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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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Presidential 2008 Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2008 Political Courage Test (number of quotes indicated):
  • Frank McEnulty (18) New American Independent Party
  • Mike Gravel (15) Democrat
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Frank McEnulty: Support existing & new embryonic stem cell research.
    Mike Gravel: Fund stem cell research on existing & new embryonic lines.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Gravel: Supports line-item veto; opposes signing statements.
Civil Rights
    Frank McEnulty: Civil unions & marriage OK for same-sex couples.
    Frank McEnulty: No affirmative action; treat all people the same.
    Mike Gravel: Discontinue public college & government affirmative action.
Crime
    Frank McEnulty: Provide prison inmates with vocational skills.
    Mike Gravel: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
Drugs
    Frank McEnulty: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
Education
    Frank McEnulty: Supports vouchers, charters, and local control.
    Mike Gravel: Supports vouchers, charters, and magnet schools.
Energy & Oil
    Frank McEnulty: Energy independence via coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear.
    Frank McEnulty: Supports alternative fuels & “cap and trade” laws.
    Mike Gravel: Institute a tax on oil.
Environment
    Mike Gravel: Strengthen Clean Water Act & Clean Air Act.
Free Trade
    Frank McEnulty: Trade agreements should help the American worker.
    Mike Gravel: No sanctions on China or Venezuela, but no trade agreements.
Government Reform
    Frank McEnulty: Public campaign funding for federal candidates.
    Mike Gravel: Public taxpayer funding for federal candidates.
Gun Control
    Mike Gravel: License for concealed carry; teach firearms safety.
Health Care
    Mike Gravel: Expand Medicare coverage & child healthcare programs.
Homeland Security
    Frank McEnulty: Military tribunals for terrorists.
    Frank McEnulty: Expand missile defense shield.
    Mike Gravel: No monitoring domestic communication; no military tribunals.
    Mike Gravel: No additional homeland security funding; no missile defense.
Immigration
    Frank McEnulty: Establish English as the official national language.
    Mike Gravel: Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working here.
Jobs
    Mike Gravel: Support unionization; raise federal minimum wage.
Social Security
    Frank McEnulty: Let workers invest part of payroll tax in private accounts.
Tax Reform
    Frank McEnulty: Increased taxes often counterproductive to overall revenue.
Technology
    Frank McEnulty: Rebuild our collapsing infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Frank McEnulty: Let the Marines and Army to do their job in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Frank McEnulty: Flexibility through federal block grants.


The above quotations are from Presidential 2008 Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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