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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 Rhode Island Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Rhode Island Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barry Hinckley (12) Republican Challenger Rhode Island
  • Carl Sheeler (12) Democratic Challenger (2006) Rhode Island
  • Chris Young (1) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Rhode Island
  • Jack Reed (1) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Lincoln Chafee (16) Rhode Island Independent Governor
  • Sheldon Whitehouse (9) Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general Rhode Island
  • Stephen Laffey (17) Republican challenger (2006) Rhode Island
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    Lincoln Chafee: The real potential for cures is in the embryonic stem cells.
    Lincoln Chafee: Opposed the Alito nomination on 3 issues, not litmus test.
    Stephen Laffey: Very few scientists believe in embryonic stem cell research.
    Stephen Laffey: Donít have any litmus tests for judges.
    Carl Sheeler: Roe v. Wade has been decided; keep abortion legal.
Budget & Economy
    Barry Hinckley: Our children have to pay back the debt; it's a train wreck.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Grow the economy from the middle class out.
    Lincoln Chafee: Pork barrel accounts for 1% of the budget, and is requested.
    Stephen Laffey: Pork barrel spending does not benefit Rhode Island.
    Stephen Laffey: Pay for entitlement programs by keeping taxes low.
    Stephen Laffey: Cut corporate welfare and sink the 600 page tax code.
Civil Rights
    Stephen Laffey: Find a way to wiretap al-Qaeda members calling into the US.
    Carl Sheeler: Recognize civil unions; supports same-sex marriage.
    Carl Sheeler: Women & minorities are underrepresented in business.
    Barry Hinckley: Make R.I. the most attractive place to do business.
    Barry Hinckley: Cut the business tax rate from 35% to 20%.
    Carl Sheeler: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Carl Sheeler: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
    Barry Hinckley: Give a grant to every family to choose school.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Extend "Race to the Top" to middle school.
    Lincoln Chafee: Fund special education before tax cuts for the wealthy.
    Stephen Laffey: Chafee failed on funding the IDEA program and the NCLB Act.
    Carl Sheeler: Educate children about sex rather than moralizing.
Energy & Oil
    Stephen Laffey: Need a new national energy policy to fight the War on Terror.
    Carl Sheeler: Begin with environment friendly public transportation.
    Chris Young: Stop constructing schools on toxic dumps.
Foreign Policy
    Barry Hinckley: Reduce foreign aid; robust American military presence abroad.
    Barry Hinckley: End foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Traditional internationalist and support of Israel.
Government Reform
    Jack Reed: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Overturn Citizens United; it undid 100 years of regulations.
    Lincoln Chafee: Vindicated for opposing Alito, by Alito's bad votes.
    Lincoln Chafee: Has concerns about Bush's expansion of executive power.
    Stephen Laffey: Supported Sam Alito nomination to Supreme Court.
    Carl Sheeler: Term limits for governor but not for legislature.
    Carl Sheeler: Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign contributions.
Gun Control
    Carl Sheeler: Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more.
Health Care
    Barry Hinckley: ObamaCare is an example of government gone wild.
    Barry Hinckley: Voucher program provides Medicare choice.
    Lincoln Chafee: Bipartisanship is the key to reform Medicare.
    Lincoln Chafee: Support Canadian drug importation that Laffey opposes.
    Stephen Laffey: Medicare has to be able to negotiate.
    Stephen Laffey: Embryonic stem cell research has produced no benefit.
Homeland Security
    Lincoln Chafee: Keep Rhode Island's military installations thriving.
    Stephen Laffey: We need to expand weapons programs.
    Lincoln Chafee: Co-sponsored McCain-Kennedy immigration bill.
    Lincoln Chafee: Laffey supported then opposed ID cards for illegal aliens.
    Stephen Laffey: Opposes the McCain-Kennedy bill?a vote for illegal aliens.
    Barry Hinckley: RI 50th in business friendliness, causing high unemployment.
Principles & Values
    Barry Hinckley: Extreme partisanship is killing this country.
    Lincoln Chafee: The Club for Growth is pouring the money for Laffey.
    Lincoln Chafee: Being deliberate and responsible is not indecisive.
    Lincoln Chafee: Vote my conscience while keeping good relations with GOP.
    Stephen Laffey: Confront real problems directly with people.
Social Security
    Barry Hinckley: Hire actuaries to bring system into line, not politicians.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Protect and defend Social Security.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Life without Social Security would be unimaginably worse.
Tax Reform
    Barry Hinckley: Lower rates for families, lower rates for businesses.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Tax code is broken, but flat tax is a lousy idea.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: $2T in new revenues, and $2T in cuts, to balance budget.
    Stephen Laffey: Tax cuts are good for America.
    Carl Sheeler: Property taxes are regressive.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Create new infrastructure to renew economy.
War & Peace
    Lincoln Chafee: Only Republican to vote against Iraq war?but keep Rumsfeld.
    Lincoln Chafee: Support a timetable if diplomacy does not work.
    Stephen Laffey: Take the Iraqi troops to Europe to train them.
    Stephen Laffey: Calls for the resignation of Rumsfeld.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carl Sheeler: Hand-up, not hand-out.

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