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 Harm’s 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)
Leah Vukmir: No exceptions, including rape, incest, or mother's life.
Tammy Baldwin: Planned Parenthood provides essential services.
Kelda Helen Roys: AdWatch: 1849 anti-abortion law is still on the books.
Phil Anderson: A fetus is an alive, individual human being.
Kelda Helen Roys: Strongly support abortion as an unrestricted right.
Kathleen Vinehout: Respect woman's right to make her own decision on abortion.
Bob Harlow: Support a woman's right to control her body.
Mike Gallagher: Moral and civic duty to defend the right to life.
Ron Johnson: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
Ron Johnson: Roe v Wade decision was a tragedy.
Russell Feingold: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Leah Vukmir: 100% pro-life.
Glenn Grothman: Co-sponsored state Personhood Amendment.
Glenn Grothman: Sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
Mark Neumann: God-given rights begin at conception.
Tommy Thompson: God-given rights begin at conception.
John Schiess: Parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
John Schiess: No state funding of embryonic nor adult stem cell research.
Tommy Thompson: Ban partial birth abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Leah Vukmir: Congress is addicted to spending our money.
Phil Anderson: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Kelda Helen Roys: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
Kathleen Vinehout: Investing in more support for people helps economy thrive.
Leah Vukmir: Congress is addicted to spending our money.
Mike Gallagher: Cut wasteful spending and pay down the national debt.
Bernie Sanders: Yes, limit size of government, but address inequality.
Scott Walker: Wisconsin Comeback: lower unemployment and lower tax burden.
Glenn Grothman: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Glenn Grothman: Outspoken critic of increased spending & new government jobs.
Scott Walker: Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund.
Tommy Thompson: Balanced budget is first priority.
Tommy Thompson: Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream.
Mark Neumann: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
Tommy Thompson: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
Scott Walker: Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden.
Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
Tom Barrett: Put Madison on a diet: trim budget without raising taxes.
John Schiess: Get rid of federal reserve system.
Mark Neumann: Balance the budget by eliminating Obamacare.
Scott Walker: Wisconsin's once strong economy is in need of repair.
Ron Johnson: $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt.
Tommy Thompson: Vetoed 255 spending bills totalling $43M.
Tammy Baldwin: Legal gay marriage is victory for fairness & equality.
Bill Lee: Common sense view of gender: there are two sexes.
Tony Evers: Fight clandestine discrimination against LGBTQ people.
Phil Anderson: Supports same-sex marriage.
Kelda Helen Roys: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Kathleen Vinehout: Equality requires real change and hard work by everyone.
Bob Harlow: Give our LGBT brothers & sisters their rights.
Hillary Clinton: Fight systemic racism in education & employment.
Hillary Clinton: LGBT people now married on Saturday & fired on Monday.
Hillary Clinton: Will fight for minorities, immigrants, & women's rights.
Hillary Clinton: Root out systemic racism exposed by social media.
Hillary Clinton: Unleash the full potential of women and girls.
Hillary Clinton: After 200 presidential debates, female majority on stage.
Glenn Grothman: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Scott Walker: A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled.
Leah Vukmir: Voted against anti-bullying legislation to protect students.
Leah Vukmir: Silent on LGBT issues during debate and surveys.
John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring.
Tammy Baldwin: Support Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Kathleen Vinehout: New businesses need local services and cultural amenities.
Bob Harlow: Competitive grants to small business plus startup incubators.
Scott Walker: Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit.
Scott Walker: 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review.
Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
Scott Walker: Expand relocation & economic development tax credits.
Phil Anderson: End mandatory minimum sentences.
Kelda Helen Roys: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Kathleen Vinehout: Revamp policies so we don't jail so many.
Bob Harlow: Get people out of prisons and back to living their lives.
Leah Vukmir: Law and order is a critical issue.
Bernie Sanders: We need fundamental police reform.
Bernie Sanders: By 2020, I pledge to have fewer people in jail than China.
Bernie Sanders: Whites & blacks smoke pot equally, but blacks go to jail.
Glenn Grothman: Community notification when sex offenders become residents.
Mark Neumann: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
Tommy Thompson: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
Tom Barrett: My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them.
Tommy Thompson: Zero tolerance approach to crime.
Tommy Thompson: Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions.
Tommy Thompson: Life means life, no possibility of parole.
Leah Vukmir: Keep marijuana a Schedule 1 drug; no medical use.
Tammy Baldwin: Legalize medical marijuana; let states decide.
Leah Vukmir: Don't let our veterans down, like with opioids at Tomah VA.
Phil Anderson: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Kelda Helen Roys: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Leah Vukmir: More law enforcement grants to prevent drug flow into WI.
Kathleen Vinehout: 30% budget cuts but shift to drug addiction and recovery.
Scott Walker: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
Ron Johnson: No federal legalization; but let's see how states do.
Ron Johnson: Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers.
Leah Vukmir: Opposes stronger penalties for drunk driving.
Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production.
Leah Vukmir: I want schools competing for enrollment.
Leah Vukmir: Get federal government out of business of student loans.
Tammy Baldwin: Opposes giving taxpayer dollars to private schools.
Tammy Baldwin: Refinance student loans at lower rates.
Tony Evers: AdWatch: should have fired teacher caught viewing porn.
Phil Anderson: Let parents decide with vouchers.
Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose vouchers for school choice.
Kathleen Vinehout: Let's get back to old fashioned teaching in the schools.
Scott Walker: Help college students refinance loans.
Bob Harlow: Fund every student above the national per-pupil average.
Scott Walker: Private refinancing options for student loan debt.
Mike Gallagher: No child forced to remain in a failing school.
Mike Gallagher: Reduce the cost of higher education.
Bernie Sanders: Low income kids deserve free education, including college.
Hillary Clinton: My plan is debt-free college for young people.
Scott Walker: Continue with tuition freezes.
Scott Walker: Multiple strategies to increase accessibility of college.
Scott Walker: Choose schools based on objective info, not Common Core.
Scott Walker: Over past 4 years, graduation rates & ACT scores are up.
Leah Vukmir: Expand school choice.
Glenn Grothman: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Glenn Grothman: Repeal Common Core; it's unconstitutional.
Glenn Grothman: Vocal advocate for school choice.
Scott Walker: UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program.
Mark Neumann: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
Tommy Thompson: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
John Schiess: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
John Schiess: Supports moment of silence in public schools.
Tommy Thompson: End Social Promotion; establish standards instead.
Tommy Thompson: Created the nation’s first private school choice program.
Tommy Thompson: Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools.
Tommy Thompson: Instituted statewide Charter School system.
Energy & Oil|
Leah Vukmir: No government subsidies for renewable energy.
Tammy Baldwin: Global climate change poses a growing threat.
Phil Anderson: Don't prioritize green energy.
Kelda Helen Roys: Support prioritizing green energy.
Bob Harlow: No new pipelines; no new strip-mines.
Mike Gallagher: Fight for a common-sense, all of-the-above energy policy.
Russell Feingold: Climate change is real and we need to address it.
Russell Feingold: 2003 "4P": use Clean Air Act to reduce coal plant pollutants.
Scott Walker: Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates.
Glenn Grothman: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Glenn Grothman: Freeze the expensive renewable energy requirement.
Tammy Baldwin: Government should get out of subsidies to big oil.
Mark Neumann: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
Mark Neumann: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
Tommy Thompson: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
Tommy Thompson: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
Leah Vukmir: Opposes funding clean energy & high-speed rail.
John Schiess: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
Leah Vukmir: Many EPA actions are over-regulation.
Tammy Baldwin: Restore full EPA funding & oppose new cuts.
Bill Lee: Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations.
Phil Anderson: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Kelda Helen Roys: Support EPA regulatory work.
Kathleen Vinehout: Preserve natural resources for future generations.
Bob Harlow: Annual tests for heavy metals in all drinking water.
Mike Gallagher: Protect natural resources without EPA destroying our economy.
Russell Feingold: Clean Water Restoration Act to protect streams and wetlands.
Scott Walker: Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining.
Tommy Thompson: Prevent invasive Asian Carp in Great Lakes.
Mark Neumann: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
Tommy Thompson: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
Tommy Thompson: Funded $170M in “conservation easement” land purchases.
Families & Children|
Leah Vukmir: Only recognize marriages between 1 man & 1 woman.
Bill Lee: My faith informs my view of marriage.
Kathleen Vinehout: Fan of Family Care programs defeating privatization.
Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
Mike Gallagher: Reverse the disastrous policy of leading from behind.
Russell Feingold: Supports Iran nuclear deal.
Bernie Sanders: Need to look at consequences of removing dictators.
Bernie Sanders: Won't take advice from Henry Kissinger; he assisted genocide.
Bernie Sanders: We should try and talk to enemies, even Iran.
Bernie Sanders: Beef up NATO against Russian aggression.
Bernie Sanders: America stands for hope; we should take Syrian refugees.
Hillary Clinton: We achieved a lot, but not yet normal relations with Iran.
Scott Walker: Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom.
Mark Neumann: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
Tommy Thompson: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
John Schiess: Get rid of the communist United Nations.
Leah Vukmir: Tariffs on China give time to negotiate fairer deals.
Tammy Baldwin: Tariffs send message to bad actors like China.
Phil Anderson: Support free trade.
Kelda Helen Roys: Pursue expanded fair trade.
Mike Gallagher: Smart trade deals protect our sovereignty--not TPP.
Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
Ron Johnson: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Scott Walker: Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China.
Scott Walker: Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world.
Leah Vukmir: Drew districts overturned as unconstitutional gerrymander.
Leah Vukmir: Supports voter photo-ID law.
Leah Vukmir: Ease campaign spending rules; limit donor disclosure.
Tammy Baldwin: Ease campaign spending rules; limit donor disclosure.
Tammy Baldwin: Partisan gerrymandering is an attack on our democracy.
Tammy Baldwin: Voter photo-ID requirements harm participation.
Phil Anderson: Make voter registration easier.
Kelda Helen Roys: Make voter registration easier.
Kathleen Vinehout: Eliminate the tools that diminish our democracy.
Mike Gallagher: End pensions for members of Congress & institute term limits.
Russell Feingold: Outraged by Shelby County v. Holder; enforce voting rights.
Bernie Sanders: Campaign financing is corrupt; no Super PAC for me.
Bernie Sanders: Dept. of Defense is only agency never to have been audited.
Hillary Clinton: I am not beholden to Super PACs or Wall Street.
Hillary Clinton: I will streamline wasteful and redundant programs.
Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
Glenn Grothman: Require photo ID for voting.
Glenn Grothman: Require proof of residence to vote or register.
Leah Vukmir: Voted YES on new state-funded absentee voting hours.
Scott Walker: No new absentee voting: make it harder to cheat.
Scott Walker: Prevent voter fraud: require voter ID at polls.
Tommy Thompson: I've never been a lobbyist.
Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
Mark Neumann: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
Tommy Thompson: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
Mark Neumann: Clean Up Washington: 12-year term limit for Congress.
Scott Walker: End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits.
Ron Johnson: Third-party issue ad donors should be disclosed.
John Schiess: No spending nor contribution limits on political campaigns.
George W. Bush: We believe in people; they believe in government.
Winona LaDuke: Business funding of politics leads to political favors.
Leah Vukmir: Approach any 2nd Amendment law skeptically.
Tammy Baldwin: Ban bump stocks & high-capacity magazines.
Phil Anderson: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Kelda Helen Roys: Support heritage of responsible gun ownership.
Bob Harlow: NRA is crazy; common-sense gun legislation needed.
Leah Vukmir: 100% pro-gun.
Mike Gallagher: Defend our 2nd Amendment Wisconsin way of life.
Russell Feingold: Universal background checks plus waiting periods.
Glenn Grothman: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Kathleen Vinehout: NRA "A" rating on gun rights reflects constituents' culture.
John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
Leah Vukmir: Full repeal of ObamaCare, period.
Tammy Baldwin: Take repeal off the table & work to improve ObamaCare.
Leah Vukmir: Opposed requiring health insurers to cover oral chemotherapy.
Phil Anderson: Oppose ObamaCare.
Kelda Helen Roys: Strongly support ObamaCare.
Kathleen Vinehout: Healthcare is more than a right; it's a moral obligation.
Scott Walker: State control of health insurance program, not federal.
Leah Vukmir: Repeal ObamaCare; Medicaid as block grants.
Bob Harlow: Full health coverage of your choice, capped at 9% of income.
Mike Gallagher: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered free-market reforms.
Bernie Sanders: For $500 more taxes, everyone gets $5,000 more healthcare.
Bernie Sanders: US is the only major country without universal health care.
Hillary Clinton: Medicare-for-all is not economically feasible.
Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
Glenn Grothman: Repeal ObamaCare.
Glenn Grothman: ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system.
Mark Neumann: Repeal ObamaCare.
Tommy Thompson: Repeal ObamaCare.
Ron Johnson: ObamaCare will cost the average family $2,100.
Russell Feingold: Healthcare reform is a good compromise.
Tammy Baldwin: Jason's Law: stop over-prescribing opioids at VA hospitals.
Phil Anderson: Return to military limits imposed by the Constitution.
Kelda Helen Roys: Don't expand the military.
Leah Vukmir: Address disgraceful neglect at Veterans Affairs.
Mike Gallagher: Reform the VA to ensure our veterans have access to benefits.
Hillary Clinton: Haters should realize that American Muslims can help us.
Hillary Clinton: Support our NATO allies and take vetted Syrian refugees.
Scott Walker: Support for our military transcends partisan differences.
Glenn Grothman: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media.
Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
Ron Johnson: Grateful to the 1 million who have died defending the US.
John Schiess: Wisconsin should not participate in REAL ID program.
Leah Vukmir: First build a wall; illegals go home then re-apply.
Tammy Baldwin: Support DREAMers and earned path to citizenship.
Phil Anderson: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Kelda Helen Roys: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Kathleen Vinehout: Farmers want their immigrant workers able to obtain licenses.
Leah Vukmir: Construct a wall on the southern border.
Mike Gallagher: Secure our borders to protect our sovereignty.
Ron Johnson: Address comprehensive reform after border is secure.
Bernie Sanders: Focus policy on bringing families together, not deportation.
Bernie Sanders: 2007: I voted against slavery-like guest worker programs.
Glenn Grothman: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Glenn Grothman: Carefully controlled immigration protects us from enemies.
Scott Walker: Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers.
Scott Walker: Make it easier to enter the country legally.
Scott Walker: 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction.
Mark Neumann: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
Mark Neumann: Make English the official language.
Tommy Thompson: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
Tommy Thompson: Make English the official language.
Leah Vukmir: Block cities from raising their local minimum wages.
Tammy Baldwin: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
Phil Anderson: Don't require hiring more women/minorities.
Kelda Helen Roys: Support affirmative action in hiring.
Kathleen Vinehout: No magic formula to more jobs, just create the environment.
Bob Harlow: Undo Act 10; restore collective bargaining rights.
Bob Harlow: Repeal Walker's legislation that banned unionized workplaces.
Scott Walker: $35M for Wisconsin Fast Forward: technical skill training.
Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
Scott Walker: Create 250,000 jobs via special legislative session.
Russell Feingold: $184B stimulus created jobs, especially highway construction.
Scott Walker: Reopen Travel Wisconsin welcome centers.
Principles & Values|
Bill Lee: Don't exclude faith from public life.
Phil Anderson: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose government attempts to interfere with religion.
Leah Vukmir: Our rights come from God, not man.
Mike Gallagher: Stand against those who restrict our religious liberties.
Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
Glenn Grothman: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
Glenn Grothman: Sponsored "In God We Trust" license plates.
Tammy Baldwin: I fight for us; my opponent fights for the big and powerful.
Mark Neumann: A conservative believes in faith, family and country.
Mark Neumann: Conservatives believe in faith, family and country.
Tommy Thompson: Declines debates because opponents "want to shoot at me".
Jim Doyle: Priorities: close deficit, improve schools and jobs.
Scott Walker: 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal.
Leah Vukmir: Personal Retirement Accounts for portion of payroll taxes.
Tammy Baldwin: Long opposed to privatization.
Phil Anderson: End mandatory participation in Social Security.
Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose privatizing Social Security.
Bob Harlow: Balance budget but protect Social Security and Medicare.
Mike Gallagher: Preserve and protect our most effective anti-poverty program.
Bernie Sanders: Lift cap on wealthy: at $250,000 program lasts 58 years.
Hillary Clinton: Expand Social Security for most vulnerable first.
Scott Walker: Increase public employee pension payments to 5%.
Leah Vukmir: It's garbage that Trump tax cuts only benefited the wealthy.
Tammy Baldwin: Trump tax cuts overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy.
Phil Anderson: Lower taxes for everyone.
Kelda Helen Roys: Support a progressive tax structure.
Leah Vukmir: Lower tax rates for everyone.
Mike Gallagher: Replace broken tax code with modern and simple one.
Kathleen Vinehout: $1.7B in business tax breaks should shift to schools.
Bob Harlow: 10% increase for those making more than $1 million.
Scott Walker: Reduce property, income and production tax burden.
Scott Walker: Reduced property taxes by $141 in 4 years; more coming.
Glenn Grothman: Tirelessly pursue lowering property and income taxes.
Tammy Baldwin: Get rid of loopholes for outsourcing and capital gains.
Tommy Thompson: Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form.
Tammy Baldwin: Internet must not become a two-tiered system.
Tammy Baldwin: Invest in core infrastructure, as federal stimulus.
Bob Harlow: High speed rail will bring down housing costs.
Bob Harlow: Build 200 mile-per-hour high-speed rail network in Wisconsin.
Jim Doyle: Bring high-speed rail to Wisconsin.
Scott Walker: Cancel high-speed rail plans.
Bob Harlow: 1 Gb internet in every home, plus 200 mph high speed rail.
Scott Walker: $35 million to expand broadband access grant program.
Bernie Sanders: Tax wealth stashed in Caymans to rebuild our infrastructure.
Scott Walker: Partner with private firms to install fiber network.
Scott Walker: Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail.
Tom Barrett: Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison.
War & Peace|
Leah Vukmir: Iran nuclear treaty was a foolish & dangerous deal.
Tammy Baldwin: Keep the Iran nuclear treaty.
Phil Anderson: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Kelda Helen Roys: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Leah Vukmir: Confront ISIS & Islamic jihadists who want to kill us.
Ron Johnson: 25,000 US combat troops to fight ISIS in Iraq.
Hillary Clinton: My 2002 vote for Iraq war does not impact ISIS plan today.
Hillary Clinton: Do not negotiate with Iran about Syria.
Tammy Baldwin: End the Afghan war & end nation-building.
Tommy Thompson: Helped build a hospital in Afghanistan for women & children.
Mark Neumann: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
Tommy Thompson: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
Mark Neumann: Mideast stability so gasoline prices don't go even higher.
Welfare & Poverty|
Kathleen Vinehout: As a society, we must help and support those that need it.
Hillary Clinton: Address distressed communities and generational poverty.
Glenn Grothman: Concerned about massive trend towards government dependency.
Scott Walker: Help transition from government dependence to independence.
Tommy Thompson: Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed.
Tommy Thompson: Early leader in welfare reform.