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)
Second Bush-Kerry debate, Town Hall format, Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri
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from Second Bush-Kerry debate (number of quotes indicated):
- George W. Bush (36)
- John Kerry (40)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
George W. Bush: Prefers strict constructionists, like overturning Dred Scott.
George W. Bush: Not going to spend taxpayers’ money on abortion.
George W. Bush: First president to fund embryonic stem cell research.
George W. Bush: Kerry voted no on partial-birth abortion ban.
John Kerry: Bush allows the destruction of life up to a certain amount.
John Kerry: Against partial-birth abortion but there are exceptions.
John Kerry: Embryos used in stem cell research are not from abortions.
John Kerry: Supreme Court justices should be able to make good decisions.
John Kerry: We cannot force people to share our faith.
Budget & Economy|
George W. Bush: Kerry is not credible as a fiscal conservative.
George W. Bush: Haven’t vetoed any spending bills because we work together.
George W. Bush: Kerry will not be able to pay for $2.2T in new spending.
John Kerry: Bush’s $2.2T figures are put together by a biased group.
John Kerry: Bush has driven up the biggest deficits in US history.
John Kerry: Restore pay-as-you-go rule that Bush broke.
George W. Bush: Patriot Act does not water down civil liberties.
John Kerry: The Patriot Act has been used to abuse people’s rights.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Bush indeed is half-owner of timber company.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry plan affects 471,000 companies, not 900,000.
George W. Bush: Kerry will tax small businesses.
John Kerry: 96% of small businesses not affected by my tax plan.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush never promised to fully fund NCLB.
John Kerry: Fully fund No Child Left Behind.
Energy & Oil|
George W. Bush: The Kyoto Treaty would have cost America a lot of jobs.
John Kerry: The Kyoto Treaty was flawed but could be fixed.
George W. Bush: Proposed different measures to improve the environment.
John Kerry: The Clear Skies bill is Orwellian and makes things worse.
George W. Bush: Allies are dealing with Iran and North Korea with America.
George W. Bush: Other nations are sacrificing with us.
George W. Bush: Made unpopular decisions for great American values.
John Kerry: Missouri would be the third largest country in “coalition”.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Only 19% of poor seniors use Drug Discount cards.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Frivolous lawsuits do not cost government $28B.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry’s plan doesn’t put bureaucrats in control.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush’s plan yields $13B for big pharma, not $139B.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Kerry’s plan covers 92%, not 100% of Americans.
George W. Bush: We got Medicare reform done.
George W. Bush: Double the NIH budget to $28 billion.
George W. Bush: Make sure the drugs from Canada cure and don’t kill you.
George W. Bush: Kerry’s healthcare plan will ruin the quality of healthcare.
John Kerry: Choose your doctor and your healthcare plan.
John Kerry: Bush said in 2000 that re-importation from Canada was OK.
John Kerry: Lawsuits contribute less than 1% of all healthcare costs.
John Kerry: Bush chose a tax cut over health care.
George W. Bush: We’ve tripled the homeland security budget.
George W. Bush: We are not going to have a draft.
John Kerry: Military is overextended and there’s a backdoor draft.
John Kerry: Need the best intelligence and cooperation to make us safe.
John Kerry: Our container ports, bridges, & plants are not secure.
John Kerry: FactCheck: 0.6M jobs lost under Bush, not 1.6M.
George W. Bush: To keep jobs in US, develop energy and keep taxes low.
John Kerry: End tax incentives for companies to move jobs abroad.
John Kerry: Can’t stop all outsourcing, but can level the playing field.
Principles & Values|
George W. Bush: Iraqi war and tax cuts were not mistakes.
George W. Bush: Cut taxes on everybody.
John Kerry: Enron received $254 million after the Bush tax cut.
John Kerry: More tax cut for all people earning less than the $200,000.
John Kerry: Pledges not to raise taxes on earnings under $200,000.
War & Peace|
John Kerry: FactCheck: Shinseki retirement was pushed but not forced.
George W. Bush: Bush rejected NATO’s suggestion to help training in Iraq.
George W. Bush: Sent a $87 billion bill that gives troops equipment.
George W. Bush: The war on terror includes invading Iraq.
George W. Bush: Saddam was a unique threat because of the potential WMD.
George W. Bush: Saddam wanted to restart his weapons programs.
George W. Bush: UN sanctions were not effective at removing Saddam.
George W. Bush: Other nations will not risk troops in a war called a mistake.
George W. Bush: Had the right plan with the right troops level invading Iraq.
John Kerry: Would have given Clinton the power to use force if necessary.
John Kerry: UN sanctions were to remove the WMD, not Saddam.
John Kerry: The right war was Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan.
John Kerry: Bush’s job was to win the peace, not just the war.
John Kerry: The $87 billion bill gives a slush fund to Halliburton.
John Kerry: Iraqi war is a catastrophic mistake.
John Kerry: Bush rushed to war without having a plan to win the peace.
John Kerry: Reach out to our allies to deal with the chaos in Iraq.
John Kerry: We have trained many and are spending a lot in Iraq.
The above quotations are from Second Bush-Kerry debate, Town Hall format, Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Biographies of past presidents:
- President Joe Biden
- Promise Me, Dad, by Joe Biden
- Biden Cabinet, On The Issues collection
- The Truths We Hold, by Kamala Harris
- President Donald Trump
- Crippled America, by Donald Trump
- Trump Cabinet, On The Issues collection
- Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton On the Issues
- President Barack Obama
- Decision Points, by Barack Obama
- Obama Cabinet, On The Issues collection
- Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney On the Issues
- President George W. Bush
- Bush Cabinet, On The Issues collection
- Decision Points, by George W. Bush
- A Charge to Keep, by George W. Bush
- President Bill Clinton
- Clinton Cabinet, On The Issues collection
- Back to Work, by Pres. Bill Clinton
- The Agenda, by Bob Woodward
- President George H. W. Bush
- All the Best, My Life in Letters, by George Bush Sr.
- The Family, (the Bushes) by Kitty Kelley
- William & Mary Environmental Law Review, by Cameron Lynch
- President Ronald Reagan
- Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan, by Edmund Morris
- Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation, by Pres. Ronald Reagan
- President Jimmy Carter
- An Hour Before Daylight, by Jimmy Carter
- Jimmy Who?: biography of Jimmy Carter
- President Gerald Ford
- Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate,by Bob Woodward
- A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford
- President Richard Nixon
- Seize the Moment, by Richard Nixon
- The Watergate Transcripts, by The Washington Post
- President Lyndon Johnson
- The Passage of Power, by Robert Caro
- Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, by Michael Beschloss
- President John F. Kennedy
- Profiles In Courage, by John F. Kennedy
- A Nation of Immigrants, by John F. Kennedy
- Kennedy & Nixon, by Chris Matthews
- 1000 Days, by Arthur Schlesinger
- 13 Days, by Robert F. Kennedy
- President Dwight Eisenhower
- Waging Peace, by Dwight Eisenhower
- Ike and Dick, by Jeffrey Frank
- President Harry Truman
- Plain Speaking, by Merle Miller
- Wit & Wisdom of Harry Truman, by Ralph Keyes