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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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Forbes biweekly business magazine

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    from Forbes Magazine (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Yang (1) New York Democratic candidate for NYC Mayor
  • Ben Carson (5) HUD Secretary
  • Bernie Sanders (3) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Beto O`Rourke (1) Texas Democratic candidate for Governor; U.S. Rep
  • Bobby Jindal (3) Louisiana Republican 2016 Presidential candidate
  • Bruce Lunsford (1) Former Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Kentucky
  • Carly Fiorina (3) California V.P. nominee toTed Cruz
  • Chris Christie (3) New Jersey N.J. Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Cynthia Nixon (2) New York Democratic candidate for governor of New York
  • Deval Patrick (1) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Donald Trump (4) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Eric Holder (1) Cabinet-2015
  • Eric Swalwell (1) California Presidential candidate (withdrawn); U.S. Rep from CA-15
  • George Pataki (1) New York Republican presidential candidate
  • Gina Raimondo (2) Rhode Island Secretay of Commerce
  • Greg Pence (1) Republican U.S. Rep Indiana-6
  • Hillary Clinton (2) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jim Oberweis (5) Republican Senate Challenger Illinois
  • John Rose (1) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee- 6
  • Kamala Harris (1) California Democratic nominee for Vice President; California Senator
  • Kanye West (11) Birthday Party candidate for President
  • Lawrence Lessig (2) Massachusetts Democrat for President
  • Lincoln Chafee (1) Rhode Island Independent Rhode Island Governor
  • Lindsey Graham (3) South Carolina S.C. Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Marco Rubio (1) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mark Green (1) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
  • Martin O`Malley (1) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Mary Mayhew (1) Maine Republican candidate for governor of Maine
  • Mehmet Oz (1) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Mike Huckabee (4) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mitch McConnell (1) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Phil Murphy (1) New Jersey Democratic 2021 Gubernatorial contender
  • Rand Paul (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry (1) Texas Former Secretary of Energy
  • Rick Santorum (1) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rob Hogg (1) Democratic Senate challenger Iowa
  • Ronny Jackson (1) Republican U.S. Rep Texas-13
  • Steve Forbes (7)
  • Ted Cruz (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Tom Del Beccaro (4) Republican Senate challenger California
  • Tom Price (2) Georgia Secretary of Health and Human Services-2017
  • Tom Vilsack (1) Iowa USDA Secretary
  • Tulsi Gabbard (1) Hawaii Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from HI-2
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles from Forbes Magazine:
  • IN-6 House race, "Representative Greg Pence opposes commission to probe January 6 riot that targeted his brother," by Andrew Solender, 5/19/2021
  • "With Deval Patrick, Private Equity Takes Center Stage in Presidential Race," by Nathan Vardi, Nov 14, 2019
  • "Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By Congressional Committee," by Tom Angell, Mar 28, 2019
  • "Four Reasons Kamala Harris' Teacher Pay Raise Proposal Is Not A Winner," by Peter Greene, Mar 26, 2019
  • "Swalwell Touts 'Coverage For All'," by Bruce Japsen, Mar 19, 2019
  • "O'Rourke Dials Back Medicare-For-All Talk," by Bruce Japsen, Mar 17, 2019
  • "Marijuana Sits At Nexus Of Good Policy And Smart Politics," by Tom Angell, Mar 7, 2019
  • "For Tulsi Gabbard, Marijuana Sits At Nexus Of Good Policy And Smart Politics," by Tom Angell, Mar 7, 2019
  • (On Gina Raimondo): Forbes magazine on 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, 8/7/2018
  • 2018 R.I. Governor's race: "How Rhode Island Is Sparking Another Industrial Revolution," Daniel D'Ambrosio, Jul 5, 2018
  • (On Cynthia Nixon): Forbes Magazine on 2018 New York gubernatorial race, 5/7/2018
  • (On Donald Trump): Forbes Magazine on 2018 Trump Administration, 5/7/2018
  • (On Phil Murphy): Forbes Magazine on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race, 5/7/2018
  • On 2022_PA_Senate: "Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Addiction," by Tom Angell, Sep 19, 2017
  • (On Mary Mayhew): Forbes Magazine interview on 2018 Maine Gubernatorial race, 6/1/2017
  • (On Tim Kaine): Forbes.com, intro V.P. speech with Hillary Clinton in Miami, 7/24/2016
  • (On Eric Holder): Forbes Magazine, "Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets", 5/30/2016
  • (On Mark Green): Forbes Magazine OpEd on 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial race, 5/4/2016
  • (On Rob Hogg): Forbes Magazine OpEd on 2016 Iowa Senate race, 3/15/2016
  • (On Lawrence Lessig): Forbes Magazine "2016 Candidates Want You to Know" series, 9/30/2015
  • (On Chris Christie): Forbes Magazine on 2016 Faith & Freedom Conference, 6/30/2015
  • (On Bobby Jindal): Forbes Magazine on 2014 CPAC convention, 6/24/2015
  • (On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and others): Forbes Magazine "2016 Candidates Want You to Know" series, 6/1/2015-6/30/2015
  • (On Rand Paul): Forbes Magazine "2016 Candidates Want You to Know" series, 4/7/2015
  • (On Carly Fiorina): Forbes Magazine 2016 series:"Tough Choices" by Carly Fiorina, 3/24/2015
  • (On Carly Fiorina): Forbes Magazine on 2015 Conservative Political Action Conf., 3/24/2015
  • (On Carly Fiorina & Ted Cruz): Forbes Magazine "2016 Candidates Want You to Know" series, 3/24/2015
  • (On Ted Cruz): Forbes Magazine on 2015 Conservative Political Action Conf., 3/5/2015
  • (On Ben Carson): Forbes Magazine 2015 interview by Mike Patton, 1/29/2015
  • (On Tom Del Beccaro): Forbes Magazine OpEd on 2016 California Senate race, 1/14/2015
  • (On Tom Del Beccaro): Forbes magazine on 2016 California Senate race, 6/7/2014
  • (On Rand Paul): Forbes Magazine 2014 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls, 3/11/2014
  • (On Tom Del Beccaro): Forbes Magazine column for 2016 California Senate race, 11/28/2012
  • (On Jim Oberweis): Forbes Magazine interview on 2014 Illinois Senate race, 1/5/2012
  • (On Bruce Lunsford & Mitch McConnell): 2008 Kentucky Senate debate reported by AP, in Forbes Mag., 9/6/2008
  • (On Tom Vilsack): 2008 speculation by Associated Press in Forbes Mag, 11/9/2006
  • (On Steve Forbes): Fact and Comment, Forbes Magazine, 11/15/1999

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Kanye West: I am pro-life because I'm following the word of the Bible.
Budget & Economy
    Deval Patrick: Headed "Double Impact" group at Bain, as a "force for good".
    Gina Raimondo: Investing in job training, incentives helped business.
    Steve Forbes: Fedís deflation policy worsened Asian currency crisis.
Civil Rights
    Kanye West: Never registered to vote before; Democrats "threatened" him.
    Kanye West: I'm against the death penalty.
    Kanye West: One of my to-do lists is to end police brutality.
    Andrew Yang: Explore allowing therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms.
    John Rose: Amendment: no criminal associations re: cannabis banking.
    Tulsi Gabbard: Let states legalize marijuana; non-user supports free choice.
    Cynthia Nixon: Arresting people for cannabis is racist war on drugs.
    Cynthia Nixon: Racial equity in cannabis industry as form of reparations.
    Donald Trump: Melania's "Be Best": focus on well-being & opioid abuse.
    Phil Murphy: Focus on racial justice with marijuana legalization.
    Mehmet Oz: Marijuana not gateway to narcotics, may be the exit drug.
    Ted Cruz: 2014: federal enforcement; 2015: let states experiment.
    Tom Price: Co-signs support letter to free states to act on marijuana.
    Kanye West: Reinstate the fear and love of God in all schools.
    Kamala Harris: Federal money to subsidize teach pay raises.
    Rob Hogg: Excellent schools are of utmost importance.
    Lawrence Lessig: Congress should decide student loan rates, not banks.
    Lawrence Lessig: No Child Left Behind gave birth to testing industry.
    Chris Christie: Supports both charter schools and vouchers.
    Chris Christie: Speak the truth to the teachers union; then reform tenure.
    Chris Christie: Extend school until 6 PM daily; and 12 months per year.
    Bobby Jindal: Money follows the child, instead of child following money.
    Bobby Jindal: Shrink Dept. of Education, and reduce its power.
    Bobby Jindal: If it's not about student achievement, what's it about?
    Donald Trump: Cut the Department of Education way, way down.
    Donald Trump: Founded Trump University to teach the art of deal-making.
    Jeb Bush: Stop school districts that value money over learning.
    George Pataki: Common Core is a horrible idea.
    Lincoln Chafee: $6 million for RI higher education: make tuition affordable.
    Rick Perry: Supported homeschooling; and scholarships for choice.
    Lindsey Graham: States were bribed and coerced into adopting Common Core.
    Martin O`Malley: Allow refinancing college loans & income-based repayments.
    Rick Santorum: Common sense instead of Common Core.
    Mike Huckabee: College creates mountains of debt but not lifelong careers.
    Mike Huckabee: No constitutional authority for Department of Education.
    Mike Huckabee: School choice for all: public or private for all kids.
    Mike Huckabee: Some homeschooled kids are the most successful kids.
    Ben Carson: Our public education system has become a propaganda system.
    Bernie Sanders: College loan repayment is regressive; refinance & forgive.
    Marco Rubio: Too many 4-year college grads; focus on vocational careers.
    Hillary Clinton: Vouchers aren't constitutional; charter schools are ok.
    Hillary Clinton: Let's get back to schools where kids are socialized.
    Rand Paul: Transfer $100B spent on federal DOE to states & local.
    Carly Fiorina: Synthesis of public school system and competitive vouchers.
    Carly Fiorina: Education crisis:we're behind on teaching skills & character.
    Carly Fiorina: Make sure that every parent has a choice.
    Ted Cruz: Right to education: public, private, charter, or homeschool.
    Ted Cruz: We should thank parents who homeschool.
Energy & Oil
    Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
    Kanye West: Chemicals affect our ability to be of service to God.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Farmers bear the brunt of a plethora of regulations.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Increase water supplies rather than fining citizens.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Oberweis: To understand China, read the 5-year plans.
    Steve Forbes: Russia: Bring young leaders to US to grow democracy at home.
    Steve Forbes: NATO: Admit Baltic States and others.
Free Trade
    Jim Oberweis: Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes.
    Jim Oberweis: Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China.
Health Care
    Kanye West: Vaccines are the mark of the beast.
    Eric Swalwell: Keep private insurance; allow public option.
    Beto O`Rourke: Protect existing priorities, then expand Medicare & Medicaid.
    Tom Del Beccaro: More taxes & regulations loom with ObamaCare.
    Jim Oberweis: Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses.
    Steve Forbes: Allow opting out of Medicare via private doctors.
Homeland Security
    Eric Holder: Snowden did us all a favor by leaking documents.
    Lindsey Graham: Make homeschooled graduates eligible for military service.
    Bernie Sanders: Cut defense by $18B to pay for 55% of all college tuition.
    Steve Forbes: Maintain production of F-22 fighters.
    Steve Forbes: Problem is procurement process, not defense spending.
    Steve Forbes: SDI defends against rogue statesí nuclear blackmail.
    Gina Raimondo: Touts unemployment rate of 4.3%, lowest rate since 2001.
    Tom Del Beccaro: $15 mandated wages results in lower employment.
Principles & Values
    Greg Pence: No to Jan 6 riot commission as unfair to Trump.
    Ronny Jackson: Says Obama spying on Trump is national security issue.
    Kanye West: Trump allowing God to still be part of the conversation.
    Kanye West: God appoints the president.
    Kanye West: I put everything I get on the line to serve God.
    Donald Trump: Attended military academy & Wharton Business School.
    Bernie Sanders: Registered Independent; calls himself a democratic socialist.
    Tom Vilsack: Launches presidential bid; files FEC paperwork.
Social Security
    Tom Price: Supports major cutbacks to Social Security.
    Ben Carson: Each person should be responsible for their own pension.
    Ben Carson: Gradually raise the age of eligibility for benefits.
    Ben Carson: Individuals responsible for pension; with federal supplement.
    Ben Carson: Raise retirement age gradually; & forbid raiding Trust Fund.
Tax Reform
    Mark Green: Eliminate Hall tax: 6% on unearned interest and dividends.
    Lindsey Graham: Designate 25 "manufacturing universities" for engineers.
    Jim Oberweis: Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits.
War & Peace
    Kanye West: I'm focused on protecting America with our great military.
    Rand Paul: Don't get stuck in Cold War idea of tweaking Russia.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mary Mayhew: Time limits on welfare benefits, to promote employment.

The above quotations are from Forbes biweekly business magazine.

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