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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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Third presidential debate
at Belmont University, October 22, 2020
hosted by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates

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    from Third 2020 Presidential Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Donald Trump (19)
  • Joe Biden (22)
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    The third debate between Biden and Trump included new rules by the Commission on Presidential Debates to mute the microphones. When one candidate is initially asked a question, the microphone of the opposing candidate is muted for two minutes, to allow an uninterrupted response. This new rule responds to the first debate's constant speaking over each other (most of which did NOT occur during the "uninterrupted response" time).

    The debate took place at Belmont University, in Nashville TN. The moderator, Kristen Welker of NBC, chose six topics:

    1. Fighting COVID-19
    2. American families
    3. Race in America
    4. Climate change
    5. National Security
    6. Leadership (which becamse the question, "What will say on inauguration day to those who voted against you?")
    7. The Trump campaign requested a focus on foreign policy (which came up a few times, but not as a formal question)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Donald Trump: House stimulus was bailout of badly run Democratic states.
    Joe Biden: Must get stimulus money to local and state governments.
Civil Rights
    Donald Trump: I am not a racist but BLM calling police pigs is wrong.
    Donald Trump: Aside from Lincoln, no one has done more for Blacks.
    Joe Biden: Trump is the most racist president in modern history.
    Joe Biden: Institutional racism that only black parents give "the talk".
    Joe Biden: 1980s drugs bill, passed by all 100 Senators, was a mistake.
    Joe Biden: Trump is for more in jail; I am for drug rehab, not jail.
    Donald Trump: Open schools; most teachers are safe in pandemic.
Energy & Oil
    Donald Trump: Wind power kills birds; solar can't run factories.
    Donald Trump: Solar cannot power the economy like oil.
    Donald Trump: The Paris Accord is not fair to U.S.
    Joe Biden: My plan fights climate change and creates jobs.
    Joe Biden: No federal subsidies to oil; transition to renewables.
    Joe Biden: Fence-line communities need restrictions on pollutants.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: At peace with North Korea due to my friendship with Kim.
    Joe Biden: Mueller Report: I did nothing wrong; Trump bribed Ukraine.
    Joe Biden: Trump has legitimized North Korea, a rogue state.
    Joe Biden: Pressure China to obey international rules.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: China has already paid $28B to our farmers.
    Joe Biden: Malarkey that China paid farmers; taxpayers did.
Government Reform
    Joe Biden: Any country that interferes in US elections will pay a price.
Health Care
    Donald Trump: Use military to distribute 100 million vials of vaccine.
    Donald Trump: Need to re-open country during pandemic, to have a country.
    Donald Trump: We reduced coronavirus from an expected 2.2 million deaths.
    Donald Trump: If H1N1 were as lethal as COVID, we'd have 700,000 dead.
    Donald Trump: Biden will terminate 180 million healthcare plans.
    Joe Biden: If we just all wore masks, we'd save 100,000 lives.
    Joe Biden: A dark winter pandemic: People are learning to die with it.
    Joe Biden: Re-open businesses, restaurants, & schools with COVID safety.
    Joe Biden: ObamaCare plus a public option makes BidenCare.
    Joe Biden: Public option is not socialism.
    Donald Trump: Working very hard to reunite 500+ kids with their parents.
    Donald Trump: Catch-&-release was a disaster; only low-IQ people came back.
    Joe Biden: Separating kids from parents in border cages is criminal.
    Joe Biden: I'll send bill in first 100 days for pathway to citizenship.
    Joe Biden: No one with a job should be below poverty level.
Principles & Values
    Donald Trump: I explored doing business in China; no secret bank account.
    Donald Trump: The Mueller investigation was an expensive witch hunt.
    Joe Biden: Promises to be a president to all Americans.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: Cutting taxes & boosting economy most important to people.

The above quotations are from Third presidential debate
at Belmont University, October 22, 2020
hosted by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.

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