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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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Media coverage of IL political races in The Chicago Tribune

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    Articles from Chicago Tribune:
  • Chicago Tribune, "Incumbent showdowns: Sean Casten declares victory in suburban 6th District primary, while Mary Miller wins Trump-influenced contest downstate," by John Keilman, Robert McCoppin and Sarah Freishtat, Jun 28, 2022
  • 2022 Illinois Senate race: "Rep. Adam Kinzinger has battled Trump and his fellow Republicans. In deep blue Illinois, could that be a strategy for higher office?," by Rick Pearson, Dec 29, 2020
  • "Duckworth to interview soon for Joe Biden's VP Pick," by Alice Yin & Bill Ruthhart, 5/15/2020
  • "668,000 will lose food stamp benefits under new work rules," by Juliet Linderman, Dec 05, 2019
  • On Chuy Garcia, Chicago Tribune coverage of 2018 IL-4 House race 3/13/2015 & 10/13/2018
  • On DOJ Confirmation Hearings: "Merrick Garland says local schools 'reinforced my sense of community'," by Myrna Petlicki, Sep 05, 2018
  • On Donald Trump, Chicago Tribune on 2018 Trump Administration 8/30/2018
  • On Jeff Sessions, Chicago Tribune on 2018 Trump Administration 8/30/2018
  • On Biden Cabinet: "Garland says local schools 'reinforced my sense of community'," by Myrna Petlicki, Sep 05, 2018
  • On Cynthia Nixon, Chicago Tribune on 2018 New York gubernatorial race 3/21/2018
  • On Ameya Pawar, Chicago Tribune on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race 8/24/2017
  • On Daniel Biss, Chicago Tribune on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race 3/20/2017
  • On John Kasich, Chicago Tribune on Ohio legislative voting records 12/13/2016
  • On Jill Stein, Stein OpEd, Chicago Tribune: Third 2016 Presidential Debate 10/20/2016
  • On Donald Trump, Chicago Tribune Fact-check on First 2016 Presidential Debate 9/27/2016
  • On Donald Trump, Trump Revealed, by Michael Kranish & Mark Fisher, p.299-300 8/23/2016
  • On Eric Holcomb, Chicago Tribune on 2016 Indiana Senate race 11/10/2015
  • On Andrea Zopp, Tammy Duckworth & Napoleon Harris, Chicago Tribune on 2016 Illinois Senate race 9/9/2015
  • On Mike Pence, Chicago Tribune, "Indiana riverboat casinos" 5/8/2015
  • On Sharon Hansen, Jim Oberweis & Dick Durbin, Chicago Tribune on 2014 Illinois Senate debate 10/13/2014
  • On Jim Oberweis & Doug Truax, Chicago Tribune on 2014 Illinois GOP Senate primary debate 2/11/2014
  • On Chuck Grassley & Roxanne Conlin, Chicago Tribune coverage of 2010 Iowa Senate debate 10/26/2010
  • On Alexi Giannoulias, Chicago Tribune coverage of 2010 IL Senate debate 10/21/2010
  • On Mark Kirk, Chicago Tribune coverage of 2010 IL Senate debate 10/21/2010
  • On Russell Feingold & Ron Johnson, Chicago Tribune coverage of 2010 Wisconsin Senate debate 10/7/2010
  • On Alexi Giannoulias, Chicago Tribune election coverage 2/2/2010
  • On Joe Walsh, Chicago Tribune Editorial board questionnaire responses 2/2/2010
  • On Steven Sauerberg & Dick Durbin, Illinois Senate Debate reported in the Chicago Tribune 10/7/2008
  • On Dick Durbin & Steven Sauerberg, by Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune 7/18/2008
  • On John Roberts, Jan Crawford Greenburg, Chicago Tribune 7/21/2005
  • On James Durkin, Chicago Tribune, “Durkin, Durbin disagree on Iraq” 9/16/2002
  • On Wesley Clark, Michael Kilian, Chicago Tribune 8/14/2002
  • On Gary Johnson, V. Dion Haynes, Chicago Tribune, p. 6 4/9/2001
  • On Elizabeth Dole, Chicago Tribune, 4/10/99

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Kathy Salvi: Takes traditional party positions, opposes abortion.
    Mark Curran: Opposed partial-birth abortion.
    Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to ban abortion.
    John Kasich: Ban abortions after 20 weeks; but no "heartbeat bill".
    John Kasich: Require abortion clinics to have nearby hospital & doctor.
    Richard Durbin: Abortion is a private decision.
    Steven Sauerberg: Provide women with an alternatives to abortion.
    Elizabeth Dole: No litmus test for judiciary appointments.
Budget & Economy
    Ron Johnson: $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt.
Civil Rights
    Cynthia Nixon: History of pro-gay rights with established credibility.
    Ameya Pawar: Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
    Eric Holcomb: Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination.
    Jim Oberweis: Corporations go overseas when taxes & governments bully them.
    Sharon Hansen: Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas.
    Eddie Melton: Restore state scholarship eligibility to felony offenders.
    Gary Johnson: War on Drugs is a miserable failure; $6M for treatment.
    Eddie Melton: Reduce private school vouchers; increase teacher pay.
    Merrick Garland: Middle school reinforced my sense of community.
    Donald Trump: Skeptical of use of affirmative action in college admissions.
    Jeff Sessions: Harvard misuses affirmative action in college admissions.
    Joe Walsh: Eliminate teacher tenure & favor teacher accountability.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Walsh: Low-cost energy sources is vital to our economy.
    Wesley Clark: US energy overuse causes worldwide resentment.
Foreign Policy
    Napoleon Harris: Shift focus of foreign aid from Mideast back to the Americas.
    Doug Truax: End Obama's "lead from behind" approach to foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: yes, Ford plant in Mexico, but no U.S. job cuts.
    Russell Feingold: Protect jobs from being shipped abroad via free trade.
Government Reform
    Daniel Biss: Political system favors billionaires & machine politicians.
    Jill Stein: We need ranked-choice voting in presidential elections.
    Chuy Garcia: Implement financial and performance audits.
Gun Control
    Mark Curran: Focus on mental health & video games, not guns.
Health Care
    Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to repeal ObamaCare.
    Ron Johnson: Running for Senate based on fierce opposition to Obamacare.
    Russell Feingold: Brags about having voted for Obamacare.
    Joe Walsh: Opposed to government sponsored health care system.
    Richard Durbin: Large-scale expansion of taxpayer-subsidized coverage.
    Steven Sauerberg: Vouchers to make health care portable and less job-dependent.
Homeland Security
    Adam Kinzinger: Republicanism means stronger defense and smaller government.
    Joe Walsh: Keep prisoners at Guantanamo; try them in military tribunals.
    Joe Walsh: All provisions of the Patriot Act should be renewed.
    Richard Durbin: Apologizes for comparing Guantanamo to Nazis & Soviet gulags.
    Steven Sauerberg: Ultraliberals hate America; focus on patriotism.
    Mark Curran: Backed bipartisan legislation with path for citizenship.
    Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to curb immigration.
    Eric Holcomb: I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy.
    Doug Truax: First secure the border, then no comprehensive reform.
    Jim Oberweis: Visas for illegal immigrants, but no path to citizenship.
    Jim Oberweis: Minimum wage of $10 (and less for those under age 24).
    Richard Durbin: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 & same pay regardless of gender.
    Sharon Hansen: No minimum wage; & no set pay based on gender.
    Ron Johnson: Proven record of creating jobs at his private company.
    Russell Feingold: $184B stimulus created jobs, especially highway construction.
Principles & Values
    Adam Kinzinger: Protesting Electoral College is "scam"; accept Trump losing.
    Tammy Duckworth: I answer the call when asked to serve my country.
    Merrick Garland: Sold his comics books to help pay for Harvard Law tuition.
    Jill Stein: Greens overcame ballot laws designed by Democrats and GOP.
    Jill Stein: Majority of Americans want a four-party debate.
    Chuck Grassley: My re-election ensures Iowa is not denied Senate seniority.
    Roxanne Conlin: Republicans only offer more of the same.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
    Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
    John Roberts: Volunteer adviser to Bush in 2000 Florida post-election.
Social Security
    Chuy Garcia: Social Security is essential but needs wage limits increased.
    Daniel Biss: Alter public employee pensions to reduce state pension debt.
    Joe Walsh: Gradually raising the retirement age beyond 67.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Gradual fixes: raising the cap; phase-down benefits for rich.
    Joe Walsh: Individuals set aside portion of own income for retirement.
Tax Reform
    Daniel Biss: Initiate a state graduated income tax.
    Joe Walsh: Reduced tax rates will increase economic activity.
    Mike Pence: Riverboat gambling ok, but no electronic wagering.
War & Peace
    Andrea Zopp: Supports the Iran nuclear deal.
    Tammy Duckworth: Iran is our enemy, but nuclear deal prevents Iranian nukes.
    Joe Walsh: Provide the troops needed in Afghanistan, like Iraqi surge.
    James Durkin: Remove Saddam Hussein, with US troops if needed.
Welfare & Poverty
    Debbie Stabenow: Administration out of touch with struggling families.
    Donald Trump: New rule will cut SNAP benefits for 688,000.
    Nancy Pelosi: Instead of draconian rules, combat food insecurity.
    Sonny Perdue: Give helping hand, not infinitely giving hand.
    Joe Walsh: Abolish Fannie Mae; too much focus on home ownership.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of IL political races in The Chicago Tribune.

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