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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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Fox News Sunday interviews during 2013
(Chris Wallace interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races)

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    from Fox News Sunday interviews during 2013 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Carson (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Chris Christie (2) New Jersey Republican Governor
  • Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Jeb Bush (2) Florida Republican Governor
  • John Cornyn (1) Republican Sr Senator Texas
  • Jon Cornyn (1)
  • Lindsey Graham (3) Republican Sr Senator South Carolina
  • Liz Cheney (7) Republican Challenger Wyoming
  • Marco Rubio (2) Republican Senator (FL)
  • Mary Fallin (1) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Michael Enzi (1) Republican Sr Senator Wyoming
  • Mike Huckabee (3) Arkansas Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Mike Lee (6) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Paul Ryan (6) Republican
  • Peter King (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rand Paul (8) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Richard Durbin (2) Democratic Sr Senator Illinois
  • Scott Brown (1) Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning.

    Making an appearance on all five talk shows on one Sunday is known as a Full Ginsburg, because it was first accomplished by William Ginsburg (Monica Lewinsky's attorney) in 1998. In 2013, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio accomplished a Full Ginsburg, fueling speculation that both are planning a presidential run in 2016.

    OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:

  • ABC This Week: (George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Candy Crowley; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (David Gregory; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Bob Schieffer; moderate; ran briefly as Democrat for governor of Texas in 2009)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Michael Enzi: 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee.
Budget & Economy
    Paul Ryan: Tea Party helps keep the taxpayer in the game.
    Paul Ryan: My budget deal got Democrats to agree to long-term sequester.
Civil Rights
    Mike Huckabee: Homosexuality is a sin the same as heterosexual lust.
    Liz Cheney: I love my sister & her wife, but we disagree on gay marriage.
    Liz Cheney: No discrimination due to sexual orientation.
    Scott Brown: Next step in racial equality: stop glorifying violence.
    Rand Paul: Let states decide same-sex marriage; don't federalize it.
    Mike Huckabee: Axis of evil exists between Washington and Wall Street.
    Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
    Ben Carson: On Trayvon: It's not a perfect system, but is best we have.
    Ben Carson: On "Stand Your Ground": Turn down the rhetoric.
    Rand Paul: Don't promote marijuana but don't jail non-violent criminals.
Energy & Oil
    Gabriel Gomez: I believe that there is global warming.
    Mike Lee: I believe that there is global warming.
Gun Control
    Chris Christie: Focus on violence control, not gun control.
    Gabriel Gomez: Start with expanded background check tied to mental health.
    Mike Lee: Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban.
    Jon Cornyn: Focus on mental illness, not on background checks.
Health Care
    Mike Huckabee: TEFRA model: subsidize extraordinary medical expenses.
    Liz Cheney: Obama knew ObamaCare wouldn't let everyone keep their plan.
    Liz Cheney: Republicans who compromised on ObamaCare got used by Obama.
    Paul Ryan: Don't expand Medicare & Medicaid; they don't work.
    Paul Ryan: Medicare premium support harnesses the power of competition.
Homeland Security
    Peter King: People at NSA are patriots & get it right 99.99% of the time.
    Lindsey Graham: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a felon, not a hero.
    Rand Paul: Filibuster to establish no drones on citizens in America.
    Chris Christie: I favor fixing a broken system.
    Lindsey Graham: Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration.
    Lindsey Graham: New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals.
    Mike Lee: Secure border will take years or decades to achieve.
    Mike Lee: Comprehensive reform leaves 6 million illegals in US.
    Mike Lee: I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine".
    Marco Rubio: Border control: 90% apprehension and 100% surveillance.
    Marco Rubio: Not amnesty: 15-year wait, plus fee, minus federal benefits.
    Richard Durbin: Our border with Mexico is strongest it's been in 40 years.
    Rand Paul: Legal status, but not citizenship, for illegal immigrants.
    Jeb Bush: My plan is legalization, not self-deportation.
    Paul Ryan: No more unemployment extension after 13th time since 2008.
    Rand Paul: Extending unemployment benefits does disservice to workers.
Principles & Values
    Liz Cheney: Carpetbagger from D.C.? No, experienced at cutting agencies.
    Liz Cheney: It's time for a new generation of people willing to lead.
    Mike Lee: Give me 17 months and I will achieve bipartisanship.
    Rand Paul: We don't need new principles, just to stand by those we have.
Social Security
    Paul Ryan: Federal employees pension contributions like private sector.
Tax Reform
    Jeb Bush: Compromise on taxes ok, as part of a spending cut package.
    Rand Paul: 4th Amendment bans NSA from collecting everyone's phone data.
    Liz Cheney: Internet sales tax is just another way to tax people more.
War & Peace
    John Cornyn: No ransom to North Korea on nukes; we've tried that before.
    Richard Durbin: Engage China to de-escalate North Korean nukes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rand Paul: Economic freedom zones in depressed inner cities.

The above quotations are from Fox News Sunday interviews during 2013
(Chris Wallace interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races).

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