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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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2020s Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart

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    from 2020s Political Courage Test (number of quotes indicated):
  • Darrel Issa (3)
  • Jay Obernolte (2) Republican U.S. Rep California-8
  • Lauren Witzke (6) Republican Challenger Delaware
  • Shane Hazel (4) Georgia Libertarian challenger for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

  • Project Vote-Smart surveys state legislative records and summarizes bill sponsorships and votes.
  • OnTheIssues does the same thing from federal legislative records, by reading the Congressional Record (available through the Library of Congress online.)
  • OnTheIssues sometimes reads state legislative records (for the few states that post their House and Senate journals online) and sometimes relies on VoteSmart (who use the more readily-available printed version).
  • In both cases, the summaries are intended to be non-biased politically: a description of the bill, rather than an analysis of its effect.
  • OnTheIssues also adds Pro and Con opinions on federal legislation, from proponents and opponents of each bill in the legislature or in private organizations.
  • Generally, Pro and Con opinions are not available for most state legislation, so VoteSmart sticks to just summaries.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Shane Hazel: Government has helped execute over 70 million babies.
Budget & Economy
    Lauren Witzke: No income tax increase; end government waste.
    Lauren Witzke: No federal spending for stimulus, but ok for COVID.
Energy & Oil
    Lauren Witzke: No Paris Accord until China and India stop CO2 emissions.
    Shane Hazel: No government funding for renewable energy.
Free Trade
    Lauren Witzke: Keep trade barriers; no more China ripoffs.
    Shane Hazel: Remove barriers to international trade.
Government Reform
    Shane Hazel: No regulation of indirect campaign contributions.
Gun Control
    Lauren Witzke: Gun rights shall not be infringed.
Homeland Security
    Darrel Issa: Crucial increases for missile defense and cyberwarfare.
    Jay Obernolte: I have always stood for a strong national defense.
    Lauren Witzke: Bring our troops home; limit defense spending.
Social Security
    Darrel Issa: Rated 10% by ARA [Pro-privatization].
Tax Reform
    Jay Obernolte: Failed notion that high taxes & big government improve life.
War & Peace
    Darrel Issa: Oppose irresponsible Iran nuke deal.

The above quotations are from 2020s Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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