Profiles In Courage For Our Time,
by Caroline Kennedy
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Hilda Solis: Affirmative action empowers disadvantaged communities.
John Lewis: Arrested and jailed 40 times as civil rights leader.
John Lewis: As child, petitioned to get library card when denied by race.
John Lewis: Beating while Alabama march leader sparked Voting Rights Act.
John Lewis: Called "square" for not smoking marijuana in 1960s.
Hilda Solis: 1984: First elective office: Board of Community College.
Hilda Solis: 1992: Won State Assembly race focusing on education.
Hilda Solis: Profile in Courage award for environmental justice.
Hilda Solis: 1990s: At forefront of environmental justice movement.
Hilda Solis: 1995: Enviro justice bill passed CA Congress, but vetoed.
Hilda Solis: Proudest achievement: San Gabriel Conservancy.
John McCain: Profile in Courage award for preserving integrity of system.
Russell Feingold: Profile in Courage award for preserving integrity of system.
John McCain: McCain-Feingold is latest in line of 200 years of CFR.
John McCain: Infuriates fellow senators by battling pork-barrel spending.
John McCain: Reform called incumbent protection, but fought by incumbents.
Russell Feingold: McCain-Feingold is latest in line of 200 years of CFR.
Russell Feingold: 1998: "Unilaterally disarmed" by forgoing soft money.
Russell Feingold: Viewed as moralizer by Senate colleagues, for pushing reform.
Russell Feingold: Call the Bank Roll: List donations prior to Senate votes.
Bill Clinton: 1993: First visited Vietnam memorial with veteran Sen.McCain.
Hilda Solis: Disproportionate number of minorities are casualties of war.
John McCain: Accused in 2000 SC primary of ignoring veterans' groups.
John McCain: 1993: Led effort to normalize relations with Vietnam.
Russell Feingold: 1994: Led unsuccessful fight to cut aircraft carrier funding.
Russell Feingold: 2001: Sole senate vote opposing anti-terrorist legislation.
Hilda Solis: 1996: Passed CA initiative to raise minimum wage to $5.75/hr.
Principles & Values|
Caroline Kennedy: Awards "Profiles in Courage" for acting on principle.
Gerald Ford: Pardoned Nixon under almost universally condemnation.
David Beasley: Removed GA Confederate flag knowing it might cost election.
David Beasley: 1994: Promised to keep Confederate flag; 1998: Removed it.
Gerald Ford: 1974: Pardoned Nixon to "end our long national nightmare".
Gerald Ford: Told 8 days prior to resignation that Nixon would resign.
Gerald Ford: Cites Supreme Court decision: accepting pardon imputes guilt.
Gerald Ford: Preserved White House tapes, despite requests from Nixon.
Gerald Ford: 1976: I tried to restore shattered confidence in democracy.
Hilda Solis: 1994: First Latina elected to California Senate.
Jim Hodges: 1994: Won election when Beasley reneged on Confederate flag.
John McCain: Reputation of volcanic temper shared even within GOP.
Richard Nixon: Offered deal to Ford on resignation, but Ford declined.
Richard Nixon: Words can't describe my regret at my mistakes over Watergate.
Richard Nixon: Sought possession of White House tapes after resignation.
Roy Barnes: Removed SC Confederate flag knowing it might cost election.
Roy Barnes: Confederate flag was barrier to GA's future prosperity.
Sonny Perdue: 2001: Won election on central issue of Confederate flag.
The above quotations are from Profiles In Courage For Our Time,
by Caroline Kennedy.
Books by and about Cabinet Members:
- Between Worlds, by Gov. Bill Richardson, Secretary of Commerce-designee
- Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis, by Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of Health & Human Services-designee
- Dreams from My Father:, by Sen. Barack Obama, President-elect
- It Takes A Village, by Sen. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State-designee
- Leading by Example, by Gov. Bill Richardson, Secretary of Commerce-designee
- Like No Other Time: The Two Years That Changed America, by Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of Health & Human Services-designee
- Living History, by Sen. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State-designee
- Profiles In Courage For Our Time, by Caroline Kennedy, including chapter on Rep. Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor-designee
- Promises to Keep, by Sen. Joe Biden, Vice President-elect
- The Audacity of Hope, by Sen. Barack Obama, President-elect
- No Higher Honor, by Condoleezza Rice (2011)
- My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me, by Condoleezza Rice (2012)
- The Plan: Big Ideas for Change in America, by Rahm Emanuel
- The Thumpin': How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to Be Ruthless, by Naftali Bendavid; profiling Rep. Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff
- For the Record, by Treasury Secretary Donald T. Regan