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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)
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 Harm’s 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

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Boston Globe questionnaire on Executive Power: sent to all major candidates and published in Dec. 20-22, 2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Mitt Romney: Right to be kept alive means secret surveillance is OK.
    Mitt Romney: Enemy combatants, if citizens, entitled to habeas corpus.
Foreign Policy
    Barack Obama: President must abide by international human rights treaties.
    John Edwards: President empowered to unilaterally withdraw from treaties.
    John McCain: No circumstances where president can disregard treaties.
    Ron Paul: US must obey human rights treaties abroad.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: Bad idea to over-classify information.
    Barack Obama: Bush’s signing statements are a clear abuse of prerogative.
    John Edwards: No use of signing statements as back-door vetoes.
    John Edwards: Bush damages constitution by increasing power of presidency.
    John McCain: No signing statements: either sign or veto bills.
    Mitt Romney: Signing statements are an important presidential practice.
    Rudy Giuliani: President must be free to defend nation with surveillance.
Homeland Security
    Barack Obama: No presidential power for secret surveillance.
    Barack Obama: No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants.
    Barack Obama: Congress decides what constitutes torture, not president.
    Barack Obama: No torture; defiance of FISA; no military commissions.
    Bill Richardson: Habeas corpus may not be suspended in war on terror.
    John Edwards: End Bush’s illegal spying on American citizens.
    John Edwards: Bush created a national embarrassment at Guantanamo.
    John Edwards: Torture does not work & undermines our moral authority.
    John McCain: Surveillance of overseas communications is ok.
    John McCain: Ok to hold even US citizens as enemy combatants.
    Ron Paul: No presidential power for secret surveillance.
    Ron Paul: Habeas corpus always applies, even to Guantanamo.
Principles & Values
    Fred Thompson: Declined to answer Boston Globe questions on Executive Power.
    Mike Huckabee: Declined to answer Boston Globe questions on Executive Power.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Congress decides deployment level & duration, not president.
    Barack Obama: No action against Iran without Congressional authorization.
    Bill Richardson: Only Congress has authority to declare war on Iran.
    John McCain: Strategic bombing of Iran OK only if imminent threat.
    John McCain: Congress can only declare war; not micromanage wars.
    Ron Paul: No presidential authority to bomb Iran without Congress.
    Ron Paul: Congress can defund war, but not micromanage it.

The above quotations are from Boston Globe questionnaire on Executive Power: sent to all major candidates and published in Dec. 20-22, 2007.

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