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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 political races in Reuters News Service

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    Articles from the Reuters news Service:
  • Reuters, "COP 27 'Live up to your climate promises,' UK PM will say," Nov. 6, 2022; Link
  • On foreign influencers: "Putin blames Europe energy market 'hysteria' on green transition," 10/5/21
  • 2022_TN_Gov: "'Critical race theory' roils a Tennessee school district," by Gabriella Borter, September 21, 2021
  • Reuters, "U.S. Supreme Court rejects Trump-backed challenge to ObamaCare," by Lawrence Hurley, June 17, 2021
  • (On Biden Administration): "U.S. Attorney General launches review on hate crimes prosecutions, data collection," by Sarah N. Lynch, March 30, 2021
  • (On 2022 Alabama Senate): "Congressional delegation to visit Amazon facility in Alabama to support union vote," by Nandita Bose & David Shepardson, March 1, 2021
  • (On Biden Cabinet): "Yellen seeks to 'understand deeply' GameStop frenzy as market regulators meet," by David Lawder, February 4, 2021
  • (On Biden Treasury): "'Act big' now to save economy, worry about debt later, Yellen says in Treasury testimony," by David Lawder & Andrea Shalal, January 19, 2021
  • On foreign influencers: "Russia's Putin marks Orthodox Epiphany with icy dip," January 19, 2021
  • Reuters on yahoo.com, "In Christmas message curbed by COVID, pope calls on nations to share vaccines," 12/25/2020
  • (On Biden Cabinet), "California urges court to compel Amazon to comply with coronavirus probe," 12/14/2020
  • "Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler," by Philip Pullella, November 15, 2019
  • (On Pope Francis): Reuters on 2018 Trump Administration, 06/20/2018
  • (On 2020 presidential hopefuls): "U.S. Democratic Party irked by council's 'insurgent' climate plan," by Trevor Hunnicutt & Valerie Volcovici, June 15, 2020
  • (On Tate Reeves): Reuters news service on 2018 Mississippi Senate race, 05/03/2018
  • (On Donald Trump): Reuters in The Metro on 2018 Trump Administration, 03/19/2018
  • (On Josh Hawley): Reuters on Missouri voting records for SB5, 10/24/2017
  • (On Donald Trump): Reuters on 2017 Trump Administration promises & actio, 02/14/2017
  • (On Tim Kaine): Reuters, "USA Election," on 2016 Veepstakes, 07/22/2016
  • (On Tim Kaine): Reuters news service, "Crime-busting past" by James Oliphant, 07/22/2016
  • (On Pope Francis): Reuters coverage of Pope Francis' 2015 U.S. visit, 09/01 - 09/30/2015
  • (On Jack Dalrymple): Reuters Media on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race, 06/19/2015
  • (On Marco Rubio, Rand Paul & Ted Cruz): Reuters 2014 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls, 09/18/2014
  • (On Doug Ducey): Reuters coverage of 2014 Arizona gubernatorial race, 08/27/2014
  • (On Jeb Bush & Rick Scott): David Adams on Reuters: "Jeb Bush joins opposition", 08/14/2014
  • (On Paul Ryan): Reuters 2014 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls, 07/24/2014
  • (On Rick Snyder): Reuters on 2014 Michigan Governor's race, 01/23/2014
  • On foreign influences: "Russia to raise tax on metals producers in 2022 – Putin," Aug 6, 2013
  • (On Jeb Bush): Stephanie Simon on Reuters, "Bush Foundation", 11/30/2012
  • (On Linda Lingle & Mazie Hirono): Reuters on 2012 Hawaii Senate debate, 10/20/2012
  • (On Claire McCaskill & Todd Akin): Reuters on 2012 Missouri Senate debate, 10/19/2012
  • (On Mike Beebe): Suzi Parker reporting for Reuters, 06/27/2011
  • (On Antonin Scalia): Reuters.com Environmental Forum, "Cows", 04/20/2011
  • (On Barack Obama & Bill Nelson): Reuters wire service, "Obama axes NASA moon plan", 01/31/2010
  • (On Bill Clinton): Steve Holland, Reuters, “Reason to hope”, 11/30/2007
  • (On Samuel Alito): Reuters, 11/09/2005
  • (On Harriet Miers): Reuters "Affirmative Action," on 2005 SCOTUS hearing, 10/22/2005
  • (On John Kerry): Patricia Wilson, Reuters, 09/05/2004
  • (On Jim McGreevey): Reuters, 08/12/2004
  • (On George W. Bush & John Kerry): Steve Holland, Reuters, 08/10/2004
  • (On Paul O`Neill, Dick Cheney & George W. Bush): Adam Entous, Reuters, on AOL News, 01/11/2004
  • (On Rick Perry): Reuters, on www.santegidio.org, 08/15/2002
  • (On John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy & others): Reuters article in Boston Globe, p. A45, 12/01/2000
  • (On Harry Browne): Reuters story in Boston Globe, p. A6, 09/18/2000
  • (On Alan Keyes): Reuters, in Boston Globe, p. A15, 07/27/2000
  • (On George W. Bush): Patricia Wilson (Reuters) LA Times, 06/20/2000
  • (On Steve Forbes): Reuters, 10/13/1999
  • (On Elizabeth Dole): Alan Elsner, Reuters, 10/01/1999
  • (On George W. Bush): Hilary Hylton, Reuters, 09/21/1999
  • (On George W. Bush): Reuters, “Bush favors raising.”, 08/27/1999
  • (On George W. Bush): Av Harris, Reuters, 08/01/1999
  • (On Dan Quayle): Associated Press; Reuters News Service, 07/02/1999
  • (On Steve Forbes): Reuters, 05/25/1999
  • (On George W. Bush): Reuters, 04/21/1999
  • (On Lamar Alexander): Reuters, 03/12/1999

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Alan Keyes: Withdraws; job done since GOP & V.P. are both pro-life.
    Doug Ducey: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Elizabeth Dole: Replace abortion with adoption.
    John Paul Stevens: Favors abortion rights.
    Josh Hawley: New abortion restrictions protects women.
    Pope Francis: Women who had abortions can be forgiven in Holy Year.
    Samuel Alito: Respect for precedent implies not overturning Roe v Wade.
    Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment.
Budget & Economy
    Dick Cheney: Cheney to Treasury: Deficits dont matter.
    Janet Yellen: Does not seek a weaker U.S. currency; let markets determine.
    Paul O`Neill: Cheney to Treasury: "Deficits don't matter".
    Steve Forbes: Free markets, free elections, free trade, free people.
Civil Rights
    Anthony Kennedy: Cant outlaw flag burning.
    Claire McCaskill: Women shouldn't get paid less simply because they're women.
    Elizabeth Dole: For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools.
    Harriet Miers: Supported racial and gender set-asides as head of Texas Bar.
    Jim McGreevey: Resigned over gay affair, but opposes gay marriage.
    John Paul Stevens: Favors affirmative action.
    Merrick Garland: Improve hate crime reporting; prioritize prosecutions.
    Mike Beebe: No gay marriage; no civil unions; maybe gay adoption.
    Pope Francis: Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man & his partner.
    Pope Francis: If a gay person seeks God, Who am I to judge?
    Stephen Breyer: Disabled people can sue states under federal ADA law.
    Tate Reeves: Clerks have religious right to refuse gay marriage licenses.
    Todd Akin: Women's pay should be left to discretion of employers.
    Janet Yellen: Investigate retail trading; ensure investors are protected.
    John Paul Stevens: Favors defendants' rights.
    Rick Perry: Executes Mexican citizen despite plea from Pres. Fox.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: States have broad powers to limit jury awards.
    Tim Kaine: Kaine's Project Exile disproportionately impacted blacks.
    Tim Kaine: Kaine's Project Exile disproportionately impacted blacks.
    Donald Trump: Execute drug dealers to fight opioid epidemic.
    Jeb Bush: No medical marijuana; it's just a guise toward legalization.
    Rick Scott: Legalized "Charlotte's Web" low-THC medical marijuana.
    Elizabeth Dole: For school prayer & 10 Commandments in schools.
    George W. Bush: $1.3B to help students in college-prep math & science.
    Jeb Bush: Florida Formula: schools graded A-to-F; extra funding for A.
    Linda Lingle: I support PBS, but Big Bird is not essential to America.
Energy & Oil
    Emilia Sykes: Repeal bribe-based nuclear subsidies; keep solar subsidies.
    Antonin Scalia: Don't lump all companies when evaluating carbon emissions.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: falsely blames windmills for Texas power outage.
    Jack Dalrymple: New safety rule: filter crude oil for dangerous types of gas.
    Joe Biden: Transition to renewable energy; allow fracking for now.
    Pope Francis: Future of humanity is at stake with climate change.
    Vladimir Putin: Green transition should be smooth instead of drastic steps.
    Rishi Sunak: Can we summon the collective will to tackle global warming?
Families & Children
    Don Huffines: Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions.
    George W. Bush: Filter - or avoid - media that romanticizes violence.
    Greg Abbott: Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions.
    Lance Gooden: Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions.
    Pat Fallon: Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions.
    Royce West: Don't allow LGBT discrimination by adoption agencies.
    Sylvia Garcia: Don't allow LGBT discrimination by adoption agencies.
    Van Taylor: Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions.
Foreign Policy
    George W. Bush: Cuba: Increased trade would help Castro.
    Pope Francis: Saddened by US restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba.
    Steve Forbes: Punish China for wounding US security.
    Steve Forbes: European Union is a "misguided global institution.".
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: China is no longer a currency manipulator.
    Steve Forbes: Invite Britain & Ireland to join US free trade.
    Steve Mnuchin: Free markets YES, but U.S. needs balanced trade agreements.
    Wilbur Ross: Auto imports are threatening U.S. auto industry.
Government Reform
    Anthony Kennedy: Favors states rights, usually.
    Antonin Scalia: For states rights; limit court role.
    Beto O`Rourke: Same-day voter registration; make election day a holiday.
    Beto O`Rourke: Term limits for Congress and the Supreme Court.
    Clarence Thomas: Limited role for courts; narrow Constitional interpretation.
    Dan Quayle: Reduce cabinet to 8-12 depts, save billions.
    David Souter: Backs federal powers over states rights.
    John Paul Stevens: Against state term limits on candidates for congress.
    John Paul Stevens: Votes with liberal bloc against states' rights.
    Pete Buttigieg: Provide new opportunities for voluntary public service.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Votes with liberal bloc against states' rights.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Limit federal courts on state powers.
    Stephen Breyer: Votes with liberal bloc against states' rights.
    William Rehnquist: States' rights over federal power.
Gun Control
    George W. Bush: Raise legal age for guns to 21; ban certain ammo.
    George W. Bush: $1.6M TX campaign, "Gun Crime Means Hard Time.".
Health Care
    Amy Coney Barrett: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Bernie Sanders: Pharma companies should justify high drug prices.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Clarence Thomas: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Elena Kagan: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Joe Biden: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    John Roberts: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Nancy Pelosi: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Pope Francis: No vaccine nationalism: coronavirus vaccines for all.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
    Stephen Breyer: Individual mandate is constitutional even with $0 tax.
Homeland Security
    Alejandro Mayorkas: One of the greatest threats we face is domestic terrorism.
    Donald Trump: Ensure U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the top of the pack.
    Linda Lingle: Don't let up on its defense spending, like pre-WWII.
    Marco Rubio: Increased military investment demonstrates leadership.
    Mazie Hirono: Sensible compromise needed on $50 billion military cut.
    Ted Cruz: Americans who join ISIS should be barred from coming home.
    Alejandro Mayorkas: End forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico.
    Doug Ducey: Better border security without comprehensive reform.
    Eric Schmitt: FactCheck: Operation Talon postponed by ICE, not Biden.
    Pope Francis: Separating immigrant parents from children is immoral.
    Pope Francis: We should receive asylum-seekers, not reject them.
    Rick Snyder: 50,000 skilled worker visas to repopulate Detroit.
    Ketanji Brown Jackson: Follows precedent in workplace racial discrimination cases.
    Lamar Alexander: Expand use of corn-based ethanol to create jobs.
    Lamar Alexander: Substitute Ethanol for MBTE in gasoline.
    Terri Sewell: Supports Amazon workers voting on whether to unionize.
    Xavier Becerra: Sued Amazon to comply with COVID subpoenas at warehouses.
Principles & Values
    Bill Lee: Called critical race theory is "un-American".
    Dan Quayle: Smaller govt; bigger defense; stronger families.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Claims GOP is growing as 30,000+ left.
    Harry Browne: Little difference between Dems & Reps; hopes to be spoiler.
    Janet Yellen: Got permission from ethics lawyers before acting.
    Pope Francis: Politicians attacking gays, Jews, gypsies are like Nazis.
    Vladimir Putin: Has given the church a major voice in society.
Tax Reform
    George W. Bush: Praises Congress' $792 billion tax cut.
    Janet Yellen: Corporations & wealthy need to pay their fair share.
    Vladimir Putin: Increased mineral extraction tax three times in a year.
    Barack Obama: Cancel moon program; develop human mission to Mars.
    Beto O`Rourke: Member of hacktivist group, "Cult of the Dead Cow".
    Bill Nelson: Defend NASA moon program & its jobs in Florida.
War & Peace
    Bill Clinton: Claims he opposed Iraq war from the beginning.
    George W. Bush: Paul O'Neill: Bush planned to overthrow Saddam before 9/11.
    George W. Bush: Kerry flip-flopping again on war.
    Joe Biden: Final withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021.
    John Kerry: I'd vote to authorize war, but with allies.
    John Kerry: Wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Marco Rubio: Confront and defeat ISIL now, or we will have to do so later.
    Paul O`Neill: Bush planned to overthrow Saddam before 9/11.
    Pope Francis: Peace and reconciliation in Mideast, Africa, and Asia.
    Rand Paul: Arming Syrian rebels wades into another civil war.
    Ted Cruz: Don't arm Syrian rebels without a clear plan to combat ISIS.
Welfare & Poverty
    Paul Ryan: Let charities & community groups compete to fight poverty.
    Paul Ryan: Opportunity plan: flexible funds with benchmarks & timeline.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of political races in Reuters News Service.

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