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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2008 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Democratic Response: Jan. 28, 2008

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: Bush stimulus plan leaves out seniors & unemployed.
    Hillary Clinton: The economy is not working for middle class families.
    Hillary Clinton: We need immediate relief for home heating & housing crisis.
    John Edwards: We need bold solutions for people who can’t wait months.
    John Edwards: Washington is out of touch with what’s happening in country.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Economy requires urgent action & sustained attention.
    George W. Bush: $300M for Pell Grants for Kids for non-public schools.
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Yes, NCLB has raised test scores.
Energy & Oil
    George W. Bush: International treaty to reverse growth of greenhouse gases.
Foreign Policy
    George W. Bush: Define a Palestinian state, at peace with Israel, in 2008.
Government Reform
    George W. Bush: Trust in government is undermined by congressional earmarks.
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Earmark veto threat takes no effect until 2009.
    Mike Huckabee: Transparency on spending will prune back Congress’ earmarks.
Health Care
    George W. Bush: Expand consumer choice, not government control.
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Tax deduction insures at most 9M, & not poorest.
    Kathleen Sebelius: First step of overhaul: health care to 10 million children.
Homeland Security
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Wiretapping authority foiled no terrorist plots.
    George W. Bush: Deploy border fence; end “catch and release”.
    Mike Huckabee: Build a border fence using American labor & materials.
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Yes, 52 months of job growth, but at lower wages.
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: Turn the page on the failed politics & policies of the past.
    Barack Obama: Overcome politics of demonizing opponents.
    Mitt Romney: Washington is broken & can’t deal with many problems.
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: Last thing we need now is a permanent tax cut.
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Expiring tax cuts typically cost $828, not $1,800.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: The surge is not working toward enduring peace.
    Barack Obama: Iraq takes our eye off al Qaeda & Afghanistan.
    George W. Bush: Transition from leading operations to partnering with Iraqis.
    George W. Bush: Iran: suspend nuclear enrichment before any negotiations.
    George W. Bush: FactCheck: Troop drawdown of 20,000 still above pre-surge.
    Hillary Clinton: Bush must ask Congress to approve agreements with Iraq.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Chart a new course: Soldiers can’t solve political disputes.
    Mike Huckabee: We are making progress in Iraq, Afghanistan, & war on terror.

The above quotations are from 2008 State of the Union address to Congress, plus the Democratic Response: Jan. 28, 2008.

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