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)
Alison Grimes: Pro-choice down the line.
Budget & Economy|
Jim Gray: Think globally when talking about job creation.
Matt Bevin: AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal.
Matt Bevin: No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place.
Mitch McConnell: Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown.
Mitch McConnell: Supports sequester cuts: 2.4% out of $3.6 trillion budget.
Jack Reed: Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes.
Jack Conway: Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability.
Rand Paul: Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY.
Jim Gray: Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage.
Jim Gray: Openly gay mayor of Lexington: not all are anti-gay.
Alison Grimes: Supports allowing gay marriage.
Alison Grimes: AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women.
Mitch McConnell: I co-sponsored VAWA but final version went too far.
Alison Grimes: Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality.
Matt Bevin: Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
Jack Conway: I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell".
Jim Gray: Fully fund drug treatment and addiction recovery.
Alison Grimes: Have a discussion about marijuana legalization.
Mitch McConnell: Strongly opposed to legalization of marijuana.
Jack Conway: Meth lab count is up because we are identifying smaller labs.
Rand Paul: Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from.
Rand Paul: Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs.
Jack Conway: Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime.
Rand Paul: Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh.
Jim Gray: Investment in education and our teachers is essential.
Matt Bevin: FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life".
Energy & Oil|
Jim Gray: Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future.
Jim Gray: Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage.
Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
Alison Grimes: Balanced approach to deal with global warming.
Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Fights EPA regulation on coal production.
Jack Conway: Protect coal even under cap-and-trade.
Rand Paul: Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions.
Jack Conway: Coal yes; cap-and-trade no.
Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
Mitch McConnell: Has clout to implement GOP solutions for high gas prices.
Bruce Lunsford: Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres.
Jim Gray: EPA regulations overstep bounds, but we can't throw them out.
Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
Bruce Lunsford: Worked on fatherís tobacco farm as a youngster.
Bruce Lunsford: Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal.
Jim Gray: Stand with our allies to protect our global interests.
Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
Matt Bevin: No unilateral action in Eastern Europe.
Jim Gray: Trade deals are a net positive for Kentucky.
Alison Grimes: Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters.
Mitch McConnell: Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad.
Jim Gray: Campaign finance system is broken; root it out.
Mitch McConnell: Federal shutdown was just a 2-week paid vacation: bad policy.
Jack Conway: I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies.
Jim Gray: Ban gun purchases by people on FBI terrorist watch list.
Jim Gray: Ok to delay gun sales for 72 hours, but no secret lists.
Alison Grimes: Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show.
Jim Gray: Ensure solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare is a train wreck; do what we can to repeal it.
Alison Grimes: Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare.
Jack Conway: Pay for Obamacare with bulk purchasing & fraud units.
Rand Paul: Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%.
Bruce Lunsford: McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies.
Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy.
Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops.
Jack Conway: Let gays serve openly in US military.
Rand Paul: Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy.
Alison Grimes: Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
Mitch McConnell: Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome.
Rand Paul: Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask.
Jack Conway: Be tough & sensible; increase border security.
Jack Conway: 20% hometown tax credit for cost of creating a new job.
Bruce Lunsford: Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support.
Principles & Values|
Rand Paul: Under KY law,can't run for Senate & President on same ballot.
Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
Alison Grimes: AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out.
Alison Grimes: Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction.
Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
Jack Conway: Claims Rand Paul worships "Aqua Buddha" & mocks Holy Bible.
Rand Paul: Accused of belonging to secret society NoZe Brotherhood.
Rand Paul: I'm "a pro-life Christian"; denies worshiping "Aqua Buddha".
Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
Rand Paul: This election really is about the president's agenda.
Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
Bruce Lunsford: McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate.
Mitch McConnell: After 24 years, one of the two leaders in the US Senate.
Mitch McConnell: Leadership has value; freshmen have little impact.
Jim Gray: Fight any measure to cut or privatize Social Security.
Jack Conway: Pledges to not scale back program nor raise retirement age.
Rand Paul: I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security.
Rand Paul: Raise the retirement age for people under age 55.
Alison Grimes: Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans.
Mitch McConnell: Comprehensive tax reform can work if it's revenue-neutral.
Jack Conway: Keep Bush tax cuts during recession.
Rand Paul: Balanced budget amendment to pay to extend $4T Bush tax cuts.
Bruce Lunsford: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
Mitch McConnell: Resolve to lower capital gains taxes.
Bruce Lunsford: Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it.
War & Peace|
Jim Gray: We must destroy ISIS where they are.
Alison Grimes: Israel has the right to defend herself.
Alison Grimes: Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok.
Welfare & Poverty|
Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.
Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.
Jack Conway: Faith-based programs instead of federal money.