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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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Media coverage of IL political races in The Chicago Tribune


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    Articles from Chicago Tribune:
  • "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 Donald Trump, Chicago Tribune on 2018 Trump Administration 8/30/2018
  • On Jeff Sessions, Chicago Tribune on 2018 Trump Administration 8/30/2018
  • 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)
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.
    Dick 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.
Corporations
    Jim Oberweis: Corporations go overseas when taxes & governments bully them.
    Sharon Hansen: Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas.
Crime
    Eddie Melton: Restore state scholarship eligibility to felony offenders.
Drugs
    Gary Johnson: War on Drugs is a miserable failure; $6M for treatment.
Education
    Eddie Melton: Reduce private school vouchers; increase teacher pay.
    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.
    Dick Durbin: Large-scale expansion of taxpayer-subsidized coverage.
    Steven Sauerberg: Vouchers to make health care portable and less job-dependent.
Homeland Security
    Joe Walsh: Keep prisoners at Guantanamo; try them in military tribunals.
    Joe Walsh: All provisions of the Patriot Act should be renewed.
    Dick Durbin: Apologizes for comparing Guantanamo to Nazis & Soviet gulags.
    Steven Sauerberg: Ultraliberals hate America; focus on patriotism.
Immigration
    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.
Jobs
    Dick Durbin: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 & same pay regardless of gender.
    Jim Oberweis: Minimum wage of $10 (and less for those under age 24).
    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
    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.
Technology
    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
    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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