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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Fox News Channel Republican debate in Iowa
Moderated by Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from Fox News GOP debate in Iowa (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (1) HUD Secretary
  • Carly Fiorina (9) California SBA Director
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jim Gilmore (7) Republican presidential candidate
  • John Kasich (1) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Marco Rubio (2) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mike Huckabee (8) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rand Paul (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Santorum (9) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

Donald Trump boycotted this debate to protest his treatment by Fox News' Megyn Kelly in the previous debate.

This debate took place on Jan. 28 in Iowa, in the lead-up to the Iowa caucus on Feb. 1, 2016.

The mainstream media reported on the popular vote percentages at the Iowa caucuses, but that isn't the purpose of the caucuses -- their purpose is to elect delegates to the national nominating conventions. We report on the delegate counts resulting from the Iowa caucuses below, because no other results matter.

When you hear TV pundits say the Democratic caucuses in Iowa were a "virtual tie," (because the popular vote was 49.8% to 49.6%), you should shout at your TV that they are wrong -- the delegate count was 29 for Hillary Clinton and 21 for Bernie Sanders, because Democratic county delegate allocations tend to amplify small leads when tallying up into actual people who will serve as delegates to the convention.

The mainstream media usually doesn't bother with actual figures: they simply spout half-truths and expect us to believe them. Knowledgable voters don't believe the mainstream media. The Washington Post wins this week's prize for laziest mainstream media analysis; in their article "analyzing" the Iowa caucus results, they spouted: "For Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the virtual tie likely means an even split of the 44 delegates." That statement is false; the split was 29-21, not even at all. That would be obvious to anyone looking at the allocation system (which evidently does not include the Washington Post).

When you hear those same TV pundits pontificate about how Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump handily, you can again shout at your TV about how wrong they are -- Cruz gained exactly one delegate on Trump (8 to 7), and Rubio also got 7 -- now THAT'S a "virtual tie". (Republicans use a proportional delegate allocation system so there's no "amplification").

We summarize in our Iowa caucus results the delegate counts including superdelegates. All counts are estimates and you may spot differences depending on what news source you observe -- that's because the actual Iowa representatives won't be selected until their county conventions and statewide convention are held later in 2016. We rank according to the total delegate count: due to the Iowa caucuses, Marco Rubio (not Ted Cruz) took the lead from Jeb Bush (not Donald Trump).

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Carly Fiorina: Planned Parenthood performs late-term partial birth abortion.
    Chris Christie: Thousands upon thousands are murdered in the womb.
    Mike Huckabee: Apply Constitutional rights from conception.
    Rick Santorum: I've been to the March For Life for 25 years.
Budget & Economy
    Rand Paul: Liberty candidates agree to Audit The Fed.
    Ted Cruz: Original sponsor of Audit-The-Fed bill.
Civil Rights
    Jim Gilmore: I don't want to be part of an anti-Muslim GOP.
    Mike Huckabee: If you get free college in your 20s, you'll pay in your 30s.
Energy & Oil
    Ben Carson: Keep ethanol mandate; unfair to withdraw contracts.
    Rick Santorum: Taking manufacturing back to US will reduce global warming.
    Rick Santorum: Remove Obama regulations on mercury & waters.
Foreign Policy
    Carly Fiorina: ISIS & Iran are bigger threats than climate change.
    Jeb Bush: Statehood for Puerto Rico, via self-determination.
Government Reform
    Carly Fiorina: Fire 100s of top executives from the Veterans Administration.
    Mike Huckabee: I'm sponsored by people like you, not by corporatists.
Gun Control
    Jim Gilmore: On NRA board to protect 2nd amendment.
Homeland Security
    Carly Fiorina: Benghazi matters because we didn't seek retribution.
    Jim Gilmore: Psychology services should be included in veteran benefits.
    Jim Gilmore: I think Gitmo ought to remain open.
    Jim Gilmore: Dangerous to give Iran option to develop nuclear program.
    Marco Rubio: Send more terrorists to Gitmo; find out everything they know.
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: Yes, Air Force is now smallest in its history.
    Rand Paul: Let's get warrants the old-fashioned way: via 4th Amendment.
    Carly Fiorina: I will cut some jobs to save others, like I did at HP.
    Rick Santorum: Take jobs back from China so US is #1 in manufacturing.
Principles & Values
    Carly Fiorina: We need a president NOT from professional political class.
    Carly Fiorina: People care about issues, not GOP internal affairs.
    Carly Fiorina: Hillary should be prosecuted; not be president.
    Carly Fiorina: Come help me take our country back.
    Jim Gilmore: Establishment media wrong to shape the presidential campaign.
    Jim Gilmore: Son of meat cutter who was not rich but gave me values.
    John Kasich: Establishment lane, anti-establishment lane & Kasich lane.
    Mike Huckabee: A President should care about regular folk, not just elites.
    Mike Huckabee: Motto as governor and now, "Come, let us reason together".
    Rick Santorum: Vote for leader of free world; not for who entertains you.
    Rick Santorum: Obama is divisive & untrustworthy; I am respectful.
    Rick Santorum: Trust Iowans to pick best leader rather than follow polls.
Tax Reform
    Mike Huckabee: Higher tax brackets punish people for more work.
    Rick Santorum: My 10% flat tax brings 3.5M jobs back to America.
War & Peace
    Mike Huckabee: Eradicate ISIS like you would eradicate any cancer.
    Rick Santorum: ISIS caliphate is like a kingdom based on religious law.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Huckabee: Poor people don't know how to get out of the hole.

The above quotations are from Fox News Channel Republican debate in Iowa
Moderated by Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.
  • Miami Republican debate, March 10, 2016
  • Miami Democratic debate, March 9, 2016
  • Democratic primary debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016
  • Republican primary debate in Detroit, Michigan, March 3, 2016
  • CNN-Telemundo Republican debate on eve of Texas primary., Feb. 25, 2016
  • Democratic and Republican primary Town Hall, on eve of S.C. primary
  • 2016 CNN GOP Town Hall in South Carolina, Feb. 17-18, 2016
  • 2016 CBS News Republican Debate in S.C., Feb. 13, 2016
  • PBS Democratic Primary Debate in Wisconsin, Feb. 11, 2016
  • 2016 ABC News/IJReview Republican Debate in N.H., Feb. 6, 2016
  • MSNBC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Feb. 4, 2016
  • 2016 CNN Democratic Town Hall in N.H., Feb. 3, 2016
  • 2016 Fox News GOP primary debate in Iowa, Jan. 28, 2016
  • 2016 NBC Democratic primary debate, Jan. 17, 2016
  • 2016 Fox Business two-tiered GOP primary debate, Jan. 14, 2016
  • 2015 ABC Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Dec. 19, 2015
  • 2015 CNN Republican primary debate in Nevada, Dec. 15, 2015
  • 2015 CBS Democratic primary debate, Nov. 14, 2015
  • 2015 Fox Business/WSJ two-tiered GOP primary debate, Nov. 10, 2015
  • 2015 CNBC two-tiered GOP primary debate, Oct. 28, 2015
  • 2015 CNN Democratic primary debate, Oct. 13, 2015
  • 2015 CNN two-tiered GOP primary debate, Sept. 16, 2015
  • Red State Gathering, Aug 6-9, 2015
  • 2015 Fox News/Facebook two-tiered GOP primary debate, August 6, 2015
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" Policy Conferences, April 25, 2015
  • 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 26-27, 2015
  • Forbes Magazine "Candidates Want You to Know" series, March-June 2015
  • Sunday Political Talk Show interviews, throughout 2015
  • Pre-Iowa caucus political summits, throughout 2015
  • Brennan Center for Justice essays
  • National Journal 2016 series
  • Interviews on 2016 races with OnTheIssues
  • PBS News Hour "2016 Candidate Stands" series
  • PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 campaigns
  • Survey of 2016 Presidential campaign websites
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