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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

AdWatch: transcripts from 2016 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2016 AdWatch (number of quotes indicated):
  • August Wolf (1) Republican Senate Challenger Connecticut
  • Ben Carson (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Chris Rey (1) Democratic Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Curtis Coleman (1) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
  • David Jolly (1) Republican Senate Challenger Florida
  • Donald Trump (3) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jason Kander (3) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • John Bel Edwards (1) Louisiana Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jonathan Johnson (1) Utah Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Maggie Hassan (1) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Michael Bennet (1) Democratic Jr Senator Colorado
  • Pat Toomey (1) Republican Jr Senator Pennsylvania
  • Patty Judge (2) Democratic candidate for Senate Iowa
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    John Bel Edwards: AdWatch: My daughter is living proof of my pro-life values.
Budget & Economy
    Maggie Hassan: Restored $1B in cuts in state spending.
Corporations
    Pat Toomey: AdWatch: Fights against corporate welfare & giant handouts.
Families & Children
    Chris Rey: AdWatch: Faith, family, and service give my life meaning.
Government Reform
    Patty Judge: Special interests get too much help from Congress.
    Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
    Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
    David Jolly: OpEd AdWatch: Worked for lobbyists associated with Pakistan.
Gun Control
    Jason Kander: Support 2nd amendment rights AND background checks.
Homeland Security
    Curtis Coleman: AdWatch: Boozman voted to curtail civil liberties; I won't.
Jobs
    Patty Judge: Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, instead of tax breaks.
Tax Reform
    Donald Trump: OpEd AdWatch: Trump more liberal on taxes than Democrats.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Proposed 14% tax on wealthy in 2000, but not now.
    Donald Trump: No net increase in taxes, but increases on wealthy.
Technology
    Jonathan Johnson: Elect transit officials instead of political appointments.
War & Peace
    Ben Carson: Military intelligence underused in crafting Syria strategy.
    Michael Bennet: AdWatch: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
    August Wolf: We can't trust the Iranian terrorist regime with nukes.


The above quotations are from AdWatch: transcripts from 2016 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.

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