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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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First Democratic presidential primary debate, May 3, 2003, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
All 9 declared Democratic candidates for the presidency, in a 90-minute debate moderated by George Stephanopoulos.

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Budget & Economy
    Bob Graham: Irresponsible to cut $1.2 trillion from budget now.
    Bob Graham: Fiscal discipline avoids our grandchildren paying our bills.
    Howard Dean: Stand up to Bush for a balanced budget.
Civil Rights
    Al Sharpton: Equal protection under the law, not racial polarization.
    Bob Graham: Put the Civil War behind us: end Confederacy extremism.
    Bob Graham: Created jobs as Governor, with focus on minority business.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: GLBT right to privacy includes consensual gay sex.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: PATRIOT Act violates six Constitutional amendments.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: PATRIOT Act violates liberty & won’t yield safety.
    John Edwards: PATRIOT Act ok, if watchdogs protect civil liberties.
    John Edwards: Affirmative Action needed 40 years ago & still needed today.
    John Edwards: Governments don’t belong in bedrooms, including gay bedrooms.
    John Edwards: Ashcroft erodes liberties in the name of protecting America.
    Joseph Lieberman: Opposes laws against gay sex & sodomy; focus on real crime.
    Joseph Lieberman: Better economy helps blacks: Rising tide raises all boats.
    Joseph Lieberman: Marched with MLK, fought for voting rights in Mississippi.
    Dennis Kucinich: Cleveland’s bankruptcy was hard decision but right decision.
    Bob Graham: Fund education fully, to reduce racial inequality.
    Dick Gephardt: Join Teacher Corps and we’ll pay your college loans.
Energy & Oil
    Dick Gephardt: 10-year plan to develop hybrid cars then hydrogen fuel cells.
    John Kerry: Led effort to try to raise fuel efficiency standards.
Foreign Policy
    Joseph Lieberman: Preemptive war policy is foolish and provokes the world.
Free Trade
    Bob Graham: No economic protectionism; but level the playing field.
    Dennis Kucinich: Cancel NAFTA and the WTO.
    Dick Gephardt: NAFTA and China PNTR cause a race to the bottom in wages.
    John Kerry: Capitalism and democracy go hand in hand.
    Joseph Lieberman: Protect manufacturing by federal Buy-American policy.
Government Reform
    Al Sharpton: Constitutional amendment on voting rights-remove from states.
    Bob Graham: National election reform; but leave elections to the states.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: End high hurdles to leap for voting.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Rebuild America, both physically and spiritually.
Gun Control
    Al Sharpton: Supports federal gun licensing & registration.
    Joseph Lieberman: Licensing & registration violate fundamental right to guns.
Health Care
    Bob Graham: 2-year temporary increase in federal share of Medicaid.
    Dennis Kucinich: Raise taxes for guaranteed, single payer, universal care.
    Dick Gephardt: Bush tax cuts hurt economy; same $ for health helps economy.
    Dick Gephardt: Help corporations give people needed health insurance.
    Dick Gephardt: $172B over 3 years for state employee health care.
    Dick Gephardt: Sharing health costs reduces overall costs & reduces worries.
    Dick Gephardt: Get everybody covered with health insurance.
    Howard Dean: 96.4% of Vermonters are covered; deliver that to America.
    Howard Dean: Subsidize health care for small businesses, not corporations.
    John Edwards: Gephardt’s plan gives working people’s money to corporations.
    John Edwards: Health care crisis requires fighting big corporations.
    John Kerry: Cover more citizens with health plan like Congress gets.
    Joseph Lieberman: Return taxes to Clinton-era rates to improve health care.
    Joseph Lieberman: No more big-spending health plans.
    Joseph Lieberman: Step by step is the way.
Homeland Security
    Dennis Kucinich: Bush’s foreign policy of preemption is destabilizing.
    Howard Dean: Anti-war, but has national security experience as governor.
    Joseph Lieberman: 9/11 requires strength abroad to provide security at home.
Principles & Values
    Al Sharpton: His newly registered voters help other Dems.
    Al Sharpton: We don’t just need a new director; we need a new direction.
    Bob Graham: Centrist Southern governor is best candidate for presidency.
    Bob Graham: I come from the electable wing of the Democratic Party.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: It’s time for serious female presidential candidate.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: GOP bringing US down wrong road; we can turn this around.
    Dennis Kucinich: Grass-roots campaign to take back America for the people.
    Dick Gephardt: We’re all tied together in a single garment of destiny.
    Dick Gephardt: Not a fresh face, but experienced voice for workers.
    Howard Dean: I want to change the Democratic Party, and change America.
    Howard Dean: Give people a reason to vote, & we’ll take our country back.
    John Edwards: Career spent fighting for the working people.
    John Edwards: Give this White House back to the American people.
    John Kerry: I’m talking about things that matter to people.
    John Kerry: It is time for this country to ask again, why not?
    Joseph Lieberman: I know I can beat Bush; I already did.
    Joseph Lieberman: Takes on the tough battles throughout his career.
Tax Reform
    Al Sharpton: Repealing tax cut isn’t raising taxes; it’s saving America.
    Dick Gephardt: No Bush Lite: get rid of tax cut and get health care done.
War & Peace
    Bob Graham: Iraq invasion was about liberating Iraqi people.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Iraq war costs too much when Americans are suffering.
    Howard Dean: Happy that Saddam is gone; keep a strong military; but...
    John Kerry: Preferred diplomacy, but supported invading Iraq.
    John Kerry: Disarm Saddam, but war should be a last resort.
    Joseph Lieberman: Be tough, but no preventive war.
    Joseph Lieberman: Saddam was a threat; we did the right thing by invading.

The above quotations are from First Democratic presidential primary debate, May 3, 2003, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
All 9 declared Democratic candidates for the presidency, in a 90-minute debate moderated by George Stephanopoulos..

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