Chris Edwards and Dan Mitchell defend the global tax revolution. Chuck Hagel on America at a crossroads. Timothy Lynch on the FBI's record after 100 years. Sallie James on the future of trade under an Obama presidency. Rep. Earl Blumenauer on how tariffs hurt the poorest nations the most. And, George F. Will on the internal contradictions of the welfare state. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/080901/sp_cato_080901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. The 2012 contest offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract that dated back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to rig the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back toward the center. In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama's highs and lows, from his daring decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his run-ins with black and Latino activists he expected to be his firm allies. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from "Obama Derangement Syndrome". Alter takes us inside the GOP "clown car" primaries as well as Obama's disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of "The Cave" and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney's infamous comments on the "47 percent". The Center Holds, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Alter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006325/bk_sans_006325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two of America’s most perceptive political reporters join forces for an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the race for the White House in Politico's Playbook 2012, a series of four instant digital books on the 2012 presidential election. This first edition, The Right Fights Back, follows the campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, which promises to be one of the most hotly contested and closely fought in recent memory, as establishment Republicans, Tea Party favorites, and dark horse insurgents vie to take on President Obama in the November election. In The Right Fights Back, Mike Allen, chief White House correspondent for Politico, and Evan Thomas, the award-winning journalist and author of Robert F. Kennedy and The War Lovers, chronicle the dramatic events of this historic campaign as it unfolds. With exclusive real-time reporting from the campaign trail, The Right Fights Back provides detail, color, and in-depth analysis that take listeners beyond the hourly headlines and commentary. From the role of Super PACS and conservative interest groups to the clashes of personality and policy that will define the race to capture the GOP nomination, this is a history-as-it-happens account of the resurgent American right at the crossroads. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002845/bk_rand_002845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.