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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Alaska

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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Alaska (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Walker (10) Alaska Independent Governor
  • Charlie Huggins (7) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Dan Sullivan (1) Republican challenger Alaska
  • Lisa Murkowski (1) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Mark Begich (4) Alaska Democratic candidate for governor
  • Mead Treadwell (3) Alaska Republican Lt. Governor
  • Mike Chenault (11) Alaska Republican Candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Mike Dunleavy (10) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Sarah Palin (67) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Sean Parnell (8) Alaska Republican Governor
  • Tony Knowles (10) Alaska Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Lisa Murkowski: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Mike Chenault: Says he's pro life defending a sidelined anti-abortion bill.
    Charlie Huggins: Supports mandatory ultrasounds.
    Sarah Palin: Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids.
    Sarah Palin: Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped.
    Tony Knowles: Support woman’s decision in cases of rape.
Budget & Economy
    Charlie Huggins: Reduce budget and eliminate wasteful spending.
    Mike Chenault: Believes in both budget cuts and selective revenue sources.
    Sarah Palin: $7 billion savings plan for education & transportation.
    Sarah Palin: Reduced general fund spending by $124 million.
Civil Rights
    Mike Chenault: Lambasted laughing at same-sex equality issue, apologizes.
    Sarah Palin: ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery.
    Sarah Palin: HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Martin Luther King holiday.
    Sarah Palin: Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement.
    Sarah Palin: Prefers term “anti-rural” to “anti-Native”.
    Sarah Palin: Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
    Tony Knowles: No special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
    Bill Walker: Invest 1% from Permanent Fund in new business startups.
    Mike Chenault: I know how business works and I know how government works.
    Mike Dunleavy: Let's shut down crime instead of sweeping it under the rug.
    Mike Chenault: Was co-signer of mandate requesting prison reform solutions.
    Charlie Huggins: Oppose leniency for criminals; support protection for victim.
    Sarah Palin: Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime.
    Sarah Palin: Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes.
    Sarah Palin: Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”.
    Sarah Palin: Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police.
    Mike Dunleavy: Comprehensive approach including prosecution & interdiction.
    Bill Walker: Let states continue to experiment with pot.
    Sarah Palin: Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws.
    Mark Begich: Guarantee school funding; endorsed by state NEA.
    Mike Dunleavy: Manager of cutting-edge statewide teacher mentor project.
    Bill Walker: Expand voucher eligibility.
    Mike Chenault: Students futures depend on an education that prepares them.
    Sarah Palin: 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB.
    Sarah Palin: Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education.
    Sarah Palin: Don’t push school boards on creationism but allow discussion.
    Sarah Palin: I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution.
    Tony Knowles: Keep alternatives to evolution out of classrooms.
    Tony Knowles: No politics in science; no creationism in schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mark Begich: Green Bank to fund energy conservation and development.
    Mike Dunleavy: Backs Donlin goldmine/pipeline, for huge energy opportunity.
    Mike Chenault: Natural gas pipeline & North Slope development are crucial.
    Charlie Huggins: Endorses oil tax reform to increase production.
    Sarah Palin: Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year.
    Sarah Palin: Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline.
    Sarah Palin: Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas.
    Sarah Palin: Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production.
    Sarah Palin: Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment.
    Sarah Palin: Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill.
    Sarah Palin: Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas.
    Sarah Palin: Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies.
    Sarah Palin: Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office.
    Sarah Palin: Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline.
    Tony Knowles: Qualified support of BP-Arco merger.
    Sarah Palin: Met with producers and employee groups for pipeline deal.
    Tony Knowles: Include producers & all proposals in negotiating pipeline.
    Bill Walker: Opposes "Stand for Salmon"; we need development instead.
    Mark Begich: Supports the "Stand for Salmon" ballot measure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Opposes the "Stand for Salmon" ballot measure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Monetize timber instead of letting it burn or rot.
    Bill Walker: Open Donlin goldmine; deal with mercury & cyanide monitoring.
    Mark Begich: Gold mine can co-exist with Native subsistence lifestyle.
    Mead Treadwell: Mines employ a lot of people; open Donlin gold mine.
    Charlie Huggins: Develop our natural resources by our state Constitution.
    Bill Walker: State should address climate change.
    Sean Parnell: Natural resources are to be used; not locked up by feds.
    Sean Parnell: Support timber industry by increasing land for logging.
    Sean Parnell: Explore & extract rare earth elements in Alaska.
    Sean Parnell: Oil and gas production means jobs for Americans.
    Sean Parnell: Don't leave Alaska's oil buried in the ground.
    Sarah Palin: Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered.
    Sarah Palin: Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters.
    Sarah Palin: Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered.
Families & Children
    Sarah Palin: Recognize the vital role of family child care homes.
Foreign Policy
    Sarah Palin: Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home.
Free Trade
    Bill Walker: Avoid an unnecessary trade war with China.
    Sarah Palin: Allow wineries to ship by mail within state.
    Sarah Palin: Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes.
    Sarah Palin: Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year.
Government Reform
    Sarah Palin: Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual.
    Sarah Palin: Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007.
    Sarah Palin: Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical.
    Sarah Palin: Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily.
Gun Control
    Mike Chenault: Backs new law that allows concealed weapons across state.
    Charlie Huggins: Strong backer of Alaskan's Second Amendment rights.
    Sean Parnell: Strong backer of Alaskan's Second Amendment rights.
    Dan Sullivan: Prohibit state and local governments from denying gun rights.
    Sarah Palin: Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.
    Sarah Palin: Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Bill Walker: 2015: expanded Medicaid himself after Legislature opted out.
    Mike Dunleavy: Eliminate all health care assistance by government.
    Bill Walker: Bipartisan compromise on healthcare.
    Mike Chenault: Any expansion of Medicaid must be result of careful analysis.
    Sean Parnell: Federal healthcare overreaches into Americans' private lives.
    Sean Parnell: Alaska does not want government mandates in health care.
    Sarah Palin: Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states.
    Sarah Palin: Health care must be market-and business-driven.
Homeland Security
    Sarah Palin: Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops.
    Sarah Palin: Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war.
    Sarah Palin: Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America.
    Mike Dunleavy: Against relaxing immigration laws for refugees.
    Mike Chenault: Proposes bill that could mean certain deportation by judges.
    Sarah Palin: Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges.
    Sarah Palin: Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses.
    Mead Treadwell: Exporting raw materials means exporting jobs.
    Sarah Palin: Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills.
Principles & Values
    Bill Walker: Unity ticket: running as Independent with Democrat Lt. Gov.
    Sarah Palin: Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair.
    Sarah Palin: Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: The Bible has profoundly influenced America.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage.
    Sarah Palin: Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget.
    Sarah Palin: Decries “politics as usual” of attacking opponents.
    Tony Knowles: Raise the level of conversation in political debates.
    Sarah Palin: Endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Sarah Palin: Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
    Tony Knowles: Religious political beliefs are part of freedom of speech.
Tax Reform
    Mead Treadwell: Invest Permanent Fund to create dividends instead of taxes.
    Charlie Huggins: Maintain status on taxes, no new surprises.
    Sarah Palin: $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing.
    Mike Chenault: Priority in budget for renewable energy infrastructure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Put infrastructure funds into maintenance, not just building.
War & Peace
    Sarah Palin: We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops.
    Sarah Palin: I support the mission of our troops in Iraq.
    Sarah Palin: Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home.
    Tony Knowles: We need a different strategy for this war.
    Tony Knowles: Reasons given for going to war were not justified.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Dunleavy: Alaska has gone from hand-up to a handout welfare state.
    Sarah Palin: EITC moves thousands of welfare recipients into workforce.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Alaska.

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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