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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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2010 Florida Senate debates

    Florida 2010 Senate debates:
  • March 28: Chris Wallace, host, on "Fox News Sunday"; Marco Rubio and Gov. Charlie Crist
  • Oct. 6: Debate in Orlando; Moderator George Stephanopoulos.
  • Oct. 24: Governor Charlie Crist (I), Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) and former State House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) will debate at University of South Florida's Tampa campus. The debate is sponsored by CNN and The St. Petersburg Times.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Charlie Crist: Vetoed bill requiring ultrasound exams before abortions.
    Kendrick Meek: I have a 100% voting record on abortion, unlike Gov. Crist.
    Charlie Crist: Tea Party is too extreme on outlawing abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Charlie Crist: OpEd: As incumbent, blamed for Florida's weak economy.
    Kendrick Meek: Grow the economy rather than applying ideology.
    Charlie Crist: Supports economic stimulus and some parts of ObamaCare.
    Kendrick Meek: For economic stimulus, ObamaCare, & repealing Bush tax cuts.
    Jeff Greene: Everyone knew housing crash was coming; Congress did nothing.
    Charlie Crist: $8B stimulus funds saved or created 87,000 jobs in Florida.
    Marco Rubio: Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America.
Civil Rights
    Charlie Crist: Opposed gay adoption; then praised Court overturning ban.
    Charlie Crist: Lifetime member of NAACP.
    Marco Rubio: Businesses need certainty to commit to hiring new workers.
    Jeff Greene: Sold $21M of condos to CA dealer now facing charges.
    Marco Rubio: Work across the aisle to make America more business-friendly.
    Charlie Crist: Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs.
Energy & Oil
    Jeff Greene: Ban offshore oil drilling.
    Charlie Crist: Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions.
Foreign Policy
    Jeff Greene: 2007: Visited Cuba to repair yacht & support synagogues.
Government Reform
    Kendrick Meek: Sought earmarks for blighted area which benefited a donor.
    Kendrick Meek: Drafted 70 bills in Congress; some got merged into law.
Health Care
    Jeff Greene: Supports Obamacare.
    Charlie Crist: Cover Florida: 6,000 uninsured given peace of mind.
    Charlie Crist: Get waste & fraud out of Medicare so program will survive.
    Marco Rubio: Provide alternatives to employer-based insurance system.
Homeland Security
    Charlie Crist: Military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has worked.
    Marco Rubio: No evidence to change policy of don't ask, don't tell.
    Marco Rubio: AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens.
    Marco Rubio: Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census.
    Charlie Crist: Seal borders; enforce laws; send illegals to back of line.
    Marco Rubio: Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition.
    Marco Rubio: No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line.
    Jeff Greene: We have a jobs crisis, not a job problem.
Principles & Values
    Charlie Crist: I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme.
    Charlie Crist: We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology.
    Jeff Greene: Ran as Republican for Congress in California in 1982.
    Marco Rubio: Fundraised via "Floridians for Conservative Leadership".
    Marco Rubio: Repaid Florida GOP for overspending on party credit card.
    Marco Rubio: Home purchases funded by very GOP-friendly bank boards.
    Marco Rubio: As Speaker, passed 57 of "100 Innovative Ideas".
    Charlie Crist: In Rubio's $600,000 slush fund only $4000 went to candidates.
    Charlie Crist: Problem solving requires consensus, and sometimes concession.
    Marco Rubio: Without America, the world would be a worse place.
    Marco Rubio: $600,000 fund was not taxpayer money, & is fully accounted.
    Marco Rubio: Attended 15-20 Tea Party events; but not formally vetted.
    Marco Rubio: Are Floridians better off than they were four years ago? No!
    Bob Smith: Only one in this race with real-world experience.
    Marco Rubio: God does not love America more than Belgium.
Social Security
    Jeff Greene: Maintain current retirement age.
    Charlie Crist: Reducing COLA is unfair to seniors living on fixed income.
    Marco Rubio: Raise retirement age for those now under 55.
    Charlie Crist: Focus on waste & fraud, not retirement age & COLA.
    Marco Rubio: Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA.
    Charlie Crist: Don't raise retirement age; don't adjust COLA.
    Marco Rubio: Hard choices for people under 40, to avoid runaway growth.
    Marco Rubio: Keep raising the retirement age on the table.
    Marco Rubio: Keep cost-of-living adjustment on the table.
Tax Reform
    Charlie Crist: Best to extend all tax cuts; but compromise and push later.
    Kendrick Meek: Bush tax cuts killed surpluses; no more trickle-down.
    Marco Rubio: No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%.
    Marco Rubio: Extend Bush tax cuts, even for high earners.
    Jeff Greene: Repeal Bush tax cuts, exempting small business.
    Charlie Crist: Extend the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers.
    Marco Rubio: 2000: $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund Marlins stadium.
    Charlie Crist: Reduce the tax brackets to let private enterprise flourish.
    Charlie Crist: 2006: Pledged no taxes; 2009: $2.2B in fees on 16M people.
    Marco Rubio: Proposed to replace property taxes with state sales tax.
    Marco Rubio: Pledged to never raise taxes as state rep.
    Kendrick Meek: Build high-speed rail to solve transportation problems.
War & Peace
    Kendrick Meek: Get troops out of Iraq to pay for tax cuts.

The above quotations are from 2010 Florida Senate debates.
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