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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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Confidence Men:
Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
by Ron Suskind

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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Barack Obama: 2008 financial collapse: final verdict on failed philosophy.
    Ed Markey: 1994 to 2008: defeated in attempts to regulate derivatives.
    George W. Bush: 2007: Avoided restructuring to maintain market confidence.
    Hank Paulson: TARP urgent to avoid another Great Depression.
    Hank Paulson: 2008: Bank bailout funds must be used for lending.
    Joe Biden: Increase debt ceiling & Commission on Fiscal Responsibility.
    Joe Biden: As banks become profitable, start fundamental reforms.
    Timothy Geithner: 2007: Bank "liquid facility" staved off collapse for a year.
    Timothy Geithner: 2008: Capital injections of billions to failing banks.
    Al Franken: End collusion between banks and security rating agencies.
    Carl Levin: Goldman Sachs cheated their clients using fiduciary info.
    Ed Markey: 90% tax on executive bonuses at companies receiving TARP.
    Elizabeth Warren: Bankruptcies result from mishaps, not from gaming the system.
    Sam Brownback: Exempt auto dealers from Consumer Financial Protection.
    Ted Kaufman: SAFE Banking Act: limit size so never "too big to fail".
Principles & Values
    Barack Obama: 2008: supported by both Hollywood and Wall Street.
    Barack Obama: 2005: Inherited staff from outgoing Senator Tom Daschle.
    Erskine Bowles: Leave your friends at home when you go to Washington.
    Joe Biden: 2010: Negotiated trades in bipartisan Senate bills.
    Scott Brown: Paid $10,000 for Cosmopolitan centerfold.
    Tom Daschle: 2004: Senator Obama's mentor upon entering the Senate.
    Barack Obama: Rebuild the country's crumbling infrastructure.

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Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
by Ron Suskind
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