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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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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2018 Arizona Senate race: debates and news coverage


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 AZ Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Deedra Abboud (46) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senate Arizona
  • Doug Marks (20) Libertarian candidate for Arizona U. S. Senator Arizona
  • Jeff Flake (1) Republican Challenger (retiring) Arizona
  • Joe Arpaio (16) Republican Candidate for Arizona U. S. Senator Arizona
  • John McCain (1) Republican
  • Kelli Ward (5) Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Kyrsten Sinema (12) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Martha McSally (23) Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Arizona 2018 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • CNN KFile, "Republican accuses Democratic challenger of being OK with 'treason'," by Devan Cole, Oct. 16, 2018
  • Washington Examiner, "Senators battle over ship," by Jamie McIntyre & Travis J. Tritten, August 22, 2018
  • Arizona Republic, "McSally shifts support to stricter immigration," by R. Hansen and Y.W. Sanchez, May 11, 2018
  • Social Security Report.com, "Dr. Kelli Ward, Arizona State Senator," February 19, 2018
  • Abortion-News.info, "The Worrisome Future of Abortion Rights", by Linda Greenhouse, November 9, 2017
  • Powerline, "Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Kyrsten," by Paul Mirengoff, September 18, 2017
  • Newsmax, "Joe Arpaio: Trump's Wall Will Also Stop Drug Trafficking," by Todd Beamon, September 8, 2017
  • Politico Magazine, "The Troubling Sheriffs' Movement That Joe Arpaio Supports," by Robert Tsai, Sept. 1, 2017
  • The Atlantic, "The Arpaio Pardon Is a Flagrant Assault on Civil Rights," by Conor Friedersdorf, August 26, 2017
  • CNN Politics, "Why Joe Arpaio was found guilty," by Joan Biskupic, August 24, 2017
  • ACLU, "Five Reasons Arpaio Should Not Receive a Pardon," by Brian Tashman, August 22, 2017
  • The Arizona Republic, "Senate candidate under attack for being Muslim," 7/18/2017
  • The Arizona Republic, "Abboud announces US Senate bid," 4/10/2017
  • Arizona's Politics, "Sheriff Arpaio's New Dark Money Social Welfare Organization," March 14, 2017
  • AZCentral.com, "NAFTA: Has Arizona won or lost under the trade deal?", by Ronald J. Hansen, March 13, 2017
  • Washington Blade, "LGBT Equality Caucus doubles its membership," by Chris Johnson, February 7, 2017
  • KTAR News, "Joe Arpaio likely out of Cabinet consideration," by KTAR.com, December 7, 2016
  • AZ Family.com, "Teen Inmates Earn 'Hard Knocks High' Diplomas," 9-30-2010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Kyrsten Sinema: Women decide what's best for her health--not politicians.
    Martha McSally: De-fund Planned Parenthood; denying contraception ok.
    Deedra Abboud: Unrestricted rights within Roe vs. Wade standards.
    Doug Marks: Pro-choice but it's a state issue.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep government out of reproductive decisions.
    Joe Arpaio: Put up new abortion obstacles when courts tear them down.
    Deedra Abboud: Woman's right to choose including funding.
Budget & Economy
    Deedra Abboud: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Doug Marks: Get The Fed out of the market.
    Deedra Abboud: Economy should work for everyone.
Civil Rights
    Martha McSally: Personally opposes gay marriage, but accepts law.
    Deedra Abboud: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Doug Marks: Government shouldn't be in the marriage business.
    Deedra Abboud: All government levels should protect human rights.
    Joe Arpaio: Convicted then pardoned for violating Latinos' civil rights.
    Deedra Abboud: Protect LGBTQ community to ensure equality.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Co-chair Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Corporations
    Deedra Abboud: Corporations great on taking, not giving back.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep banks out of stock market; no more gambling.
Crime
    Deedra Abboud: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Doug Marks: No victim, no crime.
    Deedra Abboud: Community policing will decrease crime & tensions.
    Joe Arpaio: Convicted for a decade of racial-profiling practices.
    Joe Arpaio: Chain gangs and tents for inmates, and no smoking nor porn.
    Joe Arpaio: Inmates get second chance with GED education in jail.
Drugs
    Kelli Ward: Open borders have caused the avalanche of drugs into U.S.
    Martha McSally: No legalization of medical or recreational cannabis.
    Deedra Abboud: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Doug Marks: Drug prohibition should all end.
    Deedra Abboud: Let states make their own cannabis decisions.
    Joe Arpaio: Wall on U.S. Southern border will keep the drugs out.
    Deedra Abboud: Leave legalization to the voter.
    Joe Arpaio: Fight drug trafficking around the world.
    Martha McSally: Authored bill increasing penalties for drug spotters.
Education
    Martha McSally: Supports education vouchers for private schools.
    Martha McSally: Cut Pell grants; don't refinance college loans.
    Deedra Abboud: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Doug Marks: End 'public' schools as we know it.
    Deedra Abboud: Voucher programs are weakening public schools.
    Deedra Abboud: Vouchers dismantle public schools for private schools.
    Deedra Abboud: Strong public schools lead to healthy future.
    Joe Arpaio: Hard Knocks High: only accredited high school in jail.
Energy & Oil
    Kyrsten Sinema: Opposes carbon tax but supports renewable energy.
    Martha McSally: Opposed Clean Power plan & climate assessments.
    Deedra Abboud: Prioritize green energy.
    Doug Marks: Fiscal irresponsibility to prop up green energy.
Environment
    Deedra Abboud: EPA protections needed for holding polluters accountable.
    Doug Marks: EPA is useless; I worked in that industry.
    Deedra Abboud: Environment needs protection from corporations.
    Deedra Abboud: Government protection needed to preserve nature.
    Martha McSally: EPA rule costs jobs and hurts poor.
Foreign Policy
    Kelli Ward: Celebrate American Exceptionalism.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
    Martha McSally: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
    Deedra Abboud: Spread our values of democracy, freedom, & personal liberty.
    Doug Marks: American Exceptionalism? we're no better than everyone else.
    Deedra Abboud: Two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Free Trade
    Kyrsten Sinema: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
    Martha McSally: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
    Deedra Abboud: Support & expand free trade.
    Doug Marks: Support & expand free trade.
    Martha McSally: NAFTA is a net plus for my district.
Government Reform
    Kyrsten Sinema: Overturn Citizens United; more political donation disclosure.
    Deedra Abboud: Make voter registration easier.
    Doug Marks: Make voter registration easier.
    Joe Arpaio: Fined $153,978 for illegal in-kind campaign contributions.
Gun Control
    Martha McSally: Enforce existing laws rather than enacting new ones.
    Deedra Abboud: Second Amendment rights have limits.
    Doug Marks: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Deedra Abboud: Pro-2nd Amendment with education and restrictions.
    Joe Arpaio: Vowed to ignore any law that would seize citizen's guns.
    Deedra Abboud: Favors responsible, educated gun owners.
Health Care
    Kelli Ward: Expansion of Medicare was devastating.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Arizonans worry about coverage for preexisting conditions.
    Martha McSally: ObamaCare is not covering people with preexisting conditions.
    Martha McSally: Flexibility for states, instead of federal one-size-fits-all.
    Martha McSally: ObamaCare is collapsing under its own weight.
    Deedra Abboud: Fix ACA and get every American covered.
    Doug Marks: Get government out of healthcare markets.
    Deedra Abboud: Healthcare for all is obtainable goal.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Affordable health-care for everyone.
    Joe Arpaio: Sued for failure to meet inmate health needs.
Homeland Security
    Jeff Flake: Cut $475M from unwanted littoral combat ship.
    John McCain: Long-time foe of LCS, littoral combat ship.
    Deedra Abboud: Opposes expanding the military.
    Doug Marks: Bring the troops HOME, rather than expanding the military.
    Deedra Abboud: Veterans are ignored, forgotten, and deserve more.
    Joe Arpaio: Our concern should be terrorism, not border-crossers' rights.
Immigration
    Martha McSally: Secure the border to keep out drugs & human trafficking.
    Martha McSally: 2015: Supported merit-based entry with keeping DREAMers.
    Martha McSally: Extend DACA protections but no path to citizenship.
    Kelli Ward: No amnesty & no compromise on immigrant family separation.
    Martha McSally: Study proposals to deal with immigrant family separation.
    Joe Arpaio: Enthusiastically supports wall along the southern border.
    Kelli Ward: Consistent pro-border, pro-law message.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Support Recognizing America's Children Act (GOP compromise).
    Martha McSally: Reduce legal immigration; no pathway to citizenship.
    Deedra Abboud: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Doug Marks: DREAMers are victims, not criminals.
    Deedra Abboud: Rejects governments heartless immigration tactics.
    Joe Arpaio: Traffic stops ok based on ethnicity, to find illegals.
    Deedra Abboud: Protect immigrants through commonsense government reform.
Jobs
    Kyrsten Sinema: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.20 to $10.10.
    Deedra Abboud: Affirmative action in government, but not private companies.
    Doug Marks: Affirmative action is damaging government interference.
    Deedra Abboud: Supports measures to increase federal minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Deedra Abboud: Keep God out of government.
    Doug Marks: Keep God in public, but not in government.
    Joe Arpaio: Joe Arpaio Action Fund: help conservatives win office.
    Joe Arpaio: America's Toughest Sheriff in nation's third largest Office.
Social Security
    Martha McSally: Let younger workers privately invest part of contributions.
    Deedra Abboud: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Doug Marks: Social Security scam is going to cost my generation.
    Deedra Abboud: Stop Congress from borrowing from Social Security.
    Deedra Abboud: Hands off Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Martha McSally: Get spending under control; supports tax cuts.
    Deedra Abboud: Support higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Doug Marks: All the money of the wealthy won't fix the spending problem.
Technology
    Kyrsten Sinema: Supports infrastructure bank to help create good jobs.
    Deedra Abboud: Defends equal access from public to websites.
War & Peace
    Kyrsten Sinema: 2003: Led multiple protests against Iraq War.
    Martha McSally: Sinema committed treason by insufficiently opposing Taliban.
    Deedra Abboud: Diplomacy should always be first.
    Doug Marks: Avoid foreign entanglements.


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  • John McCain Republican
  • Kelli Ward Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Kyrsten Sinema Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Martha McSally Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona

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