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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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Speeches at the National Press Club

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    Excerpts from speeches at National Press Club:
  • On 2022 GA Governor: Luncheon with Stacey Abrams, November 15, 2019
  • On Trump impeachment: "NPC Headliners Newsmaker: Adam Schiff," June 19, 2019
  • On 2020 NE Senate: Headliners Luncheon with Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), October 31, 2018
  • (On Tom Vilsack): Vilsack speech at National Press Club, 10/3/2016
  • (On Chris Murphy): Murphy speech at National Press Club, 9/8/2016
  • (On Bill Weld & Gary Johnson): Johnson-Weld interview at National Press Club, 7/7/2016
  • (On Thomas Perez): Perez speech at National Press Club, 6/22/2016
  • (On Ben Carson): Carson speech at National Press Club, 10/9/2015
  • (On Rick Perry): Perry speech at National Press Club, 7/2/2015
  • (On Obama Cabinet): National Press Club Luncheon with Governor Tom Vilsack, February 28, 2006
  • (On Jesse Ventura): Speech to the National Press Club, Washington, DC, 2/26/2001
  • (On Ralph Nader): National Press Club interview (aired on NPR), 7/23/2000
  • (On George W. Bush): National Press Club, part of "Renewing America's Purpose", 5/23/2000
  • (On John McCain): Speech to National Press Club, 5/20/99, 5/20/1999
  • (On Ross Perot): National Press Club interview, 1/15/1998
  • (On Dennis Kucinich): Speech to National Press Club, in Prayer for America, p. 6, 1/1/1977

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Gary Johnson: Cut taxes; cut spending; level the playing field.
    Thomas Perez: The stimulus worked, despite the Eeyore caucus.
    Ralph Nader: 47 million full-time workers make less than $10 an hour.
    Ralph Nader: Top priorities: Infrastructure; poverty; preventive health.
Civil Rights
    Ben Carson: I have nothing against gay people, but no marriage.
    Tom Vilsack: Religion is important, but no one religion should dominate.
    Ross Perot: Affirmative action is “squishy” - education is key.
    Dennis Kucinich: Rescued Cleveland Electric from profitable utility.
    Ralph Nader: Some executed by death penalty were innocent.
    Bill Weld: 100 million Americans who've smoked dope are not criminals.
    Rick Perry: Too many Texans imprisoned for nonviolent drug offenses.
    Ross Perot: Can’t overstate the damage that drugs are doing.
    Rick Perry: Too many black students are trapped in failing schools.
Energy & Oil
    Tom Vilsack: Bio-based energy for greater independence and flexibility.
    Thomas Perez: Took 70 years to get silica dust protections in place.
Foreign Policy
    Ben Sasse: Putin leads a thugocracy; runs disinformation everywhere.
    Ben Sasse: Authoritarianism vs. democracy is struggle of our time.
    John McCain: Urge Japan to open economy to ensure Asian recovery.
Free Trade
    John McCain: Free trade with any country except security risks.
    John McCain: Free trade is indispensable to our prosperity.
    John McCain: Retaliatory protectionism is a “murder-suicide pact”.
    John McCain: Chile in NAFTA is good, but Fast Track isn’t.
    John McCain: Admit China to WTO based on their concessions.
Government Reform
    Stacey Abrams: The electoral college is racist and classist.
    Rick Perry: Tort reform savings get passed down to low-income consumers.
    Tom Vilsack: No more cherished right than the right to vote.
    Jesse Ventura: Will not actively fund-raise for re-election: “No strings”.
    Ralph Nader: Justices need sense of justice & sense of history.
Gun Control
    Chris Murphy: Sandy Hook opened my eyes to catastrophe of gun violence.
    Chris Murphy: The NRA created a fantasy world where stockpiles are needed.
Health Care
    Stacey Abrams: His personal debt was from caring for father with cancer.
    Ben Carson: ObamaCare flies in the face of principles of America.
Homeland Security
    George W. Bush: SDI needed for defense against rogue states & terrorists.
    Gary Johnson: Mexicans are looking for work, not murder & rape.
    Thomas Perez: Fight for 15: raise federal AND state minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Stacey Abrams: Run for the job you want; I'm best on executive side.
    Ben Sasse: Idea that there's no truth is corrosive to democracy.
    Bill Weld: Republicans and Democrats both perpetuate their own duopoly.
    Tom Vilsack: Surprised young people don't think US is greatest nation.
Tax Reform
    Gary Johnson: Taxes means government decides rather than people deciding.
    Ben Sasse: Digital consumption is rewiring parts of teenagers' brains.
    Tom Vilsack: Bio-based products reduce rural American unemployment.
    Ben Carson: Beef up cyber capabilities; reinvigorate space program.
War & Peace
    Ben Sasse: Withdrawal from Iran deal problematic on many levels.
    Bill Weld: Presumption of non-intervention on foreign soil.
    Gary Johnson: Exit Afghanistan now; same consequences as exiting later.
    Gary Johnson: Our involvement with ISIS wasn't intentional but it happened.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rick Perry: Democratic anti-poverty policies have failed black families.

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