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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2010 Governor's State of the State speeches

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    from 2010 Governor's State of the State speeches (number of quotes indicated):
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (6) California Former Republican Governor (2003-2010)
  • Bill Richardson (5) New Mexico Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) and Cabinet Sec'y
  • Bob McDonnell (3) Virginia Republican Governor
  • Brad Henry (5) Oklahoma Previously Democratic Governor
  • Dave Freudenthal (8) Wyoming Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • David Paterson (4) New York Former Democratic Governor (2008-2010)
  • Deval Patrick (2) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Donald Carcieri (9) Rhode Island Previous Republican Governor
  • Ed Rendell (7) Pennsylvania Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Gary Herbert (8) Utah Republican Governor
  • Jan Brewer (8) Arizona Republican Governor
  • Jim Gibbons (5) Nevada Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Joe Manchin III (5) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • Mark Parkinson (7) Kansas Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010)
  • Mark Sanford (3) South Carolina Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Mitch Daniels (4) Indiana Former Republican Governor (2005-2013)
  • Pat Quinn (14) Illinois Democratic Governor
  • Phil Bredesen (3) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Sean Parnell (10) Alaska Republican Governor
  • Sonny Perdue (3) Georgia USDA Secretary
  • Tim Pawlenty (3) Minnesota Republican challenger and previous Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Dave Freudenthal: Remain fiscally conservative without dipping into savings.
    Brad Henry: Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue.
    Phil Bredesen: Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget.
    Donald Carcieri: We cannot sustain the present level of spending.
    Deval Patrick: Closed $9 billion budget gap.
    Sean Parnell: Enforce budget discipline and invest for our future.
    Bill Richardson: Hiring freeze & 7% budget cut in state agencies.
    Joe Manchin III: CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode.
    Jan Brewer: $5B budget deficit is wrong; right is doing the hard things.
    Mark Parkinson: Constitutionally require set-aside for emergency fund.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Painful spending cuts & temporary tax increases were needed.
    David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
Civil Rights
    Bill Richardson: Extend Domestic Partnership rights as anti-discrimination.
    Mark Parkinson: Embrace diversity rather than rejecting new citizens.
    David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
    Tim Pawlenty: Reduce business tax from 3rd highest corporate tax rate.
    Ed Rendell: We have grown our economy by cutting business taxes.
    Donald Carcieri: Regulatory Review Task Force to reclaim business revolution.
    Mark Sanford: Cut corporate income tax by raising cigarette tax.
    David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
    Ed Rendell: Fund education well, and we can cut incarceration costs.
    Dave Freudenthal: $50M for separate facilities for juveniles.
    Sean Parnell: Fill public safety officer & trooper vacancies.
    Joe Manchin III: Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders.
    Pat Quinn: Alternative sentencing for low-level non-violent offenders.
    Pat Quinn: Sold unused state prison to federal prison agency.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Allow private prisons to compete, to spend less on prisons.
    Brad Henry: Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path.
    Dave Freudenthal: Base cuts on valuation of projects, & keep building schools.
    Jim Gibbons: Empower local school boards and parents.
    Jim Gibbons: End cookie-cutter approach & end union influence.
    Brad Henry: Don't siphon resources from our classrooms.
    Phil Bredesen: New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher.
    Donald Carcieri: Strong advocate of expanding Charter Schools.
    Gary Herbert: Continue to increase funding for public schools.
    Sean Parnell: Performance Scholarship: fund tuition for good H.S. grades.
    Mitch Daniels: Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools.
    Joe Manchin III: $540 million in ongoing school construction.
    Pat Quinn: Race to the Top: Invest in elementary & secondary education.
    Sonny Perdue: Tie teacher pay to student achievement.
    Jan Brewer: We lead in school choice: district, private, or charter.
    Mark Parkinson: World-class public school system is investment in future.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Until now, children were trapped in low-performing schools.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Rendell: 18% of retail electricity from clean and renewable resources.
    Ed Rendell: Focus on win-win efforts: stem global warming & create jobs.
    Dave Freudenthal: We have doubled the take-away capacity of natural gas.
    Jim Gibbons: Build facilities to generate solar, wind & geothermal power.
    Donald Carcieri: Make R.I. the leader in development of offshore wind power.
    Gary Herbert: Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture.
    Gary Herbert: No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah.
    Sean Parnell: Strike balance between ocean protection and oil production.
    Sean Parnell: Outer Continental Shelf will create 35,000 jobs and $72B.
    Bill Richardson: Green Jobs Cabinet: lead renewable energy export.
    Mitch Daniels: Make IN a leader in electric vehicles & solar power industry.
    Joe Manchin III: Stand up for our coal miners and their families.
    Pat Quinn: $400M for IL as center of Midwestern high-speed rail network.
    Pat Quinn: Invest in both clean coal and wind power.
    Jan Brewer: Bring top solar manufacturers to Arizona with tax incentives.
    Mark Parkinson: Bring wind farms and green jobs to Kansas.
    Dave Freudenthal: One year moratorium on eminent domain for wind power-lines.
    Sean Parnell: Feds misuse ESA listings to delay resource development.
    Pat Quinn: Leave no child inside.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: $11B for water bonds to invest in future water flow.
Families & Children
    Mitch Daniels: Nothing more contemptible than failing to pay child support.
Free Trade
    Bob McDonnell: Compete more vigorously to attract jobs from abroad.
    Mark Parkinson: Export planes, energy, & wheat to China, India, & Brazil.
Government Reform
    Jim Gibbons: 6% salary reductions for all state workers.
    Donald Carcieri: Reduce our reliance on government.
    Gary Herbert: Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less.
    Gary Herbert: Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest.
    Mark Sanford: End unlimited and undisclosed campaign donations.
    Mark Sanford: Change rules of governorship and state officers.
    Bill Richardson: Whistleblower protections, & ban corporate donations.
    Joe Manchin III: Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races.
    Pat Quinn: Limits on campaign contributions and much more disclosure.
    Sonny Perdue: Make government more responsive, efficient, & value-driven.
    David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
Health Care
    Dave Freudenthal: Health reform is not creeping socialism; let's try a pilot.
    Brad Henry: Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans.
    Gary Herbert: Increase transparency, access, and choice.
    Sean Parnell: Federal health care legislation diminishes our freedom.
    Pat Quinn: Independent review of denial of care by insurance companies.
    Pat Quinn: Allow women of color & low-income access to mammograms.
    Sonny Perdue: $70M for moral obligation to serve those with disabilities.
    Jan Brewer: We don't want federal help; sue to remain independent.
    Mark Parkinson: Enact a real public smoking ban.
Homeland Security
    Dave Freudenthal: $1.9M for Military Assistance Trust Fund.
    Donald Carcieri: Gratitude to armed forces for defending our freedoms.
    Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve.
    Sean Parnell: Revenue bonds for Veteran's Housing Loan Program.
    Pat Quinn: Supports the Illinois Military Family Relief Trust Fund.
    Jan Brewer: Name Arizona as training site for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
    Jan Brewer: Feds refuse to pay for costs of illegal immigration.
    Tim Pawlenty: Jobs Creation Bill: R&D tax credit; 20% corporate tax cut.
    Ed Rendell: Pass Work Sharing legislation: part-time unemployment.
    Donald Carcieri: Americans' top priority: put people back to work.
    Pat Quinn: I want to be the "Building Governor".
    Jan Brewer: Governor's Jobs Cabinet: un-shackle job creators.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: $500M jobs package, plus $10K homebuyer tax credits.
Local Issues
    Deval Patrick: Saved $250M by abolishing the Turnpike Authority.
Principles & Values
    Bob McDonnell: Create a Commonwealth of Opportunity for all Virginians.
Social Security
    Dave Freudenthal: $48M for state retirement fund, but employees must pay more.
Tax Reform
    Tim Pawlenty: Get Minnesota out of the top ten states in taxes.
    Ed Rendell: Eliminate 74 exemptions & reduce sales tax from 6% to 4%.
    Jim Gibbons: No new taxes and no expansion of state government.
    Donald Carcieri: Property tax increases can be avoided.
    Gary Herbert: Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens.
    Sean Parnell: Suspend the state motor fuel tax since we have enough money.
    Bill Richardson: Any tax increase must expire in 3 years or less.
    Mitch Daniels: Raising taxes is the worst thing possible in a recession.
    Bob McDonnell: I will veto any bill or budget which raises taxes.
    Pat Quinn: Shift from property tax to taxing ability to pay.
    Jan Brewer: Increase tax revenue now; pro-growth tax cuts later.
    Mark Parkinson: Raise cigarette and sales tax to meet $400M budget gap.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Our economy is 21st century & our tax system is 20th century.
    Brad Henry: Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives.
    Phil Bredesen: Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center.
    Donald Carcieri: The new I-Way connects life-science academics with research.
    Sean Parnell: $500M capital budget for 5-year infrastructure plan.
    Pat Quinn: Ban texting while driving.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ed Rendell: Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps.
    Pat Quinn: Maintain human services even during the Great Recession.

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