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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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State of Minnesota Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Al Franken (5) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator (resigned 2017) Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar (18) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Chris Coleman (9) Minnesota DFL
  • Dan Severson (2) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Dean Barkley (4) Independent Senate challenger (2008) Minnesota
  • Erin Murphy (2) Minnesota DFL
  • Heather Johnson (21) Libertarian Challenger Minnesota
  • Jeff Johnson (3) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Jim Newberger (2) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills (15) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy (14) Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Norm Coleman (3) Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 Minnesota
  • Scott Jensen (10) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Walz (5) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tina Liebling (1) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
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    Scott Jensen: Christian faith compels fighting for unborn children.
    Jeff Johnson: I believe in the sanctity of human life from conception.
    Heather Johnson: Abortion is social issue, not government issue.
Budget & Economy
    Scott Jensen: More government is not the answer; it is the problem.
    Amy Klobuchar: Budget & Economy.
    Jim Newberger: Work to reduce government growth and waste.
    Heather Johnson: Meet community needs locally, instead of federal stimulus.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach.
    Al Franken: Opposed $700B rescue package; it only helps Wall Street.
    Dean Barkley: Greatest malfeasance in economic history on GOP’s watch.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut discretionary spending like “bridge to nowhere”.
    Mark Kennedy: Authored the line-item veto, to take out bills’ silly stuff.
Civil Rights
    Tim Walz: No discrimination because of who they love.
    Tim Walz: Freedom from discrimination is elemental concept of nation.
    Erin Murphy: Confront divisive geography, gender, race and class.
    Chris Coleman: Marriage equality required decades of fearlessness.
    Jeff Johnson: Traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
    Heather Johnson: Let the market change bigots, not affirmative action.
    Heather Johnson: Marriage is a private matter, same-sex or not.
    Tina Liebling: Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges.
    Amy Klobuchar: I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships.
    Scott Jensen: Work with law enforcement, citizen soldiers for safety.
    Heather Johnson: Punishing victimless crimes hurts poor but profits prisons.
    Heather Johnson: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate most funding from DEA's "War on Drugs".
    Scott Jensen: Reopen schools instead of catering to teacher's unions.
    Scott Jensen: Give parents the ability to pick the best school for kids.
    Tim Walz: Student Non-Discrimination Act: address anti-gay bullying.
    Heather Johnson: Right to education includes school choice.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate the Education Department to reduce budget deficit.
    Chris Coleman: Close opportunity gap between "haves" & "have-nots".
    Al Franken: $5,000 tax credit to help people pay for college.
    Dean Barkley: Tax credits for college is just pandering; we’re broke.
Energy & Oil
    Heather Johnson: Push green living instead of tax breaks for SUVs & Big Oil.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with free market.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with renewable standards.
    Al Franken: Tax credits for wind-power, not for oil companies.
    Norm Coleman: Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence.
    Chris Coleman: Commit to sustainable urban living & urban reforestation.
    Chris Coleman: Build vibrant places like Capital City Bikeway.
    Amy Klobuchar: I don't think manure is toxic waste.
    Mark Kennedy: League of Conservation Voters considers manure a toxic waste.
    Heather Johnson: Those who harm the environment should pay for cleanup.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Dean Barkley: Worked as a tobacco lobbyist.
Foreign Policy
    Heather Johnson: The U.S. is not the U.N. nor the world police.
    Amy Klobuchar: When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences.
    Mark Kennedy: Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes.
Free Trade
    Heather Johnson: Free markets are the fairest form of voluntary exchange.
    Kurt Bills: Help countries with trade instead of aid.
Government Reform
    Scott Jensen: COVID: Enact emergency power reform led by science.
    Scott Jensen: Emergency powers shouldn't be used to change election laws.
    Heather Johnson: End need for big money; open up elections to third parties.
    Kurt Bills: Cut bureaucracy so they won't dream up new regulations.
    Kurt Bills: Cut more than $23B from regulatory agencies & help farmers.
    Kurt Bills: Cut $23B from farm regulatory agencies in Farm Bill.
    Dan Severson: Sunset clause for all federal departments.
Gun Control
    Scott Jensen: Against background checks; for Stand-Your-Ground.
    Chris Coleman: Get guns off the street; redirect youth onto positive paths.
    Heather Johnson: Even non-violent MLK kept guns at home for self-defense.
    Heather Johnson: Right to self-defense and right to rebel.
Health Care
    Scott Jensen: Led the fight for an insulin affordability bill.
    Chris Coleman: More access to appropriate treatments for mental health.
    Heather Johnson: MnCare was better than ObamaCare.
    Dan Severson: Replace healthcare entitlement with free-market system.
Homeland Security
    Heather Johnson: Hold to a non-aggression, non-interventionist ideal.
    Amy Klobuchar: I supported the Patriot Act.
    Amy Klobuchar: Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools.
    Amy Klobuchar: Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster.
    Mark Kennedy: Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack.
    Heather Johnson: Apply immigration rules consistently.
    Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants.
    Erin Murphy: Reliable jobs that pay a living wage.
    Chris Coleman: Diversity is a strength of our workforce.
    Tim Walz: Close the wage gap that still exists between women and men.
    Kurt Bills: Card-carrying union member, but supports Right-to-Work.
Local Issues
    Jeff Johnson: Disband the Met Council; replace it with regional body.
Principles & Values
    Scott Jensen: I'll work with science and facts like a medical professional.
    Jim Newberger: I stand for traditional values.
    Heather Johnson: Support separation of church and state.
    Kurt Bills: Teaches High School economics; runs home daycare.
    Norm Coleman: Experience needed to forge deals about real problems.
    Mark Kennedy: Votes for what’s best for MN, but with Bush 92% of the time.
Social Security
    Heather Johnson: Privatize program to make up for borrowing & defunding.
    Kurt Bills: Increment retirement age; rely on other streams of income.
    Amy Klobuchar: No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase.
Tax Reform
    Chris Coleman: Raise property tax to meet budget shortfall, but not 9%.
    Mark Kennedy: 2006: No changes in tax rates, not even for very wealthy.
    Heather Johnson: Flat tax temporarily, until spending is limited.
    Amy Klobuchar: Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K.
    Amy Klobuchar: Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%.
    Mark Kennedy: Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs.
    Tim Walz: Safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny.
    Kurt Bills: Don't try to pick technology winners and losers.
War & Peace
    Amy Klobuchar: 2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis.
    Mark Kennedy: 2006: We've made some mistakes in Iraq, but stay the course.
    Heather Johnson: No intervention in Iran; we harmed them too much already.
    Kurt Bills: No point to staying longer in Afghanistan.
    Al Franken: Astounded anyone would still believe Iraq war is good idea.
    Al Franken: Build schools in Afghanistan to keep them from Al-Qaida.
    Dean Barkley: Fight conditions in Afghanistan that breed terrorism.
    Norm Coleman: The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isn’t an option.
    Amy Klobuchar: Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military.
    Amy Klobuchar: Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases.
    Amy Klobuchar: Bring the troops home in a responsible manner.
    Amy Klobuchar: Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism.
    Mark Kennedy: Wrong on prediction of significant troops home in 2006.
    Mark Kennedy: We were over-optimistic, but making progress in Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: Stands by his vote for war in Iraq; no rewinding history.
    Mark Kennedy: Iraq is a central front in the war on terror.
    Mark Kennedy: No specific timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: We must win or terrorism will mushroom.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris Coleman: City resources to prevent mortgage foreclosure.

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