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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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PolitiFact fact-checking on 2016 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns

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    from 2016 PolitiFact (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (1) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Ben Carson (1) HUD Secretary
  • Carlos Lopez-Cantera (1) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Chris Koster (1) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • David Jolly (3) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Deborah Ross (1) Democratic Senate candidate North Carolina
  • Don Blankenship (1) Republican candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia
  • George Pataki (1) New York Republican presidential candidate
  • Jason Kander (2) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Maggie Hassan (1) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Marco Rubio (1) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rick Santorum (1) Republican Presidential candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

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  • TRUE – The statement is accurate and there's nothing significant missing.
  • MOSTLY TRUE – The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.
  • HALF TRUE – The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
  • MOSTLY FALSE – The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.
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  • PANTS ON FIRE – The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Maggie Hassan: Restored $1B in cuts in state spending.
    Ben Carson: Marijuana is a starter drug; keep barriers to hedonism.
    George Pataki: Let's see what happens in Colorado with legalization.
    Rick Santorum: Marijuana is a controlled substance for a reason.
Energy & Oil
    David Jolly: I support offshore drilling, but not off Florida's coasts.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up.
Government Reform
    Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
    Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
    David Jolly: OpEd AdWatch: Worked for lobbyists associated with Pakistan.
Health Care
    Chris Koster: Closed "tobacco loophole": $50M more in cigarette settlement.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: 7M new Medicaid includes woodwork & normal churn.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: FactCheck: Supports E-Verify, but not racial profiling.
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either.
    Jeb Bush: FactCheck: Yes, immigrants are more fertile.
Social Security
    David Jolly: FactCheck: Discuss private accounts & other options too.

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