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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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Third Bush-Kerry debate, on domestic policy, Oct. 13, 2004, in Tempe Arizona
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from Third Bush-Kerry debate (number of quotes indicated):
- George W. Bush (40)
- John Kerry (43)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
George W. Bush: No litmus test except interpretation of the Constitution.
George W. Bush: Partial birth abortion is a brutal practice to be banned.
John Kerry: No undoing Constitutional rights, including right of choice.
John Kerry: Cannot change Roe v. Wade because of my own faith.
Budget & Economy|
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush spent $236B surplus, not $5.6T surplus.
George W. Bush: Pay-as-you-go means you pay, he goes and spends.
George W. Bush: The middle class will have to fill the Kerry tax gap.
John Kerry: Restore pay-as-you-go for fiscal discipline.
John Kerry: Shown exactly how to pay for every plan I've laid out.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush DID meet with Congressional Black Caucus.
George W. Bush: Help minority business by unbundling government contracts.
George W. Bush: Minorities benefit from good climate for small business.
George W. Bush: Don't know whether homosexuality is a choice.
George W. Bush: We shouldn't change our views on the sanctity of marriage.
John Kerry: Help minority business by small business set-aside programs.
John Kerry: Cheney's daughter, a lesbian, would say gay is not a choice.
John Kerry: The Constitution calls for same-sex partnership rights.
John Kerry: We need to hold on to equal pay for women.
John Kerry: The President must reach out to help end discrimination.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Bush increased Pell Grants, but not as promised.
George W. Bush: Only a liberal would say 49% more funding isn't enough.
George W. Bush: Reading is the new civil right.
George W. Bush: We've increased Pell Grants by a million students.
George W. Bush: Community college provides the skills to people to fill jobs.
John Kerry: People qualify for Pell Grants because they don't have money.
John Kerry: Bush's cut the Pell Grants and the Perkins Loans for college.
John Kerry: Bush broke promise to pay for No Child Left Behind.
George W. Bush: Kerry wants a global test while I will be resolute.
George W. Bush: Won't allow foreigners to make national security decisions.
John Kerry: No nation will ever have a veto over us.
John Kerry: The President deceived the people with this war.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry authored 7 bills, not 5 that Bush claims.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Kerry passed more than 5 bills, but less than 56.
George W. Bush: Make America safer by prosecuting criminals with guns.
John Kerry: Country less safe-terrorists can now buy assault weapons.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: British blocked flu vaccine, not Bush.
John Kerry: FactCheck: Kerry's plan covers 95% of Americans, not 100%.
George W. Bush: Kerry's health care plan is an empty promise.
George W. Bush: Veterans are getting very good health care.
George W. Bush: I haven't gotten a flu shot, and I don't intend to.
George W. Bush: Flu vaccine shortage from litigation worries.
George W. Bush: Lack of market forces and lawsuits increase healthcare costs.
George W. Bush: The US healthcare system is the envy of the world.
George W. Bush: Kerry introduced some 300 bills and he's passed five.
John Kerry: Passed 56 individual bills that I've personally written.
John Kerry: Flu vaccine failure means system is failing US families.
John Kerry: Health care plan is not an empty promise and provide choice.
John Kerry: Bush has turned his back on the wellness of America.
John Kerry: Bush blocked drugs importation and Medicare bulk purchasing.
John Kerry: Kerry's healthcare plan lets people choose their plan.
John Kerry: Covering more people can lower health costs in many ways.
John Kerry: Bush hasn't fully funded the VA hospitals and Medicare.
George W. Bush: Temporary workers ok, but no amnesty.
George W. Bush: A time-limited worker card for the illegal immigrants.
George W. Bush: Don't believe we ought to have amnesty.
John Kerry: A guest-worker program alone won't solve the problem.
John Kerry: Temporary workers ok, and earned amnesty ok.
George W. Bush: Education is the best way to create jobs.
John Kerry: Bush could make an impact on the loss of jobs.
John Kerry: Bush cut job training money and ignored the unemployed.
John Kerry: Many things can be done to control jobs loss and outsourcing.
Principles & Values|
George W. Bush: Faith shapes his principles, which shape his policies.
John Kerry: We need to do more to link good work with faith.
John Kerry: My faith affects everything that I do.
George W. Bush: Let young people use personal retirement savings accounts.
George W. Bush: Social Security privatization will keep the system solvent.
John Kerry: Personal retirement accounts are an invitation to disaster.
John Kerry: Social Security privatization will cost $2 trillion more.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Kerry voted to increase taxes 39 times, not 98.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Most of Bush tax cut went to top 10%.
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Wealthy pay 63% of taxes, not 80%.
George W. Bush: Now the tax code is fairer after the tax cut.
George W. Bush: Kerry voted to increase taxes 98 times.
John Kerry: I supported or voted for tax cuts over 600 times.
John Kerry: The middle class has seen their tax burden go up under Bush.
John Kerry: Support the part of Bush's tax cut given to the middle class.
War & Peace|
George W. Bush: FactCheck: Bush DID say he was not concerned about Osama.
George W. Bush: War on Terror is not about intelligence and law enforcement.
George W. Bush: Guard eager to go to Iraq-relief will come from Iraqi troops.
John Kerry: Focus on the real war on terror and find bin Laden.
John Kerry: Relieve troops by adding divisions and use Guard in US.
Welfare & Poverty|
George W. Bush: I would have increased the minimum wage.
John Kerry: It's long overdue time to raise the minimum wage.
The above quotations are from Third Bush-Kerry debate, on domestic policy, Oct. 13, 2004, in Tempe Arizona.
Biographies of past presidents:
- President George W. Bush
- The Faith of George W. Bush, by Stephen Mansfield
- Decision Points, by George W. Bush
- The Blair Years, by Alistair Campbell
- A Charge to Keep, by George W. Bush
- President Bill Clinton
- Behind the Oval Office, by Dick Morris
- Back to Work, by Pres. Bill Clinton
- The Agenda, by Bob Woodward
- State of the Union, "Report Card" on Bill Clinton
- President George H. W. Bush
- All the Best, My Life in Letters, by George Bush Sr.
- The Family, (the Bushes) by Kitty Kelley
- President Ronald Reagan
- Dutch, a Memoir of Ronald Reagan, by Edmund Morris
- 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
- President Richard Nixon
- The Real War, by Richard Nixon
- Seize the Moment, by Richard Nixon
- Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft, by James Humes
- The Watergate Transcripts, by The Washington Post
- President Lyndon Johnson
- The Passage of Power, by Robert Caro
- The Lyndon Johnson Story, by Booth Mooney
- Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, by Eric F. Goldman
- A Very Human President (LBJ biography), by Jack Valenti
- Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, by Michael Beschloss
- President John F. Kennedy
- Profiles In Courage, by John F. Kennedy
- The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America, by Chris Matthews
- Kennedy, the Classic Biography, by Ted Sorensen
- A Question of Character, A life of JFK, by Thomas Reeves
- A Nation of Immigrants, by John F. Kennedy
- William & Mary Environmental Law Review, by Cameron Lynch