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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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2013 Fact Checking


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    from 2013 FactCheck.org (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (3) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Ed Markey (1) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Gabriel Gomez (1) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • John McCain (1) Republican
  • Marco Rubio (1) Republican Senator (FL)
  • Mitt Romney (1) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Rand Paul (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races. OnTheIssues.org summarizes two sets of analyses:
1. From debates and public speeches
2. From TV & radio advertisements

Following is the self-description of how FactCheck.org works:


    [FactCheck.org is] a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

    The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

    The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.


-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, November 2013
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Rand Paul: FactCheck: US borrowing $30,000 per second, not $50,000.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: $2.5T deficit reduction is a debatable estimate.
Energy & Oil
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Wind & solar doubled, but now only 1.4% of energy.
    John McCain: FactCheck: Pushed cap-and-trade bill in 2009, but not since.
Government Reform
    Ed Markey: Authored laws on Telecomm, insider trading, and Alzheimers.
Health Care
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: ObamaCare is not now forcing loss of insurance.
Jobs
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, 500K manufacturing jobs since 2010, but...
    Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Briefly supported tying minimum wage to inflation.
Principles & Values
    Gabriel Gomez: FactCheck: Markey authored successful bills over 22 years.
Technology
    Rand Paul: FactCheck: Free "Obama phones" actually started in 1984.


The above quotations are from 2013 Fact Checking.

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