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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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2008-2011 Mayoral State of the City addresses


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    from 2008-2011 Mayoral State of the City addresses (number of quotes indicated):
  • Annise Parker (4) Texas Mayor of Houston
  • Cory Booker (11) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Mark Begich (4) Democratic Jr Senator Alaska
  • Mike Bloomberg (7) New York Mayor of NYC
  • Phil Gordon (1) Arizona Mayor of Phoenix
  • Rocky Anderson (2) Utah Justice Party challenger for President
  • Rudy Giuliani (12) New York Former Mayor of NYC
  • Tom Menino (3) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Tom Menino: One-year wage freeze for city workers, so no service cuts.
    Mark Begich: Closed $33M budget gap without using one-time reserves.
    Cory Booker: Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes.
    Rocky Anderson: Persistent fiscal responsibility to balance budget.
    Rudy Giuliani: Economic development requires maintenance.
Corporations
    Cory Booker: Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance.
Crime
    Cory Booker: ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders.
    Mike Bloomberg: Educate prisoners: build more classrooms at Rikers Island.
    Rudy Giuliani: Home ownership decreases crime.
    Rudy Giuliani: Need DNA Lab to Combat Crime.
Drugs
    Cory Booker: Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession.
    Mark Begich: Prevent youth from trying the deadly drug methamphetamine.
Education
    Phil Gordon: City must partner with schools to assure excellence.
    Mike Bloomberg: Slash bureaucracy; reward principal & teacher excellence.
    Mike Bloomberg: End the shameful practice of social promotion.
    Rudy Giuliani: Privatize failing schools.
    Rudy Giuliani: Charter Schools create competition.
    Rudy Giuliani: Voucher program for New York City.
    Rudy Giuliani: Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests.
Energy & Oil
    Annise Parker: We are the #1 municipal purchaser of renewable energy.
    Cory Booker: Weatherize of 450 homes; free for seniors.
Environment
    Annise Parker: Inner city should have necklace of parks and greenbelts.
    Annise Parker: Rebuild Houston: tackle crumbling streets and drainage.
    Cory Booker: Work with Urban Environmental Institute on solar technology.
    Cory Booker: Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth.
Families & Children
    Rudy Giuliani: Child Protection should move toward permanent foster homes.
Gun Control
    Mike Bloomberg: Put the issue of illegal guns back on the national agenda.
Health Care
    Tom Menino: Health care is a right, not a privilege.
    Tom Menino: State should grant cities power to determine healthcare.
    Cory Booker: Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers.
    Mike Bloomberg: Ban trans-fats and replace with fruit & vegetable vendors.
Jobs
    Annise Parker: Hire Houston First: local workers from local companies.
    Mark Begich: Anchorage employment grew by 800 jobs since Jan. 2008.
    Cory Booker: Passed laws on prevailing wage & large-scale firings.
    Rudy Giuliani: Work is a good thing.
Principles & Values
    Cory Booker: I believe in Newark as the city of opportunity.
Tax Reform
    Mike Bloomberg: $400 property tax rebate to all homeowners.
Technology
    Mark Begich: Invest in Port of Anchorage & pedestrian-friendly downtown.
    Mike Bloomberg: Wireless network for better NYPD and NYFD communications.
    Rudy Giuliani: No privacy concerns with DNA-like fingerprinting.
War & Peace
    Rocky Anderson: Invasion and occupation of Iraq is unjustified.
Welfare & Poverty
    Cory Booker: Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit.
    Rudy Giuliani: Welfare offices as job centers.
    Rudy Giuliani: The homeless need special attention: reach out & help.


The above quotations are from 2008-2011 Mayoral State of the City addresses.

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