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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)

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State of Oklahoma Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Oklahoma Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Rice (27) Democratic Challenger (2008) Oklahoma
  • Brad Carson (1) 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative Oklahoma
  • Brad Henry (5) Oklahoma Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Dan Boren (1) Democratic Governor Challenger U.S. Rep Oklahoma-2
  • Frank Keating (13) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • James Inhofe (1) Republican Sr Senator Oklahoma
  • Jim Bridenstine (10) Republican U.S. Rep Oklahoma-1
  • Jim Inhofe (2)
  • Joe Carr (1) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Mary Fallin (13) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Matt Silverstein (13) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Rick Weiland (2) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
  • T.W. Shannon (12) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Tom Coburn (1) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Oklahoma
  • Winona LaDuke (2)
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Abortion
    T.W. Shannon: Protect human life from the moment of conception.
Budget & Economy
    Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
    Rick Weiland: Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful.
    Brad Henry: Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue.
    Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Civil Rights
    Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
    Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
    Matt Silverstein: Firm support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
    Matt Silverstein: Grandmother beaten for speaking her native Choctaw language.
Corporations
    T.W. Shannon: Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year.
    Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
Crime
    Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
    Matt Silverstein: Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
    Jim Bridenstine: Swift capital punishment saves lives.
    Frank Keating: Target violent and career criminals.
Drugs
    Mary Fallin: Prevent prescription drug abuse from occurring.
    Mary Fallin: Women in Recovery: abuse programs avoid incarceration.
    Brad Henry: Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path.
    Frank Keating: Supports community sentencing in drug courts.
Education
    Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
    Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
    Jim Bridenstine: No federal standards; local control & spending.
    Brad Henry: Don't siphon resources from our classrooms.
    Andrew Rice: Shift emphasis away from punishing underperforming school.
    Frank Keating: More funding for schools and colleges.
    Frank Keating: Supported largest teacher pay raise in state history.
    Frank Keating: $80M in block grants to schools.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports increased funding for tribal colleges.
Energy & Oil
    Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
    T.W. Shannon: Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel.
    Mary Fallin: 20% reduction in energy use among state agencies by 2020.
    Jim Bridenstine: No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate.
    Andrew Rice: Opposes a windfall-profits tax.
    Andrew Rice: Invest in switchgrass and natural gas resources.
    Andrew Rice: Advocate for reduced carbon emissions.
Environment
    Andrew Rice: Global warming is real; our quality of life is at risk.
    Frank Keating: Regulate our precious environment because we love Oklahoma.
Families & Children
    T.W. Shannon: Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage.
Foreign Policy
    T.W. Shannon: Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights.
    Jim Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing".
Government Reform
    Matt Silverstein: Not a dime from any lobbyists in campaign donations.
    Rick Weiland: Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100.
    Matt Silverstein: Inhofe says he's for term limits, but was in for 26 years.
    Jim Bridenstine: First Amendment includes campaign spending.
    Andrew Rice: Most donations from individuals; most of Inhofe’s from PACs.
    Frank Keating: Attract people to Oklahoma to regain Congressional seat.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports increased party choices for voters.
Gun Control
    T.W. Shannon: Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the 2nd amendment's right-to-bear arms.
Health Care
    T.W. Shannon: ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk.
    Mary Fallin: Certified Healthy program; & website for health insurer info.
    Brad Henry: Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans.
    Andrew Rice: Pay doctors to proactively treat patients; end pay-per-test.
    Andrew Rice: Access to quality affordable health care for every American.
Homeland Security
    Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
    Jim Bridenstine: Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security.
    Andrew Rice: Shift defense resources from Iraq to destroying terrorists.
    Andrew Rice: Divest from terrorist states like we divested for apartheid.
    Andrew Rice: 9/11: Pressured US government to stay focused on terrorism.
    Andrew Rice: Fight to improve the veterans’ health care system.
    Andrew Rice: Conditions at Walter Reed Hospital are unacceptable.
    Andrew Rice: As 9/11 family, pressured Washington to focus on terrorism.
Immigration
    Joe Carr: Refugees cost millions in school & medical costs.
    Jim Bridenstine: Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves.
    Andrew Rice: Opposes Mexico Totalization Agreement & benefits to illegals.
Jobs
    Mary Fallin: 62,400 new jobs in our state; unemployment at 5.1%.
    Mary Fallin: Excessive worker's compensation is a barrier to growth.
    Frank Keating: Reform worker’s comp: administrative instead of court-based.
Local Issues
    Mary Fallin: $10M for renovation of the State Capitol.
    Mary Fallin: We survived Dust Bowl & Trail of Tears--and this recession.
Principles & Values
    T.W. Shannon: Will remain as Speaker during Senate primary.
    T.W. Shannon: "Recovering attorney" with JD from Oklahoma City University.
    T.W. Shannon: Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians.
    James Inhofe: Flying is his passion, but lost his son in plane accident.
    Andrew Rice: I pride myself on doing right, even if politically unpopular.
    Brad Carson: Coburn is a strong Christian man, a good family man.
    Tom Coburn: Carson is very bright, intellectually smart and advanced.
Social Security
    Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
    Jim Bridenstine: Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts.
    Andrew Rice: I support Social Security Notch reform.
    Andrew Rice: I support CPI-E for COLA Fairness.
    Andrew Rice: I do not support privatization in any form.
Tax Reform
    Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
    Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Way: best place for tax dollars is family's pockets.
    Jim Bridenstine: High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation.
    Jim Inhofe: Make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent.
    Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
    Andrew Rice: Has not supported a tax increase; does support investment.
    Andrew Rice: No tax increases in Oklahoma, but no tax cuts either.
    Frank Keating: Government spending is not the government’s money.
    Frank Keating: Lower state income tax rate from 6.75% to 3.75%.
    Frank Keating: Reduce and ultimately abolish the estate tax.
Technology
    T.W. Shannon: Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure.
    Mary Fallin: Focus on aerospace, energy, agriculture, biosciences, & STEM.
    Brad Henry: Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives.
    Frank Keating: Tax credits for stock options and R&D.
War & Peace
    Jim Bridenstine: Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict.
    Jim Bridenstine: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Andrew Rice: Implement an orderly redeployment of US troops in Iraq.
    Andrew Rice: Refocus on identifying and destroying terrorist cells.
    Andrew Rice: Force Bush to implement an orderly redeployment from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    T.W. Shannon: Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients.
    Andrew Rice: Our churches have engaged society to try to improve society.
    Frank Keating: Able-bodied people must stand on their own two feet.


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