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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

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Campaign promises compared to follow-up actions taken by the Trump Administration

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    Articles by/on the Trump Administration:
  • USA Today, “Pence quotes Bible in response to being called 'Christian supremacist',” by Maureen Groppe, Aug. 31, 2018
  • HRC.org, "Politically Toxic Anti-LGBTQ Trump-Pence Agenda," by Ianthe Metzger, August 28, 2018
  • NECN, "Conn. Senator Murphy Fights Federal Proposal to Arm School Teachers," Aug 24, 2018
  • Washington Examiner, "Senators battle over ship," by Jamie McIntyre & Travis J. Tritten, August 22, 2018
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
        Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
        Bill Clinton: 1993: Rescind Mexico City Policy: fund abortion abroad.
        Donald Trump: Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad.
        Ronald Reagan: 1984 Mexico City Policy: no abortion funding abroad.
    Budget & Economy
        Wilbur Ross: SEC investigating insider trading "short sale" of oil stock.
        Ben Carson: Release the economic engine; regulations fetter it down.
    Civil Rights
        Sam Clovis: Science on homosexuality is unsettled; behavior is a choice.
        James Mattis: Opposed women serving in infantry; but will allow it.
        James Mattis: Not about who soldiers go to bed with, but how they'll fight.
        Jeff Sessions: 1986: Denied confirmation as federal judge.
        Jeff Sessions: 1986: Called NAACP a "pinko" organization that hates whites.
        Wilbur Ross: CEO of International Coal Group, plus Steel & Textiles.
        Linda McMahon: SBA should respond quickly in emergencies.
        Donald Trump: US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana.
        Donald Trump: More penalties for violence against police.
        Donald Trump: Crime and gangs and drugs have created American carnage.
        Jeff Sessions: Increase in violent crime might be start of dangerous trend.
        Donald Trump: Melania's "Be Best": focus on well-being & opioid abuse.
        Jeff Sessions: We are in the throes of a heroin epidemic.
        Scott Pruitt: Evolution is unproven theory.
        Betsy DeVos: Nothing is free; someone has to pay for "free tuition".
        Betsy DeVos: Federally-funded vouchers for public or private schools.
        Betsy DeVos: No longer believe in one-size-fits-all model of learning.
        Ben Carson: Education has power to lift families out of destitution.
        Betsy DeVos: 250,000 students in 33 voucher programs, and growing.
        Betsy DeVos: Got 5,000 voucher students enrolled in Louisiana in one week.
        Betsy DeVos: Charters fulfill a different choice & supplement vouchers.
    Energy & Oil
        Donald Trump: Represent Pittsburgh, not Paris: Coal over climate agreement.
        Donald Trump: Revive the coal industry; end efforts to curb carbon.
        Ryan Zinke: Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?
        Betsy DeVos: Chair of Windquest Group to invest in clean energy.
        Ryan Zinke: Shrink national monuments and expand offshore drilling.
        Scott Pruitt: OpEd: at EPA, rolling back environmental protections.
        Ryan Zinke: Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states.
        Ryan Zinke: Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police.
        Ben Carson: Deregulation includes land use & federal housing policy.
    Families & Children
        Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
        Sam Clovis: Same-sex marriage could lead to legalizing pedophilia.
        Mick Mulvaney: $15,000 in unpaid nanny taxes from triplets in 2000.
    Foreign Policy
        John Bolton: The two-state solution is dead; split up "Palestine".
        Donald Trump: Unite civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism.
        James Mattis: Putin is trying to break the North Atlantic alliance.
        James Mattis: Supports NATO alliance principle of collective defense.
        Mike Pompeo: Investigate Russian interference with U.S. election.
        Rex Tillerson: Join with NATO allies alarmed at Russian resurgence.
        Donald Trump: Supports construction of Israeli settlements in West Bank.
        Ben Carson: Pinnacle nations before us contributed to their own demise.
    Free Trade
        Donald Trump: FactCheck: China has 25% car tariff, but only 10% on parts.
        Wilbur Ross: Criticized multinational trade deals: there is no free lunch.
        Donald Trump: Protection will make America strong.
        Donald Trump: Two simple rules: buy American, and hire American.
        Steve Mnuchin: Protectionist instinct to label China a currency manipulator.
        Wilbur Ross: Vocal critic of recent trade deals.
    Government Reform
        Eric Holder: File lawsuits to enforce fair redistricting for 2020.
        Ryan Zinke: Work with states and rebuild national parks.
        Mike Pompeo: Russian hacking impact 2016 election & not the first time.
        Donald Trump: Many things can go wrong when early voting goes on too long.
        Jeff Sessions: 1986: Voting Rights Act of 1965 is "intrusive legislation".
        Jeff Sessions: The South has changed; no longer any need to monitor voting.
    Gun Control
        Donald Trump: Arm public school employees to prevent school shootings.
        Donald Trump: Opposes arming school teachers against school shootings.
        Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
        Betsy DeVos: Let local schools decide about guns in school.
        Donald Trump: End gun-free zones in schools & military bases.
        Jeff Sessions: As US attorney, led nation in gun prosecutions every year.
    Health Care
        Tom Price: Give every American access to affordable health coverage.
        Tom Price: No right to Medicaid under state block grants.
        Ben Carson: There's a strong connection between health and housing.
        Ben Carson: Ban Ebola-infected people from entry; treat them elsewhere.
    Homeland Security
        Mick Mulvaney: Military parade would cost $10M-$30M.
        Donald Trump: Ensure U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the top of the pack.
        Mick Mulvaney: Raise the top line defense number.
        James Mattis: Bring business reforms to the Department of Defense.
        James Mattis: Don't revisit old issues; let women in combat roles.
        Mike Pompeo: No torture, including coercive methods like waterboarding.
        Donald Trump: F-35 program out-of-control; cut billions in military costs.
        Jeff Sessions: Giving alleged terrorists criminal rights is "too soft".
        Eric Holder: Feds can't force states to enforce federal immigration laws.
        ACLU: Muslim ban cannot be reworked to be constitutional.
        Donald Trump: Strip federal grant money to sanctuary cities.
        Donald Trump: Hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents on Mexican border.
        Jeff Sessions: Skeptic of H1-B visa scheme that recruits skilled foreigners.
        Jeff Sessions: Protect our communities with commitment to deport aliens.
    Principles & Values
        Democratic Party: Sue Trump for conspiracy with Russia to win 2016 election.
        Donald Trump: Sued by Democratic Party for 2016 Russia collusion.
        Thomas Perez: Trump 2016 Russian collusion was unprecedented treachery.
        Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
        Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
        Donald Trump: We are transferring power from Washington to the people.
        James Mattis: Dislikes nickname Mad Dog Mattis.
        Jeff Sessions: Total fidelity to the laws and the Constitution.
        Betsy DeVos: Chaired Michigan GOP; husband was 2006 Governor nominee.
    Tax Reform
        Steve Mnuchin: No net tax cut for the highest earners.
        Charles Schumer: $30B for NYC-NJ Gateway rail tunnel.
        Chris Christie: $30B for NYC-NJ Gateway rail tunnel.
        Donald Trump: No to $30B for NYC-NJ Gateway rail tunnel.
        Elaine Chao: NY-NJ Tunnel means less funding for other projects.
        Rodney Frelinghuysen: $30B for NYC-NJ Gateway rail tunnel.
        Ted Budd: Don't make 48 other states pay $30B for NY-NJ Tunnel.
        Donald Trump: Repeal internet privacy rules: let companies sell ad info.
        Donald Trump: Assign high-priority infrastructure projects.
        Donald Trump: New roads & airports & tunnels & railways all across America.
        Mike Pompeo: Re-establish collection of all metadata; make it searchable.
        Steve Mnuchin: Infrastructure bank to fund federal projects.
    War & Peace
        John Bolton: Abrogate the Iran nuclear deal; encourage Israel to attack.
        James Mattis: North Korea must be stopped, but by diplomatic means.
        James Mattis: Iran is single most enduring threat to stability and peace.
        Mike Pompeo: I opposed Iran deal; I'll gather clear-eyed info about it.
        James Mattis: Supports the Iran nuclear agreement.
        Rex Tillerson: Opposed US sanctions against Russia over Crimea annexation.
        Rex Tillerson: Destroy the Islamic State; be wary of China's behavior.
        Donald Trump: Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system.
        James Mattis: Pentagon was aware that 2003 Iraq invasion was a mistake.
        John Bolton: To stop Iran's bomb, bomb Iran.
    Welfare & Poverty
        Ben Carson: Housing integration is ok, but why must residents solve it?
        Ben Carson: Ideal is every person in a home; but we don't have the funds.
        Ben Carson: War on poverty perpetuates generational dependence.

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