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)
Kirsten Gillibrand: Her judicial appointments must uphold Roe v. Wade.
Pete Buttigieg: Personal choice is best for abortion's moral decision.
Julian Castro: I believe in a woman's right to choose.
Seth Moulton: Supports public funding; opposes Born-Alive bill.
Bill Weld: Long record of support for abortion rights.
Tim Ryan: Opposed abortion; now supports woman's choice.
Budget & Economy|
Pete Snyder: Formed private fund for forgivable loans during pandemic.
Elizabeth Warren: Regulate free market; break up Big Tech.
Andrew Yang: Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American.
Cory Booker: Wants new Voting Right Act; end gerrymandering.
Amy Klobuchar: Pushed for sexual harassment training in Senate.
Bill Weld: Supported domestic partners; amicus for same sex marriage.
Marianne Williamson: $100 billion over 10 years as reparations for slavery.
Beto O`Rourke: Don't break up Big Tech; do help smaller firms.
Bernie Sanders: Break up big agriculture corporations.
John Hickenlooper: Pro-business: cut regulations, launched retraining website.
Elizabeth Warren: Criminal liability for corporate execs causing severe harm.
Kamala Harris: Moratorium on death penalty; but defended it as AG.
Cory Booker: Cut mandatory minimum sentences; end solitary for juveniles.
Amy Klobuchar: Supports prison reform & treatment over punishment.
Michael Bennet: Sponsor of bipartisan First Step reform bill.
Joe Biden: Regrets supporting strict sentences, including on crack.
Elizabeth Warren: Co-sponsored federal legalization of marijuana.
Kamala Harris: Co-sponsor of Marijuana Justice Act for legalization.
Cory Booker: Legalize marijuana nationally including recreational use.
Amy Klobuchar: Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment.
Michael Bennet: Sponsored bill to end Federal ban on marijuana.
Beto O`Rourke: Decriminalize marijuana; expunge criminal records.
Joe Biden: Supports marijuana decriminalization, not legalization.
John Hickenlooper: As teen, grew his own marijuana before it was legal.
Bill Weld: On board of cannabis company; supported medical marijuana.
Bernie Sanders: Co-sponsored federal legalization of marijuana.
Andrew Yang: Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses.
Elizabeth Warren: Wipe out current student debt; free public college.
Kamala Harris: Boost average teacher pay by $13,500.
Joe Biden: Free tuition at community colleges & state universities.
Julian Castro: Nationwide expansion of universal pre-K.
Wayne Messam: Address immediate student debt with one-time cancellation.
Marianne Williamson: Favors Universal pre-school & free college.
Eric Swalwell: No interest loans & free tuition in exchange for service.
Tulsi Gabbard: Free tuition at public higher education.
John Delaney: Universal pre-K; free community college.
Energy & Oil|
Elizabeth Warren: Co-sponsored Green New Deal.
Elizabeth Warren: Renewable energy on public land or offshore; end drilling.
Jay Inslee: Plan for 100% clean energy by 2030.
Michael Bennet: Climate change is major issue; but not Green New Deal.
Beto O`Rourke: Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but allow drilling.
Seth Moulton: 50% carbon-free electricity by 2030.
Wayne Messam: Criticized Trump for quitting Paris Climate Accord.
Bill Weld: Would rejoin Paris accords.
Marianne Williamson: Supports Green New Deal.
Bernie Sanders: Co-sponsor of Green New Deal.
Eric Swalwell: Fight climate change, but protect jobs.
Tim Ryan: Renewable energy will bring economic benefits.
John Hickenlooper: Denounced Green New Deal, supports fighting climate change.
Tulsi Gabbard: Silent on Green New Deal; supports push for renewables.
John Delaney: Co-sponsored bipartisan carbon tax bill.
John Kasich: I've evolved on climate change: stop denying it.
John Kasich: Subsidies for electric vehicles and renewables.
Donald Trump: Why not nuke hurricanes to stop them from hitting US?
Families & Children|
Kirsten Gillibrand: First to call for Sen. Al Franken to resign.
Donald Trump: End investigations of Turkish state-owned banks.
Donald Trump: Uighur concentration camps are the right thing to do.
Tulsi Gabbard: Met with Syrian president; for "extreme vetting" of Syrians.
Marianne Williamson: US should return to being honest broker in Mideast.
Michael Bennet: Trump's tariffs have harmed farmers.
John Bolton: Trump agrees that America has too many elections.
Beto O`Rourke: Monthly Cabinet town halls.
John Delaney: End gerrymandering, make Election Day a holiday.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Supports stricter laws now; didn't when in the House.
Cory Booker: Supports national gun licensing every 5 years.
Beto O`Rourke: Background checks; limit assault rifles.
Eric Swalwell: Be big; be bold; do good; gun control.
Seth Moulton: For background checks & assault weapons ban.
Wayne Messam: Sued state of Florida to allow municipal gun control.
Eric Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buyback for those out there.
Tim Ryan: Went from NRA A-rating to pro-gun control.
John Hickenlooper: Ban on high-capacity magazines.
Elizabeth Warren: Co-sponsored Medicare-for-All.
Elizabeth Warren: $100 billion in multi-faceted program on opioid addiction.
Amy Klobuchar: Backs Medicare Advantage, alternative to Medicare.
Michael Bennet: Public option rather than Medicare-for-All.
Beto O`Rourke: Universal coverage, not Medicare-for-All.
Joe Biden: Expand ObamaCare, but not Medicare-for-All.
Andrew Yang: Aligned with "intactivists": against circumcision.
Jay Inslee: Declared emergency over measles anti-vaccination wave.
Julian Castro: US should be the healthiest nation.
Marianne Williamson: Supports "Medicare-for-All model".
Eric Swalwell: Invest in search for cures for Alzheimer's, cancer, ALS.
Andrew Yang: Advocates for a single-payer health care system.
Tim Ryan: Has supported Obamacare & single payer.
John Hickenlooper: Implemented ObamaCare and expanded Medicaid in Colorado.
John Hickenlooper: Opposed Colorado publicly-financed healthcare.
Tulsi Gabbard: Supports Medicare-for-All but keep private insurance.
John Delaney: Supports universal care, not Medicare-for-All.
Annette Taddeo: Opposes DeSantis plan to have state military force.
Pete Buttigieg: Suffered post-deployment depression, but not PTSD.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Split up functions of ICE.
Michael Bennet: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; oppose family separation.
Beto O`Rourke: Against border wall; against criminalizing asylum seekers.
Julian Castro: Reverse Muslim ban; Marshall Plan for Central America.
Kirsten Gillibrand: 2000s: opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
Marianne Williamson: Pathway for DREAMers; illegal immigrants without records.
Cory Booker: Pilot program to fund jobs paying at least $15/hour.
Beto O`Rourke: Raise minimum wage to $15.
Joe Biden: Increase minimum wage gradually.
Bernie Sanders: Tax companies for public benefits used by workers.
John Delaney: Yes on boost to minimum wage to $15.
Principles & Values|
Brian Fitzpatrick: To compromise: 80% of something better than 100% of nothing.
Josh Gottheimer: To compromise: 80% of something better than 100% of nothing.
Pete Snyder: Discrepancies in IRS filing for non-profit on money raised.
John Bolton: Trump offered personal favors to foreign dictators.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Pushed to oust Al Franken from Senate for sexual harassment.
Michael Bennet: Family includes Mayflower descendants & Holocaust survivors.
Eric Swalwell: Raise cap on payroll tax so wealthy pay more.
Elizabeth Warren: Increase taxes on millionaires & billionaires.
Kamala Harris: Tax relief for middle class; repeal 2017 tax cuts.
Cory Booker: Expand Earned Income Tax Credit.
Michael Bennet: Tax cuts for families; sponsored American Family Act.
Beto O`Rourke: Voted for oil tax; opposed 2017 tax legislation.
Seth Moulton: For tax reform that doesn't favor the rich.
Bill Weld: Favors cutting spending, cutting taxes.
Bernie Sanders: Top rate of 77% for estates over $1 billion.
Tim Ryan: Against tax cuts; they're counterproductive.
Amy Klobuchar: Infrastructure the "top budget priority".
War & Peace|
Seth Moulton: Stand for national interests, but know end-game.
Welfare & Poverty|
Julian Castro: ConnectHome: Support affordable housing.