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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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2008 CBS News presidential interviews with Katie Couric


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    from 2008 CBS News interviews (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (11)
  • Joe Biden (6)
  • John McCain (4)
  • Sarah Palin (18)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Joe Biden: Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy.
    Joe Biden: Roe v. Wade is as close to a consensus as we can get.
    Sarah Palin: Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy.
    Sarah Palin: Abortion should be states’ issue, not federal mandate.
Budget & Economy
    Sarah Palin: We should not reward poor financial decisions.
    Sarah Palin: McCain’s experience makes him best judge in economic crisis.
Civil Rights
    Sarah Palin: I’m a feminist; equal rights for women.
    Sarah Palin: Equal pay for equal work; but not Ledbetter Act.
Crime
    Joe Biden: Supreme Court wrong to deny federalization of wife-beating.
Energy & Oil
    Barack Obama: Rebate checks instead of gas tax holiday.
Foreign Policy
    Sarah Palin: When Putin rears his head he goes into Alaskan airspace.
    Sarah Palin: We cannot meet rogue leaders without conditions.
    Sarah Palin: Would not second guess Israel if they attack Iran.
    Sarah Palin: Agrees with Reagan that US is “beacon of light” for world.
    Barack Obama: Chairs European subcommittee; could hold Afghanistan hearing.
    Barack Obama: My record on Israel is same as McCain’s.
    Barack Obama: Appropriate for Israel to take out Syrian nuclear reactor.
    Barack Obama: Jerusalem should be capital of Israel, pending final status.
Government Reform
    Joe Biden: Countries without state-church separation are in turmoil.
    Sarah Palin: Many Supreme Court rulings are better addressed by states.
    Sarah Palin: No state-mandated religion, but public faith is ok.
    Sarah Palin: McCain is maverick who wants to reform government.
Homeland Security
    Sarah Palin: Pakistani people & leaders want to get rid of terrorists.
    Sarah Palin: Fight terrorism to spread democratic ideals in world.
    Barack Obama: Inappropriate to lie to public; just don’t answer questions.
    John McCain: Inappropriate to lie to public; tell Americans what we face.
    Barack Obama: Disrupting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan prevented another 9/11.
    John McCain: Credit Bush, troops, & luck, for not another 9/11.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: Models his role on LBJ’s vice presidency.
    Joe Biden: Favorite movie: “Chariots of Fire”, for real heroism.
    Sarah Palin: Admires Geraldine Ferraro & George Bush Sr.
    Sarah Palin: Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”, for underdog tenacity.
    John McCain: Governors Clinton & Reagan were underestimated too.
    Barack Obama: Favorite movie: “The Godfather”, for respect & family.
    John McCain: Favorite movie: “Viva Zapata”, a heroic tale of sacrifice.
War & Peace
    Sarah Palin: Surge needed in Afghanistan; we cannot afford to lose.
    Barack Obama: Situation has improved in Iraq; but it’s still fragile.
    Barack Obama: Surge reduced violence; but distracts us from long-term goal.
    Barack Obama: Engaging in tough diplomacy with Iran is a sign of strength.


The above quotations are from 2008 CBS News presidential interviews with Katie Couric.

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