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)
| 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)
Tom Perriello: Backs pro-choice groups.
Katie McGinty: Oppose any effort to further restrict abortion rights.
Ben Carson: The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant.
Ben Carson: No abortion for convenience.
Condoleezza Rice: We need a culture that respects life.
Condoleezza Rice: Libertarian on abortion; don’t force views on others.
Budget & Economy|
George Allen: Stimulus spending failed to create promised jobs.
Jamie Radtke: If we do not deal with spending, nothing else matters.
Gary Johnson: Cut federal budget by 43% to bring it into balance.
Jim Gilmore: I delivered a balanced budget; no deficit when I ended term.
Mark Warner: Gilmore’s budgets “full of gimmicks” created $6B deficit.
Tom Perriello: Embraces same-sex marriage.
Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
Ben Carson: Underdog status is no longer determined by race.
Ben Carson: Underdog status is not determined any longer by race.
Katie McGinty: Expand the reach of the corporate net income tax.
Gary Johnson: Visited Occupy Wall Street; we need radical surgery.
Jim Gilmore: Washington “asleep at the switch” at financial oversight.
Mark Warner: Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing.
Rand Paul: Death penalty is a state issue.
Allyson Schwartz: End the Pennsylvania death penalty.
Katie McGinty: Moratorium on the death penalty.
Sandra Day O`Connor: 8th amendment does not forbid death penalty for minors.
Ralph Northam: We spend $67 million a year enforcing our marijuana laws.
Ted Cruz: I foolishly smoked pot when young, but never since.
Rand Paul: Whites & blacks use drugs, but prisons are full of blacks.
Allyson Schwartz: Reduce the criminalization of simple marijuana possession.
Katie McGinty: Legalize medicinal pot; decriminalize recreational pot.
Tom Wolf: Study states with legal marijuana sales before deciding.
Eddie Melton: Opposes teaching creation science in public schools.
Bobby Jindal: I am for standards, but against Common Core.
Bobby Jindal: Supported Common Core initially; now opposes it.
Katie McGinty: Subsidize state colleges to keep tuition below inflation.
Ezola Foster: Government intervention to blame for school problems.
Energy & Oil|
Patrick Morrisey: Fought against clean power rules.
George Allen: Energy independence instead of cap-and-trade.
Jim Gilmore: Favors drilling ANWR and also drilling offshore.
Mark Warner: Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore.
Don Blankenship: EPA is biggest polluter,moving jobs to unregulated countries.
George W. Bush: Can’t sue our way to clean air & water--work with industry.
Families & Children|
Tim Kaine: 2005: "conservative on family;" oppose same-sex marriage.
John Bolton: Help Egyptian Army over Muslim Brotherhood, even if elected.
Joe Walsh: Two-state solution for Israel-Palestine failed for 64 years.
Gary Johnson: We can no longer afford to shell out billions in foreign aid.
Ben Carson: Large cumbersome government needs to be deflated.
Joe Biden: Transparency on earmarks: $250B earmarked for Del. In 2009.
Al Gore: No controlling legal authority“ for White House calls.
Patrick Murphy: More background checks: close the terrorist gun loophole.
Jeanne Shaheen: Semi-automatic rifles are weapons of war.
Allyson Schwartz: Restrictions on both assault weapons and handguns.
Katie McGinty: Restrictions on assault weapons but not handguns.
John Kerry: Supports 2nd Amendment, but wants to ban assault weapons.
Hillary Clinton: Close Guantanamo detention center.
Mike Pence: The time has come to dramatically increase defense spending.
Tom Del Beccaro: Terrorists believe in terrorism; we can't persuade them.
Al Franken: Worked since 2009 on fighting ISIS recruitment in Minn.
Mike McFadden: Combat propaganda & recruiting by the Islamic State.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No sense of entitlement from serving in military.
Bob Casey: Support sanctuary cities like Philadelphia.
Allan Fung: Federal authorities notified on illegal immigrants releases.
Ralph Northam: Support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
Donald Trump: Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission.
Rob Sobhani: Make English the official language of the United States.
Rob Sobhani: 5-year moratorium on immigration & 75,000 work visas.
Gary Johnson: Governments don't create jobs--businesses do.
Principles & Values|
Bob Casey: Dubbed "Sleeping Bob" for anti-Trump obstructionism.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Follows Trump principles to "make America great again".
John Gregg: Calls himself a "gun-totin' Bible-quotin' Democrat".
Donald Trump: Keep the word 'Christmas' in the holiday.
Peter Shumlin: Retiring after three terms to return to the business world.
Maria Cantwell: Voted for Kerry in 2004; he matched Northwest values.
Condoleezza Rice: Faith & prayer guide me on difficult matters.
Barack Obama: Ryan quits Senate race amid sex scandal allegations.
Jack Ryan: Ryan quits Senate race amid sex scandal allegations.
Howard Dean: A committed follower of Jesus Christ.
Ezola Foster: Calls black leaders “snake-oil peddlers”.
Ezola Foster: Foster denies reports of divorce filing.
Mike Pence: Personal investment for Social Security retirement.
Allyson Schwartz: No further reductions in the public pension benefits.
Katie McGinty: No further reductions in the public pension benefits.
Donald Trump: Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections.
Gary Johnson: Replace the payroll tax with FairTax.
Bruce Guthrie: Personal accounts if under 25; opt-out if under 50.
Maria Cantwell: Tax cut on $1.2M earners would keep system solvent 75 years.
Maria Cantwell: Keep progressivity and guaranteed benefit.
Mike McGavick: Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized.
Gary Johnson: Get rid of income tax and capital-gains tax.
Gary Johnson: FairTax on all new goods & services, with prebates for poor.
Jim Gilmore: In times of economic stress, don’t raise taxes.
Mark Warner: Roll back top-tier tax breaks.
George W. Bush: Gore’s targeted tax cuts apply to too few people.
War & Peace|
Tom Del Beccaro: Nuke deal solidifies Iran conventional military gains.
Tom Del Beccaro: Mideast was more stable with U.S. troops in Iraq.
Donald Trump: Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims.
Rob Sobhani: Decouple Iran from Palestine; free Iran then Palestine state.
Jim Gilmore: No timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
Mark Warner: Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline.
Mark Warner: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan; focus on Pakistan & Iran.
Bruce Guthrie: Iraq is in civil war; bring the troops home.
Maria Cantwell: Change the course in Iraq; we can’t stay indefinitely.
Mike McGavick: Cannot give Iraq to the terrorists or they’ll follow us here.
Colin Powell: Rejects Kofi Annan’s assertion that Iraq war is illegal.
Lamar Alexander: Ground troops ok.