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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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"The Fact Checker" by Michael Dobbs, GovWatch Archive, in the Washington Post


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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Obama’s “present” votes were a requested strategy.
    John McCain: GovWatch: 1999: Don’t force women to have illegal operations.
    Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 2002: “preserve & protect” right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    John McCain: GovWatch: Specified cuts are $10B, not $100B.
Civil Rights
    Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 1994: Favored gays serving openly in military.
    Mitt Romney: GovWatch: Father supported MLK, but never marched with him.
Crime
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: No, more young black men in college than in prison.
Education
    Mike Gravel: GovWatch: Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but not dumber.
Energy & Oil
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: $150B for electric car batteries & new technology.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Supports nuclear power if it’s clean & safe.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Opposes Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste storage.
    John McCain: AdWatch: Obama is the “Dr. No” of energy security.
    John McCain: GovWatch: No, Obama supported $150B in energy innovation.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030.
    John McCain: AdWatch: Realistic climate plan that clashes with GOP.
    John McCain: End moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Yes, his cap-and-trade bill is mandatory.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Favors wind & solar in ad; favors nuclear in bills.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Gas tax cut goes to oil companies, not consumers.
    Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Gas tax holiday saves $8B; but that’s 64 cents/day.
    John McCain: GovWatch: 2003: Ethanol doesn’t increase energy independence.
Environment
    John McCain: GovWatch: Voted for one Congressional Katrina investigation.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: AdWatch: I opt out of broken public campaign finance system.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Promised public financing, and then retreated.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: No, McCain & RNC don’t get much money from PACs.
    Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 1994: advocated spending limit on elections.
Gun Control
    Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 1994: did not “line up with the NRA”.
Homeland Security
    John McCain: Applying habeas to Guantanamo let 30 terrorists attack US.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Only 13 Gitmo recidivists & none attacked US.
Immigration
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Anti-immigrants fuel xenophobia, but 45% increase.
    Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 2005: Called comprehensive reform “reasonable”.
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: “Worked his way thru college” meant 2 summer jobs.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Wears flag pin to deflect anti-patriotism critics.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: never a Muslim, but school listed him as Muslim.
    Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Maybe won popular vote, but only delegates count.
    John McCain: GovWatch: 2002: Religious Right are “agents of intolerance”.
    John McCain: GovWatch: No, Constitution says we’re not a Christian nation.
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: didn’t vote to raise taxes 94 times; at most 54.
    John McCain: GovWatch: 2001: against tax cut that went to rich.
    Ron Paul: GovWatch: Zero income tax reverts to 1990 budget, not 2000.
War & Peace
    Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Withdrawal in 60 days has no timetable to finish.
Welfare & Poverty
    Barack Obama: AdWatch: Fought for workers from college thru Senate.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Welfare laws he “passed” were federally mandated.


The above quotations are from "The Fact Checker" by Michael Dobbs, GovWatch Archive, in the Washington Post.

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