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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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VoteSmart synopsis of 2000-2010 legislative records


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from VoteSmart 2000-2010 legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (1) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Chris Powell (3) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Deborah Ross (1) Democratic Senate candidate North Carolina
  • Gretchen Whitmer (1) Michigan Democratic candidate for Governor
  • James Emerson Smith (3) South Carolina Democratic candidate for governor
  • Jason Kander (1) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Matthew Corey (4) Republican Candidate for Connecticut U.S. Senator Connecticut
  • Rob Hogg (2) Democratic Senate challenger Iowa
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

  • Project Vote-Smart surveys state legislative records and summarizes bill sponsorships and votes.
  • OnTheIssues does the same thing from federal legislative records, by reading the Congressional Record (available through the Library of Congress online.)
  • OnTheIssues sometimes reads state legislative records (for the few states that post their House and Senate journals online) and sometimes relies on VoteSmart (who use the more readily-available printed version).
  • In both cases, the summaries are intended to be non-biased politically: a description of the bill, rather than an analysis of its effect.
  • OnTheIssues also adds Pro and Con opinions on federal legislation, from proponents and opponents of each bill in the legislature or in private organizations.
  • Generally, Pro and Con opinions are not available for most state legislation, so VoteSmart sticks to just summaries.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    James Emerson Smith: Limit abortion to first trimester, or incest/rape situations.
    Chris Powell: No public funding of organizations that perform abortions.
Crime
    James Emerson Smith: Supports death penalty; ending parole; and more prisons.
Drugs
    Matthew Corey: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
Education
    Rob Hogg: $45M for teacher salary increases plus 4-year-old preschool.
Energy & Oil
    Gretchen Whitmer: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
Environment
    Matthew Corey: Open parts of ANWR Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration.
Government Reform
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: More disclosure of campaign contributions & fundraising.
    Deborah Ross: Establish one-stop registration and voting sites.
    Chris Powell: Supports on-line voting & term limits.
    Chris Powell: No campaign donation limits, and no disclosure.
Gun Control
    Jason Kander: Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them.
Immigration
    Rob Hogg: No home mortgages for illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Matthew Corey: No affirmative action; reduce state regulations on business.
Tax Reform
    James Emerson Smith: Eliminate inheritance tax, property tax, and vehicle tax.
    Matthew Corey: Eliminate inheritance taxes; no state income tax.


The above quotations are from VoteSmart synopsis of 2000-2010 legislative records.

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