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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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State of Hawaii Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Hawaii Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Benjamin Cayetano (9)
  • Brian Schatz (12) Democratic Jr Senator Appointee Hawaii
  • Cam Cavasso (9) Republican Challenger Hawaii
  • Charles Djou (12) Republican Governor challenger U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Colleen Hanabusa (2) Democratic Challenger Hawaii
  • Cynthia Thielen (3) Republican Challenger (2006) Hawaii
  • Daniel Akaka (7) Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) Hawaii
  • Ed Case (10) Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep. Hawaii
  • Linda Lingle (6) Hawaii Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Mazie Hirono (6) Democratic Challenger Hawaii
  • Neil Abercrombie (7) Hawaii Democratic Governor
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mazie Hirono: Endorsed by EMILY's List for pro-choice women.
    Cynthia Thielen: No residency requirement for abortions; clinics ok.
    Charles Djou: Waiting periods and notification OK; partial birth not OK.
    Brian Schatz: Abortions should be legally available, and funded.
Budget & Economy
    Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
    Cam Cavasso: Government spending sucks oxygen out of the economy.
    Benjamin Cayetano: More funding for tourism infrastructure.
Civil Rights
    Linda Lingle: Civil unions are same-sex marriage by another name.
    Charles Djou: Supports traditional marriage but also domestic partnerships.
    Daniel Akaka: Opposed the Patriot Act renewal on civil liberty grounds.
    Ed Case: Supported Patriot Act to provide law enforcement tools.
    Cam Cavasso: PATRIOT Act does not go too far.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Defend native Hawaiian Homelands project.
    Charles Djou: No affirmative action.
Corporations
    Mazie Hirono: US Chamber of Commerce does not reflect business community.
Crime
    Cam Cavasso: Supports capital punishment for certain crimes.
    Charles Djou: More prisons; less parole; more penalties; less profiling.
    Brian Schatz: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Drugs
    Benjamin Cayetano: Philosophy shift to treatment instead of punishment.
    Charles Djou: Prohibit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
    Brian Schatz: Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances.
Education
    Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
    Linda Lingle: I support PBS, but Big Bird is not essential to America.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $290M for school capital improvements.
Energy & Oil
    Brian Schatz: OpEd: Schatz promotes wind turbines requiring huge subsidies.
    Brian Schatz: FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012.
    Brian Schatz: Clean energy with Taiwan; smart grid with Korea.
    Daniel Akaka: Offered hydrogen and ethanol bills for energy independence.
    Ed Case: Investigate the oil companies & reinstate the CAFE standards.
    Cynthia Thielen: Voted YES to suspend the gasoline price cap.
Environment
    Charles Djou: Advocated for recycling and trash services on City Council.
    Ed Case: Diversify tourism to include educational & eco-tourism.
    Mazie Hirono: Visit the USA Bill: attract 300,000 Chinese by easier visas.
    Neil Abercrombie: New Day Work Projects: transit-oriented development.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Balance growth against environmental protection.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $22M to improve state parks.
Families & Children
    Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
Free Trade
    Colleen Hanabusa: Supports 1920 Jones Act: only US ships HI to West Coast.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow foreign ships to unload in Hawaii en route to US.
    Brian Schatz: Promote relations and tourism travel from Asia Pacific.
Government Reform
    Ed Case: Only 8% of my campaign money comes from PACs.
    Cam Cavasso: Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns.
    Brian Schatz: Partial state funding for state level political campaigns.
Gun Control
    Cam Cavasso: Never diminish a citizen's right to protect themselves.
Health Care
    Linda Lingle: State QUEST program instead of ObamaCare.
    Daniel Akaka: Advocate for expanding and improving Medicaid and Medicare.
    Ed Case: Let small businesses pull together resources in health plans.
    Ed Case: Support drugs re-importation and bulk purchases of drugs.
    Cynthia Thielen: Voted YES on prohibiting smoking in public places.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $141M for new medical school at University of Hawaii.
Homeland Security
    Linda Lingle: Don't let up on its defense spending, like pre-WWII.
    Mazie Hirono: Sensible compromise needed on $50 billion military cut.
    Cam Cavasso: High priority on strengthening our military & intelligence.
    Cam Cavasso: Do not reinstate the military draft.
Immigration
    Brian Schatz: Take full advantage of new visas available to China.
Jobs
    Linda Lingle: OpEd:Did nothing to save jobs when Aloha Airlines went under.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Increase the minimum wage.
Local Issues
    Neil Abercrombie: Preserve open spaces at Turtle Bay.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow & encourage education in Hawaiian language.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow & encourage education in Hawaiian language.
Principles & Values
    Colleen Hanabusa: OpEd: Too old to build seniority to steer pork to Hawaii.
    Linda Lingle: Work with national Republicans to get things done for Hawaii.
    Mazie Hirono: OpEd: Missed twice as many votes as average Congress member.
    Cam Cavasso: Running because Inouye opposed Federal Marriage amendment.
Social Security
    Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
    Daniel Akaka: Social Security privatization is a risky investment scheme.
    Ed Case: Oppose Social Security privatization, lockbox the trust fund.
Tax Reform
    Neil Abercrombie: Add alcohol & soft drink tax; repeal state tax deduction.
    Daniel Akaka: The Bush tax cuts helped the richest, not those in need.
    Ed Case: Bush tax cuts unaffordable; targeted middle-class cuts ok.
    Brian Schatz: No state flat tax; increase sin tax & decrease sales tax.
Technology
    Neil Abercrombie: TMT: build $1.3B Thirty-Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea.
    Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
    Brian Schatz: Complete improvements at Honolulu Airport and Nimitz Highway.
    Mazie Hirono: $6 million for new security screening at Hawaii airports.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $21M for computers in public schools.
War & Peace
    Charles Djou: Don't forget troops in Afghanistan; don't draw down too fast.
    Daniel Akaka: Call for troops withdrawal from Iraq by July 2007.
    Daniel Akaka: No need to resort to a draft; better recruitment instead.
    Ed Case: Oppose a timetable of troops withdrawal from Iraq.
    Ed Case: Do not need a draft but the military has been stretched.
    Cam Cavasso: Supports invasion of Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Brian Schatz: 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard.


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