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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

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Columns and news articles on Politico.com

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    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Bruce Rauner: Pro-choice Republican torn if Roe overturned.
    Jeb Bush: Husband of Terri Schiavo blames Bush for harassment.
    Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
    Cory Gardner: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
    Ed Gillespie: I never supported a Personhood amendment.
    Ed Gillespie: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
    Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
    Paul Ryan: Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children.
    Elena Kagan: Compromise on abortion if core rights & exceptions upheld.
    Barack Obama: 1990: Wrote law article that fetus cannot sue mother.
    Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood throughout 1990s.
Budget & Economy
    Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
    Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
    Richard Cordray: A look back at the recession demands common sense reforms.
    Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
Civil Rights
    Deval Patrick: 1985: defended community activists in Alabama voter case.
    Thom Tillis: Double headline - Already Done.
    Bobby Jindal: I pledge support for a religious freedom law.
    Marco Rubio: One-man-one-woman marriage existed before our laws.
    Scott Walker: Constitutional amendment to prevent federal gay marriage.
    Ted Cruz: Liberals obsessed with mandatory gay marriage in 50 states.
    Mike Huckabee: Same-sex marriage leads to criminalization of Christianity.
    Mike Huckabee: Courts cannot unilaterally allow same-sex marriage.
    Ben Carson: Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it's a choice.
    Tom Vilsack: Appointed judges who said yes to gay marriage.
    Ed Gillespie: Maintain state same-sex marriage ban, but leave it to states.
    Mark Warner: Switched to supporting same-sex marriage in 2013.
    Chris Christie: Gay marriage is settled in NJ, but keep debating nationally.
    Ed Gillespie: Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections.
    Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
    Ben Carson: Apologized for likening homosexuality to pedophilia.
    Ben Carson: Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples.
    Claire McCaskill: Government should not limit marrying who you love.
    Richard Carmona: AdWatch: accused of disrespect for women in the workplace.
    Tom Vilsack: 2011: Gay marriage at state level only, for now.
    Elena Kagan: Defend Defense of Marriage Act, since it is the law.
    Elena Kagan: OpEd: Conservatives see Kagan as sure vote for gay rights.
    Andrew Gillum: Corporate tax cuts can create jobs, support training.
    Donald Trump: US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana.
    Tim Kaine: Protect banking industry's ability to serve consumers.
    John Kasich: FactCheck: Managing Director at Lehman, but not Board member.
    Jeb Bush: Stop rewarding portfolio Americans over paycheck Americans.
    Buddy Roemer: The two major parties are joined at the billfold.
    Pope Francis: Abolish the death penalty; it precludes rehabilitation.
    Hillary Clinton: Medical marijuana now; wait-and-see on recreational pot.
    Scott Pruitt: Evolution is unproven theory.
    Marco Rubio: Bad idea to arm teachers against school shootings.
    Adam Putnam: Urges veto of school choice bill.
    Tim Kaine: Protect LGBT students at schools, including gender identity.
    Marco Rubio: Professor of political science at Florida International U.
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
    Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Christie: FactCheck: Yes, New Jersey is a solar powerhouse.
    Donald Trump: Offered to oversee response to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
    Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
    Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
    Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
    Dan Malloy: Moving Canadian oil thru the US is not best for the economy.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Natural gas lowered CO2 only temporarily.
    Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
    Jeb Bush: Replace crony capitalism with free-market strategy.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Pushed cap-and-trade bill in 2009, but not since.
    Bob Dole: Mandate more clean & renewable energy, for oil independence.
    Tom Daschle: Mandate more clean & renewable energy, for oil independence.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water.
    Katie McGinty: Chaired Pres. Clinton's Council on Environmental Quality.
    Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
    Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
Families & Children
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    David French: Pornography corrodes values that sustain family life.
    Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
Foreign Policy
    Gary Johnson: Knowing all the world facts just means we use military more.
    Gary Johnson: Non-interventionist foreign policies: no regime changes.
    Phil Murphy: Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama.
    Donald Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un disappear.
    Scott Walker: Tore into Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.
    Rand Paul: 2011: eliminate all foreign aid & rebuild America instead.
    Mike Huckabee: Globalists & corporatists are making US more like China.
    Mike Huckabee: Keep the Cuban embargo; lifting it rewards Cuba.
    Allen Weh: Jihadi terrorists are face of evil that threatens our nation.
    Hillary Clinton: Russian reset: Pushed Obama to keep Putin at a distance.
    Hillary Clinton: Arab Spring: Egyptian uprising had destabilizing impact.
    Marco Rubio: Press freedom is a universal human right, especially in Cuba.
    Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
    Rick Perry: Threats from nuclear North Korea should be treated as real.
    Rick Perry: North Korean leader's death is opportunity for reunification.
Free Trade
    Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
    Mike Huckabee: Trans Pacific Partnership isn't fair trade or free trade.
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes the Export-Import Bank.
    Mark Warner: Renew Export-Import Bank to support U.S. businesses globally.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: US #1 for FDI, but #14 or #22 on other measures.
Government Reform
    Chris Coons: 10-day process to fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Cory Booker: 10-day process to fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Lindsey Graham: 10-day process to fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Orrin Hatch: Trust Trump to not fire Russia probe special prosecutor.
    Thom Tillis: Protect Russia probe special prosecutor from getting fired.
    Bob Massie: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Jay Gonzalez: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Donald Trump: Many things can go wrong when early voting goes on too long.
    Phil Murphy: I don't owe the political insiders anything.
    Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
    Mark Begich: Adviser to lobbying firms, but not interested in lobbying.
    Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Tom Udall: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Gun Control
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Marco Rubio: Ban bump stocks; limit magazine size; more background checks.
    David French: Don't rewrite the meaning of the Second Amendment.
    Tom Vilsack: Rural America ready to discuss gun control.
Health Care
    Ben Carson: I don't want to end Medicare, just make it more efficient.
    Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
    John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
    Rick Perry: Ban air travel to Ebola-stricken countries, except doctors.
    Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
    Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
    Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
    Hillary Clinton: Non-employer system better; but don't turn back ObamaCare.
    Mike Pence: Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game".
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
    Rick Scott: AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare.
    Cory Booker: Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer.
    Alan Khazei: Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion.
    Martha Coakley: Require health insurance to cover abortion.
    Michael Capuano: Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion.
    Stephen Pagliuca: Healthcare reform is more important than covering aborti.
Homeland Security
    Marco Rubio: Haul terrorists to Guantanamo for enhanced interrogation.
    Ted Cruz: Torture is wrong, unambiguously; America does not need it.
    Rand Paul: Conservative realist, matured from isolationism.
    Marco Rubio: We need NSA intel to fight emerging terrorist threats.
    Rand Paul: Need NSA reform, but not the USA Freedom Act.
    Allen Weh: AdWatch: ISIL terrorist is face of evil that threatens us.
    Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
    Hillary Clinton: Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Iran's nuke program is set back, but not "halted".
    Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
    John Bolton: Punish Russia & China for helping Snowden leak NSA documents.
    Mead Treadwell: Fight for missile defense, but without earmarking.
    Charlie Baker: Revoke MA National Guard on border due to family separation.
    Jay Gonzalez: No MA National Guard on border due to inhumane policies.
    Donald Trump: Fact-check: End chain migration? It can't actually happen.
    Jeb Bush: OpEd: Vigorously booed as moderate, by deep conservatives.
    Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
    Ed Gillespie: Send migrant kids back to parents in Central America.
    Mark Warner: Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing.
    Peter King: Secure border plus a pathway to citizenship.
    Peter King: Don't reward illegal behavior, but can't deport 11 million.
    Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
    Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Net gain of 3.2M jobs under Obama presidency.
    Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
    Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
Principles & Values
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Al Green: Introduced motion to impeach Trump.
    Bill de Blasio: A progressive who wants to change things.
    Bill de Blasio: We lost our identity in trap of triangulation & moderation.
    Cheri Bustos: Democrat from Trump-won district opposes impeachment.
    Jerry Nadler: Would lead impeachment committee very cautiously.
    Steve Cohen: On impeachment: Russian collusion different from Clinton sex.
    Evan McMullin: Americans have lost faith in both major parties.
    David French: Robust religious liberty protections help Americans.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Obama doesn't have the psychology of a winner.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Lifelong dance of mutual manipulation with the press.
    Donald Trump: Sent to military academy because of childhood rebelliousness.
    Donald Trump: People want positive inspiration.
    Donald Trump: I've always been rebellious and very set in my ways.
    Ted Cruz: Oppose Surrender Politics: instead, stand for our principles.
    Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
    Mark Begich: Created Northern Compass Group: consulting on Alaska issues.
    Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
    Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
    Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
    Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
    Martin O`Malley: Fundraising via O'Say Can You See PAC.
    Jeanne Shaheen: On 99% vote with Obama: Find ways to appeal to independents.
    Ed Gillespie: Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters.
    John Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
    Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
    Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
    Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
Social Security
    Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
Tax Reform
    Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
    Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
    Tina Smith: Helped rebuild collapsed Interstate-35 bridge in Minneapolis.
    Marco Rubio: Internet belongs in hands of our people, not our government.
    Marco Rubio: Net neutrality empowers bureaucrats and allows manipulation.
    Marco Rubio: Net neutrality is government regulation of the Internet.
    Rand Paul: Oppose net neutrality; Silicon Valley has no uniform support.
    Ted Cruz: Net neutrality is ObamaCare for the Internet.
    Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
War & Peace
    Donald Trump: Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system.
    David French: Engage jihadists and roll back ISIS's most dramatic gains.
    Augustus Invictus: Our foreign policies are interventionist.
    Rand Paul: Create & arm a Kurdish state as support against ISIL.
    Rand Paul: War only when all other measures are exhausted.
    Ed Gillespie: Keep troops in Afghanistan; military on table with Iran.
    Mark Warner: Keep military action on the table against Iran.
    Rand Paul: Assist Iraqi government against ISIS, but not Syrian rebels.
    Rand Paul: No US troops in Iraq, even against ISIS.
    Hillary Clinton: Invested in Israel: negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza.
    Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.
    John Bolton: Military force in Syria is counterproductive.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".

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