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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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Early 2000s Governor's State of the State speeches

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    from Governor's State of the State speeches, early 2000s (number of quotes indicated):
  • Christie Todd Whitman (2) Former Cabinet Secretary
  • George Pataki (21) New York Republican presidential candidate
  • Haley Barbour (4) Mississippi Former Republican Governor (2004-2012)
  • Howard Dean (2) Democrat
  • Jeb Bush (10) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jesse Ventura (3) Minnesota Former Minnesota Independent Governor
  • John Hoeven (1) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Mel Carnahan (1) Democratic Senator (Former) Missouri
  • Phil Bredesen (1) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Ronnie Musgrove (3) Mississippi Former Democratic Governor (2000-2003)
  • Tim Kaine (2) Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
  • Tommy Thompson (1) Cabinet-2005
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    George Pataki: Slash job-killing regulations & cut taxes too.
    Jesse Ventura: Concentrate on what's necessary, not what's nice.
    George Pataki: We cut taxes 81 times; cut taxes on businesses once again.
    Haley Barbour: More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police.
    George Pataki: People must be held accountable for their actions.
    George Pataki: Abolished parole for violent felons.
    George Pataki: Operation IMPACT: focus police in high crime upstate cities.
    Haley Barbour: Reduced number of crystal methamphetamine labs.
    John Hoeven: $4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons.
    Haley Barbour: More local control over schools.
    Tim Kaine: Expand need-based financial aid & Tuition Assistance Grants.
    George Pataki: Expand charter schools throughout the state.
    Jeb Bush: A+ Plan: Make "F" schools disappear; make more "A" schools.
    Jeb Bush: Push for gains among minority and disadvantaged students.
    Jeb Bush: Social promotion doesn't do our kids any favors.
    Christie Todd Whitman: Improve education with choice, charter schools, & character.
Energy & Oil
    Haley Barbour: Supports $1.3 billion coal gasification plant.
    George Pataki: Reduce expensive, polluting, terror-promoting foreign oil.
    George Pataki: Make renewable fuel tax-free, for mass transit & cars.
    Tim Kaine: Invest in ongoing work to clean up rivers & Chesapeake Bay.
    George Pataki: Preserve & enhance our natural treasures for future.
    Phil Bredesen: Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau.
    George Pataki: Majestic Hudson flows cleaner than it has in generations.
    Christie Todd Whitman: Protect clean water via watershed management plans.
Families & Children
    George Pataki: Prevent release of sexual predators into our neighborhoods.
    Jeb Bush: Increase KidCare; increase developmentally disabled services.
Free Trade
    George Pataki: Invest in math & science innovation to compete with China.
    George Pataki: Focus on in-sourcing foreign companies back to New York.
Government Reform
    George Pataki: Governing philosophy: active but limited government.
    George Pataki: Reform lobbying laws for more restrictions & disclosure.
Gun Control
    Jeb Bush: Violent gun crime rate is down by more than 25%.
    Mel Carnahan: Opposes absolute right to gun ownership.
Health Care
    George Pataki: Take decisions out of the hands of government bureaucrats.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
    Howard Dean: Universal access for all Vermonters; insure the last 6%.
    Howard Dean: Keep “community rating”: insure older people at same rates.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports prescription drug savings plan for poor seniors.
Homeland Security
    Jeb Bush: Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation.
    Jeb Bush: $17M for new programs for terrorism response.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
    Jeb Bush: Operation Paycheck: stimulus for 33,000 construction jobs.
Tax Reform
    George Pataki: Eliminate the marriage penalty & cut taxes.
    Jesse Ventura: Need balance between tax relief, services expected.
    Jesse Ventura: Tax increases may be necessary, but use every dollar well.
    George Pataki: Support Empire Innovation and Centers of Excellence.
    George Pataki: Make NY the center for clean, renewable energy research.
    George Pataki: Terrorism III package: cyber-terrorism and agri-terrorism.
    Jeb Bush: $24M for X-ray truck inspection & bioterrorism labs.
    Jeb Bush: $100M for Florida Technology Development Initiative.
War & Peace
    George Pataki: Honor soldiers destroying terrorist insurgency in Iraq.

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