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 Harmís 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)
(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)
Bruce Rauner: Pro-choice Republican torn if Roe overturned.
Jeb Bush: Husband of Terri Schiavo blames Bush for harassment.
Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
Cory Gardner: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
Ed Gillespie: I never supported a Personhood amendment.
Ed Gillespie: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
Paul Ryan: Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children.
Elena Kagan: Compromise on abortion if core rights & exceptions upheld.
Barack Obama: 1990: Wrote law article that fetus cannot sue mother.
Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood throughout 1990s.
Budget & Economy|
Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
Bobby Jindal: I pledge support for a religious freedom law.
Marco Rubio: One-man-one-woman marriage existed before our laws.
Scott Walker: Constitutional amendment to prevent federal gay marriage.
Ted Cruz: Liberals obsessed with mandatory gay marriage in 50 states.
Mike Huckabee: Same-sex marriage leads to criminalization of Christianity.
Mike Huckabee: Courts cannot unilaterally allow same-sex marriage.
Ben Carson: Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it's a choice.
Tom Vilsack: Appointed judges who said yes to gay marriage.
Ed Gillespie: Maintain state same-sex marriage ban, but leave it to states.
Mark Warner: Switched to supporting same-sex marriage in 2013.
Chris Christie: Gay marriage is settled in NJ, but keep debating nationally.
Ed Gillespie: Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections.
Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
Ben Carson: Apologized for likening homosexuality to pedophilia.
Ben Carson: Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples.
Claire McCaskill: Government should not limit marrying who you love.
Richard Carmona: AdWatch: accused of disrespect for women in the workplace.
Tom Vilsack: 2011: Gay marriage at state level only, for now.
Elena Kagan: Defend Defense of Marriage Act, since it is the law.
Elena Kagan: OpEd: Conservatives see Kagan as sure vote for gay rights.
Andrew Gillum: Corporate tax cuts can create jobs, support training.
Donald Trump: US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana.
Tim Kaine: Protect banking industry's ability to serve consumers.
John Kasich: FactCheck: Managing Director at Lehman, but not Board member.
Jeb Bush: Stop rewarding portfolio Americans over paycheck Americans.
Buddy Roemer: The two major parties are joined at the billfold.
Pope Francis: Abolish the death penalty; it precludes rehabilitation.
Hillary Clinton: Medical marijuana now; wait-and-see on recreational pot.
Adam Putnam: Urges veto of school choice bill.
Tim Kaine: Protect LGBT students at schools, including gender identity.
Marco Rubio: Professor of political science at Florida International U.
Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
Energy & Oil|
Chris Christie: FactCheck: Yes, New Jersey is a solar powerhouse.
Donald Trump: Offered to oversee response to 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
Dan Malloy: Moving Canadian oil thru the US is not best for the economy.
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Natural gas lowered CO2 only temporarily.
Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
Jeb Bush: Replace crony capitalism with free-market strategy.
John McCain: FactCheck: Pushed cap-and-trade bill in 2009, but not since.
Bob Dole: Mandate more clean & renewable energy, for oil independence.
Tom Daschle: Mandate more clean & renewable energy, for oil independence.
Katie McGinty: Chaired Pres. Clinton's Council on Environmental Quality.
Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
Families & Children|
David French: Pornography corrodes values that sustain family life.
Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
Gary Johnson: Knowing all the world facts just means we use military more.
Gary Johnson: Non-interventionist foreign policies: no regime changes.
Phil Murphy: Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama.
Donald Trump: China should make Kim Jong Un disappear.
Scott Walker: Tore into Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran.
Rand Paul: 2011: eliminate all foreign aid & rebuild America instead.
Mike Huckabee: Globalists & corporatists are making US more like China.
Mike Huckabee: Keep the Cuban embargo; lifting it rewards Cuba.
Allen Weh: Jihadi terrorists are face of evil that threatens our nation.
Hillary Clinton: Russian reset: Pushed Obama to keep Putin at a distance.
Hillary Clinton: Arab Spring: Egyptian uprising had destabilizing impact.
Marco Rubio: Press freedom is a universal human right, especially in Cuba.
Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
Rick Perry: Threats from nuclear North Korea should be treated as real.
Rick Perry: North Korean leader's death is opportunity for reunification.
Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
Mike Huckabee: Trans Pacific Partnership isn't fair trade or free trade.
Ed Gillespie: Opposes the Export-Import Bank.
Mark Warner: Renew Export-Import Bank to support U.S. businesses globally.
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: US #1 for FDI, but #14 or #22 on other measures.
Bob Massie: Supports same-day voter registration.
Jay Gonzalez: Supports same-day voter registration.
Donald Trump: Many things can go wrong when early voting goes on too long.
Phil Murphy: I don't owe the political insiders anything.
Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
Mark Begich: Adviser to lobbying firms, but not interested in lobbying.
Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Tom Udall: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
David French: Don't rewrite the meaning of the Second Amendment.
Tom Vilsack: Rural America ready to discuss gun control.
Ben Carson: I don't want to end Medicare, just make it more efficient.
Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
Rick Perry: Ban air travel to Ebola-stricken countries, except doctors.
Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
Hillary Clinton: Non-employer system better; but don't turn back ObamaCare.
Mike Pence: Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game".
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
Rick Scott: AdWatch: "Let's Get to Work" opposing ObamaCare.
Cory Booker: Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer.
Alan Khazei: Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion.
Martha Coakley: Require health insurance to cover abortion.
Michael Capuano: Healthcare reform more important than covering abortion.
Stephen Pagliuca: Healthcare reform is more important than covering aborti.
Marco Rubio: Haul terrorists to Guantanamo for enhanced interrogation.
Ted Cruz: Torture is wrong, unambiguously; America does not need it.
Rand Paul: Conservative realist, matured from isolationism.
Marco Rubio: We need NSA intel to fight emerging terrorist threats.
Rand Paul: Need NSA reform, but not the USA Freedom Act.
Allen Weh: AdWatch: ISIL terrorist is face of evil that threatens us.
Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
Hillary Clinton: Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives.
Hillary Clinton: Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city.
Hillary Clinton: Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress.
Hillary Clinton: Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection.
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Iran's nuke program is set back, but not "halted".
Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
John Bolton: Punish Russia & China for helping Snowden leak NSA documents.
Mead Treadwell: Fight for missile defense, but without earmarking.
Jeb Bush: OpEd: Vigorously booed as moderate, by deep conservatives.
Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
Ed Gillespie: Send migrant kids back to parents in Central America.
Mark Warner: Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing.
Peter King: Secure border plus a pathway to citizenship.
Peter King: Don't reward illegal behavior, but can't deport 11 million.
Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers: FactCheck: Net gain of 3.2M jobs under Obama presidency.
Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
Principles & Values|
Al Green: Introduced motion to impeach Trump.
Bill de Blasio: A progressive who wants to change things.
Bill de Blasio: We lost our identity in trap of triangulation & moderation.
Cheri Bustos: Democrat from Trump-won district opposes impeachment.
Jerry Nadler: Would lead impeachment committee very cautiously.
Steve Cohen: On impeachment: Russian collusion different from Clinton sex.
Evan McMullin: Americans have lost faith in both major parties.
David French: Robust religious liberty protections help Americans.
Donald Trump: OpEd: Obama doesn't have the psychology of a winner.
Donald Trump: OpEd: Lifelong dance of mutual manipulation with the press.
Donald Trump: Sent to military academy because of childhood rebelliousness.
Donald Trump: People want positive inspiration.
Donald Trump: I've always been rebellious and very set in my ways.
Ted Cruz: Oppose Surrender Politics: instead, stand for our principles.
Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
Mark Begich: Created Northern Compass Group: consulting on Alaska issues.
Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
Martin O`Malley: Fundraising via O'Say Can You See PAC.
Jeanne Shaheen: On 99% vote with Obama: Find ways to appeal to independents.
Ed Gillespie: Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters.
John Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
Tina Smith: Helped rebuild collapsed Interstate-35 bridge in Minneapolis.
Marco Rubio: Internet belongs in hands of our people, not our government.
Marco Rubio: Net neutrality empowers bureaucrats and allows manipulation.
Marco Rubio: Net neutrality is government regulation of the Internet.
Rand Paul: Oppose net neutrality; Silicon Valley has no uniform support.
Ted Cruz: Net neutrality is ObamaCare for the Internet.
Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
War & Peace|
Donald Trump: Disallow North Korea from developing nuclear delivery system.
David French: Engage jihadists and roll back ISIS's most dramatic gains.
Augustus Invictus: Our foreign policies are interventionist.
Rand Paul: Create & arm a Kurdish state as support against ISIL.
Rand Paul: War only when all other measures are exhausted.
Ed Gillespie: Keep troops in Afghanistan; military on table with Iran.
Mark Warner: Keep military action on the table against Iran.
Rand Paul: Assist Iraqi government against ISIS, but not Syrian rebels.
Rand Paul: No US troops in Iraq, even against ISIS.
Hillary Clinton: Invested in Israel: negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza.
Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.
John Bolton: Military force in Syria is counterproductive.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".