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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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South-by-Southwest political conference

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    from South-by-Southwest political conference (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (4) Democrat U.S. Rep New York- 14
  • Amy Klobuchar (3) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (1) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders (2) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee
  • Elizabeth Warren (5) Massachusetts Senator
  • Howard Schultz (3) Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
  • Jay Inslee (2) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • John Delaney (6) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (3) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • John Kasich (2) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
  • Julian Castro (2) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (2) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Pete Buttigieg (5) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Tulsi Gabbard (7) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
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    2019 SXSW coverage: The "South-by-Southwest conference" is a film-tech-music confab held in Austin Texas each year since 1987. It has become a forum for political candidates, including several 2020 presidential hopefuls who participated in the Texas Tribune's “Conversations on America's Future.”
  • BBC, "Nine Democratic candidates. One event. Who shone?," by Anthony Zurcher, 3/12/2019
  • NPR.org, "Democratic Candidates Target Tech Giants," by Aarti Shahani, March 11, 2019
  • CNN KFiles, "Takeaways from CNN's 2020 town halls at South by Southwest," by Eric Bradner and Dan Merica, March 11, 2019
  • Cheddar.com blog, "Progressive Meets Conservative in Bill Weld's 2020 Run," March 11, 2019
  • Fox News, "Ocasio-Cortez, at SXSW, blasts FDR, Reagan and capitalism," by Louis Casiano, March 10 2019
  • Texas Tribune, "Conversations on America's Future," by Mike Clark-Madison, Mar. 10, 2019
  • KVUE, "John Kasich addresses 2020 rumors at SXSW", by Jeff Bell, March 10, 2019
  • Variety Magazine, "Start Building Your Own Power," by Matt Donnelly, 3/9/2019
  • Sacramento Bee, "2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival," by Paul J. Weber, March 09, 2019
  • Daily Beast, "Howard Schultz Bombs at SXSW," by Matt Wilstein, 03.09.19
  • CNN.com, "Elizabeth Warren: 'I am not a' Democratic Socialist," by Devan Cole, March 9, 2019
    Previous years' coverage:
  • Deadline.com blog, "Bernie Sanders on Sensationalism of Stormy Daniels In SXSW Talk", by Dino-Ray Ramos, March 9, 2018
  • (More issues coverage when it becomes available)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Howard Schultz: Pro-choice advocate for all of my life.
Civil Rights
    Julian Castro: Property was taken from slaves, so pay reparations.
    Tulsi Gabbard: My time in the military changed my anti-gay views.
    Tulsi Gabbard: I never personally supported gay conversion therapy.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism can't be redeemed because of profit motive.
    Elizabeth Warren: Companies can be umpires or team-owners, but cannot be both.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Inslee: No "silver bullet" for climate: "silver buckshot" instead.
    John Hickenlooper: Drank a glass of fracking fluid to show it was harmless.
    John Delaney: Bipartisan carbon tax bill, but not the Green New Deal.
    Howard Schultz: Green New Deal is well-intended but too extreme.
Foreign Policy
    John Delaney: Don't believe Putin about Russian 2016 election interference.
    Kamala Harris: I value the importance of diplomacy; I value relationships.
Government Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Automatically register citizens to vote when they turn 18.
    Jay Inslee: End the filibuster; it dooms good legislation.
    John Delaney: Nationally televised debates between President and Congress.
Gun Control
    Bernie Sanders: We aren't divided on guns: just sick & tired of gun violence.
Health Care
    Pete Buttigieg: Medicare for all who want it: public option.
Homeland Security
    Tulsi Gabbard: End this new cold war and nuclear arms race.
    John Hickenlooper: Crazy to drive out 11 million illegal immigrants.
    Bernie Sanders: Wall is stupid, but ok as part of deal on DACA.
Principles & Values
    John Hickenlooper: Work with Republicans to advance progressive priorities.
    Julian Castro: Make America smartest, healthiest, fairest & most prosperous.
    Pete Buttigieg: Would be youngest president ever, and first mayor.
    Tulsi Gabbard: To understand socialism, look at Venezuela.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Labels like "capitalist" and "socialist" are misused.
    Bill Weld: We can't go on pretending the president is normal.
    John Delaney: Independently wealthy but grew up in a blue collar family.
    Pete Buttigieg: Yes, young, but more government experience than Pres. Trump.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Moderate is not a stance; it's just "meh".
    John Kasich: OpEd: moderate Republican who has been critical or Trump.
    John Kasich: OpEd: Realism & anti-liberalism define #NeverTrump ideology.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Election winners didn't look like me; now maybe more will.
    Elizabeth Warren: I'm not a Democratic Socialist; we can gain from markets.
    Howard Schultz: Vast majority of Americans aren't going to embrace socialism.
    Elizabeth Warren: Break up Big Tech companies: they stifle innovation.
    John Delaney: Bipartisanship on infrastructure, digital privacy, and more.
    Amy Klobuchar: Tax tech giants when they sell access to personal data.
    Amy Klobuchar: Investigate big tech for monopolistic practices.
    Andrew Yang: Tax tech giants to share in gains from growth.
    Elizabeth Warren: Amazon is a monopolist; limit their monopoly profits.
    Elizabeth Warren: Break up tech giants; they destroy competition.
    Kamala Harris: Improve transportation infrastructure in rural communities.
War & Peace
    Tulsi Gabbard: No more wars for regime change, like Syria and Afghanistan.
    Pete Buttigieg: Don't let Iraq war supporters plan Venezuela invasion.
    Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. government lied to American people to launch Iraq War.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Delaney: Social justice is fine, but separate church and state.
    Pete Buttigieg: Scripture is about protecting the stranger and the poor.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Reagan's "welfare queens" are a racist caricature.

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