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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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Gubernatorial 2008 Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2008 Political Courage Test (number of quotes indicated):
  • Joe Pennacchio (10) Republican challenger (2008) New Jersey
  • John Hoeven (2) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Mitch Daniels (16) Indiana Former Republican Governor (2005-2013)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mitch Daniels: No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells.
    Mitch Daniels: Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger.
    Joe Pennacchio: Abortion only for rape, incest, or maternal life.
Civil Rights
    Mitch Daniels: No same-sex marriage nor civil unions.
    Mitch Daniels: No affirmative action in public college admissions.
    Joe Pennacchio: DOMA instead of same-sex marriage.
    Joe Pennacchio: No general affirmative action in state decisions.
Corporations
    Mitch Daniels: Reduce corporate income tax; cut and cap property tax.
Crime
    Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty.
    Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives.
    Joe Pennacchio: Supports the death penalty.
    Joe Pennacchio: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Drugs
    Joe Pennacchio: Strengthen penalties for meth & other drug offenses.
Education
    John Hoeven: Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Support vouchers for public schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Use lottery revenue for free college tuition for two years.
    Mitch Daniels: Voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mitch Daniels: Support clean coal as well as alternative energy.
    Joe Pennacchio: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
Government Reform
    Mitch Daniels: No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions.
    Joe Pennacchio: Limit all types of contributions, but not spending.
Gun Control
    Mitch Daniels: No background checks; no licenses; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Mitch Daniels: Tort reform; sue HMOs; no guarantees.
    Mitch Daniels: INShape plan: insure 130,000 uninsured Hoosiers.
    Joe Pennacchio: Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility.
Immigration
    John Hoeven: State & locals cops should enforce federal immigration laws.
Technology
    Mitch Daniels: Supports internet sales tax.
Welfare & Poverty
    Joe Pennacchio: Redirect welfare to faith-based organizations.


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  • Joe Pennacchio Republican challenger (2008) New Jersey
  • John Hoeven North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Mitch Daniels Indiana Former Republican Governor (2005-2013)

The above quotations are from Gubernatorial 2008 Political Courage Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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