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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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Early 2000s Governor's State of the State speeches

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    from Governor's State of the State speeches, early 2000s (number of quotes indicated):
  • Christie Todd Whitman (2) Cabinet-2005
  • George Pataki (21) New York Reblican Presidential Aspirant
  • Haley Barbour (4) Mississippi Former Republican Governor (2004-2012)
  • Howard Dean (2) Democrat
  • Jeb Bush (10) Florida Republican Governor
  • John Hoeven (1) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Mel Carnahan (1) Democratic Senator (Former) Missouri
  • Ronnie Musgrove (3) Mississippi Former Democratic Governor (2000-2003)
  • Tommy Thompson (1) Cabinet-2005
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    George Pataki: Slash job-killing regulations & cut taxes too.
    George Pataki: We cut taxes 81 times; cut taxes on businesses once again.
    Haley Barbour: More state troopers; plus pay raises for state police.
    George Pataki: Abolished parole for violent felons.
    George Pataki: Operation IMPACT: focus police in high crime upstate cities.
    George Pataki: People must be held accountable for their actions.
    Haley Barbour: Reduced number of crystal methamphetamine labs.
    John Hoeven: $4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons.
    Haley Barbour: More local control over schools.
    George Pataki: Expand charter schools throughout the state.
    Jeb Bush: A+ Plan: Make "F" schools disappear; make more "A" schools.
    Jeb Bush: Push for gains among minority and disadvantaged students.
    Jeb Bush: Social promotion doesn't do our kids any favors.
    Christie Todd Whitman: Improve education with choice, charter schools, & character.
Energy & Oil
    Haley Barbour: Supports $1.3 billion coal gasification plant.
    George Pataki: Reduce expensive, polluting, terror-promoting foreign oil.
    George Pataki: Make renewable fuel tax-free, for mass transit & cars.
    George Pataki: Majestic Hudson flows cleaner than it has in generations.
    George Pataki: Preserve & enhance our natural treasures for future.
    Christie Todd Whitman: Protect clean water via watershed management plans.
Families & Children
    George Pataki: Prevent release of sexual predators into our neighborhoods.
    Jeb Bush: Increase KidCare; increase developmentally disabled services.
Free Trade
    George Pataki: Focus on in-sourcing foreign companies back to New York.
    George Pataki: Invest in math & science innovation to compete with China.
Government Reform
    George Pataki: Reform lobbying laws for more restrictions & disclosure.
    George Pataki: Governing philosophy: active but limited government.
Gun Control
    Jeb Bush: Violent gun crime rate is down by more than 25%.
    Mel Carnahan: Opposes absolute right to gun ownership.
Health Care
    George Pataki: Take decisions out of the hands of government bureaucrats.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
    Howard Dean: Universal access for all Vermonters; insure the last 6%.
    Howard Dean: Keep “community rating”: insure older people at same rates.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports prescription drug savings plan for poor seniors.
Homeland Security
    Jeb Bush: Threat from 9/11 is unprecedented for our generation.
    Jeb Bush: $17M for new programs for terrorism response.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
    Jeb Bush: Operation Paycheck: stimulus for 33,000 construction jobs.
Tax Reform
    George Pataki: Eliminate the marriage penalty & cut taxes.
    George Pataki: Terrorism III package: cyber-terrorism and agri-terrorism.
    George Pataki: Support Empire Innovation and Centers of Excellence.
    George Pataki: Make NY the center for clean, renewable energy research.
    Jeb Bush: $24M for X-ray truck inspection & bioterrorism labs.
    Jeb Bush: $100M for Florida Technology Development Initiative.
War & Peace
    George Pataki: Honor soldiers destroying terrorist insurgency in Iraq.

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