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All Politics is Local PB Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln PB My Life PB
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All Politics is Local PB Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln  PB My Life PB
Tip O'Neill was American institution, known & loved across country.  In All Politics is Local he shares his secrets.  Continuing in tradition of best selling Man of House, O'Neill's inimitable stories & irresistible style show how politics really works.  Each of his rules comes to life w/unforgettable story about presidents, congressmen or constituents. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner, Doris K Goodwin wove biographies and history of the Civil War into a richly detailed account.of the Lincoln presidency that shaped the history of our country. My Life: Presidential Years offers fullest, most concretely detailed most nuanced account of presidency ever written - encompassing nost only high points & crises but way presidency actually works: day to day bombardments of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks & achievements.
Jefferson on Freedom HB Spin Works! PB Donkey Mask 1
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Jefferson on Freedom HB Spin Works! PB Democratic Donkey Face Mask for Democratic Fashionistas!
Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define tyrant is unfit to be ruler of people. Whose voice's heard in media & whose's silenced?  Who's part of national debate & who's left out?  News media's one of most powerful forces in America - shaping our opinions, setting debate & informing how we view our communities & world.  Yet few of us have access to it or know how to use it. Be a democratic fashionista in this democratic red-white-and-blue donkey mask!  Cotton fabric, washable.  Proceeds from this mask go to candidates.
Donkey Mask 2 Bush vs Environment PB Change We Can Believe In PB
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Stylized Donkey Face Mask for Democratic Fashionistas! Bush vs Environment PB Change We Can Believe In PB
Be a democratic fashionista in this stylized donkey mask!  Cotton fabric, washable.  Proceeds from this mask go to candidates. Since becoming president, George W Bush has walked away from Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, weakened protections for endangered pieces & wilderness & retreated from his campaign pledge to regulate carbon dioxide. But president's agenda reaches deeper than these well known policies. In Bush vs Environment, Robert S Devine shows how White House is quietly undermining entire system of environmental safeguards that has developed over past 30 years. Administration's tactics include:

Encouraging lawsuits against federal government that challenge existing environmental laws & then feebly defending cases in court.
Ignoring scientific evidence that doesn't support President Bush's goals & pressuring government scientists to product results Administration wants.
Using fuzzy math to overestimate costs & underestimate benefits of regulations that protect human health & environment, which can lead to eliminate of much needed rules.
At this defining moment in our history, Americans are hungry for change.  After years of failed policies & failed politics from Washington, this is our chance to reclaim American dream.  Barack Obama has proven to be new kind of leader - one who can bring people together, be honest about challenges we face & move this nation forward.  Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America.
Barbara Jordan American Hero PB Blinded by Right PB 101 People Who Are Really Screwing Up America PB
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Barbara Jordan American Hero PB Blinded by Right PB 101 People Who Are Really Screwing Up America PB
Barbara Jordan was 1st African American woman to serve in TX Senate since Reconstruction, 1st black woman elected to Congress from South & 1st to deliver keynote address at national party convention.  Yet Jordan herself remained mystery, woman so private that even her close friends didn't know name of illness that debilitated her for 2 decades until it struc her down at age of 59. "I had begun my career by suppressing my liberal social values to get ahead in conservative movement: I then abandoned conservative traditions of restraint & civility for Gingrichian ends justify means radicalism.  As closeted gay man, I did work of right wing lawyers of Federalist Society, Christian Coalition & worst bigots from Arkansas - racist, homophobic Clinton haters.  Through it all - destructive partisanship, careerism, personal aggrandizement - in my mind I managed to rationalize each of my actions & hold on to idea that I wasn't like Ruddys, Scaifes, Falwells, Tyrrells, Funds - I was better than they were.  Whatever else I may have been, I wasn't liar.  But I was no better than Arkansas Project brigade after all.  Strange lies were mine.  All attacks, hateful rhetoric, dark alliances & strange conspiracies, eye for eye, nuts & sluts, defending Pinochet, throwing grenades, carpet bombing White House, Bob Bork, Bob Tyrrell, Bob Dornan, Bob Bartley, Bob Barr - it all led right here: I lost my soul." Hilarious riposte to Bernard Goldberg's right wing & unforgivably successful 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.
SNL Presents: Clinton Years PB America Back on Track PB Bushworld Enter at Your Own Risk PB
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SNL Presents: Clinton Years PB America Back on Track PB Bushworld Enter at Your Own Risk PB
Follow hilarious chronicles of our 42nd President, William Jefferson Clinton, as recorded here for posterity in these memorable moments from "Saturday Night Live" War in Iraq, economy, national security, health care, education, civil rights, environment, constitutional system of checks & balances - these & other vital issues are major concerns to Americans today, yet all have been mishandled by Bush administration.  For Senator Edward Kennedy, it is proof that nation has departed more deeply from its fundamental ideals than at any time in modern history.  Responding to erosion in our long standing values, he identifies 7 principal challenges on defining issues of our time & offers proposals for putting America back on track to achieving its great promise of liberty & justice for all. For past 2 decades, Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars - & her scorching wit - on Bush dynasty.  Here, she explores & dissects entire story, in all its Oedipal, Orwellian, Shakesperean glory.  Drawing from her "New York Times" column, w/new introductory essay, she journeys to Maine, Texas, Washington, old Europe, new Europe & Saudi Arabia, chronicling both father & son as well as cast of characters surrounding them.  For any reader who cares about America, this is essential reading.  As Dowd says about Bushrworld: "It's their reality.  We only live & die in it."
In Defense of Justice Censoring Science PB Everything You Think You Know About Politics...& Why You're Wrong PB
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In defense of Justice: the Greatest Dissents of RBG Censoring Science PB Everything You Think You Know About Politics...& Why You're Wrong PB
This book features Ginsburg's best-known dissents in a format accessible to the non-lawyer, giving RBG's worldwide fans an approach to their hero's life's work. Each dissent is prefaced with an explanation of the case to help prepare the lay reader for approaching difficult legal prose. Senior teens and adults Dr James Hansen - leading climate expert for NASA & world - first broke international news on global warming at Senate hearing in 1988.  Little did he expect rising storm of politically motivated resistance, denial & obstruction that would follow. Confused because conventional wisdom doesn't coincide w/your view of political world?  Perhaps that's because press & pundits have it wrong.
Burial for a King Clinton Wars HB Homegrown Democrat HB
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Burial for a King:  MLK's Funeral and the Week that Transformed Atlanta Clinton Wars HB Homegrown Democrat HB
A minute-by-minute description of the preparations that led up to the
funeral, a day that transformed Atlanta and
drew the attention of the nation.  16 years to adult.
This major new book - part history, part memoir - is riveting inside account of presidency of William Jefferson Clinton.  When in 1997 Clinton appointed Sidney Blumenthal as senior adviser, writer who had been covering Washington political scene for more than decade was catapulted into front lines of Clinton wars.  From his 1st day in White House until long after his appearance as only presidential aide ever to testify in impeachment trial, Blumenthal participated in nearly all battles of Clinton Wars. "We democrats are deeply flawed people, we can be earnestly boring & awfully righteous about moral issues in faraway places.  We can be weenies, capable of doing dumb things in name of common good.  But we do stick to our guns.  We believe in decency & public spiritedness & have refused to hitch our wagon to yahooism & have supported government as necessary force for good.  We are passionate.  This is year of possible."
Kamala Harris Rooted in Justice Liberal Hour PB Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton Portrait in her Own Words HB
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Kamala Harris  Rooted in Justice Liberal Hour PB Unique Voice of Hillary Rodham Clinton Portrait in her Own Words HB
"Can girls be President?" asked Eve.  Yes, they can answered her mother.  As a matter of fact, there is a woman right here in Oakland hoping to be President one day.  Kamala Harris strived to create justice from being a very young child and throughout her life.  Learn about her roots in Justice.  Ages 4 and up. Reform has seldom come w/such speed, such sweep & such consequence.  What drove this political sea change?  In Liberal Hour, Calvin Mackenzie & Robert Weisbrot argue that primary force behind it was not counterculture but those in traditional seats of power.  W/nuance & panache, they present real life characters - from giants like JFK & Johnson to lesser known senators & congressmen - who drove these reforms & were critical to passage of key legislation.  Concise, accessible & engaging behind scenes look at profound social changes of 1960s, Liberal Hour reveals how Washington, so often portrayed as target of reform, was in fact era's most effective engine of change. "I want to live my life way that I believe is right for me.  I want every woman to have same opportunity.  I do not prejudge any other woman's choices...What I wish for them is what I wish for every young girl: that their life choices give them satisfaction & happiness that comes from leading integrated life".
9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions PB The Truths We Hold Acting President HB
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9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions PB The Truths We Hold by Vice President Elect Kamala Harris Acting President HB
"W/this new book, David Ray Griffin establishes himself, alongside Seymour Hersh, as America's #1 bearer of unpleasant, yet necessary, public truths." - Richard Falk, Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Princeton University Learn how family and community helped shape this remarkable woman who has become our Vice President.
Some called president lazy, others uninterested in daily details; some said he was brilliant delegator of responsibility.  Whatever viewpoint, it is unquestionably true that men around Ronald Reagan played unprecedented role in shaping & controlling nation's foreign & domestic policy.  In this explosive book, Schieffer & Gates, working w/extensive network of sources & some hitherto secret materials, show just who these men were & just how they influenced both President & country.  You'll read 1980 memorandum dividing up real power of presidency b/w Edwin Meese & James Baker; you'll understand why man was young as Michael Deaver was able to wield such enormous power; you'll witness astonishing Oval Office session on defense budget immediately after Gramm Rudman was passed.  You'll meet, in intimate, sometimes painful, detail, not only Deaver & Baker but such men as Donald Regan, William Casey, Alexander Haig & John Poindexter-  & what you read will change your vision of the decade.
Promises to Keep PB Kamala and Maya's Big Idea March: Book Two
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Promises to Keep PB Kamala and Maya's Big Idea - a playground for all March Two by John Lewis
As US senator for more than 35 years, Joe Biden has both witnessed & participated in momentous epoch of American history.  In Promises to Keep, Biden, now Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, reveal what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues & institutions of government. Kamala and sister Maya looked out on the courtyard of their apartment
building and saw an unused space.  Little girl eyes saw a potential
playground to be enjoyed by all the residents.  But where there is a will, there is a way, and between Kamala and Maya,
there was no shortage of will.  The community provided the way.  Ages 4
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Congressman John Lewis takes us behind the scenes
of the Civil Rights movement: on the way to Selma.  For ages 9 through adults.  Get free inspirational photo when you order this book.
Shrub: Short But Happy Political Life of George W Bush HB Ted Kennedy HB Joe Biden Action Figure
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Shrub: Short But Happy Political Life of George W Bush HB Ted Kennedy HB Joe Biden Action Figure, a man of action
"Past is prologue in politics.  If politician is left, right, weak, strong, given to waffle or flip flop, or, as sometimes happens, able soul who performs well under pressure, all that will be in record." Edward Kennedy was a towering figure of the American political landscape for almost half a century. The youngest member of America's most fabled political clan and a leading voice of liberalism, he became one of the most powerful and effective Senators in the nation's history.

Kennedy's rich and sometimes tragic story is told in this book by TIME writers Joe Klein, Richard Lacayo and Karen Tumulty; historian Robert Dallek; former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle; longtime Kennedy-family aide Theodore Sorensen; and Kennedy's close friend and speechwriter Robert Shrum. It's also told through dozens of unforgettable photographs, including many intimate, behind-the-scenes pictures of Kennedy at work, on the campaign trail or relaxing with family and friends.

That story begins with the fierce ambition of Kennedy's father, the wealthy and unstoppable Joseph Kennedy Sr., who believed that one of his sons should become President of the United States. As the youngest of Joe and Rose Kennedy's nine children, Ted wasn't necessarily destined for a political career. But one by one, his older brothers met their fates, until only Ted was left. Joe Jr. died in a combat mission during World War II. Jack reached the White House, only to be assassinated in 1963. Five years later, Robert was shot down during his own campaign for the presidency.

For a time, it seemed inevitable that Ted would also seek the White House, and soon. Then came Chappaquiddick, the tragedy that cost a young woman her life and cast a shadow over Kennedy for the rest of his. When he did make his only bid for the Oval Office, in 1980, it was in a surprising attempt to unseat an incumbent Democrat, Jimmy Carter. Though Kennedy's 1980 campaign did not succeed, it ended in a speech to the Democratic National Convention that sealed his status as liberalism's greatest champion.

The failure of that campaign also freed Kennedy to focus for the rest of his life on the work of the Senate. It was there that he gave enduring substance to the Kennedy family legacy, through legislation that shaped this nation in many areas - education, the economy, civil rights, law enforcement and foreign policy-and especially through his decades-long struggle to extend affordable health care to all Americans. His career culminated in 2008 with his key role in securing the Democratic Party's nomination, and ultimately the presidency, for Barack Obama.

A rich compilation of insightful writing and memorable photographs, Kennedy is an authoritative portrait of a man who was one of the major figures of his time.
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Kamala Harris Action Figure Latino Wave How Hispanics Will Elect Next American President HB Truth to Tell HB
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Kamala Harris Action Figure, a woman of action Latino Wave How Hispanics Will Elect Next American President HB Truth to Tell HB
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Latinos are different.  Latinos are distinct.  They are rapidly integrating themselves into society but will not completely & fully assimilate themselves culturally.  Latinos are creating their own space in this country & their particular cultural differences will continue to influence rest of society.  These uniquely Hispanic cultural characteristics are forever changing face of United States.  Latinos are shattering proverbial melting pot. "Lanny Davis has written book that should be required reading for all Washington officials & journalists alike.  It's instructive & cautionary tale of constant struggle to know truth of what is going on at highest levels of government." - Tom Brokaw
Your Government Failed You HB Foreclosure of America HB Killer Politics HB
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Your Government Failed You HB Foreclosure of America HB Killer Politics HB
When business school classes study this collapse in hindsight many years from now, they will certainly pore through reams of rich data, charts & graphs & seek out various flaws in present day business models, looking for what went wrong & what was tipping point.  But no data, no textbook, no chart can ever illustrate human aspects of what causes bubbles & provide firsthand account of thinking - flavor of those moments - from w/n those conference rooms at that point in history.  Excitement, group think, momentum & fear that squelch resistance, systemic power of mighty current pushing fish along, this is inside story of feelings w/n walls of Countrywide during that time, which textbooks will never be able to re create. According to Ed Schultz, malicious contest for America's soul is not b/w Democrats & Republicans.  That battle's decoy.  Real war's big money vs everyday American: Greatest heist in history's been going on right under our noses - unprecedented transfer of wealth from American middle class into pockets of super wealthy.
Follow Money HB Heart of Patriot HB All Too Human HB
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Follow Money HB Heart of Patriot HB All Too Human HB
"John Anderson's Follow Money shows that when George W Bush, Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales & others arrived in Washington, DC, in 2001, they brought w/them TX Republican way of getting things done.  While Americans were fixated on terrorism & war in Iraq, corruption never stopped in Washington.  Combining curiosity of journalist w/perspective of historian, John Anderson brilliantly lays it all out for reader, whose jaw will drop when seeing what - even today - passes for political leadership & representation of people in our nation's capitol." - Craig Unger, author of House of Bush, House of Saud & Fall of House of Bush With this deeply moving account of his extraordinary life, Max Cleland offers painfully honest exploration of personal cost of war & courage that sustained his journey "So this is it.  This is how big guys talk to each other.  I'd been behind my share of closed doors on Capitol Hill, but this was different - more self conscious, almost cinematic, as if everyone was aware of playing part in drama that was being written as they spoke.  This was classic smoke filled room, minus smoke.  I watched & listened & tried to look cool, too dumb struck to say sensible word & half convinced that somebody would look up any minute & say, 'Hey, what are you doing here?' " - from All Too Human
Packing Court HB Ted Kennedy: Scenes from Epic Life HB Spirit Level HB
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Packing Court HB Ted Kennedy: Scenes from Epic Life HB Spirit Level HB
"Here legendary American scholar has brought us irresistible gift - brilliant, compelling & consistently surprising history of Supreme Court's role in American life.  Like all of Burns' work, Packing Court looks backward & forward, drawing crucial lessons from past that should guide every American leader & citizen today.  This important volume is basic & essential & should be vigorously read & debated by all of us." - Michael R Beschloss "Work goes on, cause endures, hope still lives & dream shall never die." - Senator Edward M Kennedy "Major study of effects of inequality on society.  Research explores US in depth & their work is important contribution to debate our country needs." - from foreword by Robert Reich
Gentleman from NY HB
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"Consider this book publishing miracle: that one of most important & provocative leaders of our time has good fortune to have as his biographer one of most important & provocative political journalists of our time.  Better than almost anyone, Godfrey Hodgson understands how ideas move politics & so he understands how & why ideas have moved Daniel Patrick Moynihan.  This book is important & it's delight" - EJ Dionne, author of Why Americans Hate Politics