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)
Thomas Clements: Supreme Court has ruled on abortion.
Budget & Economy|
John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
Foster Campbell: Oppose same-sex marriage, but respect Supreme Court ruling.
Thomas Clements: Support Equal Rights Amendment.
Thomas Clements: Get government out of marriage business.
Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Thomas Clements: Eliminate corporate tax to create jobs & avoid more debt.
Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
Foster Campbell: Death penalty yes; alternatives yes; mandatory minimums no.
Thomas Clements: Unconstitutionally strict punishment is˙a problem.
Thomas Clements: Marijuana is a benefit to people's health.
Charles Boustany: Consistently votes against marijuana reform.
John Fleming: OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators.
Foster Campbell: Fight for public schools with $1 billion Excellence Fund.
Thomas Clements: Supports homeschooling and vouchers.
Energy & Oil|
Foster Campbell: Build Keystone pipeline; no farcking regulation for now.
Foster Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases; incentivize reducing emissions.
Thomas Clements: No cap and trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan “Gang of 10” for comprehensive oil plan.
Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
Foster Campbell: Charge 6.25% oil refining tax and wipe out income tax.
Thomas Clements: States should deal with water quality not federal EPA.
Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
Families & Children|
David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Foster Campbell: Keep allies involved, but heed advice of military experts.
Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
Thomas Clements: Foreign aid spending only to protect US interests.
John Fleming: Defund the Syrian refugee influx.
Charles Boustany: 2013: Supported TPP; 2016: too many concessions.
Foster Campbell: TPP is skewed to the advantage of big business.
John Fleming: TPP means open season on American jobs.
John Neely Kennedy: TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation.
Joseph Cao: No trade deal with Vietnam due to human rights abuses.
Rob Maness: Criticized TPP for its closed-door negotiations.
Thomas Clements: No restrictions on trade, but no corporatism.
Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Foster Campbell: 10 year ban on lobbying for ex-members of congress.
Thomas Clements: Term limits for Congress; but voter ID too.
John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books.
Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures.
Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land.
John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA.
Thomas Clements: Cost is the only thing that has expanded under ObamaCare.
John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
Thomas Clements: Why do we need military bases in the Phillipines?
Foster Campbell: No pathway to citizenship without exiting US first.
Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Thomas Clements: Annex Mexico economically to avoid immigration issues.
Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
Principles & Values|
John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
Thomas Clements: Why not keep God in the public sphere?
Joseph Cao: First Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress.
Rob Maness: Call out those who don't have interests of US & her citizens.
John Neely Kennedy: I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker.
John Fleming: Passionate conservative: Obama doesn't share our values.
Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
Foster Campbell: I do not support privatization of Social Security.
Thomas Clements: Privatize Social Security at birth for newborns today.
John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
Foster Campbell: Make sure the super-rich pay their fair share.
Thomas Clements: Flat rate tax with across-the-board reduction.
Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
War & Peace|
Foster Campbell: No American intervention in Iraq & Syria beyond air support.
Thomas Clements: Help prevent genocide abroad, but not with U.S. lives.