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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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ABC This Week interviews during 2014
(George Stephanopoulous interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races)



    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from ABC This Week interviews during 2014 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brian Schweitzer (2) Montana Previously Democratic Governor
  • Chris Christie (1) New Jersey Republican Governor
  • Elizabeth Warren (2) Massachusetts Senator
  • Hillary Clinton (2) Cabinet
  • Jack Reed (4) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Marco Rubio (2) Republican Senator (FL)
  • Paul Ryan (5) Republican
  • Peter King (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rand Paul (9) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Rick Perry (1) Texas Republican Governor
  • Ted Cruz (6) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    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.

    In 2014, John Kerry was the only person to accomplish a Full Ginsburg, but no one thinks he is planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2015 so far, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accomplished a Full Ginsburg in the follow-up to the January 2015 State of the Union speech.

    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: (Chuck Todd; 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)
Budget & Economy
    Paul Ryan: Attach policies to debt limit increase which decrease debt.
    Jack Reed: Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes.
Corporations
    Elizabeth Warren: In 1980s, cops were taken off the beat in financial services.
Energy & Oil
    Marco Rubio: Human activity is not causing climate change.
Foreign Policy
    Ted Cruz: America is indispensable; our allies need our leadership.
    Ted Cruz: Sanctions on Putin for Ukraine: tyrants respond to weakness.
    Ted Cruz: US has a responsibility to defend our values abroad.
    Paul Ryan: Argentina has crony capitalism, based on exploitation.
Government Reform
    Paul Ryan: Making law with executive orders circumvents Constitution.
Health Care
    Ted Cruz: To repeal ObamaCare, show Dems they'd lose by supporting it.
Homeland Security
    Hillary Clinton: More Benghazi hearings ok only to learn what to do better.
    Marco Rubio: No one has been held accountable for Benghazi.
    Rand Paul: Don't let people who make money off weapons define policy.
    Rand Paul: National defense is important, but no blank check.
    Peter King: US FBI should investigate when planes disappear abroad.
    Jack Reed: No Benghazi cover-up; had 11 hearings & 25,000 documents.
Immigration
    Rick Perry: Obama administration either inept or conspiring on illegals.
    Rand Paul: Illegals are not bad people, but we have to control border.
    Paul Ryan: Immigration reform possible after the border is secure.
    Paul Ryan: Not "trust but verify"; need "verify then trust" approach.
Jobs
    Rand Paul: Unemployment insurance ok if fully paid for & short-term.
Principles & Values
    Hillary Clinton: No lingering effects of concussion; will release records.
    Elizabeth Warren: Registered Independent & Republican in Pennsylvania in 1990s.
    Chris Christie: Cleared of Bridgegate blame, but more investigations coming.
Technology
    Rand Paul: Generalized warrants for all cellphones is unconstitutional.
    Rand Paul: Snowden revealed NSA abuses, but a fair prison term is ok.
War & Peace
    Ted Cruz: Bomb ISIS back into the Stone Age, with Congress' approval.
    Ted Cruz: Install Eastern European ABMs; stand up to Russia in Ukraine.
    Rand Paul: Keep all options on the table, but don't declare war on Iran.
    Brian Schweitzer: No reason to stay in Afghanistan after 12 years of war.
    Brian Schweitzer: Attacking Iraq was a mistake that empowered al Qaeda.
    Jack Reed: Red line in Syria if chemical weapons used against people.
    Jack Reed: More pressure on Iran; keep all options on the table.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rand Paul: Tax cuts help the poor because local businesses will hire.
    Rand Paul: Economic freedom zones: low taxes in high unemployment areas.


The above quotations are from ABC This Week interviews during 2014
(George Stephanopoulous interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races).

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