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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
Senate candidates from Maryland

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Maryland (number of quotes indicated):
  • Arvin Vohra (32) Libertarian candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator Maryland
  • Benjamin Cardin (16) Democratic Jr Senator, previously Representative Maryland
  • Chelsea Manning (10) Democratic candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator Maryland
  • Chris Van Hollen (6) Democratic Senate candidate Maryland
  • Dan Bongino (10) Republican Challenger Maryland
  • Donna Edwards (3) Democratic Senate candidate Maryland
  • Kathy Szeliga (13) Republican Senate candidate Maryland
  • Libertarian Party (1)
  • Margaret Flowers (13) Green Senate candidate Maryland
  • Michael Steele (13) Republican challenger, Lt. Gov. Maryland
  • Rob Sobhani (4) Independent Challenger Maryland
  • Sam Faddis (9) Republican Candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator Maryland
  • Tony Campbell (9) Republican candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator Maryland
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Tony Campbell: Every life matters: against abortion and assisted suicide.
    Arvin Vohra: Government has no business being involved in abortion.
    Kathy Szeliga: Valuing life begins with the unborn.
    Donna Edwards: Fought for abortion rights in community AND in Congress.
    Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Benjamin Cardin: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research.
    Benjamin Cardin: Make sure there is no human cloning.
    Benjamin Cardin: Parents should be notified on abortion choices in most cases.
    Michael Steele: Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells.
    Michael Steele: See embryonic stem cells as lives.
    Michael Steele: Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos.
    Michael Steele: Roe v. Wade should remain in place.
Budget & Economy
    Tony Campbell: Mandate a balanced national budget and lower taxes.
    Arvin Vohra: Free market and real growth is the answer.
    Arvin Vohra: Remove legal tender laws & stimulate the economy.
    Chelsea Manning: Entire economy needs overhaul; human labor obsolete.
    Sam Faddis: Liberate the free enterprise system & economy will flourish.
    Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
Civil Rights
    Arvin Vohra: Same-sex marriage ok; or any number of consenting adults.
    Chelsea Manning: No more asking for rights, we need to fight for them.
    Arvin Vohra: Child molesting morally indistinguishable from homosexuality.
    Libertarian Party: Right to intimacy for consenting adults regardless of gender.
    Arvin Vohra: Abolish Patriot Act and redundant spy agencies.
    Chris Van Hollen: Straight, but fought discrimination against gay workers.
    Benjamin Cardin: Support affirmative action and programs that help minorities.
    Michael Steele: Support affirmative action and its improvements.
    Kathy Szeliga: Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street.
    Margaret Flowers: Wealth divide makes capitalism dangerous to the 99%.
    Margaret Flowers: Break up big banks & criminally prosecute their CEOs.
    Dan Bongino: Lessen the tax burden on residents and businesses.
    Dan Bongino: Predictable tax code benefits economy more than revenue loss.
    Arvin Vohra: Drug crime is fake crime; abolish the DEA.
    Chelsea Manning: If you live in wrong neighborhood you are in a police state.
    Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
    Tony Campbell: States should make their own decisions on marijuana legality.
    Arvin Vohra: Drugs should be as legal as tomatoes.
    Arvin Vohra: Stop the war on drugs; end black market profits.
    Benjamin Cardin: $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants.
    Arvin Vohra: Vouchers are just food stamps for education.
    Arvin Vohra: Stop the one-size-fits-none education programs.
    Kathy Szeliga: One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children.
    Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
    Sam Faddis: Education system needs fixing to meet new job requirements.
    Dan Bongino: Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors.
    Michael Steele: Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act.
Energy & Oil
    Arvin Vohra: Green energy has advantages; but let market handle it.
    Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
    Sam Faddis: Develop domestic coal, gas and oil.
    Benjamin Cardin: End special breaks to oil industries.
    Arvin Vohra: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Arvin Vohra: Our biggest polluter is the American Government.
    Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
    Sam Faddis: Protect environment without miring businesses in red tape.
Families & Children
    Kathy Szeliga: Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents.
    Sam Faddis: Disappearing middle class families struggle to survive.
Foreign Policy
    Tony Campbell: Secure our foreign interests but don't police the world.
    Arvin Vohra: America should be the greatest country on earth.
    Kathy Szeliga: Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk.
    Margaret Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror".
    Rob Sobhani: Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland.
    Dan Bongino: Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital.
Free Trade
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all tariffs, sanctions, & trade restrictions.
    Sam Faddis: Let's revise our trade deals and bring our jobs back home.
    Kathy Szeliga: Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations.
    Margaret Flowers: Movement against corporate rigged trade agreements like TPP.
    Chris Van Hollen: I oppose TPP; but look at each trade deal individually.
Government Reform
    Arvin Vohra: Make voter registration easier for Libertarians.
    Chelsea Manning: Government is not helping us; we need to help ourselves.
    Sam Faddis: Stop passing the buck, take responsibility for our problems.
    Chris Van Hollen: Do everything we can to make it easier to vote.
Gun Control
    Tony Campbell: Strong supporter of 2nd Amendment; no reform needed.
    Arvin Vohra: Purpose of guns are to keep government as our servant.
    Arvin Vohra: Remove all gun ownership restrictions.
    Margaret Flowers: More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations.
    Kathy Szeliga: I believe in the right to bear arms.
    Chris Van Hollen: Common sense measures like universal background checks.
Health Care
    Benjamin Cardin: Invest in prevention and early detection.
    Benjamin Cardin: Questions costs of new Army Futures Command.
    Arvin Vohra: Lower medical costs come from price competition.
    Arvin Vohra: Wants to eliminate the FDA and Medicare part D.
    Sam Faddis: More than 50% of Marylanders are on brink of losing coverage.
    Chelsea Manning: Expand healthcare to include prisoners & transgenders.
    Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
    Benjamin Cardin: We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare.
    Dan Bongino: ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats.
    Rob Sobhani: Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled.
    Dan Bongino: Health research is the solution, but not by gov't.
Homeland Security
    Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses.
    Tony Campbell: Veterans should receive all the care they need and deserve.
    Arvin Vohra: Shut down foreign military bases & withdraw from NATO.
    Arvin Vohra: Cut military spending by 60% or more.
    Chelsea Manning: Stop sending soldiers overseas for nationalist fairy tales.
    Chelsea Manning: Became whistleblower for patriotic opposition to wars.
    Kathy Szeliga: The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape.
    Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care.
    Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldn’t be my secretary of defense.
    Tony Campbell: Against sanctuary cities and pathway to citizenship.
    Arvin Vohra: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Chelsea Manning: Believes all immigrants should be allowed into the U.S.
    Arvin Vohra: End restrictions on immigration; open our borders.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all affirmative action laws & racial quotas.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate the minimum wage entirely.
    Chelsea Manning: Figure out what to do when jobs are replaced by robots.
    Kathy Szeliga: Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be.
    Donna Edwards: We need a woman's voice in the discussion on equal pay.
Principles & Values
    Arvin Vohra: Government out of matters of conscience & God.
    Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002.
    Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani.
    Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination.
    Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party.
Social Security
    Arvin Vohra: Supports privatizing Social Security.
    Arvin Vohra: Wants to shut down the Social Security system.
    Kathy Szeliga: Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed.
    Chris Van Hollen: Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula.
    Donna Edwards: Fought privatization in community AND in Congress.
Tax Reform
    Tony Campbell: Supports GOP tax cuts; they increases consumer take-home pay.
    Arvin Vohra: End welfare & other programs, and then abolish income tax.
    Sam Faddis: Lower taxes and be pro-business.
    Kathy Szeliga: I believe in lower taxes and smaller government.
    Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices.
    Tony Campbell: Secure America's infrastructure against foreign actors.
    Chelsea Manning: Business is collecting data on us, creating a life pattern.
    Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation.
War & Peace
    Arvin Vohra: Stop creating enemies; withdraw from foreign entanglements.
    Chris Van Hollen: End 2002 Iraq War authority; no ground troops in Mideast.
    Kathy Szeliga: ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed.
    Margaret Flowers: Iran nuke deal is first step towards normalizing relations.
    Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
    Dan Bongino: Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes.
    Benjamin Cardin: Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable.
    Benjamin Cardin: Never turn our back on our troops.
    Benjamin Cardin: Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror.
    Michael Steele: We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov’t.
    Michael Steele: Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy.
    Michael Steele: Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons.
    Michael Steele: Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war.
    Michael Steele: Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally.
Welfare & Poverty
    Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Maryland.

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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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 - 
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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 - 
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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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