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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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State of Washington Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Bill Bryant (1) Washington Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Dino Rossi (14) Republican Challenger (2010) Washington
  • George Nethercutt (1) Republican (Until 2004) U.S. Rep Washington-5
  • Maria Cantwell (2) Democratic Jr Senator Washington
  • Michael Baumgartner (10) Republican Challenger Washington
  • Patty Murray (17) Democratic Sr Senator Washington
  • Phil Fortunato (1) Washington Republican challenger for Governor
  • Pramila Jayapal (18) Democrat U.S. Rep Washington-7
  • Tiffany Smiley (9) Republican Challenger Washington
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    Michael Baumgartner: Life begins at conception; no exceptions except pragmatism.
    Patty Murray: Nethercutt's voted against expanding stem-cell research.
    Phil Fortunato: F Grade from NARAL, sponsored anti-abortion bills.
    Pramila Jayapal: Expand contraceptive options for women & Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Dino Rossi: Big government is cause of current crisis, not its solution.
    Patty Murray: Bush policy is tax cuts & wars without paying for them.
    Patty Murray: Government action needed to fix damage done by Wall Street.
    Tiffany Smiley: Lift people up rather than spend billions on failed programs.
Civil Rights
    Michael Baumgartner: Opposes gay marriage.
    Pramila Jayapal: Fought for racial justice against bigotry and discrimination.
    Pramila Jayapal: Prohibit anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors.
    Pramila Jayapal: Investigated Seattle Police Department for biased policing.
    Tiffany Smiley: Defunding the police undercuts foundation of lawful society.
    Michael Baumgartner: Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan.
    Tiffany Smiley: We have a fentanyl crisis because we have a border crisis.
    Bill Bryant: Fully fund education; give principals & teachers flexibility.
    Pramila Jayapal: Additional $158 million for early childhood education.
    Pramila Jayapal: Two years of guaranteed tuition at community colleges.
    Tiffany Smiley: Empower families to choose best education for their children.
Energy & Oil
    Maria Cantwell: Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade.
    Michael Baumgartner: One-cent gas tax to pay for veterans' services.
    Michael Baumgartner: Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade.
    Pramila Jayapal: Stand up to climate change deniers & toxic fracking.
    Tiffany Smiley: US should adopt all-of-the-above approach to energy policies.
    Patty Murray: Federally fund Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup.
    Pramila Jayapal: Preserve funding and access to state park lands.
Families & Children
    Michael Baumgartner: No unfettered teen access to emergency contraceptive Plan B.
Foreign Policy
    Michael Baumgartner: Served as lead strategic-policy coordinator in Baghdad.
Free Trade
    Pramila Jayapal: Trans Pacific Partnership hides corporate giveaways.
    Tiffany Smiley: We need stronger trade policies like USMCA that are fair.
Government Reform
    Dino Rossi: Call to halt earmarks; that's what's wrong with D.C.
    Patty Murray: Halting earmarks shortchanges important state projects.
    Pramila Jayapal: Automatic voter registration & felon re-enfranchisement.
    Pramila Jayapal: Overturn Citizens United; dark money stifles elections.
    Tiffany Smiley: Opposes election reform bill; supports voter ID.
Health Care
    Dino Rossi: Healthcare overhaul moves down a path that is very dangerous.
    Dino Rossi: ObamaCare will siphon money & could bankrupt America.
    Dino Rossi: ObamaCare will require hordes of IRS agents to administer.
    Patty Murray: Pre-ObamaCare worked for insurance companies but no one else.
    Patty Murray: Yes, I read ObamaCare; I helped write it!
    Patty Murray: ObamaCare provides money to train future family physicians.
    Pramila Jayapal: Supports single-payer model.
Homeland Security
    Dino Rossi: Wait for a study to decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Patty Murray: Toss out don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Pramila Jayapal: Ensure disabled veterans receive needed assistance.
    Tiffany Smiley: Don't burden veteran families with an uncertain future.
    Dino Rossi: Secure the border, then decide on kids of illegal immigrants.
    Michael Baumgartner: Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria.
    Patty Murray: Give kids of illegal immigrants a chance to be citizens.
    Pramila Jayapal: OneAmerica: foster post-9-11 hate-free zone for Muslims.
    Pramila Jayapal: Establish a federal Office for Immigrant Integration.
    Tiffany Smiley: Stop the surge of illegal immigrants and secure our border.
    Pramila Jayapal: Raise the federal minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Dino Rossi: Murray is shortchanging voters with 2 debates instead of 6.
    Dino Rossi: Lost 2004 race for governor by 133 votes.
    Patty Murray: Long history of limiting debates with her challengers.
    Patty Murray: This state is my family and my family is hurting.
Social Security
    Dino Rossi: Massive debt could destabilize Social Security.
    Dino Rossi: No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet.
    George Nethercutt: Save Social Security by decreasing government spending.
    Patty Murray: No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet.
    Pramila Jayapal: Lift the income cap; reform COLA adjustments.
Tax Reform
    Dino Rossi: Extend Bush tax cuts; allow entrepreneurs to be successful.
    Dino Rossi: Repealing Bush tax cut is biggest tax increase in US history.
    Patty Murray: Extending Bush tax cuts reduces social & health programs.
    Patty Murray: Bush tax cut for top 2% costs us $2 trillion.
    Pramila Jayapal: invest in our nation's infrastructure, for jobs & backbone.
War & Peace
    Dino Rossi: Setting deadline for Afghan withdrawal would aid terrorists.
    Maria Cantwell: Leave Afghanistan in 2014 as planned.
    Michael Baumgartner: We're wasting resources on democracy-building in Afghanistan.
    Michael Baumgartner: Leave Afghanistan now & use funds domestically.
    Patty Murray: Voted against the war because we didn't have a clear mission.
    Patty Murray: Set timetable for Afghan withdrawal.

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