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Iowa Caucuses: Free Book Samples from the Republian Candidates

Tonight the whole country will keep an eye on Iowa caucuses as Republican candidates battle to win their party’s presidential nomination at 99 conventions around Iowa.

This year, the five major contenders in Iowa all happen to be writers. Follow the links below to read free book samples by the candidates competing in the Iowa caucuses.

Mitt Romney No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

Ron Paul The Revolution: A Manifesto

Rick Santorum It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good

Newt Gingrich A Nation Like No Other:Why American Exceptionalism Matters

Rick Perry Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington

Michele Bachmann Core of Conviction: My Story

 

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Texas Governor Defends Amazon

Texas governor Rick Perry told The Washington Examiner that he disagreed with his state’s comptroller decision to seek $269 million in sales tax from the online retailer. He also urged the state legislature to defend Amazon.

Here’s a quote, from the article: “Hopefully someone will be able to craft some legislation — and actually do it — before Amazon walks out the door. Texas should be a bastion for businesses not one where they’re sitting there going ‘we’d rather go over to go to Oklahoma where we could get a better deal.’”

Last week Amazon decided to close an Irving, Texas distribution center and cancel plans to build more business in Texas. This morning, Barnes & Noble wrote an open letter to Amazon affiliates, encouraging them “to join the Barnes & Noble affiliate family.”