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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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FactCheck.org analysis of 2010 political speeches

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    from 2010 FactCheck.org (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (5) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Bob McDonnell (3) Virginia Republican Governor
  • Dwight Eisenhower (2)
  • Harry S Truman (2)
  • Martha Coakley (2) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Scott Brown (5) Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

FactCheck.org analyses the veracity of statements made during political races. OnTheIssues.org summarizes two sets of analyses:
1. From debates and public speeches
2. From TV & radio advertisements

Following is the self-description of how FactCheck.org works:

    [FactCheck.org is] a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

    The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

    The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.

-- Jesse Gordon, jesse@OnTheIssues.org, November 2010
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Martha Coakley: AdWatch: Brown denied contraception to rape victims.
    Scott Brown: 2005: Conscience-based opt out of post-rape contraception.
    Scott Brown: Provide info about emergency contraception to rape victims.
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Obama's estimate of $8T deficit is closer to $3T.
    Bob McDonnell: FactCheck: No, Obama won't double debt; only 55% increase.
    Bob McDonnell: FactCheck: Yes, federal debt is over $100,000 per household.
    Scott Brown: AdWatch: $2 trillion spending spree puts us deeper in debt.
    Scott Brown: No new regulation of the financial markets.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Many steps until companies can bankroll elections.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, set up first reverse-revolving door policy.
Health Care
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Obama's estimate of $1T saved is closer to $132B.
    Dwight Eisenhower: FactCheck: Operation Wetback deported 2.1M Mexicans, not 13M.
    Dwight Eisenhower: 1955: Mexican border "secured" after Operation Wetback.
    Harry S Truman: FactCheck: 3.4M "voluntarily" deported but not to make jobs.
    Harry S Truman: Everyone suffers from the presence of illegal immigrants.
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: Obama's estimate of 2M jobs saved is closer to 1M.
Principles & Values
    Bob McDonnell: FactCheck: No, Thomas Jefferson was a Democrat.
Tax Reform
    Martha Coakley: AdWatch: Get taxes up from more employment, not tax increase.
    Scott Brown: 15 percent across the board tax cut.

The above quotations are from FactCheck.org analysis of 2010 political speeches.

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