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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

(from Amazon.com)

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State of Missouri Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Missouri Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Holden (10) Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Claire McCaskill (2) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Jay Nixon (14) Missouri Democratic Governor
  • John Brunner (3) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Nancy Farmer (9) 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
  • Robin Carnahan (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roy Blunt (13) Republican Jr Senator Missouri
  • Sarah Steelman (5) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Todd Akin (11) Republican Challenger Missouri
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Abortion
    Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment.
    John Brunner: Pledges support to overthrow of Roe v. Wade.
    Sarah Steelman: Life begins at conception; consider Constitutional Amendment.
    Todd Akin: Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
    Nancy Farmer: Make abortions legally available including funding.
Budget & Economy
    Jay Nixon: Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
    Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
    Bob Holden: Missouri is and should be fiscally conservative.
Civil Rights
    Jay Nixon: Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities.
    Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
    Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
    Claire McCaskill: Women shouldn't get paid less simply because they're women.
    Todd Akin: Women's pay should be left to discretion of employers.
    Nancy Farmer: Prosecute discrimination and fund desegregation.
    Nancy Farmer: Recognize same-sex marriages.
Corporations
    John Brunner: Served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer.
Crime
    Jay Nixon: More DWI arrests save more lives.
    Bob Holden: Lower drunk driving limit to .08.
    Nancy Farmer: No death penalty, more community policing.
    Nancy Farmer: Mandatory sentencing, but fund rehabilitation & alternatives.
Education
    Jay Nixon: Increase education funding by $150 million.
    Jay Nixon: A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler.
    Sarah Steelman: More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly.
    Todd Akin: Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
    Bob Holden: More resources for student and teachers.
    Bob Holden: Cash incentive for National Board Certification for teachers.
    Bob Holden: Provide parents with school accountability report cards.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports charter schools and privately-run schools.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Nixon: Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy.
Environment
    Jay Nixon: State Parks Youth Corps: employ kids in state parks.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
Families & Children
    Bob Holden: $3M for more local domestic violence shelters.
Government Reform
    Jay Nixon: Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits.
    Todd Akin: Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
    Todd Akin: Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
    Todd Akin: Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: Pledges to not seek earmarks if elected.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Ban earmark requests, but only for this year.
Gun Control
    Nancy Farmer: Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions.
Health Care
    Jay Nixon: $10M for more services in community mental health centers.
    Sarah Steelman: End intrusive regulations; repeal ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: Repeal Congress' healthcare if you want to repeal ObamaCare.
    Roy Blunt: Medical liability reform would reduce cost of health care.
    Roy Blunt: Missourians know ObamaCare won't work.
    Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
    Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
    Bob Holden: Use tobacco settlement to pay for senior prescriptions.
    Bob Holden: Healthy Families Initiative: health care access for all.
    Nancy Farmer: Citizens have access to basic health care.
Homeland Security
    Jay Nixon: Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets.
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
Immigration
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    John Brunner: Citizenship for veterans; but not for college grads.
    Sarah Steelman: Take away all the incentives that are attracting illegals.
Jobs
    Bob Holden: Invest in life sciences to apply farm products.
Local Issues
    Jay Nixon: Government's role is to help rebuild disasters like Joplin.
Principles & Values
    Jay Nixon: Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities.
    Sarah Steelman: Elected officials are trustees of the people.
    Todd Akin: I'm no career politician; I left a safe district.
    Todd Akin: Experienced conservative voice in Congress.
    Robin Carnahan: Rep. Blunt is an insider Congressman.
    Roy Blunt: Married a lobbyist for tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
Social Security
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
Tax Reform
    Jay Nixon: Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment.
    Bob Holden: $2B in tax relief in last 6 years; now tighten our belts.
    Nancy Farmer: Opposes flat-tax structure and majority vote on taxes.
Technology
    Jay Nixon: MoBroadbandNow: Bring broadband to every corner of our state.
War & Peace
    Robin Carnahan: No date for Afghan withdrawal, but no open-ended commitment.
    Roy Blunt: Huge mistake to announce date for Afghan withdrawal.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Bob Holden Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Claire McCaskill Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Jay Nixon Missouri Democratic Governor
  • John Brunner Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Nancy Farmer 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
  • Robin Carnahan 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roy Blunt Republican Jr Senator Missouri
  • Sarah Steelman Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Todd Akin Republican Challenger Missouri

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