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)
Jennifer Wexton: Women's access to reproductive and contraceptive services.
Michael Badnarik: Not an issue for government intrusion.
Michael Badnarik: No tax funds to pay for abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Jennifer Wexton: Create an economy that works for all, not just the top.
Mark Harris: Public/private partnerships to bring economic development.
Russ Fulcher: Passing $21T in debt to our children is irresponsible.
Joe Heck: Eliminate our debt, spurring economic growth.
Richard Shelby: Opposes raising the debt limit; opposes $18T debt.
Ron Crumpton: 9-point plan for government economic investment.
Bob Niemeyer: Cut the size of government and jobs will follow.
Albert N. Gore: Save $500B by eliminating subsidies.
Joe DioGuardi: Absolutely no additional federal funds for economic recovery.
Kelly Ayotte: Stop professional politicians from bankrupting our country.
Michael Bennet: Use paid back bank bailout funds to reduce the deficit.
Robin Carnahan: Ban earmarks; end corporate giveaways; enact pay-as-you go.
Ron Johnson: Smaller, fiscally responsible government grows free market.
Roy Blunt: Spending freeze; balanced budget amendment; & line-item veto.
Inez Tenenbaum: Stick to balanced budgets.
Ilhan Omar: Fight for the liberation of our LGBTQ community.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Support small businesses; foster innovation.
Dan Meuser: Lower taxes and fewer burdensome regulations.
Dino Rossi: Small business tax cuts lead to good-paying jobs.
John Joyce: Tax relief for middle-class, not corporations & lobbyists.
Patrick Leahy: Amend Constitutional to declare corporations are NOT people.
Patty Judge: Our corporate tax code is broken; MNCs don't pay fair share.
Ron Crumpton: Trickle-down economics good for business but not for people.
Kate Brown: Grow Our Own: develop existing Oregon businesses.
Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
Albert N. Gore: Close tax loopholes and collect more corporate tax.
Albert N. Gore: Re-evaluate all subsidies: foreign, public and corporate.
Alexi Giannoulias: Reform system to reduce special interest pay-to-play.
Michael Bennet: $300B lending fund for small business; plus $12B tax cut.
Robin Carnahan: Put middle class ahead of "too big to fail".
Daryl Northrop: Community-based economics over corporate capitalism.
David Trone: Criminal justice system discriminates against minorities.
Dino Rossi: Put child molesters in prison for life after second strike.
Patty Judge: Reform mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders.
Michael Badnarik: Restitution of victims instead of punishment of criminals.
David Trone: Every day we don't act on opioid crisis, more people die.
Angie Craig: Prioritize increasing access to vocational training.
Brenda Jones: Universal education plan: early education through college.
Chrissy Houlahan: Work to fund great public schools for our kids.
Elissa Slotkin: Earn-while-you-learn at community colleges.
Jennifer Wexton: Every child deserves a world-class public education.
Josh Harder: Make college and technical training programs accessible.
Madeleine Dean: Fight for universal pre-K & equitable public education.
Mary Gay Scanlon: Top priorities include public education.
Patrick Murphy: Quality public education is best way to grow middle class.
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.
Barbara Mikulski: Increase student aid; create tuition tax credit.
Eric Wargotz: Federal role: only ensuring that states perform requirements.
Jack Orchulli: Give parents a choice in education.
Jack Orchulli: Hold students, teachers, and parents accountable.
Daryl Northrop: No intervention of corporations into schools.
Mel Martinez: Give parents more choice over kidsí schooling.
Michael Badnarik: Deregulate the schools so private solutions can work.
Energy & Oil|
Andy Levin: Stopping global warming is moral imperative.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Climate change is one of biggest national security threats.
Brenda Jones: Invest in clean, renewable and alternative energy sources.
Carol Miller: Expand our oil, coal, and natural gas production.
David Trone: Invest in green technology to fight climate change.
Debra Haaland: Climate change is #1 issue facing the world today.
Greg Stanton: Invest more federal dollars into solar and wind.
Haley Stevens: Supported Cash for Clunkers, for environmental efficiency.
Joe Neguse: Climate change is the existential crisis of our time.
Lori Trahan: Invest in renewables; return to Paris Agreement.
Rashida Tlaib: Expand renewable energy; phase out dirty fossil fuels.
Russ Fulcher: Supports growing energy sector.
Brian Schatz: Use every weapon at our disposal to fight climate change.
Patrick Leahy: Human-caused climate change is accelerating.
Patty Judge: Global warming is real and we need to take immediate action.
Ted Strickland: Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change.
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.
Albert N. Gore: Explore solar and wind; petroleum is not renewable.
Barbara Mikulski: Oppose drilling off coast; decrease reliance on fossil fuels.
Daniel Freilich: Getting off carbon is red, white, and blue, not just green.
Eric Wargotz: Invest in wind, solar, clean coal, nuclear, oil & gas.
Kelly Ayotte: Responsibly tap U.S. reserves of natural gas and oil.
Michael Bennet: Permanent tax incentives to spur renewable energy growth.
Paul Hodes: End subsidies to Big Oil; extend biomass tax credit.
Ron Johnson: The science of global warming is not settled.
Inez Tenenbaum: Send nuclear waste to Yucca, not to Carolina.
Brenda Jones: Protect wildlife and national parks from private interests.
Elissa Slotkin: Protecting our Great Lakes must be a top priority.
Katie Porter: Let California decide about water needs, but Feds pay for it.
Kevin de Leon: Pivot water management policy to reflect climate change.
Mick Rich: Cost-benefit analyses for environmental improvement projects.
Rashida Tlaib: Fight invasive species & pollution in the Great Lakes.
Russ Fulcher: Transfer federal lands in Idaho to state & locals.
Xochitl Torres Small: Keep public lands in federal control, so protect those lands.
Patrick Murphy: Vital to Florida's future that we protect our environment.
Ted Strickland: Safeguard clean air and water for future generations.
Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
Daryl Northrop: We can learn from indigenous people.
Daryl Northrop: Redesign commerce to avoid pathological consumerism.
Families & Children|
Ilhan Omar: Expand grants for childcare for student parents.
Patty Judge: Use our diplomatic power to help create peace and stability.
Richard Shelby: Immediate moratorium on Syrian refugees.
Jack Orchulli: Nurture relationships with post-Cold War countries.
Jack Orchulli: China represents an opportunity for growth.
Dino Rossi: Opposed to tariffs; strengthen trade with allies.
Greg Stanton: Bolstering export-based trade solved Great Recession.
Joe Neguse: Trade wars punish U.S. exporters & trickle down to consumers.
Kim Schrier: Labor & environmental standards: fair trade, not free trade.
Paul Hodes: End tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Ron Wyden: If we put up unfair barriers, other countries will do so too.
Jack Orchulli: Aggressive marketing instead of walls of protectionism.
Michael Badnarik: WTO fosters managed trade, not free trade.
Michael Badnarik: Import tariffs make American consumers suffer.
Andy Levin: Turn democracy from a spectator sport to participation sport.
Angie Craig: Pledges to hold a monthly public town hall.
Ben McAdams: End Citizens United: disallow corporate money in politics.
Brenda Jones: Eliminate discriminatory voter suppression laws.
Brenda Jones: Eliminate dark money in federal elections.
Chrissy Houlahan: Simplify voter registration; extend early voting.
Chrissy Houlahan: Get big money out of our campaigns, plus more disclosure.
Conor Lamb: Right to vote is the foundation of our entire democracy.
Dan Meuser: Voter ID to ensure that one person only gets one vote.
Ed Case: Enact far-reaching campaign spending & lobbying reforms.
Elissa Slotkin: We should be making it easier to legally vote, not harder.
Haley Stevens: Citizens United lets anonymous billionaires buy elections.
Ilhan Omar: I have consistently delivered transparency in public office.
Jennifer Wexton: Fight Russia's election hacks via social media disclaimers.
Joe Neguse: Ensure every voter's voice, despite Russian interference.
John Joyce: Voter ID to fight 100,000 illegally registered voters.
Kendra Horn: Matching grants to expand early voting opportunities.
Madeleine Dean: Voter ID laws limit who has access to the ballot box.
Mark Harris: Sanctity of ballot box is essential; Federal guidelines ok.
Mark Harris: More disclosure & less regulation of campaign finance.
Mary Gay Scanlon: Expand voting rights; overturn barriers to access the ballot.
Rashida Tlaib: Fight back against voter suppression that targets minorities.
Susan Wild: Get dark money out of politics.
Susan Wild: Protect Social Security at all costs.
Susan Wild: National holiday for elections; automatic voter registration.
Richard Shelby: Peer pressure & education to get people to register to vote.
Ted Strickland: Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections.
Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
Kate Brown: Disclose lobbyist info & pay, on public website.
Mark Kirk: Apply campaign finance reform to corporations.
Barbara Radnofsky: No-bid contracts encourage waste, fraud, corruption.
Scott Jameson: Public review period for every bill to minimize pork-barrel.
Ann Kirkpatrick: More background checks; end ban on gun violence research.
Ben McAdams: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show/internet loopholes.
Dan Meuser: Fight to protect the rights of the unborn.
Debra Haaland: Ban assault weapons; we need national buy-back program.
Jennifer Wexton: Endorsed by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
Jennifer Wexton: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show loophole.
Lori Trahan: Common-sense gun reform; ban assault weapons.
Madeleine Dean: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
Mark Harris: Outcry for gun laws is misguided & won't reduce gun violence.
Mick Rich: Background checks on all firearm purchases, no exceptions.
Xochitl Torres Small: Common sense gun laws like universal background checks.
Patrick Murphy: No civilian access to military-style assault weapons.
Ted Strickland: Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole.
Mel Martinez: I will always protect our Second Amendment Rights.
Andy Levin: Medicare-for-All is first step toward basic morality.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Expand eligibility for individuals to buy into Medicare.
Ben McAdams: Fix problems with ObamaCare; protect Medicare and CHIP.
Brenda Jones: Single-payer system is best, without individual mandate.
Carol Miller: Repeal ObamaCare and eliminate the bureaucracy.
Chrissy Houlahan: Increase access to quality, affordable healthcare.
Dan Meuser: Fight to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
David Trone: ObamaCare made progress; now expand to all.
Debra Haaland: Fight Big Pharma for cheaper prescription drugs.
Dino Rossi: Replace ObamaCare with more competition in the marketplace.
Elissa Slotkin: Buy-in to Medicare; then negotiate drug prices.
Greg Stanton: Expand ObamaCare and access to quality and affordable.
Haley Stevens: Protect ObamaCare: health care is a right, not a privilege.
Harley Rouda: Medicare-for-All reduces spending 18.5% of GDP on health.
Jennifer Wexton: Expanded Medicaid to 300,000 Virginians in the coverage gap.
Joe Neguse: Fix ObamaCare, then champion Medicare-for-All.
John Joyce: Repeal ObamaCare, but no changes to Medicare.
Josh Harder: Universal healthcare & Medicare-for-All.
Katie Porter: Fight for a Medicare-for-All system.
Kevin de Leon: Medicare-for-All saves $2 trillion over 10 years.
Kim Schrier: Restore ObamaCare reinsurance; then Medicare-for-All.
Mark Harris: More prevention; avoid using emergency room for primary care.
Mick Rich: Allow insurance plans to be sold across state lines.
Rashida Tlaib: ObamaCare was step in direction toward universal healthcare.
Russ Fulcher: Choice & competition instead of ObamaCare mandates.
Susan Wild: Establish a Medicare-for-All system.
Xochitl Torres Small: Make affordable healthcare accessible to everyone.
Patrick Murphy: We can improve ObamaCare, but it has hugely positive impact.
Ted Strickland: Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs.
Albert N. Gore: Make illegal workers pay into Medicare and Medicaid.
Josh Mandel: In order to save Medicare, we must change it.
Daniel Freilich: National health insurance would improve economy.
Don Stenberg: Opposes More Federal Funding for Health Coverage.
Albert N. Gore: Emphasize nation building over conventional military.
Alexander Snitker: Repeal Patriot Act; it violates Bill of Rights.
Barbara Mikulski: Safer, stronger and smarter: provide necessary resources.
Eric Wargotz: Don't appease terrorists; no civil trials.
Marco Rubio: No greater risk than radical Islamic terrorists.
Ron Johnson: I support the Patriot Act & military tribunals.
Barbara Radnofsky: Revise the Patriot Act regarding libraries.
Scott Jameson: The Patriot Act should be repealed immediately.
Inez Tenenbaum: I will do whatever I can to support the war on terror.
Mel Martinez: Funding the strongest military in the world.
Andy Levin: Founded IRATE:Immigration Reform/Advocacy/Training/Education.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship rather than deportation.
Ben McAdams: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
Brenda Jones: Protect DREAMers, and pathway to citizenship for others.
Conor Lamb: Census is too important to be affected by partisan politics.
David Trone: Oppose mass deportations & travel bans; support DACA & TPS.
Debra Haaland: I oppose deportations and bans that rip families apart.
Dino Rossi: Don't deport DREAMers; improve the guest worker program.
Elissa Slotkin: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; then comprehensive reform.
Greg Stanton: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
Haley Stevens: Comprehensive reform, with long-term solution for DREAMers.
Jennifer Wexton: Comprehensive reform instead of fear-mongering tactics.
Joe Neguse: Clean DREAM Act, then comprehensive reform.
Josh Harder: Protect DREAMers and provide a pathway to citizenship.
Katie Porter: Fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Kendra Horn: Border wall is a medieval solution to a 21st Century problem.
Kendra Horn: Don't deport DREAMers; make DACA permanent.
Kevin de Leon: Comprehensive, humane immigration reforms.
Kim Schrier: Restore DACA and DAPA; then comprehensive reform.
Lori Trahan: Fulfill promises made to DREAMers; then comprehensive reform.
Lori Trahan: No citizenship question on 2020 Census form.
Mark Harris: Secure our borders by building a wall.
Mick Rich: New policy on applicant merit, not family relationships.
Rashida Tlaib: Pathway to citizenship for all undocumented residents.
Russ Fulcher: Secure the border; end chain migration.
Susan Wild: Census citizenship questions lead to under-counting.
Xochitl Torres Small: Target criminals rather than ripping apart families.
Richard Shelby: I oppose any and all proposals to grant amnesty.
Ron Crumpton: Ignore the rhetoric; immigrants are good for America.
Ted Strickland: Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform.
Albert N. Gore: Illegal workers do jobs Americans will not take.
Albert N. Gore: Get undocumented workers paying taxes: an untapped resource.
Barbara Mikulski: Sensible approach to comprehensive immigration reform.
Charles Schumer: Secure our borders; prohibit hiring illegal aliens.
Daniel Freilich: Support AgJOBS: stable labor supply by earned legalization.
Eric Wargotz: Secure our borders; complacency is the greatest threat.
Jay Townsend: Prohibit amnesty; enhance borders; create guest workers.
Ron Johnson: I oppose blanket amnesty for illegal aliens.
Barbara Radnofsky: Current effort targeting illegal immigration is ineffective.
Scott Jameson: Border protection and immigration are not mutually exclusive.
James Gray: Feds should reimburse costs of failed immigration policy.
Andy Levin: Too many of our jobs have been offshored or contracted out.
Ilhan Omar: Fight for federal $15 minimum wage.
Jared Golden: Fought for fair and equal pay, in state legislature.
Jennifer Wexton: Ensure women doing the same job as men receive equal pay.
Kendra Horn: Strengthen the middle class by increasing wages.
Kim Schrier: Endorsed by largest unions; supports card check legislation.
Rashida Tlaib: $15 hourly minimum wage is economic justice.
Patrick Leahy: Raise minimum wage & eliminate gender pay gap.
Patty Judge: Increase the federal minimum wage & all working wages.
Kirsten Gillibrand: End outsourcing of jobs and see "Made in America" again.
Roy Blunt: Jobs for Missouri: real, sustainable, private sector jobs.
Michael Badnarik: Too much regulation causes job loss.
Principles & Values|
Dino Rossi: In State Senate, my bills always had bipartisan support.
Ed Case: Worked for three decades as attorney and law firm manager.
Ed Case: 1990s: Majority Leader of Hawaii State House.
Harley Rouda: Bipartisanship is common sense for common ground.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Served as Assistant County Manager & criminal prosecutor.
Joe Heck: Small business owner and emergency-room physician.
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.
Albert N. Gore: Methodist minister; Vietnam Colonel; Green Beret chaplain.
Russell Feingold: E4 Initiative: economy, employment, energy and education.
Barbara Radnofsky: Experienced as mother, teacher, lawyer, and mediator.
Scott Jameson: Open and honest approach always.
Daryl Northrop: Supports the Green Partyís Ten Key Values.
Carol Miller: We need to protect Social Security and Medicare for all.
Conor Lamb: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
John Joyce: Social Security and Medicare are promises made.
Kendra Horn: Commitment to keep promises on Social Security & Medicare.
Lori Trahan: Raise payroll cap & contribution rate to ensure solvency.
Patty Judge: Adjust benefits for caregivers who take time off work.
Albert N. Gore: Tax illegal immigrants to fund Social Security.
David Trone: Trump tax cuts worsen income inequality.
Jim Hagedorn: Trump tax cuts led to increased wages & low unemployment.
Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
Alexander Snitker: Repeal the 16th Amendment; add Balanced Budget Amendment.
Marco Rubio: Address market uncertainty by making Bush cuts permanent.
Jack Orchulli: Donít use taxes to punish risk.
Jack Orchulli: End estate tax and marriage penalty.
Chrissy Houlahan: Full funding for the Census; don't politicize it.
Dan Meuser: Fully fund census to get a truly accurate count.
Dino Rossi: Infrastructure should ensure earthquake readiness.
Elissa Slotkin: Laser-focus on fixing crumbling roads & water infrastructure.
Greg Stanton: Invest in our crumbling infrastructure.
Haley Stevens: Invest in maintenance & repair of built environment.
Jared Golden: Fix Maine's crumbling infrastructure.
Jennifer Wexton: Strongly opposes citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
John Joyce: Census should count CITIZENS and ask about citizenship.
Katie Porter: Pay for infrastructure by direct and indirect beneficiaries.
Kevin de Leon: Short term & long term strategies for infrastructure needs.
Kim Schrier: Provide FEMA resources needed for earthquake preparedness.
Madeleine Dean: Don't use census as a tool to scare immigrants.
Mark Harris: Local matching ensures that Feds fund right infrastructure.
Mary Gay Scanlon: Full funding of the Census & no additional questions.
Russ Fulcher: Robust cybersecurity, and defend intellectual property.
Russ Fulcher: Link usage taxes to infrastructure funding.
Brian Schatz: Address transportation and coastal infrastructure priorities.
Marco Rubio: Invest in R&D and space exploration.
War & Peace|
Patty Judge: Deploy military only after diplomacy, dialogue, & sanctions.
Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Timetable for drawing down troops from Afghanistan.
James Gray: Internationalize the mission in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jim Hagedorn: Supports workfare: able-bodied welfare recipients must work.