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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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State of Maryland Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Maryland Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Cardin (2)
  • Benjamin Cardin (13) Democratic Jr Senator, previously Representative Maryland
  • Corrogan Vaughn (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Maryland
  • Dan Bongino (10) Republican Challenger Maryland
  • Eric Wargotz (1) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Maryland
  • Martin O`Malley (20) Maryland Democratic Governor
  • Mary Landrieu (6) Democratic Sr Senator Louisiana
  • Michael Steele (22) Republican challenger (2006), Lt. Gov. Maryland
  • Parris Glendening (7) Maryland Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002)
  • Rob Sobhani (14) Independent Challenger Maryland
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    Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Martin O`Malley: $101M for stem cell research over six years.
    Benjamin Cardin: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research.
    Benjamin Cardin: Make sure there is no human cloning.
    Benjamin Cardin: Parents should be notified on abortion choices in most cases.
    Michael Steele: Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells.
    Michael Steele: See embryonic stem cells as lives.
    Michael Steele: Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos.
    Michael Steele: Roe v. Wade should remain in place.
Budget & Economy
    Rob Sobhani: Morally wrong to spend more than government takes in.
Civil Rights
    Martin O`Malley: Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders.
    Eric Wargotz: Uphold DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Accessible, affordable health care for American citizens.
    Benjamin Cardin: Support affirmative action and programs that help minorities.
    Michael Steele: Support affirmative action and its improvements.
    Parris Glendening: Racial Profiling is immoral and must stop.
    Parris Glendening: Do more to foster and support small and minority business.
    Parris Glendening: Combat discrimination based on sexual orientation.
    Martin O`Malley: Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women.
    Dan Bongino: Lessen the tax burden on residents and businesses.
    Dan Bongino: Predictable tax code benefits economy more than revenue loss.
    Michael Steele: Expand minority-owned business opportunities.
    Martin O`Malley: Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Restore the rights to non-violent ex-offenders.
    Michael Steele: More focus on victims of violent crime.
    Michael Steele: Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders.
    Michael Steele: Combat the proliferation of gangs.
    Martin O`Malley: Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets.
    Michael Steele: More enforcement against Drug Trafficking.
    Benjamin Cardin: $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants.
    Dan Bongino: Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors.
    Martin O`Malley: Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on time.
    Mary Landrieu: Strongly believes in early childhood education.
    Michael Steele: Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act.
    Parris Glendening: Began the Golden Age of School Construction ($1.6B).
    Parris Glendening: Make tuition an anachronism: free college for all.
Energy & Oil
    Ben Cardin: End special breaks to oil industries.
    Rob Sobhani: Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas.
    Martin O`Malley: Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure.
    Martin O`Malley: Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space.
    Martin O`Malley: Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants.
    Mary Landrieu: Coastal wetlands erosion is an unfolding catastrophe.
    Michael Steele: Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation.
    Parris Glendening: $955 million for public transit & Smart Growth initiatives.
Families & Children
    Martin O`Malley: Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%.
    Mary Landrieu: Supports adoption and foster care reform.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Priority on family and marriage values.
Foreign Policy
    Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
    Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
    Rob Sobhani: Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland.
    Rob Sobhani: Peace through strength.
    Dan Bongino: Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital.
Free Trade
    Rob Sobhani: Free and fair trade plus multilateralism.
    Michael Steele: Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa.
Government Reform
    Rob Sobhani: Public service shouldn't be a life-long career; 2-term limit.
Gun Control
    Martin O`Malley: Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws.
Health Care
    Benjamin Cardin: Invest in prevention and early detection.
    Ben Cardin: We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare.
    Dan Bongino: ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats.
    Rob Sobhani: Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled.
    Rob Sobhani: Invest $500M in Maryland hospitals for R&D.
    Dan Bongino: Health research is the solution, but not by gov't.
    Mary Landrieu: Supported the creation and expansion of health care for kids.
Homeland Security
    Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses.
    Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care.
    Mary Landrieu: Co-sponsored the 21st Century GI Bill.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Strong national defense based on domestic manufacturing base.
    Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldn’t be my secretary of defense.
    Rob Sobhani: Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law.
    Rob Sobhani: Find private sector funding for Maryland job initiatives.
    Martin O`Malley: We have driven unemployment down to a three-year low.
    Martin O`Malley: Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally.
Local Issues
    Martin O`Malley: Recognized native Piscataway People after 350 years.
Principles & Values
    Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002.
    Rob Sobhani: I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term.
    Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Experienced as faith-based leader.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Co-hosted two political radio shows in Maryland.
    Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination.
    Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party.
Social Security
    Michael Steele: Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices.
Tax Reform
    Martin O`Malley: Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases.
    Rob Sobhani: 15% flat rate for most workers; high earners pay more.
    Michael Steele: Create legacy wealth for future generations.
    Parris Glendening: Cut 28 taxes & returned $2.6B to taxpayers.
    Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices.
    Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation.
    Martin O`Malley: $156M for One Maryland Broadband Network.
    Martin O`Malley: 21st Century cyber-infrastructure & rural broadband network.
War & Peace
    Dan Bongino: Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes.
    Mary Landrieu: New course for our strategy in Iraq, with benchmarks.
    Benjamin Cardin: Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable.
    Benjamin Cardin: Never turn our back on our troops.
    Benjamin Cardin: Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror.
    Michael Steele: We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov’t.
    Michael Steele: Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy.
    Michael Steele: Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons.
    Michael Steele: Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war.
    Michael Steele: Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally.
Welfare & Poverty
    Martin O`Malley: Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit.

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