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)
Karen Handel: I cut ties with Planned Parenthood because I was ordered to.
Casey Cagle: Every child is a gift from God; 100% pro-life.
Jon Ossoff: Defend a woman's right to choose and Planned Parenthood.
Karen Handel: Chaired Commission with abortion grants, but opposed them.
Johnny Isakson: Returned from surgery to defund Planned Parenthood.
Drew Ferguson: Life beings at conception.
Jim Barksdale: Comprehensive reproductive health care services for women.
Johnny Isakson: Government should not be funding Planned Parenthood.
Rick Allen: Fight for the rights of the unborn.
Amanda Swafford: Human life doesn't begin at conception.
David Perdue: Human life begins at conception.
Rick Allen: Human life begins at conception.
Paul Broun: Human life begins at conception.
Karen Handel: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women.
Jason Carter: Voted against restrictions on abortion rights.
Michelle Nunn: Safe, legal, rare, and woman's personal decision.
Vernon Jones: Abortions should always be legal.
Vernon Jones: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Sonny Perdue: Establish a stem cell tissue bank from fetal sources.
Sonny Perdue: Require information session 24 hours before abortion.
Jim Martin: I support Roe v. Wade.
Zell Miller: Promote and fund sexual abstinence programs.
Budget & Economy|
Casey Cagle: Expect state government to balance budget & reduce waste.
Karen Handel: Cut spending and reduce regulations.
Jim Barksdale: Audit the federal government to weed out double-spending.
Nathan Deal: Mandated spending is shrinking discretionary budget.
Rick Allen: Washington's spending-addicted politicians are the problem.
Amanda Swafford: End the Federal Reserve; explore alternative currency.
Amanda Swafford: TARP manipulates the free enterprise system.
David Perdue: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Paul Broun: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Michelle Nunn: Sequestration is absolute wrong way of making cuts.
Nathan Deal: We survived Great Recession, and reformed state government.
Josh Lanier: Congress is out of control on spending.
Vernon Jones: Lead the way to protect home ownership.
Vernon Jones: Record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes.
Hunter Hill: Supports Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Jon Ossoff: Fight discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Jim Barksdale: Eradicate anti-LGBTQ discrimination codified in legal code.
Jim Barksdale: The gender wage gap is a real economic crisis.
Nathan Deal: Welcome everyone, instead of "religious liberty".
Rick Allen: Support traditional marriage between a man and woman.
Amanda Swafford: Marriage equality is an individual freedom.
Amanda Swafford: Government has authority to redefine marriage.
David Perdue: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Rick Allen: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
David Perdue: AdWatch: Perdue's company sued for gender pay discrimination.
Jason Carter: Civil marriage equality, but don't tell churches what to do.
Michelle Nunn: Support equal pay, and do it now.
Paul Broun: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Derrick Grayson: Government ain't got no business being involved in marriage.
David Perdue: Uphold Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Vernon Jones: Constitutional amendment defining marriage.
Sonny Perdue: Activist judges should let people define marriage.
Alan Keyes: Public display of the Ten Commandments is a stateís right.
Jim Martin: Support affirmative action consistent with federal law.
Jim Martin: Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage.
Casey Cagle: Keep taxes on business that create jobs low.
Brian Kemp: Cut government regulations to help small business owners.
Brian Kemp: Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO.
Rick Allen: Free enterprise is the fairest system.
Andrew Hunt: Eliminate employment penalty taxes.
Amanda Swafford: FairTax avoids taxation of overseas corporate profit.
David Perdue: Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience.
David Perdue: End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs.
Jim Martin: Work with Delta Air but also respond to middle class needs.
Rand Knight: Invest in our communities, not in corporate subsidies.
Brian Kemp: Collaborate with cities and sheriff's departments.
Jon Ossoff: Task forces to fight organized crime & political corruption.
Nathan Deal: 20% pay raise for state-level law enforcement.
Drew Ferguson: Thank a law enforcement officer in your community.
Jim Barksdale: Better training for police, to avoid confrontations.
Andrew Hunt: Community rehab programs instead of incarceration.
Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
Nathan Deal: Accountability courts to avoid 5,000 prison beds.
Doug Collins: Supports capital punishment.
Rand Knight: Provide inmates with job skills and drug treatment.
Rand Knight: Support the federal death penalty.
Vernon Jones: Support the federal death penalty.
Alan Keyes: Failing to revere God results in violence and crime.
Jim Martin: Supports lethal injection as the method of execution.
Jim Martin: Supports alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
Zell Miller: Drunk drivers are criminals and deserve tough punishment.
Zell Miller: Two-strikes law got 1,710 ciminals behind bars.
Jon Ossoff: Locking up nonviolent drug offenders doesn't make sense.
Johnny Isakson: Legalize medical marijuana and cannabis oil.
Amanda Swafford: Replace War on Drugs with individual freedom.
Andrew Hunt: Fines instead of imprisonment for non-violent drug offenses.
David Perdue: Receptive to medical marijuana, but leave it to states.
Nathan Deal: BUI: Boating Under the Influence: if blood alcohol over .10%.
Vernon Jones: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Zell Miller: Allow people harmed by drugs to sue drug dealers.
Casey Cagle: Options for public charter, private school or home schooling.
Stacey Abrams: Help students from early learning thru post-secondary school.
Casey Cagle: Declare war on high school dropout rates in Georgia.
Hunter Hill: I believe the money should follow the child.
Casey Cagle: Education savings accounts including private schools.
Hunter Hill: Advocate for education accounts including private schools.
Jon Ossoff: Hire great teachers, and reduce class sizes.
Jon Ossoff: Work to make college more affordable.
Jim Barksdale: Invest in education without "Opportunity School Districts".
Nathan Deal: Grants for technical skills training will help employment.
Nathan Deal: Facilitate young adults learning about computer science.
Nathan Deal: Public schools have discretion in how to spend funds.
Nathan Deal: Schools should use testing sparingly but effectively.
Rick Allen: Local & parental control, not one-size-fits-all.
Amanda Swafford: Dismantle the Department of Education.
Andrew Hunt: Increase both public and private school choices.
Paul Broun: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Paul Broun: Big Bang & evolution: "lies straight from the pit of hell".
Derrick Grayson: Common Core gets government further entrenched in education.
Nathan Deal: Criticizing Common Core diverts from advancing education.
Nathan Deal: $15M for science/tech charter schools.
Sonny Perdue: Tie teacher pay to student achievement.
Rand Knight: Federal funding for charter schools.
Vernon Jones: Vouchers for any public school.
Rand Knight: Raise teacher salaries; build more schools.
Roy Barnes: End social promotion.
Zell Miller: All children should have the opportunity to attend pre-K.
Zell Miller: Good schools mean money for teachers, books, reading.
Energy & Oil|
Jon Ossoff: Human-driven climate change threatens global prosperity.
Jim Barksdale: Irresponsible to refute evidence of man-made climate change.
Rick Allen: Substantial increases in drilling for American oil.
Amanda Swafford: No subsidies for wind and solar.
David Perdue: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Rick Allen: No government funding for wind & solar.
Terry Branstad: Expand and protect American energy resources.
Paul Broun: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Michelle Nunn: Move forward on Keystone pipeline.
Doug Collins: Human activity is not contributing to climate change.
Sonny Perdue: Commercial clean energy grants for solar, wind & geothermal.
Rand Knight: Biofuels & clean green jobs.
Vernon Jones: Supports cap-and-trade, but also domestic oil.
Dale Cardwell: End our dependence on foreign oil with wind & solar.
Dale Cardwell: Invest billions to help clean energy entrepreneurs.
Jim Martin: Supports cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions.
Rand Knight: Tackle energy dependence to reduce terrorist support.
Vernon Jones: Unaddressed, global warming will be catastrophic.
Jon Ossoff: Investigate failures to enforce environmental laws.
Michelle Nunn: Preserved 85 acre marshland with conservation easements.
Vernon Jones: Supports CWA, CAA, CAFE but also nukes.
Josh Lanier: Help cities with mass transit and farmers in small towns too.
Vernon Jones: Capture methane gas from landfills for electricity.
Johnny Isakson: Protect environment while providing for economic opportunity.
Zell Miller: Protection of 100,000 Georgia acres is great achievement.
Families & Children|
Hunter Hill: Let each adoption agency decide on allowing same-sex parents.
Karen Handel: Gay relationships are not what God intended.
Nathan Deal: 19% pay raise for Family and Children Services.
Alan Keyes: We have suffered because of our abandonment of His name.
Roy Barnes: More restrictions on teenage driving.
Jon Ossoff: Defend the NATO alliance & multinational military exercises.
Jim Barksdale: Use all the tools of diplomacy in the pursuit of peace.
Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
Allen Buckley: We face significant problems, including foreign intervention.
Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
Michelle Nunn: Our military is but one element of our national power.
Karen Handel: FactCheck: Only $2.2M on USAID pottery in Morocco, not $27M.
Sonny Perdue: Lead business & trade delegation to Cuba.
Karen Handel: Join state business mission to China.
Sonny Perdue: Lead business & trade delegation to China.
Jon Ossoff: Empower our community's businesses to compete globally.
Jim Barksdale: Rewrite trade deals to give US workers a level playing field.
Amanda Swafford: We need more transparency regarding trade agreements.
Michelle Nunn: Moving jobs to China & Mexico helps profits but not people.
David Perdue: My company exported American-made products into Asia.
Sonny Perdue: Make Atlanta hub for Central America FTAA trade.
Zell Miller: The key to economic success is new markets & competition.
Jon Ossoff: Investigate corrupt politicians and organized crime.
Brian Kemp: Stricter voter ID laws against threat of illegal voters.
Stacey Abrams: Head of a voter registration group; focus on minorities.
Brian Kemp: Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID.
Drew Ferguson: Constitutional amendment for term limits.
Jim Barksdale: Repeal Citizens United and ban Super PACs.
Allen Buckley: Our country faces excessive debt, entitlements, & regulation.
Amanda Swafford: Photo ID for voting.
David Perdue: Absolute power corrupts; support check and balance system.
David Perdue: Photo ID for voting.
Rick Allen: Enact congressional term limits.
Rick Allen: Require photo ID to vote.
Andrew Hunt: Erase laws instead of creating new ones.
Andrew Hunt: Ensure easy access to voting, including electronic.
Michelle Nunn: Amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision.
Paul Broun: Photo ID for voting.
Michelle Nunn: AdWatch: Michelle helps organizations make changes.
Derrick Grayson: Keep Georgians engaged; keep government transparent.
Derrick Grayson: PACs have agendas; don't take their money.
Michelle Nunn: If Congress doesn't pass a budget they don't get paid.
Michelle Nunn: Bar members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.
Jason Carter: Verifiable paper trail important for credibility in voting.
Nathan Deal: Fulfill true purposes of government then get out of the way.
Doug Collins: Increased transparency about campaign contributions.
Sonny Perdue: Make government more responsive, efficient, & value-driven.
Vernon Jones: Increasing individuals donation limits for federal campaigns.
Alan Keyes: Congress should have the last word, not the Supreme Court.
Alan Keyes: Obeying the dictate of federal judges means no Constitution.
Casey Cagle: Expand citizens' ability to protect themselves & families.
Drew Ferguson: Concealed carry makes everyone safer except for criminals.
Jim Barksdale: Stop suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns.
Nathan Deal: Veto "campus carry;" it won't make students safer.
Rick Allen: Right to bear arms needs to be protected.
Amanda Swafford: Sacrificing liberty for safety has never worked.
Amanda Swafford: Opposes more gun restrictions.
David Perdue: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Rick Allen: Disagree with more restrictive gun control laws.
Paul Broun: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Paul Broun: FactCheck: Guns cause more deaths than bats & hammers.
Jason Carter: Rated 92% by National Rifle Association.
Rand Knight: Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
Vernon Jones: Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
Jon Ossoff: Defend Medicare and Medicaid and affordable health care.
Jon Ossoff: Maintain funding for CDC pandemic infrastructure.
Jim Barksdale: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but it's a good step.
Nathan Deal: Medicaid expansion costs too much.
Nathan Deal: Affordable Care Act is waste of money.
Derrick Grayson: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with nothing.
Rick Allen: ObamaCare is wrong approach & needs to be stopped.
Jason Carter: Claimed water kills Ebola; "I was misinformed".
Pat Roberts: Ebola: suspend air travel between the U.S. and West Africa.
Amanda Swafford: Dramatically strengthen Health Savings Accounts.
Amanda Swafford: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
David Perdue: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Rick Allen: No government responsibility to ensure healthcare.
Andrew Hunt: Georgia can do better than ObamaCare.
Paul Broun: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Michelle Nunn: ObamaCare would have been better if bipartisan.
Jason Carter: Expanding Medicaid brings tax dollars back to Georgia.
David Perdue: Responsible thing to do: fix ObamaCare; don't repeal it.
Karen Handel: ObamaCare overreaches, but feds should address healthcare.
Karen Handel: ObamaCare canceled my wife's policy & doubled premiums.
Michelle Nunn: Add a tier of affordable coverage to ObamaCare.
Nathan Deal: Guaranteed ER room treatment means excessive ER visits.
Nathan Deal: Refuses to expand Medicaid rolls under ObamaCare.
Karen Handel: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
Nathan Deal: ObamaCare will cost Georgia $2.5B over next ten years.
Sonny Perdue: Question the constitutionality of this travesty of ObamaCare.
Sonny Perdue: $70M for moral obligation to serve those with disabilities.
Jim Martin: All children must have access to health care.
Jim Martin: Part of team that created the PeachCare Act.
Vernon Jones: Part of team that created the PeachCare Act.
Vernon Jones: Put quality of life over profit margins.
Kathleen Sebelius: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Sonny Perdue: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
Zell Miller: Providing insurance for children is a top priority.
Jon Ossoff: Don't undermine private communications & strong encryption.
Drew Ferguson: Released Gitmo detainees behind various attacks against US.
Drew Ferguson: Imperative for our military to be at full troop strength.
Jim Barksdale: Protect our military installations from BRAC closures.
Derrick Grayson: Stop borrowing money to fight unjust, undeclared wars.
Derrick Grayson: Give veterans priority for treatment and services.
Rick Allen: Do everything to keep greatest military in world history.
Amanda Swafford: Oppose private prison industry and domestic wiretapping.
Amanda Swafford: Superior nuclear arsenal is not necessary.
David Perdue: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Rick Allen: Maintain a larger nuclear arsenal than our adversaries.
Paul Broun: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Derrick Grayson: Reform VA care for veterans to reduce suicides and shootings.
Doug Collins: Protect citizenry from terrorists while respecting rights.
Vernon Jones: Military tribunals ok; domestic spying not ok.
Vernon Jones: Supports missile shield & pre-emptive military strikes.
Vernon Jones: Find the terrorists no matter where they are.
Sonny Perdue: US military has kept America free for over 200 years.
Karen Handel: Ok with 6-country immigration ban, but no religious test.
Jon Ossoff: Unconstitutional to slander or ban entire religious groups.
Brian Kemp: Crack down on illegal immigration.
Drew Ferguson: We CANNOT allow this flow of unvetted refugees to continue.
Jim Barksdale: Pass comprehensive reform & bring 11M out of shadows.
Rick Allen: Our borders remain vulnerable; block any amnesty.
Greg Orman: Tough, practical, fair policy: no amnesty but no deportation.
Amanda Swafford: No caps on number of visas allowed.
Amanda Swafford: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
David Perdue: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Rick Allen: Protect the border and to prevent illegal entry.
Paul Broun: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Jason Carter: Voted to keep public benefits for undocumented immigrants.
Karen Handel: Immigration bill is 1,000 pages of industry rewards.
Rand Knight: Pathway to citizenship but with official English language.
Vernon Jones: Supports comprehensive immigration reform & work visas.
Casey Cagle: Create 500,000 jobs in first term, to beat Deal's 319,000.
Jon Ossoff: Minimum wage should be a living wage.
Nathan Deal: Economists don't pay attention to unemployment rates.
David Perdue: 2005: I spent my career outsourcing; 2014: I'm proud of that.
David Perdue: Oppose increase in the federal minimum wage.
Michelle Nunn: Increase the minimum wage, help lower the unemployment rate.
Andrew Hunt: Job Powerhouse plan instead of crony capitalism.
Andrew Hunt: Reduce payroll tax when paying over $11/hour.
Jason Carter: Employers need skilled workers: more technical schools.
Nathan Deal: Employment is primary goal of education: more HOPE Grants.
Vernon Jones: Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws.
Nathan Deal: Ok to feature Confederate battle flag on some license tags.
Nathan Deal: $50 million bond package for the Port of Savannah.
Principles & Values|
Jon Ossoff: Early campaign pledge: "Make Trump Furious".
Jon Ossoff: Supported by national anti-Trump neophyte networks.
Jon Ossoff: Campaign slogan: Make Trump Furious.
Karen Handel: 2010: Resigned as Secretary of State to run for Governor.
Jon Ossoff: Interned for Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Hank Johnson.
Jon Ossoff: Promises to move to 6th district after girlfriend graduates.
Brian Kemp: State Senator and Secretary of State.
Drew Ferguson: My Christian faith guides all of my activities and beliefs.
Jim Barksdale: Against Georgia adopting "religious liberty" legislation.
Jason Carter: I've passed 21 bipartisan bills in the legislature.
Amanda Swafford: Judeo-Christian values aren't threatened by Shariah.
David Perdue: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Rick Allen: Shariah law is a threat; keep Judeo-Christian framework.
Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
Paul Broun: Biblical morality is spiritual foundation of our nation.
David Perdue: Change diapers & politicians frequently: not a D.C. insider.
Jack Kingston: Broaden appeal of GOP by engaging liberal media.
Michelle Nunn: Daughter of Sen. Sam Nunn: legacy of bipartisanship.
David Perdue: CEO of Dollar General & Reebok; cousin of Gov. Sonny Perdue.
Derrick Grayson: 100% of the Constitution, 100% of the time.
Derrick Grayson: Social positions based on strong Christian values.
Paul Broun: Lost campaigns in 1990, 1992 & 1996 before winning in 2006.
Paul Broun: Separation of church and state is a mistaken idea.
Jack Kingston: Endorsed by McIntosh County Commissioner over Handel.
Karen Handel: Endorsed by McIntosh County Commissioner before Kingston.
Alan Keyes: Separation of church and state is phony and is a weapon.
Jon Ossoff: A civilized nation cannot abandon its elders to destitution.
Jim Barksdale: No privatized "everyone on their own" scheme.
David Perdue: Reduce $86T retirement deal for federal employees.
Michelle Nunn: Bipartisan entitlement reform to preserve Social Security.
Vernon Jones: Reform & improve Social Security as we know it today.
Vernon Jones: Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors.
Casey Cagle: Businesses and families flourish when tax burden is low.
Stacey Abrams: Ask everyone to do their fair share.
Casey Cagle: Slash $100 million in taxes, without cutting core services.
Jon Ossoff: Reduce tax burden on small businesses & simplify tax filing.
Drew Ferguson: I support a flat tax--all have skin in the game.
Amanda Swafford: Politicians use tax code to for social engineering.
David Perdue: Cut spending AND increase revenue.
Vernon Jones: Permanent repeal of the federal estate tax.
Josh Lanier: Opposes $1 trillion tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
Zell Miller: Tax cuts of $334M in 1999.
Karen Handel: Best for government to get out of the way on infrastructure.
Casey Cagle: Invest in good roads and a deepened harbor.
Stacey Abrams: We must invest in public infrastructure.
Casey Cagle: 10-year transportation plan for roads & bridges improvements.
Hunter Hill: Create driverless car corridors & double-deck 285.
Casey Cagle: Double--if not triple--our investment in transportation.
Brian Kemp: Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot.
Nathan Deal: Make GA the Silicon Valley of the South via cyber security.
Andrew Hunt: Apply lessons of nanotech to colleges; stop importing talent.
Michelle Nunn: Reverse the downward trends in basic R&D funding.
War & Peace|
Hunter Hill: I fought to defend our values in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Jon Ossoff: Avoid reckless, destabilizing missteps like the Iraq War.
Jon Ossoff: Destroy ISIS without deploying regular US ground forces.
Drew Ferguson: Distrust ill-conceived nuclear "deal" with Iran.
Drew Ferguson: Radical Islam will always be an enemy to the world.
Jim Barksdale: No wars of choice without clear purpose & exit strategy.
Derrick Grayson: Non-intervention: Bring our troops home immediately.
Doug Collins: Afghan withdrawal when commanders say, on secret timetable.
Doug Collins: Iran is an imminent threat to the US.
Rand Knight: Get out of Iraq within 12-18 months.
Vernon Jones: Shift responsibility of Iraq to Iraqi people & government.
Welfare & Poverty|
Derrick Grayson: Welfare policy rips black families apart, like slavery.
Vernon Jones: Supports federal block grants and local welfare control.
Jim Martin: Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services.
Zell Miller: Supports welfare reform and welfare to work.