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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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Fact-checking on the presidential candidate campaign promises, by PolitiFact.com


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-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, August 2011
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Buddy Roemer: FactCheck: Obama has submitted 3 budgets; Roemer said zero.
Jobs
    Rick Perry: FactCheck: Texas job growth is strong, but pre-dated Perry.
Tax Reform
    Jon Huntsman: FactCheck: Created UT flat tax;but only top rate got 30% cut.
Technology
    Newt Gingrich: FactCheck: 1.3 million Twitter followers is exaggerated.
Welfare & Poverty
    Lyndon Johnson: FactCheck: Poverty rate has fallen under Great Society.
    Rick Santorum: FactCheck: No, church attendance in Europe is above 10%.


The above quotations are from Fact-checking on the presidential candidate campaign promises, by PolitiFact.com.

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