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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 New York Gubernatorial debates and race coverage

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    from 2014 New York Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Cuomo (8) New York Democratic Governor
  • Kathy Hochul (5) New York Democratic Lt. Governor Challenger
  • Rob Astorino (9) New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Zephyr Teachout (11) New York Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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    New York Gubernatorial race:
  • New York Times, "Cuomo's Back-Room Style Draws a Potent Critic," by Susanne Craig, Thomas Kaplan, and William K. Rashbaum, July 31, 2014
  • The Villager, "Zephyr Teachout pressuring Gov. Cuomo on his left", by Lincoln Anderson, July 10, 2014
  • Epoch Times, "Zephyr Teachout: Corruption Crusader", by Jonathan Zhou, July 8, 2014
  • New York Daily News, "Upstart candidate Zephyr Teachout", by Glenn Blain, June 16, 2014
  • Newsday, "Taxes seen as key issue in race between Cuomo & Astorino", by Michael Gormley, June 15, 2014
  • blog, "Progressive Ticket Will Challenge Andrew Cuomo", by Jacob Fischler, June 13, 2014
  • Newsday, "Cuomo attempts to define Astorino", by Michael Gormley, May 18, 2014
  • Capital New York e-zine, "Astorino clarifies (somewhat) his position on abortion", by Laura Nahmias, Mar. 7, 2014
  • NY State of Politics blog, "Westchester Dems Hit Astorino On Immigration", March 2014
  • Homeland Security Newswire e-zine, "State lawmakers question homeland security college", 21 Feb. 2014
  • Wall Street Journal, "Effort to Expand Trade", by Erica Orden, Jan. 5, 2014
  • Westchester Magazine, "Astorino Questions Cuomo's Medical Marijuana Plan", by Philip Garrity, Jan. 2014
  • New York Post, "GOP governors powwow boosts Rob Astorino's candidacy", by Fredric U. Dicker, November 18, 2013
  • Wall Street Journal, "Cuomo Weighs in on Syria Debate", by Erica Orden, Sep. 4, 2013
  • U.S. House press releases from Rep. Kathy Kochul, Nov. 2011 - Sept. 2012
  • Washington Post, "The liberal case for social security cuts", by Matt Miller, February 9, 2011 excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Andrew Cuomo: Codify state with federal law to allow 9th-month abortions.
    Rob Astorino: No 9th-month abortions, even if federal law allows it.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes abortion, except for rape, incest & maternal life.
    Rob Astorino: Philosophically opposed, but won't fight legal abortion.
Civil Rights
    Zephyr Teachout: Endorsed by LGBT organizations; received at Gay Pride parade.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes gay marriage, but it's a non-issue.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes gay marriage, but it's the law of the land.
    Zephyr Teachout: Apply anti-trust rules to corporate political power.
    Rob Astorino: No medical marijuana; due to pills, process, and quality.
    Zephyr Teachout: Cuomo has completely abandoned schools.
    Zephyr Teachout: The public school system has been robbed.
    Zephyr Teachout: Stop looting public school system to serve wealthy interests.
    Kathy Hochul: Partnerships between employers and educational institutions.
Energy & Oil
    Zephyr Teachout: Sun, solar and wind, not fracking.
    Kathy Hochul: EPA cleanup of intolerable odors & emissions in Attica.
Foreign Policy
    Andrew Cuomo: Follow Congressional process in Syrian intervention.
Free Trade
    Andrew Cuomo: Start-Up NY: expand foreign trade to boost upstate economies.
Government Reform
    Andrew Cuomo: Committed to campaign finance reform.
    Zephyr Teachout: Build political system where wealthy donors aren't in charge.
    Zephyr Teachout: Political system is still corrupt and rigged for the wealthy.
Gun Control
    Kathy Hochul: Top rating from National Rifle Association.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes SAFE Act gun control measure.
Health Care
    Zephyr Teachout: I am committed to single-payer.
Homeland Security
    Andrew Cuomo: $15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security.
    Kathy Hochul: 2007: No drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants.
    Zephyr Teachout: Honor the dignity of all immigrants.
    Kathy Hochul: Submit temporary guest worker applications online.
Principles & Values
    Zephyr Teachout: Political icons: Teddy Roosevelt & Louis Brandeis.
    Andrew Cuomo: OpEd: Primary challenge doubles the campaign donation limit.
Social Security
    Andrew Cuomo: Expose obscure formulas that cause automatic increases.
Tax Reform
    Andrew Cuomo: Tax cut for middle class; increase taxes on wealthiest 1%.
    Rob Astorino: Held Westchester County taxes to $548M, without cuts.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rob Astorino: AdWatch: Opposes affordable housing & hence minorities.

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