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)
Paula Overby: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
Jim Newberger: Abortion is not an unrestricted right.
Jim Newberger: 100% pro-life.
Jim Newberger: Require that doctor be in room when taking RU-486.
Tina Smith: Vice president of Planned Parenthood of MN/SD/ND.
Mike McFadden: Make contraceptives available without a prescription.
Jim Abeler: Human life begins at conception.
Mike McFadden: Anti-abortion and pro-guns.
Budget & Economy|
Paula Overby: Stimulus AND market-led recovery.
Jim Newberger: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Al Franken: Economy is "top down" and "rigged" in favor of the wealthy.
Jim Abeler: Borrowing places our sovereignity at risk.
Jim Abeler: Led $3.8B in human services cuts to close MN budget gap.
Mike McFadden: We've been spending like a drunken sailor.
Paula Overby: Supports same-sex marriage.
Karin Housley: Pitched for gay rights but no specifics.
Jim Newberger: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Jim Newberger: Rated 0% by Voices for Racial Justice.
Heather Johnson: LGBT persons are created with inalienable right to marry.
Jim Abeler: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Mike McFadden: Gay marriage ok; but I'm personally for traditional marriage.
Heather Johnson: Don't use eminent domain for private companies' benefit.
Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
Al Franken: Oppo AdWatch: Franken limits free speech issue advocacy.
Karin Housley: Rehabilitative programs in prisons cut down on recidivism.
Paula Overby: Oppose "tough on crime": it promotes autocracy.
Jim Newberger: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
Jim Newberger: Let's connect a new prison by rail to North Minneapolis.
Heather Johnson: Don't punish victimless crimes like prostitution & gambling.
Jim Abeler: Major overhaul needed for sex offender laws.
Karin Housley: Focus opioid resources on prevention, treatment, & education.
Paula Overby: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Jim Newberger: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
Heather Johnson: Release prisoners convicted of marijuana possession.
Paula Overby: Vouchers are ok locally but not federally.
Karin Housley: Work together to improve the public school system.
Jim Newberger: Vouchers for school choice are possible.
Heather Johnson: Common Core is unconstitutional, and also underhanded.
Jim Abeler: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Mike McFadden: Repeal federal Common Core education standards.
Jim Abeler: Oppose Common Core's centralized federal oversight.
Mike McFadden: Measure more; dictate reading lists less.
Energy & Oil|
Jim Newberger: Does not believe climate change is man-made.
Karin Housley: Diverse portfolio of energy: wind, solar, fossil fuels.
Paula Overby: Pursue green energy aggressively; it is the future.
Jim Newberger: Don't prioritize green energy.
Jim Newberger: Defended coal-burning Xcel plant in Becker.
Al Franken: Delay Keystone pipeline; but if built, use American steel.
Heather Johnson: Federal legislation has limited alternative energy.
Jim Abeler: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Mike McFadden: Approve Keystone; faster permits for gas plants.
Amy Klobuchar: Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
Karin Housley: Unequivocal support for PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
Tina Smith: Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
Paula Overby: Protect natural resources from exploitation.
Jim Newberger: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Jim Newberger: Get government & extreme environmental Left off our backs.
Al Franken: Ok the PolyMet copper mine only after 9-year review.
Al Franken: Prevent invasive species Asian carp in Great Lakes.
Mike McFadden: Develop our natural resources AND protect the environment.
Mike McFadden: Supports PolyMet mining project in Hoyt Lakes.
Families & Children|
Heather Johnson: Politics is not my passion; it's my God, my kids & family.
Paula Overby: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
Jim Newberger: Support American Exceptionalism.
Jim Newberger: Prevent MN from implementing policies set by UN Agenda 21.
Al Franken: OpEd: Campaign website devoid of views on foreign policy.
Mike McFadden: OpEd: Campaign website devoid of views on foreign policy.
Mike McFadden: Inaction abroad sends message that US will do nothing.
Mike McFadden: Crisis in Ukraine came about due to Obama's indecisiveness.
Paula Overby: Expand free trade but not economic exploitation.
Jim Newberger: Support & expand free trade.
Mike McFadden: Use Chinese steel over U.S. steel if the import was cheaper.
Karin Housley: Supports Citizens United: let corporations participate.
Paula Overby: Make voter registration easier.
Jim Newberger: No need to make voter registration easier.
Heather Johnson: Term limits for Congress, local officials, and judges.
Jim Abeler: Photo ID for voting.
Mike McFadden: Effective but limited government, stressing "limited".
Karin Housley: No background checks nor buyers' waiting periods.
Paula Overby: I don't support an absolute right to gun ownership.
Jim Newberger: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Jim Newberger: Supports 2nd Amendment rights.
Jim Abeler: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Mike McFadden: Expand background checks; close gun show loophole.
Mike McFadden: Open to looking at expanding background checks.
Amy Klobuchar: Allow sick people to obtain insurance.
Jim Newberger: Opening up Medicare for anyone would cost $32 trillion.
Karin Housley: Buy health insurance like we do our car insurance.
Paula Overby: Oppose ObamaCare; Medicare for all is a better path.
Jim Newberger: Opposes ObamaCare.
Jim Newberger: Repeal ObamaCare, by any method.
Jim Abeler: ObamaCare risks access to care, ironically.
Jim Abeler: Big companies benefit from ObamaCare but not regular people.
Jim Abeler: Preventative care; coordinated treatment; low-income clinics.
Mike McFadden: We need an alternative to ObamaCare, not just repeal.
Robert Fitzgerald: Opposes single-payer coverage because itís a liability.
Robert Fitzgerald: Sever health care coverage from employment.
Paula Overby: Shift military spending to social and economic development.
Jim Newberger: Expand the military.
Jim Newberger: Part of what makes our nation great is our military.
Al Franken: Worked since 2009 on fighting ISIS recruitment in Minn.
Mike McFadden: Combat propaganda & recruiting by the Islamic State.
Mike McFadden: We need a national strategy against ISIS, and don't have one.
Jim Abeler: Our friends don't trust us; our enemies don't fear us.
Al Franken: Let companies reveal how much data NSA has gathered.
Amy Klobuchar: Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding.
Jim Newberger: We must build the wall; we must secure our border.
Paula Overby: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Karin Housley: Supports path to legal status for DREAMers.
Jim Newberger: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens is possible.
Jim Newberger: Immigrants must accept American law.
Jim Abeler: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Al Franken: Apologize for stripping citizenship for marrying foreigners.
Mike McFadden: Secure the borders, then conditional path to citizenship.
Mike McFadden: Secure the borders & then find way to grant citizenship.
Mike McFadden: Status quo is not acceptable; we need to find a solution.
Amy Klobuchar: No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants.
Mark Kennedy: Good fences make good neighbors.
Robert Fitzgerald: Show me 50-foot border fence, Iíll show you 51-foot ladder.
Robert Fitzgerald: Making bogeymen of illegal immigrants doesnít address issue.
Tina Smith: End federal contracts if employer mistreats employees.
Paula Overby: Oppose affirmative action.
Jim Newberger: Opposes affirmative action.
Heather Johnson: Oppose increase in the minimum wage.
Mike McFadden: Gender-based pay equality & minimum wage? "Wrong questions".
Principles & Values|
Paula Overby: Don't empower human institutions with authority of God.
Jim Newberger: Keep God in the public sphere.
Jim Abeler: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Jim Abeler: Former investment banker; outsider with no voting record.
Amy Klobuchar: This election is about change; crowd in charge wonít do it.
Robert Fitzgerald: Millionaire 60-year-olds cannot legislate for young families.
Paula Overby: We need a safe way to save for retirement.
Jim Newberger: Don't privatize Social Security.
Jim Newberger: Social Security must be protected.
Mike McFadden: Discuss raising the eligibility age for social security.
Paula Overby: Wealth does not trickle down.
Jim Newberger: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
Jim Newberger: Simplify our tax code; the IRS has become too powerful.
Mike McFadden: Wouldn't vote for tax increases.
Amy Klobuchar: Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year.
Mark Kennedy: Tax relief promotes job growth.
Robert Fitzgerald: Bush tax cuts will be paid for by young people in the future.
Al Franken: Apply oil subsidies to upgrade transportation infrastructure.
War & Peace|
Karin Housley: Supports Trump's prioritizing of American interests abroad.
Paula Overby: I support the Powell doctrine, not foreign entanglements.
Tina Smith: Keep the Iran Nuclear Agreement in place.
Jim Newberger: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Al Franken: Supported airstrikes in Syria to fight ISIS.
Mike McFadden: Lack of anti-ISIS strategy makes world more dangerous.
Amy Klobuchar: Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem.
Amy Klobuchar: Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out.
Mark Kennedy: Must focus on victory in Iraq, not on retreat.
Mark Kennedy: Listen to military in Iraq, not politicians in Washington.
Robert Fitzgerald: Iraq war being fought with otherís peopleís children.
Robert Fitzgerald: Iraq conflict can no longer be solved with military action.
Welfare & Poverty|
Heather Johnson: Regulate but advocate for independent charity.
Al Franken: Pay in full for school lunches instead of partly subsidizing.
Mike McFadden: Let states decide school lunch payments, not feds.