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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. Joe Biden
Promises to Keep
Sen. Sam Brownback
From Power to Purpose
Sen. Hillary Clinton
Living History
Pres. Bill Clinton
My Life
Sen. Chris Dodd
Letters from Nuremberg
Sen. John Edwards
Ending Poverty in America
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Sen. Mike Gravel
Citizen Power
Gov. Mike Huckabee
From Hope to Higher Ground
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
A Prayer for America
Sen. John McCain
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama
The Audacity of Hope
Rep. Ron Paul
A Foreign Policy of Freedom
Gov. Bill Richardson
Between Worlds
Gov. Mitt Romney
Rep. Tom Tancredo
Mortal Danger
Sen. Fred Thompson
Government at the Brink

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way: A Personal Report, by Newt Gingrich

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Click here for 27 full quotes from Newt Gingrich in the book Lessons Learned the Hard Way.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Civil Rights
   NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds.
   ACLU has become eccentric and destructive.
   Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand.
   Support charters; insist on change for failing schools.
   Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools.
Energy & Oil
   Gas tax sounds OK in DC, but not outside Beltway.
Government Reform
   Established systems are inherently hostile to change.
   Press plays "gotcha"; limit press briefings.
   1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton.
   1994 GOP victory destroyed bipartisanship.
   Elected on anti-corruption platform in 1978.
   Government should take management lesson from private sector.
   Rethink every aspect of bureaucracy.
Health Care
   Ongoing battle against liberals nationalizing healthcare.
   Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes.
   Unions focus on politics; corporations on doing business.
Principles & Values
   GOP represents people, but Dems communicate better.
   Polls are biased left; GOP wins on the issues.
   Baby Boomers becoming Republicans while Dems become outdated.
   Liberals exploit weakness; conservatives offer strength.
Social Security
   Show true cost of FICA--double what is shown on paychecks.
   Convert to IRA-based system.
Tax Reform
   Opposing taxes is a key conservative value.
   Input of public judgement for any major tax reform.
   EITC is an invitation to fraud.
   Statistical adjustment of census begets political adjustment.
Welfare & Poverty
   Reach majority by better ideas, not by handing out goodies.

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