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 Harmís 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)
Donald Trump: Defund Planned Parenthood.
Jeb Bush: Defund Planned Parenthood, but not with federal shutdown.
Carly Fiorina: Fund health clinics for non-abortion & alternative services.
Carly Fiorina: GOP should shut government to defund Planned Parenthood.
John Kasich: Federal shutdown ineffective in defunding Planned Parenthood.
Chris Christie: Successfully defunded Planned Parenthood in New Jersey.
Ben Carson: Drugs OK to prevent conception in instances of rape & incest.
Rand Paul: Force a Senate vote on defunding Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Donald Trump: Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh.
Carly Fiorina: Simplify tax code and reduce regulation.
Rick Perry: Dodd-Frank should focus on Wall Street, not community banks.
Rick Perry: Federal Reserve & Wall Street actions have hurt our economy.
Bobby Jindal: Reduced size of government in Louisiana.
Bernie Sanders: We've transferred trillions from middle class to the top 1%.
Donald Trump: I'm "fine" with affirmative action, for now.
Chris Christie: Churches can use sexual orientation; businesses can't.
James Webb: Doing away with Confederate iconography is secondary issue.
Carly Fiorina: Crony capitalism is alive and well: focus on small business.
Carly Fiorina: As CEO, laid off 30,000 workers but doubled size of company.
Chris Christie: Allow private sector to offer drug treatment programs.
Chris Christie: Treatment, not jail, for drug addicts; it's a disease.
Donald Trump: Cut Department of Education and Common Core.
Carly Fiorina: Common Core limits choices; vouchers allow choices.
Scott Walker: Tuition cap on University of Wisconsin; then reform tenure.
Energy & Oil|
Chris Christie: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact.
Jeb Bush: Create a North American energy strategy.
Donald Trump: Cut the EPA; what they do is a disgrace.
Lindsey Graham: Climate change is real, but don't make a religion of it.
Jeb Bush: Obama/Clinton/Kerry foreign policy caused global instability.
John Kasich: Keep Iran accountable, WITHIN the existing Nuclear Deal.
John Kasich: Syrian refugee situation is fundamentally a European crisis.
Ben Carson: Obama has turned his back on Israel.
Rick Perry: Priorities: Tear up agreement with Iran; secure US border.
Bobby Jindal: Bad Iran nuclear deal is worse than no deal.
James Webb: Prefers confidence building gestures to deal with Iran.
James Webb: China is the greatest long term threat to America.
Marco Rubio: Opposes nuclear deal with Iran; but supported deal in 2012.
Ben Carson: Military force is not off the table when it comes to Russia.
Ben Carson: Would not go to war with Russia over Ukraine.
Lindsey Graham: Congress will not approve Iran nuclear deal.
Chris Christie: Supports free trade, but distrusts Obama's TPP agreement.
Donald Trump: Restrict free trade to keep jobs in US.
Bernie Sanders: Wrong, wrong, wrong that trade deals create jobs here.
Carly Fiorina: Assert principles to facilitate bi-partisan action.
Carly Fiorina: Reduce size of federal government by not replacing retirees.
Chris Christie: Reform instead of tax increases.
Chris Christie: Does not support electing Supreme Court justices.
Mike Huckabee: Opposes "judicial supremacy"; they're just rulings, not law.
Ben Carson: We should discuss "judicial review" in its modern usage.
Carly Fiorina: Zero-based budgeting, and civil service pay-for-performance.
Carly Fiorina: Crony capitalism is alive and well.
John Kasich: 2nd Amendment advocate: NRA rating changed from "F" to "A".
Ben Carson: Health savings accounts for families to buy health care.
Chris Christie: Opposes expanding Medicaid nationally, did expand it in NJ.
John Kasich: Opposes ObamaCare but not all public programs.
Ben Carson: ObamaCare is analogous to slavery.
Bernie Sanders: U.S. is only major country without guaranteed healthcare.
Rand Paul: More targeted surveillance; no bulk data collection.
Rand Paul: Increase targeted surveillance to defend against terrorism.
Chris Christie: Gathering metadata is necessary for homeland security.
Mike Huckabee: NSA bulk metadata isn't effective; human intelligence is.
Bernie Sanders: We need a strong military, but stop wasting tens of billions.
Carly Fiorina: Don't pull punches on Benghazi: a tragedy and a scandal.
Jeb Bush: Prove border is secure, while doing comprehensive reform.
John Kasich: Focus on border & guest workers, not birthright citizenship.
Chris Christie: Use modern technology to track illegal immigrants.
Rand Paul: Secure border with Mexico; do away with sanctuary cities.
Chris Christie: Increase electronic border surveillance and create E-Verify.
Marco Rubio: Comprehensive immigration reform is politically infeasible.
Scott Walker: 2013: Comprehensive reform; 2015: no, that's amnesty.
Mike Pence: Executive action deferring deportation is unconstitutional.
John Kasich: Don't raise minimum wage willy-nilly, & do it at state level.
Carly Fiorina: Layoffs in recession ensure company's overall health.
Principles & Values|
Scott Walker: Run for governor & president are determined by God's will.
Chris Christie: Cut Social Security for wealthy, but don't increase taxes.
Mike Huckabee: Opposes increases the eligibility age for social security.
Donald Trump: Repeal estate tax; it's double taxation.
Jeb Bush: Reduce corporate tax rate to stimulate growth.
Jeb Bush: Tax plan disproportionately benefits middle class, not rich.
Jeb Bush: Cutting taxes decreases the deficit dynamically.
Ben Carson: Flat tax of 10%-15% is fairest option, even for low-income.
Ben Carson: Concentrate on incentivizing entrepreneurial risk taking.
Ben Carson: Regulations increase the cost of living.
Carly Fiorina: Simplify tax code; lower every tax rate; close loopholes.
Rand Paul: Flat tax 14.5% on personal income; & 14.5% value added tax.
Rand Paul: Flat tax doesn't exacerbate income inequality.
Mike Huckabee: Bottom 1/3 of economy benefits most from the FairTax.
Ben Carson: Proposes a flat tax between 10 and 15 percent.
Lindsey Graham: Supports closing loopholes, means-testing higher income.
War & Peace|
Carly Fiorina: More than 50 boots on the ground in Syria.
Carly Fiorina: Rebuild missile defense program in Poland.
Lindsey Graham: Need substantial boots on the ground against ISIL.
John Kasich: I'm a "cheap hawk": Cut Pentagon waste, but not spending.
James Webb: Supports cutting back the army's ground commitments.
James Webb: Solution to ISIS will have to come from Sunni leadership.
Marco Rubio: No mistake to invade Iraq in 2003; we thought Iraq had WMDs.
Scott Walker: Islamic terrorism like a virus; make sure it doesn't spread.
Welfare & Poverty|
Carly Fiorina: Progressive policies bad for poor that they claim to help.
Jeb Bush: Poverty programs are ineffective, despite trillions spent.
John Kasich: There are moral and practical reasons to help the poor.