Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(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)
Shane Osborn: Human life begins at conception.
Dave Domina: Women should search their soul before deciding on abortion.
Bob Kerrey: Government should stay out of abortion decision.
Bob Kerrey: Trust women rather than regulating half the population.
Deb Fischer: I believe in the sanctity of life.
Deb Fischer: Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape.
Deb Fischer: Look at the record: Opposes abortion.
Budget & Economy|
Shane Osborn: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Shane Osborn: Nation can grow out of fiscal woes by expanding the economy.
Shane Osborn: Combat spending instead of kicking the can down the road.
Bob Kerrey: We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment.
Bob Kerrey: Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment.
Deb Fischer: Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts.
Deb Fischer: Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on.
Mike Johanns: I’m the only candidate who’s actually dealt with the budget.
Scott Kleeb: Bush & Johanns created current failed policies.
Mike Johanns: Growing the economy will balance the budget over time.
Scott Kleeb: Return to pay-as-you-go spending.
Dave Domina: End gender paycheck inequity & all gender favoritism.
Shane Osborn: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Ben Sasse: Kids are best raised in a world with one mother & one father.
Ben Sasse: Children are best raised by a father and mother.
Dave Domina: Government should stay out of private matters like marriage.
Dave Domina: Feds SHOULD define marriage, but not as one-man-one-woman.
Dave Domina: Stop allowing companies to outsource jobs.
Dave Domina: Big corporations pay their fair share.
Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
Dave Domina: Defended and exonerated death row inmates.
Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Ben Sasse: Leave marijuana regulation to states, not feds.
Dave Domina: Legal structure is not ready legal marijuana.
Dave Domina: Feds need to address marijuana in bordering Colorado.
Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program.
Dave Domina: Treat public education as a basic right of citizenship.
Ben Sasse: Opposes Common Core State Standards.
Dave Domina: Common Core: feds have an interest in common understanding.
Ben Sasse: At Midland U., fixed broken system of higher ed.
Energy & Oil|
Jane Raybould: Revoke tax breaks for oil & gas companies to pay for roads.
Shane Osborn: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Ben Sasse: Stop Obama's war on coal; stop picking winners & losers.
Dave Domina: Impact of fossil fuels on our environment is real.
Ben Sasse: Shale oil revolution could create energy independence.
Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
Jon Bruning: Coal is good, cheap energy.
Steven Larrick: Only candidate to oppose drilling in ANWR.
Mike Johanns: New corn genetics brings 40% yield increase & more ethanol.
Mike Johanns: Opposes Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
Scott Kleeb: Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind.
Scott Kleeb: Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
Steven Larrick: We need a renewable energy policy.
Steven Larrick: Green energy is the future of Nebraska.
Deb Fischer: Ease regulations that affect Omaha sewer separation project.
Deb Fischer: Base gas tax on price, not volume, to pay for highways.
Shane Osborn: Economic sanctions against Russia to stem Ukrainian crisis.
Deb Fischer: Leadership & strong messages make the world safer.
Pat Flynn: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Don Stenberg: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Jon Bruning: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Jane Raybould: Foreign trade important to Nebraska.
Shane Osborn: Photo ID for voting.
Ben Sasse: Reduce level of influence of lobbyists with both parties.
Shane Osborn: Cut 60 redundant federal agencies and save $60B.
Ben Sasse: AdWatch: Campaign film "The Outsider", after years in DC.
Ben Sasse: Permanent bureaucracy should not write big legislation.
Ben Sasse: Optimistic about America but pessimistic about Washington.
Deb Fischer: Accused of coordinating anti-Bruning TV ad with super-PAC.
Deb Fischer: Against earmarks and would oppose them.
Pat Flynn: No earmarks: it's not my duty to bring home the bacon.
Pat Flynn: Don't renew legislative earmarks.
Don Stenberg: Don't renew legislative earmarks; and attack past ones.
Jon Bruning: Don't renew legislative earmarks, but past ones ok.
Jon Bruning: Political contributions ok from out-of-state coal companies.
Deb Fischer: No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office.
Scott Kleeb: Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia.
Jane Raybould: Commonsense gun safety measures, like banning bump stocks.
Shane Osborn: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Dave Domina: Right to enjoy weapons should have restrictions.
Ben Sasse: Self-described as pro-guns and pro-life.
Deb Fischer: Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
Don Stenberg: Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights.
Jane Raybould: Reform ObamaCare; look at single-payer.
Shane Osborn: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Dave Domina: There are good features in ObamaCare, like age-26 insurance.
Shane Osborn: AdWatch: Never waver to repeal ObamaCare & protect freedom.
Ben Sasse: Job change causes uninsurance; so make insurance portable.
Shane Osborn: Propose better options, then repeal ObamaCare.
Deb Fischer: I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.
Deb Fischer: Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition.
Bob Kerrey: Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular.
Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul.
Jon Bruning: Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare.
Mike Johanns: Didn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
Mike Johanns: Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B.
Scott Kleeb: Shouldn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
Scott Kleeb: Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress.
Mike Johanns: Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated.
Scott Kleeb: Alternative community treatment not adequately funded.
Shane Osborn: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Dave Domina: Drones are no exception to Fourth Amendment protections.
Shane Osborn: Reducing size of military makes us look weak.
Shane Osborn: Hawkish on defense, but measured response.
Mike Johanns: Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige.
Scott Kleeb: We have forgotten how to use diplomacy.
Jane Raybould: Supports letting "DACA" youths stay.
Shane Osborn: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Shane Osborn: Begin with strict border control but don't allow citizenship.
Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill.
Scott Kleeb: Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers.
Principles & Values|
Shane Osborn: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Ben Sasse: Endorsed by Freedom Works' founder & other Tea Party groups.
Shane Osborn: Endorsed by Tea Party-oriented group, Freedom Works.
Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
Deb Fischer: TV ad: "End the political bull".
Don Stenberg: Our country's going in the wrong direction.
Don Stenberg: Most campaign funds come from South Carolina PAC.
Jon Bruning: OpEd: Became multimillionaire while serving in public office.
Pat Flynn: Endorsed by Republican Liberty Caucus.
Pat Flynn: I'm the only candidate who is not a "career politician".
Mike Johanns: Focus on small towns.
Scott Kleeb: Always keep Nebraska’s interest first.
Dave Domina: It's not an entitlement; and it shouldn't be privatized.
Dave Domina: Keep promises made to the elderly.
Ben Sasse: Entitlement reform needed: guilty of generational theft.
Bob Kerrey: We must keep our commitments & do right for the future.
Bob Kerrey: Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something.
Bob Kerrey: Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69.
Deb Fischer: Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40.
Deb Fischer: Raise retirement age & limit benefits.
Deb Fischer: Look at means testing & higher retirement age.
Jane Raybould: Don't shift tax burden onto poor.
Deb Fischer: No increase in local property taxes.
Mike Johanns: No tax increase for research on celluosic ethanol.
Scott Kleeb: Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol.
Deb Fischer: $21B for infrastructure, with funds from border customs.
Deb Fischer: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
Jane Raybould: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
Jane Raybould: Design infrastructure to withstand climate change flooding.
War & Peace|
Ben Sasse: Americans should be realistic about the dangers we face.
Dave Domina: No drones to kill Americans in foreign countries.
Shane Osborn: We let Syria & Iran cross the red line.
Bob Kerrey: We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price.
Bob Kerrey: Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran.
Deb Fischer: Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals.
Deb Fischer: Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.
Steven Larrick: Invasion of Iraq was based on false premises.
Welfare & Poverty|
Ben Sasse: Replace entitlements with an opportunity society.