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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 Vermont Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Vermont Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bernie Sanders (3) Independent Jr Senator, previously Representative Vermont
  • Greg Parke (2) Republican challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Howard Dean (2) Democrat
  • John MacGovern (6) Republican challenger Vermont
  • Larry Drown (7) Democratic challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Peter Shumlin (14) Vermont Democratic Governor
  • Richard Tarrant (7) Republican Challenger (2006) Vermont
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    Peter Shumlin: Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont.
    John MacGovern: Opposes abortion in most cases.
    Richard Tarrant: No litmus tests; majority don’t want Roe overturned.
Budget & Economy
    Peter Shumlin: Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus.
Civil Rights
    Greg Parke: Constitutional gay marriage ban is democracy in action.
    Richard Tarrant: Don’t use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage.
    Bernie Sanders: Bush’s tracking citizens’ phone call patterns is illegal.
    Peter Shumlin: Getting credit to entrepreneurs when they need it grows jobs.
    Peter Shumlin: Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail.
    Peter Shumlin: Address drug addiction as a public health crisis.
    Peter Shumlin: War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment.
    Peter Shumlin: Dual enrollment for high school students to state college.
    Larry Drown: Strong Public Education.
Energy & Oil
    Larry Drown: Don’t drill for oil in our national parks.
    Peter Shumlin: Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility.
Government Reform
    Larry Drown: Bring back honesty and openness into government.
Health Care
    John MacGovern: Dislikes President Obama's health care act.
    Larry Drown: Healthcare that works for everyone.
    Howard Dean: Universal access for all Vermonters; insure the last 6%.
    Howard Dean: Keep “community rating”: insure older people at same rates.
Homeland Security
    Bernie Sanders: F-35 fighter planes OK at Burlington Airport.
    John MacGovern: No noisy F-35 fighter planes at Burlington Airport.
    Larry Drown: Maintain strong Armed Forces.
    Richard Tarrant: We must sacrifice some rights & privacy in times of war.
    Peter Shumlin: Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs.
    Peter Shumlin: Vermont unemployment rate, 5.3%, is among lowest in America.
    Larry Drown: Jobs in America based on alternative energy industry.
Local Issues
    Peter Shumlin: Tropical Storm Irene recovery: we rebuilt faster & smarter.
Principles & Values
    John MacGovern: Runs the Hanover Institute, a Dartmouth alumni group.
    John MacGovern: Served four terms in the Massachusetts legislature.
    Larry Drown: America needs a change in culture as well as politics.
Tax Reform
    Peter Shumlin: Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times.
    Greg Parke: Completely eliminate federal estate tax.
    Richard Tarrant: Raise the estate tax exemption but don’t eliminate it.
    Bernie Sanders: Capital gains & dividend tax cuts are giveaways to the rich.
    Richard Tarrant: Extend capital gains and dividend tax cuts.
    Peter Shumlin: Connect VT: $53M for rural broadband & cell service.
    Peter Shumlin: $106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail.
War & Peace
    John MacGovern: No nation-building in Afghanistan or Iraq.
    Richard Tarrant: No specific deadline, but out of Iraq as soon as possible.
    Richard Tarrant: Iraq war is over extending the country’s financial resources.

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