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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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Meet the Press interviews during 2013
(David Gregory interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races)



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    from Meet the Press interviews during 2013 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Bill Richardson (1) New Mexico Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) and Cabinet Sec'y
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey Republican Governor
  • Cory Booker (3) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Jack Reed (1) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • James Inhofe (1) Republican Sr Senator Oklahoma
  • Jeb Bush (2) Florida Republican Governor
  • Jon Huntsman (1) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Lindsey Graham (1) Republican Sr Senator South Carolina
  • Mike Bloomberg (3) New York Mayor of NYC
  • Mitch McConnell (2) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Paul Ryan (3) Republican
  • Peter King (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rand Paul (3) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Richard Durbin (3) Democratic Sr Senator Illinois
  • Rob Portman (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rudy Giuliani (2) New York Former Mayor of NYC
  • Scott Walker (1) Wisconsin Republican Governor
  • Tom Cotton (1) Republican U.S. Rep Arkansas-4
  • Tom Udall (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative New Mexico
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning.

    Making an appearance on all five talk shows on one Sunday is known as a Full Ginsburg, because it was first accomplished by William Ginsburg (Monica Lewinsky's attorney) in 1998. In 2013, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio accomplished a Full Ginsborg, fueling speculation that both are planning a presidential run in 2016.

    OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:

  • ABC This Week: (George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Candy Crowley; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (David Gregory; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Bob Schieffer; moderate; ran briefly as Democrat for governor of Texas in 2009)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Paul Ryan: When Fed "tapers", interest rates rise & hurts us fiscally.
Civil Rights
    Cory Booker: MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years.
    Rob Portman: Change of heart: give gays the joy & stability of marriage.
    Scott Walker: Perhaps leave gay marriage up to each church, not government.
Crime
    Cory Booker: Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism.
Environment
    Mike Bloomberg: Smoking ban has spread from NYC to every big city.
Foreign Policy
    Jack Reed: Suspend aid to Egypt while military crushes protestors.
Gun Control
    Mike Bloomberg: 80% of NRA members support background checks.
Health Care
    Chris Christie: ObamaCare was a mistake; a failed policy from the start.
    Ben Carson: ObamaCare is the worst thing since slavery.
    Rob Portman: Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    Rand Paul: It's Congress' job to fight to change ObamaCare.
    Jon Huntsman: Politics aside, let's see if ObamaCare works or not.
    Bill Richardson: ObamaCare will be crowning achievement once we get it done.
    Mike Bloomberg: Obesity kills more people than smoking; limit portion size.
Homeland Security
    Peter King: NSA needs secrecy, and has had no abuses.
    Peter King: N.S.A. spying has saved thousands of lives.
    Richard Durbin: $48M to protect US Embassies around the world.
    Rudy Giuliani: It's not ethnic profiling to focus on Muslims.
Immigration
    Mitch McConnell: Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome.
    Richard Durbin: Immigration reform bill makes America safer.
    Jeb Bush: Path to citizenship or path to legalization: both could work.
    Jeb Bush: Path to citizenship or path to legalization: both could work.
Jobs
    Cory Booker: 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live.
Principles & Values
    James Inhofe: Flying is his passion, but lost his son in plane accident.
Social Security
    Richard Durbin: Simpson-Bowles got it right. put everything on the table.
    Paul Ryan: 60% of Americans get more benefits than they pay in taxes.
Tax Reform
    Mitch McConnell: Comprehensive tax reform can work if it's revenue-neutral.
    Paul Ryan: Are we for more revenues? No, we're not.
War & Peace
    Peter King: Stop being so defensive about drones.
    Tom Udall: Chemical weapons are despicable, but avoid Syrian civil war.
    Rand Paul: No involvement in Syria, even if gas attack proven.
    Rand Paul: No US interests in either side of Syrian war.
    Lindsey Graham: Syria: Assad must go, and small arms won't do it.
    Rudy Giuliani: Al Qaeda isn't on the run; be more proactive.
    Tom Cotton: Jihadists attack us for who we are.


The above quotations are from Meet the Press interviews during 2013
(David Gregory interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races).

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