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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)

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State of Illinois Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Alexi Giannoulias (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer Illinois
  • Barack Obama (11) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Mark Kirk (13) Republican Jr Senator Illinois
  • Rod Blagojevich (5) Illinois Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009)
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    Barack Obama: Supports Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy
    Mark Kirk: No bailout for irresponsible decisions by state of Illinois.
    Mark Kirk: Proudly voted for TARP; but against stimulus funds.
    Mark Kirk: Obama has brought $43,000 debt to every American.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: Supports affirmative action in colleges and government.
    Barack Obama: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws.
    Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending.
    Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
    Barack Obama: Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation.
    Barack Obama: Supports charter schools and private investment in schools.
    Barack Obama: Free public college for any student with B-average.
Energy & Oil
    Alexi Giannoulias: Clean energy future for national security & job creation.
    Barack Obama: Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies.
    Mark Kirk: Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects.
Government Reform
    Alexi Giannoulias: I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%.
    Mark Kirk: Support a line item veto; cut spending across the board.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
Gun Control
    Barack Obama: Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions.
Health Care
    Alexi Giannoulias: Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare.
    Mark Kirk: Repeal Obamacare, then offer a better alternative.
    Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
    Barack Obama: Ensure access to basic care.
Homeland Security
    Mark Kirk: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command.
    Barack Obama: Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale.
    Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Principles & Values
    Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
    Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
    Alexi Giannoulias: I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Mark Kirk: I've owned up to my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent.
    Mark Kirk: Takes responsibility for carelessness about military record.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank.
    Mark Kirk: Forced to apologize for exaggerating his biography.
Social Security
    Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Mark Kirk: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran.

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