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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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CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2020
(Margaret Brennan interviewing candidates for 2020 races)

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    from CBS "Face the Nation" interviews during 2020 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bernie Sanders (12) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (1) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Chris Murphy (1) Democratic Challenger Connecticut
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (1) Massachusetts Senator
  • Jay Inslee (1) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Jeff Flake (1) Republican Challenger (retiring) Arizona
  • John Hickenlooper (3) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • John Kasich (6) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
  • John Kerry (3) Cabinet Climate Envoy
  • Julian Castro (2) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (4) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Lindsey Graham (3) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (11) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Michael Bennet (1) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Mike Bloomberg (4) New York Mayor of NYC
  • Mike Pence (3) Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Mike Pompeo (1) Kansas Former Secretary of State
  • Rand Paul (5) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tim Kaine (1) Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
  • Wanda Vazquez Garced (1) Puerto Rico Democratic candidate for governor
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    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning. OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:
  • ABC This Week: (Martha Raddatz & George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Jake Tapper and Dana Bash; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace and Bret Baier; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Margaret Brennan and John Dickerson; moderate)

    2020 CBS Face the Nation interviews:
  • Interview of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, March 1, 2020
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bernie Sanders: Support pro-life Dems if they replace pro-life Republicans.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Pence: Great Recession tax-&-spend policy led to weak recovery.
    Rand Paul: Trillion-dollar deficits are bad, whether by Dems or by GOP.
    Elizabeth Warren: Use anti-trust to break up anti-competitive businesses.
    John Hickenlooper: Market must allow entry to new businesses.
    Julian Castro: Top earners & corporations must pay fair share.
    Bernie Sanders: Americans in red OR blue states oppose enriching the top 1%.
    Bernie Sanders: Middle class needs tax breaks; top 1% does not.
    John Hickenlooper: Reinvent bipartisan apprenticeships & workforce training.
Energy & Oil
    Bernie Sanders: No more debate on climate change; it's here & costs $100Bs.
    Marco Rubio: Climate change is reality, but we're a country, not a planet.
    Mike Bloomberg: America should be big part of climate solution.
    Mike Bloomberg: If some countries do right thing on climate, we all benefit.
    Lindsey Graham: Manage forest underbrush better, to avoid raging wildfires.
    Mike Bloomberg: EPA failing to focus on clean air and clean water.
    Bernie Sanders: Leave a planet to our kids that is healthy & habitable.
Foreign Policy
    Marco Rubio: Engage with Putin, but recognize he supports zero sum games.
    Donald Trump: European Union is a foe in trade, & in lack of NATO payments.
    Bernie Sanders: Gaza is humanitarian disaster; Israelis shouldn't over-react.
Free Trade
    John Kasich: Tariffs lead to acrimony among friends & going it alone.
    John Kasich: Tariffs slow down the economy and hurt 40 million jobs.
Government Reform
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Calls for investigation into unused aid found in warehouse.
    Bernie Sanders: Russian cyber-attacks threaten integrity of US elections.
    Marco Rubio: Sanctions against Russia for interfering in 2016 election.
Gun Control
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Senate would pass gun laws if allowed to vote.
    Michael Bennet: Background checks work in Colorado, should work nationally.
Health Care
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Provide a public option to get to universal coverage.
    John Hickenlooper: Stabilize private markets & deal with high-cost pools.
    John Kasich: To Dems: let market work; to GOP: help people who need it.
Homeland Security
    Kirsten Gillibrand: White supremacists are domestic terrorists.
    Bernie Sanders: Don't privatize the Veterans Administration.
    Rand Paul: Fiscal conservatives must oppose unlimited military spending.
    Jay Inslee: Illegal immigration not a national emergency.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Julian Castro: Compassion for refugees, pathway for those here.
    Lindsey Graham: Change asylum law to not apply to illegal border crossers.
    Ted Cruz: Use all tools available to stop asylum for migrant caravan.
    Marco Rubio: Child separation policy at border is simply un-American.
    John Kasich: DREAMers are part of the fabric of America.
    Marco Rubio: Children are trafficked into US illegally by criminal groups.
    Bernie Sanders: The Great Wall was ok in 1600s; not so smart today.
Principles & Values
    Beto O`Rourke: Trump espouses racism & division, but problem predates him.
    Bernie Sanders: Learn from Gingrich in 1994: propose bold Democratic agenda.
    John Kerry: Let's get back to fact-based democracy.
    Mike Bloomberg: Trump was not a business manager; I ran large organizations.
    Jeff Flake: Republican Party needs to attract millennials & minorities.
    Bernie Sanders: Change direction of Democrats to grassroots & bottom-up.
Social Security
    John Kasich: Deal with all entitlements or we'll drown in debt.
    Marco Rubio: When Chinese companies steal I.P., put them out of business.
War & Peace
    Mike Pompeo: The Taliban has now made the break with terrorism.
    Chris Murphy: Executing foreign political figures opens Pandora's box.
    Marco Rubio: Imminent, credible threat obliges president to act.
    Mike Pence: Grateful Trump is always focused on safety of troops.
    Bernie Sanders: Withdraw US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen.
    Rand Paul: Cut off arms sales to Saudis; war in Yemen hurts US security.
    Marco Rubio: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia gives us leverage over them.
    Marco Rubio: Khashoggi: stop Saudi arms sales & reduce Yemen involvement.
    Mike Pence: Progress toward denuclearization & peace on Korean Peninsula.
    John Kerry: Change calculation in Syria by enforcing ceasefires.
    John Kerry: Use of force to respond to Syrian sarin gas attacks.
    John Kasich: Talk with North Korea, but reimpose sanctions if no results.
    Marco Rubio: North Korea should denuclearize, but I'm not optimistic.
    Lindsey Graham: Iran nuke deal allows a bomb after 15 years.
    Tim Kaine: Respond to Syrian chemical attack, but only via Congress.
    Rand Paul: Lesson of Iraq: unintended consequences from regime change.
    Rand Paul: We're actively in war in 7 countries, and none are declared.
    Marco Rubio: We cannot live in a world where North Korea can nuke us.

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