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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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Survey of 2024 Presidential campaign websites

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    from Survey of 2024 Presidential campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Asa Hutchison (10)
  • Cornel West (7) Green Party/People's Party candidate
  • Doug Burgum (4) North Dakota Republican Governor
  • Larry Elder (9) California Republican candidate for Recall
  • Marianne Williamson (17) Democratic candidate for President
  • Nikki Haley (16) South Carolina Former UN Ambassador 2017-2018
  • Perry Johnson (11)
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (12) District of Columbia Democratic Challenger
  • Tim Scott (9) Republican (Appointed Senator) U.S. Rep South Carolina-1
  • Vivek Ramaswamy (5) District of Columbia Republican Challenger
  • Will Hurd (9) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Texas-23
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Marianne Williamson: Protect the right of every woman to make her own decisions.
    Nikki Haley: As UN ambassador condemned regimes using forced abortion.
    Tim Scott: Against the radical left pushing taxpayer-funded abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Asa Hutchison: Repair infrastructure; don't support unnecessary spending.
    Larry Elder: Inflation is a sure sign of a collapsing civilization.
    Perry Johnson: Cut two cents off of every dollar in discretionary spending.
    Tim Scott: Rein in the left's out-of-control spending, cut taxes.
    Will Hurd: We need free markets not democratic socialism.
Civil Rights
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Address racial healing through Targeted Community Repair.
    Larry Elder: Critical Race Theory increases racial tensions in America.
    Marianne Williamson: Denial of LGBTQ rights is a stain on our national character.
    Marianne Williamson: Use presidency to advocate for the things women care about.
    Will Hurd: Don't be a jerk, racist, misogynist or homophobe.
    Marianne Williamson: Increase protections for corporate whistleblowers.
    Marianne Williamson: Government has become a handmaiden to a new corporate order.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Instead of defunding the police, transform the police.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Pardon defendants of politicized prosecutions such as Trump.
    Cornel West: End surveillance, the drug war, and mass incarceration.
    Asa Hutchison: Lock up violent offenders and address unfair sentencing.
    Larry Elder: Tell police, DAs: hold criminals accountable for their acts.
    Larry Elder: We need enormous political will to invest in law enforcement.
    Marianne Williamson: Punishment instead of rehabilitation leads to more crime.
    Perry Johnson: I will direct the Attorney General to eliminate the FBI.
    Tim Scott: Increase penalties for targeting law enforcement officers.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: End War on Drugs, amnesty for nonviolent drug offenders.
    Perry Johnson: Investigate, arrest and prosecute high level dealers.
    Larry Elder: It's time to break the monopoly of the public school system.
    Marianne Williamson: Full funding for all schools regardless of zip code .
    Nikki Haley: Signed a charter school bill that expanded school choice.
    Perry Johnson: Give parents absolute control over children's education.
    Tim Scott: Embrace education freedom and empower parents.
    Will Hurd: School choice is a great way to encourage competition.
Energy & Oil
    Cornel West: Remove oil and gas subsidies, invest in clean energy.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Drill, frack & burn coal: abandon the climate cult.
    Asa Hutchison: Americans deserve plentiful, affordable energy options.
    Doug Burgum: America being truly energy independent stabilizes the globe.
    Marianne Williamson: I will treat global warming problem holistically.
    Nikki Haley: Strongly advocated for withdrawing from Paris climate accord.
    Perry Johnson: Immediate end to fossil fuels is unrealistic and unwise.
    Nikki Haley: Sued Obama's EPA over heavy-handed regulatory burdens.
Families & Children
    Marianne Williamson: Massively realign investment in the direction of children.
    Will Hurd: Increase child tax credit so parents can afford childcare.
Foreign Policy
    Cornel West: Stop all foreign military aid; close the bases; disband NATO.
    Asa Hutchison: Ask tough questions; hold China accountable for COVID-19.
    Asa Hutchison: Tough on Russia which is a threat to our national security.
    Doug Burgum: Unite the country against our enemies like China and Putin.
    Larry Elder: Critical to strengthen America's role as the sole superpower.
    Nikki Haley: As ambassador, forced UN votes on Cuba's human rights abuses.
    Nikki Haley: Signed the first anti-BDS legislation in the country.
    Nikki Haley: Never trust Russia; it is never going to be our friend.
    Nikki Haley: Slash foreign aid to countries that don't have our back.
    Nikki Haley: Successfully got sanctions placed against North Korea.
    Tim Scott: China started economic Cold War; America will finish it.
    Will Hurd: Workforce key to winning New Cold War with Chinese.
Free Trade
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Industry ruined by 40 years of misguided free trade schemes.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: Ban U.S. business expansion in China, stop CCP cheating.
Government Reform
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Roll back the secrecy and make government transparent.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: End civil service protection, federal employee unions.
    Cornel West: Enact Congressional term limits; switch to paper ballots .
    Doug Burgum: Innovation over regulation is how you solve challenges.
    Larry Elder: When Americans are left alone anything is possible.
    Marianne Williamson: We should know if food is made from GMOs: require labels.
    Nikki Haley: Signed law requiring politicians to disclose private income.
    Nikki Haley: Fought back attempts to block state voter ID law.
Gun Control
    Marianne Williamson: Treat gun violence against children as an emergency.
    Nikki Haley: Expanded concealed carry rights to bars and restaurants.
Health Care
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: We will move from a sick care system to a wellness society.
    Cornel West: Guarantee health care to all like every other major country.
    Asa Hutchison: Federal government should never be sole healthcare provider.
    Marianne Williamson: Take a whole body systems approach to cultivating health.
    Will Hurd: Health insurance isn't healthcare, government not the answer.
Homeland Security
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: End the imperial project and attend to what's been neglected.
    Asa Hutchison: A strong national defense is the bedrock of our democracy.
    Marianne Williamson: Fix budget to keep, maintain and create sustainable peace.
    Nikki Haley: Cut taxes for veterans who receive military retirement.
    Perry Johnson: Strengthen our defense by cutting waste & improving audits.
    Tim Scott: Rebuild a lethal, powerful military so adversaries fear us.
    Asa Hutchison: Biden administration showing weakness along southern border .
    Larry Elder: We must restore the rule of law to our border with Mexico.
    Marianne Williamson: Calling border situation a crisis is a simply a distraction.
    Nikki Haley: Give local police power to check immigrations status.
    Perry Johnson: My first priority as President will be building the wall.
    Tim Scott: Expel illegal immigrants, fully fund the border wall.
    Will Hurd: We need strong disincentives to prevent illegal immigration.
    Vivek Ramaswamy: End affirmative action, end unlawful DEI indoctrination.
    Nikki Haley: Cutting taxes and regulations helped employment boom.
Principles & Values
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Our priority will be to restore America's moral leadership.
    Cornel West: I want to reintroduce America to the best of itself.
    Asa Hutchison: That rights are from God foundational to American success.
    Larry Elder: America in decline, but we can enter new American Golden Age.
    Marianne Williamson: Help country atone for genocide against Native Americans .
    Perry Johnson: Zero-tolerance for anti-Christian investigatory practices.
    Perry Johnson: We live in the greatest country the world has ever known.
    Tim Scott: I will preserve one nation, under God, indivisible.
    Tim Scott: Americans have won the lottery of citizenship.
    Will Hurd: US is exceptional nation because of what we've given.
Social Security
    Cornel West: Expand Social Security; forgive all student debt.
    Marianne Williamson: Under no circumstances should we put Social Security at risk.
    Perry Johnson: Stabilize program by incentivizing work and immigration.
Tax Reform
    Asa Hutchison: Lower taxes; reform our national tax code.
    Doug Burgum: Delivered $174 million in permanent property tax relief.
    Perry Johnson: Reduce taxes, cut tax brackets, cut top rate to 28%.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Dismantle Big Tech's censorship-industrial complex.
    Will Hurd: We need a national cyber strategy to defend our systems.
War & Peace
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: End the proxy wars, bombing campaigns, covert operations.
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Find a diplomatic solution that brings peace to Ukraine.
    Nikki Haley: Played a prominent role in withdrawing from Iran deal.
Welfare & Poverty
    Marianne Williamson: Declare an unconditional war on poverty, end homelessness.

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