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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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Media coverage of CA political races in The Los Angeles Times

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    Articles from Los Angeles Times:
  • 2024_Presidential, "Larry Elder's outspoken conservative radio rhetoric is under scrutiny in recall election," by James Rainey & Seema Mehta, Aug. 10, 2021, (Link)
  • 2024_CA_Senate: Los Angeles Times, "Where do Rep. Katie Porter and Scott Baugh stand on abortion, inflation, immigration?", by Hannah Fry, Oct. 20, 2022, (Link)
  • On 2021 CA recall race: "Where the Republicans running to replace Newsom in the recall say they stand on the issues," by George Skelton, July 19, 2021
  • State Dept. Confirmation Hearings, "Biden nominates L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India," by Dakota Smith, David Zahniser & Chris Megerian, July 9, 2021
  • On 2021 CA Recall: "GOP has unique edge in Newsom recall election--a lower bar to success," by Seema Mehta, April 2, 2021
  • On Biden Cabinet: "The attacks on Becerra as Biden's HHS nominee are amazingly dishonest," by Michael Hiltzik, Dec. 15, 2020
  • On 2022 California Senate race: "California congressional candidate slams Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP'," by August Brown, Aug. 7, 2020
  • On Trump Administration: "Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses," by Emily Baumgaertner & James Rainey, April 2, 2020
  • (On 2020 presidential hopefuls): "2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg says he doesn't regret backing Iraq war," by Michael Finnegan, Jan. 6, 2020
  • (On Kevin de Leon & Dianne Feinstein): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California Senate race, 7/14/2018
  • (On David Hadley): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 5/21/2018
  • (On Eric Garcetti): Los Angeles Times on 2020 presidential hopefuls, 5/13/2018
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 11/16/2017
  • (On John Cox): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 11/2/2017
  • (On Adam Laxalt): Los Angeles Times on 2018 Nevada gubernatorial race, 11/1/2017
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 10/31/2017
  • (On Delaine Eastin): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 9/5/2017
  • (On Gavin Newsom): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 7/24/2017
  • (On Gavin Newsom): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 6/30/2017
  • (On Travis Allen): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California governor race, 6/22/2017
  • (On Travis Allen): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California governor race, 6/1/2017
  • (On Neil Gorsuch): Los Angeles Times on SCOTUS confirmation hearings, 1/24/2017
  • (On Xavier Becerra): Los Angeles Times on 2016 California Senate race results, 12/1/2016
  • (On Kamala Harris): Los Angeles Times on 2016 California Senate race results, 11/9/2016
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Los Angeles Times on 2018 California gubernatorial race, 10/31/2016
  • (On Gary Johnson): Los Angeles Times on Third 2016 Presidential Debate, 10/19/2016
  • (On Eric Garcetti): 2016 Veepstakes: Eric Garcetti OpEd in Los Angeles Times, 6/23/2016
  • (On 2016 presidential hopefuls): "Donald Trump attacks Jeb Bush in personal terms," by Seema Mehta, Noah Bierman, Evan Halper, Feb. 13, 2016
  • (On Marco Rubio): 2013 Los Angeles Times on 2016 presidential hopefuls, 1/8/2014
  • (On Jerry Brown): Mark Z. Barabak in Los Angeles Times, 12/17/2013
  • (On Jerry Brown): Los Angeles Times on 2014 California Governor race, 12/16/2013
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Los Angeles Times on 2014 California Governor race, 4/16/2013
  • (On Rand Paul): Associated Press in Los Angeles Times, 3/18/2013
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Los Angeles Times on 2012 Democratic National Convention, 9/6/2012
  • (On Elizabeth Emken): Los Angeles Times on 2012 CA Senate debate, 6/5/2012
  • (On Scott D`Amboise): Los Angeles Times, "Politics News", 4/24/2012
  • (On Mitt Romney): James Oliphant in the Los Angeles Times, 8/11/2011
  • (On Ruth Bader Ginsburg): David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, "global warming", 6/21/2011
  • (On Newt Gingrich): Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times, 5/12/2011
  • (On Jerry Brown): Lori Kozlowski in Los Angeles Times, "Moonbeam", 10/25/2010
  • (On Carly Fiorina & Barbara Boxer): Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate, 10/20/2010
  • (On Barbara Boxer & Carly Fiorina): Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate, 9/2/2010
  • (On Elena Kagan & Stephen Breyer): David Savage, Los Angeles Times, "Sex offendors", 5/15/2010
  • (On Antonio Villaraigosa): Los Angeles Times, "Boycott over Crackdown", 4/29/2010
  • (On Parker Griffith): Andrew Malcolm on Los Angeles Times Blog, 2:10 PM, 12/22/2009
  • (On Bob Barr): Los Angeles Times editorial by Bob Barr, 1/5/2009
  • (On Mark Begich): Los Angeles Times, “Stevens-Begich”, 11/20/2008
  • (On Sarah Palin): By Peter Wallsten in Los Angeles Times, 8/30/2008
  • (On Barack Obama): By Michael Finnegan and Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times, 7/2/2008
  • On CA legislation SB1613, "California bans drivers from using hand-held cell phones," Sep 16, 2006
  • (On John Roberts): Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times, 7/21/2005
  • (On Al Gore & John Ashcroft): Ronald Brownstein, Los Angeles Times, 11/10/2003
  • (On Arnold Schwarzenegger): Tracy Wilkinson & Matt Lait, Los Angeles Times, 8/14/2003
  • (On Pat Buchanan): Los Angeles Times, Op-Ed page, 9/18/2001
  • (On John Ashcroft): Eric Lichtblau, Los Angeles Times, 1/10/2001
  • (On Ezola Foster): Los Angeles Times, 8/24/2000
  • (On George W. Bush): George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 6/5/2000
  • (On Al Gore): Associated Press in Los Angeles Times, 4/21/2000
  • (On George W. Bush): Associated Press in Los Angeles Times, 4/21/2000
  • (On Gary Bauer): Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 9/28/1999
  • (On Gary Bauer): Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 9/28/1999
  • (On John McCain): Los Angeles Times, “McCain Calls for Hearings”, 8/17/1999
  • (On John McCain): Los Angeles Times “Distrust Milosevic”, 6/6/1999
  • (On John Kasich): Los Angeles Times, “Kasich Eagerly Rolls”, 4/6/99, 4/6/1999
  • (On Joseph Lieberman): Op-Ed for the Los Angeles Times by Lieberman, 3/2/1999
  • (On Mike Espy): Los Angeles Times on 2018 MS Senate Special Election, 2/2/1993
  • Los Angeles Times, "Strict Louisiana Anti-Abortion Measure Vetoed but House Supports an Override," by Garry Boulard, July 7, 1990

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Barbara Boxer: Don't go back to criminalizing women and doctors.
    Carly Fiorina: Overturn the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
    Carly Fiorina: Embryonic stem cell research ok if not created for purpose.
    Dianne Feinstein: Trump's Supreme Court nominee could end Roe v. Wade.
    George W. Bush: Every child born and unborn ought to be protected.
    John Ashcroft: Restricting abortion has been a hallmark of his career.
    John Ashcroft: Would enforce laws against abortion clinic attacks.
    John Ashcroft: Life begins at conception.
    John Ashcroft: Supports "human rights amendment" against abortion.
    John Roberts: Wife is strongly pro-life.
    John Roberts: Finds no support for abortion rights in Constitution.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Archbishop of Kansas chides governor for supporting abortion.
    Buddy Roemer: Vetoed abortion bill because no exception for rape & incest.
    Mitch Landrieu: Opposed anti-abortion measure including criminal prosecution.
    Katie Porter: Voted for legislation to create statutory right to abortion.
    Larry Elder: Abortion is murder, Roe one of the worst Court decisions.
Budget & Economy
    Carly Fiorina: Stimulus package is a failure; more tax cuts instead.
    Carly Fiorina: Key to recovery is less government, taxation, & regulation.
    George W. Bush: Country is not better off as a result of Clinton/Gore years.
    George W. Bush: Private sector responsible for economic boom.
    George W. Bush: 1980 tax cuts, deregulation, and trade led to strong economy.
    Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
    John McCain: $9B of pork in current budget bills; cut subsidies.
Civil Rights
    Al Gore: Mass violations of civil liberties in the war on terror.
    Al Gore: Repeal the USA Patriot Act.
    Barack Obama: Opposes CA Prop. 8, one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Barbara Boxer: Full equality only with same-sex marriage.
    Bob Barr: I authored DOMA, but now it should be repealed.
    Bob Barr: Replace DOMA with state decisions on gay marriage.
    Carly Fiorina: No same-sex marriage; yes civil unions; repeal DADT.
    John Ashcroft: USA Patriot Act is respectful of civil liberties.
    John McCain: Supports CA Prop. 8: one-man-one-woman marriage.
    John Neely Kennedy: Affirmative action is a fair chance.
    Jon Tester: Opposes gay marriage; but not worth amending Constitution.
    Newt Gingrich: Helped oust Iowa justices who approved same-sex marriage.
    Pat Buchanan: Condemns gays, women in combat, and abortion.
    Mitt Romney: Corporations are people.
    Xavier Becerra: Brought successful antitrust suit against hospital chain.
    Ayn Rand: Crime involves force; no such thing as crime against society.
    Ezola Foster: Foster claims she was gang target in her Los Angeles home.
    Tom Steyer: Regrets Farallon's $34M investment in corporate prisons.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Pro-legalization with safeguards.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports marijuana legalization.
    Gavin Newsom: Let California legalization continue.
    Travis Allen: Opposed pot law barring state cooperation with Feds.
    Barbara Boxer: $1.2 billion to save the jobs of 16,500 California teachers.
    Ezola Foster: Illegal immigration causes school overcrowding.
    George W. Bush: "Silver Scholarships" for kids from seniors who volunteer.
    George W. Bush: $1.3B to help students in college-prep math & science.
    Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
    John Kasich: Tax money for entrepreneurial private schools.
    Joseph Lieberman: Lieberman's view on vouchers closer to Bush's than Gore's?
    Scott D`Amboise: Money should follow child from kindergarten to college.
Energy & Oil
    Barbara Boxer: Prop. 23: California clean energy policy creates jobs here.
    Carly Fiorina: Examine the science; US can't act alone on global warming.
    Eric Garcetti: Can't get our climate goals with India hitting its goals.
    Mark Begich: Advocate for opening up ANWR to drilling.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Greenhouse gas policy should be decided by EPA, not courts.
    Tom Steyer: Departed from Farallon in part due to fossil fuel holdings.
    Eric Garcetti: No-sunset transportation sales tax to fund Los Angeles Metro.
    John Cox: Environmental regs crush business.
    Neil Gorsuch: Mother ran EPA; accused of being soft on polluters.
Families & Children
    George W. Bush: V-chip OK, but cultural changes are better.
    Ralph Nader: TV ads targeting kids are "electronic child molesting".
Foreign Policy
    Ayn Rand: Economic boycott of Russia & they will retreat.
    Eric Garcetti: Studied Hindi & Urdu; Master's in international affairs.
    Gary Bauer: End appeasement based on corporate bottom line.
    George W. Bush: Will keep sanctions against Cuba.
    George W. Bush: US will be a friend to Latin American democracies.
    George W. Bush: Patrol borders, but also invest in Latin America.
    Kamala Harris: The way to keep us safe is NOT to keep outsiders out.
    Pat Buchanan: Interventionism is the incubator of terrorism.
Free Trade
    George W. Bush: Fast Track in west; WTO in east.
    George W. Bush: Free trade with China creates expectations for democracy.
    Jerry Brown: Opposed the Northern American Free Trade Agreement.
Government Reform
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Increase voter turnout among Latinos & all demographics.
    Dick Cheney: Didnt vote in local elections because his focus was global.
    John Cox: I'm the outsider, not beholden to any donors.
    John Hagelin: Supports holistic and pragmatic approach to government.
    Joseph Lieberman: Preserve the independent counsel law, with limits.
    Mike Espy: Imposed USDA-wide job freeze and cuts.
    Travis Allen: Sponsored voter ID law.
Gun Control
    Al Gore: Agrees with Bush on banning weapons; but wants registration.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
    Barbara Boxer: Assault weapon ban has kept people safe.
    Carly Fiorina: Opposed 1994 assault weapon ban; opposes no-fly list gun ban.
    Carly Fiorina: Let people on no-fly list purchase guns; it's poorly managed.
    Carly Fiorina: Assault weapon ban is arbitrary about which weapons qualify.
    Dick Cheney: Now might outlaw plastic guns & cop-killer bullets.
    Gavin Newsom: Supports background checks.
    George W. Bush: Gun restrictions OK within basic right to own guns.
    George W. Bush: Agrees with Gore on trigger locks;but wants more enforcement.
    Jerry Brown: Pushed back against liberals on gun control.
    John McCain: Supports ban on certain assault weapons.
    Kevin Faulconer: Keep California's tight restrictions, no need for changes.
    Katie Porter: Ban assault weapons, strengthen background checks.
Health Care
    Al Gore: All children should have health care by 2004.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
    Donald Trump: Ended pandemic early-warning program in Wuhan, China.
    Elena Kagan: Broad Congressional power for commerce, like ObamaCare.
    George W. Bush: Endorses tax-subsidized medical savings accounts.
    Marianne Williamson: I support vaccines, but I understand the skepticism.
    Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
    Stephen Breyer: Broad authority for interstate commerce, like ObamaCare.
    Katie Porter: Replace Affordable Care Act with something like Medicare.
Homeland Security
    Gary Bauer: Abandon the ABM Treaty; build SDI over Asia.
    Rocky Chavez: Block Syrian refugees until we upgrade our intel and vetting.
    Adam Laxalt: Stop illegal immigration & stop sanctuary states.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: AZ immigration law is unpatriotic & unconstitutional.
    Barbara Boxer: Cosponsored DREAM Act: legal status from college or military.
    Carly Fiorina: No comprehensive reform; but yes to DREAM Act.
    Delaine Eastin: Supports Dreamers against deportation.
    Ezola Foster: Illegal immigration causes school overcrowding.
    Kevin de Leon: Abolish ICE at "Abolish Ice Cream Social".
    Loretta Sanchez: Refugees are not the enemy, today nor in our history.
    Marco Rubio: Give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates.
    Pat Buchanan: Terrorists are among us as undocumented immigrants.
    Rand Paul: We will find a place for illegal immigrants in America.
    Rand Paul: Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform.
    Rocky Chavez: We are home for the tired and oppressed, even Syrians.
    Tom Steyer: $2.3M to recruit and train immigrant advocates.
    Barbara Boxer: TV ad: Fiorina fired thousands and moved their jobs to China.
    Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
    Ralph Nader: Top CEOs make 415 times entry wages.
    Ralph Nader: Unions struggle even in heart of union country.
Principles & Values
    Al Gore: VP search quiet and respectful; VP will fight for people.
    Al Gore: Agrees to further debates if Bush agrees to 3 main debates.
    Andy Martin: King of the Birthers: Obama is hiding something.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reinsert "God" into DNC platform despite vote against it.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Investigated his fathers past; uncovered that he was a Nazi.
    Caitlyn Jenner: OpEd: Jenner a recluse on public policy.
    Carly Fiorina: I'll work across the aisle, including with Sen. Feinstein.
    Conrad Burns: Apologizes for calling Arabs ragheads.
    David Hadley: Social moderate and fiscal conservative.
    Dianne Feinstein: Asked state Dems to not endorse, but they endorsed opponent.
    Dick Cheney: Would vote differently today on ERA, Head Start, not Mandela.
    Elizabeth Emken: Wins primary slot against 14 Republicans and 5 Democrats.
    Elizabeth Emken: Wins primary slot against 14 Republicans and 5 Democrats.
    Eric Garcetti: There ARE two Americas: Washington DC, and the rest of us.
    Eric Garcetti: Will always be an Angeleno; committed my life to service.
    Ezola Foster: Worker's Comp claim not based on real mental disorder.
    Gary Johnson: Only third-party candidate on the ballot in all 50 states.
    George W. Bush: Baseball is fun, politics is not.
    George W. Bush: Bush has "hands-off" style, says the test is good decisions.
    George W. Bush: Bush hopes Lieberman will civilize Gore campaign.
    George W. Bush: Love and compassion are from God, not government.
    George W. Bush: No need to excuse Cheney from energy issues.
    George W. Bush: Gore's call for debates is about semantics, not sincerity.
    George W. Bush: Not running for president on father's name.
    James Bradley: Cardi B's "WAP" made me want to pour holy water in my ears.
    Jerry Brown: Protect the Earth, serve the people, & explore the universe.
    John Roberts: Adopted two children.
    Jon Tester: Opposes flag-burning; but not worth amending Constitution.
    Joseph Lieberman: Nominated for V.P. because of faith, not despite faith.
    Joseph Lieberman: Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion.
    Joseph Lieberman: Hollywood deserves reprimands at times, but not censorship.
    Kamala Harris: First Indian-American to serve in the U.S. Senate.
    Parker Griffith: Changed party from Democrat to Republican.
    Sarah Palin: Shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.
    Xavier Becerra: Appointed as California's first Latino attorney general.
Social Security
    Harley Rouda: Social Security is vitally important to seniors' well-being.
Tax Reform
    George W. Bush: Tax plan will focus on jobs and inner cities.
    Gil Cisneros: 2017 tax bill helped billionaires, not average homeowners.
    John McCain: Keep lump-sum earned income tax credit.
    Al Gore: Loss of Mars orbiters in part from reinvention reductions.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    George W. Bush: V-chip OK, but cultural changes are better.
    Jerome Horton: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    Mimi Walters: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
    Ted Lieu: Ban motorists from holding cell phones while driving.
War & Peace
    Al Gore: Israel: support full UN participation.
    Al Gore: Iraq: support Saddams opposition, until hes gone.
    Al Gore: Renounce policy of holding US citizens as enemy combatants.
    Donald Trump: The war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake.
    George W. Bush: Israel: America should be a stronger friend.
    John McCain: Distrust Milosevic, and Verify.
    Mike Bloomberg: Iraq war was a mistake based on faulty intelligence.
    Pat Buchanan: No all-out terror war: do the job and then exit.
    Pat Buchanan: Avoid slaughtering innocents or more terrosism will follow.
Welfare & Poverty
    George W. Bush: Bush's Texan philosophy for the poor: up-by-the-bootstraps.
    Marco Rubio: Feds help deal with poverty; states can help escape it.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of CA political races in The Los Angeles Times.

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