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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 Rhode Island Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Allan Fung (19) Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
  • Allen Waters (13) Republican candidate for Rhode Island U. S. Senator Rhode Island
  • Bob Flanders (10) Republican Challenger Rhode Island
  • Bobby Nardolillo (12) Republican candidate for Rhode Island U.S. Senator Rhode Island
  • Dan McKee (10) Rhode Island Democratic candidate for governor
  • Donald Carcieri (9) Rhode Island Previous Republican Governor
  • Gina Raimondo (56) Rhode Island Secretay of Commerce
  • Jack Reed (12) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Lincoln Almond (5) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Lincoln Chafee (5) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
  • Mark Zaccaria (15) Republican Senate Challenger Rhode Island
  • Patricia Morgan (5) Rhode Island Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (1) Democratic Jr Senator Rhode Island
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    Allen Waters: Allow abortion only to protect the life of the mother.
    Gina Raimondo: Signed bill codifying abortion protections.
    Bob Flanders: Pro-life.
    Allan Fung: Supports woman's restricted right to make medical decisions.
    Allan Fung: Pro-choice position but supports a no-abortion health option.
    Mark Zaccaria: Human life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Dan McKee: I understand that budgets reflect priorities and policy.
    Dan McKee: Strong supporter and advocate for local small business.
    Gina Raimondo: We've made it easier to do business in Rhode Island.
    Gina Raimondo: Put line-item veto on the ballot.
    Gina Raimondo: Investing in job training, incentives helped business.
    Patricia Morgan: Over-regulation hurt RI business; do cost-benefit analysis.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Rationalize onerous federal regulations.
    Mark Zaccaria: Senate bank regulators are too cozy with regulated banks.
    Jack Reed: Postpone sequestration; then balanced taxes & cuts.
    Donald Carcieri: We cannot sustain the present level of spending.
    Lincoln Almond: $325M tax cuts & business incentives to attract investment.
Civil Rights
    Gina Raimondo: Signed Pride Month proclamation, defying local bishop.
    Bob Flanders: Supreme Court allows religious exceptions to same-sex rights.
    Gina Raimondo: Ban conversion therapy for minors.
    Mark Zaccaria: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Lincoln Chafee: People of color are the future of Rhode Island.
    Allan Fung: Lower costs to business helps them grow.
    Patricia Morgan: Ran air charter/flight school at Green Airport for 10 years.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Trump corporate tax cuts are just what the doctor ordered.
    Allan Fung: History of creating jobs; he won't forget small businesses.
    Donald Carcieri: Regulatory Review Task Force to reclaim business revolution.
    Allan Fung: Strong stance against crime; we need accountability.
    Gina Raimondo: Evidence-based approach to parole is being smart on crime.
    Gina Raimondo: Legalize marijuana, since we're surrounded by legal states.
    Gina Raimondo: Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction.
    Allan Fung: Opioid epidemic needs more programs & preventative education.
    Gina Raimondo: Address substance use disorders outside of emergency rooms.
    Lincoln Chafee: Legalize medical marijuana to relieve pain.
    Jack Reed: Weed and Seed: community policing & revitalize neighborhood.
    Dan McKee: Set up after-school programs to make up time lost to COVID.
    Dan McKee: School reform by partnering without being demanding.
    Dan McKee: Make two years free community college program permanent.
    Gina Raimondo: Made community college tuition free before most states.
    Dan McKee: COVID and schools: locally driven, state supported.
    Dan McKee: As mayor created the first mayoral charter school.
    Dan McKee: Charter schools support criticized by public sector unions.
    Allen Waters: Teach Natural Law & moral principles in public schools.
    Allen Waters: Taxpayer dollars should fund all educational options.
    Allen Waters: Phase out government student loans, leave it to free market.
    Gina Raimondo: Additional $30 million to support schools statewide.
    Gina Raimondo: Make scholarships for community college permanent.
    Allen Waters: Let free market forces determine student loan pricing.
    Gina Raimondo: Replace freeze with major investment repairing schools.
    Bob Flanders: States define education standards and feds support.
    Gina Raimondo: More pre-K classrooms; free community college.
    Gina Raimondo: Major investment to repair crumbling schools.
    Allan Fung: Choice in schools; plus funding for technical education.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Diversity of choice in education.
    Gina Raimondo: PrepareRI Dual Enrollment: free tuition for high schoolers.
    Gina Raimondo: All-day kindergarten for all; computers in every school.
    Mark Zaccaria: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Donald Carcieri: Strong advocate of expanding Charter Schools.
    Lincoln Almond: Measure school performance and report to parents.
    Lincoln Almond: We will not tolerate failing schools.
Energy & Oil
    Gina Raimondo: First state to be 100% renewable energy by end of decade.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Understanding Gap: do no economic harm without certainty.
    Gina Raimondo: Green energy means jobs.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Further research needed on climate change.
    Gina Raimondo: Be most collaborative and aggressive state on wind energy.
    Allan Fung: Won zoning for large scale solar installation on farmland.
    Mark Zaccaria: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Donald Carcieri: Make R.I. the leader in development of offshore wind power.
    Gina Raimondo: 66% increase in green jobs--good for business.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Fishing industry suffers under needless catch limits.
    Allan Fung: Supports protecting open space, working farms, & waterways.
    Jack Reed: Beaches, parks and waterways are important to our economy.
    Jack Reed: $50M for brownfield redevelopment in low-income areas.
Families & Children
    Gina Raimondo: Passed paid sick leave; improved child care.
    Bob Flanders: Senate candidates accused of sexual abuse should withdraw.
    Gina Raimondo: Pass modern, common-sense paid sick leave laws.
Foreign Policy
    Jack Reed: Allow in Syrian refugees looking for opportunity.
    Mark Zaccaria: American colors don't run, but they have been fading.
    Jack Reed: Suspend aid to Egypt while military crushes protestors.
Free Trade
    Gina Raimondo: In Israel for economic development mission.
    Jack Reed: Retrain workers who lose jobs due to foreign competition.
Government Reform
    Gina Raimondo: Rhode Island Supreme Court now multiracial, majority female.
    Allen Waters: Supports amendment to set limits on campaign finance.
    Bob Flanders: Require disclosure for contributions to super PACs.
    Allan Fung: Internal department to audit fraud, waste and corruption.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Shift elections to Saturday.
    Gina Raimondo: Made RI ninth state to enact automatic voter registration.
    Gina Raimondo: Allow online voter registration.
    Mark Zaccaria: Photo ID for voting.
    Jack Reed: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Donald Carcieri: Reduce our reliance on government.
    Bob Flanders: Let out-of-state attorneys handle state ethics cases.
    Bob Flanders: Disallow legislators from serving on Lottery Commission.
Gun Control
    Gina Raimondo: Close loopholes; ban assault weapons.
    Allen Waters: Strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Allan Fung: State funding for armed police at all schools.
    Gina Raimondo: Ban all firearms from public school buildings and grounds.
    Patricia Morgan: Upgrade security measures in schools instead of banning guns.
    Allan Fung: Against assault rifle ban.
    Bob Flanders: Ban devices that turn guns into massive killing machines.
    Mark Zaccaria: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Health Care
    Allen Waters: Lower healthcare costs by transparency & competition.
    Gina Raimondo: Almost 97% insurance rate through state health exchange.
    Patricia Morgan: Let physicians practice across state lines & skip red tape.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Repeal and replace Obamacare.
    Gina Raimondo: Reinvent Medicaid: expand and improve access.
    Mark Zaccaria: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Allan Fung: The CBO validated fears of Obamacare being a job killer.
Homeland Security
    Gina Raimondo: Close deficit, boost budget of RI Veterans Home.
    Gina Raimondo: At least 3% of contracts to go to veteran-owned companies.
    Allan Fung: Property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.
    Mark Zaccaria: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Jack Reed: No Benghazi cover-up; had 11 hearings & 25,000 documents.
    Donald Carcieri: Gratitude to armed forces for defending our freedoms.
    Allen Waters: A foe of illegal immigration and of sanctuary cities.
    Gina Raimondo: COVID: Get tested; no immigration officials at testing sites.
    Allan Fung: Federal authorities notified on illegal immigrants releases.
    Gina Raimondo: Driver's licenses for DREAMers, pathway for citizenship.
    Gina Raimondo: Opposes deporting DREAMers.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Get tough on illegal immigrants.
    Mark Zaccaria: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Gina Raimondo: Raise minimum wage; expand earned income tax credit.
    Gina Raimondo: Training for changing job market.
    Gina Raimondo: Touts unemployment rate of 4.3%, lowest rate since 2001.
    Gina Raimondo: Give everyone chance for dignified work at a decent wage.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Don't raise minimum wage to $9.60 per hour.
    Gina Raimondo: Raise minimum wage to $9.60 per hour.
    Mark Zaccaria: Accepted 20 weeks of unemployment, but opposes extending it.
    Donald Carcieri: Americans' top priority: put people back to work.
Local Issues
    Dan McKee: Lieutenant governor has no power; job criticized.
    Lincoln Chafee: $10 million for world-class sailing event center.
Principles & Values
    Gina Raimondo: To young women: look within; summon courage to lead.
    Dan McKee: People have pride in their communities & staying in hometown.
    Gina Raimondo: Remove "Providence Plantations" from state documents.
    Allen Waters: Grew up in Providence; lived & ran in MA; now running in RI.
    Allan Fung: Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign.
    Gina Raimondo: Granddaughter of Italian immigrants; lifelong Rhode Islander.
    Bob Flanders: Let both sides be heard in Supreme Court Kavanaugh hearings.
    Gina Raimondo: Your family and faith will always be there.
    Mark Zaccaria: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Mark Zaccaria: Former chair of state GOP; former Town Council member.
Social Security
    Gina Raimondo: Moved workers from state pensions to 401(k)-like plans.
    Patricia Morgan: Repeal RI taxes on social security and retirement benefits.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut tax on Social Security payments.
    Gina Raimondo: Get most state retirees a cost of living increase.
Tax Reform
    Allen Waters: Replace income tax with national sales tax, close the IRS.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut car tax & unemployment insurance tax.
    Gina Raimondo: OpEd: Raimondo wants tax increases.
    Allan Fung: For federal tax reform; will lower state and local taxes.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Cut tax rates, cut spending.
    Gina Raimondo: Reduced the corporate minimum tax.
    Gina Raimondo: Cut car tax by at least 30%.
    Mark Zaccaria: FairTax ends complexity that requires entire industry.
    Donald Carcieri: Property tax increases can be avoided.
    Lincoln Almond: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
    Gina Raimondo: Fixed roads and bridges; now let's do public transportation.
    Gina Raimondo: RhodeWorks: fix highways ad 12n0 bridges.
    Allan Fung: Will make infrastructure a top priority in his final term.
    Lincoln Chafee: Sales & use tax on online sellers with no physical presence.
    Donald Carcieri: The new I-Way connects life-science academics with research.
    Lincoln Almond: $8.4 million Rhode Island E-government Fund.
War & Peace
    Allen Waters: Aggressively pursue terrorists; dismantle terrorist networks.
    Allen Waters: Clean up the poorly managed Veterans Affairs department.
    Bob Flanders: Intervene militarily if vital interest at stake, like nukes.
    Bobby Nardolillo: Supports Afghanistan war but not forever.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: More troops in Afghanistan OK but revisit later.
    Jack Reed: Coalition to stop Syrian WMDs, but nothing more militarily.
    Jack Reed: Red line in Syria if chemical weapons used against people.
    Jack Reed: More pressure on Iran; keep all options on the table.
Welfare & Poverty
    Gina Raimondo: Create dedicated funding stream to build new housing.
    Allan Fung: More work/volunteer requirements in welfare benefits.
    Lincoln Chafee: Yes, government has a role in struggle against poverty.

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