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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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Survey of 2014 House campaign websites

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    Seth Moulton: Staunch defender of women's right to decisions on health.
    Alma Adams: A free woman must own and control her own body.
    Brian Babin: Steadfast defender of the unborn.
    Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
    Barry Loudermilk: Strong defender of the right to life.
    Jody Hice: The slaughter of the innocents simply must be stopped.
    Dave Brat: Human life is sacred.
    Glenn Grothman: Sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
    John Ratcliffe: Protect unborn life.
    Ruben Gallego: Fierce advocate for choice.
    David Jolly: Life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Barry Loudermilk: Balance the budget and reduce our national debt.
    Curt Clawson: Government has zero ability to "stimulate" job creation.
    Dave Brat: Reduce spending & support a balanced budget amendment.
    Glenn Grothman: Outspoken critic of increased spending & new government jobs.
    John Ratcliffe: Stop out-of-control spending with balanced budget amendment.
    Jody Hice: Restore fiscal sanity: less spending & less debt.
    David Jolly: Unchecked federal deficits are greatest threat to nation.
    Richard Tisei: We must admit we have a spending problem.
Civil Rights
    Seth Moulton: Time for women to earn same wages as men for same work.
    Seth Moulton: Marriage equality is civil rights fight of our generation.
    Alma Adams: Do more to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
    Alma Adams: Do more for civil rights including the LGBT community.
    Debbie Dingell: Same rights regardless of who you love.
    Debbie Dingell: End women being paid less for doing the same job as men.
    Ruben Gallego: Fight for same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
    Ruben Gallego: Equal work for equal pay; be ashamed of the wage gap.
    Seth Moulton: Eliminate tax loopholes that only benefit big corporations.
    Brian Babin: Government regulations stymie entrepreneurship.
    Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
    Curt Clawson: Reduce corporate tax rates & regulations.
    John Ratcliffe: Free enterprise creates jobs; reduce regulatory burden.
    Katherine Clark: End tax breaks for oil companies and billionaires.
    Seth Moulton: Decrease prison populations; focus on rehabilitation.
    Glenn Grothman: Community notification when sex offenders become residents.
    Seth Moulton: Fewer drug-based convictions; decreased drug offenses.
    Seth Moulton: Reform public education testing & teaching standards.
    Alma Adams: Fight against vouchers & reckless cuts to public education.
    Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
    Debbie Dingell: Quality and affordable public education including pre-K.
    Dave Brat: Oppose top down approaches such as Common Core.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal Common Core; it's unconstitutional.
    Glenn Grothman: Vocal advocate for school choice.
Energy & Oil
    Seth Moulton: Firm leadership to lessen greenhouse gas emissions.
    Debbie Dingell: Climate change requires pro-active federal solutions.
    Dave Brat: Broad-spectrum approach: Invest in wind, solar, oil, & more.
    Glenn Grothman: Freeze the expensive renewable energy requirement.
    John Ratcliffe: Stop overreach of EPA; approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Ruben Gallego: Climate change is biggest long-term issue our world faces.
    Jody Hice: Drill off the West Coast, Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico.
    Seth Moulton: We need a sustainable solution to the fishing crisis.
    Alma Adams: Protect our environment for future generations.
    Debbie Dingell: The Great Lakes and fresh water are a precious resource.
    Ruben Gallego: Rosemont Mine has devastating environmental impact.
    David Jolly: We need comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance.
Foreign Policy
    Jody Hice: View America as good, or dishonor our founding principles.
    David Jolly: Stop pattern of negotiating away American leverage.
    Steve Lonegan: Vocal supporter of Israel's right to defend itself.
Free Trade
    Alma Adams: Oppose unfair trade deals that give away jobs overseas.
    Curt Clawson: Economic freedom agenda: foreign capital investment here.
Government Reform
    Seth Moulton: End secret contributions that buy support in Congress.
    Alma Adams: Rework Voting Rights Act to address voter suppression.
    Barry Loudermilk: Strict adherence to the original intent of the Constitution.
    Barry Loudermilk: Reduce the size and scope of the federal government.
    Curt Clawson: Clawson Growth Plan: cut taxes; cut spending; cut government.
    Dave Brat: Moneyed interests have corrupted our democratic system.
    Glenn Grothman: Require proof of residence to vote or register.
    John Ratcliffe: Constitutional amendment for term limits on Congress.
Gun Control
    Seth Moulton: It's time for universal background checks.
    Alma Adams: Start by having some common sense gun laws.
    Brian Babin: Rock-solid defender of the 2nd Amendment.
    Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Barry Loudermilk: Protect our right to keep and bear arms.
    Jody Hice: Ardent advocate of the Second Amendment rights.
    Dave Brat: Oppose limiting the Constitutional right to bear arms.
    Jason Smith: Oppose forced gun registrations & restrictions on ownership.
    John Ratcliffe: Defend the Constitution under the Second Amendment.
    Ruben Gallego: More gun buyback programs, not more guns.
    David Jolly: Supports constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
    Steve Lonegan: Supports individual right to keep and bear arms.
Health Care
    Seth Moulton: Health care is a right, and also smart policy.
    Alma Adams: ObamaCare has moved us further in the right direction.
    Brian Babin: Work tirelessly to repeal ObamaCare.
    Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
    Debbie Dingell: Right to affordable, quality healthcare.
    Barry Loudermilk: ObamaCare is an albatross on the neck of our economy.
    Jody Hice: ObamaCare puts us on the road to socialist America.
    Curt Clawson: Repeal ObamaCare; no bureaucrats in charge of health care.
    Dave Brat: ObamaCare is an unconstitutional power grab.
    Glenn Grothman: ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system.
    John Ratcliffe: ObamaCare has proven to be government at its worst.
    David Jolly: ObamaCare drives up premiums & should be repealed now.
    Richard Tisei: Undo the damage ObamaCare has done.
Homeland Security
    Seth Moulton: Better funding and services for veterans.
    Brian Babin: Our military must be prepared and second to none.
    Debbie Dingell: Support our veterans; they've earned it.
    Dave Brat: Maintain a strong national defense.
    Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media.
    John Ratcliffe: Hometown Heroes: honor soldiers returning from active duty.
    Ruben Gallego: 2009: pushed to overturn military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
    Ruben Gallego: Troops in Iraq got inadequate resources.
    Jody Hice: We must remain strong in the interest of peace & justice.
    David Jolly: We must preserve our military strength.
    Richard Tisei: Ensure that veterans have resources available.
    Seth Moulton: Block illegal immigration without hampering legal immigrants.
    Brian Babin: We must secure the borders.
    Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
    Debbie Dingell: Fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform.
    Barry Loudermilk: Control our own borders and enforce existing laws.
    Dave Brat: Start by securing our border; never grant amnesty.
    Glenn Grothman: Carefully controlled immigration protects us from enemies.
    John Ratcliffe: Lock down our borders and oppose amnesty.
    Ruben Gallego: Only workable solution is comprehensive immigration reform.
    Jody Hice: No amnesty; no benefits to aliens; no sanctuary cities.
    David Jolly: Secure our borders before any comprehensive reform.
    Debbie Dingell: Supports additional extension of unemployment insurance.
    Curt Clawson: Unemployment rate dropped only because people gave up.
    David Jolly: Local jobs rely on military 'national security triangle'.
Principles & Values
    Barry Loudermilk: Traditional values instead of Hollywood for moral leadership.
    Barry Loudermilk: Fight for right to pray publicly and carry a Bible.
    Jody Hice: Post the Ten Commandments in public arenas.
    Curt Clawson: Outsider for Congress: CEO of beverage can manufacturer.
    Dave Brat: Fundamental rights come from God, the Author of Nature.
    Glenn Grothman: Sponsored "In God We Trust" license plates.
    Ruben Gallego: Child of Hispanic immigrants; speaks Spanish.
    David Jolly: Liberty is granted from our Creator to the individual.
Social Security
    Seth Moulton: Eliminate the payroll tax cap to cover most of funding gap.
    Alma Adams: Protect and fund Social Security and Medicare.
    Debbie Dingell: No dramatic cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
    Ruben Gallego: Privatizing exposes America's seniors to risks.
    Richard Tisei: Protect, strengthen, & preserve Medicare and Social Security.
    Richard Tisei: Lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
Tax Reform
    Brian Babin: Oppose ANY tax increase.
    Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
    Barry Loudermilk: Abolish the IRS; implement something like the FairTax.
    Jody Hice: Adopt the FairTax; but not on top of income taxes.
    Curt Clawson: Reduce income taxes & capital gains; opt-in to flat tax.
    Glenn Grothman: Tirelessly pursue lowering property and income taxes.
    John Ratcliffe: Promises never to raise taxes.
    Seth Moulton: Build local infrastructure and smart transportation.
War & Peace
    John Ratcliffe: No nuclear "treaty" with Iran.
    Jody Hice: Don't appease Iran's development of nuclear capability.
    Steve Lonegan: Oppose sending American troops to Syria.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alma Adams: Don't cut food stamps: a hand up, not a hand out.
    Debbie Dingell: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Curt Clawson: New record of 47M on food stamps: a failed policy.
    Glenn Grothman: Concerned about massive trend towards government dependency.

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