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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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2014 Montana Senate debates


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    from 2014 MT Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amanda Curtis (13) Democratic Challenger Montana
  • Brian Schweitzer (1) Montana Previously Democratic Governor
  • Champ Edmunds (11) Democrat Challenger Montana
  • John Bohlinger (7) Democratic Senate Challenger Montana
  • John Walsh (18) Democratic Senate Challenger Montana
  • Sam Rankin (7) Reform Senate Challenger Montana
  • Steve Daines (11) Republican Senate challenger Montana
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    Montana Senate debates: (June primary)
  • The Missoulian, Letter to the editor, "Curtis offers a refreshing choice", 9/2/2014
  • ABC News, "Curtis Is a Rare Breed of Montana Democrat", by Benjamin Siegel, August 22, 2014
  • LifeNews.com, "Democrats Pick 100% Pro-Abortion Amanda Curtis", by Dave Andrusko, Aug. 20, 2014
  • Associated Press in Washington Times, "Women's rights, labor activist", by Lisa Baumann, August 16, 2014
  • The Hill e-zine, "Montana Dems select new Senate candidate", by Kristina Wong, August 16, 2014
  • Billings Gazette, "Who is Amanda Curtis?", by Mike Smith, August 16, 2014
  • Helena Independent Record , "Rep. Curtis of Butte", by Matt Volz, August 16, 2014
  • CBS News, "Obama waging a 'war on American energy'," by Jake Miller, July 26, 2014
  • N.Y.Times, "Walsh Confronts Questions of Plagiarism", by Jonathan Martin, July 23, 2014
  • FactCheck.org, "More Senior Scare in Montana", 7/11/2014
  • Billings Gazette, "NORML lauds Daines for vote", 5/30/2014
  • FactCheck.org on more Montana Senate race TV ads, "Abortion Attack Goes Too Far in Montana", May 23, 2014
  • FactCheck.org on 2014 Montana Senate race TV ads, "Montana's Chinese Connection", May 22, 2014
  • The Missoulian, AdWatch: "Daines campaign ad attacks Walsh appointment to Senate a 'buy-off'", 3/19/2014
  • The Missoulian, "Vote showed lack of courage", by Jeffrey T. Renz, 3/11/2014
  • Ravalli Republic, "Daines a purveyor of ‘cruel ideology’", by Mike Dennison, March 9, 2014
  • CNN AdWatch, "Welcome to Washington Mr. Walsh", by Paul Steinhauser, 2/11/2014
  • Rollcall.com, "Walsh Appointed to Replace Baucus", by Kyle Trygstad, Feb. 7 2014
  • David Weigel on Slate.com, "Obamacare Hasn't Worked", December 13, 2013
  • Matt Gouras in Ravalli Republic, "Digital privacy", December 10, 2013
  • Mike Dennison in Ravalli Republic, "Medicaid expansion", November 20, 2013
  • National Journal reporting, Nov. 12, 2013
  • Billings Gazette, "Background check supporters rally at Capitol", by Charles S. Johnson, July 23, 2013
  • The Huffington Post, "Curtis Calls Out GOP Colleagues For Opposing Repeal Of Anti-Gay Law", by Preston Maddock, 4/09/2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Amanda Curtis: 100% pro-choice voting record.
    Champ Edmunds: Human life begins at conception.
    Steve Daines: No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization.
    John Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception.
    John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
    John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
Budget & Economy
    Amanda Curtis: Economy that works for all of us, not just for the richest.
    Champ Edmunds: The borrower is servant to the lender.
    Steve Daines: Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China.
Civil Rights
    Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
    Champ Edmunds: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    John Walsh: Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice.
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal state ban on sodomy; make gay sex legal.
Corporations
    Amanda Curtis: Wall St. is doing great; recovery hasn't reached rest of us.
    Sam Rankin: End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries.
Drugs
    Amanda Curtis: Medical marijuana law is over-restrictive.
    Steve Daines: Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws.
Education
    Steve Daines: Expand school choice where public schools are poor.
    Amanda Curtis: Math teacher and unabashed backer of public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Steve Daines: War on American energy is part of war on middle class.
    Champ Edmunds: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    John Walsh: Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence.
Environment
    Amanda Curtis: Big supporter of protecting access to public lands.
    John Walsh: More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly.
Foreign Policy
    Steve Daines: Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong.
Free Trade
    John Walsh: Don't ship American jobs to China.
    Steve Daines: Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China.
    John Walsh: On trade mission: Montana is open for business.
Government Reform
    Amanda Curtis: When wealthy in Congress, playing field tilts to wealthy.
    Sam Rankin: Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't.
    Sam Rankin: Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze.
    Champ Edmunds: Photo ID for voting.
Gun Control
    Amanda Curtis: Supports expanding background checks.
    Champ Edmunds: 2nd amendment is about tyranny, not hunting.
    Amanda Curtis: Common-sense solutions like expanding background checks.
Health Care
    Amanda Curtis: ObamaCare: don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
    Sam Rankin: Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays.
    Champ Edmunds: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    John Walsh: Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization.
    John Bohlinger: Strong advocate of a single-payer system like Medicare.
    John Bohlinger: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low-income Montanans.
Homeland Security
    Sam Rankin: Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's.
    Champ Edmunds: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    John Walsh: Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
    John Walsh: Cut wasteful spending in our military.
    Champ Edmunds: Allow easier driver licensing for military service members.
    John Walsh: OpEd: Walsh was fair about National Guard Association dues.
Immigration
    Champ Edmunds: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Steve Daines: Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty.
Jobs
    John Walsh: Supports increasing the minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    John Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
    Champ Edmunds: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Walsh appointment was "Big Sky buy-off" D.C. deal.
    John Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
    John Walsh: Appointed to Senate while running in Senate primary.
    John Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
    Brian Schweitzer: Considered Senate run; now supports both Dem. candidates.
    John Bohlinger: An outsider supported by the people & not the establishment.
    John Bohlinger: Elected as Republican; then ran on Democrat governor ticket.
Social Security
    Amanda Curtis: Against privatizing Medicare and Social Security.
    Sam Rankin: Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization.
    John Walsh: Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce.
Tax Reform
    Sam Rankin: Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%.
    John Walsh: Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege.
Technology
    John Bohlinger: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    John Walsh: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
War & Peace
    Steve Daines: The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength.


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