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No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington, by Condoleezza Rice

In My Time, by Dick Cheney

Known and Unknown, by Donald Rumsfeld

Courage and Consequence, by Karl Rove

My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me, by Condoleezza Rice

Third World America, by Arianna Huffington

American Conspiracies, by Gov. Jesse Ventura

Doonesbury.com: The War in Quotes, by G.B. Trudeau

What Happened, by Scott McClellan

Against the Tide: How a Compliant Congress Empowered a Reckless President, by Lincoln Chafee

Surrender Is Not an Option, by Ambassador John Bolton

The Faith of Condoleezza Rice, by Leslie Montgomery

State of Denial, by Bob Woodward

The Truth, (with jokes), by Al Franken

Our Endangered Values, by Jimmy Carter

Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race

The Right Man, by David Frum

Rise of the Vulcans, by James Mann

Plan of Attack, by Bob Woodward

Against All Enemies, by Richard Clarke

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Condoleezza Rice on Abortion
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  • Mildly pro-choice, with many restrictions. (Oct 2005)
  • We need a culture that respects life. (Mar 2005)
  • Libertarian on abortion; donít force views on others. (Mar 2005)
Condoleezza Rice on Budget & Economy
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  • A nation losing control of finances loses control of destiny. (Aug 2012)
  • More spending cuts than tax increases. (Feb 2012)
  • Too much cut from international affairs budget. (Nov 2011)
  • US has not lost its edge; problems will work their way out. (May 2008)
Condoleezza Rice on Civil Rights
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  • Same-sex civil unions, but not marriage. (Feb 2012)
  • Scars of slavery include black preoccupation with skin color. (Jan 2012)
  • On racist IQ theory: "I'm better in white culture than you". (Jan 2012)
  • 1985: First woman on grounds of Japan's military academy. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports civil unions but not gay marriage. (Dec 2010)
  • Founding Fathers said "We the People," but didn't mean me. (Mar 2007)
  • Furious at theories that blacks have genetically lower IQ. (Mar 2007)
  • Urges respect & sensitivity in same-sex marriage debate. (Jun 2006)
  • Advocates respect for all when discussing gay marriage. (Jun 2006)
  • Message of her candidacy: no ceiling for blacks. (Oct 2005)

    1960s Segregation

  • Participated in 1962 Alabama anti-segregation boycott. (Jan 2012)
  • First black in Birmingham-Southern conservatory of music. (Jan 2012)
  • No marches as child; but one-on-one mentoring instead. (Mar 2007)
  • Tested Civil Rights Act by eating at all-white restaurant. (Mar 2007)
  • Childhood in the heat of the Civil Rights struggle. (Mar 2007)
  • I grew up in Birmingham, most segregated city in America. (Mar 2007)
  • I remember "Bombingham", city of Bull Connor and the KKK. (Mar 2007)
  • Missed 31 days of school in 1963 due to Birmingham bombings. (Mar 2007)

    Affirmative Action

  • I would rather be ignored than patronized. (Jan 2012)
  • Fierce defender of affirmative action. (Jan 2012)
  • Supporter of affirmative action, if done in the right way. (Jan 2012)
  • Affirmative action: look for prospects in minority places. (Jan 2012)
  • Appointed State Department's first chief diversity officer. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports college affirmative action, as beneficiary herself. (Oct 2005)
  • Race-neutral preferable, but use race factors until achieved. (Jan 2003)
Condoleezza Rice on Corporations
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Condoleezza Rice on Crime
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Condoleezza Rice on Drugs
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Condoleezza Rice on Education
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  • Parental choice in schools is civil rights issue of our day. (Aug 2012)
  • National standards rather than local school curriculum. (Feb 2012)
  • Grandfather funded Rice Schools from rich white community. (Jan 2012)
  • Ad hoc participant in homeschooling in 1960s. (Jan 2012)
  • Suspicious of the predictive power of standardized tests. (Jan 2012)
  • Center for a New Generation: reduce poverty in E. Palo Alto. (Jan 2012)
  • Encourage critical languages: Faris, Chinese, Arabic. (Nov 2011)
  • Spotlight the importance of foreign exchange student program. (Nov 2011)
  • Started after-school program in East Palo Alto. (Oct 2007)
  • Under segregation, blacks prepared for integrated college. (Mar 2007)
  • Experienced educator, as teacher and administrator. (Oct 2005)
  • Keep funding for arts in school budgets. (May 2005)
  • Economic class means nothing in US colleges. (Jun 2000)
Condoleezza Rice on Energy & Oil
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  • Develop oil & gas resources, for energy independence. (Aug 2012)
  • Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar. (Feb 2012)
  • Kyoto Protocol fatally flawed, but address climate change. (Nov 2011)
  • Diversify supply to non-carbon-based sources. (May 2008)
  • Increase refining capacity & domestic resources; use nuclear. (May 2008)
  • Reducing our reliance on oil; it distorts world politics. (Apr 2006)
  • Bring to market transformational energy technologies. (Feb 2005)
Condoleezza Rice on Environment
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  • Protect natural resources, but also for benefit of humanity. (Feb 2012)
Condoleezza Rice on Families & Children
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  • I didn't start out not to get married & have kids. (Mar 2007)
Condoleezza Rice on Foreign Policy
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  • American exceptionalism is based on an idea of opportunity. (Aug 2012)
  • Listen to other countries before pursuing US interests. (Feb 2012)
  • Castro should pay for '62 Cuban Missile Crisis until he dies. (Jan 2012)
  • Joined Republican Party when Carter boycotted 1980 Olympics. (Jan 2012)
  • Berlin Wall fell thanks to bureaucratic screw-up. (Jan 2012)
  • Development assistance should support US objectives. (Nov 2011)
  • Channel Arab Spring into positive development. (Nov 2011)
  • Support democratic aspirations abroad, not just stability. (Nov 2011)
  • Be respectful but determined with China on human rights. (Nov 2011)
  • Liberia is part of U.S. history; stay involved there. (Nov 2011)
  • Post-WWII push for democratic institutions reflected values. (Nov 2011)
  • 2001 Uzbekistan: Human rights trump security. (Feb 2011)
  • Bush's views on foreign policy were one & the same as Rice's. (May 2008)
  • Nothing positive about Hugo Chavez government in Venezuela. (Apr 2008)
  • 2005: UN needs a "revolution of reform". (Nov 2007)
  • 1970s: Adopted Russian culture; learned Russian; read Pravda. (Mar 2007)
  • Cuba: donít trade one dictatorship for another. (Aug 2006)
  • Considered as Clinton's ambassador to Russia. (Sep 2004)
  • Routine transatlantic relations good for business & people. (Jun 2000)
  • Redefine national interest, to avoid interest-based policy. (Jun 2000)
Condoleezza Rice on Free Trade
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  • China has signed 15 agreements in time Obama signed only 3. (Aug 2012)
  • Goal is free trade area from Canada to Chile. (Mar 2005)
  • For mulilateral free trade, but no US-EU trade bloc. (Jun 2000)
  • Protesting the WTO doesnít help developing countries. (Jun 2000)
Condoleezza Rice on Government Reform
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Condoleezza Rice on Gun Control
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  • Right to bear arms comes from fear of the government. (Jan 2012)
  • Developed opposition to gun control due to KKK. (Oct 2005)
  • I am a Second Amendment absolutist. (May 2005)
Condoleezza Rice on Health Care
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  • Limited role for government providing healthcare insurance. (Feb 2012)
  • Mother's 1970 cancer became a constant unwelcome presence. (Jan 2012)
  • 2001: Breast cancer scare from exam; mother died of it. (Mar 2007)
  • Give people freedom to access their own healthcare. (Jun 2005)
Condoleezza Rice on Homeland Security
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  • 1989: NSC disastrously over-involved with Iran-Contra affair. (Jan 2012)
  • 1990s: Dreams of a missile shield died with the Cold War. (Nov 2011)
  • As child in 1962, felt danger of Cuban Missile Crisis. (Mar 2007)
  • Follow Geneva Convention; but no anti-death penalty promise. (Jul 2003)
  • Europe should take over some of USí peacekeeping role. (Jun 2000)

    9/11

  • Bin Laden's death vindicated CIA interrogation programs. (Nov 2011)
  • OpEd: pretended "Who could have known?" on 9/11 intel. (Sep 2010)
  • OpEd: Falsely claimed no briefing of 9/11 airplane attacks. (Mar 2010)
  • Post-9-11: Blamed structural reforms needed in FBI & CIA. (Apr 2008)
  • Speech scheduled for 9/11/01 focused on missile defense. (Oct 2005)
  • US was not on a war footing against al Qaeda until Sept. 11. (Mar 2004)
  • Umbrella of intelligence since Sept. 11 has made us safer. (Mar 2004)
  • Clarke: Rice never heard of Al Qaeda before 2000. (Mar 2004)

    Global War on Terror

  • Apologized for Bush claim of Niger uranium going to Saddam. (Aug 2011)
  • Pushed for globality of Global War on Terror. (Oct 2005)
  • To win global war on terror we must win the war of ideas. (Oct 2005)
Condoleezza Rice on Immigration
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  • We need immigrants but also need immigration laws. (Aug 2012)
  • Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US. (Feb 2012)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform, while respecting law. (May 2008)
  • Immigrants must speak English to succeed. (May 2006)
  • Committed to border security and smarter screening. (Jan 2006)
  • No backlash from knowledge-based Asian immigration. (Jun 2000)
Condoleezza Rice on Jobs
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Condoleezza Rice on Principles & Values
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  • We overcame the birth defect of slavery; we can overcome now. (Aug 2012)
  • American greatness from values of our forefathers. (Feb 2012)
  • 1991: Considered for Senate; but no interest in running. (Mar 2007)
  • OpEd: Faith & heritage tied in personal passion for God. (Mar 2007)
  • Not a day of my life have I doubted the existence of God. (Mar 2007)
  • Grieving is a privilege; optimistic in face of suffering. (Mar 2007)
  • Only through struggle so we realize depth of our resilience. (Mar 2007)
  • Considers herself an evangelical "contagious Christian". (Mar 2007)
  • Legislating morality is browbeating about faith. (Mar 2007)
  • Only viable Republican who can beat Hillary. (Oct 2005)
  • Doing layoffs at Stanford: ďI donít do committeesĒ. (Oct 2005)
  • Faith & prayer guide me on difficult matters. (Mar 2005)
  • GOP principles: individuality, family, liberty, strength. (Aug 2000)

    Family of Origin

  • Two white great-grandfathers, one on each side of family. (Jan 2012)
  • Father brought 1960s black radicals to dinner table. (Jan 2012)
  • Played piano as child at church where father was pastor. (Mar 2010)
  • Descended from black slaves and white slave owners. (Mar 2007)
  • Father, John, initiated church's community "Youth Night". (Mar 2007)
  • Baptized by her father at Westminster Presbyterian Church. (Mar 2007)

    Personal History

  • Named after musical term "con dolcezza" or "with sweetness". (Jan 2012)
  • Grandmother gave Condi piano lessons starting at age 3. (Jan 2012)
  • 1986: Suffered myomectomy surgery for uterine fibroids. (Jan 2012)
  • Tested with genius IQ and skipped first grade. (Mar 2007)
  • First classical piano recital at age four. (Mar 2007)
  • 1967: Moved from Alabama to integrated middle-class Denver. (Mar 2007)
  • Presbyterian family history led to college and advancement. (Aug 2000)
Condoleezza Rice on Social Security
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Condoleezza Rice on Tax Reform
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  • Keep taxation low; tax funds must be well-spent. (Oct 2005)
Condoleezza Rice on Technology
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  • Few blacks on TV until 1962. (Jan 2012)
  • Pushed to improve intellectual property rights in China. (Nov 2011)
Condoleezza Rice on War & Peace
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  • We should support free people, including Syria. (Aug 2012)
  • Saddam was a cancer in the Mideast, even without WMD. (Nov 2011)
  • We should have admitted "The 16 Words" were a mistake. (Nov 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, CIA knew Al Qaeda planned suicide air attack. (Oct 2008)
  • Consequences via international coalition if Iran keeps nukes. (May 2008)
  • Iraq is investing in its security; US troops are coming home. (May 2008)
  • Warned by CIA in July 2001 of major al-Qaeda attack soon. (Oct 2006)
  • We must keep our word & not abandon Iraqi people. (Apr 2006)
  • War stops Saddam from beating international community. (Apr 2004)
  • War on terror will be a long and comprehensive war. (Mar 2004)
  • War on terror is broad and hence includes Saddam. (Mar 2004)
  • Supported large-scale war on terror over limited war. (Jun 2003)
  • Goal is steady progress toward Israel-Palestine peace. (Oct 2001)
  • Kosovo was both strategic & humanitarian concern for NATO. (Jun 2000)

    Global War on Terror

  • We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud. (Oct 2008)
  • OpEd: References to mushroom clouds incited Iraq War. (Sep 2006)
  • War on Terror is not a war against Islam. (Oct 2001)
  • Monitor Iraq & take action if Saddam threatens US interests. (Oct 2001)
  • Syria must decide: either for terrorism or against it. (Oct 2001)
  • Blocking bin Ladenís propaganda tapes is not censorship. (Oct 2001)
Condoleezza Rice on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Turn toward entitlement tears apart the fabric of who we. (Aug 2012)


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Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Mildly pro-choice, with many restrictions: Favors topic 1
We need a culture that respects life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Libertarian on abortion; donít force views on others: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We overcame the birth defect of slavery; we can overcome now: Favors topic 2
1985: First woman on grounds of Japan's military academy: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fierce defender of affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supporter of affirmative action, if done in the right way: Favors topic 2
Affirmative action: look for prospects in minority places: Strongly Favors topic 2
Appointed State Department's first chief diversity officer: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports college affirmative action, as beneficiary herself: Strongly Favors topic 2
Race-neutral preferable, but use race factors until achieved: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Same-sex civil unions, but not marriage: Favors topic 3
Supports civil unions but not gay marriage: Favors topic 3
Urges respect & sensitivity in same-sex marriage debate: Favors topic 3
Advocates respect for all when discussing gay marriage: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Turn toward entitlement tears apart the fabric of who we: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Limited role for government providing healthcare insurance: Opposes topic 5
Give people freedom to access their own healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Parental choice in schools is civil rights issue of our day: Strongly Favors topic 7
National standards rather than local school curriculum: Opposes topic 7
Started after-school program in East Palo Alto: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Protect natural resources, but also for benefit of humanity: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Follow Geneva Convention; but no anti-death penalty promise: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to bear arms comes from fear of the government: Favors topic 10
Developed opposition to gun control due to KKK: Strongly Favors topic 10
I am a Second Amendment absolutist: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
More spending cuts than tax increases: Opposes topic 11
Keep taxation low; tax funds must be well-spent: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
We need immigrants but also need immigration laws: Favors topic 12
Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US: Favors topic 12
Comprehensive immigration reform, while respecting law: Favors topic 12
Immigrants must speak English to succeed: Opposes topic 12
Committed to border security and smarter screening: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No backlash from knowledge-based Asian immigration: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
China has signed 15 agreements in time Obama signed only 3: Strongly Favors topic 13
Goal is free trade area from Canada to Chile: Strongly Favors topic 13
For mulilateral free trade, but no US-EU trade bloc: Strongly Favors topic 13
Protesting the WTO doesnít help developing countries: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+2 points on Economic scale)
American exceptionalism is based on an idea of opportunity: Strongly Favors topic 14
Listen to other countries before pursuing US interests: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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War on terror will be a long and comprehensive war: Strongly Favors topic 15
US was not on a war footing against al Qaeda until Sept. 11: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
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(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Saddam was a cancer in the Mideast, even without WMD: Strongly Opposes topic 17
We must keep our word & not abandon Iraqi people: Strongly Opposes topic 17
War on terror is broad and hence includes Saddam: Strongly Opposes topic 17
OpEd: References to mushroom clouds incited Iraq War: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Develop oil & gas resources, for energy independence: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Diversify supply to non-carbon-based sources: Favors topic 18
Increase refining capacity & domestic resources; use nuclear: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Reducing our reliance on oil; it distorts world politics: Strongly Favors topic 18
Bring to market transformational energy technologies: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Too much cut from international affairs budget: Strongly Favors topic 20

Condoleezza Rice is a Centrist.
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