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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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Feb. 7, 2020- Democratic Debate (8th Debate)


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    from 8th Democratic Primary Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (11) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang (9) Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders (18) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Elizabeth Warren (13) Massachusetts Senator
  • Joe Biden (17) Democratic V.P.
  • Pete Buttigieg (15) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Tom Steyer (10) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
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    Eighth Democratic primary debate, with seven candidates, at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, on the Friday before the N.H. primary.
  • This debate was sponsored by ABC news, WMUR-TV (Manchester NH), and Apple News, but they chose not to transcribe this debate -- every prior debate was transcribed by the sponsor.
  • Hence we excerpted from three non-transcript sources (which necessarily include some "selection bias")...

  • CNBC, "Highlights from the 2020 Democratic debate in New Hampshire", by Kevin Breuninger, Jacob Pramuk, and Yelena Dzhanova
  • Washington Post, "Democratic debate highlights: Debate wraps with answers on child poverty"", by Michelle Lee, Annie Linskey, Sean Sullivan, Amy Wang, and Isaac Stanley-Becker.
  • FactCheck.org, "FactChecking the New Hampshire Democratic Debate," by Eugene Kiely, Brooks Jackson, Lori Robertson, Robert Farley, D'Angelo Gore, Jessica McDonald, Saranac Hale Spencer, Angelo Fichera, and Isabella Fertel
  • Eventually, a civic-minded organization transcribed the debate; we excerpted those too (OnTheIssues does transcribe, but hours of debates takes days of work!)
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Elizabeth Warren: National law to protect the right of a woman's choice.
    Amy Klobuchar: Make right to choose the law of the land.
    Bernie Sanders: Appoint only justices who support Roe & Planned Parenthood.
    Joe Biden: Has guarded right to choose for years with SCOTUS votes.
Budget & Economy
    Andrew Yang: Way forward is a new human-centered capitalism.
    Tom Steyer: Take Trump down on the economy.
Civil Rights
    Andrew Yang: You can't regulate away racism with race-specific laws.
    Andrew Yang: Provide buying power to black and brown communities.
    Bernie Sanders: We have a racist society from top to bottom.
    Tom Steyer: Tell the story of slavery and injustice, leading to policy.
Crime
    Bernie Sanders: End cash bail; unfair to poor.
    Elizabeth Warren: Need to rework the entire criminal justice system.
    Pete Buttigieg: Systemic racism has penetrated into police departments.
    Pete Buttigieg: Legalize pot and help those incarcerated unfairly.
Drugs
    Pete Buttigieg: Fewer arrests than US, but more black arrests for pot.
    Amy Klobuchar: I sent drug users to jail, but the only answer is treatment.
    Amy Klobuchar: Two-cent per milligram tax on opioids to fund treatment.
    Andrew Yang: Take opioid profits and funnel them into treatment.
    Andrew Yang: Safe injection centers & safe treatment centers for opioids.
    Joe Biden: I got drug courts signed into law.
    Pete Buttigieg: Accountability for drug producers; treatment for users.
Families & Children
    Elizabeth Warren: Real money into schools & housing, to fight child poverty.
    Joe Biden: Focus on our children, to address child poverty.
    Amy Klobuchar: Investment in childcare and pre-school.
    Andrew Yang: Disentangle economic value and human value.
    Bernie Sanders: My priority is working class families, not the rich.
    Elizabeth Warren: The best investment we can make is in our children.
    Joe Biden: Kids are our future and health of US depends on them.
Foreign Policy
    Amy Klobuchar: We must work with allies, isolationism does not work.
    Joe Biden: NATO will crumble if Trump wins a second term.
    Joe Biden: We must keep our commitments when we make them, like NATO.
    Tom Steyer: We abandoned diplomacy & allies in favor of military complex.
Free Trade
    Amy Klobuchar: Voted yes for USMCA due to trade improvements.
    Bernie Sanders: Not one word in USMCA that deals with climate change.
    Elizabeth Warren: USMCA makes things somewhat better for workers.
    Tom Steyer: Unilateral action does not lead to a climate treaty.
Government Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Wealthy donors turn their backs on working families.
    Elizabeth Warren: FactCheck: prolific past presence with high-dollar donors.
    Amy Klobuchar: Automatic voter registration stops racist voter suppression.
    Amy Klobuchar: Overturn Citizens United.
    Elizabeth Warren: Now, our government is corrupt, works for rich only.
    Joe Biden: Cannot allow laws restricting black voters to stand.
    Pete Buttigieg: End political battlefield of Supreme Court nominations.
    Tom Steyer: GOP is stacking courts, need Dem win to stop it.
Gun Control
    Bernie Sanders: 2005: Allow suing gun manufacturers for negligence.
    Bernie Sanders: Changed views on gun control due to epidemic of gun violence.
    Elizabeth Warren: Approach gun violence as a public health emergency.
    Joe Biden: I pushed Brady Bill when other Dems voted against it.
Health Care
    Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-All will kick 149 million off their insurance.
    Bernie Sanders: Health care industry last year made $100 billion in profit.
    Bernie Sanders: FactCheck: US pays twice OECD average, but not every country.
    Joe Biden: Of course Medicare-for-All will require raising taxes.
    Pete Buttigieg: 2018: Medicare-for-All; 2020: only for those who want it.
    Amy Klobuchar: Medicare-for-All will kick 149 million off their insurance.
    Bernie Sanders: Bring America together:end international shame of healthcare.
    Bernie Sanders: Bring America together:end international shame of healthcare.
    Elizabeth Warren: Reduce the cost of commonly-used prescription drugs.
    Joe Biden: My Medicare if you want it plan is affordable.
    Pete Buttigieg: Don't command, it should be Medicare for those who want it.
    Pete Buttigieg: Don't command, it should be Medicare for those who want it.
    Pete Buttigieg: 2018: favored single-payer Medicare-for-All.
Homeland Security
    Bernie Sanders: FactCheck: $1.8 trillion on all military, not just weapons.
    Bernie Sanders: We spend $1.8T on collective military; spend it on climate.
    Tom Steyer: Need to change world view from war to climate change.
Jobs
    Andrew Yang: Trump is the symptom of the disease of job loss.
Principles & Values
    Bernie Sanders: Trump acquittal will lead to more abuse of power.
    Elizabeth Warren: Re-establish the rule of law: investigate government.
    Joe Biden: Amend constitution to allow only public money in elections.
    Pete Buttigieg: This is a time for belonging, not exclusion.
    Tom Steyer: Developed countries don't jail former presidents.
Tax Reform
    Elizabeth Warren: FactCheck: "2% wealth tax" is 6% on wealthiest billionaires.
War & Peace
    Joe Biden: FactCheck: removed troops from Iraq, but they went back.
    Tom Steyer: Obama got Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions.
    Bernie Sanders: Killing bad leaders leads to international anarchy.
    Bernie Sanders: I listened about Iraq; they were lying thru their teeth.
    Elizabeth Warren: Nobody sees solutions in Afghanistan, so end the endless war.
    Joe Biden: Assassinations in Iran make America stand alone.
    Joe Biden: Only deal with terrorism in Afghanistan, not nation-building.
    Joe Biden: I made a mistake; Bush said he wouldn't go into Iraq.
    Joe Biden: I made a mistake; Bush said he wouldn't go into Iraq.
    Pete Buttigieg: Taking out a bad guy is not always a good idea.
    Pete Buttigieg: Biden made wrong decision on Iraq War.
    Pete Buttigieg: Biden made wrong decision on Iraq War.
Welfare & Poverty
    Amy Klobuchar: Eradicate child poverty in a generation.
    Andrew Yang: Disentangle economic value and human value.
    Elizabeth Warren: Need race-conscious laws to overcome housing discrimination.
    Pete Buttigieg: Dow Jones doesn't measure performance of economy.
    Tom Steyer: Think much more ambitiously about poverty and how to end it.
    Andrew Yang: If no action taken, minority wealth will be zer0 by 2053.
    Bernie Sanders: Whites should not do so much better than blacks.
    Joe Biden: I first got involved in politics to fight red-lining.
    Pete Buttigieg: Measure economy by poverty levels, not by Dow Jones.
    Tom Steyer: Racism is not in the past so we need reparations to fix it.


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  • Amy Klobuchar Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Andrew Yang Democratic candidate for President; CEO
  • Bernie Sanders Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senator
  • Joe Biden Democratic V.P.
  • Pete Buttigieg Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
  • Tom Steyer Possible Democratic candidate for President from California

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