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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)

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2012 Fact Checking

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EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races. OnTheIssues.org summarizes two sets of analyses:
1. From debates and public speeches
2. From TV & radio advertisements

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, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, November 2012
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Heather Wilson: Strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment.
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: S&P downgraded U.S. due to Congress, not Obama.
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: Hometown SUV plant closed in '08,not due to Obama.
    Jon Bruning: FactCheck: Doubled AG budget included inflation & new duties.
    Jon Bruning: FactCheck: Praised stimulus spending only for police.
Civil Rights
    Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
    Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
    Republican Party: FactCheck: Obama didn't say "you didn't build that".
Energy & Oil
    Martin Heinrich: Supports cap-and-trade; it causes no big energy costs.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Oil dependence low; but gas prices highest ever.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Promised for 3 years to end oil industry subsidy.
Free Trade
    Tammy Baldwin: FactCheck: Tried but failed to require US-made ship engines.
    Josh Mandel: Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Chinese tire import ban replaced by other imports.
Health Care
    Tammy Baldwin: Supports single payer, public option, and Medicare for all.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: ObamaCare covers only 1/2 of 30 million uninsured.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Fewer border crossings mostly due to economy.
    Heather Wilson: Sequestration would cut 20,000 jobs at N.M. national labs.
    Tommy Thompson: FactCheck: Unemployment down while governor, but not 2.1%.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Jobs increasing, but still lower than in 2008.
    Ron Paul: FactCheck: Feds paid for 8M WWII vets to attend college.
Principles & Values
    Tammy Baldwin: FactCheck: Only 3 bills out of 105 sponsorships became law.
    Democratic Party: FactCheck: "God" removed from DNC platform.
Tax Reform
    Paul Ryan: FactCheck: JFK cut rates by 20%, but from twice today's rate.
    Tommy Thompson: FactCheck: Tax cuts would save top 1% $87,000 each.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Taliban may control countryside after US leaves.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tommy Thompson: Converted welfare into work-required benefit.
    Newt Gingrich: FactCheck: Poverty rate has fallen under War on Poverty.

The above quotations are from 2012 Fact Checking.

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