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)
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Eddie Mauro: Fundamental right to make one's own health care decisions.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Protect reproductive rights.
Antoine Pierce: Protect women's rights & autonomy.
MJ Hegar: Politicians shouldn't legislate a woman's intimate decisions.
Mark Kelly: Supports every woman's right to choose.
Kimberly Graham: Defend Roe v. Wade.
Manny Sethi: A strong supporter of the Heartbeat Bill.
Sema Hernandez: Support Supreme Court nominees who will uphold Roe v. Wade.
Teresa Tomlinson: A woman is the sole fiduciary of her body and any pregnancy.
Tommy Tuberville: Current wave of infanticide is this generation's holocaust.
Chris Janicek: I believe it is the woman's right to choose.
Dave Lindstrom: Committed to culture of life; opposes late-term abortions.
Bill Hagerty: Vehemently opposes taxpayer funds for abortion.
Paul Romero: Defund Planned Parenthood.
Bill O`Brien: I will support a culture of life.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Women, not politicians, should decide reproductive rights.
Royce West: A woman has the right to make decisions about her body.
Jessica Scarane: Protect and expand abortion rights.
Al Gross: Will defend right to choose & reproductive healthcare.
Doug Collins: Has cosponsored numerous bills to champion life.
Matt Lieberman: Opposes Georgia abortion law; supports Roe v. Wade.
James Mackler: Woman's medical decisions should be between her & her doctor.
Jake LaTurner: Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable.
John Walsh: Fight against laws banning nearly all abortions.
Bill Cassidy: Religion plays vital role; this includes protecting unborn.
Budget & Economy|
Don Bolduc: Federal government should not pick winners and losers.
Mark Kelly: End tax breaks for super wealthy; invest in infrastructure.
Teresa Tomlinson: Invest in infrastructure for rural farmers.
Bill Hagerty: Work to get government out of the way of business.
Bill Hagerty: Won't raise taxes; committed to cutting spending.
Royce West: End predatory lending practices.
Jaime Harrison: Push for aggressive infrastructure investment.
Doug Collins: Requiring balanced budget necessary, commonsense step.
Eddie Mauro: Pass a 21st century Equal Rights Amendment.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Supports ERA & reparations for Jim Crow/slavery.
Antoine Pierce: End voter suppression policies & Citizens United.
Kimberly Graham: End the sub-minimum wage for individuals with disabilities.
Kimberly Graham: Expand tribal jurisdiction over sexual assault cases.
Kimberly Graham: Support federal anti-discrimination law for LGBTQ.
Sema Hernandez: End discrimination for sexual orientation & gender identity.
Sema Hernandez: End the exploitation of Native Americans.
Teresa Tomlinson: Expand Voting Rights Act; end voter suppression.
Wilmot Collins: Go further than Overturning Citizens United decision.
Daniel Gade: Right to live in accordance with our religious principles.
Paul Romero: American, Veteran, father, Oregonian and Christian.
Paul Romero: Against "extra equality for groups".
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Defend LGBTQ+ Rights, supports protective laws.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Combat White Supremacy and hate crimes.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Pass Voting Rights Advancement Act, make elections a holiday.
Royce West: Every person should have access to the voting booth.
Royce West: Pass Equality Act; end trans-phobic policies.
Jessica Scarane: Reparations for slavery & genocide of indigenous peoples.
Doug Collins: Military chaplains should be deemed "essential" workers.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Worked to get Medgar Evers home declared national monument.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Issue isn't capitalism, but monopoly capitalism.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Break up monopolies, enact new antitrust laws.
Bill Hagerty: Stop the socialist agenda; cut corporate tax rate.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Increase funding for Small Business Administration.
Dan Whitfield: Close loopholes so corporations pay more than zero in taxes.
Jessica Scarane: Increase corporate taxes; raise capital gains taxes.
Antoine Pierce: Pass criminal justice reform.
Kimberly Graham: Ban private prisons; eliminate mandatory minimums.
Sema Hernandez: End the militarization of law enforcement.
Teresa Tomlinson: End abuse of cash bail bonds & for-profit prisons.
Teresa Tomlinson: Fund reentry programs and restore voting rights to ex-felons.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Abolish mandatory minimums & private for-profit prisons.
Royce West: Total reform needed at all levels of the judiciary.
Royce West: Reexamine the use of deadly force by police.
Jessica Scarane: End mass incarceration in favor of rehabilitation.
Doug Collins: Supports conservative criminal justice reform.
John Walsh: Worked as prosecutor since 1987, as U.S. Attorney.
David Perdue: Supported First Step Act with restrictions.
Gary Peters: Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime.
John Cornyn: Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime.
Richard Ojeda: An advocate for medical marijuana.
Richard Ojeda: Marijuana can be used for clinical, medical purposes.
Antoine Pierce: Favors recreational & medical marijuana legalization.
Kimberly Graham: Legalize medical marijuana.
Manny Sethi: Let local officials have more authority on opioid crisis.
Sema Hernandez: Legalize marijuana; would bring in tax revenue.
Teresa Tomlinson: Remove marijuana from Controlled Substance Act schedule.
Teresa Tomlinson: End sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine.
Bill O`Brien: Step one on opioids is to control Southern border.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports the legalization of marijuana.
Dan Whitfield: Marijuana should be federally decriminalized.
James Mackler: Legalize medical marijuana for PTSD and chronic pain.
Don Bolduc: Reduced tuition benefits through public service.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Lower college costs, support student loan forgiveness.
Antoine Pierce: Support universal pre-K.
MJ Hegar: Investment in public school is investment in nation's future.
MJ Hegar: Lower interest rates on student debt, ensure affordability.
Mark Kelly: Expand access to early education; pay teachers a decent wage.
Mark Kelly: Support post-secondary training; ease student debt.
Kimberly Graham: Raise teacher pay; end unequal school funding.
Sema Hernandez: Opposes government funding of charter schools.
Sema Hernandez: Trade schools & public colleges should be tuition-free.
Tommy Tuberville: School choice, charters, public schools are part of the mix.
Chris Janicek: Free education not the answer; affordable education is.
Daniel Ahlers: Must invest in schools, teachers and our children.
Bill Hagerty: Shift education spending to block grants to states.
Paul Romero: END Common Core.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Make Universal Childcare and Pre-K a guaranteed right.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Cancel student debt; make public universities tuition free.
Royce West: Offer debt relief & free tuition for low income students.
Royce West: Investing in public schools a top priority.
Jaime Harrison: Invest in public schools; end student loan crisis.
Dan Whitfield: Cap the interest rate on Federal Student Loans at 1-2%.
Dan Whitfield: Raise teachers' salaries from $33K to $40K.
Jessica Scarane: Free public education from pre-K to higher education.
Al Gross: Make college more affordable & accessible.
Doug Collins: Remove "rigid" federal requirements for schools.
John Walsh: Fight for well-funded high quality public education.
Energy & Oil|
Eddie Mauro: Net-zero US CO2 emissions by 2045.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Aggressively address global warming.
Antoine Pierce: Subsidize renewable energy sources.
MJ Hegar: Texas can lead country on wind and solar energy.
Mark Kelly: Support massive investment developing renewable technologies.
Kimberly Graham: Supports Green New Deal.
Sema Hernandez: Green New Deal ends environmental racism.
Teresa Tomlinson: Clean economy will create jobs, lower energy costs.
Wilmot Collins: Believe in science; save planet from climate catastrophe.
Chris Janicek: We need to admit climate change is real.
Chris Janicek: End reliance on fossil fuel, develop solar energy.
Daniel Ahlers: Promote conservation, sustainability, and coal.
Bill Hagerty: Fight socialist fracking bans, repeal fuel standards.
Bill O`Brien: Will not support socialist Green New Deal.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Rejoin Paris Climate Accord.
Royce West: Reengage in Paris Climate Accords.
Jessica Scarane: Depend on green energy and end use of fossil fuels.
Jaime Harrison: Reduce dependency on fossil fuels; oppose offshore drilling.
Dan Whitfield: Climate change exists even if we pretend it doesn't.
Jessica Scarane: Transform energy system to end dependence on fossil fuels.
Al Gross: Climate change a threat: Alaska literally losing villages.
John Walsh: Colorado's large permanent snowfields are gone by mid-summer.
Kimberly Graham: Incentivize farmers with clean water initiatives.
Bill Hagerty: Eliminate senseless EPA interference on farmers.
Families & Children|
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Families are the real economic engines.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Support paid family leave.
Mark Kelly: Everyone deserves decent paid family leave policy.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Paid Parental Leave keeps families healthy and happy.
Jaime Harrison: Champion paid family & sick leave & child care tax credits.
Ellen Burnes: Worked with youth organizations such as 4-H and FFA.
Eddie Mauro: Rejoin Paris Climate Accord.
Mark Kelly: Supports strong military, but must rebuild alliances.
Teresa Tomlinson: My support for Israel is unshakable.
Teresa Tomlinson: Restore and support our traditional alliances.
Bill Hagerty: Ensure our allies support us and enemies fear us.
Bill Hagerty: US has moral obligation to protect Israel.
Bill O`Brien: Opposes the failed Iran Nuclear Deal.
Jaime Harrison: Re-engage with allies; pursue diplomatic solutions.
Doug Collins: Israel is a critical ally, strong friend.
Doug Collins: Favors targeted sanctions on Russia.
Mike Johnston: US must lead & collaborate with allies.
Mark Kelly: Committed to rebuilding alliances & restoring US leadership.
Sema Hernandez: Move from free trade to fair trade.
Teresa Tomlinson: Reject policies that put our farmers at disadvantage.
Chris Janicek: Ask farmers, ranchers which tariffs make sense.
Daniel Gade: Promote free market taxation, regulation, & unfettered trade.
Bill O`Brien: Protect our technology & intellectual property.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Smart trade policy protects workers, not just businesses.
Eddie Mauro: Protect the right to vote for everyone.
Eddie Mauro: Overturn Citizens United; stop leadership PACs.
MJ Hegar: Refuses corporate PAC money, endorsed by End Citizens United.
MJ Hegar: Overturn gerrymandering, fight voter suppression.
Kimberly Graham: Undo Citizens United; end Electoral College.
Kimberly Graham: End voter ID laws & voter suppression.
Sema Hernandez: Create uniform requirements for voting.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: Activist to register new voters.
Daniel Gade: Government overreach is tyranny.
Bill Hagerty: Constitutionalist judges who won't legislate from the bench.
Bill Hagerty: Protect Constitution; support Congressional term limits.
Paul Romero: Supports term limits & budget transparency.
Paul Romero: Protect ranchers & farmers, and manage timber land.
Bill O`Brien: Help job creators by cutting red tape, streamlining agencies.
Dan Whitfield: Elected officials should give up rights to financial privacy.
Al Gross: End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics.
Doug Collins: Rein in government overreach to stay competitive.
Doug Collins: Check executive agencies trying to write laws.
Ben Sasse: Eliminate burdensome rules; unleash America's potential.
Don Bolduc: Key to reducing violence isn't legislation, but communities.
Eddie Mauro: Close gun show loophole; require gun owner insurance.
Eddie Mauro: Refuses donations from NRA & gun manufacturers.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Pass common sense gun reform.
MJ Hegar: For background checks, red flag laws; end open carry.
Mark Kelly: Gun rights & safety from gun violence not incompatible.
Manny Sethi: Red-flag laws are unconstitutional.
Sema Hernandez: Use Commerce Clause to regulate gun sales & manufacturing.
Teresa Tomlinson: Universal background checks; assault weapon ban.
Tommy Tuberville: Will always protect, preserve our Second Amendment rights.
Chris Janicek: Gun owners should show they are responsible.
Daniel Gade: Right to protect ourselves by keeping and bearing arms.
Bill Hagerty: The threat to gun rights is real.
Bill O`Brien: Stand up for 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Advocates for gun legislation majority of Americans support.
Royce West: We must regulate deadly weapons.
Dan Whitfield: Disarming citizens against everything America stands for.
Doug Collins: Concealed carry permits should work across state lines.
Matt Lieberman: Ban sale of weapons of war.
Jake LaTurner: A+ rating from NRA for passage of Constitutional Carry.
Don Bolduc: Replace ACA with free market principle.
Eddie Mauro: Medicare for all (under age 55) who want it.
Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare for All.
MJ Hegar: Make high-quality care available to all Americans.
Mark Kelly: Health care is a right; supports public option.
Manny Sethi: We need less government involvement in healthcare, not more.
Sema Hernandez: Supports Medicare for All; will re-introduce bill if needed.
Teresa Tomlinson: Lower Medicare eligibility to 55, offer public option.
Tommy Tuberville: ObamaCare must go; return to free-market.
Wilmot Collins: Heathcare is a right for all, not a luxury for a few.
Daniel Ahlers: System should be affordable, innovative, free enterprise.
Bill Hagerty: Return health care to patient choice in free market.
Paul Romero: END and DEFUND Obamacare.
Bill O`Brien: Protect people with pre-existing conditions, lower costs.
Bill O`Brien: Opposes Medicare for All.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports Medicare for All.
Royce West: Fought to expand Medicaid.
Royce West: Imperative that mental health services be included.
Jessica Scarane: Medicare for All and single payer system.
Jaime Harrison: Improve access to health care for poor, rural communities.
Jaime Harrison: Opposes work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
Dan Whitfield: Universal healthcare, like every other industrialized nation.
Jessica Scarane: Healthcare is a right, not a place for profits.
Al Gross: System is broken; start with Medicare and public option.
Al Gross: Take on big pharma on prices & opioid epidemic.
Doug Collins: Repeal ACA; focus on reducing drug prices.
Doug Collins: Supported increased accountability for VA.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Repeal ObamaCare; common-sense healthcare instead.
John Walsh: Access for all to high-quality, affordable health care.
MJ Hegar: We must mobilize against epidemic of domestic terrorism.
MJ Hegar: Will stand against efforts to privatize the VA.
Wilmot Collins: Vets should never spend one second sleeping in the streets.
Bill Hagerty: Give military tools to complete their missions; repair VA.
Paul Romero: Support strong military & vets.
Jaime Harrison: Improve quality of care for veterans, including job programs.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Must rebuild military; Mississippi makes major contribution.
Andrew Romanoff: Secure and expand services for veterans.
Don Bolduc: Citizenship off the table for those entering illegally.
MJ Hegar: Asylum seekers should not be treated as criminals.
Mark Kelly: Strong, effective border security; protect DREAMers.
Kimberly Graham: Citizenship for DACA & families.
Manny Sethi: We're giving away our nation.
Sema Hernandez: Remain in Mexico Policy unlawful in US and international law.
Teresa Tomlinson: End family separation & citizenship for DREAMers.
Tommy Tuberville: Need to fight the scourge of illegal immigration.
Chris Janicek: We are a nation of immigrants; we need reform.
Dave Lindstrom: National security starts with wall on southern border.
Bill Hagerty: Opposes amnesty, DACA, and sanctuary cities.
Paul Romero: END sanctuary cities; protect our borders.
Bill O`Brien: On immigration: I simply believe Illegal is Illegal.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Legalize status of DREAMers, other hardworking immigrants.
Royce West: Must address humanitarian crisis at the border.
Jessica Scarane: Reform immigration services to cater to DREAMers needs.
Jessica Scarane: End mass deportations and close the border camps.
Doug Collins: Enhance security, no tax dollars to sanctuary cities.
Doug Collins: Crack down on sanctuary cities & criminal aliens.
Ben Ray Lujan: Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Ben Ray Lujan: Opposes the Muslim and Refugee Ban.
Jake LaTurner: Protect our country; build the wall.
John Walsh: Comprehensive immigration reform for welcoming migrants.
Richard Ojeda: Against right to work laws, active union participant.
Eddie Mauro: Workers have right to unionize; update Labor Relations Act.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Workers are the creators of wealth.
Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Raise minimum wage; support union organizing.
Antoine Pierce: Raise the minimum wage.
Antoine Pierce: Repeal Right to Work.
MJ Hegar: Supports rights of workers to unionize, collectively bargain.
Kimberly Graham: Equal pay for equal work.
Teresa Tomlinson: Support right to organize & protect benefits.
Teresa Tomlinson: Raise minimum wage to $15 with cost of living adjustments.
Wilmot Collins: End misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: Protect tipped workers' wages.
Daniel Ahlers: Invest in higher ed so workers can get degrees, skills.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Raise minimum wage to $15 and tie it to inflation.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Get equal pay for women through Paycheck Fairness Act.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Expand right to unionize; fully fund Labor agencies.
Royce West: Fully supports $15 minimum wage.
Jaime Harrison: Fight for jobs with living wage, expand childcare tax credit.
Al Gross: Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining.
Principles & Values|
Paulette Jordan: Will stay awake and work on country's business.
Don Bolduc: Leadership mantra: People, Family, Mission.
Manny Sethi: Work to fight for our Christian values.
Tommy Tuberville: First duty of government is to protect individual liberty.
Ricky Dale Harrington: Libertarian for those unhappy with Democrats AND Republicans.
Jaime Harrison: Good citizens make good communities.
Garland Tucker: Letter announcing decision not to run for Senate.
Al Gross: I fought grizzly bears, so I'm ready for Washington.
Ellen Burnes: We need leaders who don't just dispense red tape.
Eddie Mauro: Protect Social Security & Medicare.
MJ Hegar: Medicare & Social Security not entitlements, but promises.
Mark Kelly: Social Security & Medicare are promises to seniors.
Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Supports Social Security 2100 Act.
Jaime Harrison: Protect & expand Social Security and Medicare.
Doug Collins: Social Security fund exhausted by 2037 without reform.
Tina Smith: No privatization nor cuts to benefits.
Mark Kelly: Don't weaken Social Security; nor gamble retirement funds.
Antoine Pierce: Tax cuts for poor & middle class.
MJ Hegar: Use tax credits, incentives to support small business.
MJ Hegar: Opposed 2017 tax cuts for corporations, extremely wealthy.
Tommy Tuberville: Trump tax cuts & economic policies have been a success.
Bill Hagerty: Trump's tax cuts are working; for balanced budget amendment.
Paul Romero: Downsize government and balance budget.
Bill O`Brien: Will fight tax increases & reduce fees wherever possible.
Doug Collins: Prohibit Earned Income Tax Credit for "illegal aliens".
Mike Rounds: Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates.
Jake LaTurner: Balance the budget; no tax Increases.
Bill Cassidy: Co-sponsored tax simplification for Gold Star families.
Bill Hagerty: Work with both parties to close digital divide in Tennessee.
Doug Collins: Work to expand broadband access in rural areas.
Ellen Burnes: Navigate billions in infrastructure updates.
War & Peace|
Don Bolduc: New Hampshire needs a full-service VA hospital.
MJ Hegar: Reserve deployment of American troops as a last resort.
Mark Kelly: Services must work for changing veteran population.
Kimberly Graham: Increase service member pay & veteran's benefits.
Manny Sethi: Improve VA hospitals; provide quality mental health care.
Sema Hernandez: Overdue for plan to end the wars & bring troops home.
Teresa Tomlinson: Congress should vote on war actions, including Afghanistan.
Teresa Tomlinson: Sanctions against Iran, but diplomacy as well.
Tommy Tuberville: Provide vets with high quality care, job training.
Tommy Tuberville: Support a strong and robust military.
Daniel Gade: Opposed to open-ended commitment of troops.
Bill O`Brien: Support innovation at VA; ensure military has needed tools.
Dan Whitfield: America has been in the business of war for far too long.
Jessica Scarane: Cease our endless wars, except in Syria.
Doug Collins: Continued sanctions against Iran are crucial to security.
Doug Collins: Advocated for sanctions against North Korea.
Welfare & Poverty|
Daniel Ahlers: Expand VA benefits to include assisted living.
Jaime Harrison: Strong social safety net, increase earned income tax credit.
Jake LaTurner: Work requirements and drug testing for welfare recipients.