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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Media coverage of nationwide political races in The Washington Post, 2000-2009

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    Bob McDonnell: Supported 35 restrictive bills, even with rape & incest.
    Creigh Deeds: Backs abortion rights without parental consent.
    George Pataki: Favors abortion rights.
    John Kerry: Life begins at conception, but we can’t legislate that.
    Tom Vilsack: A Catholic who supports abortion rights.
    Wesley Clark: Partial birth ban ok if exceptions made for woman’s health.
    Duke Cunningham: Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research.
    Orrin Hatch: Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research.
    Strom Thurmond: Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research.
    Zell Miller: Both pro-life and pro-stem cell research.
    Al Gore: Next president’s Supreme Court nominees will decide abortion.
    George W. Bush: Supreme Court is wrong: leave abortion to the states.
    Elizabeth Dole: For federal funding only in cases of incest, rape, health.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Gilmore: More banking oversight, even if it means bigger government.
    Mark Warner: Banking crisis caused by too many asleep at the switch in DC.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Specified cuts are $10B, not $100B.
    Al Gore: Prosperity itself is on the ballot; keep “new-economy”.
    Al Gore: Voters in key states do not credit Gore for prosperity.
    Al Gore: Broad solutions to national debt & maintaining prosperity.
    George W. Bush: Make budget biennial; reinstate line-item veto; target pork.
    George W. Bush: $46B in new spending on health, education, & defense.
Civil Rights
    Mike Bloomberg: Backs same-sex marriage.
    George Allen: Tunisian mother did not teach him Tunisian slur “macaca”.
    Rudy Giuliani: Pro gay rights.
    Russell Feingold: Shouldn’t change the Constitution to ban gay marriage.
    John Kerry: Personally believes marriage is between a man & a woman.
    Wesley Clark: Homosexuality is not a sin.
    George W. Bush: Offices on AIDS and race will remain open.
    Ezola Foster: Homosexuality is biologically & psychologically damaging.
    Ezola Foster: Racism is out of govt; now focus on people.
    Ezola Foster: Supports display of Confederate flag in southern states.
    Ezola Foster: Against racial preferences.
    Chuck Robb: Soldiers die to protect values; allow flag-burning.
    George Allen: Support VA beliefs & pass flag-burning ban amendment.
    Howard Dean: AdWatch: “Hold corporations accountable”-but gave incentives.
    Dick Cheney: Halliburton receives $7B in no-bid contracts in Iraq.
    Ezola Foster: Defends police action in Rodney King beating.
    Jim Gilmore: Three strikes eligibility no grounds for stay of execution.
    Jim Gilmore: Death penalty sets standard to not tolerate ghastly murders.
    Barack Obama: Admitted marijuana use in high school & college.
    George W. Bush: Never disclosed DUI arrest out of concern for his daughters.
    Al Gore: Science doesn’t say medical marijuana is proper.
    Bob McDonnell: Supports charter schools.
    Creigh Deeds: Don't divert money from schools, even in recession.
    Mark Warner: Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids.
    Rick Santorum: Expose kids to legitimate debate of evolution & creationism.
    Margaret Spellings: NCLB act is modeled after her reforms in Texas.
    Ezola Foster: Focus on Constitution: feds out of school funding & control.
    Jim Gilmore: More support for traditional African-American universities.
    Al Gore: Increase the federal role in education.
    Al Gore: Highlights of 10-year $115B education program.
    George W. Bush: $5B reading program; mixing phonics & literature.
    George W. Bush: $2B for teachers; mandates are optional.
    George W. Bush: Apply Texas Reading Initiative to US: all 3rd graders read.
    George W. Bush: $400 deductible when teachers spend own money on classrooms.
    George W. Bush: $13B on education programs over 5 years.
    Elizabeth Dole: Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools.
    George W. Bush: Establish standards, then let school districts meet them.
    George W. Bush: Results-oriented systems: OK to link funding to performance.
    George W. Bush: Teachers’ unions obstacle to school innovation.
    George W. Bush: Vouchers a priority; encourage their spread.
Energy & Oil
    Bob McDonnell: Opposes cap-and-trade as congressional encroachment.
    Creigh Deeds: No cap-and-trade during recession.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: $150B for electric car batteries & new technology.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Supports nuclear power if it’s clean & safe.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Opposes Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste storage.
    John McCain: GovWatch: No, Obama supported $150B in energy innovation.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030.
    John McCain: End moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Yes, his cap-and-trade bill is mandatory.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Favors wind & solar in ad; favors nuclear in bills.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Gas tax cut goes to oil companies, not consumers.
    Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Gas tax holiday saves $8B; but that’s 64 cents/day.
    George W. Bush: Use ANWR fees for alternative energy and home oil help.
    George W. Bush: Drill ANWR and leave only footprints.
    Al Gore: Gore calls for elimination of combustion engine.
    Chuck Robb: Keep federal gas tax to maintain VA highway funding.
    George Allen: Roll back federal gas tax to lower gas price.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Voted for one Congressional Katrina investigation.
    George W. Bush: Restrict wetland development, but not arsenic or CO2.
    George W. Bush: More lead emission reporting requirements.
    Ezola Foster: Eliminate EPA; businesses can take care of themselves.
    Al Gore: Supports brownfield cleanup; says Bush did not in Texas.
    George W. Bush: Clean up urban brownfields, in US as in Texas.
    George W. Bush: Keep fed enviro role but give money & flexibility to states.
Families & Children
    George W. Bush: Fathers’ registry will promote involvement, responsibility.
    Al Gore: Elian’s father should decide Elian’s fate; maybe with courts.
    Hillary Clinton: Decide Elian’s fate via ongoing INS legal process.
    Rudy Giuliani: Give Elian citizenship; decide fate in family court.
    Al Gore: Elian’s interests paramount over diplomatic interests.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Gilmore: Pursue terrorists into Pakistan, but maintain secrecy.
    Mark Warner: Pakistan could emerge as world’s most dangerous nation.
    Dick Cheney: Reach out to allies-but advisory role only.
    George W. Bush: Bush Doctrine: pre-emptive strikes for US defense.
    George W. Bush: US troops will never be under UN command.
    Maria Cantwell: Opposes linking Human Rights to trade with China.
    Ezola Foster: American sovereignty is extremely important.
    Al Gore: Russia’s transition is accomplishment, if over-optimistic.
Free Trade
    George W. Bush: Repeals steel tariffs he imposed in 2002.
    Ezola Foster: Bush & Gore both favor free trade; Buchanan/Foster don’t.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Promised public financing, and then retreated.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: No, McCain & RNC don’t get much money from PACs.
    Samuel Alito: Courts play limited role in Constitutional system.
    George W. Bush: Bush’s support of non-severability makes reform vulnerable.
    John McCain: Differentiate “electioneering” from real issue ads.
    Ralph Nader: Don’t waste your vote: Gore & Bush only marginally differ.
    Ezola Foster: Government should stop meddling in people’s lives.
    George W. Bush: Streamline government with cuts and competition.
Gun Control
    Mark Warner: Strong defender of the Second Amendment.
    Mike Bloomberg: Sued New York City gun dealers to control guns.
    Michael Steele: No ban on guns; focus on enforcement instead.
    Dick Gephardt: No additional authority for federal gun agency.
    John Edwards: Leading Dems distance themselves from divisive gun debate.
    John Edwards: Guns are about independence-don’t mess with that.
    Wesley Clark: Supports ban on assault weapons.
    Wesley Clark: Supports the Second Amendment and uses guns himself.
    Charles Schumer: Cutting record-keeping limits fosters gun sale fraud & abuse.
    Ezola Foster: Focus on Constitution: No infringement of gun rights.
    George W. Bush: Assault weapon OK; waiting period not OK.
    George W. Bush: Concealed Carry needed in our dangerous society.
Health Care
    Bob McDonnell: Resist congressional encroachment & socialized medicine.
    Barbara Mikulski: Oppose a prescription plan that subsidies the drug companies.
    Dick Gephardt: AdWatch: Criticizes Dean for 11-year-old outdated stances.
    Wesley Clark: Supports universal health coverage.
    Anthony Kennedy: States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools.
    Antonin Scalia: States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools.
    Clarence Thomas: States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools.
    David Souter: Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules.
    John Paul Stevens: Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools.
    Stephen Breyer: Allow states to restrict cigarette ads beyond federal rules.
    William Rehnquist: States cannot ban cigarette ads near schools.
    George W. Bush: Senior Rx: “Immediate Helping Hand” now; more later.
    Ezola Foster: Portable and private affordable Medicare solutions.
    Al Gore: Base drug plan on people, not power.
    Al Gore: Use Medicare surplus to pay federal debt, not to cut taxes.
    Al Gore: Focus on low-income families who lack insurance.
    Bill Bradley: $65B per year for 45 million uninsured.
    George W. Bush: Supports subsidized Medicare menu with means testing.
Homeland Security
    John McCain: Applying habeas to Guantanamo let 30 terrorists attack US.
    John McCain: GovWatch: Only 13 Gitmo recidivists & none attacked US.
    Russell Feingold: Al-Qaeda is a priority, not Iraq.
    Howard Dean: No SDI deployment until it’s proven to work.
    Wesley Clark: Consider cutting defense spending.
    Ezola Foster: Sovereignty of nation is a primary concern.
    George W. Bush: SDI plan like Bush Sr.’s $63B GPALS & “Brilliant Pebbles”.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Anti-immigrants fuel xenophobia, but 45% increase.
    George W. Bush: New temporary worker program includes illegal aliens.
    Howard Dean: Poor treatment of Muslim immigrants is ethnic profiling.
    Ezola Foster: Immigration policies should protect Americans.
    Elizabeth Dole: Supports CA Prop 187 barring illegal aliens from schools.
    George W. Bush: Against the spirit of CA Proposition 187.
    John Walsh: My dad was a union man, and my roots are in unions.
    Jim Gilmore: Oppose making it easier to organize labor unions.
Principles & Values
    John Walsh: Washington incumbents are part of a broken system.
    Jim Gilmore: Will be conservative voice in Democratic-controlled Congress.
    Mark Warner: End partisan gridlock; embrace common ground.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner is ducking debates; doesn’t want his positions known.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: “Worked his way thru college” meant 2 summer jobs.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Wears flag pin to deflect anti-patriotism critics.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: never a Muslim, but school listed him as Muslim.
    Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Maybe won popular vote, but only delegates count.
    Amy Klobuchar: Voted with Democratic Party 94.1% of 324 votes.
    Arlen Specter: Voted with Republican Party 67.1% of 322 votes.
    Barack Obama: Voted with Democratic Party 96.0% of 251 votes.
    Barbara Boxer: Voted with Democratic Party 94.9% of 312 votes.
    Barbara Mikulski: Voted with Democratic Party 96% of 325 votes.
    Ben Nelson: Voted with Democratic Party 77.8% of 325 votes.
    Benjamin Cardin: Voted with Democratic Party 97.2% of 324 votes.
    Bernie Sanders: Voted with Democratic Party 94.1% of 324 votes.
    Bill Nelson: Voted with Democratic Party 93.4% of 320 votes.
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Voted with Democratic Party 91.5% of 305 votes.
    Bob Casey: Voted with Democratic Party 94.5% of 326 votes.
    Bob Corker: Voted with Republican Party 89.2% of 324 votes.
    Byron Dorgan: Voted with Democratic Party 89.4% of 321 votes.
    Carl Levin: Voted with Democratic Party 96.0% of 322 votes.
    Charles Grassley: Voted with Republican Party 84.4% of 326 votes.
    Charles Schumer: Voted with Democratic Party 96.5% of 315 votes.
    Chris Dodd: Voted with Democratic Party 95.8% of 238 votes.
    Chuck Hagel: Voted with Republican Party 79.4% of 311 votes.
    Claire McCaskill: Voted with Democratic Party 84.6% of 325 votes.
    Craig Thomas: Voted with Republican Party 90.9% of 164 votes.
    Daniel Akaka: Voted with Democratic Party 96.6% of 325 votes.
    Daniel Inouye: Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 293 votes.
    David Vitter: Voted with Republican Party 87.6% of 306 votes.
    Debbie Stabenow: Voted with Democratic Party 94.7% of 323 votes.
    Dianne Feinstein: Voted with Democratic Party 94.1% of 320 votes.
    Elizabeth Dole: Voted with Republican Party 91.3% of 311 votes.
    Evan Bayh: Voted with Democratic Party 86.8% of 319 votes.
    Frank Lautenberg: Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 322 votes.
    George Voinovich: Voted with Republican Party 75.4% of 317 votes.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Voted with Republican Party 71.0% of 324 votes.
    Harry Reid: Voted with Democratic Party 95.1% of 326 votes.
    Herbert Kohl: Voted with Democratic Party 96.0% of 326 votes.
    Hillary Clinton: Voted with Democratic Party 96.7% of 304 votes.
    Jack Reed: Voted with Democratic Party 96.6% of 322 votes.
    James Inhofe: Voted with Republican Party 88.1% of 311 votes.
    James Webb: Voted with Democratic Party 90.1% of 324 votes.
    Jeff Bingaman: Voted with Democratic Party 95.6% of 320 votes.
    Jeff Sessions: Voted with Republican Party 89.3% of 317 votes.
    Jim Bunning: Voted with Republican Party 89.4% of 320 votes.
    Jim DeMint: Voted with Republican Party 87.3% of 316 votes.
    Joe Biden: Voted with Democratic Party 97.0% of 233 votes.
    John Barrasso: Voted with Republican Party 94% of 100 votes.
    John Cornyn: Voted with Republican Party 93.2% of 322 votes.
    John Ensign: Voted with Republican Party 91.7% of 314 votes.
    John Kerry: Voted with Democratic Party 93.5% of 306 votes.
    John McCain: Voted with Republican Party 87.3% of 165 votes.
    John Rockefeller: Voted with Democratic Party 92.1% of 304 votes.
    John Sununu: Voted with Republican Party 84.4% of 321 votes.
    John Thune: Voted with Republican Party 91.0% of 324 votes.
    John Warner: Voted with Republican Party 84.1% of 320 votes.
    Johnny Isakson: Voted with Republican Party 94.4% of 323 votes.
    Jon Kyl: Voted with Republican Party 88.4% of 318 votes.
    Jon Tester: Voted with Democratic Party 88.6% of 324 votes.
    Joseph Lieberman: Voted with Democratic Party 88.4% of 320 votes.
    Judd Gregg: Voted with Republican Party 82.9% of 316 votes.
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: Voted with Republican Party 89.7% of 319 votes.
    Kenneth Salazar: Voted with Democratic Party 92.6% of 326 votes.
    Kent Conrad: Voted with Democratic Party 92.2% of 320 votes.
    Kit Bond: Voted with Republican Party 85.0% of 313 votes.
    Lamar Alexander: Voted with Republican Party 88.1% of 319 votes.
    Larry Craig: Voted with Republican Party 89.5% of 306 votes.
    Lindsey Graham: Voted with Republican Party 87.5% of 312 votes.
    Lisa Murkowski: Voted with Republican Party 80.6% of 319 votes.
    Maria Cantwell: Voted with Democratic Party 94.7% of 323 votes.
    Mark Pryor: Voted with Democratic Party 87.1% of 326 votes.
    Mary Landrieu: Voted with Democratic Party 84.7% of 321 votes.
    Max Baucus: Voted with Democratic Party 88.3% of 326 votes.
    Mel Martinez: Voted with Republican Party 87.8% of 320 votes.
    Michael Crapo: Voted with Republican Party 91.2% of 308 votes.
    Michael Enzi: Voted with Republican Party 91.2% of 308 votes.
    Mitch McConnell: Voted with Republican Party 92.9% of 325 votes.
    Norm Coleman: Voted with Republican Party 76.9% of 312 votes.
    Olympia Snowe: Voted with Republican Party 62.9% of 326 votes.
    Orrin Hatch: Voted with Republican Party 87.1% of 319 votes.
    Pat Roberts: Voted with Republican Party 86.9% of 313 votes.
    Patrick Leahy: Voted with Democratic Party 94.8% of 324 votes.
    Patty Murray: Voted with Democratic Party 96.6% of 322 votes.
    Pete Domenici: Voted with Republican Party 80.8% of 317 votes.
    Richard Burr: Voted with Republican Party 91.5% of 318 votes.
    Richard Durbin: Voted with Democratic Party 97.5% of 323 votes.
    Richard Lugar: Voted with Republican Party 76.2% of 324 votes.
    Richard Shelby: Voted with Republican Party 89.8% of 324 votes.
    Robert Bennett: Voted with Republican Party 88.2% of 322 votes.
    Robert Byrd: Voted with Democratic Party 86.8% of 319 votes.
    Robert Menendez: Voted with Democratic Party 95.7% of 325 votes.
    Ron Wyden: Voted with Democratic Party 95.1% of 324 votes.
    Russell Feingold: Voted with Democratic Party 91.7% of 326 votes.
    Sam Brownback: Voted with Republican Party 90.0% of 201 votes.
    Saxby Chambliss: Voted with Republican Party 94.4% of 319 votes.
    Sheldon Whitehouse: Voted with Democratic Party 96.6% of 325 votes.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 318 votes.
    Susan Collins: Voted with Republican Party 66.9% of 326 votes.
    Ted Kennedy: Voted with Democratic Party 91.3% of 321 votes.
    Ted Stevens: Voted with Republican Party 81.6% of 310 votes.
    Thad Cochran: Voted with Republican Party 87.5% of 321 votes.
    Thomas Carper: Voted with Democratic Party 91.6% of 321 votes.
    Tim Johnson: Voted with Democratic Party 100% of 15 votes.
    Tom Coburn: Voted with Republican Party 82.8% of 290 votes.
    Tom Harkin: Voted with Democratic Party 95.3% of 320 votes.
    Trent Lott: Voted with Republican Party 88.2% of 304 votes.
    Wayne Allard: Voted with Republican Party 92.7% of 317 votes.
    Mike Bloomberg: Will decide in early ‘08 on run as self-financed independent.
    George Allen: Recently discovered he has Jewish heritage.
    George Allen: Raised Christian with Jewish ancestry; religion not relevant.
    Rudy Giuliani: Socially liberal stances: weak in primary; strong in general.
    Harriet Miers: Low-key but high-precision style.
    Harriet Miers: Served one term on Dallas City Council and then bowed out.
    Joseph Lieberman: AdWatch: Fighting extremes of both parties.
    Howard Dean: Building a grassroots movement, like a liberal Goldwater.
    Wesley Clark: Different kind of Democrat-without strong partisanship.
    Wesley Clark: Would not rule out vice presidency.
    Wesley Clark: Bush abuses executive power as much as Nixon did.
    Howard Dean: Let’s say what we think and get away from being poll-driven.
    Jim Jeffords: Party switch gives control of Senate to Democrats.
    Robert Reich: Democratic Party: not playing dead, but dead.
    George W. Bush: Communitarianism: Society over unfettered individualism.
    George W. Bush: Bush ended news conferences in Sept.; Gore now accessible.
    Ralph Nader: Nader-Trader: Swap Gore vote with friend in non-swing state.
    Ralph Nader: Hold Your Vote: check late polls; vote Nader if not close.
    Ralph Nader: Tactical voting: if Gore leads your state by 9%, vote Nader.
    Ezola Foster: Left Democrats & GOP because of differences of belief.
    Ezola Foster: In the race to win.
    Ezola Foster: Encourages attending John Birch chapter meetings.
    Ezola Foster: No rift in Reform Party; no change in platform.
    Dick Cheney: Praises Bush for decency, integrity, and honor.
    Dick Cheney: Opportunity to serve led to acceptance of nomination.
    George W. Bush: Bush cultivates a religious language acceptable to most.
    Pat Buchanan: Far right support for Buchanan has transformed Reform Party.
    Ralph Nader: Spoiled political system spawns spoiled candidates.
    Ralph Nader: Uses personal income as societal change agent.
    George W. Bush: Theme: change how Washington works & restore moral purpose.
    Chuck Robb: Calls himself a centrist Democrat.
    George Allen: Calls himself “Common sense” conservative populist.
    George W. Bush: “Bully Pulpit” should spur societal change.
    Al Gore: At impeachment, defends “one of our greatest presidents”.
    Janet Reno: In contempt of Congress over Clinton-Gore fund-raising.
Social Security
    Walter Mondale: Chaired commission on privatization, but opposed privatizing.
    Ezola Foster: Help people without dependency: transition to IRAs.
    Al Gore: Protect Social Security from privacy & ID theft.
    Al Gore: More benefits to 8 million mothers and 3 million widows.
    Al Gore: Privatization is “stock market roulette”.
    George W. Bush: Use political capital to implement private savings accounts.
    George W. Bush: Lock-box yes; tax increase no; bipartisanship yes.
    George W. Bush: Tax-funded private IRA’s under federal guidelines.
Tax Reform
    Bob McDonnell: Opposed tax increases for core government services.
    Jim Gilmore: Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax.
    Mark Warner: Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall.
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: didn’t vote to raise taxes 94 times; at most 54.
    Mike Bloomberg: Raised property taxes 18% to pay off budget deficit.
    Wesley Clark: Freeze Bush tax cuts which haven’t yet taken effect.
    Al Gore: $500B to people earning under $100K; via 30 targeted cuts.
    George W. Bush: $500B to people earning under $100K; $800B to those richer.
    Ezola Foster: End taxes on income, capital gains, gifts, & inheritance.
    Al Gore: Don’t eliminate gas tax; ask oil interests to charge less.
    George W. Bush: Don’t eliminate gas tax; ask OPEC to increase supply.
    George W. Bush: Add targeted cuts to comprehensive tax cut.
    George W. Bush: Use the marketplace to encourage people to save and invest.
    George W. Bush: $8B tax incentives for charitable contributions.
    George W. Bush: Allow IRA withdrawals for charitable contributions.
    George W. Bush: Simplify tax code to stimulate economic growth.
    Dick Gephardt: Using raw census numbers disenfranchises minorities.
    George W. Bush: No “virtual people” in census; use raw numbers.
    Al Gore: $33B for new R&D tax credit; more privacy protection on-line.
    George W. Bush: Fewer strings to obtain technology for schools.
    George W. Bush: Census long form is intrusive; not sure he’d fill it out.
War & Peace
    Jim Gilmore: Any kind of timetable in Iraq is not responsible.
    Mark Warner: No timetable to end war in Iraq.
    E.J. Pipkin: Give the President the benefit of the doubt to fight terror.
    Chuck Hagel: US in “deep trouble” in Iraq.
    John McCain: Looting, terrorism in Iraq a result of US mistakes.
    Lindsey Graham: We need more troops for long haul, Iraq is like WWII.
    George W. Bush: Request of $25 billion for war just the beginning.
    Dick Cheney: Saddam had intent to create WMD.
    George W. Bush: Saddam a “madman” who could make WMDs.
    Howard Dean: AdWatch: “My opponents voted for war”-negative but true.
    Newt Gingrich: Iraq policy is a mess.
    Howard Dean: Israeli security fence cannot be permanent.
    Wesley Clark: Would probably have voted yes on Iraq war authorization.
    Wesley Clark: Yes to Iraqi $87B if Bush makes exit strategy.
    John Hagelin: “Coherence-creation” via meditation would reduce stress.
Welfare & Poverty
    Barack Obama: GovWatch: Welfare laws he “passed” were federally mandated.
    George W. Bush: Fund faith-based social services, not worship services.
    Al Gore: Housing: Keep interest rates low; foster more savings.
    George W. Bush: Housing: Help low-income purchasers, and housing developers.
    George W. Bush: Housing: Use HUD rental vouchers for first home purchase.
    Al Gore: $200B to encourage more savings by low-income workers.
    George W. Bush: Invigorate “a Civil Society” to protect vulnerable citizens.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of nationwide political races in The Washington Post, 2000-2009.

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