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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)

Book Reviews

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PBS News Hour "2020 Candidate Stands" series


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    from PBS News Hour (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (8) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (7) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders (6) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (7) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Bill de Blasio (2) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Bill Weld (6) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Cory Booker (10) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Donald Trump (2) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren (3) Massachusetts Senator
  • Eric Swalwell (5) California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • Jay Inslee (5) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Sestak (5) Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • John Delaney (5) Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper (6) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • Julian Castro (8) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris (9) California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (13) New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Marianne Williamson (3) Democratic candidate for President
  • Pete Buttigieg (1) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Steve Bullock (8) Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tom Steyer (6) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard (7) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Wayne Messam (1) Florida Democratic Presidential Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
This collection of excerpts comes from PBS Newshour analysis of 2020 presidential hopefuls.

  • Jul 16, 2019: What does Joe Sestak believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
  • July 10, 2019: What does Tom Steyer believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
  • Jun 7, 2019: Where 2020 Democrats stand on abortion
  • May 17, 2019: What does Bill de Blasio believe? Where the candidate stands on 8 issues
  • May 15, 2019: What does Steve Bullock believe? Where the candidate stands on 9 issues
  • May 13, 2019: What does Marianne Williamson believe? Where the candidate stands on 8 issues
  • Apr 15, 2019: Where 2020 Democrats stand on student loans, teacher pay and other education issues
  • April 10, 2019: What does Eric Swalwell believe? Where the candidate stands on 5 issues
  • Mar 19, 2019: What does Andrew Yang believe? Where the candidate stands on 5 issues
  • Mar 14, 2019: What does Beto O'Rourke believe? Where the candidate stands on 8 issues
  • Mar 4, 2019:What does John Hickenlooper believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
  • Mar 1, 2019: What does Jay Inslee believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
  • Feb 19, 2019: What does Bernie Sanders believe? Where the candidate stands on 9 issues
  • Feb 15, 2019: What does Pete Buttigieg believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
  • Feb 15, 2019: What does William Weld believe? Where the candidate stands on 5 issues
  • Feb 10, 2019: What does Amy Klobuchar believe? Where the candidate stands on 5 issues
  • Feb 4, 2019: What does John Delaney believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
  • Feb 1, 2019: What does Cory Booker believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
  • Jan 21, 2019: What does Kamala Harris believe? Where the candidate stands on 9 issues
  • Jan 18, 2019: What does Kirsten Gillibrand believe? Where the candidate stands on 11 issues
  • Jan 17, 2019: What does Elizabeth Warren believe? Where the candidate stands on 5 issues
  • Jan 14, 2019: What does Tulsi Gabbard believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
  • Jan 12, 2019: What does Julian Castro believe? Where the candidate stands on 8 issues
  • Jun 16, 2015: What does Donald Trump believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Tom Steyer: Pro-choice, & only work for pro-choice candidates.
    Andrew Yang: Male legislators shouldn't decide female reproductive rights.
    John Hickenlooper: Fight GOP-controlled legislatures' restrictive abortion laws.
    Wayne Messam: Trust women to make their own decisions; period.
    Steve Bullock: 100 percent rating from NARAL.
    Beto O`Rourke: Oppose limiting abortions to under 20 weeks of pregnancy.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports access to abortion.
    Jay Inslee: Allow taxpayer-funded family planning clinics.
    Bernie Sanders: Few or no government limits on abortion.
    Bill Weld: Remove anti-abortion language from GOP platform.
    Amy Klobuchar: Make abortions safe and make them rare.
    Kamala Harris: Don't limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fewer limits on abortion; no 20-week ban.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Abortion should remain legal and accessible.
    Julian Castro: Allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Budget & Economy
    Joe Sestak: Tax breaks for investment in small business, startups.
    Andrew Yang: Measure standard of living instead of GDP.
    Donald Trump: Government must cut spending more.
Civil Rights
    Joe Sestak: Military should welcome transgendered "with open arms".
    Steve Bullock: Prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
    Andrew Yang: Supports LGBTQ rights.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports gay marriage and LGBTQ rights.
    Jay Inslee: Backed legalizing same-sex marriage in his state.
    Bernie Sanders: 1983: Approved "Gay Rights Day" in Burlington Vermont.
    Bill Weld: Supports gay marriage.
    Amy Klobuchar: Anti-gay discrimination is bad for business.
    Kamala Harris: Let transgender people access the bathroom of their choice.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: End the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Corporations
    Tom Steyer: Take the corporate control out of politics.
    Marianne Williamson: Repeal corporate tax cuts.
    John Delaney: Raise corporate taxes to pay for infrastructure.
    Kamala Harris: New fees on banks and financial institutions.
Crime
    Cory Booker: Make lynching a hate crime.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Advocate for victims of sexual assault.
Education
    Joe Sestak: Push colleges to limit tuition increases.
    Marianne Williamson: Provide teachers autonomy as well as compensation.
    Pete Buttigieg: Charter schools have a place in the school ecosystem.
    Eric Swalwell: College bargain: no-interest loans & debt-free college.
    Kamala Harris: Free tuition at four-year public colleges.
    Elizabeth Warren: Support teacher unions on this time of crisis.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Make public higher education debt-free.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Tuition-free community college for all.
    Julian Castro: Two free years of higher education.
Energy & Oil
    Steve Bullock: Re-enter Paris climate agreement.
    Eric Swalwell: Support for Green New Deal and Paris climate accord.
    Beto O`Rourke: Return to Paris climate agreement.
    Amy Klobuchar: Rejoin Paris climate deal; meet UN goals.
    Kamala Harris: Don't withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports the idea of a Green New Deal.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Limit then cap-and-trade carbon emissions.
    Tulsi Gabbard: No more fossil fuels for electricity by 2050.
    Julian Castro: Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty.
Environment
    Kamala Harris: 100% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters.
Families & Children
    Bill de Blasio: Signed a paid sick leave and safe leave plan into law.
    Marianne Williamson: Provide free or affordable lunches & breakfasts for students.
    Eric Swalwell: No firearms for people with history of domestic violence.
    Cory Booker: Opposes family separation policy at southern border.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Make childcare more affordable and accessible.
Foreign Policy
    Steve Bullock: Block foreign influence on elections; end Cuba embargo.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports a strong NATO, strengthening ties with allies.
    Jay Inslee: Welcome Syrian refugees.
    Cory Booker: Re-examine relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Free Trade
    Steve Bullock: End reckless trade war with China.
    Beto O`Rourke: Support NAFTA and TPP.
    John Hickenlooper: No tariffs on goods from China and Europe.
    John Delaney: Supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Cory Booker: No fast-track trade authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Renegotiate NAFTA; add environmental protections.
    Julian Castro: Renegotiate NAFTA.
Government Reform
    Steve Bullock: Overturn Citizens United; ban SuperPACs.
    Bernie Sanders: Require disclosure of campaign expenditures over $10,000.
    Bill Weld: Blow up unnecessary state agencies.
    Amy Klobuchar: Honest Ads Act: no more foreign meddling in elections.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Overturn Citizens United; refuse corporate PAC donations.
Gun Control
    Tom Steyer: Register young voters to push for gun reform now.
    Steve Bullock: Ban assault weapons.
    Bernie Sanders: Ban assault weapons; automatic background checks.
    Cory Booker: Require background checks; ban assault weapons.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Ban high-capacity magazines; close gun-show loophole.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Ban assault weapons; require universal background checks.
    Julian Castro: Ban assault weapons.
Health Care
    Joe Sestak: Create "public option," allow Canadian drug imports.
    Tom Steyer: Open Medicare to all who want it.
    Eric Swalwell: Coverage for all, but don't eliminate private insurers.
    Andrew Yang: ObamaCare is only a good first step.
    Beto O`Rourke: Medicare-X: government-run public option.
    Jay Inslee: Take initial steps towards universal health care.
    Bill Weld: Supports increased Medicaid access.
    Amy Klobuchar: Expand Medicare to age 55.
    Amy Klobuchar: Allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices.
    John Delaney: No Medicare for All, but yes universal health care.
    Cory Booker: Allow importing prescription drugs to lower Rx prices.
    Cory Booker: Backs Medicare-for-All.
    Kamala Harris: End private health insurance with Medicare for All.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Basic Health Program: offer lower-priced health insurance.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Supports Medicare-for-All; tax wealthiest 5% to pay for it.
    Julian Castro: Medicare for all, paid for by tax on wealthy.
Homeland Security
    Beto O`Rourke: Military should welcome transgender recruits.
    Cory Booker: Transgender troops should be allowed to serve.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Allow transgender Americans in the military.
Immigration
    Joe Sestak: Establish path to citizenship, end family separation.
    Tom Steyer: Fight deportation and expand services for immigrants.
    Bill de Blasio: Created city ID so undocumented immigrants get healthcare.
    Steve Bullock: Refused to send National Guard troops to the southern border.
    Eric Swalwell: Visit Northern Triangle to gain compassion for those fleeing.
    Andrew Yang: Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry.
    Beto O`Rourke: Path to citizenship for all DREAMers.
    John Hickenlooper: Family separation policy is cruel and un-American.
    Bernie Sanders: Restructure ICE; don't necessarily abolish it.
    Bill Weld: Trump's deportation policy is like Nazi Germany.
    Amy Klobuchar: Increase legal immigration but don't abolish ICE.
    John Delaney: Ending DACA program was cruel, heartless and mean-spirited.
    Cory Booker: Supports DACA and DREAMers.
    Kamala Harris: Re-examine ICE & start from scratch.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Reimagine ICE; support DREAMers.
    Julian Castro: Secure the border by using technology, not a wall.
Jobs
    Tom Steyer: Supports right to a living wage.
    Jay Inslee: Increase minimum wage; ensure gender pay equity.
    Cory Booker: Supports $15 minimum wage and guaranteed jobs.
War & Peace
    Andrew Yang: Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force.
    Beto O`Rourke: Discuss U.S. policy in Syria in a more meaningful way.
    Bernie Sanders: End Syrian conflict; pull out U.S. troops.
    Bill Weld: Supports non-nuclear proliferation efforts.
    Amy Klobuchar: Keep US military presence in Syria.
    John Delaney: Withdraw military aid from Saudi forces fighting in Yemen.
    Kamala Harris: Time for a political solution in Afghanistan.
    Elizabeth Warren: Withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Withdraw from Afghanistan & Syria.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: End military aid to Saudi Arabia to attack Yemen.
    Tulsi Gabbard: End US support for Saudi-led conflict in Yemen.
    Julian Castro: Withdraw US troops from Syria.
    Donald Trump: Walk away from Iranian nuclear talks; increase sanctions.
Welfare & Poverty
    Andrew Yang: Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income.


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  • Amy Klobuchar Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
  • Bill de Blasio New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
  • Bill Weld Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Cory Booker New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Donald Trump Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senator
  • Eric Swalwell California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • Jay Inslee Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • Joe Sestak Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
  • John Delaney Maryland Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
  • John Hickenlooper Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
  • Julian Castro Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
  • Kamala Harris California Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand New York Democratic candidate for President; New York Senator
  • Marianne Williamson Democratic candidate for President
  • Pete Buttigieg Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Steve Bullock Montana Democratic Montana Governor
  • Tom Steyer Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Tulsi Gabbard Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
  • Wayne Messam Florida Democratic Presidential Challenger

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