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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 New York Politicians: Archives

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  • Andrew Cuomo (7) New York Democratic Governor
  • Bill de Blasio (2) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Bill Weld (1) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Bob Turner (6) 2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger New York
  • Charles Schumer (1) Democratic Sr Senator New York
  • Cynthia Nixon (2) New York Democratic candidate for governor of New York
  • Dan Malloy (1) Connecticut Democratic Governor
  • Dave Webber (1) Republican Candidate for New York U.S. Senator New York
  • David Paterson (4) New York Former Democratic Governor (2008-2010)
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elise Stefanik (6) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New York- 21
  • George Maragos (3) 2012 Republican Primary Challenger New York
  • Hakeem Jeffries (8) Democrat U.S. Rep New York-8
  • Howard Mills (4) 2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY) New York
  • Jay Townsend (2) Republican Challenger (2010) New York
  • Joe DioGuardi (10) 2010 Republican Challenger New York
  • John Katko (21) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New York- 24
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (14) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Lee Zeldin (10) New York Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rob Astorino (10) New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Noren (1) Democratic candidate for senator from New York New York
  • Steve Mnuchin (2) Former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Susan Rice (3) Maine Domestic Policy
  • Tom Foley (1) Connecticut Republican challenger
  • Wendy Long (19) Republican Senate Challenger New York
  • Zephyr Teachout (13) New York Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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    John Katko: No abortion on demand; no federal funding.
    Lee Zeldin: Value life & alternatives to parenthood.
    John Katko: All life has worth; and cover prenatal care.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes abortion, except for rape, incest & maternal life.
    Rob Astorino: Philosophically opposed, but won't fight legal abortion.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
    Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
    Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
    Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Jay Townsend: Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Bill Weld: Establish state pro-choice laws in case Roe gets overturned.
Budget & Economy
    John Katko: The Washington Big Spenders' plan just isn't working.
    Lee Zeldin: Bloated government's debt has become a great threat.
    John Katko: Supports stimulus, to promote business growth.
    Rob Astorino: N.Y. is most regulated, least business friendly state.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
    David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
Civil Rights
    Dave Webber: Government cannot regulate wages including gender pay equity.
    John Katko: Same-sex marriage has been decided, so no opinion.
    Rob Astorino: People from the Bronx drive up costs in Westchester.
    Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
    Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
    David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
    Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
    Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
    Bill de Blasio: Plenty of money in NYC, but it's in the wrong hands.
    Dan Malloy: Invest state funds in businesses that preserve in-state jobs.
    Zephyr Teachout: Level playing field between family stores and big business.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Access to capital for small business will create jobs.
    David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
    John Katko: 2002: formulated the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force.
    Rob Astorino: Block publication of gun owner names and addresses.
    Rob Astorino: Address root causes of student violence like mental illness.
    John Katko: Capital punishment can be an effective deterrent.
    Zephyr Teachout: Disenfranchising due to criminal convictions is undemocratic.
    Zephyr Teachout: We have a long way to go on criminal justice reform.
    Zephyr Teachout: Give minorities opportunity, not criminal justice system.
    Zephyr Teachout: Raise age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Wendy Long: Illegal drugs are destroying our people.
    Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana.
    Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
    John Katko: 100 federal education programs, and no better education.
    Lee Zeldin: Grade school students need to be better represented.
    John Katko: Make decisions about public schools at local level.
    John Katko: Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Rob Astorino: Common Core has been a disaster; replace with local control.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public education is the foundation of democracy.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
    Hakeem Jeffries: No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Cynthia Nixon: Get off fossil fuels and move to renewable energy.
    John Katko: Focus on accessing more North American energy.
    Lee Zeldin: Focus on lowering cost of gas & oil.
    John Katko: Supports Keystone XL but regulate greenhouse gases.
    Andrew Cuomo: Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%.
    Rob Astorino: Tap into New York's vast energy resources.
    Zephyr Teachout: Reduce carbon emissions& adopt clean sources of energy.
    Zephyr Teachout: Ban fracking; it contaminates our groundwater.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
    Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
    Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
    Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases.
    Lee Zeldin: Hosts annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day".
    Andrew Cuomo: Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren.
    Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
    Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
Free Trade
    Steve Mnuchin: Free market proponent but tariffs OK to reduce trade deficit.
    Wendy Long: Vote against multilateral trade agreements and treaties.
Government Reform
    Wendy Long: Self-term limit to two terms; never lobby Congress.
    Elise Stefanik: Regulation & government mandates stifles economic growth.
    John Katko: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public financing for all statewide and legislative elections.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
    Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
    Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
    David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits.
Gun Control
    Bill de Blasio: Gun laws are necessary to protect the city and ourselves.
    Elise Stefanik: Strongly opposes the NY SAFE Act.
    John Katko: Protect the individual right to own a firearm.
    Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
    Hakeem Jeffries: No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks.
Health Care
    Donald Trump: Coronavirus: Won't invoke oft-used Defense Production Act.
    Susan Rice: Coronavirus: Crisis should explode myth of "America First".
    Cynthia Nixon: No one should suffer due to unaffordable health care.
    Elise Stefanik: Repeal ObamaCare and replace with common sense solutions.
    John Katko: Reform should be based on the free market.
    Lee Zeldin: ObamaCare converts full-time jobs to part-time.
    John Katko: Complete overhaul of ObamaCare.
    Rob Astorino: ObamaCare meltdown changes the political landscape.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014.
Homeland Security
    Susan Rice: Under Obama we foresaw pandemics & prepared for them.
    Wendy Long: Rebuild our military into an overwhelming American force.
    Elise Stefanik: A well-funded Fort Drum helps North Country's future.
    John Katko: Provide resources for constant state of military readiness.
    Lee Zeldin: Freedom is because America's military is strong.
    Andrew Cuomo: $15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
    Susan Rice: Viruses have no nationality and respect no borders.
    Wendy Long: Support physical walls, virtual walls, and official English.
    John Katko: Tough, fair reform that restores the rule of law.
    Lee Zeldin: Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals.
    John Katko: Require illegal immigrants to return to country of origin.
    Zephyr Teachout: Immigrants are a pillar of our economy.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Joe DioGuardi: Shut down the borders before we reform anything.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform.
    Rob Astorino: Illegal immigrants drive up costs of services.
    Tom Foley: OpEd: His company moved 3,000 jobs to Mexico.
    Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
    Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
    Joe DioGuardi: Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs.
Principles & Values
    Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
    Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
    Charles Schumer: 1998: demanded 10 debates; 2010: declined all debates.
    Jay Townsend: Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer.
Social Security
    Elise Stefanik: Entitlements are in jeopardy of going bankrupt.
    Lee Zeldin: Make tough decisions to reform entitlements.
    John Katko: Honor our promise, but personal retirement accounts ok.
Tax Reform
    Steve Mnuchin: Bypassing congress to cut taxes on capital gains possible.
    Elise Stefanik: Make tax code flatter and fairer for everyone.
    Lee Zeldin: Simplify tax code & reduce tax burden.
    Zephyr Teachout: No tax breaks for those earning $500,000 to $2 million.
    Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
    Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
    Joe DioGuardi: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K.
    Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
    Zephyr Teachout: Open universal broadband: 21st Century Internet.
War & Peace
    John Katko: Use military force to prevent hostile nuclear nations.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
    Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
    George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.

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