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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)

Book Reviews

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2011 gubernatorial press releases

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Rick Snyder: Signed partial-birth abortion ban into law.
Budget & Economy
    John Hickenlooper: State budgeting process must reflect revenue availability.
    Matt Mead: We need to live within our means.
    Jack Markell: New infrastructure fund and jobs creation credit.
    John Lynch: Proposes budget that cuts programs and doesn't raise taxes.
    Susana Martinez: Cut spending to balance state budget.
    Jerry Brown: Proposes balanced budget and $12.5 billion in cuts.
    John Kitzhaber: Budget to focus on people's futures, not taxes or problems.
    Christine Gregoire: Eliminate and reduce programs to solve shortfall.
Civil Rights
    Peter Shumlin: Repeal DOMA; treat all of our citizens equally.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
    Jack Markell: Signs civil union rights into law.
    Jay Nixon: To make Missouri great, need to advance civil rights.
    Bill Haslam: Encourage business with low taxes and austere government.
    Brian Sandoval: Lending to small businesses will help create jobs in state.
    Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
    Terry Branstad: High commercial property taxes mean higher prices.
    Jack Dalrymple: Positive business climate results in ND leading US in growth.
    Rick Snyder: Improve legal representation for poor.
    Rick Snyder: Collect prisoner DNA samples to help solve cold cases.
    Rick Snyder: Parole decisions by Dept. of Corrections, not Governor.
    Lincoln Chafee: Legalize medical marijuana to relieve pain.
    Rick Snyder: Reduce supply, combating production of meth.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Support substance abuse care.
    John Kitzhaber: Governor's Cool Schools project is funded by teachers union.
    Peter Shumlin: Vermont could be Education State if we focus on science.
    Brian Sandoval: Improve education performance measurements.
    Jack Markell: State provided public schools deserve improvement.
    Tom Corbett: Enable kids in bad schools to attend private schools.
    Brian Sandoval: Enhance education data systems in Nevada.
    Terry Branstad: One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa.
    John Kitzhaber: Welcomes waiver from No Child Left Behind standards.
    Pat Quinn: Charter schools give parents more options to ensure success.
    Dennis Daugaard: Spending does not guarantee student achievement.
    Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
    Mike Beebe: Teach science and math using new, national methods.
    Dave Heineman: Virtual school is good for Nebraska.
    Brian Sandoval: Yes to charter schools statewide.
    Jack Markell: Improve charter schools, teachers, and accountability.
    John Hickenlooper: Federal funds will ensure excellence in Education in CO.
    Susana Martinez: Keep great teachers by retention rewards.
    Jack Dalrymple: K-12, equal and adequate funding for all districts.
    Rick Snyder: Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries.
    Jack Dalrymple: Higher education is key to North Dakota's future.
    Jay Nixon: We need federal dollars for our schools.
    Susana Martinez: A-F school grading system will increase transparency.
    Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
    Dennis Daugaard: Schools should be run by local school boards.
    Christine Gregoire: Unify Department of Education; prepare students to succeed.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
    John Lynch: The state should provide kids with kindergarten.
Energy & Oil
    Christine Gregoire: Clean energy: limit global warming; be energy independent.
    Christine Gregoire: Reduce foreign oil dependence, utilize WA options.
    Dave Heineman: Support pipeline but not at expense of environment.
    John Hickenlooper: Develop markets for vehicles that run on natural gas.
    Jack Markell: Supports renewable resources connecting to grid.
    Sean Parnell: Oil and gas production will lead to a stronger nation.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: I fight against the EPA to protect energy jobs.
    Jay Nixon: Supports public/private partnerships to develop clean energy.
    Jack Markell: Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy.
    Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
    Sean Parnell: Open ANWR for development.
    Brian Sandoval: Energy efficiency retrofits add value to buildings.
    Bill Haslam: Supports alternative fuels to cut dependence on foreign oil.
    Brian Sandoval: Renewables like solar & geothermal are big opportunity.
    Jack Dalrymple: Decrease foreign oil reliance, expand ND energy development.
    Peter Shumlin: Energy projects statewide: reduce consumption & create jobs.
    Chris Christie: The future for New Jersey is in green energy.
    Peter Shumlin: Supports carbon cap & green jobs.
    Terry Branstad: Supports wind energy by signing HF 672.
    Christine Gregoire: Transition Washington state off of coal power.
    John Kitzhaber: Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state.
    Jack Dalrymple: Support for oil refineries expansion.
    Jack Dalrymple: Advocate for renewable fuels, blender pumps.
    John Hickenlooper: Supports Obama's "Great Outdoors" conservation ethic.
    John Kitzhaber: Seeks to balance environmental and economic interests.
    Steve Beshear: Secures Clean Water Act funding to clean up pollution.
    Sean Parnell: Natural resources are to be used; not locked up by feds.
    Sean Parnell: Support timber industry by increasing land for logging.
    Sean Parnell: Explore & extract rare earth elements in Alaska.
    Sean Parnell: Oil and gas production means jobs for Americans.
    Sean Parnell: Don't leave Alaska's oil buried in the ground.
    Tom Corbett: PA rivers are precious for generating many jobs.
    Jack Dalrymple: Follow Clean Air Act at EPA, but leave air control to ND.
    Jerry Brown: Banned shark fin harvesting to protect sharks and ocean.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Calls for balance on mineral resources.
    Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
    Chris Christie: Jersey shore for tourism instead of offshore drilling.
    Chris Christie: $157 million for Green Acres open-space acquisition.
    Paul LePage: Preserve shoreline, wetlands, & working forest.
    Peter Shumlin: Advance the redevelopment of brownfields.
    Jack Dalrymple: Water should be available for no cost; drop storage fee plan.
    Dave Heineman: Vetoes 25% State Park Fee Increase.
    Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
    Sean Parnell: Continued desire to harvest timber.
    Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development.
    Mike Beebe: Important to preserve forests to protect jobs.
    Rick Snyder: Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers.
    John Lynch: National forest is important for recreation and economy.
    Susana Martinez: Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment.
    Rick Snyder: Protect natural resources; user fees contribute $3B/year.
Foreign Policy
    Bev Perdue: International dialogue will lead to a more peaceful world.
    Sean Parnell: Preserve freedom; serve a cause larger than self.
    Terry Branstad: Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard.
Free Trade
    Christine Gregoire: One in three Washington jobs are tied to trade.
    Susana Martinez: Trade relationship with Mexico creates jobs & trade corridor.
    Sean Parnell: Strengthen business ties, promote international trade.
    Jay Nixon: Trade and direct investment between China & Missouri.
    Rick Snyder: Open new doors to global markets.
    Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
    John Kitzhaber: Encouraging more trade agreements with China.
    Jack Markell: Make Port of Wilmington the gateway to American market.
    Dave Heineman: Expand trade with Taiwan & Hong Kong.
    Terry Branstad: Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements.
    John Lynch: Enforce anti-dumping laws against unfair trade practices.
Government Reform
    Jack Markell: Supports government transparency and accountability.
    Dennis Daugaard: Federal regulatory regime has run amok.
    Jay Nixon: Will balance Missouri budget & keep AAA bond rating.
    Scott Walker: Cutting the cost of government enables us to save jobs.
    Terry Branstad: Sunset of rules and regulations every four years.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
    Brian Sandoval: Freezing archaic regulations is my number one priority.
Health Care
    Sean Parnell: Federal healthcare overreaches into Americans' private lives.
    Sean Parnell: Alaska does not want government mandates in health care.
    Jerry Brown: Insurance companies must cover maternity leave & services.
    Jack Markell: Government funding will lower health care costs.
    John Kitzhaber: Healthcare reform needed at both state and federal levels.
    Peter Shumlin: We need a single payer system for all.
    Brian Sandoval: $874 decrease in public employees benefit plan.
    Mike Beebe: Provide better care without federal Affordable Care Act.
    Terry Branstad: Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money.
    Chris Christie: $159M for community health centers for the most vulnerable.
    Bill Haslam: Expand Medicaid to include smoking cessation assistance.
    John Hickenlooper: Not acceptable for 2,500 kids to lose CHP health coverage.
    Dennis Daugaard: Working to keep federal government out of SD's health care.
    Terry Branstad: Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: All should have access at an affordable price.
    Sean Parnell: One size fits all health care too restricting.
Homeland Security
    Dennis Daugaard: Support our troops because they protect our freedoms.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Our troops safeguard us from terrorism and protect freedom.
    Terry Branstad: Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax.
    Peter Shumlin: Bias-free policing: no stops for improper documentation.
    Jerry Brown: Supports state aid to illegals' children and DREAM Act.
    Dave Freudenthal: We need more boots on the border.
    Christine Gregoire: Comprehensive immigration laws and border protection.
    Pat Quinn: Embrace immigrants and their contributions to America.
    Jack Dalrymple: New Amazon facility example of pro-business climate in ND.
    Chris Christie: Supports Urban Hub program and Economic Redevelopment Grants.
    Jack Dalrymple: $42M for workforce development.
    Rick Snyder: Extend unemployment benefits; plan for future.
Local Issues
    Brian Sandoval: Gaming Policy Committee: modernize with Internet poker.
    Brian Sandoval: Online poker companies still viable, must keep close watch.
    Terry Branstad: Saving costs is a priority: rescind RICE rule.
Principles & Values
    John Hickenlooper: Coloradoans' resilience due to shared values, community.
Social Security
    Rick Snyder: Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees.
Tax Reform
    Peter Shumlin: Eliminate loopholes, pass progressive taxes.
    Dennis Daugaard: Create jobs & expand tax base rather than raise taxes.
    Sean Parnell: Support the Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge.
    Jack Markell: Responsible tax cuts allow for economic growth.
    Terry Branstad: Reduce commercial & residential property tax.
    Rick Snyder: Simplify the tax code; end job-killing Business Tax.
    Dave Heineman: To build economy: no new taxes.
    Jack Dalrymple: Incentives promote job creation in new enterprises.
    Brian Sandoval: Don't raise taxes by $1B; that would halt job growth.
    Jack Dalrymple: Tax relief to share economic gains with people of ND.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: One-cent reduction on the food tax: it's regressive.
    Jack Markell: Emphasized the importance of protecting infrastructure.
    Jerry Brown: Supports high speed rail in CA to create jobs, ease traffic.
    Jack Markell: Take advantage of natural resources through bike trails.
    Rick Snyder: Take leadership role in cyber defense and development.
    Bev Perdue: Building infrastructure is a top priority to create jobs.
    Terry Branstad: Partnership between state and Google is good for jobs.
    Dennis Daugaard: Highways are lifeline in SD, so supports federal funding.
    Jay Nixon: Rail projects improve quality of life and create jobs.
    Chris Christie: Put more Motor Vehicle Commission functions online.
    Rick Snyder: Census figures reinforce need for aggressive administration.
War & Peace
    Steve Beshear: Gratitude for troops who fight terror & keep America free.
    Paul LePage: Celebrate bin Laden's demise, though war on terror goes on.
    Terry Branstad: Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rick Snyder: No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants.
    Chris Christie: $100 supplement for seniors' home cooling assistance.
    Peter Shumlin: End childhood hunger, establish local control.

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