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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)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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Survey of 2004 U.S. House of Representatives' campaign websites


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Abortion
    Lynn Westmoreland: Pro-life and protect traditional values.
    Melissa Bean: Reproductive choice must remain a legal option for women.
    Mike Sodrel: Support the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act.
    Virginia Foxx: Support parental consent and oppose partial birth abortions.
    Dennis Kucinich: All men & women have right to make difficult moral decisions.
    Dennis Kucinich: Supreme Court nominees must agree to uphold Roe v. Wade.
    Dennis Kucinich: Journey in 2002 from pro-life to pro-choice.
    Dennis Kucinich: Women can’t be free unless they have the right to choose.
    Dennis Kucinich: Prevention, education, & health care, to minimize abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Connie Mack IV: Stop wasteful government spending.
Civil Rights
    Bob Inglis: Oppose civil unions and gay marriage.
    Gwen Moore: Opposed Cuts to Kindergarten Program for 4 Year-Olds.
    Jeff Fortenberry: No judge can redefine marriage between a man and a woman.
    John Barrow: Keeping our nation safe doesn’t mean sacrificing our freedom.
    Mike Conaway: Support a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
    Patrick McHenry: Protect marriage, our most sacred institution.
    Dennis Kucinich: Must challenge rationale of USA PATRIOT Act.
    Dennis Kucinich: Same sex couples deserve equal domestic benefits.
    Dennis Kucinich: Affirmative action is necessary & right & must be preserved.
Corporations
    Miriam Masullo: Moratorium on the exportation of skilled-labor jobs.
Crime
    Dan Lungren: Led the passage of the Effective Death Penalty Act.
    Dan Lungren: Supported and defended Three Strikes.
Drugs
    Dennis Kucinich: War on Drugs benefits only the prison-industrial complex.
    Dennis Kucinich: Racial bias in drug enforcement is pervasive.
    Dennis Kucinich: Addiction is a medical and moral problem.
Education
    Billy Tauzin III: Support merit pay for our best and brightest educators.
    Dan Lipinski: Fully fund NCLB if we expect students to meet the goals.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Provide public education to help our children succeed.
    Emmanuel Cleaver: Adequately fund educational measures in Congress.
    G.K. Butterfield: Close the gap and help our smaller school districts.
    Geoff Davis: Greater flexibility and control for local school districts.
    Jim Costa: Co-authored a class size reduction law.
    John Salazar: Fully fund the No Child Left Behind education reforms.
    Thelma Drake: Local school systems must accept greater accountability.
    Tom Price: Give individual states the autonomy to improve their schools.
    Miriam Masullo: School choice and charter schools work for our children.
    Miriam Masullo: Eliminate the federal Department of Education.
    Dennis Kucinich: Establish universal pre-kindergarten programs.
Energy & Oil
    Allyson Schwartz: Change our energy policy and become oil independent.
    Mike Conaway: Support drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge.
    Dennis Kucinich: Nuclear waste poses grave danger to US.
    Dennis Kucinich: Auto-dependent sprawl causes runoff pollution.
    Dennis Kucinich: Would sign Kyoto climate change treaty.
Environment
    Bob Inglis: Environmentalists see equivalency between a child and a tree.
    Joe Schwarz: Oppose to drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    John Salazar: Renewable energy resources are a part of the energy solution.
    John Salazar: Make protecting Colorado’s water a top priority.
    Melissa Bean: Supports strong EPA air and water quality regulations.
    Dennis Kucinich: Water should forever be in the public domain.
    Dennis Kucinich: Bush’s wetland rules would increase flooding.
    Dennis Kucinich: Clean, safe water is a human right.
    Dennis Kucinich: A clean environment is not a luxury.
Families & Children
    Dennis Kucinich: Dept. of Peace should address all forms of violence.
Foreign Policy
    Dennis Kucinich: Promote international treaties but reject global corporatism.
    Dennis Kucinich: Lead world to sustainable energy production.
Free Trade
    Billy Tauzin III: Give fishermen and farmers a fair chance to compete.
    Brian Higgins: Oppose the Central American Free Trade Act.
    Dan Lipinski: Undermining original trade standards is a terrible mistake.
    Mike Sodrel: Oppose to the trade liberalization agreement with China.
    Miriam Masullo: NAFTA and WTO surrenders our national sovereignty.
    Dennis Kucinich: Review & modify all treaties not respecting human rights.
    Dennis Kucinich: No NAFTA, No WTO, No Fast Track.
    Dennis Kucinich: Don’t sacrifice our rights to global corporate ethic.
Government Reform
    Dave Reichert: Rid frivolous malpractice lawsuits for affordable healthcare.
    Dennis Kucinich: Public financing for elections.
    Dennis Kucinich: Register on election day; more voting rights enhancements.
    Dennis Kucinich: Give DC residents proper representation.
    Dennis Kucinich: Debate reform opens the door to new candidates.
    Dennis Kucinich: Implement Instant Runoff Voting in US.
    Dennis Kucinich: Will not accept corporate PAC money.
    Dennis Kucinich: Private campaign financing leads to private control of gov’t.
Gun Control
    Dan Boren: Will never vote to weaken your 2nd Amendment rights.
    Joe Schwarz: Voted against the concealed weapons law.
    Ted Poe: Staunchly support the 2nd Amendment.
    Virginia Foxx: Co-sponsored concealed weapon laws.
    Miriam Masullo: Never forfeit right to own and carry a firearm.
Health Care
    Allyson Schwartz: Lower Drug Prices For All Families.
    Charles Boustany: Support health care tax breaks and health saving accounts.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Extend health care to every uninsured child and young adult.
    Emmanuel Cleaver: Provide health care for the employees of small businesses.
    G.K. Butterfield: Insurance costs are forcing small businesses to lay off.
    Jim Costa: Helped enact low cost health care insurance for children.
    John Barrow: Include prescription drug coverage for all seniors now.
    John Salazar: Give small businesses tax breaks for the cost of health care.
    Russ Carnahan: Expand health care and support stem cell research.
    Tom Price: More Medical Savings Accounts; less medical malpractice.
    Miriam Masullo: Universal coverage by bypassing interests of HMOs.
    Dennis Kucinich: Insurance companies do not heal people; practitioners do.
    Dennis Kucinich: Seniors forced to choose between medicine and food.
    Dennis Kucinich: Prescription for America: ceiling on drug company profits.
    Dennis Kucinich: Regulate prescription drug prices like utility rates.
    Dennis Kucinich: Medicare for All: universal single-payer national system.
Homeland Security
    Charles Boustany: Minimize the appeal of Islamic extremists who promote evil.
    Henry Cuellar: Help improve veterans’ and military personnel’s benefits.
    John Barrow: Pursue and root out terrorists and their supporters.
    John Barrow: Supports increased federal funding for community safety.
    John Barrow: Giving food stamps to our troops is scandalous.
    John Barrow: End the Disabled Veterans Tax and preserve VA benefits.
    John Salazar: Fight to preserve veteran’s benefits.
    Lynn Westmoreland: Strengthen the security around waterways, borders, airports.
    Patrick McHenry: Sponsored legislation to increase first responders funding.
    Dennis Kucinich: End the ban on gays in military.
    Dennis Kucinich: Terminating ABM treaty was unconstitutional.
    Dennis Kucinich: Violence and war are not inevitable.
    Dennis Kucinich: Confront the bloat and waste in Pentagon budget.
    Dennis Kucinich: Hometown Security: social spending instead of military.
    Dennis Kucinich: Abide by Non-Proliferation, ABM, and Test Ban Treaties.
Immigration
    Russ Carnahan: Welcome new Americans like past generations of US immigrants.
    Ted Poe: Blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants is not appropriate.
    Miriam Masullo: Enforce immigration laws.
Jobs
    Randy Kuhl: Worker Retraining is important for success in new economy.
    Dennis Kucinich: Shift USDA funds from agribusiness to family farmers.
    Dennis Kucinich: Labor defends workers when corporations attack.
    Dennis Kucinich: Right to a job and to decent wages.
    Dennis Kucinich: Labor protections; not binding employer arbitration.
    Dennis Kucinich: Repeal portions of Taft-Hartley Act; enhance right to strike.
    Dennis Kucinich: Genetically-engineered food is an issue of freedom of choice.
    Dennis Kucinich: Address plight of small farmer by canceling NAFTA & WTO.
    Dennis Kucinich: Break apart monopolistic agribusiness companies.
    Dennis Kucinich: National ban on packer ownership of livestock.
    Dennis Kucinich: Farm worker safety by fining employers.
    Dennis Kucinich: Invest in rural America.
Principles & Values
    Connie Mack IV: For the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited every day.
    Dennis Kucinich: Sacrificed political career to save city utility ownership.
Social Security
    Brian Higgins: Bush raided the Social Security trust fund for tax cuts.
    Dan Boren: Oppose raising retirement age and any privatization plan.
    John Barrow: Stop raiding the Social Security Trust Fund.
    Melissa Bean: Opposes attempts to privatize Social Security or Medicare.
    Dennis Kucinich: Restore retirement age to 65.
    Dennis Kucinich: Safe retirement is part of American Dream.
    Dennis Kucinich: Double standard between employers & employees must end.
Tax Reform
    Bobby Jindal: Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Dave Reichert: Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Targeted tax cuts for small businesses and working families.
    Geoff Davis: Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
    Jeff Fortenberry: Eliminate the Marriage Tax and the Death Tax.
    Lynn Westmoreland: Keep the “tax man” out of your pocket.
    Randy Kuhl: Tax cuts and deregulations are pro-growth and pro-jobs.
    Miriam Masullo: Replace federal graduated income tax with Fair Tax.
Technology
    Henry Cuellar: Push for more funding for all the highway projects.
    Thelma Drake: Direct federal resources to transportation infrastructure.
    Dennis Kucinich: Americans need more info about genetic alterations in food.
    Dennis Kucinich: Subsidize farmer losses due to genetic modifications.
War & Peace
    Bobby Jindal: Prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The Iraq war diverted our efforts in fighting terrorism.
    John Salazar: Need to move forward from today in Iraq.
    Dennis Kucinich: Supports Palestinian security and Israeli security.
    Dennis Kucinich: War in Iraq was wrong, and isolated the US.
Welfare & Poverty
    Gwen Moore: Raise the minimum wage and protect overtime pay.
    Dennis Kucinich: Public sector has moral responsibility to provide jobs.
    Dennis Kucinich: Education is only solution to alleviate poverty.


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