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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)

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State of Illinois Politicians: secondary Archives


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    from State of Illinois secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alexi Giannoulias (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer Illinois
  • Barack Obama (11) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Mark Kirk (13) Republican Jr Senator Illinois
  • Rod Blagojevich (5) Illinois Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009)
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Abortion
    Barack Obama: Supports Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy
    Mark Kirk: No bailout for irresponsible decisions by state of Illinois.
    Mark Kirk: Proudly voted for TARP; but against stimulus funds.
    Mark Kirk: Obama has brought $43,000 debt to every American.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: Supports affirmative action in colleges and government.
    Barack Obama: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws.
Corporations
    Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending.
    Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda.
Crime
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
    Barack Obama: Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation.
Education
    Barack Obama: Supports charter schools and private investment in schools.
    Barack Obama: Free public college for any student with B-average.
Energy & Oil
    Alexi Giannoulias: Clean energy future for national security & job creation.
    Barack Obama: Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies.
Environment
    Mark Kirk: Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects.
Government Reform
    Alexi Giannoulias: I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%.
    Mark Kirk: Support a line item veto; cut spending across the board.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
Gun Control
    Barack Obama: Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions.
Health Care
    Alexi Giannoulias: Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare.
    Mark Kirk: Repeal Obamacare, then offer a better alternative.
    Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
    Barack Obama: Ensure access to basic care.
Homeland Security
    Mark Kirk: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command.
Immigration
    Barack Obama: Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants.
Jobs
    Alexi Giannoulias: Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale.
    Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Principles & Values
    Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
    Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
    Alexi Giannoulias: I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Mark Kirk: I've owned up to my mistakes; my opponent has not.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent.
    Mark Kirk: Takes responsibility for carelessness about military record.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank.
    Mark Kirk: Forced to apologize for exaggerating his biography.
Social Security
    Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Mark Kirk: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession.
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran.


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  • Alexi Giannoulias 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer Illinois
  • Barack Obama Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Mark Kirk Republican Jr Senator Illinois
  • Rod Blagojevich Illinois Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009)

The above quotations are from State of Illinois Politicians: secondary Archives.



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