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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 New York Politicians: Archives


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    from State of New York Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Cuomo (7) New York Democratic Governor
  • Bob Turner (6) 2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger New York
  • Charles Schumer (1) Democratic Sr Senator New York
  • David Paterson (4) New York Former Democratic Governor (2008-2010)
  • George Maragos (3) 2012 Republican Primary Challenger New York
  • Hakeem Jeffries (8) Democrat U.S. Rep New York-8
  • Howard Mills (4) 2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY) New York
  • Jay Townsend (2) Republican Challenger (2010) New York
  • Joe DioGuardi (10) 2010 Republican Challenger New York
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (14) Democratic Jr Senator New York
  • Rob Astorino (8) New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Noren (1) Independent Challenger New York
  • Wendy Long (14) Republican Senate Challenger New York
  • Zephyr Teachout (13) New York Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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Abortion
    Rob Astorino: Opposes abortion, except for rape, incest & maternal life.
    Rob Astorino: Philosophically opposed, but won't fight legal abortion.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
    Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
    Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
    Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Jay Townsend: Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Rob Astorino: N.Y. is most regulated, least business friendly state.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
    David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
Civil Rights
    Rob Astorino: People from the Bronx drive up costs in Westchester.
    Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
    Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
    David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
    Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
    Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
Corporations
    Zephyr Teachout: Level playing field between family stores and big business.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Access to capital for small business will create jobs.
    David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
Crime
    Zephyr Teachout: Disenfranchising due to criminal convictions is undemocratic.
    Zephyr Teachout: We have a long way to go on criminal justice reform.
    Zephyr Teachout: Give minorities opportunity, not criminal justice system.
    Zephyr Teachout: Raise age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
Drugs
    Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana.
    Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Rob Astorino: Common Core has been a disaster; replace with local control.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public education is the foundation of democracy.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
    Hakeem Jeffries: No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Andrew Cuomo: Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%.
    Rob Astorino: Tap into New York's vast energy resources.
    Zephyr Teachout: Reduce carbon emissions& adopt clean sources of energy.
    Zephyr Teachout: Ban fracking; it contaminates our groundwater.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
    Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
    Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
    Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases.
Environment
    Andrew Cuomo: Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren.
    Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
    Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
Government Reform
    Zephyr Teachout: Public financing for all statewide and legislative elections.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
    Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
    Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
    David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits.
Gun Control
    Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
    Hakeem Jeffries: No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks.
Health Care
    Rob Astorino: ObamaCare meltdown changes the political landscape.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014.
Homeland Security
    Andrew Cuomo: $15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
Immigration
    Zephyr Teachout: Immigrants are a pillar of our economy.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Joe DioGuardi: Shut down the borders before we reform anything.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform.
    Rob Astorino: Illegal immigrants drive up costs of services.
Jobs
    Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
    Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
    Joe DioGuardi: Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs.
Principles & Values
    Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
    Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
    Charles Schumer: 1998: demanded 10 debates; 2010: declined all debates.
    Jay Townsend: Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer.
Tax Reform
    Zephyr Teachout: No tax breaks for those earning $500,000 to $2 million.
    Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
    Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
    Joe DioGuardi: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K.
    Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
Technology
    Zephyr Teachout: Open universal broadband: 21st Century Internet.
War & Peace
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
    Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
    George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.


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