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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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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Business Insider held the first-ever Republican primary debate on Tuesday, September 24, which was moderated by politics editor Anthony Fisher, columnist Linette Lopez, and Insider editorial director Henry Blodget.


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    from Business Insider GOP primary debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Weld (13) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Joe Walsh (28) Illinois Republican presidential primary challenger
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    Business Insider Today, a financial news service, hosted the first Republican presidential primary debate (yes, there IS a Republican primary!), on Sept. 24, 2019, and live-streamed on Facebook.

    Some highlights:

  • Gov. Bill Weld (R, MA) was the Libertarian Party's Vice-Presidential nominee in 2016, but has re-enrolled as a Republican for 2020.

  • Rep. Joe Walsh (R, IL) served in Congress but retured and has run a conservative radio talk show ever since. He considers himself a member of the Tea Party.

  • Gov. Mark Sanford (R, SC) was invited, but claimed a "scheduling conflict" and did not attend.

  • President Donald Trump (R, NY) was invited to the debate but did not respond. He was the major topic anyway, and we include some excerpts from video played during the debate, with opponents' responses.

  • The moderators were Business Insider politics editor Anthony Fisher; Business Insider columnist Linette Lopez, and Business Insider editorial director Henry Blodget.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Joe Walsh: 1996: favored abortion rights; 2012: no abortion exceptions.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Weld: No such thing as government money; only taxpayer's money.
    Joe Walsh: Budget deficit is bankrupting future generations.
Civil Rights
    Bill Weld: Created Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.
    Joe Walsh: Same-sex marriage is law of the land, but give it time.
    Joe Walsh: LGBTQ activists are "constitutional terrorists".
Corporations
    Joe Walsh: Cut the capital gains tax and the corporate tax rate.
    Joe Walsh: Criticized "Occupy Wall Street" movement as pampered youth.
Crime
    Joe Walsh: Reform the criminal justice system.
Education
    Bill Weld: Abolish the federal Department of Education.
    Joe Walsh: Market-based solutions to education reform and urban poverty.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Walsh: Acknowledge the real problem of climate change.
    Joe Walsh: All-of-the-above, while shifting from coal to renewables.
    Joe Walsh: Past: climate science not definitive; now: it's a problem.
Environment
    Bill Weld: I'm a lifelong environmentalist, like Theodore Roosevelt.
    Donald Trump: Don't micromanage every rain puddle and drainage ditch.
    Joe Walsh: Balance environmental regulation with small business needs.
Foreign Policy
    Joe Walsh: Put America's interests first: no photo ops with Putin.
Free Trade
    Bill Weld: Rejoin TPP in a heartbeat: beachhead against China.
    Joe Walsh: China cheats world, so deal with them with world coalition.
    Joe Walsh: Supports a free trade system; opposes tariffs on China.
Government Reform
    Bill Weld: Accepts donations from individuals and PACs.
    Joe Walsh: No opinion on campaign finance reform.
Gun Control
    Bill Weld: 1990s: supported assault weapons bans.
    Joe Walsh: Federal background check at gun shows and online.
    Joe Walsh: Arm school employees to prevent school shootings.
Health Care
    Joe Walsh: Look at things like universal catastrophic care coverage.
    Joe Walsh: 2013: engage in civil disobedience to defy ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Bill Weld: Lesson of Iraq War: train Saudis, but no US troops there.
    Joe Walsh: Supports military service for gays and transgendered.
Immigration
    Joe Walsh: Securing borders isn't just a scare tactic if you live there.
    Joe Walsh: End policy of family separation at the southern border.
Principles & Values
    Bill Weld: Trump's Ukraine caper is impeachable and treasonous.
    Joe Walsh: I helped create Trump; now I have to live with that.
Tax Reform
    Bill Weld: I never met a tax cut I didn't like.
    Joe Walsh: Focus tax cuts on middle class and payroll tax.
Technology
    Joe Walsh: Retrain workers displaced by automation.
War & Peace
    Bill Weld: Troops out of Afghanistan; should have done it long ago.
    Bill Weld: Supported the Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal.
    Joe Walsh: Support Israel & Saudis, but no US troops in Mideast.
    Joe Walsh: Israel should annex Palestinian territory.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill Weld: Greatly increase the earned income tax credit.


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The above quotations are from Business Insider held the first-ever Republican primary debate on Tuesday, September 24, which was moderated by politics editor Anthony Fisher, columnist Linette Lopez, and Insider editorial director Henry Blodget..
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