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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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    Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
    Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
    Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
    Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Jay Townsend: Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
Civil Rights
    Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
    Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
    Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
    Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
    Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Access to capital for small business will create jobs.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    George W. Bush: 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana.
    Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Hakeem Jeffries: No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
    Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
    Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
    Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases.
Foreign Policy
    Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
    Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
    Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
    Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
    Timothy Geithner: Lived in East Africa and in Asia; speaks Japanese & Chinese.
    Timothy Geithner: Director at the IMF, and staff of Kissinger Associates.
Government Reform
    Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
    Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits.
Gun Control
    Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
    Hakeem Jeffries: No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks.
    Bill Clinton: People should register guns like they register cars.
    Richard Nixon: Guns are an abomination.
Health Care
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014.
Homeland Security
    Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
    Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Joe DioGuardi: Shut down the borders before we reform anything.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform.
    Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
    Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
    Joe DioGuardi: Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs.
Principles & Values
    Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
    Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
    Charles Schumer: 1998: demanded 10 debates; 2010: declined all debates.
    Jay Townsend: Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer.
    Timothy Geithner: Served in Treasury Department in three administrations.
Tax Reform
    Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
    Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
    Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
    Joe DioGuardi: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K.
    Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
War & Peace
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
    Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
    George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.
Welfare & Poverty
    Al Gore: Investing in inner cities is good deed & good business.

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