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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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CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2015
(Bob Schieffer interviewing candidates for 2015 and 2016 races)

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    from CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2015 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (5) HUD Secretary
  • Bernie Sanders (9) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Carly Fiorina (1) California SBA Director
  • Chris Christie (2) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump (10) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jeb Bush (6) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Lindsey Graham (2) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (3) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mike Huckabee (3) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rand Paul (9) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Santorum (1) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning.

    Making an appearance on all five talk shows on one Sunday is known as a Full Ginsburg, because it was first accomplished by William Ginsburg (Monica Lewinsky's attorney) in 1998.

    In 2013, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio accomplished a Full Ginsburg, fueling speculation that both are planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2014, John Kerry was the only person to accomplish a Full Ginsburg, but no one thinks he is planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2015 so far, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accomplished a Full Ginsburg in the follow-up to the January 2015 State of the Union speech.

    OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:

  • ABC This Week: (George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Candy Crowley; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Bob Schieffer; moderate; ran briefly as Democrat for governor of Texas in 2009)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ben Carson: Need civil discussion between pro-life and pro-choice.
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: Keep mortgage interest deduction; knock out carried interest.
    Donald Trump: Use increasing debt ceiling as bargaining chip.
    Ben Carson: Raise debt ceiling, but ensure you won't have to do it again.
Civil Rights
    Chris Christie: Black Lives Matter encourages cop killing.
    Rick Santorum: Push for religious liberty in workplace, but not anti-gay.
    Bernie Sanders: Casino-type capitalism causes devastating problems.
    Chris Christie: Overhaul ridiculous tax system so companies stop leaving.
    Rand Paul: Defend the whole Bill of Rights, including speedy trials.
    Ben Carson: Addiction results from weakened values.
    Bernie Sanders: Free public university tuition, like we had 50 years ago.
    Donald Trump: Opposes Common Core.
    Jeb Bush: Common Core is not a federal takeover.
    Bernie Sanders: Climate change will lead to international security crises.
Foreign Policy
    Ben Carson: Focus on funding refugee camps; not bringing refugees to US.
    Jeb Bush: Duty to protect religious minorities & Christian refugees.
    Jeb Bush: Russia won't be an ally in Syria but maintain communication.
    Marco Rubio: Do not leave it to Russia to get rid of ISIS.
    Donald Trump: Provide economic assistance to create a safe zone in Syria.
    Bernie Sanders: We have to negotiate with others, even Iran.
    Mike Huckabee: Governors have world views; I've been all over the Mideast.
Free Trade
    Bernie Sanders: Base trade policy on working families, not multinationals.
Government Reform
    Donald Trump: Candidates should disavow PACs.
    Bernie Sanders: Super-PACs pervert the democratic process.
Gun Control
    Ben Carson: 2nd amendment critical in guarding against tyranny.
    Donald Trump: Gun ownership makes US safer, not more dangerous.
Health Care
    Carly Fiorina: FactCheck: No evidence of 470,000 failures from ObamaCare.
    Bernie Sanders: Healthcare is a fundamental right in a civilized society.
Homeland Security
    Rand Paul: Both refugees and visa waivers pose threat.
    Rand Paul: Bulk data collection does not improve safety.
    Rand Paul: Surveillance of mosques ok; database of Muslims not ok.
    Rand Paul: National defense should be unencumbered by nation building.
    Donald Trump: Syrian refugees are a Trojan Horse.
    Rand Paul: Legal status for 11 million illegals after we secure border.
    Donald Trump: We need strong borders; we need a wall.
    Jeb Bush: There is no plan to deport 11 million people.
Principles & Values
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: Senate attendance comparable to other candidates.
    Bernie Sanders: Abortion & gay marriage secondary to addressing inequality.
    Rand Paul: Conservative on spending; libertarian-ish on other issues.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Increase tax on wealthy; close loopholes for corporations.
War & Peace
    Jeb Bush: No-fly zone in Syria; arm Kurds; establish Sunni coalition.
    Jeb Bush: Send troops to Syria to then remain to maintain stability.
    Lindsey Graham: Military commitment of regional troops in Syria is necessary.
    Lindsey Graham: Regional, not US, army would keep stability in Syria.
    Rand Paul: Only Sunni-Shiite coalition forces, not US, in Syria.
    Marco Rubio: Boots on ground in Syria; coordinate with Kurds.
    Donald Trump: Strengthen military, but act defensively.
    Rand Paul: Keep on mind on Iran nukes but don't trust the ayatollahs.
    Mike Huckabee: Arm the Kurds to fight ISIS, plus U.S. bombing.
    Mike Huckabee: US boots on the ground to fight ISIS ok, if others join too.
    Donald Trump: Hit ISIS hard and fast.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, 3.7M women became impoverished since 2008.

The above quotations are from CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2015
(Bob Schieffer interviewing candidates for 2015 and 2016 races).

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