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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)

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CNN "State of the Union" interviews during 2017
(Jake Tapper and Dana Bash interviewing candidates for 2017-18 races)

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  • Al Gore (2) Democrat
  • Bernie Sanders (4) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential candidate
  • John McCain (8) Republican
  • Lindsey Graham (8) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Nikki Haley (2) South Carolina UN Ambassador
  • Ted Cruz (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
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    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning.

    Making an appearance on all five talk shows on one Sunday is known as a Full Ginsburg, because it was first accomplished by William Ginsburg (Monica Lewinsky's attorney) in 1998.

    In 2013, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio accomplished a Full Ginsburg, fueling speculation that both were planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2014, John Kerry was the only person to accomplish a Full Ginsburg, but no one thought he was planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2015, two federal officials accomplished a Full Ginsburg: one in the follow-up to the January 2015 State of the Union speech, and the other after a train derailment. Paul Ryan accomplished a Full Ginsburg after becoming Speaker of the House in November 2015.

    In the first half of 2016, two presidential candiadtes accomplished a Full Ginsburg: Ted Cruz on Feb. 28, and Marco Rubio twice, on Feb. 14 and Feb. 21.

    OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:

  • ABC This Week: (George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Jake Tapper and Dana Bash; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace and Bret Baier; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (John Dickerson; moderate)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bernie Sanders: Only the top 2/10 of 1% pay the estate tax.
Energy & Oil
    Al Gore: Sustainability revolution at speed of digital revolution.
    Al Gore: We're treating the sky as an open sewer.
    Donald Trump: Withdraw from Paris Agreement, to put America first.
    Nikki Haley: Paris climate agreement cost US too many jobs.
Foreign Policy
    Nikki Haley: Recommit that attack on one NATO nation is an attack on all.
    John McCain: Mistake to ban immigrants from Iraq; they're our allies.
    Lindsey Graham: More vetting from failed stats ok, but no Muslim ban.
    Lindsey Graham: Putin hates democracy and hates coalitions of democracies.
    Lindsey Graham: Educating kids damages radical Islam more than any bomb.
    John McCain: Russian election tampering could destroy democracy.
    Lindsey Graham: State Department budget means "soft power" abroad.
    Lindsey Graham: Russia's Putin is disrupting democracy everywhere.
Government Reform
    Ted Cruz: Government is corrupt; so don't give them more power.
Health Care
    John McCain: Repeal & replace, but don't throw anyone off healthcare.
    Lindsey Graham: ObamaCare takes money from some & gives free care to others.
    Bernie Sanders: ObamaCare requires insurers to cover you, even at a loss.
    Bernie Sanders: Medicare should negotiate prices with pharma industry.
    Ted Cruz: I trust you & your doctors to control your health care.
    Ted Cruz: Reform FDA to approve foreign drugs faster.
Homeland Security
    John McCain: 3% increase in military is not enough; we need more.
    John McCain: Municipalities cannot exempt themselves from immigration law.
    Lindsey Graham: Sanctuary cities are symptom of a broken system.
    John McCain: Exclude our interpreters in Iraq from Muslim travel ban.
    Lindsey Graham: If we declare war on Islamic faith, we're all going to lose.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Raise funds in a progressive way, for ObamaCare & everything.
War & Peace
    John McCain: We're in an Afghan stalemate & a Russian EU destruction.
    John McCain: Putin is a thug; Russia understands only our strength.

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