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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Fact-checking on 2022 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns
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from 2022 FactCheck (number of quotes indicated):
- Bill Cassidy (2) Republican Senator Louisiana
- Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential incumbent
- Herschel Walker (4) Republican Senate Challenger Georgia
- Jonathan Wichmann (1) Wisconsin Republican challenger for Governor
- Justin Olson (1) Republican Challenger for Senate Arizona
- Ted Budd (2) Republican Challenger North Carolina
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
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"Fact-checking" means that an independent news/political organization examines
statements made in campaign advertising or in poltiical debates, to see if they are objectively true or not.
The first fact-checking organization was called FactCheck.org (described below) but in recent years many other organizations have joined in.
Some that we use are:
Fact-checking has become commonplace in recent years; but originally we used only FactCheck.org.
They are often accused of partisanship (as are all fact-checking services, so we attempt to balance them against each other and report only non-partisan facts here).
Following is FactCheck.org's self-description; all of the other services are linked from above so you can check out their similar self-descriptions:
- FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races.
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- From debates and public speeches
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FactCheck on Jan. 6th, "Fetterman stumbles during debate when questioned about flip-flop on support for fracking," by Kyle Morris, October 25, 2022, (Link)
On 2022 Florida Governor race, "Fact-checking claims made in the Florida governor debate," WESH-2-TV (NBC), Oct 25, 2022, (Link)
2022 Oklahoma Senate race: Oklahoma City Free Press, "Third and last Horn, Bice debate focuses on who is the most bipartisan," by Alex Myers, October 20, 2022, (Link)
On 2022 Utah Senate race, "Mike Lee's own texts contradict his debate claims about his effort to overturn the 2020 election," by Daniel Dale, October 18, 2022, (Link)
On 2022 Ohio Senate race, "Fact-checking J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate debate," by Amy Sherman, October 17, 2022, (Link)
2022 N.Y. Senate race: National Public Radio FactCheck, "Senate will take up Democrats' tax, climate and health bill on Saturday, Schumer says," by Deepa Shivaram, August 4, 2022, (Link)
2022 Oklahoma Senate race: The Independent (UK), "Republicans insist most gun violence happens in Democratic cities--the figures tell a different story," by Josh Marcus, 26 July 2022, (Link)
The Week, (Fact-Check on Nathan Dahm press release): "New trial provides 'no indication' ivermectin is 'clinically useful' in treating COVID-19," by Brendan Morrow, March 18, 2022
CNN Fact Check: "Biden admin isn't funding crack pipes," by Tara Subramaniam, February 17, 2022
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Georgia buys new voter registration system after long lines in 2020," by Mark Niesse, Jan 19, 2022
News-Medical.net, "Meta-analysis confirms complete failure of hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment," by Susha Cheriyedath, Jan 17 2022
-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, Nov. 2021
Associated Press Fact-Check in U.S. News & World Report, "No, Election Day Wasn't the Real Insurrection," Oct. 21, 2021
On 2022 GA Senate: CNN Fact check: "Georgia candidate Herschel Walker is a serial promoter of false 2020 conspiracy theories," by Daniel Dale, August 28, 2021
CNN Analysis, "The 30 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump's interview with Sean Hannity," by Chris Cillizza, June 17, 2021
CNN Fact-Check, "It's now illegal in Georgia to give food and water to voters in line," by Faith Karimi, March 26, 2021
Fact-checking in 2022-2023 races:
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Ted Budd: Racist policies due to Democrats; GOP brings people together.
Herschel Walker: FactCheck: Claimed Capitol rioters distracted from fraud.
Herschel Walker: Criticizes Biden Administration over false crack pipe policy.
Herschel Walker: Removed false claim of being a college graduate from website.
Donald Trump: FactCheck: 220,000 American cars sold in Europe, not zero.
Bill Cassidy: FactCheck: Yes, hours-long wait to vote, but now fixed.
Bill Cassidy: FactCheck: Yes, giving water to voters is criminalized.
Herschel Walker: Opposed certifying Biden's Georgia victory, claims fraud.
Ted Budd: Falsely claimed bill would allow minors to vote.
Principles & Values|
Jonathan Wichmann: Claimed insurrection was led by "Antifa" without evidence.
Justin Olson: Censorship of conservative voices is unconstitutional(?).
The above quotations are from Fact-checking on 2022 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.