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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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The Agenda for America
A Republican Direction for the Future
by Gov. Haley Barbour (R, MS)



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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Haley Barbour: States should have the right to regulate & limit abortions.
    Hillary Clinton: No abortion for sex selection in China.
Budget & Economy
    Haley Barbour: Reduce government programs for more economic growth.
Civil Rights
    Bill Clinton: OpEd: Clinton administration has a love affair with quotas.
    Haley Barbour: ADA should allow flexible state & local compliance.
    Haley Barbour: When did affirmative action turn into special preferences?
Corporations
    Haley Barbour: Cut regulations that increase the cost of doing business.
    Haley Barbour: Women-owned businesses doubled after Reagan tax cuts.
Crime
    Bill Clinton: 1994 crime bill funded basketball instead of real problem.
    George Allen: 1994: led "truth-in-sentencing" reform among states.
    Haley Barbour: Three Strikes gets chronic predators off the street for good.
    Haley Barbour: Victim's Bill of Rights, including restitution for victims.
Drugs
    Bill Clinton: OpEd: "War on Drugs" included gum package labeling.
    Haley Barbour: Justice Dept.'s duty is narcotics trafficking.
Education
    Bill Clinton: OpEd: "Goals 2000" came close to nationalizing education.
    Haley Barbour: Give parents vouchers so they can choose kids' schools.
    Haley Barbour: Supports charter schools as a means to local control.
    Haley Barbour: Vouchers apply unlimited market forces to education.
    Haley Barbour: School prayer restores moral awareness to our schools.
    Newt Gingrich: Constitutional amendment to protect right to school prayer.
Environment
    Bill Clinton: Signed 1982 Law of the Sea treaty ; awaiting ratification.
    Haley Barbour: Rely on voluntary incentives to solve environmental problems.
    Haley Barbour: Kangaroo rats are not more important than people's homes.
    Haley Barbour: Allow drilling in ANWR.
    Haley Barbour: "Sustainable development" represents a scarcity mentality.
    Haley Barbour: 1982 Law of the Sea treaty is socialistic and ill-considered.
    Newt Gingrich: 1995: Entrepreneurial scientific approach to environment.
    Ronald Reagan: 1983: Extended sovereign control 200 miles off US coast.
Families & Children
    Newt Gingrich: No society can survive with 12-year-olds having babies.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Clinton: During Russian crisis, stood arm-in-arm with Boris Yeltsin.
    Bill Clinton: Routinely provide intelligence info to the UN.
    Haley Barbour: Political leadership; economic strength; military power.
    Haley Barbour: Fund defense budget & support NATO.
    Haley Barbour: Fund defense budget & support NATO.
    Haley Barbour: Russian return to imperial activity would be tragic mistake.
    Haley Barbour: Move US embassy to Jerusalem & recognize Israeli sovereignty.
Free Trade
    Bill Clinton: Completed the Reagan-Bush achievements on NAFTA.
    Haley Barbour: Use the WTO and NAFTA to insist on domestic interests.
    Haley Barbour: Focus on making the WTO work for American interests.
    Ronald Reagan: 1985: Articulated goal of Western Hemisphere free trade.
Government Reform
    Haley Barbour: Remove barriers; enhance individual opportunity.
Gun Control
    Haley Barbour: Gun control doesn't work; moral choices do.
Health Care
    Haley Barbour: Opposed Clinton's plan for government-run healthcare.
    Haley Barbour: States should mandate that insurers do not cancel policies.
Homeland Security
    Bill Clinton: OpEd: Counterproliferation failed; Iran got nuke from Russia.
    Haley Barbour: The US must secure peace through strength and dominance.
    Haley Barbour: Adequate resources for readiness, as well as needed hardware.
    Haley Barbour: Need missile defense against blackmail and terrorism.
Immigration
    Haley Barbour: Expedite removal of those who are in the US unlawfully.
    Haley Barbour: Official English unites Americans.
    Haley Barbour: Humanitarian & political admissions OK; but not economic.
Principles & Values
    Haley Barbour: Return to founders' idea of personal responsibility.
    Newt Gingrich: Leaders of the American Revolution were committed to God.
Tax Reform
    Haley Barbour: Capital gains tax is a double tax.
Technology
    Haley Barbour: Remove limitations on privatizing airports.
War & Peace
    Haley Barbour: Don't place US forces under UN command.
    Haley Barbour: Deny rogue countries access to WMD.
Welfare & Poverty
    Haley Barbour: Welfare is harmful in many, many ways.
    Haley Barbour: Real welfare reformers seek to uphold the American family.
    Haley Barbour: Enterprise zones let poor neighborhoods get honest jobs.
    Ronald Reagan: Switch from project-based to tenant-based subsidy program.


The above quotations are from The Agenda for America
A Republican Direction for the Future
by Gov. Haley Barbour (R, MS).

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