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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)

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CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2018
(John Dickerson & Margaret Brennan interviewing candidates for 2018-20 races)

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    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. OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:
  • ABC This Week: (Martha Raddatz & George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Jake Tapper and Dana Bash; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace and Bret Baier; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Margaret Brennan and John Dickerson; moderate)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Mike Pence: Great Recession tax-&-spend policy led to weak recovery.
    Rand Paul: Trillion-dollar deficits are bad, whether by Dems or by GOP.
Civil Rights
    Corey Stewart: Protect Confederate monuments.
    Tim Kaine: Redefine VA as rainbow coalition instead of Unite the Right.
    Bernie Sanders: Americans in red OR blue states oppose enriching the top 1%.
    Bernie Sanders: Middle class needs tax breaks; top 1% does not.
    Tim Kaine: Systemic racial inequities in the criminal justice system.
Energy & Oil
    Bernie Sanders: No more debate on climate change; it's here & costs $100Bs.
    Joe Neguse: Comprehensive solution for planetary crisis, climate change.
    Marco Rubio: Climate change is reality, but we're a country, not a planet.
    Mike Bloomberg: America should be big part of climate solution.
    Mike Bloomberg: If some countries do right thing on climate, we all benefit.
    Lindsey Graham: Manage forest underbrush better, to avoid raging wildfires.
    Mike Bloomberg: EPA failing to focus on clean air and clean water.
    Bernie Sanders: Leave a planet to our kids that is healthy & habitable.
Families & Children
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Women run for office because Trump demeans & devalues women.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: More women in Congress means more focus on family leave.
Foreign Policy
    Marco Rubio: Engage with Putin, but recognize he supports zero sum games.
    Donald Trump: European Union is a foe in trade, & in lack of NATO payments.
    Bernie Sanders: Gaza is humanitarian disaster; Israelis shouldn't over-react.
Free Trade
    Joni Ernst: Worth the pain of tariffs to get a better deal with China.
    John Kasich: Tariffs lead to acrimony among friends & going it alone.
    John Kasich: Tariffs slow down the economy and hurt 40 million jobs.
    Steve Mnuchin: 3-part agenda: tax & regulatory relief; free & fair trade.
Government Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Russian cyber-attacks threaten integrity of US elections.
    Marco Rubio: Sanctions against Russia for interfering in 2016 election.
Homeland Security
    Bernie Sanders: Don't privatize the Veterans Administration.
    Rand Paul: Fiscal conservatives must oppose unlimited military spending.
    Dan Crenshaw: Build a wall on some parts, but other security along river.
    Deb Haaland: Separating children from parents at the border is appalling.
    Joe Neguse: Using troops to secure southern border is the wrong approach.
    Joni Ernst: Troops on Mexican border is ok, for logistical support.
    Lindsey Graham: Change asylum law to not apply to illegal border crossers.
    Ted Cruz: Use all tools available to stop asylum for migrant caravan.
    Marco Rubio: Child separation policy at border is simply un-American.
    John Kasich: DREAMers are part of the fabric of America.
    Marco Rubio: Children are trafficked into US illegally by criminal groups.
    Bernie Sanders: The Great Wall was ok in 1600s; not so smart today.
Principles & Values
    Bernie Sanders: Learn from Gingrich in 1994: propose bold Democratic agenda.
    John Kerry: Let's get back to fact-based democracy.
    Jennifer Wexton: Women run in 2018 because Trump makes democracy look fragile.
    Mike Bloomberg: Trump was not a business manager; I ran large organizations.
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Republican Party needs to attract women & minorities.
    Jeff Flake: Republican Party needs to attract millennials & minorities.
    Chrissy Houlahan: We need to prioritize a big infrastructure bill.
    Marco Rubio: When Chinese companies steal I.P., put them out of business.
War & Peace
    Bernie Sanders: Withdraw US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen.
    Rand Paul: Cut off arms sales to Saudis; war in Yemen hurts US security.
    Marco Rubio: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia gives us leverage over them.
    Marco Rubio: Khashoggi: stop Saudi arms sales & reduce Yemen involvement.
    Mike Pence: Progress toward denuclearization & peace on Korean Peninsula.
    John Kerry: Change calculation in Syria by enforcing ceasefires.
    John Kerry: Use of force to respond to Syrian sarin gas attacks.
    John Kasich: Talk with North Korea, but reimpose sanctions if no results.
    Marco Rubio: North Korea should denuclearize, but I'm not optimistic.
    Lindsey Graham: Iran nuke deal allows a bomb after 15 years.
    Nikki Haley: Military action & sanctions against Syrian chemical weapons.
    Tim Kaine: Respond to Syrian chemical attack, but only via Congress.
    Rand Paul: Lesson of Iraq: unintended consequences from regime change.
    Rand Paul: We're actively in war in 7 countries, and none are declared.

The above quotations are from CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2018
(John Dickerson & Margaret Brennan interviewing candidates for 2018-20 races).

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