Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Alex Merced: Invest in technology & charity to reduce number of abortions.
Darryl Glenn: Life begins at conception.
Donald Trump: Unpredictable abortion funding good; Planned Parenthood bad.
Frank Gilbert: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
Hillary Clinton: Troubled by misleading allegations about Planned Parenthood.
Jerry Moran: Life from conception is sacred and must be defended.
Joe Miller: Roe v. Wade is judicial activism at its worst.
Misty Snow: Don't interfere with private medical decisions of women.
Richard Shelby: Roe v. Wade flawed on both a constitutional & moral basis.
Ron Johnson: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
Wendy Long: Attempt to save life of child if you must do abortion.
Darryl Glenn: Supports fetal personhood; opposes Planned Parenthood.
Deborah Ross: All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA).
Evan Bayh: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Jason Kander: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
John McCain: Defund Planned Parenthood.
Katie McGinty: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Mark Kirk: Fund Planned Parenthood for non-abortion health services.
Michael Bennet: Classify contraception as preventive care & no moral issue.
Pat Toomey: Great news that employer can withhold contraceptive coverage.
Patty Judge: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Ron Johnson: Roe v Wade decision was a tragedy.
Russell Feingold: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Ted Strickland: Supports some restrictions but Planned Parenthood ok.
Evan McMullin: Pro-life.
Scott Milne: Pro-life; and no free birth control.
Budget & Economy|
Gary Johnson: Veto any legislation that will result in deficit spending.
Jason Kander: Supports federal spending to promote economic growth.
Bob Niemeyer: Cut the size of government and jobs will follow.
Jill Stein: Don't use 'religious freedom' as fig leaf for discrimination.
Marcia Squier: Racial inequality continues to be a serious problem.
Deborah Ross: Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice.
Joe Heck: Accepts Supreme Court ruling on transgendered bathrooms.
Maggie Hassan: Ban discrimination against transgender individuals.
Marco Rubio: Men's bathrooms are for men & women's bathrooms for women.
Richard Burr: Let same-sex marriage be decided by the states.
Evan McMullin: I believe in traditional marriage; but not everyone does.
Mike Weinholtz: 100% score from Equality Utah for pro-LGBT policy stances.
Scott Milne: Opposes affirmative action.
Marcia Squier: Taxes & fees for overseas corporations; incentives at home.
Deborah Ross: Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share.
Kate Brown: Grow Our Own: develop existing Oregon businesses.
Kathy Szeliga: Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street.
Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
Mike Workman: Don't reduce corporate tax; do prosecute Wall Street crimes.
Eric Holcomb: Give prosecutors resources to protect vulnerable seniors.
John Gregg: Adult Protective Services is underfunded and understaffed.
Deborah Ross: No incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors.
Jason Kander: End school-to-prison pipeline.
Evan McMullin: Opposes death penalty.
Scott Milne: Supports the death penalty.
Mike Workman: Supports the death penalty, but only for horrific crimes.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Legalize medical marijuana, and eventually recreational use.
Deborah Ross: Supports medical marijuana.
Jason Kander: Supports medical marijuana.
Joe Heck: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
Marco Rubio: Prove medical benefits to FDA before legalizing marijuana.
Mark Kirk: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
Patrick Murphy: Let states decide marijuana legalization.
Patty Judge: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
Richard Burr: Marijuana has no value that you can't get thru other things.
Rob Portman: No legalization; focus instead on drug prevention.
Ron Johnson: No federal legalization; but let's see how states do.
Roy Blunt: Don't decriminalize marijuana federally, but let states try.
Ted Strickland: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
Evan McMullin: Opposes legalization of marijuana.
Patrick Wiesner: Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government.
Patrick Wiesner: Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask.
Bruce Lisman: No legalization now; let's see what happens in other states.
Matt Dunne: Legalize marijuana quickly; prohibition hasn't worked.
Phil Scott: No legalization at this time; but I'm not saying never.
Scott Milne: Pass tougher drug laws instead of decriminalizing.
Sue Minter: Supports legalizing marijuana.
Darryl Glenn: Feds should leave marijuana law to states, including banking.
Darryl Glenn: Congress should leave opioid law to states.
Jon Keyser: Feds should let marijuana businesses use normal banking.
Jon Keyser: Focus on awareness and treatment for opioid addiction.
Donald Trump: I may cut Department of Education.
Donald Trump: Call them vouchers or scholarships; I call it competition.
Hillary Clinton: Common Core is most important non-family enterprise in US.
Hillary Clinton: Voted against vouchers; but public school choice ok.
Hillary Clinton: Unconstitutional to post Ten Commandments in schools.
Jill Stein: No charter schools; yes public; no Common Core; yes local.
Brenda Lawrence: Public-private partnerships to connecting college to jobs.
Marcia Squier: Extend free public education from pre-school to PhD.
Deborah Ross: Make first two years of community college free.
Jill Stein: Guarantee tuition-free education pre-school thru university.
Kelly Ayotte: Cut Pell Grants; use private student loan financing.
Bob Niemeyer: Charter schools are the answer; throw out Common Core.
Bud Pierce: Apply Massachusetts Education Reform act to Oregon schools.
Kate Brown: Seamless public education from cradle to career.
Energy & Oil|
Donald Trump: Fracking will lead to American energy independence.
Hillary Clinton: Natural gas is a "bridge fuel".
Marcia Squier: Green New Deal & fossil fuel-free vehicles by 2030.
Sue Minter: Keep electric rates low to compete in New England.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Some government action for climate change.
Darryl Glenn: I do not believe that man is contributing to climate change.
Evan Bayh: Climate science is unequivocal, but don't hurt business.
Jill Stein: Halt any investment in fossil fuel infrastructure.
John McCain: Dramatic Arctic changes might be man-made; might be natural.
Mark Kirk: Climate change is real, but no carbon tax.
Rob Portman: Human activity contributes to climate change; but no laws.
Tammy Duckworth: Human activity is the major factor driving climate change.
Evan McMullin: Expand offshore oil drilling.
Patrick Wiesner: Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes.
Kevin Stine: End corporate handouts to fossil fuel companies.
Mark Callahan: Do nothing about global warming; it's a fraudulent invention.
Ron Wyden: Boost renewable energy and the low-carbon economy.
Brenda Lawrence: Flint water crisis is example of environmental injustice.
Marcia Squier: Federal funding for Flint; and prosecution for poisoning too.
Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
Mike Workman: Preserve and protect national parks.
Families & Children|
Bud Pierce: Partially support hospice/respite centers.
Chris Sununu: More home-care funding ultimately lowers the cost of care.
Colin Van Ostern: Include respite care for family caregivers.
John Carney: Respite care programs for family caregivers.
Kathy Szeliga: Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents.
Donald Trump: Treating Israel like a second-class citizen will end.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Supports US-Iran nuclear treaty.
Deborah Ross: Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS.
Jason Kander: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
Jill Stein: Support Iranian nuclear deal as part of nuclear-free Mideast.
Joe Heck: Opposes US-Iran nuclear treaty.
Katie McGinty: Supports Iran nuclear deal.
Russell Feingold: Supports Iran nuclear deal.
Ted Strickland: Support Iran nuke treaty; opposes ground troops against ISIS.
Evan McMullin: The U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
Kathy Szeliga: Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk.
Margaret Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror".
Scott Milne: US out of the UN, and UN out of the US.
Mike Workman: Use U.N. peacekeeping forces; don't spy on our allies.
Brenda Lawrence: Oppose TPP, NAFTA, and similar trade deals.
Marcia Squier: Oppose TPP, NAFTA, and similar trade deals.
Patrick Wiesner: Protect American companies against foreign dumping.
Kathy Szeliga: Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations.
Donald Trump: It's scary that people can vote without ID.
Hillary Clinton: Automatic voter registration and 20-day early voting.
Jill Stein: Make voter ID laws obsolete and impossible.
Marcia Squier: Repeal Citizens United; publicly fund campaigns.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Joined lawsuit challenging AZ voting restrictions.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
Darryl Glenn: Supports unlimited contributions by individuals.
Gary Johnson: Citizens United decision protects First Amendment.
John McCain: Citizens United was worst decision ever, but don't overturn.
Katie McGinty: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Michael Bennet: Federal review voting of discriminatory state voting changes.
Pat Toomey: Voter ID law protects integrity of the system.
Ted Strickland: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
Kate Brown: Disclose lobbyist info & pay, on public website.
Brenda Lawrence: Enact common sense gun control reforms & close loopholes.
Marcia Squier: Universal background checks to reduce gun crime.
Kelly Ayotte: No gun restrictions except terrorist watch lists.
Mark Kirk: Both major-party Senate candidates support gun restrictions.
Pat Toomey: Expand background checks and apply terrorist watch lists.
Patrick Murphy: Expand background checks; bar people on watch lists.
Patty Judge: Supports banning assault rifles.
Evan McMullin: Opposes further restrictions on gun purchases.
Margaret Flowers: More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations.
Brenda Lawrence: ObamaCare is sound policy, but deal with consequences.
Marcia Squier: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with full coverage for all.
Eric Holcomb: New Medicaid waiver for Structured Family Caregiving.
John Gregg: Protect CHOICE program for seniors aging at home.
Kate Brown: Access to healthcare improving, but there is more we must do.
Colin Bonini: Expand on the CARE Act and educate caregivers.
Mark Kirk: For 2013 shutdown over ObamaCare, but then for compromise.
Evan McMullin: Opposes ObamaCare.
Darryl Glenn: ObamaCare has made health insurance much more expensive.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Supports Iranian nuclear deal & Congressional debate on war.
Evan McMullin: Supports PATRIOT Act, but with limited scope.
Jon Keyser: Keep United States Northern Command in Colorado.
Brenda Lawrence: Refugees aren't terrorist; that's just more fear tactics.
Marcia Squier: Moratorium on deportation of undocumented immigrants.
Deborah Ross: Support the DREAM Act.
Joe Heck: No blanket amnesty but earned citizenship ok.
Katie McGinty: Support DREAM Act plus earned path to citizenship.
Mark Kirk: First secure the border; then path to citizenship.
Ron Johnson: Address comprehensive reform after border is secure.
Evan McMullin: Anchor babies ok, but no benefits & no amnesty.
Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Scott Milne: No immigrant benefits; no DREAMers; no amnesty.
Marcia Squier: Minimum wage of $15 per hour, including Congress.
Darryl Glenn: Repeal the federal minimum wage.
Evan McMullin: Opposes raising federal minimum wage.
Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
Kathy Szeliga: Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be.
Principles & Values|
John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
Alex Merced: I consider myself spiritual, via faith and forgiveness.
Darryl Glenn: God is the highest authority in my life.
Donald Trump: Fiercely defend religious freedom and terms like "Christmas".
Donald Trump: I go to communion and that's asking forgiveness.
Frank Gilbert: Christian Libertarian & believes in Non-Aggression Principle.
Hillary Clinton: They say "religious freedom" but mean "gay discrimination".
Jerry Moran: I led the fight to give Republicans control of the Senate.
Joe Miller: I am a limited government constitutionalist.
Joe Miller: We created greatest Republic by looking to God for wisdom.
Misty Snow: Spiritually, I value love and compassion for all people.
Misty Snow: I describe myself as a libertarian-leaning progressive.
Richard Shelby: Judeo-Christian values should guide all that we do.
Wendy Long: Human nature's propensity for sin necessitates Constitution.
Wendy Long: Conservative work for Judicial Confirmation Network.
Kevin Stine: The Senate is full of multi-millionaires over the age of 60.
Ron Wyden: Give voice to those who often feel left out of the debate.
Brenda Lawrence: Protect social security, Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Marcia Squier: Including eldercare services in universal health care.
Bud Pierce: Require automatic enrollment with payroll deductions.
Chris Sununu: Flexible retirement savings, and ensure Soc. Sec. solvency.
Colin Van Ostern: Focus on good jobs so people can save for retirement.
Eric Holcomb: No mandates to offer retirement plans, but voluntary IRAs ok.
John Gregg: Pledge to always protect & strengthen Social Security system.
Kate Brown: More options & opportunities to save for retirement.
Colin Bonini: Tax incentives to encourage payroll deduction savings.
Evan Bayh: Raise Social Security age.
John Carney: Expect to work longer than our parents did before retiring.
Michael Bennet: Eliminate income cap for payroll taxes.
Rob Portman: Supported Bush's privatization, but no longer supports it.
Ted Strickland: No Social Security privatization.
Todd Young: Strong support for privatization.
Mike Workman: Don't transition pensions into privately managed accounts.
Darryl Glenn: Raise retirement age for those aged under 55 now.
Jon Keyser: For next generation, use free market reforms.
Brenda Lawrence: I believe in a progressive tax.
Marcia Squier: Highest earners should pay the highest taxes.
Maggie Hassan: Wealthy should pay their fair share.
Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
Bud Pierce: Public transit ok, but future is autonomous drive vehicles.
Kate Brown: Expand public transit to ease traffic congestion.
Phil Scott: Reform alternative utility regulation; no executive bonuses.
Sue Minter: Utility rate goal: transparent process & affordable rates.
Patrick Wiesner: Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports.
War & Peace|
Marcia Squier: Immediate US cease-fire and weapons embargo on all countries.
Chuck Grassley: Signed letter opposing Iranian nuclear deal.
Gary Johnson: Boots on ground, bombs, & drones make things worse.
Katie McGinty: No ground troops against ISIS.
Mark Kirk: Ground troops against ISIS only with long-term exit strategy.
Patrick Murphy: Air strikes against ISIS but no ground troops.
Patty Judge: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
Ron Johnson: 25,000 US combat troops to fight ISIS in Iraq.
Patrick Wiesner: Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest.
Patrick Wiesner: It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS.
Chris Van Hollen: End 2002 Iraq War authority; no ground troops in Mideast.
Kathy Szeliga: ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed.
Margaret Flowers: Iran nuke deal is first step towards normalizing relations.
Jon Keyser: Iranian regime is evil, and cannot be trusted.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mike Workman: Create more affirmative action programs to address poverty.