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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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News coverage of political history from 1980-1989

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Budget & Economy
    Ronald Reagan: Laffer curve appealed to Reagan's beliefs, not his economics.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Reagan's recovery was for corporations, not the poor.
Civil Rights
    Dick Cheney: Co-sponsored bills for equal rights for women in education.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: ERA will pass if we all come together.
    Dick Cheney: Co-sponsored bills for stricter & mandatory sentencing.
    Joe DioGuardi: Mandatory sentences for violent felonies against the elderly.
    Joe DioGuardi: Authorize army to intervene in anti-drug operations.
    Dick Cheney: Request media participation in War on Drugs.
Energy & Oil
    Joe DioGuardi: No import fee on crude oil.
    Dick Cheney: Added 671,000 acres to Wyoming wilderness despite objections.
    Dick Cheney: Co-sponsored bills on acid rain & unleaded fuel.
    Dick Cheney: Sponsored numerous bills for flood control & dams.
Foreign Policy
    Ronald Reagan: Limit UN role; withdrew from UNESCO.
    Richard Nixon: Nixon Doctrine: sell arms to resist aggression abroad.
    Joe DioGuardi: Push the UN to address human rights abuse in Cuba.
    Bill Clinton: 1980: Criticized for letting Cubans escape from prison.
    Dick Cheney: Hard-liner towards Soviet Union in 1980s.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Mutual respect over gunboat diplomacy.
Free Trade
    Richard Nixon: 1985: Reduce Japan's non-tariff barriers.
    Dick Cheney: Supported export promotion & import tax relief.
Government Reform
    Joe DioGuardi: Constitutional Amendment for Line Item Veto.
    Elizabeth Dole: Defederalized Dulles and National Airports.
    Dick Cheney: Sponsored bill for line-item veto on budgetary proposals.
Homeland Security
    Ronald Reagan: Share SDI instead of MAD.
    Ronald Reagan: Reykjavik: refused to trade SDI for nuclear disarmament.
    Libertarian Party: Support resistance to the draft.
    Dick Cheney: Co-sponsored SDI; “peace thru strength”; base closings.
    Richard Nixon: USSR tries to beat US by weakening our will.
Principles & Values
    Hillary Clinton: 1986: Prepped Bill's race; denied her own political ambition.
    Bill Clinton: 1988: Stayed neutral on Al Gore vs. Mike Dukakis primary.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: America is a patchwork quilt, not all the same texture.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Choose the human race over the nuclear race.
    Dick Cheney: Pragmatic conservation insider image in Congress.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Rainbow coalition: Don't leave anybody out.
    Walter Mondale: Selected first woman candidate for major party V.P.
Social Security
    Dick Cheney: Raise annual IRAs to $2,500; more cost-of-living increases.
Tax Reform
    Walter Mondale: 1984 election: Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I.
    Ron Paul: 1986 tax simplification made tax code more incomprehensible.
    Dick Cheney: Keep mortgage bonds; loosen capital gains rules.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Reagan's tax cuts went to big business & hurt small business.
War & Peace
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Talk with all 22 nations in the Middle East.

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