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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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CNN coverage of 2010 Senate races
Interviews and hosted debates



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    from CNN coverage of 2010 Senate races (number of quotes indicated):
  • Charlie Crist (3) Florida Democratic Governor Challenger
  • Chris Coons (22) Democratic Jr Senator Delaware
  • Christine O`Donnell (23) Republican Senate Challenger Delaware
  • Jack Conway (5) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General Kentucky
  • Jim DeMint (4) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative South Carolina
  • Kendrick Meek (2) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. Florida
  • Lisa Murkowski (2) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Marco Rubio (1) Republican Senator (FL)
  • Sharron Angle (1) Republican Challenger (2010) Nevada
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    Interviews and debates, in the 2010 Senate race, by CNN:
  • Oct. 13: Debate at U. Delaware, broadcast on WHYY radio, moderated by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Delaware First Media news anchor Nancy Karibjanian.
  • Oct. 24: Florida Senate candidates Governor Charlie Crist (I), Representative Kendrick Meek (D) and former State House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) debate at University of South Florida's Tampa campus; sponsored by CNN.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Chris Coons: I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose.
    Chris Coons: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Christine O`Donnell: Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Kendrick Meek: Grow the economy rather than applying ideology.
    Chris Coons: TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps.
    Chris Coons: My county was one of only 30 earning Triple-A bond rating.
    Christine O`Donnell: My financial problems let me relate to families' suffering.
    Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
Civil Rights
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
Corporations
    Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process.
    Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way.
    Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment.
Education
    Chris Coons: Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools.
    Chris Coons: I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college.
    Christine O`Donnell: My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE.
    Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens.
Families & Children
    Chris Coons: Faith is a central part of how we raise our three children.
Foreign Policy
    Christine O`Donnell: China could take us over monetarily before militarily.
Free Trade
    Chris Coons: Recent trade deals take advantage of us.
Government Reform
    Chris Coons: Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring.
    Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
Health Care
    Chris Coons: Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress.
    Chris Coons: Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare.
    Chris Coons: Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room.
    Christine O`Donnell: Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance.
Homeland Security
    Chris Coons: Reduce spending on C-17, F-35, & eliminate other platforms.
    Chris Coons: Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell".
    Christine O`Donnell: Let military decide "don't ask, don't tell" on its own.
    Christine O`Donnell: Don't give terrorists Miranda-ized rights.
Immigration
    Chris Coons: No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency.
    Christine O`Donnell: Put virtual fence on border; don't reward those who cheat.
    Christine O`Donnell: Ease pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants.
Jobs
    Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying.
    Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years.
Principles & Values
    Charlie Crist: I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme.
    Charlie Crist: We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
    Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
    Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
    Chris Coons: I am not a bearded Marxist; but a clean-shaven capitalist.
    Christine O`Donnell: I am not a witch; the Constitution is my guide.
    Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
    Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
    Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
Tax Reform
    Marco Rubio: No one should pay higher taxes in recession, not even top 2%.
    Chris Coons: Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit.
    Christine O`Donnell: 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family.
    Christine O`Donnell: Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax.
    Christine O`Donnell: Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too.
    Charlie Crist: Extend the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers.
War & Peace
    Chris Coons: Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?
    Christine O`Donnell: No random withdrawal; leave when Afghanis reach benchmarks.
    Kendrick Meek: Get troops out of Iraq to pay for tax cuts.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.
    Chris Coons: It's not dependency to rely on food stamps during recession.


The above quotations are from CNN coverage of 2010 Senate races
Interviews and hosted debates.

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