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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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News coverage of 2021 House of Representatives incumbents

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    2021 House of Representatives incumbent coverage:
  • LA-5: Newsweek.com: "Julia Letlow, whose husband died from COVID, on GOP vaccine doubters: use my story," by Emily Cazchor. 3/28/2021
  • LA-5: CNN.com: "Julia Letlow makes history in Louisiana's 5th District Special Election while 2nd District goes to runoff," by Adam Levy & Ethan Cohen, 3/21/2021
  • LA-5: People magazine , "Widow wins race to serve husband's term in Congress after he died of COVID," by Sean Neumann, 3/22/2021
  • LA-5: WWL-TV, "'Women need a seat at the table,' Julia Letlow becomes Louisiana's first Republican woman in Congress," by Thanh Truong, 3/21/2021
  • LA-5: KNOE: 8 news, "Julia Letlow shares thoughts, major priority after being elected to Congress," by LaShanda McCuin, 3/21/2021
  • FL-13 Press Release, "Crist Renews Call for $15 Federal Minimum Wage," February 26, 2021
  • GA-14: CNN K-File: "Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for Congress," by Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski, January 26, 2021
  • SC-1: Meet the Press interview of Rep. Nancy Mace, January 17, 2021
  • AL-1: NBC-15 News: "Rep. Carl describes what it was like when an angry mob stormed the Capito," by Andre Ramey, 1/7/2021
  • On MA-7 race: 19th News blog, 'The threats went through the roof,' by Errin Haines, December 30, 2020
  • WV-2: Alex X. Mooney Press Release on H.R.133, "Congressman Statement on Massive $2.3 Trillion Spending Bill," December 21, 2020
  • VA-11: Gerry Connolly Press Release on H.R.4052, "40 Members Call on President-Elect Biden to End Death Penalty on First Day in Office," December 15, 2020
  • GA-5: Roll Call e-zine, "Short-timer: Kwanza Hall wins race for remaining weeks of John Lewis' term," by Michael Teitelbaum & Eleanor Van Buren, 12/2/2020
  • CA-13: 19th News blog: "Barbara Lee on the future of Black women in leadership," by Errin Haines, November 14, 2020
  • GA-5: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Supreme Court upholds protections for Dreamers in immigration ruling," by Tamar Hallerman, 6/18/2020
  • MD-7: Baltimore Sun, "Voter Guide: Kweisi Mfume, Congress, District 7," 5/18/2020

    Special coverage of "Red Wave" states:
  • CA: 7 new House members including 1 Democrat hold & 2 Republican holds; and 3 Republican takeovers + 1 SPEL takeover
  • FL: 5 new House members, including 2 Republican holds and 3 Republican takeovers
  • NY: 5 new House members including 3 Democrat holds & 1 Republican hold; and 1 Republican takeover + 1 SPEL hold
  • TX: 7 new House members, all 7 Republican holds.
  • All other states: 52 new House members including 10 Republican takeovers and 3 Democratic takeovers
  • Endorsements: Organizational endorsements of new House members, from groups that focus on one issue
  • 2021 House incumbents: continuing coverage of the 117th Congress
    Conclusion: the "Red Wave" means Republicans made some gains in Congress when they were expected to lose seats.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Julia Letlow: Devout Christian staunchly against abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Byron Donalds: Simplify tax code to create jobs and reduce red tape.
Civil Rights
    Julia Letlow: Women need a seat at the table.
    Greg Stanton: No American should face more danger due to skin color.
    Paul Broun: Abolish Department of Ed and repeal No Child Left Behind.
    Byron Donalds: Parents should be able to choose children's schools.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Cunningham: House passed his bipartisan bill banning offshore drilling.
    Carlos Gimenez: Make renewable energy as affordable as traditional energy.
    Joe Cunningham: Highlighted dangers of seismic airgun blasting to sea life.
    Byron Donalds: Support waterways without too much regulation.
Foreign Policy
    Brad Sherman: Congressional report on hate speech in Palestinian textbooks.
    Brian Mast: Congressional report on hate speech in Palestinian textbooks.
    David Trone: Congressional report on hate speech in Palestinian textbooks.
    Josh Gottheimer: Congressional report on hate speech in Palestinian textbooks.
    Carlos Gimenez: Separate from China in 5 areas, including energy and tech.
    Maria Elvira Salazar: Cuba is a dictatorship; no concessions.
    Scott Franklin: We should rely less on foreign nations like China.
Free Trade
    Carlos Gimenez: Expand trade with free and fair agreements.
Government Reform
    Paul Broun: Require balanced budget via Amendment.
    Julia Letlow: Would have objected to certification of president election.
    Maria Elvira Salazar: Supports term limits for Congress.
    Byron Donalds: Federal government spends too much; budget must balance.
    Kat Cammack: Peaceful transfer of power celebrates our sacred values.
    Scott Franklin: Asked for study whether transfer of power was fair.
Gun Control
    Julia Letlow: Protect traditional right to own a gun.
    Byron Donalds: Pro 2nd amendment; against misguided gun control legislation.
    Marjorie Taylor Greene: Confronted Parkland shooting survivor on radical gun control.
Health Care
    Julia Letlow: COVID can touch anyone; get a vaccine and save your life.
Homeland Security
    Byron Donalds: US must be world's military superpower but not world police.
    Julia Letlow: Biden border policy no good, encourage safe, legal entry.
    Carlos Gimenez: Supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
    Carlos Gimenez: Dreamers should be allowed to stay in U.S.
    Carlos Gimenez: No to sanctuary cities and illegal border crossings.
    Charlie Crist: Raise U.S. minimum wage to $15; Florida's already done it.
Principles & Values
    Maria Elvira Salazar: Congressional leaders want socialism, which oppresses people.
    Marjorie Taylor Greene: To remove Pelosi: "Bullet to the head would be quicker".
    Marjorie Taylor Greene: 2018: Pelosi should be executed for treason.
    Nancy Mace: I want to be a new voice for the Republican Party.
    Nancy Mace: We can disagree without attacking one another.
    Jerry Carl: Voted to challenge electoral college, despite Capitol attack.
    Ayanna Pressley: Dealing with threats: no one got into this to be a martyr.
    Scott Franklin: Too much partisan fighting cause of do-nothing Congress.
Tax Reform
    Carlos Gimenez: Keep corporate tax below 21%.
    Greg Stanton: Good public transit and infrastructure help the economy.
    Julia Letlow: Broadband to rural areas will foster education & health care.

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