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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)

Book Reviews

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State of Illinois Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Alexi Giannoulias (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer Illinois
  • Barack Obama (11) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Jesse Sullivan (12) Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Kirk (13) Republican (until 2010) U.S. Rep Illinois-10
  • Paul Schimpf (6) Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Rod Blagojevich (5) Illinois Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009)
  • Tammy Duckworth (3) Democrat (retiring 2016) U.S. Rep Illinois-8
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    Barack Obama: Supports Roe v. Wade.
    Jesse Sullivan: Faith taught sanctity of life, need to protect unborn.
Budget & Economy
    Jesse Sullivan: Job creation, not free assistance, keys to economic growth.
    Mark Kirk: Proudly voted for TARP; but against stimulus funds.
    Mark Kirk: Obama has brought $43,000 debt to every American.
    Mark Kirk: No bailout for irresponsible decisions by state of Illinois.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: Supports affirmative action in colleges and government.
    Barack Obama: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws.
    Paul Schimpf: Girls should not be at a biological disadvantage in sports.
    Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending.
    Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda.
    Barack Obama: Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation.
    Jesse Sullivan: Support law enforcement; empower them to do their jobs.
    Paul Schimpf: I will support our law enforcement community.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
    Tammy Duckworth: A strong advocate for comprehensive sentencing reform.
    Barack Obama: Supports charter schools and private investment in schools.
    Barack Obama: Free public college for any student with B-average.
    Jesse Sullivan: Bring competition to education; evidence-based approach.
    Paul Schimpf: School choice for parents as to where their tax money goes.
Energy & Oil
    Alexi Giannoulias: Clean energy future for national security & job creation.
    Barack Obama: Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies.
    Mark Kirk: Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects.
Foreign Policy
    Paul Schimpf: Lead advisor to Iraqi prosecutors of Saddam Hussein.
Government Reform
    Alexi Giannoulias: I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%.
    Jesse Sullivan: For strict term limits, against partisan gerrymandering.
    Mark Kirk: Support a line item veto; cut spending across the board.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
Gun Control
    Barack Obama: Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions.
    Jesse Sullivan: 2nd amendment is an important piece of our national identity.
Health Care
    Alexi Giannoulias: Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare.
    Barack Obama: Ensure access to basic care.
    Jesse Sullivan: Opposes mandates; encourages vaccines if you so choose.
    Mark Kirk: Repeal Obamacare, then offer a better alternative.
    Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
Homeland Security
    Mark Kirk: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command.
    Paul Schimpf: I demanded our veterans be given proper medical treatment.
    Tammy Duckworth: Support troops; root out waste in Defense Department.
    Barack Obama: Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale.
    Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Principles & Values
    Alexi Giannoulias: Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent.
    Alexi Giannoulias: I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Jesse Sullivan: My primary mission is to know, love, and serve God.
    Jesse Sullivan: World should look to us as a role model nation.
    Mark Kirk: Forced to apologize for exaggerating his biography.
    Mark Kirk: Takes responsibility for carelessness about military record.
    Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
    Mark Kirk: I've owned up to my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Tammy Duckworth: American values are one of our greatest strengths.
Social Security
    Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age.
    Jesse Sullivan: Transition state pension fund to private retirement plan.
Tax Reform
    Jesse Sullivan: Reduce taxes that make it hard for business growth.
    Mark Kirk: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession.
    Paul Schimpf: In Legislature, I voted against every tax increase.
    Jesse Sullivan: Encourage development of cryptocurrency, blockchain business.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran.

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