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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Vice Presidential possibilities for 2016

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    from 2016 Vice Presidential prospects (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Bill Weld (7) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Bob Corker (2) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • Dianne Feinstein (1) Democratic Sr Senator California
  • Elizabeth Warren (15) Massachusetts Senator
  • Eric Garcetti (2) California Ambassador to India
  • Howard Schultz (1) Starbucks CEO; independent for President (suspended)
  • Jeff Sessions (2) Alabama Attorney General 2017-2018
  • Mike Pence (19) Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Thomas Perez (3) Maryland Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Tim Kaine (36) Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
  • Tom Vilsack (13) Iowa USDA Secretary
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Tom Vilsack: Informed consent is government telling women what to do.
    Tom Vilsack: Vetoed requiring info about abortion risks and alternatives.
    Tom Vilsack: Personal choice includes taxpayer funding.
Budget & Economy
    Thomas Perez: 6 years of steady job growth, but not nearly enough.
Civil Rights
    Tim Kaine: Property rights important when mapping pipeline routes.
    Tom Vilsack: Appointed judges who said yes to gay marriage.
    Tim Kaine: Same-sex couples should have the same legal rights.
    Tim Kaine: 2005: No gay adoption; 2011: gay adoption okay.
    Tim Kaine: Protect banking industry's ability to serve consumers.
    Mike Pence: Pushed manufacturing tax cuts & corporate tax cut.
    Tim Kaine: Fix the tax code to help businesses without lobbying clout.
    Mike Pence: Corporate tax cuts create jobs & grow economy.
    Tim Kaine: Kaine's Project Exile disproportionately impacted blacks.
    Mike Pence: OpEd: even-minded on ending racist police brutality.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports anti-gang, safe neighborhood initiatives.
    Elizabeth Warren: Unfair: Kid in trouble for petty theft; CEO steals billions.
    Elizabeth Warren: Advocates stiff punishment for corporate offenders.
    Tim Kaine: Opposes death penalty as a Catholic, but upholds VA law.
    Tim Kaine: Against decriminalizing marijuana at state or federal level.
    Tim Kaine: Supported Senate bill to fight opioid epidemic.
    Bob Corker: Keep drugs out of our schools.
    Tom Vilsack: $51.4 million for opioid abuse clinics in rural communities.
    Elizabeth Warren: Legalizing marijuana will reduce opioid deaths.
    Tom Vilsack: Notes the revenue potential of an acre of marijuana.
    Tim Kaine: Reduce sentences but do not decriminalize pot.
    Tim Kaine: Protect LGBT students at schools, including gender identity.
    Tim Kaine: Individualized learning, not charter schools.
    Mike Pence: Replaced Common Core with state-standards version.
    Bob Corker: Engage private foundations to provide teacher bonus pay.
    Elizabeth Warren: Preserve Head Start and school lunch programs.
    Bill Weld: Prefers state input on education, not one national standard.
    Tim Kaine: School vouchers divert resources from our public schools.
    Bill Weld: Establish the first 25 charter schools in Massachusetts.
Energy & Oil
    Mike Pence: Climate change is not a resolved issue in science.
    Elizabeth Warren: Cannot support export bill just cause big oil does.
    Thomas Perez: Promote SolarCity manufacturing solar panels.
    Elizabeth Warren: Transition to green energy now for long-term growth.
    Tim Kaine: We must protect resources like oyster reefs and clean water.
    Eric Garcetti: No-sunset transportation sales tax to fund Los Angeles Metro.
    Bill Weld: Favored EPA's electric car mandate and stricter smog limits.
    Bill Weld: Favored EPA's electric car mandate and stricter smog limits.
    Tom Vilsack: Cut food waste in half by 2030.
Foreign Policy
    Elizabeth Warren: Military action that kill civilians may create radicalism.
    Elizabeth Warren: Unequivocally support Israel's qualitative military edge.
    Elizabeth Warren: No UN membership for Palestine until two-state solution.
    Amy Klobuchar: Fight ISIS Internet recruiting, but don't indict Islam.
Free Trade
    Mike Pence: Supports TPP and trade agreements with Pacific Rim and China.
    Elizabeth Warren: Strong export economy means influence around the world.
    Tim Kaine: Global trade is a reality; need more good trade deals.
    Tim Kaine: Pass TPP and create true free trade for U.S.
    Elizabeth Warren: Key is fair, enforceable agreements that protect workers.
    Elizabeth Warren: Against a Pacific Trade Deal that only works for rich.
Government Reform
    Tim Kaine: Public companies should publish their political spending.
    Tim Kaine: Citizens United erodes democracy and undermines elections.
    Tim Kaine: Citizens United encourages lobbyists to influence votes.
    Tom Vilsack: Money is the only reason he left presidential race.
    Mike Pence: Campaign finance reform is on the road to political serfdom.
    Tim Kaine: Time to rethink Patriot Act.
    Tim Kaine: Yes to disclosing sources of secret donations.
Gun Control
    Dianne Feinstein: Denying guns to no-fly list is a national security issue.
    Amy Klobuchar: Sensible reforms like enhanced background checks.
    Eric Garcetti: Mass shootings are price of easy access to fearsome weaponry.
    Jeff Sessions: Overturning Heller means cities could and would ban guns.
    Bill Weld: Now Libertarian, changed position to opposing gun control.
    Tom Vilsack: Rural America ready to discuss gun control.
    Tom Vilsack: Start conversation with a respect for the 2nd Amendment.
Health Care
    Bill Weld: Relaxed the eligibility rules for care under Medicaid.
Homeland Security
    Tim Kaine: Inspired to follow current events during the Vietnam war.
    Tom Vilsack: Sees parallel skills between soldiers and farmers.
    Jeff Sessions: Terrorists since 9/11 are mostly Islamic; confront them.
    Tim Kaine: Help "Blue Water" veterans harmed by Agent Orange.
    Tim Kaine: Repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell": let gays serve in military.
    Tom Vilsack: Spending in Iraq is wrong priority; spend at home instead.
    Elizabeth Warren: Bring people out of shadow economy & help social security.
    Tim Kaine: Urges US to accept more Syrian refugees.
    Mike Pence: Offensive & unconstitutional to ban Muslims from entering US.
    Mike Pence: Return to country of origin before illegals get citizenship.
    Tim Kaine: Supported 2013 Senate immigration reform package.
    Mike Pence: Temporarily suspend immigration from terrorist havens.
    Thomas Perez: Solution is to break down barriers, not to build walls.
    Tim Kaine: Give millions of families an earned pathway to citizenship.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports President Obama's immigration reform.
    Tim Kaine: Comprehensive immigration policy instead of xenophobia.
    Mike Pence: Blocked statewide & local minimum wage increase.
    Mike Pence: Defended Indiana's "Right-To-Work" law.
Principles & Values
    Mike Pence: I'm Christian, conservative, & Republican, in that order.
    Tim Kaine: Catholicism & Quakerism influence his political views.
    Tim Kaine: Authenticity as Senator means expressing religiosity.
    Mike Pence: Voted for Carter in 1980 over Reagan but views changed since.
    Mike Pence: I was Tea Party before it was cool.
Social Security
    Bill Weld: Will not abolish social security and receives it himself.
    Mike Pence: Cutting Social Security should be on the table.
    Mike Pence: Down-the-road raising of the Social Security retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Tim Kaine: As governor, Kaine signed death tax repeal on big estates.
War & Peace
    Mike Pence: Supported Iraq war and sending more US troops there in 2007.
    Mike Pence: Military action to crush ISIS.
    Tim Kaine: Iran is the real threat; Israel can make peace with Arabs.
    Tim Kaine: Iran is the real threat; Israel can make peace with Arabs.
    Tim Kaine: Afghanistan war was not a war of Obama's choosing.
    Tim Kaine: Iraq was a wrong choice; Afghanistan was no choice.
    Tom Vilsack: Congress should stop funding U.S. fighting in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tim Kaine: Secured funds to help homeless vets find good housing.
    Howard Schultz: FoodShare: Distribute unsold Starbucks items to food banks.

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