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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 Michigan Senate debates


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    from 2014 MI Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Gary Peters (10) Democratic Challenger Michigan
  • Heritage Foundation (1)
  • Mike Bishop (11) Republican House Member-Elect U.S. Rep Michigan- 8
  • Terri Lynn Land (23) Republican Challenger Michigan
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    Michigan Senate debates:
  • AdWatch: Land video release, "Moms get things done", 10/15/2014
  • AdWatch: Land press release, "Sides", 9/2/2014
  • FactCheck.org, "Trading Jabs in Michigan", by Robert Farley, 8/29/2014
  • AdWatch by Washington Post, "Land to air first ad," by Sean Sullivan, April 21, 2014
  • The Huffington Post, "Women Want Job Flexibility More Than Equal Pay", by Ashley Woods, 4/8/2014
  • NBC News and OnTheIssues AdWatch: "Peters Launches First TV Ads", by Mark Murray, March 27th 2014
  • Detroit Free Press, "Land offers ideas", by David Eggert, March 10, 2014
  • Port Huron Times Herald, "Gary Peters on auto bailout", Mar 3, 2014
  • Mining Gazette, "Renewing unemployment benefits", January 7, 2014
  • Matt Vande Bunte on MLive.com, "Dave Agema", December 13, 2013
  • Joint appearance of Democratic primary contenders, November 23, 2013, at Progressive Democratic Women's Caucus, covered by Muskegon Chronicle
  • Coverage by National Journal, Alex Roarty blog, Nov. 18, 2013
  • Alex Roarty in National Journal, "GOP Establishment", November 14, 2013
  • AdWatch by Politico.com, on Terri Lynn Land "Syria" fundraising email, 9/5/2013
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, "Keeping Up With The Candidates: Rocky v. Peters", by Brian Frasier, Sept. 29, 2010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mike Bishop: Pro-life with exception only for life of the mother.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Bishop: Stop out-of-control spending policies.
    Terri Lynn Land: Opposed reopening government, due to ObamaCare, not jobs.
    Terri Lynn Land: Opposed deal to re-open federal government.
    Terri Lynn Land: Federal shutdown was opportunity to address spending.
Civil Rights
    Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
    Mike Bishop: Marriage is union of one man & one woman.
    Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay good; but Paycheck Fairness Act bad.
    Terri Lynn Land: Women want job flexibility more than equal pay.
    Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: No discrimination, but "no comment" on gay- bashing.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans same-sex marriage.
Corporations
    Gary Peters: I supported auto bailout; my opponent opposed it.
Education
    Mike Bishop: Oppose Common Core nationwide standards.
    Terri Lynn Land: Local funding and local control of schools.
Energy & Oil
    Mike Bishop: Don't use government to develop wind and solar energy.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: Yes, I own petcoke stock, but I can still speak out.
    Gary Peters: Proudly voted to invest in renewable energy sources.
    Gary Peters: Cap and trade is an option we need to look at.
    Gary Peters: FactCheck: Mich. gets back more in gas tax than it collects.
Foreign Policy
    Gary Peters: Be actively engaged in the Middle East.
Free Trade
    Terri Lynn Land: Free trade agreements only with reciprocal market access.
Government Reform
    Mike Bishop: Limit people driven by thirst for power, pride, and envy.
    Gary Peters: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Terri Lynn Land: Super PACs are committed to Michigan.
    Terri Lynn Land: Allow "dark money": secret campaign donations for issue ads.
Gun Control
    Mike Bishop: Oppose restrictive gun control laws.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which opposes magazine limit.
Health Care
    Mike Bishop: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms.
    Terri Lynn Land: Pre-tax health savings accounts & cross-states insurers.
    Terri Lynn Land: Fix ObamaCare so Michiganders can keep insurance as promised.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Terri Lynn Land: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Mike Bishop: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Immigration
    Mike Bishop: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Terri Lynn Land: No amnesty; seal the border; more H-1B visas.
Jobs
    Gary Peters: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed.
    Terri Lynn Land: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed seeking work.
Principles & Values
    Mike Bishop: Uphold the principles of faith, family and freedom.
    Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: Grew up in a trailer park, then managed motels.
Social Security
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform plank for personal accounts.
Technology
    Heritage Foundation: FHA highway funds are skewed because strings are attached.
War & Peace
    Terri Lynn Land: No military action in Syrian civil war.
    Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.


The above quotations are from 2014 Michigan Senate debates.

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