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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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NewsNation 2023 Republican primary debate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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    from Fourth GOP presidential primary debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • ACLU (3)
  • Cato Institute (2)
  • Chris Christie (5) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump (2) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Nikki Haley (12) South Carolina Republican presidential contender; UN Ambassador 2017-2018
  • Ron DeSantis (11) Florida Republican presidential contender; FL governor
  • Ronald Reagan (1)
  • Vivek Ramaswamy (9) District of Columbia Republican Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Citations for the fourth Republican presidential primary debate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Dec. 6, 2023, including...
  • Rev.com, "RNC Fourth Presidential Primary Debate 12/06/23 Transcript," Dec. 7, 2023, (Link)
  • The Hill, "RNC sets date, tougher criteria for 4th GOP debate," by Julia Mueller, 11/03/23, (Link)
  • ACLU Research & Analysis, "License to Abuse: How ICE's 287(g) Program Empowers Racist Sheriffs," April 26, 2022, (Link)
  • ACLU Ohio, "What Is 'The Great Replacement' Conspiracy, And Why Will It Be On Ohio's Ballot?" by Collin Marozzi, June 21, 2022, (Link)
  • Cato Institute blog, "'Zuckerbucks' Didn't Throw the 2020 Election," by Walter Olson, Sept. 12, 2022 (Link)
  • Cato Institute blog, "The Trouble With Ballot Harvesting," by Walter Olson, May 12, 2022 (Link) … and Media_DC_2020
  • Washington Post, "Before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and other Republicans purged John Birch Society extremists from the GOP," by Erick Trickey, Jan. 15, 2021, (Link)

  • NewsNation Republican Primary Debate in Tuscaloosa (University of Alabama)
  • Moderated by Megyn Kelly of SiriusXM; Elizabeth Vargas of NewsNation; and Eliana Johnson of Washington Free Beacon
  • The fourth and final Republican Presidential Primary Debate of 2023, from the University of Alabama.
  • Broadcast on News Nation and the CW.

    The Republican National Committee established these qualifications for the 4th debate:
  1. Participants must have 6% of the vote in multiple polls (an increase from 4% in the 3rd debate)
  2. Participants must have 80,000 unique donors (an increase from 70,000 donors in the 3rd debate)
  3. Participants must sign a pledge to support the party's eventual 2024 nominee (Trump does not qualify for this criteria, but Trump was invited anyway. Trump did not counter-program against this debate).

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ron DeSantis: Shoot dead anyone crossing the border with fentanyl.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Annihilate fentanyl labs AND deal with demand side.
    Ron DeSantis: Don't make truck drivers pay for brick-&-ivy gender studies.
Families & Children
    Chris Christie: Less government control over parenting choices .
    Nikki Haley: Must be 18 to change your gender.
    Nikki Haley: Private bathrooms instead of transgender girls' bathroom.
    Ron DeSantis: Sex change operations in teens is gender mutilation.
    Ron DeSantis: Disallow men from going into little girls' bathrooms.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Transgenderism is a mental health disorder.
Foreign Policy
    Nikki Haley: Iran, China, and Russia want to destroy the West.
Free Trade
    Chris Christie: Tariffs on China raise process for every American.
    Nikki Haley: End trade relations with China until fentanyl stopped.
Government Reform
    Cato Institute: No massive ballot harvesting & no effect on 2020 election.
    Cato Institute: Zuckerbucks are not some vast scheme to rig the outcome.
    Ron DeSantis: Bring a reckoning & wreak havoc on this bureaucracy.
    Ron DeSantis: No Zuckerbucks & no ballot harvesting.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: 75% reduction in number of federal bureaucrats.
Health Care
    Ron DeSantis: Florida did not expand ObamaCare; need accountability.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Replace sick-care system with preventative medicine.
    ACLU: Racist to enlist local police to assist ICE.
    ACLU: OpEd: Great Replacement is new version of old conspiracy.
    ACLU: Great Replacement is dangerous new version of old conspiracy.
    Donald Trump: Don't give maniacs residency in our country.
    Nikki Haley: End incentives like temporary protected status.
    Nikki Haley: Restrict terrorist immigration, not Muslim immigration.
    Ron DeSantis: Europe committing suicide with mass migration.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Enlist local police to assist ICE against illegals.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Real enemy is Deep State via the Great Replacement Theory.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: OpEd: Great Replacement is new version of old conspiracy.
Principles & Values
    Chris Christie: Authored 2024 book: "What Would Reagan Do?".
    Donald Trump: OpEd: "I am your retribution" means he'll exact retribution.
    Ronald Reagan: 1965: Far right Birchers infiltrated by "lunatic fringe".
    Nikki Haley: Freedom of speech for Americans, not bots on social media .
    Nikki Haley: Anti-Zionism is part of anti-Semitism, and so is TikTok.
War & Peace
    Chris Christie: I would send US military to defend Taiwan.
    Chris Christie: Damn right I'd send US troops to Gaza.
    Nikki Haley: Go hard after Iranian infrastructure in Syria & Iraq.
    Nikki Haley: Win in Ukraine to protect Taiwan.
    Nikki Haley: Win in Ukraine to protect Taiwan from China.
    Ron DeSantis: Iran is attacking U.S. as part of Israel-Hamas war.
    Ron DeSantis: Deter China from invading Taiwan: #1 national security task.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Hamas attack was dead wrong, but not an attack on America.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: US will absolutely defend Taiwan: that's deterrence.
Welfare & Poverty
    Nikki Haley: Younger people can't get mortgages because of Fed actions.
    Ron DeSantis: Inflation caused by borrowing by both parties.

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