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Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values and His Vision, by Lisa Ray Turner and Kimberly Field
Real Change, by Speaker Newt Gingrich
The Revolution: A Manifesto, by Ron Paul, published April 2008
Tim Pawlenty: The Sam's Club Republican, by J. A. McClure
The Audacity of Hope,
by Sen. Barack Obama (D, IL)
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, by Joe Biden
The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump
Do the Right Thing, by Mike Huckabee
Leadership, autobiography by Rudolph Giuliani
America by Heart, by Sarah Palin
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Second Bush-Kerry debate, Town Hall format, Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri
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from Second Bush-Kerry debate (number of quotes indicated):
- George W. Bush (36)
- John Kerry (40)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
George W. Bush: Prefers strict constructionists, like overturning Dred Scott.
George W. Bush: Not going to spend taxpayers' money on abortion.
George W. Bush: First president to fund embryonic stem cell research.
George W. Bush: Kerry voted no on partial-birth abortion ban.
John Kerry: Bush allows the destruction of life up to a certain amount.
John Kerry: Against partial-birth abortion but there are exceptions.
John Kerry: Embryos used in stem cell research are not from abortions.
John Kerry: Supreme Court justices should be able to make good decisions.
John Kerry: We cannot force people to share our faith.
Budget & Economy|
George W. Bush: Kerry is not credible as a fiscal conservative.
George W. Bush: Haven't vetoed any spending bills because we work together.
George W. Bush: Kerry will not be able to pay for $2.2T in new spending.
John Kerry: Bush's $2.2T figures are put together by a biased group.
John Kerry: Bush has driven up the biggest deficits in US history.
John Kerry: Restore pay-as-you-go rule that Bush broke.
George W. Bush: Patriot Act does not water down civil liberties.
John Kerry: The Patriot Act has been used to abuse people's rights.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Bush indeed is half-owner of timber company.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry plan affects 471,000 companies, not 900,000.
George W. Bush: Kerry will tax small businesses.
John Kerry: 96% of small businesses not affected by my tax plan.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush never promised to fully fund NCLB.
John Kerry: Fully fund No Child Left Behind.
Energy & Oil|
George W. Bush: The Kyoto Treaty would have cost America a lot of jobs.
John Kerry: The Kyoto Treaty was flawed but could be fixed.
George W. Bush: Proposed different measures to improve the environment.
John Kerry: The Clear Skies bill is Orwellian and makes things worse.
George W. Bush: Allies are dealing with Iran and North Korea with America.
George W. Bush: Other nations are sacrificing with us.
George W. Bush: Made unpopular decisions for great American values.
John Kerry: Missouri would be the third largest country in "coalition".
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Only 19% of poor seniors use Drug Discount cards.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Frivolous lawsuits do not cost government $28B.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry's plan doesn't put bureaucrats in control.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush's plan yields $13B for big pharma, not $139B.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Kerry's plan covers 92%, not 100% of Americans.
George W. Bush: We got Medicare reform done.
George W. Bush: Double the NIH budget to $28 billion.
George W. Bush: Make sure the drugs from Canada cure and don't kill you.
George W. Bush: Kerry's healthcare plan will ruin the quality of healthcare.
John Kerry: Choose your doctor and your healthcare plan.
John Kerry: Bush said in 2000 that re-importation from Canada was OK.
John Kerry: Lawsuits contribute less than 1% of all healthcare costs.
John Kerry: Bush chose a tax cut over health care.
George W. Bush: We've tripled the homeland security budget.
George W. Bush: We are not going to have a draft.
John Kerry: Military is overextended and there's a backdoor draft.
John Kerry: Need the best intelligence and cooperation to make us safe.
John Kerry: Our container ports, bridges, & plants are not secure.
John Kerry: FactCheck: 0.6M jobs lost under Bush, not 1.6M.
George W. Bush: To keep jobs in US, develop energy and keep taxes low.
John Kerry: End tax incentives for companies to move jobs abroad.
John Kerry: Can't stop all outsourcing, but can level the playing field.
Principles & Values|
George W. Bush: Iraqi war and tax cuts were not mistakes.
George W. Bush: Cut taxes on everybody.
John Kerry: Enron received $254 million after the Bush tax cut.
John Kerry: More tax cut for all people earning less than the $200,000.
John Kerry: Pledges not to raise taxes on earnings under $200,000.
War & Peace|
John Kerry: FactCheck: Shinseki retirement was pushed but not forced.
George W. Bush: Bush rejected NATO's suggestion to help training in Iraq.
George W. Bush: Sent a $87 billion bill that gives troops equipment.
George W. Bush: The war on terror includes invading Iraq.
George W. Bush: Saddam was a unique threat because of the potential WMD.
George W. Bush: Saddam wanted to restart his weapons programs.
George W. Bush: UN sanctions were not effective at removing Saddam.
George W. Bush: Other nations will not risk troops in a war called a mistake.
George W. Bush: Had the right plan with the right troops level invading Iraq.
John Kerry: Would have given Clinton the power to use force if necessary.
John Kerry: UN sanctions were to remove the WMD, not Saddam.
John Kerry: The right war was Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan.
John Kerry: Bush's job was to win the peace, not just the war.
John Kerry: The $87 billion bill gives a slush fund to Halliburton.
John Kerry: Iraqi war is a catastrophic mistake.
John Kerry: Bush rushed to war without having a plan to win the peace.
John Kerry: Reach out to our allies to deal with the chaos in Iraq.
John Kerry: We have trained many and are spending a lot in Iraq.
The above quotations are from Second Bush-Kerry debate, Town Hall format, Oct. 8, 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Biographies of past presidents:
- President George W. Bush
- Decision Points, by George W. Bush
- A Charge to Keep, by George W. Bush
- President Bill Clinton
- Back to Work, by Pres. Bill Clinton
- The Agenda, by Bob Woodward
- President George H. W. Bush
- All the Best, My Life in Letters, by George Bush Sr.
- The Family, (the Bushes) by Kitty Kelley
- William & Mary Environmental Law Review, by Cameron Lynch
- President Ronald Reagan
- Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan, by Edmund Morris
- Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation, by Pres. Ronald Reagan
- President Jimmy Carter
- An Hour Before Daylight, by Jimmy Carter
- Jimmy Who?: biography of Jimmy Carter
- President Gerald Ford
- Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate,by Bob Woodward
- A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford
- President Richard Nixon
- Seize the Moment, by Richard Nixon
- The Watergate Transcripts, by The Washington Post
- President Lyndon Johnson
- The Passage of Power, by Robert Caro
- Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, by Michael Beschloss
- President John F. Kennedy
- Profiles In Courage, by John F. Kennedy
- A Nation of Immigrants, by John F. Kennedy
- Kennedy & Nixon, by Chris Matthews
- 1000 Days, by Arthur Schlesinger
- President Dwight Eisenhower
- Waging Peace, by Dwight Eisenhower
- Ike and Dick, by Jeffrey Frank
- President Harry Truman
- Plain Speaking, by Merle Miller
- Wit & Wisdom of Harry Truman, by Ralph Keyes