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 Harm’s 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)
Craig Bowden: No late-term abortion except for maternal life.
Danny Drew: Common ground on reducing the number of abortions.
Misty Snow: Don't interfere with private medical decisions of women.
Misty Snow: Only a woman and her doctors have a say on pregnancy.
Mike Weinholtz: I fully support a woman's constitutional right to choose.
Jonathan Swinton: I don't want federal funds to pay for abortions.
Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
Jenny Wilson: Opposes requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions.
Dan Liljenquist: Protect unborn children.
Chuck Baldwin: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
Vaughn Cook: Limit abortions to rape, incest, and health.
Jenny Wilson: Abortion rights are best left in the hands of the courts.
Budget & Economy|
Craig Bowden: No stimulus; market forces tell us where money should go.
John Curtis: Balance the budget; run government like business.
Jonathan Johnson: Kept $11M in gold coins in case of financial crisis.
Mia Love: Cut federal programs by more than $750 billion.
Orrin Hatch: Re-elect me and I'll chair the Senate Finance Committee.
Orrin Hatch: Accused of "fiscal child abuse" by leaving debt for future.
Dan Liljenquist: Vocal supporter of cut, cap and balance.
Dan Liljenquist: TARP (bank bailout) was wasteful spending.
Orrin Hatch: My 36 years in Senate could make me Finance Committee chair.
Orrin Hatch: My balanced budget bill failed by only one vote.
Orrin Hatch: OpEd: Federal debt increased rapidly on his watch.
Mike Leavitt: Highest priority is “economic transition”.
Orrin Hatch: 1977: No gay teachers; 2018: No LGBT discrimination.
Craig Bowden: Same-sex marriage isn't my business to restrict.
Jenny Wilson: Supports bill honoring women's suffrage and women's rights.
Jenny Wilson: Let's keep MLK's dream alive.
Danny Drew: Supported gay marriage from a young age.
Mike Weinholtz: Early champion of marriage equality.
Mike Weinholtz: 100% score from Equality Utah for pro-LGBT policy stances.
Misty Snow: Protect rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people.
Misty Snow: Ratify treaty on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
Mike Weinholtz: Equal pay laws end illegal wage discrimination against women.
Jonathan Johnson: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
ACLU: Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples.
Jenny Wilson: Fight to get same-sex benefits.
Dan Liljenquist: Traditional pillars of civil society under assault.
Vaughn Cook: Dems respect that most Utahns prefer traditional marriage.
Rocky Anderson: Equal rights for gays and lesbians.
Jenny Wilson: Tax cut: Xmas present to corporations; lump of coal for poor.
John Curtis: Entrepreneurs need lower taxes, fewer regulations.
Jonathan Swinton: Make loans as easy for small business as for large ones.
Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
Craig Bowden: Rehabilitation instead of punishment.
Jenny Wilson: Beef up laws to address targeted hate crimes.
Misty Snow: Why so many people in prison? Why so many minorities?
Misty Snow: End private prisons; end profit in incarceration.
Mike Weinholtz: Fully fund indigent defense; protect 6th Amendment rights.
Gary Herbert: Authorize construction of new state prison.
Jon Huntsman: Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it.
Craig Bowden: Marijuana is not a gateway drug; prescriptions are.
Jenny Wilson: Supports legalized medical marijuana; it has helped so many.
Jenny Wilson: More funding for opioid treatment for victims.
Gary Herbert: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
Misty Snow: Get feds out of the way of states on marijuana policy.
Mike Weinholtz: Treat addiction & mental illness, instead of incarceration.
Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
Mike Leavitt: Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide.
Craig Bowden: Vouchers are a good step towardending public schools.
Danny Drew: Public schools should meet unique needs of disabled kids.
Jon Huntsman: 2007: signed the Parent Choice in Education Act.
Danny Drew: School choice means re-segregation in some states.
Danny Drew: Local school choice, free from corporate influence.
Jon Huntsman: 2007: statewide vouchers, "Parent Choice in Education Act.
Mike Weinholtz: Increase school funding for K-12, more than 3%.
Mike Weinholtz: Promote trade schools; more publicly-funded college.
Vaughn Cook: Boost school funding & reduce class size.
Jonathan Johnson: Common Core runs counter to family & local control.
Jonathan Swinton: Reduce size of federal Dept. of Ed.; shift to local schools.
Gary Herbert: Collaborate to rewrite No Child Left Behind.
Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
Gary Herbert: Increase funding for applied technology colleges.
Gary Herbert: Fervently committed $40M to STEM education.
Mia Love: Disbanding the federal Department of Education.
Dan Liljenquist: Let parents pick home, private, charter, or public.
Gary Herbert: Continue to increase funding for public schools.
Jon Huntsman: UCAT system: technical college for industry needs.
Jon Huntsman: Early learning is critical; so are languages & math.
Jon Huntsman: To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers.
Jon Huntsman: School choice & competition is healthy for public schools.
Mike Leavitt: Emphasize market relevance in state colleges.
Mike Leavitt: 14.8% increase in funding for public education.
Mike Leavitt: U-PASS: Accountability and skills testing in every grade.
Energy & Oil|
Craig Bowden: No subsidies for green energy; don't pick winners & losers.
Jenny Wilson: Promote clean air and clean energy.
Misty Snow: Directly tax coal, to fund solar and wind.
Mike Weinholtz: Foolish to think coal & oil will continue to power the globe.
Dan Liljenquist: Develop our own resources in this country.
Gary Herbert: Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear.
Gary Herbert: Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture.
Gary Herbert: No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah.
Jon Huntsman: Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy.
Mike Leavitt: Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state.
Craig Bowden: EPA should only advise; enforcement is over-reach.
Jenny Wilson: Build bikeways instead of just freeways.
Jenny Wilson: Why are our parks and canyons receiving so little?
Gary Herbert: Re-opened National Parks during 2013 shutdown.
Misty Snow: Keep public lands open: federal control instead of state.
Mike Weinholtz: Air polluters know they are unlikely to be caught.
Vaughn Cook: Tougher pollution-control mandates to improve air quality.
Gary Herbert: Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel.
Gary Herbert: Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources.
Jonathan Johnson: Air quality retains and attracts business.
Dan Liljenquist: States' right to control public land.
Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development.
Mike Leavitt: Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks.
Mike Leavitt: Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing.
Families & Children|
Gary Herbert: Population growth is challenging: doubling in 35 years.
Dan Liljenquist: Restore the traditional family & states' rights.
Craig Bowden: Prefer American opportunities to American exceptionalism.
Danny Drew: Utah and US and her people are exceptional.
Craig Bowden: Free Trade.
Gary Herbert: Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth.
Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
Jon Huntsman: Open up global markets for Utah businesses.
Craig Bowden: Supports mail-in voting and ranked-choice voting.
Jenny Wilson: Focus on voter suppression and gerrymandering.
Danny Drew: Utah needs someone who is not beholden to PACs.
Danny Drew: Big campaign donations are the tip of the iceberg.
Misty Snow: There is too much money in politics: it's legalized bribery.
Mike Weinholtz: More restrictive campaign finance laws are necessary.
Jonathan Swinton: Limit congressional terms & campaign donations.
Jonathan Swinton: Term limits for members of Congress.
Gary Herbert: Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust.
Dan Liljenquist: Congress should pass regulations, not executive agencies.
Dan Liljenquist: Sprinklers in every house are out-of-hand regulation.
Pete Ashdown: Refuses any money from political action committees.
Mike Lee: Reclaim right to constitutionally limited government.
Gary Herbert: Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less.
Gary Herbert: Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest.
Jon Huntsman: Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby.
Mike Leavitt: Count missionaries abroad in census; gain Congressional seat.
Craig Bowden: No gun restrictions except on convicted felons.
Mitt Romney: Prevent school shootings with state and local action.
Danny Drew: Ridiculous to have guns at school in case of bears.
Misty Snow: More background checks; no guns to violent criminals.
Jonathan Johnson: Protect right to own and carry guns.
Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
Dan Liljenquist: Proud gun owner; fight to keep that right protected.
Craig Bowden: ObamaCare only benefits the insurance companies.
Jenny Wilson: Keep ObamaCare individual insurance mandate.
Jenny Wilson: Medicaid money can fight opioid crisis.
John Curtis: Repealing or fixing ObamaCare takes time.
Danny Drew: Replacements for ObamaCare should be non-partisan.
Misty Snow: Healthcare is a human right; insure the 33M uninsured.
Misty Snow: ObamaCare is a good start, but goal is single payer.
Mike Weinholtz: Full Medicaid expansion & access to preventative care.
Vaughn Cook: Expand Medicaid programs covering the poor.
Gary Herbert: Healthcare best solved at the state level.
Jonathan Johnson: ObamaCare & Medicaid expansion: ever-increasing government.
Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace.
Scott Howell: Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it.
Dan Liljenquist: No 5-year wait for child health insurance for immigrants.
Dan Liljenquist: ObamaCare facilitates government takeover of healthcare.
Gary Herbert: Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare.
Gary Herbert: Increase transparency, access, and choice.
Jon Huntsman: Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone.
Jon Huntsman: No denial of coverage because of minor ailments.
Jon Huntsman: We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health.
Craig Bowden: Full audit of military, then many cuts.
John Curtis: Make sure military has tools they need.
Jonathan Johnson: Endorse Ted Cruz as strong champion for national defense.
Jonathan Johnson: I know plight of refugees; but no Syrians.
Mike Lee: Don't let important PATRIOT Act provisions expire.
Mia Love: Cut $758B from federal budget but don't touch defense.
Orrin Hatch: I fight every year to save Hill Air Force Base.
Dan Liljenquist: Evaluate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending.
Mike Lee: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale.
Sam Granato: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; an affront to gay soldiers.
Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve.
Jenny Wilson: It's not chain migration; it's family-based immigration.
Craig Bowden: Streamline the process to make it easier to come legally˙.
Mitt Romney: Welcome legal immigrants, instead of message of exclusion.
Jenny Wilson: Against tearing up families.
John Curtis: Take politics out of immigration debate.
Misty Snow: Treat undocumented people as human beings.
Jonathan Johnson: Support Immigration Innovation Act: more H1B visas.
Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
Orrin Hatch: Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act.
Dan Liljenquist: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
Mitt Romney: Poverty level of aspiring immigrant's nation is irrelevant.
Gary Herbert: Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated.
Mike Lee: Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home.
Sam Granato: Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act.
Chuck Baldwin: GOP & Dems both want open borders.
Craig Bowden: Free market instead of affirmative action.
Misty Snow: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Mike Weinholtz: Raise the minimum wage to fight against poverty.
Vaughn Cook: Raise Utah's minimum wage.
Gary Herbert: Remove oppressive nonsensical regulation & spur job creation.
Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%.
Gary Herbert: State Capitol, built a century ago, was built for the future.
Jon Huntsman: Designate I-15 from ID to AZ as natural gas corridor.
Jon Huntsman: Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry.
Principles & Values|
Craig Bowden: Work for all Utahns, regardless of religious beliefs.
Mitt Romney: Bring Utah's values and Utah's lessons to Washington.
Misty Snow: Spiritually, I value love and compassion for all people.
Misty Snow: I describe myself as a libertarian-leaning progressive.
Gary Herbert: Governing through executive order is undemocratic.
Gary Herbert: Fund "In God We Trust" License Plates.
Orrin Hatch: 2012 will be my last election, after 6 terms.
Scott Howell: Reach out the hand of fellowship in compromise to GOP.
Orrin Hatch: I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity.
Orrin Hatch: 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change.
Scott Howell: Electing the same people get the same results.
Orrin Hatch: I'm running to help Mitt Romney and to be Committee Chairman.
Scott Howell: I learned bipartisanship as minority party in state Senate.
Dan Liljenquist: Holds "debate" against opponent's video clips.
Orrin Hatch: Debates are a time-worn campaign tactic for free press.
Pete Ashdown: Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light.
Orrin Hatch: 1976: What do you call 2-term incumbents? Call him home!
Sam Granato: Utahns choice is mainstream candidate vs. extreme candidate.
Jon Huntsman: Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions.
Craig Bowden: Voluntary phase out for younger generations.
Misty Snow: Remove cap on Social Security withholdings.
Jonathan Swinton: Reduce Social Security taxes on entrepreneurs.
Dan Liljenquist: Different deal for those who still have time to adjust.
Mike Lee: Raise the retirement age to save Social Security.
Sam Granato: Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security.
Orrin Hatch: Preserve Social Security fund in “Lockbox” until needed.
Craig Bowden: Lower taxes for everyone.
Jenny Wilson: Reform tax code to narrow income gap, not benefit top 1%.
Orrin Hatch: You can't argue with math: tax cuts for vast majority.
John Curtis: Cut taxes; simplify system.
Mike Weinholtz: Convert 5% flat tax rate to progressive tax & raise $179M.
Jonathan Johnson: I will not raise taxes as governor.
Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
Dan Liljenquist: Broaden the base; prefer FairTax.
Gary Herbert: Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens.
Chuck Baldwin: 10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax.
Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
Jon Huntsman: Removed half of the sales tax on food.
Jon Huntsman: Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly.
Orrin Hatch: Cut capital gains taxes to allow better retirement planning.
Misty Snow: Tax gasoline to support public transportation.
Mike Weinholtz: Incentives to walk, bike, or take public transportation.
Jonathan Johnson: Elect transit officials instead of political appointments.
Gary Herbert: Invest in I-15 CORE & Ogden to Provo commuter rail.
Gary Herbert: Since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46M.
Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions.
Mike Leavitt: Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers.
War & Peace|
Craig Bowden: Exit the Mideast & support non-intervention.
Chuck Baldwin: Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops.
Welfare & Poverty|
Danny Drew: All of society should help the least of us meet basic needs.
Dan Liljenquist: Administer welfare programs at a state level.
Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups.