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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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2020 Massachusetts Senatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2020 MA Senatorial race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gross (3) Independent 2020 Senate Challenger Alaska
  • Dan Sullivan (1) Republican Senator Alaska
  • Ed Markey (17) Democratic Senator Massachusetts
  • Joe Kennedy III (10) Democratic Senate challenger Massachusetts
  • Kevin O`Connor (19) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Shannon Liss-Riordan (4) Democratic 2022 A.G. Challenger Massachusetts
  • Shiva Ayyadurai (12) Massachusetts Independent Challenger
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    Massachusetts 2020 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • iBerkshires News, "Shannon Liss-Riordan Touts Experience in Attorney General Campaign," by Brittany Polito, August 29, 2022
  • Lowell Sun, "Shannon Liss-Riordan pledges 'a path away from involvement in the criminal justice system' at UTEC discussion," by Scott Shurtleff, August 24, 2022
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette, "AG candidate Liss-Riordan stops in Northampton," by Dusty Christensen, 8/9/2022
  • The New American magazine, "Arizona Lawmaker Urges Halt of Certification as Trump Team Delivers Bombshell Fraud Evidence," by Luis Miguel December 1, 2020
  • Springfield Republican, "5 takeaways from U.S. Senate debate between Ed Markey, Kevin O`Connor," by Benjamin Kail, October 6, 2020
  • Boston Globe, "3 takeaways from the debate between Ed Markey and Kevin O`Connor," by Nik DeCosta-Klipa, October 6, 2020
  • The Springfield Republican, "Kevin O`Connor says he doesn't 'know what systemic racism means," by Benjamin Kail, Oct 05, 2020
  • Boston Herald, "Ed Markey and Kevin O`Connor clash over coronavirus, Supreme Court in sole Senate debate," by Lisa Kashinsky, October 5, 2020
  • Boston Herald, "Markey & O`Connor expect Monday Senate debate to highlight stark differences," by Lisa Kashinsky, 10/4/2020
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Some people think face masks are dangerous. Can that be true?," by Stacey Burling, June 23, 2020
  • Fall River Herald News, "Markey, Kennedy go head-to-head in WGBH debate," by Matt Murphy, Feb 18, 2020
  • CNN, "Kennedy and Markey spar over how to best counter Trump," by Lauren Dezenski, February 18, 2020
  • Springfield Republican, "Five takeaways from Senate primary climate forum with Markey & Liss-Riordan," Nov 11, 2019
  • Springfield Republican, "Shannon Liss-Riordan challenges Sen. Ed Markey on Green New Deal," Nov 10, 2019
  • Springfield Republican, "Markey, Kennedy, and Liss-Riordan may agree on People's Pledge," by Benjamin Kail, 11/7/19
  • Springfield Republican, "Liss-Riordan: eliminate sub-minimum wage for tipped workers," by Shira Schoenberg, 6/18/19
  • Springfield Republican, "Shannon Liss-Riordan touts fresh perspective," by Shira Schoenberg, May 22, 2019
  • MetroWest Daily News, "For Shiva Ayyadurai, it's all about who's the real 'Trumper'," by Neal Simpson, Oct 22, 2018
  • Church & State Magazine, AU.org, "Do No Harm Act Introduced In Senate," by Rokia Hassanein, July/August 2018
  • Boston Globe, "Joe Kennedy III explains why he's not so hot about pot," by Nik DeCosta-Klipa, March 8, 2018
  • Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition, "DREAMers urge Congress to fight for a fair DACA fix," 10/16/17
  • Merion West, "Interviews: Shiva Ayyadurai," by Erich J. Prince, 07/24/2017
  • Boston Globe, "Kennedy describes how the Affordable Care Act helped one of his interns," by Nik DeCosta-Klip 3/14/17
  • The Metrowest Daily News, "Rep. Joseph Kennedy III to lead transgender task force," by Gerry Tuot, Mar 2, 2017
  • Vote-USA.org Massachusetts Senate Guide (Ed Markey), 10/23/2014
  • Taunton Gazette, "Joseph Kennedy III raises questions about costly EPA requirements," by Jo C. Goode, Nov 15, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ed Markey: Massachusetts should lead in protecting right to choose.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Personal decision that involves two lives.
    Ed Markey: Champion of woman's ability to make her own decisions.
Budget & Economy
    Ed Markey: Pay for $2000 stimulus checks by repealing Trump tax cuts.
    Kevin O`Connor: $2000 monthly payments during pandemic grossly irresponsible.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Budgetary transparency will lead to infrastructure spending.
Civil Rights
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Arizona data showed Biden win was statistically impossible.
    Kevin O`Connor: Racial justice: enforce the lawl problem isn't the police.
    Kevin O`Connor: I don't know what systemic racism means, but racism exists.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Affirmative action hasn't helped most blacks.
    Joe Kennedy III: Kennedy leads task force for transgender equality.
    Shannon Liss-Riordan: I see the games corporations play to rig the system.
    Kevin O`Connor: Horrified by Floyd murder, but do not defund police.
    Ed Markey: Ban "weapons of war" including tear gas from police use.
    Joe Kennedy III: Concerns with marijuana legalization: take a deep breath.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Markey: Green New Deal has shifted the whole discussion.
    Kevin O`Connor: The Green New Deal will wreck U.S. economy.
    Kevin O`Connor: Green New Deal would sell out American workers.
    Kevin O`Connor: Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through innovation.
    Ed Markey: More offshore wind and solar--but no Green New Deal.
    Shannon Liss-Riordan: More offshore wind and solar--and Green New Deal.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Climate change cause irrelevant; focus on solutions.
    Kevin O`Connor: Need strong federal policy to protect clean air and water.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Real problem is not climate change but pollution.
    Ed Markey: Nuclear power is a very expensive way to boil water.
    Shannon Liss-Riordan: Nuclear power may be carbon free, but it is not risk free.
Foreign Policy
    Ed Markey: COVID: Supported travel ban from China.
    Kevin O`Connor: Failure to criticize China over COVID is weakness.
Free Trade
    Kevin O`Connor: America first means robust free trade.
Government Reform
    Kevin O`Connor: Every vote must count; make ballots more accessible.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Pledges to serve one term, not focus on re-election.
    Ed Markey: Ok with outside PAC ads, if positive ads.
    Joe Kennedy III: Supports People's Pledge: no outside PAC spending.
    Joe Kennedy III: Proposed pledge to limit spending from outside groups.
    Shannon Liss-Riordan: Pledge to limit campaign spending from outside groups.
    Joe Kennedy III: Necessary regulations costs are crippling.
Gun Control
    Kevin O`Connor: Supports right to bear arms and background checks.
Health Care
    Ed Markey: COVID: Trump's response "criminally negligent".
    Kevin O`Connor: Competitive marketplace will reduce health care costs.
    Kevin O`Connor: Repeal ACA only if pre-existing conditions still covered.
    Kevin O`Connor: Against mask mandate; "all contact is not equal".
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Patients & doctors determine vaccinations, not government.
    Al Gross: Alaska has most expensive health care in the world.
    Al Gross: Public option allows Alaska to compete on equal basis.
    Joe Kennedy III: ACA has done good things for people in need.
    Ed Markey: Expand online clinical trials registry.
Homeland Security
    Al Gross: Sullivan cut Alaska bases to support border wall.
    Kevin O`Connor: Against sanctuary cities, enforce immigration laws.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Borders need to be strong, laws need to be enforced.
    Ed Markey: Would not trade protecting DACA for wall.
    Dan Sullivan: Shift military funding to build border wall.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Path to citizenship for those here with clean records.
    Joe Kennedy III: Kennedy promises to fight for DACA recipients.
    Ed Markey: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
Principles & Values
    Kevin O`Connor: Promises to serve no more than two terms.
    Kevin O`Connor: MA voters do not want Markey's socialism.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Rational scientific approach for real solutions.
    Ed Markey: Legislating is about issues: look at my record.
    Joe Kennedy III: Legislating is about which causes we care about first.
    Joe Kennedy III: Co-sponsored Do No Harm Act: keep church and state separate.
Social Security
    Ed Markey: Opposes privatizing, or any changes that reduce benefits.
Tax Reform
    Kevin O`Connor: Trump tax cuts led to greatest economy in last 40 years.
    Ed Markey: Expand program to get every child internet access.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Make data from taxpayer funded research accessible.
War & Peace
    Ed Markey: 2003 Iraq war vote was a mistake; 2013 Syria vote was not.
    Joe Kennedy III: Opposed 2003 Iraq war; opposed 2013 Syria war.

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