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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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Campaign promises compared to follow-up actions taken by the Biden Administration

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    Articles by/on the Biden Administration:
  • State: South China Morning Post, "Hong Kong does not warrant special US status since Beijing has slashed its autonomy, Antony Blinken reaffirms," by Owen Churchill, 1 Apr 2021
  • Treasury: CNBC, "Treasury Secretary Yellen to restart hedge fund oversight panel as part of financial reform goals," by Jeff Cox, Mar 31, 2021
  • DHS: Secretary Mayorkas Outlines His Vision for Cybersecurity Resilience, March 31, 2021
  • DOJ: Reuters, "U.S. Attorney General launches review on hate crimes prosecutions, data collection," by Sarah N. Lynch, March 30, 2021
  • State: CNN, "Blinken calls on UN Security Council to increase humanitarian access to Syria," by Jennifer Hansler, March 29, 2021
  • Treasury: Financial Times, "Yellen says tax rises needed to fund Biden infrastructure plan," by James Politi, March 23, 2021
  • DOD: Foreign Policy magazine, "Austin Calls for 'Responsible' End to Afghan War," by Jack Detsch, March 21, 2021
  • DHS: ABC 'This Week' Transcript: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, March 21, 2021
  • NASA: SpaceNews.com, "Nelson expected to be nominated for NASA administrator," by Jeff Foust, March 18, 2021
  • NASA: CNN, "Biden poised to tap former Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA," by Jeff Zeleny and Paul LeBlanc, March 18, 2021
  • NASA: Politico.com, "Biden to tap Bill Nelson to lead NASA," by Jacqueline Feldscher, 03/18/2021
  • State: Japan Forward, "U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Set To Deliver Security Concerns to China," by Mizuki Okada, March 18, 2021
  • DOD: Fox News, "Biden defense secretary warns US forces ready to 'fight tonight' after North Korea warning," by Audrey Conklin, March 18, 2021
  • DHS: Statement by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas Regarding the Situation at the Southwest Border, March 16, 2021
  • Statement from Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Passage of the American Rescue Plan, March 10, 2021
  • Homeland Security Today, "Mayorkas: 2019 Public Charge Rule 'Not in Keeping with Our Nation's Values'," March 10, 2021
  • DOD: USNI News (United States Naval Institute), "SECDEF Lloyd Austin's Message to the Force," March 4, 2021
  • State: "A Foreign Policy for the American People," by Antony Blinken, March 3, 2021
  • Letter from Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen to G20 Colleagues, February 25, 2021
  • DOD: Military.com blog, "SecDef Austin to Troops: If You've Seen Extremism in the Ranks, Tell Your Commander," by Stephen Losey, 23 Feb 2021
  • DOD: Business Insider "Sexual abuse is a deep-rooted issue in the US military," by Sophia Ankel, Feb. 7, 2021
  • DHS: Reuters, "Biden's Homeland Security czar vows to fight domestic terrorism," by Alexandra Alper, February 6, 2021
  • State Department Press Statement, "Suspending and Terminating the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras," February 6, 2021
  • DOD: NPR: "Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Signs Military 'Stand Down' Memo to Address Extremism," by Jason Slotkin, February 6, 2021
  • State Department readout, "Secretary Blinken's Call with PRC Director Yang," February 5, 2021
  • DHS Readout of Secretary Mayorkas' Call with Pedro Pierluisi, Governor of Puerto Rico, February 5, 2021
  • State Department readout, "Secretary Blinken's Call with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov," February 4, 2021
  • State Department Press Statement, "Advancing the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons Around the World," February 4, 2021
  • Politico.com, "Biden, in first trade move, reimposes a Trump tariff," by Doug Palmer, 02/01/2021
  • State Department readout, "Secretary Blinken's Call with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar," January 29, 2021
  • State Department readout, "Secretary Blinken's Call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi," January 29, 2021
  • State Department Press Statement, "Prioritizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy," January 28, 2021
  • State: Press Release, "Secretary Blinken's First Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi," January 27, 2021
  • Treasury: Business Insider, "Janet Yellen says 'misuse' of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is a growing problem," by Harry Robertson, 1.17.21
  • DOJ: Seattle Times, "The Justice Department really needs Merrick Garland," by Noah Feldman, Jan. 8, 2021
  • DOJ: Democracy Now, "Biden's AG Pick Merrick Garland Has Record of Not Holding Cops Accountable," January 08, 2021
  • DOJ: Chicago Sun-Times, "Joe Biden taps Lincolnwood-raised Merrick Garland for attorney general," by Lynn Sweet, Jan 7, 2021
  • DOJ: Politico.com, "Biden to tap Merrick Garland for attorney general," by Tyler Pager, Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney, 01/06/2021
  • DPC: Biden transition website BuildBackBetter.gov, "Ambassador Susan Rice: Director of the Domestic Policy Council," 12/27/20
  • DOE: Anchorage Press, "What Jennifer Granholm's early career decisions can teach Alaska," by Cliff Groh, Dec 23, 2020
  • DOT: Syracuse Post-Standard, "Syracuse mayor says Pete Buttigieg gets how I-81 project could right past wrongs," by Teri Weaver, Dec 22, 2020
  • DOT: The Hill e-zine, "Transportation nominee Buttigieg says millions of new electric vehicles needed on US roads," by Julia Manchester, 12/22/20
  • DPC: NBC News, "Biden looks to Susan Rice to elevate low-profile Domestic Policy Council," by Carol E. Lee, Dec. 21, 2020
  • DOE: ABC News, "Biden administration has 'most robust climate change plan ever'," by Molly Nagle, December 20, 2020
  • DOE: Fox News Sunday, "Biden Cabinet pick Jennifer Granholm promoted 'pee tape,' Russian collusion claims," by Evie Fordham, December 16, 2020
  • Common Dreams blog, "Bernie Sanders and Our Winter of Progressive Discontent," by Norman Solomon, December 14, 2020
  • OPE: CBS News, "Biden adviser Cedric Richmond says GOP lawmakers privately acknowledge Trump lost," by Melissa Quinn, December 13, 2020
  • DPC: The Guardian, "Susan Rice tapped for top domestic policy role in Biden administration," by Daniel Strauss, 10 Dec 2020
  • USDA: HempGrower.com blog, "Hemp Advocates Welcome Vilsack Nomination to Run USDA," by Patrick Williams, December 9, 2020
  • DPC: The Hill e-zine, "Susan Rice urges Georgia voters to help Democrats rectify America's 'near-death experience' under Trump," by Dominick Mastrangelo, 12/02/20
  • The Week newsmagazine, "Marco Rubio blasts Biden White House picks for Ivy League degrees--despite Trump administration's similar credentials," November 24, 2020
  • DOJ: Reason Magazine, "If Joe Biden Is Serious About Criminal Justice Reform, He Won't Pick Merrick Garland for Attorney General," by Damon Root, 11.23.2020
  • DOI: Florida Daily, "Michael Waltz, Deb Haaland Call on Defense Department to Close Child Care Gaps for Military Families," by Kevin Derby, 08.10.20 Biden_Administration and Media_OH
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer: "Trump 'public charge' immigration rule would 'codify discrimination,' says Rep. Marcia Fudge," by Sabrina Eaton, Jan 23, 2020 Biden_Administration and Media_IA
  • Des Moines Register: "In Iowa, Buttigieg unveils long-term care and a 'public option' 401(k)," by Nick Coltrain, Nov 25, 2019
  • DOT: Military Times questionnaire: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, by Leo Shane III, November 18, 2019
  • DOT: KIMT-3 News (Rochester/Austin), "Pete Buttigieg Visits Mason City Ethanol Plant, Criticizes EPA Waivers," by Mike Bunge, Nov 4, 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Janet Yellen: Reestablish hedge fund oversight panel.
    Janet Yellen: We could reach full employment by as soon as next year.
Civil Rights
    Antony Blinken: Human rights are co-equal; there is no hierarchy.
    Antony Blinken: Women's rights--including sexual rights--are human rights.
    Merrick Garland: Improve hate crime reporting; prioritize prosecutions.
    Lloyd Austin: Troops need to help stamp out extremism in the ranks.
    Pete Buttigieg: Transportation decisions have hurt minority neighborhoods.
    Alejandro Mayorkas: Fighting cybercrime requires international cooperation.
    Merrick Garland: Critic: deferential to police, lack of accountability.
    Merrick Garland: Middle school reinforced my sense of community.
Energy & Oil
    Janet Yellen: Climate change an existential threat to our environment.
    Bill Nelson: Climate change, sea-level rise risk lives and property.
    Lloyd Austin: We will elevate climate as a national security priority.
    Antony Blinken: Work with other countries on climate; US can take lead.
    Janet Yellen: Support low-income countries pursuing their climate goals.
    Jennifer Granholm: Energy policy "all-in" with input from different groups.
Families & Children
    Alejandro Mayorkas: Get children to vetted sponsors while awaiting proceedings.
Foreign Policy
    Antony Blinken: With Japan on checking North Korea & China aggression.
    Antony Blinken: No special treatment for Hong Kong due to China's actions.
    Lloyd Austin: Prioritize China as number one pacing challenge.
    Lloyd Austin: Allies and partners are one of our greatest strategic assets.
    Antony Blinken: Shoring up our democracy is a foreign policy imperative.
    Antony Blinken: Working will allies & partners is enlightened self-interest.
    Antony Blinken: We must engage China from a position of strength.
Free Trade
    Antony Blinken: Focus must be trade policies benefiting all Americans.
    Joe Biden: Reinstate Trump's 10% tariffs on aluminum from UAE.
Government Reform
    Merrick Garland: Faithful administration of FOIA essential to our democracy.
    Merrick Garland: The rule of law is the foundation of our democracy.
    Susan Rice: 2020 Election: Our democracy has held.
    Susan Rice: Make Domestic Policy Council like National Security Council.
Health Care
    Antony Blinken: Don't tie access to COVID vaccines to geopolitics.
    Lloyd Austin: COVID: greatest proximate challenge to national security.
    Antony Blinken: COVID: Ensure that a crisis like this won't happen again.
    Janet Yellen: IMF & World Bank must help poor countries recover from COVID.
Homeland Security
    Alejandro Mayorkas: Domestic violent extremism greatest terrorism-related threat.
    Lloyd Austin: Ready to respond to threats, imposing costs where necessary.
    Lloyd Austin: Build diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work.
    Antony Blinken: Diplomacy--not military action--will always come first.
    Alejandro Mayorkas: Restarting & expanding the Central American Minors program.
    Antony Blinken: Work to create a humane and effective immigration system.
    Lloyd Austin: New opportunities for advancement for defense workforce.
    Antony Blinken: Build a diverse national security workforce.
Principles & Values
    Bill Nelson: One of the rare civilians who has traveled to space.
    Bill Nelson: Encouraged human spaceflight including mission to Mars.
    Bill Nelson: Leader of NASA should not be political.
    Merrick Garland: DOJ building a monument to ideal of justice.
    Merrick Garland: We're united by commitment to rule of law & equal justice.
    Antony Blinken: American leadership and engagement matter.
    Antony Blinken: At our best US is a country with integrity and a heart.
    Antony Blinken: Bring nonpartisanship back to our foreign policy.
    Merrick Garland: An "insider's insider" in understanding Dept. of Justice.
    Merrick Garland: Parents taught him hard work & community service.
    Merrick Garland: Recused himself from federal cases during consideration.
    Susan Rice: Well-honed interagency process and crisis management skills.
    Jennifer Granholm: Aspired to be an actress; appeared on The Dating Game.
    Jennifer Granholm: Was first female governor 15 years after moving to Michigan.
    Pete Buttigieg: Can't keep letting infrastructure week be a punch line.
    Susan Rice: Father Federal Reserve governor; mother crafted Pell Grants.
    Jennifer Granholm: Supported investigation over Russian collusion.
    Bernie Sanders: Progressives deserve important seats in Biden administration.
    Marco Rubio: Ivy League degrees make caretakers of decline.
    Merrick Garland: Sold his comics books to help pay for Harvard Law tuition.
Tax Reform
    Janet Yellen: Tax increases necessary to fund infrastructure, clean energy.
    Alejandro Mayorkas: Cybersecurity needs government/private sector partnership.
    Bill Nelson: Cutting NASA budget could cause US to fall behind in space.
    Janet Yellen: Invest in helping people adapt to increasingly digital world.
    Janet Yellen: Cryptocurrencies used by drug traffickers, terrorists.
    Pete Buttigieg: Put millions of new electric vehicles on America's roads.
War & Peace
    Lloyd Austin: Wants to see a responsible end to US in Afghanistan.
    Lloyd Austin: US forces ready to "fight tonight" against North Korea.
    Merrick Garland: Judicial deference to wartime executive power.
Welfare & Poverty
    Antony Blinken: Reopen desperately needed humanitarian access to Syria.
    Alejandro Mayorkas: US will no longer defend 2019 "public charge rule".

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