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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)

Book Reviews

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State of Tennessee Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Tennessee Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Bill Haslam (14) Tennessee Republican Governor
  • Bob Corker (2) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • Bob Tuke (6) Democratic challenger (2008) Tennessee
  • Don Sundquist (6) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Gordon Ball (21) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
  • Howard Phillips (1)
  • Joe Carr (9) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Lamar Alexander (2) Republican Sr Senator Tennessee
  • Phil Bredesen (3) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Terry Adams (4) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Terry Adams: Pro-choice.
    Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest.
Budget & Economy
    Gordon Ball: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal discipline.
    Bill Haslam: Balance budget without education cuts & tax decrease.
    Phil Bredesen: Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget.
Civil Rights
    Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights.
    Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights.
Corporations
    Terry Adams: Democracy is hijacked by corporations & special interests.
Crime
    Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?
Drugs
    Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes.
Education
    Gordon Ball: I believe in public education.
    Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: 55% get post-HS certificate or degree by 2025.
    Joe Carr: Prohibit discrimination against college religious groups.
    Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: Increase college graduation to 55% by 2025.
    Joe Carr: Require abstinence-centered sex education in schools.
    Bill Haslam: Remove 90-cap limit on charter schools.
    Phil Bredesen: New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher.
    Don Sundquist: Invest more in teachers and in early education.
    Don Sundquist: We test students & rate schools; now invest in reading.
    Don Sundquist: Invest in teachers: scholarships, mentors, merit pay.
Energy & Oil
    Gordon Ball: Transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewables.
    Gordon Ball: Commercial solar & wind, and also clean coal.
    Gordon Ball: Supports construction of the Keystone pipeline.
    Bob Tuke: Dependence on foreign oil hurts security & climate.
    Bob Corker: Promote fuel cells & alternatives to reduce oil dependence.
Environment
    Gordon Ball: No one has the right to pollute America's air and water.
    Gordon Ball: Class-action lawsuits against paper companies' dumped waste.
    Joe Carr: Require photographic evidence of animal abuse.
    Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
    Bill Haslam: Haslam's Pilot company cited for 70 environmental violations.
    Don Sundquist: Supports new State Forest and 23 new natural areas.
Families & Children
    Bill Haslam: Support services to 100% of former foster youth.
Foreign Policy
    Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Gordon Ball: Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas.
    Bob Tuke: Moratorium on all new Free Trade agreements.
    Bob Corker: Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market.
Government Reform
    Joe Carr: Reduce crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections.
    Bill Haslam: We reduced wait times for licenses from 38 minutes to 18.
    Joe Carr: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
    Joe Carr: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Lamar Alexander: The Era of the 1,000-Page Bill Is Over.
Gun Control
    Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
    Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
Health Care
    Gordon Ball: ObamaCare is over the top, but keep the good parts.
    Bob Tuke: National health care insurance exchange.
    Don Sundquist: We must save TennCare, for children & the needy.
Homeland Security
    Gordon Ball: Ensure our troops receive the support & resources they need.
    Terry Adams: Men & women in uniform are victims of catastrophic neglect.
    Bill Haslam: ObamaCare costs TN $350M; cut but preserve rural hospitals.
    Bill Haslam: Only 1% of our country serves to keep the rest of us free.
Immigration
    Gordon Ball: Fair and just path to citizenship.
    Bob Tuke: More border security; more enforcement.
Jobs
    Bill Haslam: Created 80,000 jobs by making TN a good place for capital.
Principles & Values
    Bill Haslam: Tennessee--America at Its Best: we are a model to the nation.
    Al Gore: Take your souls to the polls.
Social Security
    Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years.
    Bill Haslam: TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013.
Tax Reform
    Gordon Ball: Simplify and streamline the tax code with flat tax.
    Bill Haslam: TN thinks differently: don't spend money; give back taxes.
    Bob Tuke: Repeal Bush tax cuts that favor wealthy Americans.
    Howard Phillips: Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax.
Technology
    Gordon Ball: We send too little on infrastructure.
    Joe Carr: Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds.
    Lamar Alexander: No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok.
    Phil Bredesen: Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center.
    Don Sundquist: Wire government plus libraries and schools.
War & Peace
    Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
    Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.
    Bob Tuke: Responsible Plan to End the War.


The above quotations are from State of Tennessee Politicians: Archives.



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