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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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2018 League of Women Voters questionnaires for House candidates

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    Jennifer Wexton: Women's access to reproductive and contraceptive services.
Budget & Economy
    Jennifer Wexton: Create an economy that works for all, not just the top.
    Mark Harris: Public/private partnerships to bring economic development.
    Russ Fulcher: Passing $21T in debt to our children is irresponsible.
Civil Rights
    Ilhan Omar: Fight for the liberation of our LGBTQ community.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Support small businesses; foster innovation.
    Dan Meuser: Lower taxes and fewer burdensome regulations.
    Dino Rossi: Small business tax cuts lead to good-paying jobs.
    John Joyce: Tax relief for middle-class, not corporations & lobbyists.
    David Trone: Criminal justice system discriminates against minorities.
    Dino Rossi: Put child molesters in prison for life after second strike.
    David Trone: Every day we don't act on opioid crisis, more people die.
    Angie Craig: Prioritize increasing access to vocational training.
    Brenda Jones: Universal education plan: early education through college.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Work to fund great public schools for our kids.
    Elissa Slotkin: Earn-while-you-learn at community colleges.
    Jennifer Wexton: Every child deserves a world-class public education.
    Josh Harder: Make college and technical training programs accessible.
    Madeleine Dean: Fight for universal pre-K & equitable public education.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Top priorities include public education.
Energy & Oil
    Andy Levin: Stopping global warming is moral imperative.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Climate change is one of biggest national security threats.
    Brenda Jones: Invest in clean, renewable and alternative energy sources.
    Carol Miller: Expand our oil, coal, and natural gas production.
    David Trone: Invest in green technology to fight climate change.
    Debra Haaland: Climate change is #1 issue facing the world today.
    Greg Stanton: Invest more federal dollars into solar and wind.
    Haley Stevens: Supported Cash for Clunkers, for environmental efficiency.
    Joe Neguse: Climate change is the existential crisis of our time.
    Lori Trahan: Invest in renewables; return to Paris Agreement.
    Rashida Tlaib: Expand renewable energy; phase out dirty fossil fuels.
    Russ Fulcher: Supports growing energy sector.
    Brenda Jones: Protect wildlife and national parks from private interests.
    Elissa Slotkin: Protecting our Great Lakes must be a top priority.
    Katie Porter: Let California decide about water needs, but Feds pay for it.
    Kevin de Leon: Pivot water management policy to reflect climate change.
    Mick Rich: Cost-benefit analyses for environmental improvement projects.
    Rashida Tlaib: Fight invasive species & pollution in the Great Lakes.
    Russ Fulcher: Transfer federal lands in Idaho to state & locals.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Keep public lands in federal control, so protect those lands.
Families & Children
    Ilhan Omar: Expand grants for childcare for student parents.
Free Trade
    Dino Rossi: Opposed to tariffs; strengthen trade with allies.
    Greg Stanton: Bolstering export-based trade solved Great Recession.
    Joe Neguse: Trade wars punish U.S. exporters & trickle down to consumers.
    Kim Schrier: Labor & environmental standards: fair trade, not free trade.
Government Reform
    Andy Levin: Turn democracy from a spectator sport to participation sport.
    Angie Craig: Pledges to hold a monthly public town hall.
    Ben McAdams: End Citizens United: disallow corporate money in politics.
    Brenda Jones: Eliminate discriminatory voter suppression laws.
    Brenda Jones: Eliminate dark money in federal elections.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Simplify voter registration; extend early voting.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Get big money out of our campaigns, plus more disclosure.
    Conor Lamb: Right to vote is the foundation of our entire democracy.
    Dan Meuser: Voter ID to ensure that one person only gets one vote.
    Ed Case: Enact far-reaching campaign spending & lobbying reforms.
    Elissa Slotkin: We should be making it easier to legally vote, not harder.
    Haley Stevens: Citizens United lets anonymous billionaires buy elections.
    Ilhan Omar: I have consistently delivered transparency in public office.
    Jennifer Wexton: Fight Russia's election hacks via social media disclaimers.
    Joe Neguse: Ensure every voter's voice, despite Russian interference.
    John Joyce: Voter ID to fight 100,000 illegally registered voters.
    Kendra Horn: Matching grants to expand early voting opportunities.
    Madeleine Dean: Voter ID laws limit who has access to the ballot box.
    Mark Harris: Sanctity of ballot box is essential; Federal guidelines ok.
    Mark Harris: More disclosure & less regulation of campaign finance.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Expand voting rights; overturn barriers to access the ballot.
    Rashida Tlaib: Fight back against voter suppression that targets minorities.
    Susan Wild: Get dark money out of politics.
    Susan Wild: Protect Social Security at all costs.
    Susan Wild: National holiday for elections; automatic voter registration.
Gun Control
    Ann Kirkpatrick: More background checks; end ban on gun violence research.
    Ben McAdams: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show/internet loopholes.
    Dan Meuser: Fight to protect the rights of the unborn.
    Debra Haaland: Ban assault weapons; we need national buy-back program.
    Jennifer Wexton: Endorsed by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
    Jennifer Wexton: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show loophole.
    Lori Trahan: Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons.
    Madeleine Dean: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
    Mark Harris: Outcry for gun laws is misguided & won't reduce gun violence.
    Mick Rich: Background checks on all firearm purchases, no exceptions.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Common sense gun laws like universal background checks.
Health Care
    Andy Levin: Medicare-for-All is first step toward basic morality.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Expand eligibility for individuals to buy into Medicare.
    Ben McAdams: Fix problems with ObamaCare; protect Medicare and CHIP.
    Brenda Jones: Single-payer system is best, without individual mandate.
    Carol Miller: Repeal ObamaCare and eliminate the bureaucracy.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Increase access to quality, affordable healthcare.
    Dan Meuser: Fight to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    David Trone: ObamaCare made progress; now expand to all.
    Debra Haaland: Fight Big Pharma for cheaper prescription drugs.
    Dino Rossi: Replace ObamaCare with more competition in the marketplace.
    Elissa Slotkin: Buy-in to Medicare; then negotiate drug prices.
    Greg Stanton: Expand ObamaCare and access to quality and affordable.
    Haley Stevens: Protect ObamaCare: health care is a right, not a privilege.
    Harley Rouda: Medicare-for-All reduces spending 18.5% of GDP on health.
    Jennifer Wexton: Expanded Medicaid to 300,000 Virginians in the coverage gap.
    Joe Neguse: Fix ObamaCare, then champion Medicare-for-All.
    John Joyce: Repeal ObamaCare, but no changes to Medicare.
    Josh Harder: Universal healthcare & Medicare-for-All.
    Katie Porter: Fight for a Medicare-for-All system.
    Kevin de Leon: Medicare-for-All saves $2 trillion over 10 years.
    Kim Schrier: Restore ObamaCare reinsurance; then Medicare-for-All.
    Mark Harris: More prevention; avoid using emergency room for primary care.
    Mick Rich: Allow insurance plans to be sold across state lines.
    Rashida Tlaib: ObamaCare was step in direction toward universal healthcare.
    Russ Fulcher: Choice & competition instead of ObamaCare mandates.
    Susan Wild: Establish a Medicare-for-All system.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Make affordable healthcare accessible to everyone.
    Andy Levin: Founded IRATE:Immigration Reform/Advocacy/Training/Education.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship rather than deportation.
    Ben McAdams: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Brenda Jones: Protect DREAMers, and pathway to citizenship for others.
    Conor Lamb: Census is too important to be affected by partisan politics.
    David Trone: Oppose mass deportations & travel bans; support DACA & TPS.
    Debra Haaland: I oppose deportations and bans that rip families apart.
    Dino Rossi: Don't deport DREAMers; improve the guest worker program.
    Elissa Slotkin: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; then comprehensive reform.
    Greg Stanton: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
    Haley Stevens: Comprehensive reform, with long-term solution for DREAMers.
    Jennifer Wexton: Comprehensive reform instead of fear-mongering tactics.
    Joe Neguse: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
    Josh Harder: Protect DREAMers and provide a pathway to citizenship.
    Katie Porter: Fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
    Kendra Horn: Border wall is a medieval solution to a 21st Century problem.
    Kendra Horn: Don't deport DREAMers; make DACA permanent.
    Kevin de Leon: Comprehensive, humane immigration reforms.
    Kim Schrier: Restore DACA and DAPA; then comprehensive reform.
    Lori Trahan: Fulfill promises made to DREAMers; then comprehensive reform.
    Lori Trahan: No citizenship question on 2020 Census form.
    Mark Harris: Secure our borders by building a wall.
    Mick Rich: New policy on applicant merit, not family relationships.
    Rashida Tlaib: Pathway to citizenship for all undocumented residents.
    Russ Fulcher: Secure the border; end chain migration.
    Susan Wild: Census citizenship questions lead to under-counting.
    Xochitl Torres Small: Target criminals rather than ripping apart families.
    Andy Levin: Too many of our jobs have been offshored or contracted out.
    Ilhan Omar: Fight for federal $15 minimum wage.
    Jared Golden: Fought for fair and equal pay, in state legislature.
    Jennifer Wexton: Ensure women doing the same job as men receive equal pay.
    Kendra Horn: Strengthen the middle class by increasing wages.
    Kim Schrier: Endorsed by largest unions; supports card check legislation.
    Rashida Tlaib: $15 hourly minimum wage is economic justice.
Principles & Values
    Dino Rossi: In State Senate, my bills always had bipartisan support.
    Ed Case: Worked for three decades as attorney and law firm manager.
    Ed Case: 1990s: Majority Leader of Hawaii State House.
    Harley Rouda: Bipartisanship is common sense for common ground.
Social Security
    Carol Miller: We need to protect Social Security and Medicare for all.
    Conor Lamb: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
    John Joyce: Social Security and Medicare are promises made.
    Kendra Horn: Commitment to keep promises on Social Security & Medicare.
    Lori Trahan: Raise payroll cap & contribution rate to ensure solvency.
Tax Reform
    David Trone: Trump tax cuts worsen income inequality.
    Jim Hagedorn: Trump tax cuts led to increased wages & low unemployment.
    Chrissy Houlahan: Full funding for the Census; don't politicize it.
    Dan Meuser: Fully fund census to get a truly accurate count.
    Dino Rossi: Infrastructure should ensure earthquake readiness.
    Elissa Slotkin: Laser-focus on fixing crumbling roads & water infrastructure.
    Greg Stanton: Invest in our crumbling infrastructure.
    Haley Stevens: Invest in maintenance & repair of built environment.
    Jared Golden: Fix Maine's crumbling infrastructure.
    Jennifer Wexton: Strongly opposes citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
    John Joyce: Census should count CITIZENS and ask about citizenship.
    Katie Porter: Pay for infrastructure by direct and indirect beneficiaries.
    Kevin de Leon: Short term & long term strategies for infrastructure needs.
    Kim Schrier: Provide FEMA resources needed for earthquake preparedness.
    Madeleine Dean: Don't use census as a tool to scare immigrants.
    Mark Harris: Local matching ensures that Feds fund right infrastructure.
    Mary Gay Scanlon: Full funding of the Census & no additional questions.
    Russ Fulcher: Robust cybersecurity, and defend intellectual property.
    Russ Fulcher: Link usage taxes to infrastructure funding.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jim Hagedorn: Supports workfare: able-bodied welfare recipients must work.

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