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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2016 Governor's State of the State speeches
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Sam Brownback: Need to permanently end tax funding for Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Matt Bevin: Must rely on cutting spending to improve financial outlook.
Bill Walker: Strengthen budget savings plan.
Bill Walker: Natural resource royalties to be paid out in dividends.
Jerry Brown: Investment in infrastructure makes long term economic sense.
Nathan Deal: Mandated spending is shrinking discretionary budget.
Bill Walker: Modernize voter registration & vote online.
Jay Nixon: Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs.
Andrew Cuomo: Implement a default voter registration system.
Mike Pence: Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom.
Phil Bryant: Tax cuts for people before corporations.
Bill Walker: Increase certain business licensing fees to raise money.
Jack Markell: Reduce regulatory burdens on business.
Jack Markell: Ease restrictions on crowdfunding.
Andrew Cuomo: Cut taxes for small businesses to stimulate growth.
Andrew Cuomo: Current low minimum wage amounts to corporate welfare.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Saved businesses $548M on taxes and workers' comp.
Rick Scott: Do away with commercial lease tax.
Robert Bentley: Construct four new state-of-the-art prison facilities.
Matt Bevin: Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests.
Bill Walker: Restore 'Prison Industries' job skills to reduce recidivism.
Bill Walker: Need to reduce costs of prison system.
Jack Markell: Increase services for prisoners to reduce recidivism.
Jack Markell: Make it easier for felons to vote.
Susana Martinez: Do away with bail for dangerous criminals.
Susana Martinez: Beef up three strikes law, allow for curfews.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Take preventative approach to juvenile justice.
Chris Christie: De-criminalizing drug use has reduced prisoner population.
Dennis Daugaard: High rates of incarceration does not increase public safety.
Dennis Daugaard: Reforms reduced population on parole.
Terry Branstad: Rehabilitation over punishment to reduce recidivism.
Terry Branstad: Investigate wrongful convictions, especially for racial bias.
Doug Ducey: New legislation should require rape kits to be tested.
Doug Ducey: Move to community based corrections and counselling.
John Hickenlooper: Regulatory regime to marijuana needs to be strengthened.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Prioritize combating substance abuse from many angles.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Behavioral therapies MUST accompany anti-addiction meds.
Chris Christie: Addiction is an illness and should be treated as such.
Chris Christie: Search for innovative ways to address drug epidemic.
Mike Pence: Confront the growing epidemic of drug abuse.
Doug Ducey: Ramp up border patrol to end drug importation.
Peter Shumlin: Time to make marijuana well-regulated legal substance.
Peter Shumlin: Prioritize reducing opioid misuse.
Jay Inslee: Prioritize early childhood education.
Jay Inslee: Increase teacher salary to help recruit and retain.
Matt Bevin: Move to performance based funding for state universities.
Phil Bryant: Remove barriers to charter schools.
Phil Bryant: Loosen regulations around associate degrees.
Charlie Baker: Lift the cap on public charter schools.
Jack Markell: Support IT education in schools.
Jack Markell: Make university scholarships less restrictive.
Jack Markell: Increase teacher compensation.
Jerry Brown: Increase funding for schools and target tough students.
Jerry Brown: Reduce centralized control of local education.
Jay Nixon: Affordable tuition is highest priority.
Jay Nixon: Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes.
Nikki Haley: Incentivize teachers to work in rural districts.
Nikki Haley: Higher education system is flush with cash.
Scott Walker: Continue with tuition freezes.
Scott Walker: Multiple strategies to increase accessibility of college.
Susana Martinez: Prioritize reading in early education.
Susana Martinez: Change higher education system to boost graduation rates.
John Hickenlooper: Earn-and-learn programs to reduce attainment gap.
John Hickenlooper: Some standardized testing is necessary.
Andrew Cuomo: Parent participation essential for schools to function.
Andrew Cuomo: Turn failing schools into charter schools.
Andrew Cuomo: $200 tax break for teachers.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Create rewards program to educational innovation.
Nathan Deal: Grants for technical skills training will help employment.
Nathan Deal: Facilitate young adults learning about computer science.
Nathan Deal: Public schools have discretion in how to spend funds.
Nathan Deal: Schools should use testing sparingly but effectively.
Brian Bosma: Next Generation Scholarship: $7,500 for teachers' tuition.
Chris Christie: Program for at-risk youths to get them into college.
Chris Christie: Further de-regulate charter schools.
Dennis Daugaard: Increase teacher salaries to retain and attract hires.
Dennis Daugaard: Tuition freeze on college education.
Dennis Daugaard: Increase enrolment in technical institutes.
Mike Pence: Incentivize teaching as a career.
Mike Pence: Testing regime needs to be improved.
Sam Brownback: More education money should be going to instruction.
Butch Otter: Need to increase access to college education.
Butch Otter: Imperative that reading outcomes are improved.
Butch Otter: Career ladders will attract and retain school staff.
Butch Otter: $5M for professional development for teachers.
Butch Otter: Move to `mastery-based' learning from `seat time'.
Doug Ducey: Coordinate with banks to finance school expansion.
Doug Ducey: Reward high achievement and low income schools.
Doug Ducey: Partner with third sector in education.
Doug Ducey: Give foster kids a `fast pass' to best schools.
Peter Shumlin: Publicly fund a college savings plan for each child.
Peter Shumlin: Provide free college courses for low income people.
Energy & Oil|
Bill Walker: Expand exportation of LNG to Asian markets.
Bill Walker: Invest in renewables to diversify economy.
Charlie Baker: Develop hydropower--most cost effective renewable.
John Hickenlooper: Pursuing renewables; solar and wind.
Andrew Cuomo: Increase commitment to green energy: 50% by 2030.
Terry McAuliffe: Renewables an economic development opportunity.
Butch Otter: Clean energy leadership helps economic development.
Gary Herbert: Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel.
Gary Herbert: Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources.
Jerry Brown: CA out front in addressing climate change.
John Hickenlooper: Watershed cleanup shouldn't always meet fed. standards.
Andrew Cuomo: Training program to support green energy development.
Sam Brownback: Stewardship for water resources to lengthen useful life.
Peter Shumlin: VT should divest from coal and ExxonMobil.
Families & Children|
Jack Markell: Increase access to effective contraception for women.
Jay Nixon: We need childcare and parental leave.
Jay Nixon: Made insurance cover therapy for autism.
Susana Martinez: Each image of child porn should count as its own crime.
Terry Branstad: Judicial discretion in releasing individual juvenile records.
Doug Ducey: Publicly shame fathers behind on child support.
Robert Bentley: Sue federal government to reform Refugee Resettlement Act.
Bruce Rauner: Pursue devolution to control costs.
Bruce Rauner: Term limits need to be voted on.
Peter Ricketts: Government agencies should be user focused.
Sam Brownback: State Supreme Court justices should be elected not appointed.
Doug Ducey: Repeal laws to stimulate economic growth.
Jay Inslee: Gun violence is a public health crisis.
John Hickenlooper: Develop a program to reduce suicides by gun.
Mike Pence: Gun ownership increases public safety.
Gary Herbert: Healthcare best solved at the state level.
David Ige: Move management of public hospitals to private sector.
Jack Markell: Reduce costs by moving away from fee-for-service model.
Jerry Brown: ACA wholeheartedly embraced in CA.
Peter Ricketts: Cannot trust Medicaid federal matching grants.
Andrew Cuomo: Extra funding for breast cancer screenings.
Nathan Deal: Medicaid expansion costs too much.
Nathan Deal: Affordable Care Act is waste of money.
Sam Brownback: KanCare at state level better than ObamaCare.
Butch Otter: Incentivize health care professionals to come to Idaho.
Robert Bentley: Veteran-owned business stickers in small business windows.
Andrew Cuomo: Counterterrorism unit to be moved to NY state police.
Andrew Cuomo: State Police need more gear.
Sam Brownback: Arm additional security at National Guard facilities.
Sam Brownback: Halted Syrian refugees from being resettled in Kansas.
Susana Martinez: Stop giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
Jay Inslee: Lower paid workers deserve to earn more.
Jay Inslee: State should actively work to reduce CEO-worker pay gap.
Bruce Rauner: Over-burdensome workers comp makes Illinois uncompetitive.
Bruce Rauner: Public officials do not deserve a raise.
Andrew Cuomo: Raise minimum wage to $15, for economic justice.
Andrew Cuomo: Require paid family leave, like 182 other countries.
Rick Scott: State should support early-stage businesses to create jobs.
Rick Snyder: $28M to deal with Flint water treatment crisis.
Principles & Values|
Gary Herbert: Governing through executive order is undemocratic.
Jack Markell: Religious tolerance is cornerstone of US value system.
Nikki Haley: Local government needs to be more accountable.
John Hickenlooper: Governance needs compromise to work.
Jerry Brown: Moral obligation to fund pension obligations.
Chris Christie: Do not prioritize pensions over other critical spending.
Bruce Rauner: Reduce property tax for homeowners & businesses.
Bill Walker: Proposes modest increase in income tax.
Bill Walker: Increase on alcohol and tobacco tax.
Jack Markell: Reduce corporate tax to increase competitiveness.
Jerry Brown: California needs a larger Rainy Day Fund.
Scott Walker: Reduce property, income and production tax burden.
Peter Ricketts: Provide tax relief through property tax regulations.
Andrew Cuomo: Tax cuts as part of strategy to create jobs.
Chris Christie: Abolish the estate tax to incentivize people to stay in NJ.
Rick Scott: End sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment.
Sam Brownback: Strengthen property tax lid.
David Ige: Broadband capacity integral to economic growth.
Scott Walker: Partner with private firms to install fiber network.
John Hickenlooper: Expand broadband connectivity.
Doug Ducey: Arizona needs to embrace new technology.
Welfare & Poverty|
Andrew Cuomo: $20B more for increasing homeless services.
Sam Brownback: Required work/training improves quality of life.
Doug Ducey: End `grandmother penalty' in foster care compensation.
The above quotations are from 2016 Governor's State of the State speeches.
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- 2021 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2020 State of the Union speech, plus responses by the Democratic Party
- 2020 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2019 State of the Union speech, plus responses by the Democratic Party
- 2019 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2018 State of the Union speech, plus response by the Democratic Party
- 2018 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2017 State of the Union speech, plus response by the Democratic Party
- 2017 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2016 State of the Union speech
- 2016 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2015 State of the Union speech
- 2015 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2014 State of the Union speech, plus response by Green Party, Republican Party, and Tea Party
- 2014 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2013 State of the Union speech, plus response by GOP and Tea Party
- 2013 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2012 State of the Union speech, plus response by GOP and Tea Party
- 2012 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2011 State of the Union speech, plus response by GOP and Tea Party
- 2011 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2007-2011 Mayors' State of the City speeches
- 2010 Governors' State of the State speeches
- Obama Q+A at GOP House Retreat, Jan. 2010
- 2010 State of the Union speech, plus response by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R, VA)
- 2009 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2009 Address to Joint Session of Congress, plus response by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA)
- 2009 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2008 State of the Union speech, plus response by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D, KS)
- 2008 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2007 State of the Union speech, plus response by Sen. James Webb (D, VA)
- 2007 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2006 State of the Union speech, plus response by Gov. Tim Kaine (D, VA)
- 2005 State of the Union speech, plus responses by Sen Harry Reid (D, NV) & Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA)
- 2004 State of the Union speech, plus responses by Sen Tom Daschle (D, SD) & Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA)
- 2004 Governors' State of the State speeches
- 2001 Governors' State of the State speeches
- Other early 2000s Governors' State of the State speeches
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- Historical State of the Union addresses: