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)
2007 Democratic primary debate, sponsored by the Des Moines Register; Dec. 13, 2007; final debate before Iowa caucus
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Barack Obama: Bush & GOP dug budget hole; need years to dig out.
Barack Obama: Save $150 billion in tax cuts for people who donít need them.
Bill Richardson: Balanced 5 state budgets; priority to balance federal budget.
Bill Richardson: Supports restricted Constitutional balanced budget amendment.
Bill Richardson: Save $150 billion in tax cuts for people who donít need them.
Chris Dodd: Federal budget much more complicated & diverse than statesí.
Hillary Clinton: Look back to 1990s to see how Iíd be fiscally responsible.
Joe Biden: Balancing budget is about priorities; GOP made wrong choices.
Joe Biden: Save Pentagon spending by getting the troops out of Iraq.
John Edwards: Get rid of structural deficiencies in American economy.
Barack Obama: Cap the farm subsidies for Fortune 500 companies.
Bill Richardson: Eliminate $73 billion in corporate welfare.
Joe Biden: Weíve yielded to corporate America on trade.
Barack Obama: Get parents re-engaged in educating the children.
Bill Richardson: Make education a top priority and scrap No Child Left Behind.
Bill Richardson: FactCheck: NM teacher salary only moved from 44th to 36th.
Bill Richardson: FactCheck: NM test scores have not made ďenormous progressĒ.
Chris Dodd: Parents are the first teachers.
Hillary Clinton: Fully fund special education & 21st century classrooms.
Joe Biden: Hire more teachers and pay them for smaller classes.
John Edwards: Provide continual education for those in the work force.
John Edwards: A comprehensive plan to improve education.
Energy & Oil|
Bill Richardson: 30% renewable sources in our electricity by 2020.
Bill Richardson: FactCheck: Reducing GHGs by 90% costs households $800/yr.
Joe Biden: The energy challenge take sacrifice and is a moral crusade.
Barack Obama: Promote green technologies and fuel efficiency standards.
Chris Dodd: Advocate a corporate carbon tax.
Hillary Clinton: Advocate a cap and trade system.
John Edwards: Deal with energy independence in a serious way.
Barack Obama: Obama Doctrine: ideology has overridden facts and reality.
Barack Obama: China is a competitor but not an enemy.
Chris Dodd: Stay engaged; US has been AWOL on Israel for 6 years.
Chris Dodd: Human rights and security are not opposing interests.
Chris Dodd: FactCheck: No, Chinese government prosecutes slavery.
Hillary Clinton: Establish coherent diplomatic approach toward China.
Hillary Clinton: Establish leadership & moral authority via multilateralism.
Joe Biden: Doctrine of crisis prevention, not preemption.
John Edwards: US has ignored China because of obsession with terrorism.
John Edwards: Edwards Doctrine: long term vision over ad hoc policy.
Barack Obama: Enforce existing safety laws against Chinese products.
Barack Obama: NAFTA needs to be amended.
Bill Richardson: Ban contaminated toys and food from China.
Chris Dodd: China gains advantage by slavery & currency manipulation.
Chris Dodd: We need to get fair with China.
Dennis Kucinich: We need a policy of constructive engagement with China.
Dennis Kucinich: Either buy America or bye-bye America.
Joe Biden: No to tariffs; just enforce the law.
Joe Biden: Built environmental and labor standards in trade agreements.
John Edwards: Enforce country-of-origin labeling laws to deal with China.
John Edwards: Human rights should be central to the US trade policy.
Bill Richardson: Focus on Iraq, energy reform, and restoring the Constitution.
Hillary Clinton: Never abuse the purpose of signing statements.
Joe Biden: Radical change to preserve family farmers.
John Edwards: Use signing statements as in the past, unlike Bush.
Barack Obama: Reforms in prevention and drug price negotiation save money.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Reducing obesity would save $18B, not $1T.
Bill Richardson: Universal health care is a right for every American.
Bill Richardson: FactCheck: Between 7% and 31% of costs are administrative.
Joe Biden: Cut $350B in military programs, from Star Wars to F-22ís.
Barack Obama: Paying more at Wal-Mart is worth it for having US jobs.
Chris Dodd: Preserve and protect the farms in Iowa.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Focus on Iraq, revising presidential power, and healthcare.
Chris Dodd: Focus on the Constitution, Iraq, and the Middle East.
Hillary Clinton: Focus on foreign policy and revising executive orders.
Joe Biden: Focus on Iraq, ending torture, healthcare, and education.
John Edwards: Focus on the Iraq War, healthcare, and global warming.
Bill Richardson: End unfair & unequal tax structure for wealthiest 2%.
Hillary Clinton: Want to restore the tax rates we had in the Ď90s.
Joe Biden: Save $150 billion in tax cuts for people who donít need them.
John Edwards: Get rid of the tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Iran: Bush does not let facts get in the way of ideology.
Chris Dodd: Exercise caution but pursuing diplomacy with Iran.
Chris Dodd: Keep all options on the table for Iran.
Dennis Kucinich: I was right the first time; now no evidence of nukes in Iran.
Dennis Kucinich: US role: security for Israel and a state for Palestine.
Hillary Clinton: Continue diplomatic engagement with Iran.
Hillary Clinton: Believed, with others, that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapon.
Joe Biden: Accept NIE conclusion that Iran stopped nukes in 2003.
Joe Biden: Muslims donít like us because they do not trust us.
John Edwards: Stop the neocons march to war with Iran.
John Edwards: Muslim dislike from Bushís bullying abusive behavior.
Mike Gravel: Iranís not a problem, never has been, never will be.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris Dodd: Help lift people out of poverty and give them opportunities.
The above quotations are from 2007 Democratic primary debate, sponsored by the Des Moines Register; Dec. 13, 2007; final debate before Iowa caucus.