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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)

Book Reviews

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Media coverage of NC political races in The Raleigh News-Observer

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    from The Raleigh News-Observer (number of quotes indicated):
  • Cal Cunningham (1) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Cheri Beasley (2) Democratic Challenger North Carolina
  • Dan Forest (8) North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Elizabeth Dole (4) North Carolina Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator
  • Garland Tucker (1) Republican Senate challenger North Carolina
  • Greg Brannon (1) Republican Senate candidate California
  • Holly Grange (10) North Carolina Republican candidate for governor
  • Kay Hagan (4) Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Ken Spaulding (4) North Carolina Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Harris (1) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina- 9
  • Pat McCrory (3) North Carolina Republican Governor
  • Roy Cooper (5) North Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rudy Giuliani (1) New York Former Mayor of NYC
  • Shenna Bellows (6) Democratic Challenger
  • Thom Tillis (3) Republican Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Walter Beaman Jones (3) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-3
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    Articles from The Raleigh News-Observer:
  • The News & Observer, "Rett Newton, candidate for US Senate," by Danielle Battaglia, April 26, 2022
  • On 2022 NC Senate race: "Emotional NC Supreme Court chief says racism, prejudice 'stubbornly persist' in courts," by Josh Shaffer and Will Doran, June 02, 2020
  • On 2020-NC-Senate: "COVID-19 underscores a rural NC need," by Cal Cunningham, April 06, 2020
  • On 2020-NC Gov: "Here's our guide for procrastinators like you," by Will Doran, March 02, 2020
  • On 2020-NC-Senate, Raleigh News-Observer on Greg Brannon, 12/21/2015
  • On 2012-NC-Gov, Raleigh News-Observer on Syrian Refugees, 11/19/2015
  • (more coverage citations to follow...)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Dan Forest: Claims Planned Parenthood was created to destroy black race.
    Holly Grange: Highlights anti-abortion stance in campaign announcement.
    Pat McCrory: Stricter regulations on abortions & abortion clinics.
Civil Rights
    Rudy Giuliani: Extended all city benefits to same-sex couples.
    Cheri Beasley: Bail reform shows promising results in pilot programs.
    Dan Forest: Restore law and order, violent criminals roam free.
    Ken Spaulding: Retry police officer who shot to death a young black man.
    Roy Cooper: Launched state's first Opioid Action Plan in 2017.
    Roy Cooper: Proposed 9.1% pay increase for teachers, 8.5% compromise.
    Dan Forest: Provide students with options: Opportunity Scholarships.
    Holly Grange: Wants teacher pay to be tops in the region.
    Ken Spaulding: Private school vouchers will re-segregate our public schools.
    Pat McCrory: Expand school choice, charter schools and home schools.
    Thom Tillis: FactCheck: Passed school budget of $23.1B, but no cuts.
Energy & Oil
    Roy Cooper: Cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025, 70% by 2030.
    Holly Grange: Make strides in renewable energy, be stewards of resources.
    Shenna Bellows: Green energy solutions instead of nuclear energy.
    Kay Hagan: Opposed offshore drilling until August compromise.
    Dan Forest: Protect environment, no to "apocalyptic alarmism".
Government Reform
    Shenna Bellows: Funding her campaign $5 at a time from local events.
    Kay Hagan: Washington experience means putting special interests first.
Gun Control
    Shenna Bellows: Was NRA member, but left because they became too extreme.
Health Care
    Dan Forest: Against Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act.
    Holly Grange: Against Medicaid expansion, favors work requirements.
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor".
Homeland Security
    Holly Grange: US Army veteran: duty, honor, country.
    Walter Beaman Jones: Coined "freedom fries" for Iraq War; but later opposed war.
    Ken Spaulding: 18-to-24 months for Syrian refugees is plenty of vetting.
    Roy Cooper: Pause Syrians for most effective screening process possible.
    Shenna Bellows: We cannot afford to be the world's policemen.
    Dan Forest: No nation has ever survived diversity and multiculturalism.
    Holly Grange: Mandate that sheriffs comply with ICE requests.
    Pat McCrory: Stop sending Syrian refugees to North Carolina.
    Roy Cooper: Supports "pause" in Syrian refugee immigration to NC.
    Elizabeth Dole: Crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
    Kay Hagan: Supports increased border security and opposes amnesty.
    Dan Forest: State should look to the future in attracting companies.
    Holly Grange: Recruit American companies bringing good, high paying jobs.
    Holly Grange: Companies getting incentives must bring new local jobs.
    Shenna Bellows: Increase minimum wage to make it a living wage.
Principles & Values
    Cheri Beasley: First black female chief justice of state Supreme Court.
    Holly Grange: Leaders bring people together to get things done.
    Garland Tucker: Was less pro-Trump than anti-Clinton.
    Walter Beaman Jones: Served in NC House as Democrat; then US House as Republican.
    Greg Brannon: Tea Party supporter of constitutional conservative fighters.
    Ken Spaulding: Land development lawyer; served six years in the state House.
    Shenna Bellows: Calls herself a progressive libertarian.
    Elizabeth Dole: Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout.
Social Security
    Mark Harris: Aim to keep Social Security solvent.
Tax Reform
    Dan Forest: Best business incentive is tax relief.
    Thom Tillis: FactCheck: Kept sales tax at 3% on yachts & jet owners.
    Elizabeth Dole: Sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax: itís too much.
    Cal Cunningham: Invest in high-speed broadband, other infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Holly Grange: Worked with Democrats on taking care of veterans.
    Walter Beaman Jones: My 2001 pro-Iraq war vote helped kill 4,000 Americans.
    Elizabeth Dole: Mistakes were made, but no precipitous withdrawal from Iraq.
    Kay Hagan: The Iraq war had not made the U.S. safer.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of NC political races in The Raleigh News-Observer.

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