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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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Speeches to Conservative Political Action 2013 Conference

Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY., won this year's Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll. His father Ron Paul won the CPAC straw vote in two previous years.

ContenderPoll result
Sen. Rand Paul (KY)25%
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) 23%
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) 8%
Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)7%
Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) 6%
Gov. Scott Walker (WI) 5%
Dr. Ben Carson4%
Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) 4%
Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA) 3%
Former Gov. Sarah Palin (AK)3%

The snapshot above was one highlight of the CPAC convention: Sarah Palin publicly drank a "Big Gulp" to protest NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempted ban on Big Gulps and other large soft drinks. Her speech excerpts and others below....

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Marco Rubio: I believe in protecting life but I'm not a chauvinist.
Budget & Economy
    Bobby Jindal: Replace "obsession with zeroes" with growth strategy.
    Sarah Palin: No budget for 4 years? No budget is no leadership.
    Rand Paul: We cannot continue to borrow $50,000 per second.
    Rand Paul: Sequester doesn't cut spending; it just slows rate of growth.
    Marco Rubio: The banks caused the mortgage crisis and we bailed them out.
    Ben Carson: Education worked for me; don't throw young people away.
Foreign Policy
    Marco Rubio: The China Dream is to surpass America as world leader.
Government Reform
    Bobby Jindal: If it's worth doing, then block-grant it to the states.
    Allen West: Constitution should control the government, not the people.
Gun Control
    Sarah Palin: Gun laws just take away the good guys' freedom.
Health Care
    Ben Carson: Health savings account from birth; teach poor responsibility.
Homeland Security
    Rand Paul: 13-hour filibuster against drone strikes targeting Americans.
    Rand Paul: Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President.
    Donald Trump: Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission.
    Sarah Palin: 8% unemployment rate doesn't tell the story of the pain.
Principles & Values
    Ben Carson: Not running for office, but God may call on me.
    Ben Carson: End the "war on God".
    Bobby Jindal: Dems are for government expansion & economic contraction.
    Sarah Palin: Don't rebrand the party; rebuild the country.
    Jeb Bush: GOP must stop being the party of 'anti' everything.
    Jeb Bush: We need to be the party of inclusion and acceptance.
    Mitt Romney: We lost the election, but we haven't lost our way.
    Tim Scott: We in America are a conservative nation.
Social Security
    Donald Trump: Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections.
Tax Reform
    Bobby Jindal: Simplify our complicated tax code by blowing it up.
    Ben Carson: Bible endorses flat tax--10% tithing.
    Marco Rubio: Information age has changed world; people have not changed.
War & Peace
    Donald Trump: Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Carson: Charities better at providing for needy than the government.
    Jeb Bush: If you're born poor, the odds are stacked against you.

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