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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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2020 Presidential Primary CNN Town Halls

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  • Amy Klobuchar (8) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (10) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders (7) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Elizabeth Warren (7) Massachusetts Senator
  • Joe Biden (26) Democratic V.P.
  • Kamala Harris (9) California Democratic nominee for Vice President; California Senator
  • Marianne Williamson (14) Democratic candidate for President
  • Pete Buttigieg (9) Indiana Nominee for DOT Secretary
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    Marianne Williamson: Abortion is about private morality; government has no role.
Budget & Economy
    Andrew Yang: Our winner take all economy causes social problems.
Civil Rights
    Joe Biden: I've benefited from white privilege, & been looked down upon.
    Joe Biden: People have the right to protest peacefully.
    Joe Biden: Military should not deal with domestic unrest.
    Bernie Sanders: Even prisoners should still have right to vote.
    Kamala Harris: Legalize sex work, but fight trafficking and abuse.
    Kamala Harris: Women's issues are really about everyone.
    Kamala Harris: Ally of LGBTQ community; must end discrimination.
    Pete Buttigieg: If U.S. to address human rights, we need to be credible.
    Marianne Williamson: Reparations are an appropriate response to country's history.
    Marianne Williamson: Attacks on gay rights is attack on us all.
    Elizabeth Warren: Break up big tech platforms like Amazon & Google.
    Pete Buttigieg: Anti-trust law must go beyond pricing to deal with high tech.
    Joe Biden: Bring stakeholders together to agree on police reforms.
    Elizabeth Warren: Must get serious about gun control & background checks.
    Kamala Harris: Have a conversation on whether prisoners should vote.
    Pete Buttigieg: Restore voting rights for ex-cons, but not those in prison.
    Andrew Yang: Jail for dealers; treatment for addicts.
    Amy Klobuchar: Use drug courts; diversity in law enforcement.
    Elizabeth Warren: Change to pro-legalization of marijuana.
    Joe Biden: $100B for school ventilation; part of $1T for infrastructure.
    Andrew Yang: Giving families money will improve educational outcomes.
    Amy Klobuchar: Address student debt in ways beyond free college.
    Amy Klobuchar: Loan forgiveness for those taking public service jobs.
    Elizabeth Warren: Roll back student debt; free college going forward.
    Kamala Harris: Change rules on student debt: reduce interest, income based.
    Pete Buttigieg: States should take on more of cost of higher education.
    Pete Buttigieg: Supports loan forgiveness but not across the board.
    Marianne Williamson: Wipe out college loans burdening the young.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Biden: Allow fracking, but get to net zero emissions by 2050.
    Joe Biden: When I hear global warming, I think jobs.
    Andrew Yang: Move subsidies from fossil fuel to wind and solar.
    Amy Klobuchar: Would rejoin climate pact & propose new legislation.
    Bernie Sanders: End fossil fuel; move toward wind and solar.
    Elizabeth Warren: Supports Green New Deal; invest in green infrastructure.
    Kamala Harris: Green New Deal sets agenda for dealing with climate change.
    Marianne Williamson: Climate change biggest crisis of our time.
    Joe Biden: Green New Deal is in platform and it's not too much.
    Joe Biden: WOTUS: clean water rules create rural jobs.
    Joe Biden: Pay to put farmland in land banks, for open space & carbon.
    Marianne Williamson: Deal with factory farming by having environmentalists at EPA.
Families & Children
    Andrew Yang: More therapists in schools; kids very anxious these days.
    Marianne Williamson: Need a cabinet department to focus on children and youth.
Foreign Policy
    Joe Biden: Russia is an opponent, not an enemy.
    Bernie Sanders: Supports Israel's right to exist, not Netanyahu.
    Marianne Williamson: Support Israeli security & Palestinian human rights.
    Marianne Williamson: Return moral principles to our foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Joe Biden: China is a competitor, not an opponent.
    Joe Biden: China unfairly competes with state-owned enterprises.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: Yes, US has tried "Buy American" for 100 years.
    Pete Buttigieg: Free trade doesn't have to mean exporting jobs.
Government Reform
    Joe Biden: Push plan to make voting machinery & process secure.
    Joe Biden: Early voting, same day registration safeguards elections.
    Andrew Yang: Banning Electoral College non-starter; reform system.
    Marianne Williamson: DC should have representation in Congress.
    Marianne Williamson: Must address election security & Russian interference.
Gun Control
    Andrew Yang: Break stranglehold of NRA on Congress.
    Kamala Harris: If Congress won't pass gun laws, do it by executive action.
    Marianne Williamson: Gun laws are driven by profits of gun manufacturers.
Health Care
    Joe Biden: Protect workers and schools from COVID with funding & PPE.
    Joe Biden: Wearing a mask is a patriotic requirement, not slavery.
    Joe Biden: Add public option to ACA, healthcare is a right.
    Amy Klobuchar: Ensure vets get equal support for mental health.
    Amy Klobuchar: Supports public option for Medicaid & Medicare.
    Amy Klobuchar: Take on Big Pharma on prices & lack of competition.
    Bernie Sanders: Single payer will transform health care for the better.
    Kamala Harris: Private insurance not victims under single payer.
    Marianne Williamson: Make Medicare for All a public option.
    Pete Buttigieg: There's a consensus on immigration if we have the will.
    Marianne Williamson: Need to examine how US policy created border crisis.
    Joe Biden: Require federal contractors to buy American products.
    Joe Biden: No one should have to work two jobs to get out of poverty.
    Joe Biden: $15 an hour is too little for healthcare workers.
    Andrew Yang: Help youth get access to trade and technical training.
    Amy Klobuchar: Enact laws to assure equal pay & equal opportunity.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: Bring together a divided nation and a world in disarray.
    Joe Biden: Trump could have saved 37,000 lives if he had shared info.
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: No, only 50% of recent presidents were Ivy league.
    Bernie Sanders: Government should address income inequality, not support it.
    Pete Buttigieg: God does not have a political party.
Social Security
    Elizabeth Warren: System can be fixed if we have political will.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Supports progressive taxation; closing loopholes for wealthy.
    Elizabeth Warren: Proposes wealth tax for fortunes over $50 million.
    Andrew Yang: Hold Facebook accountable and invest in local news.
    Kamala Harris: Cybersecurity crucial to protect elections & infrastructure.
    Pete Buttigieg: Automation is changing the workplace; we need to adapt.
War & Peace
    Joe Biden: Support Afghan counter-terrorism; oppose counter-insurgency.
    Andrew Yang: Declaring war is an act of Congress.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bernie Sanders: Would sign reparations bill; wants investment in poor areas.

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