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)
Jacky Rosen: Women's health care decisions are personal.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Endorsed by EMILY's List.
Mark Amodei: Abortions should always be legally available.
Kenny Guinn: Prohibit partial-birth abortion; support Parental consent.
Steve Sisolak: Keep abortion legal in first trimester.
Budget & Economy|
Jacky Rosen: Cut wasteful spending; get rid of burdensome regulations.
Ruben Kihuen: Wall Street blames homeowners for the foreclosure crisis.
Joe Heck: Eliminate our debt, spurring economic growth.
Bob Beers: Common sense: borrow in tough times, but then pay it back.
Brian Sandoval: We passed a balanced budget post-Great Recession.
Kenny Guinn: Change government to deal with explosive growth.
Jacky Rosen: Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign.
Joe Heck: Accepts Supreme Court ruling on transgendered bathrooms.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Let Nevada ban same-sex marriage; it's will of the people.
Catherine Cortez Masto: States ban bigamy & incest, so why not same-sex marriage?
Brian Sandoval: Nevada gave women the right to vote in 1914, ahead of USA.
Mark Amodei: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions.
Mark Amodei: Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces.
Kenny Guinn: Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges.
Kenny Guinn: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws.
Kenny Guinn: Opposes recognizing same-sex marriages.
Steve Sisolak: Don't recognize same-sex marriage.
Steve Sisolak: Prosecute against discrimination.
Dean Heller: Against bank bailout; against Dodd-Frank bank regulation.
Brian Sandoval: Lending to small businesses will help create jobs in state.
Adam Laxalt: Penalties for criminals; justice for victims.
Brian Sandoval: Reform juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism.
Ruben Kihuen: End the for-profit prison industry in America.
Ruben Kihuen: Require police body cameras, to address injustice.
Mark Amodei: Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada.
Mark Amodei: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Kenny Guinn: Supports the death penalty.
Kenny Guinn: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Steve Sisolak: More prisons; more death penalty; more mandatory minimums.
Steve Sisolak: Nevada should set gold standard for legal pot.
Brian Sandoval: Rid the state of the scourge of opioid abuse.
Brian Sandoval: I opposed legalization, but let's make pot market work well.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Legalize medical marijuana, and eventually recreational use.
Joe Heck: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
Catherine Cortez Masto: I do not see a benefit in our state in legalizing marijuana.
Joe Heck: Protect state cannabis laws from federal interference.
Adam Laxalt: Empower parents with school choice & charters.
Jared Fisher: Local control is key to education reform.
Steve Sisolak: Against tax dollars diverted to private schools.
Brian Sandoval: $115 million in new investments for higher education.
Jacky Rosen: Lower interest rates on student debt.
Ruben Kihuen: Don't divert funding to private schools through vouchers.
Ruben Kihuen: Let students borrow money near 0% interest, like big banks.
Brian Sandoval: Supports Education Savings Accounts and school choice.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Opposes Education Savings Accounts and school choice.
Brian Sandoval: Business tax credit for opportunity scholarship contribution.
Brian Sandoval: $20M so every Nevada child can read by Grade Three.
Brian Sandoval: Proposes JAG specialists: Jobs for America's Graduates.
Brian Sandoval: Improve education performance measurements.
Brian Sandoval: Enhance education data systems in Nevada.
Brian Sandoval: Yes to charter schools statewide.
Jim Gibbons: Empower local school boards and parents.
Jim Gibbons: End cookie-cutter approach & end union influence.
Bill Richardson: Create science and math academies with 100,000 new teachers.
Chris Dodd: Merit pay for poor areas ok; not for better neighborhoods.
Hillary Clinton: Get more teachers into hard-to-serve areas.
Joe Biden: Laid out a $30 billion plan over five years for education.
Joe Biden: NCLB needs more resources, but also is fundamentally flawed.
Mike Gravel: US schools fail because weíre yoked by military.
Mark Amodei: Support national standards and testing.
Kenny Guinn: $23M for new teacherís college at Henderson.
Kenny Guinn: $10M for reading teachers; all kids read by 3rd grade.
John Ensign: Supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
Kenny Guinn: Support charters & private investment in public schools.
Kenny Guinn: Sex ed should stress abstinence but also safe sex.
Energy & Oil|
Adam Laxalt: Supports choice & competition in the energy sectors.
Jared Fisher: Clean energy means jobs.
Jared Fisher: Renewable energy makes economic sense.
Jacky Rosen: Fight turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump.
Ruben Kihuen: Transfer money from big oil to renewable energy portfolio.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Yucca Mountain is dead; fight so it continues to be.
Bob Beers: Consider safety risks & surroundings of Yucca Mountain.
Cresent Hardy: Talk about pro's and con's of Yucca Mountain.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Fight making Yucca Mountain a high-level nuclear waste dump.
Brian Sandoval: Energy efficiency retrofits add value to buildings.
Mark Amodei: More drilling & more oil refineries.
Brian Sandoval: Renewables like solar & geothermal are big opportunity.
Brian Sandoval: Access federal land to make NV renewable energy capitol.
Harry Reid: BP and oil companies need regulation.
Jim Gibbons: Build facilities to generate solar, wind & geothermal power.
Dennis Kucinich: Voted against drilling in Alaska, against union preference.
Bill Richardson: Mandatory emissions reductions to make US energy-independent.
Kenny Guinn: Delay power deregulation until protections are in place.
Kenny Guinn: $5M to fight becoming the nationís nuclear waste dump.
Adam Laxalt: Remains open only to necessary regulations.
Jared Fisher: Teddy Roosevelt environmentalist: Explore new frontiers.
Jared Fisher: Eco-tourism promotes economy AND outdoor recreation.
Jared Fisher: Republican voters care about environment.
Jacky Rosen: EPA should rely on facts, not fake news.
Ruben Kihuen: Polluters have determined our environmental policy.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Endorsed by Sierra Club for protecting Nevada's public lands.
Bob Beers: Require voter approval for $200M soccer stadium.
Shelley Berkley: Supports land transfer for Yerington mines.
Jack Carter: Ensignís failing environment grade is significant deficiency.
John Ensign: Fought Yucca Mountain so it might never become reality.
Mark Amodei: Supports open space preservation & alternative fuel.
Steve Sisolak: Yes to cost/benefit analysis; no to Yucca.
Families & Children|
Ruben Kihuen: Fight to make child care a critical economic issue.
Jacky Rosen: Defend Israel Act: U.S. should stand with Israel.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Supports US-Iran nuclear treaty.
Joe Heck: Opposes US-Iran nuclear treaty.
Brian Sandoval: $10M Knowledge Fund, and expand Nevada's global footprint.
Bill Richardson: Set conditions on foreign aid assistance to Musharraf.
Joe Biden: Move from a Musharraf policy to a Pakistan policy.
Bill Richardson: Bad guys like Richardson; he can make peace with enemies.
Jack Carter: On Axis of Evil: Are you better off today than 4 years ago?
John Ensign: Kim Jong Il is a dangerous lunatic.
Jacky Rosen: Oppose bad trade deals; insist on a level playing field.
John Edwards: Hold China responsible for their trade obligations.
Bill Richardson: We need fair trade, not just unabashed free trade.
Dennis Kucinich: NAFTA and GATT intentionally limit workers rights.
John Edwards: We need smart trade, not fair trade vs. free trade.
John Edwards: Globalization means more education needed for success.
Jared Fisher: Governor must lead with accountability & transparency.
Ruben Kihuen: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen United.
Brian Sandoval: Restore merit pay for state employees.
Shelley Berkley: Free Nevada: No out-of-state donations for Senate race.
Brian Sandoval: Sunset all 180 licensing & advisory boards by 2013.
Brian Sandoval: Freezing archaic regulations is my number one priority.
Sharron Angle: In state legislature, sole No vote called "41 to Angle".
Jim Gibbons: 6% salary reductions for all state workers.
Hillary Clinton: Cut govít contractors and end privatization of government.
Mike Gravel: Iíve got no money; of course Iím for campaign finance reform.
Mike Gravel: You can be empowered to vote on issues that affect your life.
Jack Carter: Stop the mauling of our Constitutional balance of powers.
Kenny Guinn: No campaign spending limits; no public campaign funding.
Steve Sisolak: Limit campaign donations, but oppose partial state funding.
Steve Sisolak: Term limits for governor & all state reps.
Adam Laxalt: Strong Supporter of the Second Amendment.
Jacky Rosen: Supports commonsense gun safety legislation.
Ruben Kihuen: The NRA exists only to protect the big gun companies.
Brian Sandoval: Mental health background check erodes 2nd Amendment.
Ruben Kihuen: Background checks for mental health before gun purchase.
Joe Heck: Supports 2nd Amendment & rights of sportsmen.
Kenny Guinn: Allow concealed carry.
Steve Sisolak: Supports concealed carry.
Adam Laxalt: Bash ObamaCare, but unclear on where healthcare is headed.
Steve Sisolak: ObamaCare has helped those in need.
Ruben Kihuen: Expand Medicaid to ensure that no American is uninsured.
Bob Beers: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not working and we can't afford it.
Catherine Cortez Masto: As A.G., refused to join lawsuit against ObamaCare.
Shelley Berkley: Kidney transplant center helps Nevada but helps husband too.
Shelley Berkley: Stop cuts to Medicare; no privatization for younger workers.
Brian Sandoval: $874 decrease in public employees benefit plan.
Mark Amodei: Repeal ObamaCare; end lawsuit abuse.
Brian Sandoval: Supports lawsuits against Obama health care bill.
Harry Reid: Insurers' profit motive almost destroyed our economy.
Harry Reid: ObamaCare improved healthcare and also improved economy.
Sharron Angle: No medical conditions where coverage should be mandated.
Sharron Angle: We're a country of choice; don't force people into insurance.
Barack Obama: Bring GOP & Dems together to make healthcare affordable.
Barack Obama: Problem isnít mandating coverage, but affording it.
Hillary Clinton: Health care tax credit ensures affordability.
Bill Richardson: State flexibility creates universal coverage without taxes.
Dennis Kucinich: Key to reform: end role for for-profit insurance companies.
Hillary Clinton: Universal health care coverage by the end of my second term.
Hillary Clinton: Still scarred from 1990s reform, but now doing it better.
John Edwards: Silence is betrayal about universal healthcare-we canít wait.
Tom Vilsack: Focus on curing incurable diseases that drive up health cost.
Tom Vilsack: Focus on wellness as part of universal coverage.
Tom Vilsack: Help Medicare by sharing data & providing long-term homecare.
Jack Carter: Support individual states enforcing their coverage standards.
Kenny Guinn: Fund alternatives to long-term care for seniors.
Kenny Guinn: Double the funding for the disabled.
Kenny Guinn: Expand Senior Rx.
Jacky Rosen: Fight to keep our military strong.
Jacky Rosen: Duty to take care of our veterans with less bureaucracy.
Ruben Kihuen: Focus on veterans, not defense company lobbyists.
Joe Heck: Supported $607 billion national defense bill.
Brian Sandoval: Fund additional veterans service officers.
Mark Amodei: Focus defense spending on 21st Century warfare.
Barack Obama: Human rights and national security are complementary.
Bill Richardson: Human rights can be more important than national security.
Chris Dodd: National security is more important than human rights.
Hillary Clinton: National security is more important than human rights.
John Edwards: Lead a long-term effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Bill Richardson: We should not be known for Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.
Adam Laxalt: Stop illegal immigration & stop sanctuary states.
Steve Sisolak: Not a sanctuary county; we are in compliance with ICE.
Jacky Rosen: Comprehensive reform with earned pathway to citizenship.
Ruben Kihuen: Families immigrate to America seeking the American dream.
Ruben Kihuen: Pass comprehensive reform with clear pathway to citizenship.
Joe Heck: No blanket amnesty but earned citizenship ok.
Eric Greitens: Gave examples of Muslim immigration that has been positive.
Bob Beers: Secure the borders before changing immigration policy.
Dean Heller: Pathway to citizenship for illegals in army or college.
Dean Heller: Overhaul 14th Amendment against immigrant citizenship.
Mark Amodei: Secure our borders as a matter of national security.
Joe Heck: Border security is a key issue for national security.
Harry Reid: We need comprehensive reform.
Sharron Angle: Solution is simple: secure the borders, enforce the laws.
Joe Heck: Opposed resolution celebrating contributions of immigrants.
Barack Obama: Comprehensive solution includes employers & borders.
Barack Obama: Undocumented workers come here to work, not to drive.
Barack Obama: Support granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
Bill Richardson: Allowed giving driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
Chris Dodd: Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
Dennis Kucinich: There arenít any illegal human beings.
Hillary Clinton: Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
Joe Biden: Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
John Edwards: Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
Jack Carter: Get a pathway to citizenship and end political football.
John Ensign: Donít forgive illegals of felonies nor pay them benefits.
Adam Laxalt: Remove barriers to job creation.
Jacky Rosen: Fight for livable wage; expand small business capital.
Jacky Rosen: End pay discrimination against women.
Ruben Kihuen: Women earn less for same job as male colleagues.
Ruben Kihuen: No one who works full time should live in poverty.
Dean Heller: Get bipartisan bill passed for online poker.
Dean Heller: Denied 2010 reports that unemployed were "hobos".
Shelley Berkley: Online poker could mean up to 1,200 jobs in Nevada.
Brian Sandoval: $10M for deals via Nevada Jobs Unlimited.
Sharron Angle: It's not a Senator's job to create jobs.
Sharron Angle: No, I don't think the unemployed are spoiled.
Dennis Kucinich: Iím the one candidate who comes from the working class.
Dennis Kucinich: Give teeth to the National Labor Relations Act.
John Edwards: Make joining unions easier; ban firing strikers.
Kenny Guinn: Privatized state workerís comp & insurance.
Brian Sandoval: Gaming Policy Committee: modernize with Internet poker.
Brian Sandoval: Online poker companies still viable, must keep close watch.
Brian Sandoval: Make Nevada "the" place for gaming innovation.
Kenny Guinn: No high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.
Kenny Guinn: No state income tax; no casino tax.
Principles & Values|
Danny Tarkanian: Will fight Republican "liberals".
Jared Fisher: Master of time management: time is our greatest asset.
Jared Fisher: Started renewable-energy-based tourism business.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Served as Assistant County Manager & criminal prosecutor.
Joe Heck: Small business owner and emergency-room physician.
Bob Beers: Served in Nevada Assembly & Senate, & Las Vegas City Council.
Harry Reid: Son of a miner; mother took in wash from brothels.
Sharron Angle: I live in middle-class Reno; Reid lives in DC's Ritz-Carlton.
Bill Richardson: Pledges to not engage in negative campaigning on Dems.
Chris Dodd: We canít survive as a nation 51-49; end partisanship.
Dennis Kucinich: I can move this country because I have no strings.
Hillary Clinton: Proud of Bill Clintonís record as president.
Mike Gravel: Achieved much in Senate, but prefers governors for president.
Jack Carter: Iím fed up with this administration & my opponent.
Jack Carter: Campaign funding source doesnít matter; ďwe the peopleĒ do.
John Ensign: Carter gets more campaign money from California than Nevada.
John Ensign: Nevadans need Nevada leaders with Nevada roots.
Jack Carter: There are certain values that are intuitive to all Americans.
Jacky Rosen: Oppose extreme proposals like privatization or vouchers.
Ruben Kihuen: Fight any attempt to privatize or voucherize.
Harry Reid: What would have happened if Trust Fund were in stock market?
Sharron Angle: Personalize Social Security; not privatize.
Tom Vilsack: If US govít were a business, balance sheet looks mismanaged.
Tom Vilsack: Index by prices instead of wages, to maintain stability.
John Ensign: Supports privatizing Social Security.
Jacky Rosen: Opposed Republican tax cut to wealthy.
Adam Laxalt: Critical to maintain low taxes.
Ruben Kihuen: End the absurd carried interest tax loophole.
Bob Beers: Fight against tax-and-spend hikes; reduce tax revenue.
Mark Amodei: Americans don't pay too little in taxes.
Brian Sandoval: Don't raise taxes by $1B; that would halt job growth.
Harry Reid: I am not in favor of giving billionaires tax cuts.
Sharron Angle: Extend the Bush-era tax cuts, or it's a tax increase.
Jim Gibbons: No new taxes and no expansion of state government.
Chris Dodd: Moderate but keep the estate tax; incentivize middle class.
Mike Gravel: Wipe out the income tax! -- itís regressive.
Mike Gravel: National sales tax; no exceptions; prebates for essentials.
Jack Carter: Oppose the elimination of the sales tax deduction by the GOP.
Kenny Guinn: Nevada needs new revenue, but now is no time for new taxes.
Brian Sandoval: $3.5M for cyberdefense against unprecedented threats.
Brian Sandoval: Project Neon: major new highway project.
Brian Sandoval: Drive investment in broadband technology.
War & Peace|
Brian Sandoval: Inspired by Nevadans serving in 5 middle eastern countries.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Declare war on ISIS; arm and train the Iraqi Kurds.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Declare war on ISIS before innocent lives are taken.
Joe Heck: Volunteered to serve in Iraq.
Harry Reid: OpEd: saying Iraq war was lost emboldened our enemies.
Barack Obama: Surge strategy has made a difference in Iraq but failed.
Bill Richardson: Donor conference: get EU & Arabs to pay for reconstruction.
Dennis Kucinich: The surge strategy is fueling the insurgency.
Bill Richardson: Congress authorized this war; now de-authorize it.
Bill Richardson: Find ways to withdraw from Iraq, but with diplomacy.
Chris Dodd: Re-deploy out of refereeing a civil war.
Chris Dodd: I made mistake in authorizing war; do not continue mistake.
Chris Dodd: How much more chaos could we be creating in Baghdad?
Dennis Kucinich: I voted against war because I saw no proof from Bush.
Dennis Kucinich: Cut off the funds; end the occupation of Iraq.
Dennis Kucinich: Reparations to Iraq for 650,000 innocent civilians killed.
Hillary Clinton: Require Bush to redeploy or seek additional authority.
Hillary Clinton: Takes responsibility for Iraq war vote, but not a mistake.
Joe Biden: Decentralize Iraq to give people control over daily lives.
Joe Biden: Vote for Iraq War was mistake; assumed Bush competence.
Joe Biden: If Iraq metastasizes into regional war, itíll take decades.
John Edwards: Draw down 40,000 to 50,000 troops right now.
John Edwards: Wrong on Iraq war vote about WMDs and about Bushís lead-up.
Mike Gravel: 2008 election will be decided by how Democrats handle war.
Mike Gravel: Bush can sign bill to end war, or he can believe in God.
Tom Vilsack: National Guard too busy in Iraq handle natural disasters.
Tom Vilsack: The war needs to be ended now, not in 6 months or 6 years.
Tom Vilsack: Congress should remove funding for the war.
Welfare & Poverty|
Brian Sandoval: $1.5M more for Meals-on-Wheels for seniors.