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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)

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2014 Kentucky Senate debates


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    from 2014 KY Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alison Grimes (18) Democratic Challenger Kentucky
  • Jack Reed (1) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Matt Bevin (6) Republican Challenger Kentucky
  • Mitch McConnell (12) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Kentucky Senate debates:
  • Politico.com, "Kentucky Senate debate: 10 key quotes", by James Hohmann, 10/14/14
  • Lexington Herald Leader, "Grimes says it's time to discuss legalizing marijuana", by Sam Youngman, 9/25/2014
  • Politico.com weblog, "McConnell, Grimes face off at Fancy Farm," by James Hohmann, Aug. 2, 2014
  • The Hill weblog, "Grimes hits McConnell on women's issues," by Alexandra Jaffe, July 30, 2014
  • Herald-Leader, "Grimes opens Lexington office", by Sam Youngman, July 29, 2014
  • Huffington Post, "Grimes Tepidly Endorses Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban", by Samantha Lachman, 7/1/2014
  • WFPL coverage, "Elizabeth Warren: Grimes Will Be A Fighter", by Phillip M. Bailey, June 29, 2014
  • AdWatch: The Hill e-zine, "McConnell touts job creation in new ad", by Alexandra Jaffe, May 6, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal, "Bevin: I Don't Support Cockfighting", April 25, 2014
  • The Hill e-zine, "Bevin tries to put MIT flap behind him", by Alexander Bolton, 4/17/14
  • Politico.com, "McConnell's foreign policy evolution", by David Rogers, 3/26/14
  • Lexington Herald-Leader AdWatch:, "Group to launch $1.8 million ad campaign", by Sam Youngman, March 17, 2014
  • Slate.com, "Six Interviews in Five Yards", by David Weigel, March 7 2014
  • The Hill, "Bevin suggests gay marriage could lead to child-parent marriage", by Alexandra Jaffe, Feb. 20, 2014
  • Lexington Herald Leader coverage of Alison Lundergan Grimes, 1/7/2014
  • Iowa Farmer Today, "Farm Bill", December 12, 2013
  • Joseph Gerth in The Courier-Journal, "Budget Compromise", December 11, 2013
  • Huffington Post AdWatch: Chamber of Commerce "War on Coal", 12/5/2013
  • Politico.com, "Greens face dilemma on backing Grimes", by Darren Goode, 11/11/2013
  • AdWatch on Press release: Grimes on NRA, November 8, 2013
  • CBS "Face the Nation" interview of Mitch McConnell, Oct. 20, 2013
  • Lexington Herald Leader reporting, October 17, 2013
  • Rollcall.com, "Graham Challenger Dismisses Financial Disadvantage", by Kyle Trygstad, Sept. 23, 2013
  • Rollcall.com, "McConnell Primary Challenger Vows 'Expensive Race'", by Kyle Trygstad, Sept. 10, 2013
  • Meet the Press 2013 interview of Mitch McConnell, July 14, 2013
  • CNN "State of the Union" interview of Sen. McConnell, March 3, 2013
  • ABC "This Week" interview of Mitch McConnell, Jan. 6, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Alison Grimes: Pro-choice down the line.
Budget & Economy
    Matt Bevin: AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal.
    Matt Bevin: No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place.
    Mitch McConnell: Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports sequester cuts: 2.4% out of $3.6 trillion budget.
    Jack Reed: Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes.
Civil Rights
    Alison Grimes: Supports allowing gay marriage.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women.
    Mitch McConnell: I co-sponsored VAWA but final version went too far.
    Alison Grimes: Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality.
    Matt Bevin: Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
Drugs
    Alison Grimes: Have a discussion about marijuana legalization.
    Mitch McConnell: Strongly opposed to legalization of marijuana.
Education
    Matt Bevin: FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life".
Energy & Oil
    Alison Grimes: Balanced approach to deal with global warming.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Fights EPA regulation on coal production.
Environment
    Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
    Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
Foreign Policy
    Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
    Matt Bevin: No unilateral action in Eastern Europe.
Free Trade
    Alison Grimes: Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters.
Government Reform
    Mitch McConnell: Federal shutdown was just a 2-week paid vacation: bad policy.
Gun Control
    Alison Grimes: Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show.
Health Care
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare is a train wreck; do what we can to repeal it.
    Alison Grimes: Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops.
Immigration
    Alison Grimes: Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
    Mitch McConnell: Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome.
Principles & Values
    Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out.
    Alison Grimes: Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction.
Tax Reform
    Alison Grimes: Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans.
    Mitch McConnell: Comprehensive tax reform can work if it's revenue-neutral.
War & Peace
    Alison Grimes: Israel has the right to defend herself.
    Alison Grimes: Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.


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