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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)
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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Trump Cabinet members actions and issues


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    Articles by/on Trump Cabinet members:
  • NPR Morning Edition, "Jim Mattis: 'Nations Without Allies Wither'," September 2, 2019
  • USCIS: CBS Face the Nation, "ICE is ready to deport 1 million undocumented immigrants," by Camilo Montoya-Galvez, July 7, 2019
  • NASA: Business Insider, "India's satellite destruction created space junk," by Sinead Baker, 4/2/19
  • State: Middle East Monitor, "US will recognise Israel's sovereignty over Golan heights," March 21, 2019
  • DOD: NBC News, "New Pentagon transgender rule sets limits for troops," March 13, 2019
  • State: Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph, "US withdrawing from INF treaty with Russia," by Deb Riechmann, Robert Burns and Matthew Lee, 2/1/2019
  • DNI: Annual Threat Assessment, report to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, by Director Dan Coats, January 29, 2019
  • Commerce: Fox News, "'New space race' could yield $1 trillion industry: Wilbur Ross," by Thomas Barrabi, 11/29/2018
  • White House press release, "WTAS: Support for President Trump's Successful Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada," Oct. 2, 2018
  • Commerce: New York Magazine, "Memo Contradicts Ross's Rationale for Adding Citizenship Question to Census", by Eric Levitz. Sept. 18, 2018
  • Treasury: The New York Times, "The Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich", by Alan Rappeport & Jim Tankersley, 7/30/2018
  • Economics: Motley Fool, "Trump's Top Economic Advisor Has a Surprising Take on Social Security," by Sean Williams, 7/19/2018
  • Commerce: The Washington Post, "Trump officials weigh limits on uranium," by Steven Mufson, 7/18/2018
  • Treasury: The New York Times, "How Mnuchin Keeps a Steady Grip in a Tug of War on Trade", by Alan Rappeport, 6/3/2018
  • Commerce: Reuters, "U.S. launches auto import probe against China", by David Shepardson & Jeff Mason, 5/23/2018
  • Treasury: Reuters, "U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin at G20 emphasize free trade, reciprocal terms: official" by David Lawder, 3/19/2018
  • Economics: Fortune.com, "Who Is Larry Kudlow, Trump's New Top Economic Advisor?", by Lucinda Shen, 3/14/2018
  • DOT: The Washington Examiner, "Environmental permitting reform will spur 'ready' infrastructure projects", by Josh Siegel, 3/1/2018
  • ED: Military Times, "DeVos backs school choice proposal for military children," by Maria Danilova, 2/22/2018
  • Treasury: CNBC, "Mnuchin asks Congress 'to look at' gun violence after shooting", by Jacob Pramuk, 2/15/2018
  • DOT: The Intercept, "Mitch McConnell & Elaine Chao Shrouded In Offshore Tax Haven," by Lee Fang & Spencer Woodman, 2/5/2018
  • DVA: Stars and Stripes, " Shulkin: law makes marijuana too difficult to study ", by Nikki Wentling, 1/19/2018
  • Treasury: The Washington Examiner, " Mnuchin: ObamaCare individual mandate repeal not a bargaining chip, " by Naomi Lim, 11/19/2017
  • DVA: Washington Examiner, "Shulkin: Fixing VA 'a matter of national security'", by Sarah Westwood, 11/17/2017
  • DOT: Transport Topics, "Tax Reform First, Then Infrastructure," by Eugene Mularo, 10/23/2017
  • Treasury: CNBC, "'It's very hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthy,' Steven Mnuchin now says", by John Harwood, 10/18/2017
  • Commerce: Washington Examiner, " Tax reform priority is a little bit of redistribution," by Joseph Lawler, 7/22/2017
  • Commerce: Washington Blade, "Commerce Dept. omits, restores LGBT people in non-discrimination policy." by Chris Johnson, 6/16/2017
  • USDA: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Sonny Perdue's surprising role in saving NAFTA", by Greg Bluestein, April 28, 2017
  • ED: Mother Jones, "Devos wants to use America's schools to build 'God's Kingdom'," by Kristina Rizga, Mar/Apr 2017 issue
  • Treasury: The Guardian (UK), "Mnuchin: Trump will not cut social security and Medicare 'entitlements'," 2/26/2017
  • DVA: NPR Morning Edition, "Hiring Freeze and Obamacare repeal could clobber VA," by Quil Laurence, 1/25/2017
  • USDA: Rewire.news, "Anti-Choice Sonny Perdue Selected for Agriculture Secretary," by Ally Boguhn, January 19, 2017
  • DOT: The Washington Post, "Chao emphasizes private funds for transportation fixes," by Michael Laris and Ashley Halsey III, 1/11/2017
  • ED: NEA Today, "DeVos: Dangerous for Students and the Promise of Public Education," by John Rosales, 1/11/2017
  • Economics: CNBC, "In Gettysburg, we need the pro-life, pro-growth, 'King Dollar'," by Larry Kudlow, 10/22/2016
  • Commerce: CNBC, "Healthy Gen Y-ers won't buy Obamacare," ,y Matthew J. Belvedere, 10/18/2013
  • DOT: NPR.org, "For Elaine Chao, A Tough Voyage To U.S. Leadership," by Michael Martin, 7/18/2012
  • USDA: Fastcase.com, "Guns Banned from Georgia Airport, For Now", July 1, 2008
  • USDA: Law.com, "Perdue vows special session on gay marriage if appeal slowed," May 17, 2006

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Scott Pruitt: Double headline - Already Done.
    Sonny Perdue: Parental notification for minors.
    Larry Kudlow: Trump's support of late-term abortion ban is "gift from god".
Budget & Economy
    Larry Kudlow: FactCheck: No, deficit is increasing with Trump tax cuts.
    Linda McMahon: Reduce financial regulations so small businesses get capital.
    Wilbur Ross: SEC investigating insider trading "short sale" of oil stock.
    Elaine Chao: Reckless tax and spend strategy is hazardous for economy.
Civil Rights
    Jeff Sessions: 1986: Lost appointment for racially insensitive comments.
    Linda McMahon: Longtime advocate for women in leadership and business.
    Betsy DeVos: Rescind "weaponized" use of sexual misconduct accusations.
    Ben Carson: Scrap HUD tool for racial discrimination in public housing.
    Wilbur Ross: LGBT protections omitted, then reinstated following scrutiny.
    Nikki Haley: Our goal should always be to empower women.
    Sonny Perdue: Call on legislature for Constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Corporations
    Betsy DeVos: Served as chairman of investment firm The Windquest Group.
    Daniel Coats: Pro-growth economic policies to put Americans back to work.
    Jeff Sessions: Establishment conservative: opposed 2008 bank bailouts.
    Linda McMahon: Give entrepreneurs the tools they need to start & succeed.
    Linda McMahon: Grew WWE from 13-person company to 800 employees worldwide.
    Mick Mulvaney: Ran family real estate business & family restaurant.
    Steve Mnuchin: Partner at Goldman-Sachs; board member at three art museums.
    Wilbur Ross: 55 years of investment banking and private equity experience.
    Wilbur Ross: Privatization adviser to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
    Elaine Chao: Public-private partnerships for innovating on infrastructure.
    Elaine Chao: Reform corporate tax code to reward offshore tax havens.
    Wilbur Ross: Alleviate corporate tax rate; small break for lower earners.
Crime
    Betsy DeVos: Require cross-examination of victims of sexual harassment.
Drugs
    David Shulkin: VA research of marijuana restricted by federal law.
Education
    Ben Carson: Carson Scholars Fund: $7M in scholarships.
    Betsy DeVos: Mother was public school teacher; Betsy was in-school mentor.
    Scott Pruitt: Evolution is unproven theory.
    Betsy DeVos: Use federal funds for private schools for military kids.
    Betsy DeVos: Contributes to education to advance "God's Kingdom".
Energy & Oil
    Rex Tillerson: At Exxon, rose from production engineer to president.
    Ryan Zinke: Increase coal, oil & gas mining access at National Monuments.
    Ryan Zinke: Public lands opened for private company energy development.
Environment
    Rick Perry: Simultaneous economic growth & environmental protection.
    Ryan Zinke: End ban on lead bullets & fishing tackle in wildlife refuges.
    Sonny Perdue: Responsibility is to leave the land better than we found it.
    Mick Mulvaney: You can't drain the swamp and leave all the people in it.
    Elaine Chao: Environmental regulations create roadblocks and delays.
Families & Children
    Rex Tillerson: National President of the Boy Scouts from 2010 to 2012.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: Recognize 1967 Israel's annexation of Golan Heights.
    Daniel Coats: China's goal is global superiority, including militarily.
    Daniel Coats: China grows by investment; Russia by misdirection.
    Daniel Coats: Criticizes government censorship & social controls in China.
    Daniel Coats: China holds 1M Muslims in "patriotic re-education" camps.
    Nikki Haley: Time to show people reasons to support the U.N.
    Nikki Haley: US is world's conscience; participation in UN reflects that.
    Nikki Haley: We will deal fairly with people who are fair to us.
Free Trade
    Sonny Perdue: Promote agricultural interests to international markets.
    Sonny Perdue: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Steve Mnuchin: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Wilbur Ross: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Sonny Perdue: Tariffs on China are painful now, but healthy later.
    Steve Mnuchin: Free market proponent but tariffs OK to reduce trade deficit.
    Wilbur Ross: Auto imports are threatening U.S. auto industry.
    Steve Mnuchin: 3-part agenda: tax & regulatory relief; free & fair trade.
    Steve Mnuchin: Free markets YES, but U.S. needs balanced trade agreements.
    Sonny Perdue: Helped save NAFTA by showing Trump red state farmers need it.
Gun Control
    Steve Mnuchin: Gun violence is tragedy and policy needs to be addressed.
    Sonny Perdue: Legalized concealed weapons on public transportation.
Health Care
    Steve Mnuchin: Repeal ObamaCare individual mandate for middle class tax cut.
    Tom Price: Premise of ObamaCare is that Washington knows best.
    Tom Price: Practicing orthopedic surgeon before entering politics.
    David Shulkin: The VA is just as good or better than private health care.
    Wilbur Ross: Young, healthy people enrolling in Obamacare is illogical.
Homeland Security
    Jim Bridenstine: Intentional explosions in space pose risk to all spaceflight.
    Donald Trump: Bar transgender troops from enlisting in military.
    Nancy Pelosi: Ban on transgender troops enlisting in military is cowardly.
    Daniel Coats: 1980s & 1990s: strengthen our national defense and security.
    Rick Perry: 1970s: flew C-130 tactical airlift aircraft in Air Force.
    Sonny Perdue: Food security is a key component of national security.
    Wilbur Ross: Invoke national security to restrict imports on uranium.
    David Shulkin: Largest modernization effort at VA in decades.
    David Shulkin: A voluntary military might not work without good VA care.
Immigration
    Elaine Chao: Immigrated to America at age 8; gained citizenship at age 19.
    Wilbur Ross: Citizenship on census vital to enforce Voting Rights Act.
    Larry Kudlow: Zero immigration till new system to stop ISIS is implemented.
    Elaine Chao: Legality at the heart of immigration policy debate.
    Nikki Haley: Refugee ban: What we did was take a pause.
Principles & Values
    Daniel Coats: Founded charity, The Foundation for American Renewal.
    Mick Mulvaney: Lifelong Carolinas resident; graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Mick Mulvaney: Founding member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Mission.
    Rick Perry: Longest-serving governor In Texas history.
    Tom Price: Accused of insider trading; resigned due to travel expenses.
Social Security
    Larry Kudlow: Market's higher return trounces Social Security's low yield.
    Steve Mnuchin: Focus of Presidential budget is not cutting entitlements.
Tax Reform
    Larry Kudlow: Never believe the CBO: tax cuts will not increase deficit.
    Steve Mnuchin: Implemented Trump's "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act".
    Steve Mnuchin: Bypassing congress to cut taxes on capital gains possible.
    Elaine Chao: Chao family foundation funds funneled into offshore firms.
    Steve Mnuchin: Mathematically impossible to avoid tax cuts on wealthy.
    Betsy DeVos: DeVos record includes advocating for tax cuts for the rich.
Technology
    Daniel Coats: Russia abuses social media in anti-democracy information war.
    Wilbur Ross: Space race to stimulate economic growth across industries.
    Elaine Chao: Specialized in transportation financing in private sector.
    Elaine Chao: Slow permitting process blocking private sector investments.
War & Peace
    Mike Pompeo: Oppose Iran setting up Hezbollah targeting in Golan Heights.
    Donald Trump: Russia violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
    Mike Pompeo: Withdraw from INF to counter Russia and China.
    Daniel Coats: North Korea views nuclear weapons as critical to survival.
    Daniel Coats: Iran escalating wars in Yemen and Syria, but not nukes.
    James Mattis: Led Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and overall Mideast.
    James Mattis: Resigns in wake of announcement of withdrawal from Syria.
    James Mattis: Keep U.S. troops in Syria indefinitely to defeat ISIS.
    Nikki Haley: Military action & sanctions against Syrian chemical weapons.
    John Bolton: Abrogate the Iran nuclear deal; encourage Israel to attack.
    Mike Pompeo: Negotiate from strength to denuclearize North Korea.
    Nikki Haley: Peacekeeping forces should not be permanent.
Welfare & Poverty
    Elaine Chao: Restored trust as CEO of United Way of America.
    Larry Kudlow: Be tougher on spending, including entitlement reform.
    Ben Carson: Eliminate income-based rent increases in public housing.
    Ben Carson: Cycle people up and out of public housing developments.


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