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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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State of Connecticut Politicians: Archives

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  • Bob Stefanowski (7) Connecticut Republican candidate for governor of Connecticut
  • Chris Murphy (24) Democratic Challenger Connecticut
  • Christopher Shays (6) Republican challenger (Lost primary) Connecticut
  • Dan Malloy (1) Connecticut Democratic Governor
  • David Walker (16) Connecticut Republican candidate for Governor
  • Jodi Rell (10) Connecticut Former Republican
  • Joe Visconti (10) Connecticut Republican candidate for Connecticut Governor
  • Linda McMahon (25) Connecticut Former Small Business Administration
  • Matthew Corey (2) Republican Candidate for Connecticut U.S. Senator Connecticut
  • Prasad Srinivasan (10) Connecticut Republican candidate for Governor
  • Richard Blumenthal (16) Democratic Sr Senator Connecticut
  • Susan Bysiewicz (21) Democratic Challenger (Lost primary) Connecticut
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    Chris Murphy: I'm more pro-choice than opponent; but no late-term abortion.
    Linda McMahon: I'm a pro-choice woman; not part of anti-woman agenda.
    Jodi Rell: CT leads in bioscience revolution & stem cell research.
    Jodi Rell: Leave abortion decision to a woman & her doctor.
    Jodi Rell: $100M for stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Bob Stefanowski: Remove excess bloat from the budget and keep the necessities.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Connecticut regulations are choking growth.
    David Walker: Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Tax securities transactions $150B to fund mortgage relief.
    Christopher Shays: OpEd: Spent $200M on "Bridge to Nowhere".
    Christopher Shays: OpEd: Voted to raise the debt ceiling 8 times.
    Jodi Rell: Financial crisis came from unbridled greed & lax oversight.
Civil Rights
    Linda McMahon: I'm proud of WWE history; it's not a "war on women".
    Jodi Rell: Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics.
    Bob Stefanowski: Wants to have the DMV managed by the private sector.
    Bob Stefanowski: Phase out corporate tax; end estate tax immediately.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Financial assessment of new regulations on small businesses.
    Joe Visconti: Remove red tape and over-regulation of small business.
    David Walker: Less regulation to promote more company expansion.
    Linda McMahon: We need more business people like me in Washington.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Close Wall Street's hedge fund loophole.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Hold Wall Street accountable and end corporate welfare.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Too few politicians fail to take on Wall Street.
    Chris Murphy: OpEd: Campaign coffers overflow with Wall Street donations.
    Chris Murphy: Keep preferential tax for hedge funds; costs too much to cut.
    Susan Bysiewicz: End preferential tax treatment for hedge fund gains.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Use fees on selling securities to help under-water mortgages.
    Linda McMahon: Businesses need regulatory certainty to risk hiring workers.
    Richard Blumenthal: Defend small businesses against wrongdoing, & defend record.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Increase penalties for human trafficking and animal abuse.
    Jodi Rell: Supports the death penalty.
    Jodi Rell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Expand medical marijuana eligibility.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Combat the state's opioid crisis.
    Chris Murphy: Admits past marijuana usage.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Never smoked marijuana.
    Linda McMahon: 1989: WWE exonerated unanimously of steroid doctor misdeeds.
    Jodi Rell: Restrict sale of products used to make methamphetamine.
    Bob Stefanowski: Well-educated, high-earning graduates are leaving the state.
    Joe Visconti: Oppose Common Core testing and curriculum.
    Joe Visconti: 4-year state income tax break for grads who stay in CT.
    David Walker: More K-12 parental involvement and choice.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Hold colleges accountable for rising tuition.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Tie federal aid to schools' efforts to control tuition costs.
    Chris Murphy: Keep student loan rates at 3.4% instead of 6%.
    Jodi Rell: Supports Head Start & early childhood education.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Visconti: Sensible energy efficiency and high-speed electric rail.
    David Walker: Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment.
    Chris Murphy: Cap oil prices; let market decide green technology.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Require energy buybacks from solar panels and windmills.
    Chris Murphy: Energy reform is my holy grail.
    Chris Murphy: End oil speculation to drive down gas prices.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Security transactional tax to invest in green technology.
    Linda McMahon: Cap-and-trade is an energy tax.
    Richard Blumenthal: Cap-and-trade OK; fuel cells & clean energy better.
    Jodi Rell: Energy and heating assistance for families in need.
Families & Children
    Richard Blumenthal: McMahon's WWE is adult entertainment marketed to children.
Foreign Policy
    Susan Bysiewicz: Two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    Chris Murphy: US support of Israel is in our national security interest.
    Linda McMahon: Sustainable 2-state solution in Israel; no settlement freeze.
    Richard Blumenthal: 2-state solution in Israel after Palestine stops terrorism.
Free Trade
    Susan Bysiewicz: Make changes to NAFTA; close loopholes to send jobs overseas.
    Chris Murphy: Buy American Act for government purchasing.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs.
Government Reform
    David Walker: Constitution State should call for Constitutional Convention.
    David Walker: Lifetime ban from government if guilty of public corruption.
    David Walker: Support local non-profits to take over social services.
    David Walker: Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Repeal Citizens United; end loopholes for special interests.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Public financing for federal elections.
Gun Control
    Joe Visconti: No Sandy Hook well-intentioned but reactionary legislation.
    Chris Murphy: NRA has more control over Congress than any other group.
Health Care
    Prasad Srinivasan: Stop bureaucrats looking over doctor's shoulders.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Stop treating hospitals like piggy banks to close budget gap.
    Joe Visconti: Common sense tort reform to retain doctors in CT.
    David Walker: ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much.
    Christopher Shays: ObamaCare takes away $500 billion from Medicare.
    Chris Murphy: I'm a huge supporter of the public option.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all.
    Linda McMahon: ObamaCare will increase costs; repeal it.
    Richard Blumenthal: ObamaCare is a start to national reform.
Homeland Security
    Matthew Corey: Defense is vital to our state's economy.
    Chris Murphy: Concerned about Patriot Act's impact on citizens' rights.
    Chris Murphy: Impose a war tax to give citizens a stake in battle.
    Susan Bysiewicz: If we had a draft, Iraq & Afghan wars would be shorter.
    Chris Murphy: US aid to Israel had nothing to do with 9/11.
    Chris Murphy: Keep Groton submarine base open.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Close bases overseas and bring troops home.
    Richard Blumenthal: Apologizes again for having said he served in Vietnam.
    Linda McMahon: Terrorists only need to succeed once; we must succeed always.
    Christopher Shays: Issue "blue cards" for undocumented workers.
    Christopher Shays: Blue card: let illegals work & pay taxes but no citizenship.
    Linda McMahon: No amnesty, but expand visas for temporary workers.
    Linda McMahon: More merit-based system for green card & citizenship.
    Linda McMahon: No amnesty; enforce immigration laws.
    Richard Blumenthal: Enact comprehensive solution; piecemeal approach fails.
    Dan Malloy: Provide services without questioning immigration status.
    Bob Stefanowski: Taxes must be lowered to attract businesses and create jobs.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Renegotiate our union contracts with state employees.
    David Walker: Reform public employee collective bargaining to avoid abuse.
    David Walker: Emphasize approaches that help people help themselves.
    Christopher Shays: I was part of the solution in Congress on creating jobs.
    Linda McMahon: Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class.
    Linda McMahon: We need to send job-creators to Washington.
    Linda McMahon: Minimum wage increases harm small businesses.
    Richard Blumenthal: More job training and more R&D tax credits.
    Linda McMahon: WWE has created 20 jobs annually for 28 years.
    Richard Blumenthal: Contractors without health insurance aren't good jobs.
Local Issues
    David Walker: Comprehensive plan of action for large cities.
Principles & Values
    Linda McMahon: OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race.
    Linda McMahon: WWE was provocative, but provided 700 jobs & work ethic.
    Linda McMahon: Blumenthal insults millions of WWE viewers by dismissing WWE.
    Richard Blumenthal: Seven of McMahon's WWE wrestlers have died this year.
    Richard Blumenthal: I have spent my life helping people build their futures.
Social Security
    Joe Visconti: Means-tested aid for utilities for fixed income seniors.
    David Walker: Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable.
    Chris Murphy: To do nothing about entitlements is irresponsible.
    Chris Murphy: Earnings cap for Soc.Sec.; and means-testing for Medicare.
    Linda McMahon: Can't offer specifics or I'll be ''demagogued'' by press.
    Linda McMahon: Debate & analyze entitlement reform, but no budget cuts.
    Chris Murphy: Raise debt ceiling instead of privatizing Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Bob Stefanowski: Supermajority to enact any tax or fee increase.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Opposed tax increases; shrink size of government.
    Prasad Srinivasan: We must control taxes and spending.
    Joe Visconti: Phase out sales tax, then tackle income and corporate tax.
    Joe Visconti: Phase out the estate tax for individuals.
    David Walker: No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens.
    Linda McMahon: Economy is fragile; don't raise taxes in a recession.
    Linda McMahon: Don't raise taxes on anyone, including middle class.
    Richard Blumenthal: Nation's wealthiest don't need extension of Bush tax breaks.
    Richard Blumenthal: Don't hold middle-income tax cut hostage to wealthiest 2%.
    Linda McMahon: Make Bush tax cuts permanent or CT loses 8.500 jobs.
    Richard Blumenthal: Extending Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2% is wrong.
    Bob Stefanowski: Modernize infrastructure using public-private partnerships.
    David Walker: CT is last nationally in roads & critical infrastructure.
    David Walker: Create comprehensive integrated state data system.
    Chris Murphy: Invest in local infrastructure & stronger Buy American laws.
    Chris Murphy: Massive infrastructure spending; great deals now.
    Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security.
War & Peace
    Matthew Corey: Destroy ISIS; disallow North Korean & Iranian nukes.
    Chris Murphy: Economic sanctions as main tactic against Iran.
    Susan Bysiewicz: War only as a last resort against Iran.
    Chris Murphy: Stark differences with Lieberman about the Iraq War.
    Susan Bysiewicz: We should get troops out of Afghanistan yesterday.
    Chris Murphy: Ending Iraq & Afghan wars saves $2B per week.
    Linda McMahon: Support sanctions on Iran; keep all options on table.
    Richard Blumenthal: Strengthen sanctions on Iran, adding an arms embargo.
Welfare & Poverty
    Joe Visconti: Entitlements trap people by penalizing them for success.

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