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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
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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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Hard Choices
by Hillary Clinton

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-- Jesse Gordon, editor-in-chief,, June 2014 excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Energy & Oil
    Hillary Clinton: $100B per year by 2020 for climate change mitigation.
Families & Children
    Hillary Clinton: Our generation is blessed by extra years with aging parents.
Foreign Policy
    Hillary Clinton: Political restraint against Iran's Ahmadinejad was a mistake.
    Hillary Clinton: 2011: we abandoned Egypt's Mubarak too readily.
    Hillary Clinton: 2012: Take a harder line with Russia's Putin.
    Barack Obama: 2009: Chose Japan PM as first visitor to emphasize alliance.
    Bill Clinton: 2009: Rescue mission to North Korea to free 2 US journalists.
    Hillary Clinton: 2009: Chose Japan as first destination to emphasize alliance.
    Hillary Clinton: Some world leaders are still misogynistic.
    Hillary Clinton: China never fits neatly into category like friend or rival.
    Hillary Clinton: 1998: organized women's peace conference in Northern Ireland.
    Hillary Clinton: 2009: Northern Ireland shows any adversaries can make good.
    Hillary Clinton: Push Russia on press freedom; they've killed 20 journalists.
    Hillary Clinton: Idealistic realism: embody hybrid rather than categorizing.
    Richard Nixon: 1972 China trip: "The week that changed the world".
    Hillary Clinton: End the Cuban embargo; that will shift onus to Castros.
    Hillary Clinton: Eastern Europe in NATO keeps Putin from moving beyond Crimea.
    Hillary Clinton: Smart power: combine civil society & traditional diplomacy.
    Hillary Clinton: Does US still have what it takes to lead? Yes!
    Hillary Clinton: Distinguish inherited problems from new ones & opportunities.
Homeland Security
    Hillary Clinton: Dozens of Benghazi attackers had dozens of motives.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi security was simply inadequate in a dangerous city.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi talking points were written by CIA for Congress.
    Hillary Clinton: Benghazi: focused on rescue & prevention, not retrospection.
Principles & Values
    Bill Clinton: Good Friday Agreement ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
    Sarah Palin: Resounding response to 2008 nomination: "Who?".
    Hillary Clinton: We survive trauma by people showing kindness.
    Hillary Clinton: I have loved & been loved; all the rest is background music.
    Hillary Clinton: Life is about making hard choices; so is governing.
    Hillary Clinton: Making hard choices, I listened to both my heart and my head.
War & Peace
    Hillary Clinton: Don't demand complete moratorium on Israeli settlement.
    Hillary Clinton: 2012: We helped Syrian rebels, but we should have done more.
    Hillary Clinton: Putin wants to reassert Russia's dominance in its own areas.
    Hillary Clinton: Putin's annexing Crimea plays outdated zero-sum game.
    Hillary Clinton: I wanted to arm Syrian rebels, along with regional partners.
    Hillary Clinton: I got it wrong on 2002 Iraq War vote.

The above quotations are from Hard Choices
by Hillary Clinton.

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