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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Council on Foreign Relations
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from Council on Foreign Relations (number of quotes indicated):
- Amy Klobuchar (3) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
- Andrew Yang (9) New York Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor
- Barack Obama (2) Democratic President (elected 2008)
- Bill de Blasio (5) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
- Bill Weld (7) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
- Condoleezza Rice (1) Cabinet-2008
- Deval Patrick (5) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
- Howard Dean (2) Democrat
- Jeanne Shaheen (3) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
- Joe Biden (12) Democratic V.P.
- Joe Sestak (11) Democratic candidate for President; Navy Admiral
- Joe Walsh (9) Illinois Republican presidential primary challenger
- John Kasich (1) Ohio Republican Ohio Governor
- Kamala Harris (3) California Democratic nominee for Vice President; California Senator
- Marianne Williamson (9) Democratic candidate for President
- Mike Bloomberg (18) New York Mayor of NYC
- Nikki Haley (6) South Carolina Former UN Ambassador 2017-2018
- Pete Buttigieg (11) Indiana DOT Secretary
- Seth Moulton (12) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6
- Stacey Abrams (9) Georgia Democratic nominee for Georgia Governor
- Susan Rice (7) Maine Domestic Policy
- Tom Steyer (8) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
- Vladimir Putin (2) Russian Leader
- Wesley Clark (1) Democrat
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Articles from Council on Foreign Relations:
- Council on Foreign Relations, "Why NATO Has Become a Flash Point With Russia in Ukraine," by Jonathan Masters, January 20, 2022
- On foreign influencers: "The Putin Regime Will Never Tire of Imposing Internet Control," by Baurzhan Rakhmetov, February 22, 2021
- "Women's Contributions to Peace and Security: A Conversation With Senator Shaheen," downloaded 5/18/2020
- "Candidate Tracker: Joe Walsh, Tom Steyer, Deval Patrick, and Mike Bloomberg" Dec. 24, 2019
- "A Conversation With Amy Klobuchar," by Nick Schifrin, December 11, 2019
- "Meet Joe Walsh, Republican Presidential Candidate," by James M. Lindsay, December 2, 2019
- (On 2020 Veepstakes): "Distinguished Voices Series with Susan E. Rice," November 14, 2019
- "Candidates Answer CFR's Questions: Bill Weld," October 3, 2019
- "Campaign 2020: Bill de Blasio, Democratic Presidential Candidate," by James M. Lindsay, August 12, 2019
- (On 2022 Georgia Governor race): "A Conversation with Stacey Abrams," May 10, 2019
- Campaign 2020: "Kamala Harris, Democratic Presidential Candidate," by James M. Lindsay, Feb. 11, 2019
- "Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden," January 23, 2018
- "A Conversation With Nikki Haley," March 29, 2017
- "The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy: A Conversation With Vice President Joe Biden," Sept. 21, 2016
- "A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden," February 25, 2008
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Joe Walsh: 1996: pro-choice; 2010: pro-life without exception.
Budget & Economy|
Mike Bloomberg: Proponent of the free market and balanced budgets.
Stacey Abrams: Voter suppression is an existential crisis in the US.
Nikki Haley: Our goal should always be to empower women.
Joe Biden: US should focus on disrupting Afghanistan drug trade.
Energy & Oil|
Tom Steyer: Supports Green New Deal & carbon-neutrality by 2045.
Marianne Williamson: Invest in renewable energy, both in US and abroad.
Andrew Yang: Provide developing countries alternatives to fossil fuels.
Joe Sestak: Rejoin Paris Accord; US must restore global leadership.
Joe Sestak: Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; end coal exports.
Pete Buttigieg: US must lead the way in exit of coal-fired power.
Seth Moulton: Need to make climate change a top priority.
Wesley Clark: Disappearing glaciers make global warming obvious.
Vladimir Putin: Georgia & Ukraine in NATO was a red line since late 2000s.
Jeanne Shaheen: Public cares about rights of women & girls in Afghanistan.
Deval Patrick: Crime for Trump to ask Ukraine to investigate Biden.
Joe Walsh: Steadfastly support NATO.
Mike Bloomberg: System of alliances achieved peace & democratic progress.
Mike Bloomberg: Don't recognize Crimea annexation; do extend START treaty.
Mike Bloomberg: Saudi Arabia's modernization is going in the right direction.
Mike Bloomberg: Trump coddles Russia; they intruded in 2016 election.
Tom Steyer: Rebuild traditional multilateral alliances like NATO.
Tom Steyer: More foreign aid for Central America.
Amy Klobuchar: Transition Heartland from isolationism to Internationalism.
Amy Klobuchar: Five Rs: restore, repair, rejoin, respond, and reassert.
Amy Klobuchar: Beware China's Uighur internment camps & Hong Kong crackdown.
Susan Rice: Worked to bring allies together to address challenges.
Bill Weld: China promised two systems for Hong Kong; we're watching.
Bill Weld: Support democracy, the rule of law, and prosperity in Africa.
Bill Weld: Multi-party talks to resolve Venezuelan situation.
Marianne Williamson: Stronger position on Saudi Arabia; end involvement in Yemen.
Marianne Williamson: Help Venezuela freely choose its own political future.
Marianne Williamson: US should be more involved in opportunities in Africa.
Bill de Blasio: 1980s: supported Sandinista National Liberation Front.
Andrew Yang: Provide model for democratic capitalism, not authoritarians.
Andrew Yang: Helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia helps US.
Andrew Yang: Let our values lead us: no aid to Saudi Arabia against Yemen.
Andrew Yang: Two-state solution is only end to Israel/Palestine conflict.
Joe Sestak: Absence from leadership has let autocrats act with impunity.
Joe Sestak: Work with allies to oppose Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Joe Sestak: Join with allies to compel improved behavior by Saudis.
Joe Sestak: Support 2-state solution; return embassy to Tel Aviv.
Joe Sestak: Can't risk losing influence in Africa to China.
Pete Buttigieg: Accept both cooperation and conflict with China.
Pete Buttigieg: Sanctions on Russia; support for Ukraine.
Pete Buttigieg: We must reset our relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Pete Buttigieg: Supports 2-state solution, but not current Israeli policies.
Pete Buttigieg: Targeted sanctions against Venezuelan officials.
Seth Moulton: Condemn China's human rights abuses.
Seth Moulton: Need to push Saudis on human rights, not arm Yemen war.
Seth Moulton: Support two-state solution, not current Israeli government.
Seth Moulton: Venezuela: US should not try to be world's policeman.
Seth Moulton: Africa: help next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs.
Stacey Abrams: We've returned to isolationism, driven by fear-mongering.
Stacey Abrams: Our moral credibility in the world has been diminished.
Stacey Abrams: Representation matters in our foreign service.
Stacey Abrams: Concerned China building infrastructure, relationships.
Kamala Harris: Decisions should be made after outreach to allies.
Joe Biden: Easier for Russia to deal with disunified West.
Nikki Haley: Time to show people reasons to support the U.N.
Nikki Haley: US is world's conscience; participation in UN reflects that.
Nikki Haley: We will deal fairly with people who are fair to us.
Joe Biden: Intervention in Venezuela would turn S. America against US.
Joe Biden: Nation-building is key to winning over rural Afghanis.
Joe Biden: Foreign policy needs informed consent of American people.
Barack Obama: Never has US had so much power & so little influence to lead.
Barack Obama: US policy should promote democracy and human rights.
Howard Dean: Integrate China as our international community partner.
Howard Dean: Intertwine into alliances, to create international stability.
Deval Patrick: Deeper trade ties between U.S. and China.
Joe Walsh: Everybody loses in a trade war with China.
Mike Bloomberg: Trade with China is good for consumers & the US economy.
Mike Bloomberg: Supports TPP and opposes trade war with China.
Mike Bloomberg: Vocal defender of global trade and multinational trade deals.
Tom Steyer: No trade war, but stand up to China on intellectual property.
Susan Rice: Deal with challenge from China in lockstep with allies.
Marianne Williamson: Take strong position on China on human rights & business.
Marianne Williamson: No TPP without greater protections for workers & environment.
Bill de Blasio: Dislikes multilateral trade deals, including NAFTA and TPP.
Andrew Yang: Partner to help African nations & expand markets.
Joe Sestak: Mistake to withdraw from TPP: creates opening for China.
Pete Buttigieg: Deals must support workers, but US can't sit on sidelines.
Pete Buttigieg: Support African nations; recognize market opportunities.
Seth Moulton: Deals must help Americans & protect intellectual property.
Seth Moulton: China steps in when US doesn't lead on trade deals.
Stacey Abrams: Trade policy should not be based on brinksmanship.
Kamala Harris: Opposed TPP for invalidating California environmental laws.
Joe Biden: US must take lead on free trade, but deal with uneven impact.
Joe Biden: Supports laws sanctioning Russia for election interference.
Joe Walsh: Kinderguardian satire: "Happy shooting, kids".
Susan Rice: Ebola crisis: would have resigned if Obama closed the border.
Joe Biden: 2016: "I played a small part" in work on ObamaCare.
Jeanne Shaheen: Support military spending, but don't undercut diplomacy.
Deval Patrick: Don't cast anti-terror policies on any one group.
Joe Walsh: Take seriously the dangers of Islamic terrorism.
Mike Bloomberg: Expanded surveillance kept NYC safe from terrorists.
Mike Bloomberg: Argued against increasing military spending.
Tom Steyer: Refocus and reduce U.S. military spending.
Pete Buttigieg: Bring troops home from Afghanistan except for Special Ops.
Mike Bloomberg: Fix the country's broken immigration system.
Mike Bloomberg: Closing the door to immigration would be national suicide.
Nikki Haley: Refugee ban: What we did was take a pause.
Joe Biden: Prepare workers for new jobs and they'll support free trade.
Principles & Values|
Jeanne Shaheen: Women's experiences different not better or worse than men's.
Susan Rice: Learned if you're knocked down, how to get back up.
Susan Rice: Give your honest and best advice to whom you're serving.
Joe Walsh: 2010: opposed by namesake rock star Joe Walsh.
Joe Walsh: 2013: supported birtherism; 2019: apologized for it.
Stacey Abrams: Prefers organizing systems for change to legislating.
Joe Biden: Never, never bet against the American people.
Vladimir Putin: Sanction online platforms for censoring Russian media.
Deval Patrick: Additional spending on cybersecurity and robotics.
Mike Bloomberg: Crumbling infrastructure undermines global competitiveness.
Tom Steyer: Supports net neutrality rules.
John Kasich: Develop capability to identify & destroy cyber-attackers.
War & Peace|
Deval Patrick: Our Generation Speaks: Israelis & Palestinians together.
Joe Walsh: Withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Mike Bloomberg: Supports Israel's military response to Gaza rocket attacks.
Mike Bloomberg: Deep reservations that 2015 Iran nuclear deal wasn't enough.
Mike Bloomberg: Supported 2003 Iraq War, as response to 9/11.
Mike Bloomberg: No attractive military option against North Korean nukes.
Tom Steyer: Withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Tom Steyer: Keep US troops in northern Syria.
Susan Rice: Fell short in Libya by failing to be engaged in aftermath.
Susan Rice: Humanitarian crisis: sometimes intervene, sometimes not.
Bill Weld: Unlimited military aid to Ukraine against Russian incursion.
Bill Weld: Supports Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution.
Bill Weld: Withdrawing from Iran nuke deal was a colossal blunder.
Bill Weld: Partial sanction relief for partial Korean denuclearization.
Joe Walsh: Congress must have a say in military force overseas.
Marianne Williamson: Rejoin Iran nuclear deal and increase diplomacy.
Marianne Williamson: North Korea: Partial sanction relief for some disarming.
Marianne Williamson: Protection of women must be part of any Afghanistan deal.
Bill de Blasio: Leave Afghanistan when a peace deal is in place.
Bill de Blasio: Opposes U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Bill de Blasio: Rejoin the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.
Andrew Yang: Leaving Iran deal was a massive strategic mistake.
Andrew Yang: Need to accept incremental gains on N. Korea nukes.
Andrew Yang: Bring combat troops home from Afghanistan, but stay involved.
Joe Sestak: Leaving Iran deal saps credibility in future negotiations.
Joe Sestak: North Korean denuclearization will be incremental.
Joe Sestak: Withdraw from Afghanistan, after achieving stability.
Pete Buttigieg: Rejoin Iran deal with 6 other countries.
Pete Buttigieg: N. Korea: Step-by-step process for peace & denuclearization.
Seth Moulton: Rejoin Iran nuclear deal; strengthen and extend it.
Seth Moulton: Interim agreement with North Korea would be step forward.
Seth Moulton: Provide lethal aid to Ukraine; strengthen NATO.
Seth Moulton: Work to be done in Afghanistan after bringing troops home.
Stacey Abrams: US should be judicious & careful with our use of military.
Kamala Harris: Opposes US support for Saudi military action in Yemen.
Nikki Haley: Peacekeeping forces should not be permanent.
Joe Biden: Don't trust Iran but they met initial conditions of deal.
Joe Biden: Afghanistan must never again be haven for al Qaeda.
Condoleezza Rice: We must keep our word & not abandon Iraqi people.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mike Bloomberg: Mayors Challenge: grants to cities for improving urban life.
Stacey Abrams: Reducing the top not enough on income inequality.
The above quotations are from Council on Foreign Relations.