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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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2014 Massachusetts Gubernatorial debates and race coverage

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    from 2014 Massachusetts Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Charlie Baker (5) Massachusetts Republican nominee for Governor
  • Don Berwick (21) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Martha Coakley (4) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Steve Grossman (11) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
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    Massachusetts Gubernatorial race:
  • WBUR, "Grossman Gets Dem Endorsement", by Asma Khalid, June 15, 2014
  • WWLP 22-News, "Dem guv candidates tangle before convention", by Matt Murphy, June 10, 2014, debate moderated by Suffolk University's John Nucci, and Boston Herald editor Rachelle Cohen.
  •, "Berwick Calls For Carbon Tax [but not Coakley]", by Emily Atkin, February 25, 2014
  • Medscape One-on-One, "Berwick on CMS, Death Panels," by Eric Topol, February 18, 2014
  • Wicked Local Brookline on Steve Grossman roundtable, by Emily Costello, Feb. 14, 2014
  • Jim Morrison in Walpole Times, "Berwick stresses leadership at Suffolk roundtable", Jan. 25, 2014
  •, "Don Berwick Releases Education Platform", January 28th 2014
  • Robert Rizzuto in The Springfield Republican, covering Don Berwick, Jan. 8 & 23, 2014
  • South Coast Today, "Martha Coakley supports commuter rail", Jan. 5, 2014
  • Boston Herald column on Steve Grossman, 12/31/2013
  • Boston Globe coverage by Frank Phillips and Jim OíSullivan, "Conservatives may pull support from Bakerís campaign", 12/6/2013
  • Fox 25 Boston on Annie Dookhan case, 10/18/2013
  • Huffington Post on statement by four Democratic National Committee chairs, 4/4/2012
  • NARAL press release on Steve Grossman, 8/10/2010
  • on Baker-Tisei ticket, 8/4/2010 excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Steve Grossman: Endorsed by NARAL as "a steadfast pro-choice voice".
    Charlie Baker: I support a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Don Berwick: Fought against bank home foreclosures.
Civil Rights
    Charlie Baker: Running-mate supports existing law on gay marriage.
    Steve Grossman: Embrace marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform.
    Steve Grossman: OpEd: Combines progressive values with business experience.
    Charlie Baker: Hold accountable those responsible for state drug lab crisis.
    Steve Grossman: 7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist.
    Don Berwick: Rollout of medical marijuana was a management fiasco.
    Don Berwick: Student loan forgiveness for grads entering some professions.
    Don Berwick: Teachers are not the problem; they are the solution.
Energy & Oil
    Don Berwick: Tax carbon emissions to reduce "undeniable climate crisis".
    Don Berwick: Double state investment in clean energy from 0.6% to 1.2%.
    Martha Coakley: Supports cap-and-trade, but not a carbon tax.
    Steve Grossman: Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy.
Families & Children
    Don Berwick: Seeds of kids' success are sown early--beginning prenatally.
Government Reform
    Charlie Baker: $500 donor limit is crazy; it's suppression of free speech.
Gun Control
    Charlie Baker: Supports tough gun control laws.
Health Care
    Don Berwick: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: focus on quality.
    Steve Grossman: Workplace wellness programs are a good investment.
    Don Berwick: Triple Aim strategy: improve experience, health, and cost.
    Don Berwick: Explore single payer system in Massachusetts.
    Martha Coakley: Opposed services for illegal immigrants; now supports them.
    Steve Grossman: Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument".
    Steve Grossman: A million MA workers have no earned sick time.
    Don Berwick: No one answer to job creation: appoint Czar of Adaptations.
Local Issues
    Don Berwick: Casino gambling cannibalizes the Lottery and costs jobs.
    Don Berwick: Only Democrat in race to oppose Gaming Act.
    Steve Grossman: Repatriate money from Connecticut's casinos.
    Don Berwick: Supports offshore wind farms.
Principles & Values
    Martha Coakley: I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people.
    Steve Grossman: We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor.
    Don Berwick: Son of a Connecticut doctor; attended med school in Boston.
    Don Berwick: OpEd: "The second most dangerous man in America".
    Don Berwick: $600M via gas tax indexing for transportation financing.
    Steve Grossman: Create 50,000 "lab coat"-manufacturing jobs.
    Don Berwick: Nurture public transportation, resist fare increases.
    Don Berwick: Safe, convenient, responsive, reliable transportation system.
    Don Berwick: Switch from gas tax to pay-per-use fees on mileage.
    Martha Coakley: Supports commuter rail for the South Coast.
Welfare & Poverty
    Don Berwick: All means all: focus on equality and poverty.

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