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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2007 AFL-CIO Democratic primary forum, August 8, 2007
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Hillary Clinton: Stop bankruptcies to get rid of pension responsibilities.
Hillary Clinton: Total change in No Child Left Behind.
Energy & Oil|
Chris Dodd: 80% reduction in CO2 by the year 2080.
Chris Dodd: Tax polluters & invest funds in alternative tech.
Hillary Clinton: Invest in alternative energy; jobs that wonít be outsourced.
Hillary Clinton: Support green-collar job training.
Hillary Clinton: Put someone in charge of Katrina recovery who actually cares.
Barack Obama: My critics engineered our biggest foreign policy disaster.
Barack Obama: China is a competitor, but not an enemy.
Bill Richardson: Be tougher on China; itís a strategic competitor.
Chris Dodd: Pakistanís dictator is only thing preventing fundamentalism.
Chris Dodd: China is a competitor, but getting close to adversary.
Dennis Kucinich: My most favored nation is America; no MFN for China.
Hillary Clinton: Our fiscal responsibility undercuts Chinese power over us.
Joe Biden: China holds the mortgage on our house, to pay for war.
John Edwards: We need country-of-origin labeling for China trade safety.
Barack Obama: People donít want cheaper T-shirts if it costs their job.
Barack Obama: Amend NAFTA to add labor agreements.
Bill Richardson: Enforce labor & environmental standards & job safety.
Chris Dodd: Include labor, environmental & health in trade deals.
Dennis Kucinich: Manufacturing policy: trade based on workers right.
Dennis Kucinich: Base trade on worker rights, human rights & environment.
Hillary Clinton: Smart, pro-American trade: NAFTA has hurt workers.
Hillary Clinton: No fast-track authority for this president.
Hillary Clinton: Better approach: real trade adjustment assistance.
Joe Biden: Presidentís job is to create jobs, not to export jobs.
John Edwards: NAFTA is perfect example of bigger need for change.
John Edwards: FactCheck: NAFTA did not cost US a million jobs.
Barack Obama: No ďbundledĒ money from federal-registered lobbyists.
Barack Obama: Campaigns last too long & cost too much.
Chris Dodd: Creation of DHS was not a good idea; itís far too large.
Hillary Clinton: End no-bid contracts, end revolving door in government.
Joe Biden: Would consider a Republican for head of DHS or Pentagon.
Joe Biden: Pledges to stop no-bid contracts.
John Edwards: Money from trial lawyers OK because they donít push policy.
John Edwards: Public campaign finance would reduce length of campaigns.
John Edwards: Democrats should say no to all insider lobbyist money.
Joe Biden: Start with catastrophic insurance and insuring all kids.
Barack Obama: We are no safer now than we were after 9/11.
Bill Richardson: Focus on international terrorism & fissionable material.
Chris Dodd: Star Wars program is wrong priority for 21st century.
Chris Dodd: Weíre not safer than after 9/11; weíre still vulnerable.
Barack Obama: Pathway to citizenship, but people have to earn it.
Barack Obama: Letís be a nation of laws AND a nation of immigrants.
Dennis Kucinich: Restore right to organize; to collective bargain; to strike.
Joe Biden: Implement current recommendations on job safety.
John Edwards: Treat CEO pensions exactly as we treat every other worker.
Barack Obama: Chicagoís Soldier Field stadium construction created jobs.
Chris Dodd: Ban the outsourcing of jobs.
Joe Biden: FactCheck: His AFL-CIO rating of 85% is not best of all Dems.
Mike Gravel: Claims 100% rating with AFL-CIO for full legislative career.
Principles & Values|
Hillary Clinton: Bring your brooms & vacuum cleaners; we got to clean up DC.
Joe Biden: Next president has no margin of error, post-Bush.
Hillary Clinton: If you want a winner to take on right wing, Iím your girl.
John Edwards: Donít change one group of insiders for different insiders.
Hillary Clinton: Make sure nobody ever tries to privatize Social Security.
Chris Dodd: Each $1B invested in infrastructure creates 40,000 jobs.
Hillary Clinton: Infrastructure investment creates jobs AND improves security.
Bill Richardson: Partner on rail & smart growth; no privatized toll roads.
Dennis Kucinich: Create a federal bank of infrastructure modernization.
Joe Biden: Proposed $980M for tunnel repair; others have dropped ball.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Get al Qaeda hiding in hills between Afghanistan & Pakistan.
Barack Obama: Military action in Pakistan if we have actionable intel.
Barack Obama: No good options in Iraq--just bad options & worse options.
Bill Richardson: Withdrawing from Iraq lets real peace & reconciliation begin.
Chris Dodd: Any unilateral military action in Pakistan is a mistake.
Dennis Kucinich: Use $97 billion of Iraq funding to bring troops home.
Dennis Kucinich: November 2006 election meant Dems promised to exit Iraq.
Hillary Clinton: Strategizing about Pakistan destabilizes a nuclear power.
Hillary Clinton: Redeploy responsibly, with regional diplomatic effort.
Joe Biden: Itís already US policy to go into Pakistan to get al Qaeda.
Joe Biden: Bush has lied for 7 years; tell truth on Iraq.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, Obama said invade Pakistan to get al Qaeda.
The above quotations are from 2007 AFL-CIO Democratic primary forum, August 8, 2007.