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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)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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PolitiFact analysis of 2013 Senate and Gubernatorial races


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    from PolitiFact fact-checking of 2013 Senate and Gubernatorial candidates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (2) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Barbara Buono (4) New Jersey Democratic Challenger
  • Chris Christie (2) New Jersey Republican Governor
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Republican Governor
  • Ken Cuccinelli (5) Virginia Republican Challenger
  • Marco Rubio (1) Republican Senator (FL)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

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  • HALF TRUE The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.
  • MOSTLY FALSE The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.
  • FALSE The statement is not accurate.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Barbara Buono: My budget work speaks for itself, including $11B deficit.
Energy & Oil
    Ken Cuccinelli: Opposes tailpipe emission rules for CO2 reductions.
Environment
    Ken Cuccinelli: Kill rats around Occupy DC camps; don't move them to VA.
    Ken Cuccinelli: EPA should stand for "the Employment Prevention Agency".
Health Care
    Barack Obama: FactCheck: 7M new Medicaid includes woodwork & normal churn.
    Barack Obama: Lie of the Year: 'If you like your plan, you can keep it'.
    Barbara Buono: NJ has lost half our pharmaceutical jobs.
    Barbara Buono: Keep collective bargaining for health benefits.
    Ken Cuccinelli: Challenged & won on Constitutionality of ObamaCare's mandate.
    Ken Cuccinelli: ObamaCare has 6 years of costs vs. 10 years of tax revenue.
Immigration
    Marco Rubio: FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either.
    Jeb Bush: FactCheck: Yes, immigrants are more fertile.
Jobs
    Chris Christie: I inherited 119,000 private-sector jobs lost.
    Barbara Buono: N.J. unemployment worse than US average & surrounding states.
Tax Reform
    Chris Christie: 2012: Across-the-board tax cut; 2013: exclude over $400K.


The above quotations are from PolitiFact analysis of 2013 Senate and Gubernatorial races.

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