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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)
Unintimidated,
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 Harmís 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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Fact-checking on 2018 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns


EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

"Fact-checking" means that an independent news/political organization examines statements made in campaign advertising or in poltiical debates, to see if they are objectively true or not.

The first fact-checking organization was called FactCheck.org (described below) but in recent years many other organizations have joined in. Some that we use are:

Fact-checking has become commonplace in recent years; but originally we used only FactCheck.org. They are often accused of partisanship (as are all fact-checking services, so we attempt to balance them against each other and report only non-partisan facts here). Following is FactCheck.org's self-description; all of the other services are linked from above so you can check out their similar self-descriptions:

  • FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races.
      [OnTheIssues.org excerpts only two types of analyses]:
    1. From debates and public speeches
    2. From TV & radio advertisements
    3. [OnTheIssues.org excerpts do not include poll-based claims; partisan claims; nor "atatck" claims unless they include policy issues].
  • Following is the self-description of how FactCheck.org works:

  • [FactCheck.org is] a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

  • The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

  • The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.

-- Jesse Gordon, [email protected], Oct. 2018
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    John Kasich: Cut $1.3M in funding for discredited Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Larry Kudlow: FactCheck: No, deficit is increasing with Trump tax cuts.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Economy turned around before Trump took office.
Corporations
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, steel & auto investments aren't skyrocketing.
Families & Children
    John Kasich: Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, Senate approved US Embassy in Jerusalem.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, tariffs won't "make America rich again".
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: China has 25% car tariff, but only 10% on parts.
Government Reform
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Removed more regulations than other presidents.
Gun Control
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
Health Care
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Opposed ObamaCare's pre-existing condition law.
Homeland Security
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Pay for 65% of Medicare with defense waste (FactCheck: 20%).
Immigration
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: No, Obama didn't separate families at the border.
    Kirstjen Nielsen: FactCheck: Falsely claims no policy of family separation.
    Donald Trump: Fact-check: End chain migration? It can't actually happen.
    Bruce Rauner: State won't help or impede immigration enforcement.
Jobs
    Donald Trump: Fact-check: African-American unemployment lowest in history.
Principles & Values
    Democratic Party: Congressional Dems 80% Christian; plus Jews, Hindus, Muslims.
    Republican Party: Congressional GOP: 99.3% Christian; 0.7% Jewish.
Tax Reform
    Josh Hawley: Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%.
    Richard Cordray: Does not back tax bill; not enough benefit to middle class.
    Guy Reschenthaler: Voted yes to cut taxes for top 1%.


The above quotations are from Fact-checking on 2018 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns.

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