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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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State of New Hampshire Politicians: Archives

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  • Ben Carson (1) HUD Secretary
  • Bernie Sanders (22) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Carol Shea-Porter (1) U.S. Rep and Democratic Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Chris Sununu (2) New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Colin Van Ostern (7) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Derek Dextraze (20) New Hampshire Independent 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Donald Trump (4) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Frank Guinta (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New Hampshire- 1
  • Hillary Clinton (26) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Howard Dean (1) Democrat
  • Jeanne Shaheen (5) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jim Rubens (1) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • John Lynch (12) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • John Sununu (3) Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) New Hampshire
  • Jon Lavoie (18) New Hampshire Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Judd Gregg (2) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) New Hampshire
  • Kelly Ayotte (16) Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Maggie Hassan (22) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mark Connolly (9) New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Martin O`Malley (16) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Mike Gravel (5) Democrat
  • Molly Kelly (1) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor of New Hampshire
  • Paul Hodes (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. New Hampshire
  • Steve Marchand (20) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Ted Cruz (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
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    Steve Marchand: Proudly pro-choice.
    Derek Dextraze: Abortion is a woman's choice all the way.
    Jon Lavoie: Private life is none of the government's business.
    Chris Sununu: Voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Mark Connolly: De-funding Planned Parenthood is bad for women's health.
    John Lynch: Emergency contraception without a prescription.
    Kelly Ayotte: Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus.
Budget & Economy
    Derek Dextraze: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Bernie Sanders: The greed of the billionaire class is destroying our economy.
    Martin O`Malley: Fix is neither socialism nor crony capitalism.
    Jon Lavoie: Stimulus is taking tax money and redistributing it.
    Hillary Clinton: Democrats would have paid off national debt in 2000s.
    Maggie Hassan: Balanced budget with no income tax nor sales tax.
    Paul Hodes: Stimulus bill was needed to stabilize economic free fall.
    Paul Hodes: $800B stimulus was an emergency investment.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Bush-Sununu self-regulation policy led to financial meltdown.
    John Sununu: Raising taxes is last thing needed during financial meltdown.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Lack of oversight caused financial crisis; regulation needed.
    John Sununu: Sought more financial regulation; keep taxpayers off hook.
    John Sununu: Difficult to say that fundamentals of our economy are strong.
    John Lynch: I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes.
Civil Rights
    Steve Marchand: Lead movement towards LGBTQ equality.
    Colin Van Ostern: Keep NH as model for treating LGBTQ community with dignity.
    Mark Connolly: Fight for rights of our LGBT friends, families & neighbors.
    Derek Dextraze: I attended NH's first gay pride parade.
    Jon Lavoie: N.H. doesn't need affirmative action laws.
    Jon Lavoie: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Maggie Hassan: Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH.
    Kelly Ayotte: Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA.
    John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.
    John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination.
    Hillary Clinton: Monied interests spending money to defeat me.
    Bernie Sanders: Corporate America & Wall Street won't like President Sanders.
    Bernie Sanders: Let's create America that works for all, not handful on top.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, hedge-fund billionaires run ads against her.
    Maggie Hassan: Business One Stop online; plus just one licensing system.
    Kelly Ayotte: No tax increases on any business, including overseas jobs.
    Howard Dean: AdWatch: “Hold corporations accountable”-but gave incentives.
    Colin Van Ostern: Restore matching funds for victims of domestic violence.
    Derek Dextraze: 25-year minimum prison sentences are effective.
    Donald Trump: Police can't act due to disrespect; but weed out bad ones.
    Bernie Sanders: Police officers should not be shooting unarmed people.
    Bernie Sanders: Jobs and education, not jails and incarceration.
    Hillary Clinton: Rebuild trust between communities and police.
    Martin O`Malley: Policing the police: more transparency on use of force.
    Jon Lavoie: Treatment for some criminal offences instead of jail.
    Maggie Hassan: 15 more state troopers on state roads.
    Maggie Hassan: Provide capital funds to build a new women's prison.
    John Lynch: Maintain truth-in-sentencing law.
    John Lynch: Support NH’s current death penalty.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Broaden use of the death penalty.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Require truth in sentencing.
    Steve Marchand: Suite of services to those in midst of opioid recovery.
    Steve Marchand: Legalize marijuana; tax it and regulate it.
    Steve Marchand: Fully fund drug courts & rehab instead of incarceration.
    Steve Marchand: Marijuana is not a gateway drug to other drugs.
    Colin Van Ostern: Decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
    Mark Connolly: Would sign bill decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.
    Derek Dextraze: Marijuana users do not go on to harder drugs.
    Bernie Sanders: Take marijuana out of the controlled substances list.
    Bernie Sanders: Treat addiction as a disease, not a crime.
    Hillary Clinton: $10B plan for opiate addiction over 10 years.
    Martin O`Malley: Opioid addiction crisis comes from over-prescribing.
    Maggie Hassan: Opioid recommendations: drug courts & access to treatment.
    Mark Connolly: Combat opioid epidemic with drug court & access to treatment.
    Jon Lavoie: Marijuana legalization has worked in Colorado.
    Maggie Hassan: $500,000 for drug task force teams, but drop 1 team out of 4.
    John Lynch: Decriminalize marijuana once concerns are addressed.
    Steve Marchand: Quality public education from pre-K to H.S. to college.
    Steve Marchand: $5M for debt-free college in needed programs.
    Steve Marchand: Prioritize public school districts and we will see results.
    Colin Van Ostern: Increase young women and girls in STEM school programs.
    Derek Dextraze: Public money should stay in public schools.
    Mark Connolly: Future of NH built on pillars of education & innovation.
    Bernie Sanders: Tax Wall Street and make public universities free.
    Hillary Clinton: New College Compact: federal match for state investment.
    Martin O`Malley: Income-based college loan repayment plan for all students.
    Jon Lavoie: No vouchers: children should go to school where the live.
    Maggie Hassan: $4 million more for scholarships; $35M for state colleges.
    Maggie Hassan: Open new charter schools, & add to existing charter schools.
    Maggie Hassan: Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce.
    John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Goals 2000: Maintain national standards.
Energy & Oil
    Steve Marchand: Gas tax isn't ideal, but use it for infrastructure.
    Derek Dextraze: Prioritize green energy.
    Jon Lavoie: Prioritize green energy.
    Maggie Hassan: Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    John Lynch: 25% renewable sources by 2025.
    Mike Gravel: Immediately sign the Kyoto protocol.
    Derek Dextraze: EPA regulations aren't overly restrictive.
    Jon Lavoie: Ok to use animals for important medical procedures.
    Chris Sununu: Worked as engineer cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
    Maggie Hassan: Restore $1M to Land & Community Heritage Investment Program.
    Kelly Ayotte: Highway spending priority over commuter rail.
    Paul Hodes: Extend Boston commuter rail to Nashua & Concord.
Families & Children
    Steve Marchand: Make NH the best state to start a family & start a business.
    Bernie Sanders: $1.61 a week for paid family & medical leave.
    Martin O`Malley: Universal national service option, to cut youth employment.
    Maggie Hassan: Restore funding for the Children in Need of Services program.
Foreign Policy
    Derek Dextraze: Multilateralism is more effective than unilateralism.
    Bernie Sanders: Think about what happens AFTER we get rid of dictators.
    Bernie Sanders: Not policeman of the world; focus on ISIS first.
    Bernie Sanders: I do not believe in unilateral action against terrorism.
    Bernie Sanders: Easy to overthrow a dictator but hard to control aftermath.
    Hillary Clinton: If the US does not lead, there is a vacuum.
    Martin O`Malley: Leave Cold War mentality to the older generation.
    Martin O`Malley: Make USAID a cabinet agency, to get more intel.
    Kelly Ayotte: There are still terrorists who want to kill us.
Free Trade
    Derek Dextraze: Support & expand free trade.
    Jon Lavoie: Support & expand free trade.
Government Reform
    Steve Marchand: Stop discouraging voter turnout.
    Derek Dextraze: Online voter registration, plus ID at the polls.
    Mark Connolly: Fight against unregulated, unlimited campaign money.
    Donald Trump: Hug 'em & kiss 'em & make deals, instead of executive orders.
    Ted Cruz: Executive orders abuse presidential power; undo them all.
    Jon Lavoie: Corporations are buying seats for candidates.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Campaign finance reform is a cornerstone of campaign.
    Maggie Hassan: Create commission on Government Innovation & Accountability.
    Judd Gregg: Earmarks legitimately direct money to worthy projects.
    Judd Gregg: Earmarks prioritize spending that bureaucrats would miss.
    Kelly Ayotte: Praised Sen. Gregg for earmarks; but pledges against them.
    Paul Hodes: $122M in earmarks while in House; pledges none in Senate.
    Paul Hodes: No pay-to-play: earmarks without campaign contributions ok.
    Kelly Ayotte: Ban earmarks; Hodes voted for 9,000 of them.
    Kelly Ayotte: Make Congressional pay "performance-based".
    Paul Hodes: Cut Congressional pay by 10% during recession.
    John Lynch: Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending.
    Mike Gravel: National Initiative to allow citizen law makers.
Gun Control
    Steve Marchand: Supports permits, background checks, and no big changes.
    Colin Van Ostern: Background checks and maybe assault weapon ban.
    Mark Connolly: State assault weapons ban if U.S. Congress fails to act.
    Derek Dextraze: More thorough background checks, but guns are fine.
    Bernie Sanders: I have shown courage against NRA on gun issues.
    Bernie Sanders: People have the right to buy guns, with sensible regulations.
    Hillary Clinton: I support Brady Bill and closing the Charleston loophole.
    Hillary Clinton: Arming more people is not appropriate response to terrorism.
    Martin O`Malley: We need more principle, not more polls.
    Martin O`Malley: FactCheck: Yes, ISIL made videos on buying assault weapons.
    Jon Lavoie: Current background check is sufficient.
    John Lynch: Keep N.H. gun laws unchanged.
Health Care
    Steve Marchand: System should be stable, affordable, and accessible.
    Derek Dextraze: ObamaCare is a crap shoot.
    Ben Carson: Health empowerment account for all on the day you're born.
    Hillary Clinton: No easy answer on end-of-life; but open to listening.
    Bernie Sanders: The middle class will pay less with single payer health plan.
    Bernie Sanders: We spend more on care than countries with single-payer.
    Hillary Clinton: The Affordable Care Act has had successes.
    Hillary Clinton: States that didn't extend Medicaid drive up costs still.
    Jon Lavoie: Free market & competition instead of ObamaCare.
    Maggie Hassan: Repair our mental health system; take pressure off ERs.
    Maggie Hassan: ObamaCare helps working families afford health insurance.
Homeland Security
    Derek Dextraze: Expand the military; it is just getting to small for me.
    Donald Trump: Bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse.
    Jeb Bush: Closing Guantanamo is a complete disaster; it keeps us safe.
    Ted Cruz: Waterboarding isn't torture; but not for low-level officers.
    Hillary Clinton: Keep Syrian refugees; we're a nation of resolve, not of fear.
    Hillary Clinton: Reach out to Muslims, like George W. Bush did.
    Hillary Clinton: Libyans refused much of what US offered as help.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: No, ISIL doesn't cite Trump in recruitment videos.
    Martin O`Malley: We need to collect and share more intelligence.
    Martin O`Malley: Stop creating safe havens where ISIS can flourish.
    Martin O`Malley: Do not turn to unscrupulous leaders in times of fear.
    Mike Gravel: Cut US nuclear arsenal from 10,000 to a couple hundred.
    Mike Gravel: War on terror will fail like war on drugs & war on poverty.
    Mike Gravel: Fight terrorism with dogged global police work.
    Steve Marchand: 1st-generation American; sees positive power of immigration.
    Steve Marchand: Aggressively pursue pro-immigration policies.
    Jim Rubens: Halt immigration of Syrian refugees; reduce all immigration.
    Derek Dextraze: Come in the legal way.
    Martin O`Malley: Accept 65,000 Syrians now, and more later if needed.
    Jon Lavoie: Enforce the laws & send back those here illegally.
    Kelly Ayotte: I support English as the language of our country.
    Kelly Ayotte: Supports Arizona law against illegal immigration.
    Mark Connolly: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
    Colin Van Ostern: Raise minimum wage to $12 an hour from $7.25.
    Mark Connolly: Raise minimum wage to $10.50 an hour from $7.25.
    Derek Dextraze: Hire whoever is best, without affirmative action.
    Maggie Hassan: Keep collective bargaining; oppose right-to-work laws.
    Maggie Hassan: Bring one well-regulated, high-end casino to NH.
    Kelly Ayotte: Government won't create jobs; it's our small businesses.
    Kelly Ayotte: No minimum wage increase; no card-check; no mandatory leave.
    Paul Hodes: Raise minimum wage & index to cost-of-living.
Local Issues
    Maggie Hassan: $80 million revenue from one high-end regulated casino.
Principles & Values
    Molly Kelly: Guided by principles of hard work and community service.
    Steve Marchand: Socially very progressive and fiscally very responsible.
    Derek Dextraze: God should be left at church, not state.
    Bernie Sanders: My spirituality: we are all in this together.
    Bernie Sanders: Progressives don't have SuperPACs with $15M from Wall Street.
    Hillary Clinton: I plead guilty to being a moderate.
    Hillary Clinton: President's job: keep families safe; make economy grow.
    Hillary Clinton: Turn to Bill for special missions, not White House china.
    Martin O`Malley: Don't give up our freedoms for a promise of security.
    Jon Lavoie: Indifferent on whether God applies to public sphere.
Social Security
    Derek Dextraze: Oppose privatizing Social Security.
    Jon Lavoie: Money will dry up if nothing is done for Social Security.
    Kelly Ayotte: Open to raising the retirement age for younger workers.
Tax Reform
    Steve Marchand: Oppose tax cuts for small number of large companies.
    Steve Marchand: No sales tax; no income tax; reduce property tax.
    Colin Van Ostern: Reduce property taxes by funding schools at state level.
    Derek Dextraze: Has no tax policy because no income tax in NH.
    Hillary Clinton: Single-payer care & free college will mean high taxes.
    Hillary Clinton: Millionaires should pay 30% tax rate instead of 0%-10%.
    Hillary Clinton: Pledge for no increase in middle tax taxes.
    Martin O`Malley: Tax capital gains the same as normal income.
    Jon Lavoie: Flat percentage tax, same for rich and poor.
    Maggie Hassan: NH can fund its priorities without a broad-based tax.
    Kelly Ayotte: Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy.
    Kelly Ayotte: Keep zero federal estate tax; don't return to 50%.
    Paul Hodes: Fiscally irresponsible to allow tax breaks for the top 2%.
    Paul Hodes: Irresponsible to give $700B in tax cuts to wealthiest 2%.
    Paul Hodes: Estate tax of 35% after first $5 million.
    John Lynch: I will veto any income or sales tax.
    Steve Marchand: Invest in NH infrastructure so businesses want to grow here.
    Hillary Clinton: Partner with tech community on terrorist encryption.
    Maggie Hassan: Double funding for Research & Development tax credit.
    Maggie Hassan: Address "red list" of bridges in critical need of repair.
War & Peace
    Derek Dextraze: Finish what we got ourselves into, and get the hell out.
    Donald Trump: Get rid of ISIS, quickly: dry up their oil & their money.
    Bernie Sanders: End perpetual warfare in the quagmire of the Middle East.
    Bernie Sanders: I voted against 1st Gulf War, which led to 2nd Gulf War.
    Bernie Sanders: Tell Qatar and Saudi Arabia that they must fight ISIS.
    Hillary Clinton: 3-part plan to go after ISIS: territory; network; safety.
    Hillary Clinton: Support Sunni Arab and Kurdish forces against ISIS in Syria.
    Hillary Clinton: We won't have to shoot down Russians in Syrian no-fly zone.
    Martin O`Malley: Constitution doesn't let us say when dictators must go.
    Jon Lavoie: I support staying out of the Middle East.
    Frank Guinta: Obama should skip vacation while ISIS is killing Christians.
    Kelly Ayotte: Israel has right to defend itself, even with Gaza flotilla.

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