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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)

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2014 Maine Gubernatorial debates and race coverage

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    from 2014 Maine Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Eliot Cutler (14) Maine Independent Challenger
  • Mike Michaud (6)
  • Paul LePage (18) Maine Republican Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Maine Gubernatorial race:
  • Bangor Daily News, "Candidates exchange quips, policy in televised debate", co-sponsored by CBS 13 and the BDN, Oct. 20, 2014
  • Press-Herald, "Third gubernatorial debate: Rivals intensify attacks before the TV cameras," moderated by WCSH-6's Pat Callaghan, 10/15/2014
  • Bangor Daily News, "LePage says cost of energy keeps wages low," by Nell Gluckman, 9/4/2014
  • Washington Post, "Need food? Maine's governor wants you to work for it," by Niraj Chokshi, July 24, 2014
  • Maine Magazine, "Eliot Cutler Profile", by Chelsea Holden Baker, July 2011
  • Portland Press Herald, "LePage includes Social Security among ‘welfare' programs", by Eric Russell, 6/26/2014
  • Associated Press in The Republic, "Preventing false claims in campaigns", by Alanna Durkin, March 26, 2014
  • Maine Sunday Telegram, "Differing views on virtual charter schools", by Eric Russell, March 11, 2014
  • Maine Sun Journal, "Lower energy costs", 1/5/14
  • Bangor Daily News, "$13 million federal fines", Jan. 3, 2014
  • Bangor Daily News, "Gay Rights group endorses Michaud", on Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler Jan. 2, 2014
  • Maine Sun Journal coverage, 12/20/2013
  • Bangor Daily News coverage, 12/9/2013
  • Portland Press Herald coverage, 12/6/2013
  • MPBN Maine Public Broadcasting coverage, 11/25/2013
  • Sierra Club Questionnaire and AFL-CIO Questionnaire, (Eliot Cutler responses) 10/16/2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Mike Michaud: Evolved from pro-life to pro-choice over period of 30 years.
Civil Rights
    Eliot Cutler: Worked to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage.
    Mike Michaud: Would be 1st openly gay governor; but evolved on LGBT rights.
    Eliot Cutler: Examine corporate tax breaks; avoid clawbacks by better deal.
    Eliot Cutler: Assure support services for victims of domestic violence.
    Eliot Cutler: Legal pot makes drugs seem ok, but prohibition isn't working.
    Mike Michaud: Legal pot makes drug more accessible to children and teens.
    Paul LePage: Upholding the law includes illegal marijuana.
    Eliot Cutler: Try out Common Core standards before tweaking them.
    Paul LePage: 2011: Signed onto Common Core, but now skeptical.
    Eliot Cutler: Cautious support for virtual charter schools.
    Paul LePage: Strong support for charter schools, virtual or otherwise.
    Paul LePage: Virtual charter schools are not the right answer.
Energy & Oil
    Paul LePage: Build a natural gas pipeline from Canada.
    Paul LePage: Global warming helps Maine by opening north shipping lanes.
    Eliot Cutler: Reduce carbon emissions to Kyoto Protocol targets.
    Paul LePage: Abstain from EPA petition to cut Midwest emissions.
    Mike Michaud: AdWatch: Replace LePage with a pro-environment governor.
    Eliot Cutler: More bus services, dedicated HOV lanes, and bike routes.
    Paul LePage: Change environmental laws to replace red tape with jobs.
    Paul LePage: Stop manufacturer recycling; start cost-benefit analyses.
Foreign Policy
    Eliot Cutler: China's future is like America in 1890s: booming and growing.
Government Reform
    Paul LePage: Investigate and report publicly on false campaign statements.
    Eliot Cutler: Oppose all efforts to restrict access to the ballot box.
    Paul LePage: Build border fence as high as the Great Wall of China.
    Paul LePage: Are low-wage call-center jobs the kind we want?
    Paul LePage: Vetoed incrementally raising the state's minimum wage.
    Mike Michaud: AdWatch: Unions endorse Michaud "to represent Maine workers".
    Eliot Cutler: Zealously guard against interference in unionization efforts.
Social Security
    Paul LePage: Keep our promise; don't tax Social Security.
    Mike Michaud: Soc. Sec. & Medicare secure retirement; they're not welfare.
    Paul LePage: Medicare and Social Security are really just welfare.
    Eliot Cutler: Support & strengthen the foundations for Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Eliot Cutler: Shift burden from property tax as part of strategic reform.
Welfare & Poverty
    Paul LePage: Give people in need a hand up; don't give unneeded hand-outs.
    Eliot Cutler: We need welfare reform but not demonization of recipients.
    Paul LePage: Maine grew at 0.8% if we discount federal welfare payments.
    Paul LePage: Maine's TANF welfare system is too generous.

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