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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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Democratic presidential debate sponsored by CNN and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute on January 21, 2008

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Congressional Black Caucus debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (25)
  • Hillary Clinton (20)
  • John Edwards (12)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: Account for every single dollar for new proposed programs.
    Barack Obama: Help the homeowners actually living in their homes.
    Barack Obama: Bankruptcy bill pushed by banks & financial institutions.
    Barack Obama: Capping credit card interest rates at 30% is not enough.
    Barack Obama: Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high.
    Hillary Clinton: 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders.
    Hillary Clinton: No evidence as to how Obama would pay for new programs.
    Hillary Clinton: Foreclosure moratorium mitigates agony; doesn’t prolong it.
    Hillary Clinton: Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter.
    John Edwards: Stimulus package: focus on long-term investments.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: People want to move beyond our divisions.
    Hillary Clinton: Equal pay is not yet equal.
    John Edwards: Subprime mess is also an issue of race.
    John Edwards: Equal housing policy and economic policy for all.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Pushed Wal-Mart for women managers & environment.
    Barack Obama: Have a civil rights division enforce laws fairly and justly.
Energy & Oil
    Hillary Clinton: $650 for help with energy bills to those who can’t afford it.
    Hillary Clinton: $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package.
Foreign Policy
    Barack Obama: Never negotiate out of fear, and never fear to negotiate.
    John Edwards: Belligerence and selfish policy turn people against the US.
Free Trade
    Barack Obama: Enforce environmental & labor provisions in trade agreements.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: Never took money from federal lobbyists or their companies.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, Obama cast 130 “present” votes in IL Senate.
    Hillary Clinton: Stand for public financing and getting money out of politics.
Health Care
    Barack Obama: The problem with health care is about affordability.
    Barack Obama: Subsidies to people who can’t afford care--not single payer.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, Obama favored single-payer, despite denial.
    Hillary Clinton: My health care program will cover everyone.
    Hillary Clinton: Need a health care system that manages chronic diseases.
    Hillary Clinton: Universal health care is a core Democratic principle.
    John Edwards: No one is not worthy of health care.
Homeland Security
    Barack Obama: Al Qaida is stronger now than in 2001 as Iraq distracted us.
    Barack Obama: Health plan: not enough resources for illegal immigrants.
    John Edwards: Health plan does not cover illegal immigrants.
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: Objected to Republican ideas; did not compliment them.
    Barack Obama: Made the right decisions that were not politically popular.
    Barack Obama: I am a proud Christian who believes deeply in Jesus Christ.
    Barack Obama: Clinton earned a great relationship with African-Americans.
    Barack Obama: Campaigning on change from the bottom up that King stood for.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Obama praised GOP for having ideas, not GOP ideas.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Took Rezko’s donations, but never represented him.
    Hillary Clinton: Campaigning on the legacy that King stood for.
    Hillary Clinton: Right has no sex and truth has no color.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Obama, Bill, & Hillary all praised Ronald Reagan.
    John Edwards: Campaigning on equality & ending poverty that King stood for.
Social Security
    John Edwards: Raise the cap on Social Security taxes.
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: Stimulus package: $500 tax cut, & Social Security supplement.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: $2 trillion and the loss of life in Iraq are not sustainable.
    Hillary Clinton: Withdrawing troops is dangerous, including 100,000 civilians.
    Hillary Clinton: No military solution in Iraq; this debate motivates solution.
    Hillary Clinton: Hope to have nearly all troops out within a year.
    John Edwards: There has been no meaningful political progress in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Hillary Clinton: Make sure the economy works for everybody.
    John Edwards: A comprehensive, detailed plan to end poverty.
    John Edwards: Ending poverty is the single most important cause in my life.
    John Edwards: 37 million Americans live in poverty.

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