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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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Fact-checking on 2022 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns

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    from 2022 FactCheck (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Cassidy (2) Republican (Senate run 2014) U.S. Rep Louisiana-6
  • Charles Schumer (1) Democratic Sr Senator New York
  • Charlie Crist (1) Florida Democratic Governor Challenger
  • Don Bolduc (1) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Herschel Walker (4) Republican Senate Challenger Georgia
  • JD Vance (2) Republican Senate Challenger Ohio
  • John Fetterman (1) Pennsylvania Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania Lt. Gov.
  • Jonathan Wichmann (1) Wisconsin Republican challenger for Governor
  • Joy Hofmeister (1) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Justin Olson (1) Republican Challenger for Senate Arizona
  • Kevin Stitt (2) Oklahoma Republican Governor of Oklahoma
  • Maggie Hassan (1) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mike Lee (1) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Mitch McConnell (1) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Ron DeSantis (1) Florida Republican presidential contender; FL governor
  • T.W. Shannon (1) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Ted Budd (2) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-13
  • Wiley Nickel (1) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-13
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

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"Fact-checking" means that an independent news/political organization examines statements made in campaign advertising or in poltiical debates, to see if they are objectively true or not.

The first fact-checking organization was called FactCheck.org (described below) but in recent years many other organizations have joined in. Some that we use are:

Fact-checking has become commonplace in recent years; but originally we used only FactCheck.org. They are often accused of partisanship (as are all fact-checking services, so we attempt to balance them against each other and report only non-partisan facts here). Following is FactCheck.org's self-description; all of the other services are linked from above so you can check out their similar self-descriptions:

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    Fact-checking in 2022-2023 races:
  • Fox News, "Fetterman stumbles during debate when questioned about flip-flop on support for fracking," by Kyle Morris, October 25, 2022, (Link)
  • On 2022 Florida Governor race, "Fact-checking claims made in the Florida governor debate," WESH-2-TV (NBC), Oct 25, 2022, (Link)
  • 2022 Oklahoma Senate race: Oklahoma City Free Press, "Third and last Horn, Bice debate focuses on who is the most bipartisan," by Alex Myers, October 20, 2022, (Link)
  • On 2022 Utah Senate race, "Mike Lee's own texts contradict his debate claims about his effort to overturn the 2020 election," by Daniel Dale, October 18, 2022, (Link)
  • On 2022 Ohio Senate race, "Fact-checking J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate debate," by Amy Sherman, October 17, 2022, (Link)
  • NC-13 House race: WRAL, "Fact check: Hines claims Nickel supports abortion 'post-birth'," Oct 10, 2022, (Link)
  • 2022 N.Y. Senate race: National Public Radio FactCheck, "Senate will take up Democrats' tax, climate and health bill on Saturday, Schumer says," by Deepa Shivaram, August 4, 2022, (Link)
  • 2022 Oklahoma Senate race: The Independent (UK), "Republicans insist most gun violence happens in Democratic cities--the figures tell a different story," by Josh Marcus, 26 July 2022, (Link)
  • The Week, (Fact-Check on Nathan Dahm press release): "New trial provides 'no indication' ivermectin is 'clinically useful' in treating COVID-19," by Brendan Morrow, March 18, 2022
  • CNN Fact Check: "Biden admin isn't funding crack pipes," by Tara Subramaniam, February 17, 2022
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Georgia buys new voter registration system after long lines in 2020," by Mark Niesse, Jan 19, 2022
  • News-Medical.net, "Meta-analysis confirms complete failure of hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment," by Susha Cheriyedath, Jan 17 2022

    -- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, Nov. 2021

  • Associated Press Fact-Check in U.S. News & World Report, "No, Election Day Wasn't the Real Insurrection," Oct. 21, 2021
  • On 2022 GA Senate: CNN Fact check: "Georgia candidate Herschel Walker is a serial promoter of false 2020 conspiracy theories," by Daniel Dale, August 28, 2021
  • CNN Analysis, "The 30 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's interview with Sean Hannity," by Chris Cillizza, June 17, 2021
  • CNN Fact-Check, "It's now illegal in Georgia to give food and water to voters in line," by Faith Karimi, March 26, 2021
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Charlie Crist: Voted for Women's Health Protection Act after Roe overturned.
    Don Bolduc: FactCheck: Claims NH is pro-life but voters 71% pro-choice.
    JD Vance: Unborn babies are not inconveniences to be discarded.
    Kevin Stitt: FactCheck: Less than 1% of abortions are after 21 weeks.
    Maggie Hassan: Right to abortion in jeopardy if GOP controls Congress.
    Ron DeSantis: FactCheck: Only 1.3% of abortions take place after 21 weeks.
    Wiley Nickel: Codify Roe v. Wade in federal law to protect abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Charles Schumer: FactCheck:Inflation Reduction Act reduces inflation a little.
    Mitch McConnell: FactCheck:Inflation Reduction Act reduces inflation a little.
Civil Rights
    Ted Budd: Racist policies due to Democrats; GOP brings people together.
    Herschel Walker: FactCheck: Claimed Capitol rioters distracted from fraud.
    Joy Hofmeister: FactCheck: Yes, OK has higher crime rate than NY and CA.
    Kevin Stitt: FactCheck: OK has higher violent crime rate than NY and CA.
    Herschel Walker: Criticizes Biden Administration over false crack pipe policy.
    JD Vance: Close the border to end drug trafficking zone.
    Herschel Walker: Removed false claim of being a college graduate from website.
Energy & Oil
    John Fetterman: 2018: I oppose fracking; 2022: I support fracking.
Government Reform
    Bill Cassidy: FactCheck: Yes, hours-long wait to vote, but now fixed.
    Bill Cassidy: FactCheck: Yes, giving water to voters is criminalized.
    Herschel Walker: Opposed certifying Biden's Georgia victory, claims fraud.
    Ted Budd: Falsely claimed bill would allow minors to vote.
Gun Control
    T.W. Shannon: FactCheck: gun violence rate higher in GOP-controlled states.
Principles & Values
    Jonathan Wichmann: Claimed insurrection was led by "Antifa" without evidence.
    Mike Lee: FactCheck: worked to overturn Electoral College votes.
    Justin Olson: Censorship of conservative voices is unconstitutional(?).

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