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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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2010-2011 mayoral press releases

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Phil Gordon: Responsible budgeting sets city up for future.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown.
    Michael Nutter: Cutting government to balance budget without tax hike.
Civil Rights
    Michael Nutter: Supports equal benefits for gays and lesbians.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: All Americans should be allowed to marry.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports gay marriage as fundamental right.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism.
    Phil Gordon: AZ must stay vigilant; threats can come from anyone.
    Mike Bloomberg: Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes.
    Michael Nutter: Public & private schools collaborate for student success.
    Michael Nutter: Vigilant innovativion to improve our educational system.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Invest in our schools to reform Latino education.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Parent Trigger: supports right to demand good education.
    Annise Parker: $80,000 grant for after-school programs for 3,000 students.
    Cory Booker: Founded the Newark Charter School Fund.
Energy & Oil
    Tom Menino: Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Solar power good for environment AND businesses.
    Annise Parker: Room for clean technology alongside fossil fuel jobs.
    Jerry Sanders: Purchase no-emission electric vehicles for city.
    Jerry Sanders: Harvest methane from the Miramar landfill.
    Phil Gordon: Solar energy important for Phoenix.
    Michael Nutter: Supports solar projects in the city.
    Julian Castro: Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs.
    Michael Nutter: Continuing to make Philly waterways best is a priority.
    Michael Nutter: Supports antipollution EPA regulations.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment.
    Jerry Sanders: Convert wastewater into drinking water.
Foreign Policy
    Annise Parker: Establish dialogue between Israel and Houston.
Free Trade
    Antonio Villaraigosa: LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: International trade is a necessity.
Health Care
    Antonio Villaraigosa: L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans.
    Annise Parker: Coast2Coast RX card: Low-Cost Prescription Drugs.
    Annise Parker: Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid.
    Jerry Brown: Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid.
    Michael Nutter: Advocates path to citizenship and immigration reform.
    Phil Gordon: Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities.
    Julian Castro: 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit.
Tax Reform
    Michael Nutter: Lessen business tax to improve economic competitiveness.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Business Tax Holiday should be permanent.
    Cory Booker: One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget.
    Michael Nutter: Supports American Jobs Act, especially new infrastructure.
    Julian Castro: Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation.
War & Peace
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats.

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