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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 Alaska Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Alaska Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dan Sullivan (10) Republican challenger Alaska
  • Howard Phillips (1)
  • Joe Miller (33) Challenger and previous Republican Nominee Alaska
  • Lisa Murkowski (8) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Mark Begich (15) Democratic Jr Senator Alaska
  • Mead Treadwell (20) Alaska Republican Lt. Governor
  • Sarah Palin (124) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Scott McAdams (7) 2010 Democratic Challenger Alaska
  • Sean Parnell (33) Alaska Republican Governor
  • Ted Stevens (2) Former Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Tony Knowles (10) Alaska Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002)
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Abortion
    Mark Begich: No new regulations on women's access to medical care.
    Mead Treadwell: I am pro-life; I am pro-family.
    Mead Treadwell: Support parental notification for minors getting abortions.
    Joe Miller: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Sarah Palin: Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty.
    Sarah Palin: Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids.
    Sarah Palin: Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped.
    Tony Knowles: Support woman’s decision in cases of rape.
    Mark Begich: Mayor’s Charity Ball donated $25K to Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Mead Treadwell: $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations.
    Mead Treadwell: Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom.
    Joe Miller: Murkowski owned TARP recipients' stock while voting for TARP.
    Lisa Murkowski: Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now.
    Sean Parnell: Enforce budget discipline and invest for our future.
    Sarah Palin: Restraint of last two years should continue in tough times.
    Sarah Palin: $7 billion savings plan for education & transportation.
    Sarah Palin: Reduced general fund spending by $124 million.
    Sarah Palin: Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million.
    Sarah Palin: Firm believer in free market capitalism.
Civil Rights
    Dan Sullivan: Opposes gay marriage.
    Joe Miller: Opposes ENDA; ok to decide whether a business serves gays.
    Joe Miller: Let states decide about gay rights & minority rights.
    Mead Treadwell: I will defend traditional marriage.
    Joe Miller: No openly gay members in the military.
    Joe Miller: End affirmative action programs.
    Mark Begich: Added sexual orientation to Anchorage non-discrimination law.
    Sarah Palin: ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery.
    Sarah Palin: HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Martin Luther King holiday.
    Sarah Palin: Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement.
    Sarah Palin: Prefers term “anti-rural” to “anti-Native”.
    Sarah Palin: Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
    Sarah Palin: Value our cultural diversity.
    Tony Knowles: No special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
Corporations
    Joe Miller: Multinational corporations exert power over party duopoly.
    Sarah Palin: Governor must act as effective CEO on behalf of Alaskans.
    Sarah Palin: Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes.
Crime
    Sean Parnell: More enforcement presence via Village Public Safety Officers.
    Joe Miller: Supports capital punishment.
    Joe Miller: Mandatory prison for drugs; reduced prison for non-violence.
    Sean Parnell: Fill public safety officer & trooper vacancies.
    Mark Begich: Added $5M and 13 more police to Anchorage budget.
    Sarah Palin: Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime.
    Sarah Palin: Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes.
    Sarah Palin: Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”.
    Sarah Palin: We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement.
    Sarah Palin: Collect DNA samples from felons.
    Sarah Palin: Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors.
    Sarah Palin: Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police.
    Sarah Palin: Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons.
    Howard Phillips: Restore US jurisprudence to its Biblical presuppositions.
Drugs
    Joe Miller: Mandatory prison for drugs, with substance-abuse treatment.
    Sarah Palin: Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws.
    Sarah Palin: Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors.
Education
    Sean Parnell: Digital Teaching Initiative: video conference remote schools.
    Sean Parnell: Put school choice to the people for a Constitutional vote.
    Joe Miller: Federal funding is unconstitutional.
    Sean Parnell: Performance Scholarship: fund tuition for good H.S. grades.
    Sarah Palin: 3-year plan: $1B for early learning, vo-tech, accountability.
    Sarah Palin: 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB.
    Sarah Palin: School debate should focus on accountability.
    Sarah Palin: Committed to providing strong education, including morals.
    Sarah Palin: Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical.
    Sarah Palin: Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education.
    Sarah Palin: Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education.
    Sarah Palin: Supports $20 million needs-based aid for U. Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: Forward-fund K-12 schools to allow better planning.
    Sarah Palin: Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives.
    Sarah Palin: Target early education programs to at-risk groups.
    Sarah Palin: Alignment between parents, teachers, schools, & business.
    Sarah Palin: Faith-based materials ok in homeschooling.
    Sarah Palin: ABC method: back to basics, plus patriotism & ethics.
    Sarah Palin: Supports parental choice for what is best for their children.
    Sarah Palin: Don’t push school boards on creationism but allow discussion.
    Sarah Palin: I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution.
    Tony Knowles: Keep alternatives to evolution out of classrooms.
    Tony Knowles: No politics in science; no creationism in schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mead Treadwell: Supports CO2 sequestration technology and hydrogen vehicles.
    Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
    Mead Treadwell: Increase resource development & reform energy taxes.
    Sean Parnell: Reform tax proposals to foster new oil production.
    Sean Parnell: Build the Alaska gasline to extract natural gas.
    Sean Parnell: Reduce EPA red tape on Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.
    Joe Miller: Nuclear energy shouldn't be precluded or overlooked.
    Joe Miller: Develop hydroelectric projects but without federal aid.
    Scott McAdams: Unequivocally in support of offshore drilling.
    Sean Parnell: Strike balance between ocean protection and oil production.
    Sean Parnell: Outer Continental Shelf will create 35,000 jobs and $72B.
    Sarah Palin: Sues federal EPA for misusing Endangered Species Act.
    Sarah Palin: Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources.
    Mark Begich: Short term: $2.5B for LIHEAP; 70M bbl from strategic reserve.
    Mark Begich: Long term: develop ANWR; build renewable energy plants.
    Sarah Palin: Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year.
    Sarah Palin: Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline.
    Sarah Palin: Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas.
    Sarah Palin: Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production.
    Sarah Palin: Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment.
    Sarah Palin: Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill.
    Sarah Palin: Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas.
    Sarah Palin: Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies.
    Sarah Palin: Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office.
    Sarah Palin: $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro.
    Sarah Palin: Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs.
    Sarah Palin: Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline.
    Sarah Palin: Chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
    Sarah Palin: Pursue gasline plan that is best for ALL Alaskans.
    Tony Knowles: Qualified support of BP-Arco merger.
    Sarah Palin: Met with producers and employee groups for pipeline deal.
    Tony Knowles: Include producers & all proposals in negotiating pipeline.
Environment
    Dan Sullivan: Stop EPA from pre-judging Pebble Mine.
    Mark Begich: No metal mining at Pebble Mine; it damages salmon fishery.
    Mark Begich: Allow gravel road through federal refuge to isolated village.
    Mead Treadwell: Fight EPA's Pebble Mine restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Good science should drive all fisheries decisions.
    Mead Treadwell: Demand sane development of our Arctic lands.
    Sean Parnell: Alaska is not just one big national park; keep EPA out.
    Sean Parnell: Invest in natural resources: fishing, mining, and timber.
    Sean Parnell: Natural resources are to be used; not locked up by feds.
    Sean Parnell: Support timber industry by increasing land for logging.
    Sean Parnell: Explore & extract rare earth elements in Alaska.
    Sean Parnell: Oil and gas production means jobs for Americans.
    Sean Parnell: Don't leave Alaska's oil buried in the ground.
    Sean Parnell: AK statehood was a mandate for resource development.
    Joe Miller: Alaska has resource wealth; develop it & wean off of feds.
    Scott McAdams: Extract resource wealth respected labor & environment.
    Lisa Murkowski: Kept rank on Natural Resources Committee after dropping GOP.
    Sean Parnell: Feds misuse ESA listings to delay resource development.
    Sarah Palin: Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered.
    Sarah Palin: We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing.
    Sarah Palin: Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters.
    Sarah Palin: Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered.
    Sarah Palin: Provide stability in regulations for developers.
    Sarah Palin: Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR.
    Sarah Palin: Fish platform: “Resource First” philosophy.
    Sarah Palin: Rail provides critical link for business development.
Families & Children
    Mead Treadwell: Committed to supporting strong families.
    Sean Parnell: Choose Respect: $12M to eradicate domestic violence epidemic.
    Sarah Palin: Caring for special needs kids is part of culture of life.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize the vital role of family child care homes.
Foreign Policy
    Dan Sullivan: Served as assistant secretary of state under Condi Rice.
    Sarah Palin: Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home.
Free Trade
    Sean Parnell: Develop rare earth minerals to beat China trade quota.
    Joe Miller: Supports US involvement in free trade agreements.
    Sarah Palin: Establish viable commercial fisheries in international seas.
    Sarah Palin: Allow wineries to ship by mail within state.
    Sarah Palin: Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes.
    Sarah Palin: Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year.
Government Reform
    Joe Miller: Stop federal systematic spiritual and religious apartheid.
    Mark Begich: Active trader on the stock market, despite proposed ban.
    Lisa Murkowski: Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks.
    Joe Miller: Federal aid to Alaska is coming to an end.
    Joe Miller: Limit federal powers to those spelled out in Constitution.
    Lisa Murkowski: Earmarked aid for Alaska is vital; cut pork in Lower 48.
    Scott McAdams: Fight for fair share of federal aid to Alaska.
    Joe Miller: Get rid of earmarks and regulations that limit development.
    Joe Miller: Pledge against earmarks: we're over-dependent on feds.
    Scott McAdams: Banning earmarks now is a threat to Alaska.
    Joe Miller: Increase campaign limits; deregulate corporate donations.
    Sarah Palin: Overall reduction of 7% spending, plus state hiring freeze.
    Sarah Palin: Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual.
    Sarah Palin: Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007.
    Sarah Palin: Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical.
    Sarah Palin: Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily.
Gun Control
    Mead Treadwell: Address school shootings with national mental health push.
    Mead Treadwell: Law-abiding citizens have the right to keep and bear arms.
    Joe Miller: Yes, concealed carry; no assault rifle ban.
    Dan Sullivan: Prohibit state and local governments from denying gun rights.
    Sarah Palin: Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.
    Sarah Palin: Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: Washington is broken; including ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Promised we could keep our plans under ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Begich supports ObamaCare for Alaskans.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: I will work to repeal ObamaCare.
    Joe Miller: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate.
    Sean Parnell: Federal healthcare overreaches into Americans' private lives.
    Sean Parnell: Alaska does not want government mandates in health care.
    Sean Parnell: Federal health care legislation diminishes our freedom.
    Sarah Palin: Greater competition, more choices, and less litigation.
    Sarah Palin: Health Care Commission recommends habits against obesity.
    Sarah Palin: Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states.
    Sarah Palin: Health care must be market-and business-driven.
    Sarah Palin: Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas.
    Sarah Palin: Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies.
    Sarah Palin: Personal responsibility & choices key to good health.
    Sarah Palin: More affordable health care via competition.
Homeland Security
    Mead Treadwell: Work to bring missile defense base to Alaska.
    Joe Miller: Increase only missile defense & intel spending.
    Sean Parnell: Revenue bonds for Veteran's Housing Loan Program.
    Sarah Palin: Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom.
    Sarah Palin: Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops.
    Sarah Palin: Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war.
    Sarah Palin: Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America.
    Sarah Palin: Let military personnel know how much we support them.
Immigration
    Sarah Palin: Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges.
    Sarah Palin: Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses.
Jobs
    Sarah Palin: Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills.
    Sarah Palin: Leverage job-training dollars thru voc-tech curriculum.
    Sarah Palin: Focus Workforce Investment Board on vocational careers.
Local Issues
    Sean Parnell: Great Alaska Comeback: summer visitor volume increasing.
Principles & Values
    Dan Sullivan: Personal wealth between $1.6M and $3.8M, in family business.
    Joe Miller: Only main contender for AK Senate who isn't a millionaire.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: I love my state; I hate politicians.
    Dan Sullivan: Website and campaign refuse to spell out issue positions.
    Dan Sullivan: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1990.
    Mead Treadwell: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978.
    Sean Parnell: Americans are moving North to the Future.
    Joe Miller: "I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers.
    Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
    Scott McAdams: OpEd: consensus builder who understands needs of Southeast.
    Lisa Murkowski: Aligned with Alaskans; not aligned with party positions.
    Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
    Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
    Mark Begich: Democrats advertise Stevens’ calls secretly recorded by FBI.
    Ted Stevens: Calls secretly recorded by FBI played at corruption trial.
    Mark Begich: Reputation as mayor for getting things done.
    Ted Stevens: Uncle Ted voted “Alaskan of the century”.
    Sarah Palin: Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair.
    Sarah Palin: Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow.
    Sarah Palin: The Bible has profoundly influenced America.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage.
    Sarah Palin: Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget.
    Sarah Palin: Decries “politics as usual” of attacking opponents.
    Tony Knowles: Raise the level of conversation in political debates.
    Sarah Palin: Endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Sarah Palin: Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
    Tony Knowles: Religious political beliefs are part of freedom of speech.
Social Security
    Sean Parnell: Make Retirement Trust Fund sustainable by adding $3B.
    Joe Miller: Privatize elements of Social Security.
    Sarah Palin: Home-based assistance more cost-effective than institutions.
Tax Reform
    Sean Parnell: Eliminate progressivity & create a simpler 25% tax.
    Sean Parnell: Meaningful tax reform; cut spending by $856M.
    Joe Miller: Eliminate income tax; support the FairTax.
    Mead Treadwell: Signed Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
    Sean Parnell: Suspend the state motor fuel tax since we have enough money.
    Sarah Palin: $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing.
    Sarah Palin: Eliminate taxes that inhibit business.
    Sarah Palin: Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax.
Technology
    Joe Miller: NSA recording digital cell phone calls is turnkey tyranny.
    Mead Treadwell: Made millions from high-tech camera on Google Street View.
    Mead Treadwell: Entrepreneur for digital watermarks & Google Streetview.
    Joe Miller: Not economic to move capital from Juneau, but ok to do so.
    Scott McAdams: Move capital from Juneau? Over my dead body!
    Scott McAdams: Transcontinental Railroad was once a "Railroad to Nowhere".
    Sean Parnell: $500M capital budget for 5-year infrastructure plan.
    Sarah Palin: Supports $130M in research investment in U. Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: Efficient transportation system is vital to our economy.
    Sarah Palin: Alaska needs a state funded highway program.
War & Peace
    Dan Sullivan: At State Department, I pursued global terrorist regimes.
    Joe Miller: Focus on Afghan terrorism, not on nation-building.
    Joe Miller: Keep forces in Iraq like we have in South Korea.
    Sarah Palin: Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe.
    Sarah Palin: We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops.
    Sarah Palin: I support the mission of our troops in Iraq.
    Sarah Palin: Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home.
    Tony Knowles: We need a different strategy for this war.
    Tony Knowles: Reasons given for going to war were not justified.
Welfare & Poverty
    Joe Miller: Eliminate federal welfare; implement federal hiring freeze.
    Sarah Palin: EITC moves thousands of welfare recipients into workforce.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them.


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