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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)

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I Ain't Got Time To Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up, by Jesse Ventura

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Click here for 46 full quotes from Jesse Ventura in the book I Ain't Got Time To Bleed.
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    Doesn’t support abortion, but leave them legal.
Budget & Economy
    End pork-barrel spending; return surplus to the people.
    Return any budget surpluses to the taxpayers automatically.
    Government policy should facilitate business.
    No role for governor in crime; it’s for local police.
    Put up with death penalty until life sentences mean life.
    Tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders.
    Stop being so afraid of marijuana; some uses are OK.
    The war on drugs has failed; look for other solutions.
    Stopped taking steroids & made FDA posters against them.
    Commonsense steps to improve public education.
    Reducing class size solves many educational problems.
    Loosen federal control; leave more to state & locals.
    Mainstream disabled students.
    No government money for higher education.
    Mainstrean special-ed kids, like his daughter did.
    Neighborhoods shouldn’t abandon their public schools.
Families & Children
    Community regulates behavior better than government.
    No more tax subsidy for child care; parents’ responsibilty.
Government Reform
    Government should get out of the way and let people live.
    Government service should be temporary; not a career.
    To change system, private citizens must get involved.
    Put political process on TV; exposure beats incumbency.
    Fought and lost on removing stupid milk regulations.
    Spend every 4th year removing obsolete laws.
Gun Control
    If you’re going to own a gun, know what you’re doing.
    Guns are designed to kill; respect them.
Health Care
    Comment “suicides are weak” meant “don’t encourage them”.
Homeland Security
    Against the draft; for including women except in combat.
    War isn’t civilized; don’t expect warriors to be.
    Military is stronger if all-volunteer.
    Supports prevailing wages but not living wages.
    Strongly pro-union; and a union member.
Principles & Values
    I didn’t need this job (as governor).
    Voters want honesty; he provides it.
    Fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
    Wanted to be mayor & governor; doesn’t want to be president.
    Two traditional parties are out-of-control monsters.
    Does not plan to run for president; but won’t rule it out.
    Big Plan: smart government and self-sufficiency.
    Problem is with fundamentalist fanatics, not religion.
Tax Reform
    Let people keep as much of their money as possible.
    Replace income tax with 15% national sales tax.
    $600 “Jesse Checks” tax rebate to every taxpayer.
War & Peace
    We need Saddam as the bad guy in oil disputes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Believes in private charity, not government charity.

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