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)
Kathleen Sebelius: Vetoed Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act as unconstitutional.
Kathleen Sebelius: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood for years as pro-choice.
Alberto Gonzales: Perceived as supporting abortion because of judicial rulings.
Christy Mihos: Supports abortion rights.
Budget & Economy|
Larry Kudlow: FactCheck: No, deficit is increasing with Trump tax cuts.
Evan McMullin: Worked as investment banker at Goldman Sachs.
Ann-Marie Adams: President of the Conn. Association of Black Communicators.
Joe Biden: 1987 Biden Report: Reject Bork; he'd roll back civil rights.
Ted Kennedy: 1987: "Robert Bork's America" means censorship & segregation.
Kathleen Sebelius: No Constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.
Laura Richardson: Co-wrote bill to legalize same-sex marriage in California.
Cynthia McKinney: Introduced MLK Records Act, to unseal assassination files.
Alberto Gonzales: No express grant of habeas corpus in the Constitution.
Mike Gravel: Unequivocally supports same-sex marriage.
Christy Mihos: Supports gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.
Tom Reilly: Led Budd & Reilly--largest minority law firm in MA.
Samuel Alito: Agrees that women should consult husband before abortion.
Samuel Alito: Government cannot supress free speech in alcohol ads.
Linda McMahon: CEO of wrestling business, a "testosterone-charged industry".
David Koch: Fight systemic overcriminalization and overincarceration.
David Koch: End asset forfeiture by law enforcement.
David Koch: Require criminal intent for prosecuting white-collar crimes.
Andrew Gillum: Restorative justice programs to reduce teen recidivism.
Kathleen Sebelius: Opponent of capital punishment during Supreme Court ruling.
Laura Richardson: Supported 40,000 more prison at cost of $7.4 billion.
Mike Gravel: Citizen Power includes abolition of the death penalty.
Antonin Scalia: Statistical racial sentencing disparities are inevitable.
Harry Blackmun: Statistical racial sentencing disparities unconstitutional.
John Paul Stevens: Statistical racial sentencing disparities unconstitutional.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Statistical racial sentencing disparities are inevitable.
William Rehnquist: Statistical racial sentencing disparities are inevitable.
Harry Blackmun: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
John Paul Stevens: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
Sandra Day O`Connor: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
William Rehnquist: Black defendants have no right to blacks on jury.
Mike Gravel: Legalize the use and possession of marijuana.
Linda McMahon: 2009: Member of Connecticut Board of Education.
Linda McMahon: 2000: GET REAL program: promoted reading among children.
Mike Bloomberg: Replaced school board with direct mayoral control.
Mike Bloomberg: No social promotion; more after-school.
Mike Bloomberg: Strengthened cell-phone ban in city schools.
Mike Gravel: Citizen Power includes school vouchers.
Samuel Alito: Cannot ban hate speech in a school’s anti-harassment policy.
Samuel Alito: Supported free religious expression in kindergartens.
Anthony Kennedy: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Antonin Scalia: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Clarence Thomas: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
David Souter: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
John Paul Stevens: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
Sandra Day O`Connor: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
Stephen Breyer: College affirmative action ok to achieve racial diversity.
William Rehnquist: Admissions preference is unconstitutional racial balancing.
Energy & Oil|
Ryan Zinke: Increase coal, oil & gas mining access at National Monuments.
Alvin Greene: Supports offshore drilling to lower the price of gas.
Laura Richardson: Declined to sign global warming legislation.
Alberto Gonzales: Kept Cheney’s Energy task force documents secret.
Ryan Zinke: End ban on lead bullets & fishing tackle in wildlife refuges.
Patrick Morrisey: EPA exceeds its authority on Clean Water & Cross-State Air.
Families & Children|
Kevin de Leon: Yes Means Yes: affirmative consent standard at colleges.
Alberto Gonzales: Parts of Geneva Convention are “quaint” and outdated.
Marsha Blackburn: Require presidential candidates to show birth certificates.
Henry McMaster: Cited by Ethics Commission for excessive donations of $51K.
Joe Arpaio: Fined $153,978 for illegal in-kind campaign contributions.
Linda McMahon: 2000: Initiated non-partisan voter-registration campaign.
Joe Biden: 1987: Rejected Bork on grounds of too-strong originalism.
Bill Clinton: 1993: Proposed (and failed at) campaign finance reform.
Christy Mihos: Would pursue strict campaign finance reform.
Andrew Gillum: Operation Safe Neighborhood: community crime watch.
Alvin Greene: Supports the Constitution on firearms.
Kathleen Sebelius: Vetoed concealed carry law.
Kathleen Sebelius: Allow machine gun ownership if NFA requirements met.
Mike Bloomberg: Founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Mike Bloomberg: Prioritize city healthcare on HIV, diabetes & hypertension.
Mike Gravel: Citizen Power includes universal health care.
Alvin Greene: Involuntary honorable discharge after several decorations.
Jim Slattery: Limited spending on B-2 bomber & Supercollider in 1990.
Cynthia McKinney: Criticized excessive secrecy in 9/11 investigation.
Mike Gravel: Filibustered the draft in ‘71, causing its expiration in ‘73.
Evan McMullin: Worked briefly as UN volunteer refugee resettlement officer.
Gary Johnson: Would veto Arizona SB 1070 as Latino racial discrimination.
Jan Brewer: Supreme Court ok's immigration status checks.
Laura Richardson: No border fence; yes path to citizenship.
Alberto Gonzales: 3 out of 4 of his grandparents were illegal immigrants.
Mike Bloomberg: Normalize status of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants.
Mike Bloomberg: Border controls fight natural forces of supply and demand.
Rudy Giuliani: Supports Senate guest worker plan & path to citizenship.
Misty Snow: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Principles & Values|
Michael Bennet: Born in India, to diplomat & Jewish Holocaust survivor.
Donald Trump: OpEd: Trump is a symbol of renewed white identity.
Adam Laxalt: Son of Sen. Pete Domenici; grandson of Gov. Paul Laxalt.
Ray Metcalfe: 1986: Formed Moderate Party to oppose religious right in GOP.
Nikki Haley: Born in S.C. as Nimrata Randhawa, to Sikh parents.
Alvin Greene: Party officials claim Greene does not share their values.
Alvin Greene: Surprise primary victory challenged; rematch rejected.
Ted Kaufman: Member of Obama-Biden transition team.
Ted Kaufman: Served as Biden’s chief-of-staff for 19 years.
Ted Kaufman: Appointed for 2-year term; will not run for re-election.
Ronnie Musgrove: 2003: “Tragedy” to remove Ten Commandments from MS Capitol.
Ted Stevens: Under investigation by IRS; home searched by FBI in 2007.
Jim Slattery: Served in the US House, Kansas House, and in Army Reserves.
Cynthia McKinney: Oct. 2007: Resigned Democratic Party & joined Green Party.
Cynthia McKinney: Lost 2002 primary; sued against “open primary” & lost.
Cynthia McKinney: Apology on House floor for punching Capitol Police officer.
Alberto Gonzales: Served as general counsel when Bush was Texas Governor.
Mike Gravel: Came in 3rd for Vice Presidential nomination in 1972.
Mike Gravel: Has campaigned in NH almost fulltime since April 2006.
John Edwards: Maintains PAC, One America Committee.
Mark Warner: Term-limited as governor in 2008.
Mark Warner: We can’t win presidency in only 16 blue states.
Russell Feingold: Launched presidential PAC, the Progressive Patriots Fund.
Tom Reilly: “Misguided youth” included arrest for drunkenness.
Larry Kudlow: Never believe the CBO: tax cuts will not increase deficit.
Alvin Greene: Let the Bush tax cuts expire.
Mike Gravel: Supports a national sales tax to replace IRS.
Eric Greitens: OpEd: used self-immolating texting despite open records laws.
Josh Hawley: Investigate state use of self-immolating messaging.
Andrew Gillum: Digital Harmony Project: computers & internet for schoolkids.
Ted Stevens: The internet is like a series of tubes.
War & Peace|
Evan McMullin: Served in clandestine CIA in post-9-11 conflict zones.
Alvin Greene: Use war money for domestic programs.
Laura Richardson: City anti-war petition led to her support-troop resolution.
Laura Richardson: City anti-war petition led to her support-troop resolution.
Laura Richardson: With Saddam gone, bring US troops home.
Cynthia McKinney: Introduced articles of impeachment at end of 2006 session.
Mike Gravel: Immediate withdrawal from the war in Iraq.