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)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| 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)
Jon Tester: No 20-week ban on abortion.
Matt Rosendale: No abortion; no exceptions.
Albert Olszewski: Defend unborn children without exception.
Albert Olszewski: All human life needs to be protected.
Matt Rosendale: Against abortion in all circumstances.
Amanda Curtis: 100% pro-choice voting record.
Champ Edmunds: Human life begins at conception.
Steve Daines: No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization.
John Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception.
John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
Budget & Economy|
Matt Rosendale: Cut government instead of stimulus spending.
Albert Olszewski: For balanced budget instead of intergenerational theft.
Amanda Curtis: Economy that works for all of us, not just for the richest.
Champ Edmunds: The borrower is servant to the lender.
Steve Daines: Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China.
Dennis Rehberg: $787B stimulus package did not create jobs.
Jon Tester: $787B in stimulus spending was step in the right direction.
Dennis Rehberg: Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA.
Conrad Burns: Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit.
Jon Tester: Montana suffered from Burnsí cuts in discretionary funding.
Stan Jones: Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments.
Albert Olszewski: No same-sex marriage.
Albert Olszewski: Don't require pay equity between men & women.
Albert Olszewski: No Confederate flags on government property.
Albert Olszewski: Allowing 71 genders on birth certificate costs over $100,000.
Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
Champ Edmunds: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
John Walsh: Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice.
Amanda Curtis: Repeal state ban on sodomy; make gay sex legal.
Stan Jones: Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights.
Matt Rosendale: New tax law changes depreciation rules to allow expansion.
Albert Olszewski: Federal regulations get in the way of small business.
Amanda Curtis: Wall St. is doing great; recovery hasn't reached rest of us.
Sam Rankin: End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries.
Jon Tester: Prevent abuses by "too-big-to-fail" banks on Wall Street.
Jon Tester: Citizens United puts democracy at risk.
Conrad Burns: Marketplace will force us into conservation and renewables.
Jon Tester: Energy plan was written by oil companies, so no renewables.
Albert Olszewski: Supports death penalty.
Jon Tester: Medical marijuana ok; full legalization later.
Matt Rosendale: Medical marijuana ok; let states decide full legalization.
Albert Olszewski: Class 1 narcotics like marijuana should not be legal.
Amanda Curtis: Medical marijuana law is over-restrictive.
Steve Daines: Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws.
Conrad Burns: Repealing Patriot Act would cost us the Meth Control Act.
Jon Tester: Privatizing public schools feeds destruction of democracy.
Jon Tester: Restore year-round Pell Grants, & support Perkins Loans.
Matt Rosendale: Government out of college funding.
Matt Rosendale: Privatization is critical to improve our education system.
Steve Daines: Expand school choice where public schools are poor.
Amanda Curtis: Math teacher and unabashed backer of public schools.
Jon Tester: More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants.
Energy & Oil|
Matt Rosendale: Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business.
Albert Olszewski: Supports fracking and offshore oil drilling.
Matt Rosendale: Develop fossil fuels, don't subsidize green energy.
Steve Daines: War on American energy is part of war on middle class.
Champ Edmunds: No subsidies for wind and solar.
John Walsh: Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence.
Dennis Rehberg: Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant.
Dennis Rehberg: Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax.
Conrad Burns: Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence.
Conrad Burns: Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age.
Conrad Burns: Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels.
Jon Tester: Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable.
Jon Tester: Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership.
Jon Tester: Global warming is much more rapid now than historically.
Stan Jones: More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal.
Stan Jones: Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD.
Albert Olszewski: Let Montanans control state land.
Amanda Curtis: Big supporter of protecting access to public lands.
John Walsh: More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly.
Dennis Rehberg: EPA is heavy-handed; don't pick winners and losers.
Jon Tester: Sought removal of wolves from the endangered list.
Families & Children|
Jon Tester: All couples should have same rights as heterosexual couples.
Matt Rosendale: Support traditional marriage between one man & one woman.
Steve Daines: Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong.
Jon Tester: Tariffs on China harm our industries & drive up costs.
Matt Rosendale: Stop tolerating what China has been doing for decades.
John Walsh: Don't ship American jobs to China.
Steve Daines: Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China.
John Walsh: On trade mission: Montana is open for business.
Stan Jones: NAFTA leads to American Union as part of one-world Communism.
Jon Tester: Spotlight Act: no dark money in campaigns.
Jon Tester: Introduced bill to ensure Native American voting access.
Albert Olszewski: Term limits set for members of Congress.
Albert Olszewski: Require photo ID to vote.
Amanda Curtis: When wealthy in Congress, playing field tilts to wealthy.
Sam Rankin: Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't.
Sam Rankin: Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze.
Champ Edmunds: Photo ID for voting.
Dennis Rehberg: It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending.
Jon Tester: Citizens United is scary for democracy.
Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important.
Dennis Rehberg: Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps.
Jon Tester: Oppose Citizens United: limit corporate political spending.
Dennis Rehberg: There should be nothing more free than political free speech.
Jon Tester: Citizens United ruling puts democracy at risk.
Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech.
Conrad Burns: Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money.
Jon Tester: Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy.
Jon Tester: K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions.
Stan Jones: Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection.
Jon Tester: Supports background checks & banning bump stocks.
Matt Rosendale: Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
Jon Tester: AdWatch: Check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
Matt Rosendale: Don't check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
Amanda Curtis: Supports expanding background checks.
Champ Edmunds: 2nd amendment is about tyranny, not hunting.
Amanda Curtis: Common-sense solutions like expanding background checks.
Dennis Rehberg: No Supreme Court Justices who are hostile to 2nd Amendment.
Jon Tester: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare, with bipartisan approach.
Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare with bipartisan approach.
Matt Rosendale: Full repeal of Obamacare.
Albert Olszewski: Halt expansion of Medicaid; halt ObamaCare unfunded mandates.
Albert Olszewski: ObamaCare is imploding; shore up healthcare system.
Amanda Curtis: ObamaCare: don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Sam Rankin: Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays.
Champ Edmunds: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
John Walsh: Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization.
John Bohlinger: Strong advocate of a single-payer system like Medicare.
John Bohlinger: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low-income Montanans.
Jon Tester: Protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.
Jon Tester: Families canít afford to get sick; thatís not health care.
Albert Olszewski: Champion a veterans' healthcare system.
Albert Olszewski: Give our military the resources they need.
Sam Rankin: Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's.
Champ Edmunds: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
John Walsh: Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
John Walsh: Cut wasteful spending in our military.
Champ Edmunds: Allow easier driver licensing for military service members.
John Walsh: OpEd: Walsh was fair about National Guard Association dues.
Jon Tester: Irresponsible to put two wars on credit card.
Conrad Burns: Patriot Act only affects your freedoms if youíre a terrorist.
Jon Tester: Build forces to fight terror cells; not take away our rights.
Stan Jones: Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind.
Stan Jones: Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed.
Jon Tester: Bipartisan reform with earned path to citizenship.
Matt Rosendale: Rule of law has been ignored for illegal immigrants.
Jon Tester: FactCheck: Opposes sanctuary cities, but don't punish them.
Champ Edmunds: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Steve Daines: Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty.
Jon Tester: Touts bipartisanship; voted against DREAM Act.
Jon Tester: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
Matt Rosendale: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
John Walsh: Supports increasing the minimum wage.
Principles & Values|
Jon Tester: AdWatch: Voted with Trump 52%, but against key initiatives.
Albert Olszewski: References to God on federal buildings is ok.
John Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
Champ Edmunds: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Steve Daines: AdWatch: Walsh appointment was "Big Sky buy-off" D.C. deal.
John Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
John Walsh: Appointed to Senate while running in Senate primary.
John Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
Brian Schweitzer: Considered Senate run; now supports both Dem. candidates.
John Bohlinger: An outsider supported by the people & not the establishment.
John Bohlinger: Elected as Republican; then ran on Democrat governor ticket.
Jon Tester: Premature to call for impeachment proceedings against Bush.
Stan Jones: Bush has committed many impeachable offenses.
Jon Tester: Opposes any plan to privatize.
Matt Rosendale: Let younger Americans invest privately instead of paying in.
Amanda Curtis: Against privatizing Medicare and Social Security.
Sam Rankin: Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI.
Steve Daines: AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization.
John Walsh: Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce.
Jon Tester: Trump tax cuts were a disastrous handout for jet-owners.
Matt Rosendale: Trump tax cuts mean more jobs for Montanans.
Jon Tester: GOP tax plan saddles future generations with more debt.
Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
Matt Rosendale: Get rid of tax on multimillion-dollar estates.
Sam Rankin: Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%.
John Walsh: Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege.
Dennis Rehberg: End the inheritance tax completely.
Jon Tester: Extend Bush exemption for inheritance tax up to $10M.
Dennis Rehberg: We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent.
Dennis Rehberg: Eliminate the death tax entirely.
Jon Tester: Limit inheritance tax to estates over $5 million.
Conrad Burns: Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes.
Jon Tester: Lead the world in clean technology.
Jon Tester: 2008 stimulus was necessary; invest more in infrastructure.
Jon Tester: Repealing Net Neutrality handed Internet to corporations.
John Bohlinger: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
John Walsh: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
Jon Tester: Stimulus for Going-to-the-Sun National Park roads.
Dennis Rehberg: Montana solutions: rural transportation infrastructure.
War & Peace|
Jon Tester: Iran nuclear treaty is only option.
Matt Rosendale: Double headline - Already Done.
Albert Olszewski: War is last resort, but must stand firm.
Albert Olszewski: When possible, we need to keep our troops out of harm's way.
Albert Olszewski: Balance diplomacy with waging war as a last resort.
Steve Daines: The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength.