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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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My Life, by Bill Clinton


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Abortion
    Bill Clinton: Roe v. Wade was the right decision.
    Erskine Bowles: His kids have diabetes; he supports stem cell cure.
Budget & Economy
    Dick Gephardt: Opposed bipartisan 1998 balanced budget.
    Erskine Bowles: Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
    George Bush Sr.: Increased national debt from $3T in 1988 to $4T in 1992.
    Newt Gingrich: Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
    Robert Reich: Differed with Clinton; less emphasis on deficit reduction.
    Ronald Reagan: Increased national debt from $1T in 1980 to $3T in 1988.
    Tom Daschle: Supported 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
    Trent Lott: Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969.
    Zell Miller: 1992: We need Dems because not everyone is born rich.
Civil Rights
    Robert Byrd: Homosexuality is a sin; no gays in military.
Corporations
    Bill Clinton: Investment capital over nonproductive corporate debt.
    Hillary Clinton: 1980s: Loved Wal-Mart's "Buy America" program.
Drugs
    Bill Clinton: Work with Mexico to address drug smuggling problems.
Education
    Bill Clinton: Reasonable range of religious expression in schools.
    Bill Clinton: $15B in education aid to ‘support what works’.
    Hillary Clinton: 1983: AR reforms fixed unconstitutional school financing.
    Lamar Alexander: 1985: Raised state taxes to improve education.
Energy & Oil
    Al Gore: 1993: Hard line on deficit reduction, paid for by BTU tax.
Families & Children
    Bill Clinton: A strong America requires strong community.
Foreign Policy
    Al Gore: 1990s: Joint commission with Russia worked out many problems.
    Bill Clinton: 1992: Helped refugees from Haiti, but only in Haiti.
    Bill Clinton: 1993: Pushed $1.6B Russia aid package despite unpopularity.
    Bill Clinton: Advocate for Tibet-China discussion on human rights.
    Bill Clinton: Bush’s unilateralism strains international partnerships.
    Bill Weld: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
    Bob Dole: 1993: Post-Cold War Russia aid avoided post-WWI errors.
    Bob Dole: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
    Chris Dodd: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
    Colin Powell: 1994: Pushed last-minute deal to avoid Haiti invasion.
    George Bush Sr.: 1991: Returned asylum-seeking refugees from Haiti.
    George W. Bush: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
    Hillary Clinton: 1995: Spoke as voice of United States on Latin America trip.
    Jimmy Carter: 1994: Negotiated last-minute deal to avoid Haiti invasion.
    Joe Biden: 1993: Strongly endorsed $1.6B Russia aid package.
    Newt Gingrich: 1993: $1.6B Russia aid package was "great defining moment".
    Newt Gingrich: 1994 peso collapse was first crisis of 21st century.
    Paul Sarbanes: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
    Robert Bennett: 1994: Supported $25B Mexico bailout.
Free Trade
    Bill Clinton: 1993: NAFTA passed, but at a high price of dividing Dems.
    Jimmy Carter: 1993: Called members of Congress to push for NAFTA.
Health Care
    Bill Clinton: Loosen eligibility for disability benefits.
    Bill Clinton: Security,simplicity,savings,choice,quality, & responsibility.
    Bill Clinton: Universal coverage would reduce bureaucratic costs.
    Hillary Clinton: 1993 health plan initially praised as moderate & workable.
Homeland Security
    Bill Clinton: Proposed more funding for terrorism defense.
    Bill Clinton: 2000: Warned Bush that biggest problem was Al Qaeda & Osama.
    George W. Bush: 2000: Warned by Clinton that problem was Al Qaeda, not Iraq.
    Rahm Emanuel: U.S. citizen but served in Israeli army.
    Sam Nunn: 1992: Honor military culture; no gays in military.
Immigration
    Bill Clinton: Assure Mexico: no mass deportations.
Jobs
    Bill Clinton: 1990: AFL-CIO refused endorsement; Locals endorsed anyway.
    Bill Clinton: $15B for jobs in poor communities.
Principles & Values
    Bill Clinton: Born in 1946 in Hope Arkansas to a widowed mother.
    Bill Clinton: Father’s death in traffic accident drove Bill to achieve.
    Bill Clinton: Discovered a half-brother in 1993.
    Bill Clinton: Learn from Creation what one must be.
    Bill Clinton: Developed the New Democrat Philosophy for 1992 campaign.
    Bill Clinton: Asks forgiveness from Monica and her family.
    Bill Clinton: Cites John 8:7 as defense against impeachment.
    Bill Clinton: Right wing ideology trumps compassionate conservatism.
    Bill Clinton: Bush believes in his way, but history favors Clinton’s.
    Evan Bayh: Liberal in conservative state; but less so than Birch Bayh.
    George Bush Sr.: 1992: Saddam foiled in plotting his assassination in Kuwait.
    Hillary Clinton: 1980s: Earned more at Rose Law than Bill did as Governor.
    Hillary Clinton: 1979 commodities deal: profit is not evidence of corruption.
    John Warner: 1994: Endorsed Democrat over Oliver North for Senate.
    Newt Gingrich: 1998: Proceeded with unpopular impeachment "because we can".
    Ralph Nader: OpEd: Liberal trap: perfect is the enemy of the good.
    Bill Clinton: Father brought date to hospital where he met mother, a nurse.
    Bill Clinton: Knew his father only through stories from family.
    Bill Clinton: Father had two children from three previous secret marriages.
    Bill Clinton: Father's early death left me with sense of my own mortality.
Social Security
    Bill Clinton: Proposed a small portion of Trust Fund be in mutual funds.
Tax Reform
    Bill Clinton: Republican tax cut was too big & too bloated.
Technology
    Al Gore: 1996: Led effort for telecomm bill's V-chip and E-rate.
    Bill Clinton: 1996: Parents control kids' TV access with V-chip.
War & Peace
    Bill Clinton: 1992: Bombed Iraq to retaliate for Bush assassination plot.
    Bill Clinton: Unexpextedly, Kosovo bombing worked.


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