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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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News coverage of 2019 House of Representatives incumbents

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    2019 House incumbent news coverage:
  • CA-8: GOP Young Guns blog, Profile: "Jay Obernolte" downloaded 7/25/2020
  • GA-5: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Nikema Williams follows Lewis' path, if not trying to fill his shoes," by Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell, 7/22/2020
  • GA-5: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Supreme Court upholds protections for Dreamers in immigration ruling," by Tamar Hallerman, 6/18/2020
  • ND-0: The Dickinson Press, "North Dakota delegation rejoices after Trump signs North American trade deal," by Jeremy Turley, Jan 29, 2020
  • NH-1: Newsweek, "Twitter Reacts to Trump Saying He's Open to Cuts in Medicare," by Melissa Lemieux, 1/23/20
  • IL-6: Chicago Sun Times Fact-Check, "Casten partly right about federal contribution to new drugs," by Kiannah Sepeda-Miller, Dec 23, 2019
  • FL-10: House Press Release, Demings.house.gov. "For USMCA", December 19, 2019
  • NJ-2: CNN, "Jeff Van Drew's party switch is a godsend for Donald Trump," by Chris Cillizza, December 16, 2019
  • CO-6: Denverite.com, "Inside Congressman Jason Crow's Intense First Year," by Kasey Cordell, Dec. 2019
  • NH-1 & NH-2: Nashua Telegraph, "Animal cruelty is officially now a federal crime," by Casey Junkins, Nov 28, 2019
  • ME-2: Bangor Daily News, "Marginalizing transgender Americans is wrong, and dangerous," November 20, 2019
  • FL-10: House Press Release, Demings.house.gov. "Opportunity Zone Reform", November 19, 2019
  • OH-16: MeriTalk.com, "Bipartisan House Bill Supports New NIST CoE, Election Security Research", by Katie Malone, Nov 13, 2019
  • OH-16: Fox News, "Former NFL player-turned-congressman plans bill on college athletes making money," by Joshua Nelson, October 31, 2019
  • UT-4: KSL Salt Lake City, "Romney, McAdams working to keep Social Security, Medicare from drying up," by Dennis Romboy, Oct. 30, 2019
  • NC-13: Charlotte Observer, "Budd, Manning clash over campaign accusations in debate," by Brian Murphy, October 23, 2018
  • UT-3 & UT4: Deseret News, "Why 3 Utah congressmen backed a marijuana banking bill," by Matthew Brown, Sep 25, 2019
  • NV-3: MarijuanaMoment.net, "Historic House Passage Of Marijuana Banking Bill," by Kyle Jaeger, September 25, 2019
  • CA-8: Victorville Daily Press, "Assemblyman Obernolte Announces Congressional Bid," by Garrett Bergthold, 9/19/2019
  • NC-3: Spectrum News N.Y.1, "New NC Congressmen Look to Find Their Place on Capitol Hill," by Kevin Frey, Sep. 18, 2019
  • NV-3: The Nevada Independent, "Susie Lee on abolishing ICE and 287(g)," by Luz Gray, September 9, 2019
  • MN-7: St. Cloud Times, "Paynesville's Michelle Fischbach runs for U.S. House seat held by Collin Peterson," by Nora G. Hertel, 9/3/2019
  • KS-3: KCUR 89.3 NPR Kansas City, "Davids Hosts A Heated Discussion About Guns And Public Health," by Alex Smith, August 25, 2019
  • NH-1: Portsmouth Herald (SeacoastOnline.com). "Rochester Gay Pride Festival celebrates diversity," Aug 24, 2019
  • ME-2: Politico.com, "Susan Collins and the GOP court Trump on guns," by Burgess Everett and Marianne Levine, 08/14/2019
  • KS-3: Topeka Capital-Journal, "Davids bargains for bipartisan trade deal with Canada, Mexico," by Tim Carpenter, Aug 2, 2019
  • FL-10: House Press Release, "Rep. Demings Met with Government Officials of Denmark, Hungary, and Luxembourg," July 8, 2019
  • FL-10: House Press Release, "Funding package for humanitarian assistance on the border," June 25, 2019
  • OH-16 and others: Washington Blade, "House votes to defund trans military ban in rebuke to Trump," by Chris Johnson, June 18, 2019
  • ME-2: WGME CBS-13, "Rep. Golden calls for changes to immigration system," June 17, 2019
  • WA-8: iFIBER One News, "Wenatchee Pride event celebrates people from all walks of life," by Chris Hansen, Jun 15, 2019
  • IL-14: BonAppetit.com, "Lauren Underwood Is Doing Her 30s Better Than Just About Anyone We Know," by Hilary Cadigan, June 12, 2019
  • PR-0: Child Welfare League of America press release, "Gonzalez Colon Introduces the Every Child," 6/5/2019
  • MO-4: White House press release, "Support For President Donald J. Trump's Actions On Trade," May 21, 2019
  • SC-1/3/4/5/6/7: Charleston City Paper, "Only one S.C. congressman voted for the anti-discrimination Equality Act," by Adam Manno, May 20, 2019
  • SC-1: The Charleston Post and Courier, "It took SC Rep. Nancy Mace 25 years to share she was raped," by Caitlin Byrd, 5/14/2019
  • GA-6: Washington Post, "NRA president says pro-gun-control congresswoman won only because she's a 'minority female'," by Reis Thebault, 5/6/2019
  • NM-2: Albuquerque Journal, "Torres Small seeks bipartisan border security solutions," by Scott Turner, April 20, 2019
  • TN-6: Crossville Chronicle, "Rose: action needed to shore up Social Security, Medicare," by Heather Mullinix, Apr 30, 2019
  • WA-8: Jewish News Syndicate, "Kim Schrier counters critics, defends party's 'unequivocal' support for Israel," by Jackson Richman, April 1, 2019
  • TN-6: Forbes Magazine, "Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By Congressional Committee," by Tom Angell, Mar 28, 2019
  • NM-2: KOB TV-4, "Torres Small files bill to hire 15,000 doctors for rural communities," by Patrick Hayes, March 22, 2019
  • NM-1, NM-2, & NM-3: Albuquerque Journal, "Torres Small not always in step with her party," by Scott Turner, March 2, 2019
  • ND-0: High Plains Reader, "The New McCarthyism," by C.S. Hagen, February 27, 2019
  • NV-3: Las Vegas Sun, "Susie Lee says she is an advocate for the LGBT community," by John Sadler, Feb. 22, 2019
  • MS-3: Fox News, "Trump's border wall would stop deadly drugs from entering our country," by Michael Guest, 2/19/2019
  • NY-10 & MN-5: Fox News, "Pelosi, Dem leaders condemn Rep. Omar for 'anti-Semitic' language," by Andrew O'Reilly, 2/11/19
  • NC-3: Raleigh News-Observer, "Walter Jones, dead at 76; worked to atone for his Iraq war vote," by Brian Murphy, Feb. 10, 2019
  • IA-4: Politico.com, "Trio of Republicans face life in exile," by Melanie Zanona 02/04/2019
  • MN-5: Fox News, "Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed for saying she 'chuckles' when Israel is called a democracy," by Lukas Mikelionis, 1/31/19
  • MN-5: The Hill, "Rep. Omar apologizes for tweet about Israel," by Cristina Marcos, 01/22/19
  • IA-4: Huffington Post, "GOP Strips Rep. Steve King Of All Committee Assignments Over White Supremacist Views", by Nick Visser, 1/14/2019
  • IA-4: Esquire magazine, "Iowa Is Ground Zero for the Republicans' Disastrous Approach to Healthcare." by Charles P. Pierce, 4/9/2018
  • GA-5: Seattle Times, "Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers punish Delta for crossing the NRA," by R.J. Rico and Ben Nadler, 3/1/2018
  • SC-1: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Mom still modest about march into Citadel lore," by Jennifer Brett, 8/10/2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Nancy Mace: Against abortion, but yes to exceptions for rape, incest.
Civil Rights
    Jared Golden: For Equality Act, extend protections to sexual orientation.
    Anthony Gonzalez: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Trey Hollingsworth: Allow transgender people in the military.
    Kim Schrier: Sponsor of Equality Act: LGBTQ civil rights protections.
    Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon: Keep child welfare services free of discrimination.
    Republican Party: Remove Rep. from committees for "white supremacist" comments.
    Nancy Mace: Trailblazer by being first female Citadel graduate.
    Nikema Williams: Unfettered police authority is dangerous.
    Ben McAdams: Marijuana banking bill gives safe harbor for businesses.
    John Curtis: Marijuana banking bill gives safe harbor for businesses.
    Susie Lee: Co-sponsored SAFE Banking Act for marijuana businesses.
    Michael Guest: Prosecuted drug dealers and tried to stop flow of drugs.
    Anthony Gonzalez: Need standards for college athletes being allowed to profit.
    Susie Lee: Student loan crisis is crippling young people.
Foreign Policy
    Ilhan Omar: Anti-Semitism is real; grateful for education on history.
    Ilhan Omar: Almost chuckles at notion that Israel is a democracy.
    Ilhan Omar: Regrets tweeting "Israel has hypnotized the world".
Free Trade
    Michelle Fischbach: Chinese tariffs have hurt U.S. farmers for years.
    Sharice Davids: Wants stronger environmental, labor standards in USMCA.
    Markwayne Mullin: Trump trade deal with Canada and Mexico puts America first.
    Vicky Hartzler: Supports lifting steel & aluminum tariffs.
    Kelly Armstrong: USMCA biggest trade victory for our country in a generation.
    Kelly Armstrong: We cannot be used as pawns in a multi-year trade war.
Government Reform
    Anthony Gonzalez: Co-sponsored bipartisan bill on election security.
    Susie Lee: Member of the Problem Solvers Caucus: break the gridlock.
    Kelly Armstrong: Keep ND's no voter registration, but secure elections.
Gun Control
    Susie Lee: Ban high capacity magazines, assault weapons.
    Sharice Davids: Gun violence a public health crisis.
    Lucy McBath: Fight for gun control and save lives.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Extend waiting periods from 3 to 10 days.
    Deb Haaland: Extend waiting periods from 3 to 10 days.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Voted against extending waiting periods from 3 to 10 days.
    Nikema Williams: Supports Delta's decision not to give NRA members discounts.
Health Care
    Xochitl Torres Small: Files bill to hire 15,000 doctors for rural communities.
    Kelly Armstrong: Give money & control back to the states.
    Randy Feenstra: For health care bill that excludes pre-existing conditions.
Homeland Security
    Jay Obernolte: Protect veterans; strengthen defense' balance budget.
    Greg Murphy: First priority is House Armed Services Committee.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Invest in Northern Triangle to relieve refugee problem.
    Walter Beaman Jones: Coined "freedom fries" for Iraq War; but later opposed war.
    Nikema Williams: Find a permanent pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Jason Crow: Introduced Public Oversight of Detention Centers Act.
    Susie Lee: Against funding ill-conceived border wall.
    Susie Lee: Secure border by investing in people, technology.
    Jared Golden: Reform immigration system; secure our borders.
    Kelly Armstrong: Secure border, then conversations on immigration issues.
    Dan Bishop: The number one industry in my district is agriculture.
Principles & Values
    Jeff Van Drew: Switching to GOP driven by opposing impeachment.
    Nikema Williams: Sees her story, born in South Korea, as the American dream.
    Lauren Underwood: I get stopped and told I'm not supposed to be where I am.
    Kim Schrier: When something is wrong in the world, make it a better place.
    Ilhan Omar: Don't tolerate anti-Semitism even from members of Congress.
    Walter Beaman Jones: Served in NC House as Democrat; then US House as Republican.
    Steve King: Condemned on House floor for racist remarks.
    Steve King: When did "white nationalist" become offensive language?
Social Security
    Chris Pappas: No cuts to Social Security & Medicare to sustain tax cuts.
    Ben McAdams: Bipartisan effort with Mitt Romney to shore up entitlements.
    John Rose: Everything needs to be on the table for Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Jay Obernolte: Long record of fighting for lower taxes.
War & Peace
    Walter Beaman Jones: My 2001 pro-Iraq war vote helped kill 4,000 Americans.

The above quotations are from News coverage of 2019 House of Representatives incumbents.

Special coverage of "Blue Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 6 Democrats and 5 Democratic takeovers
  • FL: 5 new House members including 2 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MI: 5 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • MN: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers (and 1 Republican takeover!)
  • NJ: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • NY: 4 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • PA: 7 new House members including 4 Democrats and 4 Democratic takeovers (with statewide redistricting)
  • TX: 10 new House members including 4 Democrats and 2 Democratic takeovers
  • VA: 5 new House members including 3 Democrats and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • All other states: 51 new House members including 17 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • 2019 House incumbents: continuing coverage of the 116th Congress
    Conclusion: the "Blue Wave" means Democrats took over Congress but the rest is media hype.

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