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)
Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Maya Cummings: Emily's List endorsement.
Richard Madaleno: Supported Planned Parenthood when Feds tried to cut.
Jamie Raskin: Protect women's right to their own healthcare decisions.
Kathy Szeliga: Valuing life begins with the unborn.
Donna Edwards: Fought for abortion rights in community AND in Congress.
Larry Hogan: 1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws.
Larry Hogan: Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled.
Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Martin O`Malley: $101M for stem cell research over six years.
Benjamin Cardin: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research.
Benjamin Cardin: Make sure there is no human cloning.
Benjamin Cardin: Parents should be notified on abortion choices in most cases.
Michael Steele: Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells.
Michael Steele: See embryonic stem cells as lives.
Michael Steele: Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos.
Michael Steele: Roe v. Wade should remain in place.
Budget & Economy|
Arvin Vohra: Remove legal tender laws & stimulate the economy.
Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
Martin O`Malley: Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators.
Rob Sobhani: Morally wrong to spend more than government takes in.
Arvin Vohra: Abolish Patriot Act and redundant spy agencies.
Richard Madaleno: Committed to fighting for marriage equality & LGBTQ rights.
Jamie Raskin: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
Jamie Raskin: Passionate champion of marriage equality.
Chris Van Hollen: Straight, but fought discrimination against gay workers.
Larry Hogan: Respect state law on same-sex marriage (even if not my view).
Larry Hogan: I evolved and will not repeal same-sex marriage law.
Larry Hogan: Opposes a transgender rights bill.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Martin O`Malley: Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders.
Eric Wargotz: Uphold DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Corrogan Vaughn: Accessible, affordable health care for American citizens.
Benjamin Cardin: Support affirmative action and programs that help minorities.
Michael Steele: Support affirmative action and its improvements.
Parris Glendening: Racial Profiling is immoral and must stop.
Parris Glendening: Do more to foster and support small and minority business.
Parris Glendening: Combat discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Richard Madaleno: Support smaller businesses as job creators.
Kathy Szeliga: Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street.
Margaret Flowers: Wealth divide makes capitalism dangerous to the 99%.
Margaret Flowers: Break up big banks & criminally prosecute their CEOs.
Martin O`Malley: Change Maryland's anti-business attitude.
Martin O`Malley: Repeal personal property tax on small business.
Martin O`Malley: Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women.
Dan Bongino: Lessen the tax burden on residents and businesses.
Dan Bongino: Predictable tax code benefits economy more than revenue loss.
Michael Steele: Expand minority-owned business opportunities.
Alec Ross: Education key to addressing crime.
Larry Hogan: Justice for Victims Initiative: protect vulnerable citizens.
Anthony Brown: Protect victims of domestic violence with better services.
Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
Larry Hogan: Vetoed expansion of voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
Martin O`Malley: Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on repealing the death penalty.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on repealing the death penalty.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on repealing the death penalty.
Corrogan Vaughn: Restore the rights to non-violent ex-offenders.
Michael Steele: More focus on victims of violent crime.
Michael Steele: Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders.
Michael Steele: Combat the proliferation of gangs.
Arvin Vohra: Stop the war on drugs; end black market profits.
Richard Madaleno: Opioid epidemic is health issue, not criminal one.
Alec Ross: Let's see response to medical marijuana.
Richard Madaleno: Co-sponsored marijuana legalization bill.
Larry Hogan: Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
Richard Douglas: Served as counter-narcotics deputy under George W. Bush.
Jamie Raskin: Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
Richard Madaleno: Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
Kathy Szeliga: Keep mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
Martin O`Malley: Executive Order to address this heroin epidemic.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Martin O`Malley: Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets.
Michael Steele: More enforcement against Drug Trafficking.
Benjamin Cardin: $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants.
Arvin Vohra: Stop the one-size-fits-none education programs.
Maya Cummings: Public education should be path to success.
Richard Madaleno: Public schools are the key to our future.
Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
Larry Hogan: $7M for student scholarships to attend a private school.
Larry Hogan: Tuition relief for state colleges: 2% growth cap.
Larry Hogan: More charter school choice; more P-TECH schools.
Anthony Brown: Increase investments in our state's schools.
Jamie Raskin: Curb the dogmas and protocols of the new testing mania.
Jamie Raskin: Stop hobbling our young people with mountains of debt.
Kathy Szeliga: One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children.
Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
Martin O`Malley: Encourage more public charter schools.
Martin O`Malley: Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools.
Dan Bongino: Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors.
Martin O`Malley: Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on time.
Mary Landrieu: Strongly believes in early childhood education.
Michael Steele: Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act.
Parris Glendening: Began the Golden Age of School Construction ($1.6B).
Parris Glendening: Make tuition an anachronism: free college for all.
Energy & Oil|
Richard Madaleno: Maryland should lead way on renewable energy.
Larry Hogan: Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations.
Jamie Raskin: Invest in clean energy to break our carbon addiction.
Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
Richard Douglas: Vote YES on Keystone pipeline; it's a call to arms.
Martin O`Malley: End the automatic gas tax increase.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
Ben Cardin: End special breaks to oil industries.
Rob Sobhani: Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas.
Martin O`Malley: Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure.
Arvin Vohra: Our biggest polluter is the American Government.
Maya Cummings: Environmental protection a priority.
Alec Ross: Ready to confront major polluters.
Larry Hogan: Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay.
Jamie Raskin: Expand domestic violence protective orders to include pets.
Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
Martin O`Malley: Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space.
Martin O`Malley: Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants.
Mary Landrieu: Coastal wetlands erosion is an unfolding catastrophe.
Michael Steele: Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation.
Parris Glendening: $955 million for public transit & Smart Growth initiatives.
Families & Children|
Maya Cummings: Support family security in workplace.
Arvin Vohra: Marriage isn't magic but skills can be learned.
Larry Hogan: Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act.
Kathy Szeliga: Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted against new birth certificates for sex changes.
Jamie Raskin: Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes.
Richard Madaleno: Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes.
Martin O`Malley: Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%.
Mary Landrieu: Supports adoption and foster care reform.
Corrogan Vaughn: Priority on family and marriage values.
Kathy Szeliga: Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk.
Margaret Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror".
Richard Douglas: Reform policies on Russian aggression, ISIS, Syria, and Iran.
Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
Rob Sobhani: Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland.
Rob Sobhani: Peace through strength.
Dan Bongino: Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital.
Jamie Raskin: Support only free trade deals that are fair and balanced.
Kathy Szeliga: Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations.
Margaret Flowers: Movement against corporate rigged trade agreements like TPP.
Chris Van Hollen: I oppose TPP; but look at each trade deal individually.
Rob Sobhani: Free and fair trade plus multilateralism.
Michael Steele: Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa.
Larry Hogan: Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines.
Jamie Raskin: Restore the voting rights of ex-felons.
Larry Hogan: Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
Larry Hogan: Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons.
Chris Van Hollen: Do everything we can to make it easier to vote.
Martin O`Malley: Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting.
Rob Sobhani: Public service shouldn't be a life-long career; 2-term limit.
Arvin Vohra: Remove all gun ownership restrictions.
Maya Cummings: Focus on gun violence.
Richard Madaleno: Sponsored ban on guns on campus.
Jamie Raskin: Ban assault weapons; plus fingerprint licensing system.
Margaret Flowers: More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations.
Kathy Szeliga: I believe in the right to bear arms.
Chris Van Hollen: Common sense measures like universal background checks.
Larry Hogan: Instant background checks tied to the federal system.
Martin O`Malley: Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws.
Benjamin Cardin: Invest in prevention and early detection.
Arvin Vohra: Wants to eliminate the FDA and Medicare part D.
Maya Cummings: Universal health care is the goal.
Richard Madaleno: Single-payer would be ideal outcome.
Alec Ross: Favors public option over single payer.
Jamie Raskin: Long-time champion of single-payer health care.
Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
Ben Cardin: We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare.
Dan Bongino: ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats.
Rob Sobhani: Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled.
Rob Sobhani: Invest $500M in Maryland hospitals for R&D.
Dan Bongino: Health research is the solution, but not by gov't.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Mary Landrieu: Supported the creation and expansion of health care for kids.
Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses.
Anthony Brown: Fund Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects.
Jamie Raskin: Support Easter Seals programs for wounded warriors.
Kathy Szeliga: The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape.
Larry Hogan: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
Jamie Raskin: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
Kathy Szeliga: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
Richard Madaleno: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care.
Mary Landrieu: Co-sponsored the 21st Century GI Bill.
Corrogan Vaughn: Strong national defense based on domestic manufacturing base.
Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldnít be my secretary of defense.
Arvin Vohra: End restrictions on immigration; open our borders.
Jamie Raskin: Comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority.
Richard Douglas: Decriminalize hiring American; protect them from foreigners.
Rob Sobhani: Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate the minimum wage entirely.
Maya Cummings: Boost income for low-paid workers.
Richard Madaleno: Raise minimum wage to $15 to boost economy.
Larry Hogan: New jobs in manufacturing led to low unemployment.
Jamie Raskin: Low minimum wage causes wealth inequality.
Kathy Szeliga: Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be.
Donna Edwards: We need a woman's voice in the discussion on equal pay.
Rob Sobhani: Find private sector funding for Maryland job initiatives.
Martin O`Malley: We have driven unemployment down to a three-year low.
Martin O`Malley: Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally.
Larry Hogan: Repeal the misguided Road Kill Bill.
Martin O`Malley: Recognized native Piscataway People after 350 years.
Principles & Values|
Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002.
Rob Sobhani: I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term.
Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani.
Corrogan Vaughn: Experienced as faith-based leader.
Corrogan Vaughn: Co-hosted two political radio shows in Maryland.
Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination.
Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party.
Arvin Vohra: Wants to shut down the Social Security system.
Larry Hogan: Eliminate all taxes on retirement income.
Jamie Raskin: Remove cap to preserve and strengthen Social Security.
Kathy Szeliga: Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed.
Chris Van Hollen: Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula.
Donna Edwards: Fought privatization in community AND in Congress.
Martin O`Malley: Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees.
Michael Steele: Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices.
Kathy Szeliga: I believe in lower taxes and smaller government.
Martin O`Malley: Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases.
Rob Sobhani: 15% flat rate for most workers; high earners pay more.
Michael Steele: Create legacy wealth for future generations.
Parris Glendening: Cut 28 taxes & returned $2.6B to taxpayers.
Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices.
Richard Madaleno: Investment for all transportation, not partisan slush fund.
Arvin Vohra: Technology can lower prices if barriers are gone.
Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
Larry Hogan: Fix all 69 structurally deficient bridges that we inherited.
Anthony Brown: Public Private Partnership for infrastructure investments.
Jamie Raskin: Green Deal: massive investment in eroding infrastructure.
Martin O`Malley: $25M more for road improvements.
Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation.
Martin O`Malley: $156M for One Maryland Broadband Network.
Martin O`Malley: 21st Century cyber-infrastructure & rural broadband network.
War & Peace|
Arvin Vohra: U.S. in foreign civil wars is wrong and dangerous.
Jamie Raskin: Iran nuke deal is best chance to prevent Iranian nukes.
Chris Van Hollen: End 2002 Iraq War authority; no ground troops in Mideast.
Kathy Szeliga: ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed.
Margaret Flowers: Iran nuke deal is first step towards normalizing relations.
Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
Richard Douglas: When the Senate fails, Iran gets the bomb.
Richard Douglas: If the Senate fails, we fail, like Iran nuke deal.
Dan Bongino: Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes.
Mary Landrieu: New course for our strategy in Iraq, with benchmarks.
Benjamin Cardin: Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable.
Benjamin Cardin: Never turn our back on our troops.
Benjamin Cardin: Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror.
Michael Steele: We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq govít.
Michael Steele: Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy.
Michael Steele: Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons.
Michael Steele: Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war.
Michael Steele: Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally.
Welfare & Poverty|
Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person.
Martin O`Malley: Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit.