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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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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Mayoral press releases


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    from 2010-2013 Mayor's Press Releases (number of quotes indicated):
  • Annise Parker (5) Texas Mayor of Houston
  • Antonio Villaraigosa (19) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Bill de Blasio (11) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Chris Coleman (3) Minnesota DFL
  • Cory Booker (2) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Jerry Brown (1) California Democratic Governor
  • Jerry Sanders (3) California Mayor of San Diego
  • Julian Castro (3) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Michael Nutter (10) Pennsylvania Mayor of Philadelphia
  • Mike Bloomberg (1) New York Mayor of NYC
  • Mike Rawlings (1) Texas Mayor of Dallas
  • Pete Buttigieg (1) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Phil Gordon (4) Arizona Mayor of Phoenix
  • Steve Fulop (2) New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Tom Menino (1) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Bill de Blasio: Women, not politicians, should control their bodies.
Budget & Economy
    Phil Gordon: Responsible budgeting sets city up for future.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown.
    Michael Nutter: Cutting government to balance budget without tax hike.
Civil Rights
    Chris Coleman: Marriage equality required decades of fearlessness.
    Michael Nutter: Supports equal benefits for gays and lesbians.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: All Americans should be allowed to marry.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports gay marriage as fundamental right.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month.
Crime
    Bill de Blasio: Free phone calls for people in custody.
    Bill de Blasio: Eliminate cash bail: future without mass incarceration.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism.
    Phil Gordon: AZ must stay vigilant; threats can come from anyone.
    Mike Bloomberg: Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes.
Drugs
    Bill de Blasio: Ban all alcohol advertising on city property.
Education
    Bill de Blasio: Pre-K and 3-K for All.
    Michael Nutter: Public & private schools collaborate for student success.
    Michael Nutter: Vigilant innovativion to improve our educational system.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Invest in our schools to reform Latino education.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Parent Trigger: supports right to demand good education.
    Annise Parker: $80,000 grant for after-school programs for 3,000 students.
    Cory Booker: Founded the Newark Charter School Fund.
Energy & Oil
    Bill de Blasio: 40% reduction in emissions by 2030.
    Tom Menino: Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Solar power good for environment AND businesses.
    Annise Parker: Room for clean technology alongside fossil fuel jobs.
    Jerry Sanders: Purchase no-emission electric vehicles for city.
    Jerry Sanders: Harvest methane from the Miramar landfill.
    Phil Gordon: Solar energy important for Phoenix.
    Michael Nutter: Supports solar projects in the city.
    Julian Castro: Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs.
Environment
    Michael Nutter: Continuing to make Philly waterways best is a priority.
    Michael Nutter: Supports antipollution EPA regulations.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment.
    Jerry Sanders: Convert wastewater into drinking water.
Families & Children
    Bill de Blasio: Signs legislation protecting against sexual harassment.
    Mike Rawlings: Ban pornography expo from Dallas convention center.
Foreign Policy
    Annise Parker: Establish dialogue between Israel and Houston.
Free Trade
    Antonio Villaraigosa: LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: International trade is a necessity.
Government Reform
    Bill de Blasio: Sue Board of Elections to make Early Voting easier.
Gun Control
    Chris Coleman: Get guns off the street; redirect youth onto positive paths.
Health Care
    Bill de Blasio: Guarantee health care for every New Yorker.
    Steve Fulop: Partner with public health groups to fight urban disparities.
    Steve Fulop: Combat health disparities that plague cities.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans.
    Annise Parker: Coast2Coast RX card: Low-Cost Prescription Drugs.
Immigration
    Bill de Blasio: NYC will always be the ultimate city of immigrants.
    Annise Parker: Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid.
    Jerry Brown: Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid.
    Michael Nutter: Advocates path to citizenship and immigration reform.
    Phil Gordon: Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities.
Jobs
    Julian Castro: 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit.
Tax Reform
    Chris Coleman: Raise property tax to meet budget shortfall, but not 9%.
    Michael Nutter: Lessen business tax to improve economic competitiveness.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Business Tax Holiday should be permanent.
    Cory Booker: One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget.
Technology
    Michael Nutter: Supports American Jobs Act, especially new infrastructure.
    Julian Castro: Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation.
War & Peace
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill de Blasio: Intensify City's anti-displacement and housing affordability.
    Pete Buttigieg: 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes.


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