other words, Hillary got nearly twice as many votes as Trump in Massachusetts, because so many more people voted in the Democratic primary.
- Pundits were also confused by Jesse Ventura's statement that he would choose between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
TV pundits are easily confused because they think only in terms of two parties; Ventura considers both Sanders and Trump to be anti-establishment iconoclasts (like Ventura himself) and hence he chose between two strong choices.
Ventura says he may enter the race if Sanders loses, but would also accept Trump's vice presidential nomination.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Donald Trump: Millions are helped by Planned Parenthood, but defund it.
Budget & Economy|
Marco Rubio: Reduce debt to save key programs like Social Security.
Ben Carson: Everyone gets the same rights; nobody gets extra rights.
John Kasich: Pray for customers with whom you disagree, but sell to them.
Energy & Oil|
Marco Rubio: Let ethanol program expire.
Families & Children|
Marco Rubio: Hispanic values: Burning desire that kids have it better.
Ted Cruz: Hispanic values: faith, family & patriotism.
Ben Carson: Every Israeli thinks we have turned our backs on them.
Ben Carson: North Korea's leader is unstable, but understands strength.
Donald Trump: Don't take sides with Israel, so we can lead negotiations.
Donald Trump: I could negotiate a deal with Israel and Palestinians.
John Kasich: I have a longer track record with Israel than any candidate.
John Kasich: Chinese are best way to calm down North Korea.
Marco Rubio: No honest broker on Israel: we are on their side.
Marco Rubio: Stay with Japan & South Korea or they will be nuclear powers.
Ted Cruz: Neutrality on Israel is moral relativism.
Donald Trump: With a $58 billion trade deficit, Mexico will pay for wall.
Marco Rubio: Instead of trade war against Mexico, bring jobs home.
John Kasich: My judicial appointments are solid conservatives.
Marco Rubio: The Constitution is not a living and breathing document.
Ted Cruz: Need principled constitutionalist on high court.
Ben Carson: Health empowerment accounts for families.
Donald Trump: Keep pre-existing condition coverage; not individual mandate.
Donald Trump: Removing cross-state barriers solves many insurance issues.
Donald Trump: Chief Justice Roberts: a disaster who gave us ObamaCare.
John Kasich: Give financial incentive for low cost & good outcomes.
Marco Rubio: Let people decide how to spend health care dollars.
Donald Trump: Charge rich countries like Germany more to defend them.
John Kasich: $100B more to rebuild the military, with Pentagon reforms.
Marco Rubio: US security is more important than Apple.
Ben Carson: Stop illegal immigration, then have a fair path to residency.
Donald Trump: Let the good ones come back in; that's not amnesty.
Marco Rubio: 45% of the problem is visa over-stays.
Marco Rubio: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is unconstitutional.
Ted Cruz: Children deported with parents can come back, if citizens.
Donald Trump: I'm the only one on this stage who's hired people.
Principles & Values|
Ben Carson: Our nation is heading off the abyss of destruction.
Donald Trump: Make America great again.
John Kasich: America's great, and you can shoot for the stars.
Marco Rubio: Do we prey on anger & fears, or hopes & dreams?
Ted Cruz: I hear, "I didn't vote for you but you did what you said".
Ben Carson: The IRS is not honest and we need to get rid of them.
Ted Cruz: Require Apple to unlock iPhones used by terrorists.
War & Peace|
Donald Trump: We would be better off if Gadhafi were in charge right now.
Donald Trump: Cease-fire in Syria only if all parties involved.
John Kasich: Arm the Ukrainians and fight ISIS in Syria, Libya.
Ted Cruz: Russia too strong for Syria cease-fire to hold.
The above quotations are from CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on the eve of the Texas primary.
Miami Republican debate, March 10, 2016
Miami Democratic debate, March 9, 2016
Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016
Republican primary debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016
CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on eve of Texas primary., Feb. 25, 2016
Democratic and Republican primary Town Hall, on eve of S.C. primary
2016 CNN GOP Town Hall in South Carolina, Feb. 17-18, 2016
2016 CBS News Republican Debate in S.C., Feb. 13, 2016
PBS Democratic Primary Debate in Wisconsin, Feb. 11, 2016
2016 ABC News/IJReview Republican Debate in N.H., Feb. 6, 2016
MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 4, 2016
2016 CNN Democratic Town Hall in N.H., Feb. 3, 2016
2016 Fox News GOP primary debate in Iowa, Jan. 28, 2016
2016 NBC Democratic primary debate, Jan. 17, 2016
2016 Fox Business two-tiered GOP primary debate, Jan. 14, 2016
2015 ABC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Dec. 19, 2015
2015 CNN Republican primary debate in Nevada, Dec. 15, 2015
2015 CBS Democratic primary debate, Nov. 14, 2015
2015 Fox Business/WSJ two-tiered GOP primary debate, Nov. 10, 2015
2015 CNBC two-tiered GOP primary debate, Oct. 28, 2015
2015 CNN Democratic primary debate, Oct. 13, 2015
2015 CNN two-tiered GOP primary debate, Sept. 16, 2015
Red State Gathering, Aug 6-9, 2015
2015 Fox News/Facebook two-tiered GOP primary debate, August 6, 2015
Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" Policy Conferences, April 25, 2015
2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015
Forbes Magazine "Candidates Want You to Know" series, March-June 2015
Sunday Political Talk Show interviews, throughout 2015
Pre-Iowa caucus political summits, throughout 2015
Brennan Center for Justice essays
National Journal 2016 series
Interviews on 2016 races with OnTheIssues
PBS News Hour "2016 Candidate Stands" series
PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 campaigns
Survey of 2016 Presidential campaign websites