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)
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|
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.
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.
John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring.
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.
Bob Harlow: Get people out of prisons and back to living their lives.
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.
Ron Johnson: No federal legalization; but let's see how states do.
Ron Johnson: Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers.
Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production.
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|
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.
John Schiess: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
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|
Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
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.
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.
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: 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.
John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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: Lower tax rates for everyone.
Mike Gallagher: Replace broken tax code with modern and simple one.
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.
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|
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|
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.