Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Fire and Fury,|
by Michael Wolff (2018)
| Trump Revealed,|
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
| 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)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
|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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| 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)
Vicky Hartzler: Leading efforts in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
Scott Sifton: Fought efforts to deny choice to rape and incest victims.
John Hoeven: Supports Hyde amendment; no tax dollars for abortion.
James Lankford: Assure pro-life taxpayers not forced to pay for abortions.
Michael Crapo: Limited to rape, incest, mother's life in imminent danger.
Bernie Moreno: All human life is precious.
Jim Carlin: Life begins at conception; oppose taxpayer funded abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Vicky Hartzler: Co-sponsored Balanced Budget Amendment, Line-Item Veto.
James Bradley: Use tax incentives to stimulate small businesses.
John Hoeven: Improve and expand roads, bridges, airports, rail systems.
John Hoeven: Government doesn't create jobs, economic growth; people do.
James Lankford: The debt problem is a spending problem not a tax problem.
Everett Stern: End notion that only job of business is to maximize profit.
Michael Crapo: Eliminate unnecessary and wasteful government spending.
Mike Gibbons: We need to get our economy back on track.
Lucas Kunce: We can create a Marshall Plan for the Midwest.
Mandela Barnes: Chaired the legislature's Black and Latino Caucus.
Allen Glines: Forbid discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Scott Sifton: 40 hour filibuster of proposal against marriage equality.
Michael Crapo: Safeguard traditional marriage; let states define.
Michael Crapo: Flag is enduring symbol of nation's great history.
Bernie Moreno: The Speech Police must be stopped.
Malcolm Kenyatta: Everyone has the right to love whomever they choose.
James Lankford: Our corporate tax rates are some of the highest in the world.
Everett Stern: Businesses shouldn't have to violate their religious beliefs.
Bernie Moreno: Big corporations are becoming as bad as big government.
Lucas Kunce: Monopolies keep us divided because together we have power.
Allen Glines: Reported illegal gambling sites and had them shut down.
Allen Glines: Ban private prisons, cash bail, and civil forfeiture.
Allen Glines: Increased penalties for facilities, persons for elder abuse.
Blake Masters: A society that permits mass lawlessness is doomed.
John Hoeven: Prioritized improving public safety in tribal communities.
Patrick Leahy: Worked to reverse some of mandatory minimum sentences.
Everett Stern: Calls to defund the police is open invitation for anarchy.
Bernie Moreno: We need to restore respect for law and order in this country.
Malcolm Kenyatta: Must address systemic issue of mass incarceration.
Allen Glines: Phase out penalties for marijuana at the federal level.
Vicky Hartzler: Allow Border Patrol to target drones smuggling drugs.
Allen Glines: Gradually lower tuition, allow student loan forgiveness.
Blake Masters: Support school choice in all its forms.
Vicky Hartzler: Introduced Police Officers Protecting Children Act.
James Bradley: Pro school choice including charters schools, homeschooling.
Scott Sifton: Fought for improved teacher pay and district facilities.
John Hoeven: Accountability in education coupled with local flexibility.
James Lankford: God gives parents responsibility to equip children for life.
Everett Stern: Parents and families have first responsibility for education.
Everett Stern: More funding for vocational training, community colleges.
Eric Schmitt: Defended coach-led prayer in high school as voluntary.
Sarah Godlewski: Boosted funding for books and tech in school libraries.
Jim Carlin: Too many children being indoctrinated to hate America.
Malcolm Kenyatta: Our children deserve a school system that is equitable.
Energy & Oil|
Mandela Barnes: Chairs Governor's Task Force on Climate Change.
Allen Glines: Support Green New Deal, but no harm to economy.
Mark Brnovich: We've got to prioritize energy independence.
Blake Masters: We need diverse energy, from fossil fuels to nuclear.
James Bradley: Short term oil exploration; alternative energy incentives.
John Hoeven: Working to advance states-first, all-of-the-above approach.
John Hoeven: For Keystone pipeline; repeal EPA costly power plant rules.
James Lankford: Promise of green energy is for the distant future.
Everett Stern: Changing technology is opportunity to replace infrastructure.
Eric Schmitt: Sued over cancelling pipeline, setting greenhouse gases cost.
Sarah Godlewski: Ended Republican state gag order on climate change.
Bernie Moreno: Unleash American energy sources.
Jim Carlin: Farmers deserve to profit from wind, biomass, solar panels.
Malcolm Kenyatta: Renewable energy will be a step forward for our economy.
Tom Udall: A founder of bipartisan International Conservation Caucus.
Allen Glines: Ban puppy mills; make animal cruelty a felony.
Blake Masters: Man is called to fill the earth and subdue it.
Scott Sifton: Law practice focuses on environmental cleanup litigation.
Patrick Leahy: Opposed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
James Lankford: Rural restrictions shows arrogance from city dwellers.
Families & Children|
Allen Glines: Worked to build awareness of missing children's cases.
Allen Glines: Protect domestic violence victims; punish abusers.
Allen Glines: For paid maternity leave up to 16 weeks.
Scott Sifton: Parents' bankruptcy led to working to protect families.
Mark Brnovich: The interests of the United States must come first.
Blake Masters: Tough on China, don't try to export democracy.
Vicky Hartzler: Criticism led to being sanctioned by Chinese Communist Party.
James Bradley: Bolster Israel; cut off funds to terrorists.
Eric Schmitt: First AG to sue China for "unleashing the coronavirus".
Bernie Moreno: China unleashed coronavirus, socialist/fascist ideology.
Blake Masters: Need trade policies prioritizing American workers & industry.
JD Vance: U.S. companies struggle with unfair competition from China.
James Bradley: Negotiate trade agreements that put America first.
Jim Risch: Supported bill pushing back against China's trade practices.
Tom Udall: Introduced amendment to reverse Citizens United.
Tom Udall: Fought for filibuster reform: favors the talking filibuster.
Allen Glines: Protect voting rights; expand vote by mail options.
Allen Glines: End Citizens United, reform Federal Elections Commission.
Allen Glines: Rollback any change made to USPS during Trump.
Mark Brnovich: We must be able to trust that our votes count.
Mark Brnovich: Implement a lighter regulatory touch on business.
James Bradley: Pro voter ID to eliminate documented rampant fraud.
Patrick Leahy: Citizens United decision strikes at core of our democracy.
James Lankford: Introduced Prevent Government Shutdowns Act.
Michael Crapo: Excessive government regulation is an unnecessary drain.
Eric Schmitt: Glaring illegal actions involving our sacred elections.
Eric Schmitt: Signed U.S. Term Limits pledge to amend Constitution.
Sarah Godlewski: Saved job of State Treasurer, got elected to it.
Bernie Moreno: America is last best hope, fight like hell to protect this.
Josh Mandel: Will co-sponsor and vote for U.S. Term Limits Amendment.
Allen Glines: Ban assault weapons, pass universal background checks.
Blake Masters: Strengthen and expand gun rights.
JD Vance: Grandmother gave tough love, discipline; owned 19 handguns.
James Bradley: Citizens have moral, Constitutional right to self-protect.
James Lankford: Uphold Constitution and our Second Amendment rights.
Everett Stern: Keep guns away from criminals, in law-abiding citizen hands.
Michael Crapo: I oppose all efforts to weaken the Second Amendment.
Bernie Moreno: Protect 2nd Amendment and the entire Constitution.
Jim Carlin: Will never back down in fight to preserve Second Amendment.
Tom Udall: Protect Medicare & Medicaid to preserve retirement security.
Abby Finkenauer: As state rep fought for high-quality healthcare for all.
Allen Glines: Support Affordable Care Act; develop universal healthcare.
Allen Glines: Streamline process for accommodations for disabilities.
Tom Nelson: We need real leaders who will take COVID seriously.
James Bradley: Remove excess red tape; price controls on Big Pharma.
James Bradley: Opposes taxpayer funding for transgender minors.
John Hoeven: For patient-centered health care with choice & competition.
Michael Crapo: Oppose Obamacare; government-run health care not the answer.
Eric Schmitt: Son on autism spectrum; took on insurance companies to cover.
Jim Carlin: Allow seniors to deduct cost of prescription and OTC drugs.
Malcolm Kenyatta: Healthcare is not a privilege but a right.
Tom Udall: Co-wrote 21st Century G.I. Bill to help returning veterans.
Allen Glines: Seek to end homelessness among veterans.
Blake Masters: Ensure our military is world's most lethal fighting force.
Vicky Hartzler: Peace is best kept through strength.
Vicky Hartzler: Saving F-15 and F-18 fighter jets created jobs in Missouri.
James Bradley: Strive to guarantee healthcare and housing for all veterans.
James Bradley: Protect American citizens from threats known or unknown.
John Hoeven: Provide military with best equipment, facilities, support.
James Lankford: National security government's number one priority.
Everett Stern: Corruption of government is a National Security threat.
Michael Crapo: Strong advocate for Idaho's Air Force Base & National Guard.
Lucas Kunce: Money spent on Iraq & Afghanistan should've been spent here.
Jim Carlin: We must maintain military superiority over China.
Mark Brnovich: Oppose open borders; support law enforcement.
Blake Masters: Not clear we need a million new legal immigrants every year.
Everett Stern: Create work visa program that respects the rule of law.
Bernie Moreno: Illegal immigrants haven't earned honor of citizenship.
Jane Timken: Oppose open borders, amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Jim Carlin: Secure borders before discussing eligibility for citizenship.
Josh Mandel: We need a fighter who will fight to build the wall.
Tom Udall: Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act: equal pay for equal work.
Val Arkoosh: As county chair, raised local minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Allen Glines: Find best course to raise minimum wage to $15.
Tom Nelson: Joined with United Steelworkers to save shuttered paper mill.
Malcolm Kenyatta: Champion of equal-pay; $15 Now movement.
Principles & Values|
Abby Finkenauer: Family taught her never think you're better than anyone else.
Val Arkoosh: Determined to level the playing field for working families.
Mandela Barnes: Parents valued working hard, fighting for opportunity.
Allen Glines: Condemn white supremacy & far right nationalism.
Mark Brnovich: Immigrant parents fled Communist Yugoslavia.
Mark Brnovich: Freedom is what makes us Americans, makes us special.
Blake Masters: Runs program paying people to quit college & start companies.
Vicky Hartzler: Work hard, trust in God, help your neighbors in need.
Vicky Hartzler: ?Chairs the House Values Action Team.
Vicky Hartzler: Liberals have thrown us into crisis with socialist ideas.
Jeff Bartos: COVID: Provided forgivable loans to small businesses.
JD Vance: Leaders conspire to make life harder for normal Americans.
John Hoeven: Chairs Indian Affairs; worked to empower tribal sovereignty.
James Lankford: A conservative committed to God, Family and the Constitution.
James Lankford: The hope of the earth is not government, but God.
Everett Stern: Founded Tactical Rabbit, private intelligence agency.
Everett Stern: I am a passionate believer in the First Amendment.
Eric Schmitt: Taken a blow torch to protect the America First Agenda.
Eric Schmitt: Take the radical left's cancel culture movement head-on.
Bernie Moreno: Stop socialism, cancel culture, & corruption.
Mike Gibbons: Running to help people achieve their American Dreams.
Mike Gibbons: We need to stand up to cancel culture.
Josh Mandel: We exercise freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Josh Mandel: It's time we remind everyone of God's importance.
Jim Carlin: Most important issue: preserving freedom for next generation.
Theresa Greenfield: As scrappy farm kid, pick yourself up when knocked down.
Allen Glines: Ensure solvency of Social Security & Medicare.
James Bradley: Increase funding for programs and care for the elderly.
James Lankford: Social Security Disability: nest of fraud & little oversight.
Jim Carlin: Increase Cost-of-Living Adjustment to reflect rising prices.
Everett Stern: Large companies should pay taxes like smaller businesses.
Michael Crapo: We cannot tax our way to prosperity; simplify tax code.
Eric Schmitt: Authored two of the largest tax cuts in state history.
Bernie Moreno: People should keep more of their hard-earned money.
Jim Carlin: Tax relief for middle class, not Wall Street.
Jim Carlin: Abolish the death tax on family farms.
Allen Glines: Reinstate net neutrality; expand broadband access.
Allen Glines: Prosecute entities conducting phone scams.
Vicky Hartzler: Expand rural access to high-speed broadband.
James Bradley: Phase out Federal transit program; repeal Davis-Bacon.
James Bradley: Protect individual sovereignty and capitalism of content.
Patrick Leahy: First senator with a blog; second to have internet homepage.
Patrick Leahy: Inducted into FOIA "Hall of Fame" for defending law.
Eric Schmitt: Launched massive antitrust probe to stop Big Tech abuses.
Jim Carlin: Time to break up Big Tech & protect personal privacy.
Jim Carlin: Vital that farmers have access to 5G technology.
War & Peace|
Patrick Leahy: Wrote first law banning export of anti-personnel landmines.
Everett Stern: Don't get into wars not in interest of US and allies.
Welfare & Poverty|
Allen Glines: Ban payday loans; incentivize affordable housing.
James Bradley: Funds for working families for affordable housing.
Jim Carlin: Goal of welfare system should be keeping families together.