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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)

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2023 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Republican, Working Family, and MAGA response

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    from 2023 State of the Union address (number of quotes indicated):
  • Delia Ramirez (9) Democrat U.S. Rep Illinois-3
  • Donald Trump (5) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Joe Biden (24) Democratic President; former V.P. former Senator
  • Juan Ciscomani (1) Republican U.S. Rep Arizona-6
  • Mitch McConnell (2) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Rick Scott (2) Florida Republican Governor
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Pres. Biden's State of the Union address plus several responses from several Republican factions. Transcript sources cited below; of note: President Biden's speech is excerpted from his "prepared remarks" but the most interesting moments were when Biden interacted with GOP members of Congress.
  • White House Press Release, "Remarks of President Joe Biden--State of the Union Address as Prepared for Delivery," February 7, 2023 (Link)
  • MarketWatch, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the dividing line in America is between normal and crazy. Full text of Republican response to Biden's State of the Union", 2/7/23 (Link)
  • New York Post, "Trump blasts Biden in his response to State of the Union address," by Victor Nava, February 8, 2023 (Link)
  • Washington Examiner, "Trump releases prerecorded rebuttal to Biden speech," by Jack Birle, February 07, 2023 (Link)
  • Delia Ramirez response for Working Families Party, Feb. 7, 2023 (Link)
  • Newsweek, "How Joe Biden Skewered Republicans in State of the Union 'Masterclass'," by Darragh Roche, 2/8/23 (Link)
  • NBC News, "Republicans heckle Biden after he swipes at their Social Security positions," by Peter Nicholas, Feb. 7, 2023 (Link)
  • The Center Square, "Ciscomani calls for 'fight for values' in Spanish language GOP State of the Union response," by Cameron Arcand, Feb 8, 2023 (Link)
  • S.925, the Federal Agency Sunset Commission Act of 2021, introduced by Sen. Rick Scott on 3/23/2021, downloaded Feb. 9, 2023 (Link)
  • H.R.2199, the Federal Agency Sunset Commission Act of 2021, introduced by Rep. Michael Cloud on 3/26/2021, downloaded Feb. 9, 2023 (Link)
  • Business Insider, "Mitch McConnell slams Rick Scott's plan to sunset Social Security and Medicare, calling it 'a bad idea'," by Ayelet Sheffey, Feb 10, 2023 (Link)
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Delia Ramirez: Will fight tooth and nail for our reproductive freedoms .
    Joe Biden: If Congress passes a national abortion ban, I will veto it.
Budget & Economy
    Joe Biden: Blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America.
    Donald Trump: Worst inflation in history due to energy & food costs.
Civil Rights
    Donald Trump: Biden administration is waging war on free speech.
    Joe Biden: Prevent "junk fees"; disclose all fees up front.
    Joe Biden: Tax code just isn't fair; quadruple tax on stock buybacks.
    Joe Biden: Capitalism without competition is exploitation of consumers.
    Delia Ramirez: Upend deadly status quo; end qualified immunity for police.
    Joe Biden: Brown and black parents tell kids "The Talk" about cops.
    Joe Biden: Ten times the return for every dollar spent fighting fraud.
    Donald Trump: Criminals released from jail continue their crime wave.
    Joe Biden: Work with couriers like Fed Ex to inspect for fentanyl.
    Donald Trump: Drug cartels smuggle poison to kill our children.
    Joe Biden: Reduce student debt; increase Pell Grants.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Biden: The climate crisis doesn't care if your state is red or blue.
Families & Children
    Delia Ramirez: Revive the Child Tax Credit.
    Joe Biden: Paid family leave & Child Tax Credit increase productivity.
Foreign Policy
    Donald Trump: Biden is leading us to the brink of World War Three .
Free Trade
    Joe Biden: Buy American has been the law since 1933; now new standards .
Gun Control
    Delia Ramirez: Tighten gun regulations, ban assault weapons.
    Joe Biden: Ban assault weapons once and for all; we did it before.
Health Care
    Delia Ramirez: Guarantee health insurance regardless of immigration status.
    Joe Biden: Cap the cost of insulin at $35 a month for every American.
    Delia Ramirez: We must finally pass comprehensive immigration reform .
    Joe Biden: 12 million new jobs in 2 years; the most ever.
    Delia Ramirez: $7.25/hour minimum wage is an insult; raise to $15/hour.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: Time and again, Democrats and Republicans have come together.
    Delia Ramirez: Govt. represents us, not super rich or giant corporations.
    Joe Biden: There is no place for political violence in America.
    Joe Biden: The story of America is unique among all nations.
    Juan Ciscomani: Fight for the values that made American Dream possible.
Social Security
    Rick Scott: FactCheck: Yes, sunsetting could abolish entitlements .
    Delia Ramirez: Democrats won't let Social Security and Medicare get cut.
    Mitch McConnell: FactCheck: Not just "Rick Scott Plan" to sunset entitlements.
    Joe Biden: Won't allow Social Security or Medicare to be taken away.
    Rick Scott: Benefits will be reduced if entitlements aren't shored up.
    Mitch McConnell: No plans to sunset Medicare or Social Security.
    Joe Biden: Some Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare.
    Joe Biden: Public commitment from both parties: no cuts to entitlements.
Tax Reform
    Joe Biden: Reward work, not wealth: crack down on wealthy tax cheats.
    Joe Biden: Largest investment in infrastructure since Interstates.
War & Peace
    Joe Biden: America is united in support of Ukraine as long as it takes.

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