OnTheIssues.org


Home Issues Leaders Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 2012 Election:  Obama's book Biden's book Romney's book Ryan's book  |  Jill Stein's interview Gary Johnson's interview  |   2012   Debates 

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

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

2012 Nebraska Senate Debate


    Nebraska Senate debates:
  • Omaha World Herald GOP primary debate coverage April 4, 2012
  • Omaha World Herald GOP primary debate coverage April 11, 2012, at Norfolk High School.
  • Lincoln Journal Star GOP primary debate in Norfolk at the Johnny Carson Theatre at Norfolk High School, sponsored by the Norfolk Daily News, coverage April 12, 2012.
  • West Point News GOP primary debate coverage April 19, 2012
  • Associated Press primary debate coverage May 1, 2012, debate sponsored by The Omaha World-Herald.
  • KCAU-TV9 Eyewitness News coverage of Nebraska Senate debate, June 28
  • Washington Times coverage of Nebraska Senate debate at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, Aug. 25
  • Omaha World-Herald, Beatrice Daily Sun and Grand Island Independent coverage of Nebraska Senate debate in Grand Island, Sept. 28, debate held at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Bob Kerrey: Government should stay out of abortion decision.
    Bob Kerrey: Trust women rather than regulating half the population.
    Deb Fischer: I believe in the sanctity of life.
    Deb Fischer: Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape.
    Deb Fischer: Look at the record: Opposes abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Bob Kerrey: We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment.
    Bob Kerrey: Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment.
    Deb Fischer: Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts.
    Deb Fischer: Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on.
Crime
    Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Drugs
    Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program.
Energy & Oil
    Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
    Jon Bruning: Coal is good, cheap energy.
Environment
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
Foreign Policy
    Deb Fischer: Leadership & strong messages make the world safer.
    Pat Flynn: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Don Stenberg: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Jon Bruning: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Government Reform
    Deb Fischer: Against earmarks and would oppose them.
    Pat Flynn: No earmarks: it's not my duty to bring home the bacon.
    Pat Flynn: Don't renew legislative earmarks.
    Don Stenberg: Don't renew legislative earmarks; and attack past ones.
    Jon Bruning: Don't renew legislative earmarks, but past ones ok.
    Jon Bruning: Political contributions ok from out-of-state coal companies.
    Deb Fischer: No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office.
Gun Control
    Deb Fischer: Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
    Don Stenberg: Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights.
Health Care
    Deb Fischer: I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.
    Deb Fischer: Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition.
    Bob Kerrey: Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular.
    Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul.
    Jon Bruning: Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare.
Jobs
    Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill.
Principles & Values
    Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
    Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
    Don Stenberg: Our country's going in the wrong direction.
    Don Stenberg: Most campaign funds come from South Carolina PAC.
    Jon Bruning: OpEd: Became multimillionaire while serving in public office.
    Pat Flynn: Endorsed by Republican Liberty Caucus.
    Pat Flynn: I'm the only candidate who is not a "career politician".
Social Security
    Bob Kerrey: We must keep our commitments & do right for the future.
    Bob Kerrey: Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something.
    Bob Kerrey: Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69.
    Deb Fischer: Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40.
    Deb Fischer: Raise retirement age & limit benefits.
    Deb Fischer: Look at means testing & higher retirement age.
War & Peace
    Bob Kerrey: We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price.
    Bob Kerrey: Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran.
    Deb Fischer: Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals.
    Deb Fischer: Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.


The above quotations are from 2012 Nebraska Senate Debate.

Logo
All material copyright 1999-2013
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.

E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
OnTheIssues.org
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140



OnTheIssues.org
Home Page
Most recent quotations Archive of books & debates Candidate Matching Quiz

Page last edited: Oct 10, 2012