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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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Fox News Sunday interviews during 2013
(Chris Wallace interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races)

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    from Fox News Sunday interviews during 2014 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (2) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Ben Carson (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Carly Fiorina (1) Republican Presidential Challenger
  • Chris Christie (5) New Jersey Republican Governor
  • Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Joaquin Castro (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Texas-20
  • John Cornyn (2) Republican Sr Senator Texas
  • Lindsey Graham (3) Republican Sr Senator South Carolina
  • Liz Cheney (2) Republican Challenger Wyoming
  • Marco Rubio (1) Republican Senator (FL)
  • Mary Fallin (1) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Michael Enzi (1) Republican Sr Senator Wyoming
  • Peter King (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Richard Durbin (2) Democratic Sr Senator Illinois
  • Rick Perry (5) Texas Republican Governor
  • Scott Brown (1) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Ted Cruz (5) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    A long-standing political tradition is the Sunday morning talk show, beginning with "Meet the Press" in 1947. Currently, five separate "talking head" programs appear on five different TV stations every Sunday morning.

    Making an appearance on all five talk shows on one Sunday is known as a Full Ginsburg, because it was first accomplished by William Ginsburg (Monica Lewinsky's attorney) in 1998.

    In 2013, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio accomplished a Full Ginsburg, fueling speculation that both are planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2014, John Kerry was the only person to accomplish a Full Ginsburg, but no one thinks he is planning a presidential run in 2016.

    In 2015 so far, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accomplished a Full Ginsburg in the follow-up to the January 2015 State of the Union speech.

    OnTheIssues.org excerpts all five of the shows, listed below, with their respective interviewing pundits and each pundit's political affiliation:

  • ABC This Week: (George Stephanopoulos; liberal; from Bill Clinton's staff)
  • CNN "State of the Union": (Candy Crowley; moderate liberal)
  • Fox News Sunday: (Chris Wallace; conservative)
  • Meet the Press: (Chuck Todd; moderate)
  • CBS Face the Nation: (Bob Schieffer; moderate; ran briefly as Democrat for governor of Texas in 2009)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Michael Enzi: 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee.
Budget & Economy
    Chris Christie: Five balanced budgets in a row, without tax increases.
Civil Rights
    Scott Brown: Next step in racial equality: stop glorifying violence.
    Ben Carson: Develop inner city resources to build alternatives to crime.
    Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
    Rick Perry: Indicted for defunding D.A. who got caught drunk-driving.
Energy & Oil
    Gabriel Gomez: I believe that there is global warming.
Foreign Policy
    Carly Fiorina: Lack of American leadership causes world trouble.
    Ted Cruz: Vigorous sanctions against Putin; help eastern Ukraine.
Government Reform
    Ted Cruz: Executive actions override Congress & the Constitution.
Gun Control
    Gabriel Gomez: Start with expanded background check tied to mental health.
    John Cornyn: Focus on mental illness, not on background checks.
Health Care
    Ted Cruz: Government shutdown on ObamaCare worked: GOP won in 2014.
    Chris Christie: Mandatory quarantine for travelers from Ebola areas.
    Chris Christie: 3-week quarantine for Ebola medical workers.
Homeland Security
    Rick Perry: NSA listening in on our phones breaches rule of law.
    Lindsey Graham: NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a felon, not a hero.
    Barack Obama: OpEd: Executive action ignores Congress & the Constitution.
    Barack Obama: Executive action on immigration is well-precedented.
    Ted Cruz: End Obama's illegal amnesty via Congress' checks & balances.
    Ted Cruz: Defund amnesty; and refuse any nominees until rescinded.
    Joaquin Castro: National Guard on Texas border is just a feel-good show.
    Rick Perry: Texas border "surge" reduced influx of unaccompanied kids.
    Rick Perry: No comprehensive immigration reform until border is secure.
    Marco Rubio: Human trafficking law & deferred action caused border crisis.
    Rick Perry: Boots on the ground and the border sends a visual message.
    Lindsey Graham: Secure border now in place with comprehensive immigration.
    Lindsey Graham: New amnesty is tough and ends incoming illegals.
    Richard Durbin: Our border with Mexico is strongest it's been in 40 years.
    Chris Christie: Don't raise minimum wage; create better-paying jobs instead.
Principles & Values
    Liz Cheney: Carpetbagger from D.C.? No, experienced at cutting agencies.
    Liz Cheney: It's time for a new generation of people willing to lead.
    Chris Christie: Focus on bipartisan reforms instead of Bridgegate.
War & Peace
    Peter King: Attacking ISIS in Syria is in our national interest.
    Peter King: Don't let Iran participate in our fight against ISIS.
    John Cornyn: No ransom to North Korea on nukes; we've tried that before.
    Richard Durbin: Engage China to de-escalate North Korean nukes.

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(Chris Wallace interviewing candidates for 2014 and 2016 races).

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