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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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The Hill e-magazine coverage and analysis of 2014 campaigns


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EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
    Karen Handel: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women.
    John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
    John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
Budget & Economy
    Matt Bevin: AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal.
    Chad Taylor: Budget cuts threaten basic prosecutorial services.
Civil Rights
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women.
    Mitch McConnell: I co-sponsored VAWA but final version went too far.
    Matt Bevin: Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
Corporations
    Lindsey Graham: AdWatch: Hero of the taxpayer & guardian of small business.
Drugs
    Amanda Curtis: Medical marijuana law is over-restrictive.
Education
    Matt Bevin: FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life".
Energy & Oil
    Joni Ernst: Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
    Ed Gillespie: Sea levels are rising, but it's debatable what causes it.
    Mark Warner: All-of-the-above approach, including pro-coal.
    Scott Brown: Keystone XL should be included in energy efficiency bill.
    Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
    Rick Weiland: Opposes Keystone XL pipeline.
Environment
    Michelle Nunn: Preserved 85 acre marshland with conservation easements.
    Mike McFadden: Develop our natural resources AND protect the environment.
    Brian Schatz: Received perfect score from League of Conservation Voters.
Free Trade
    Michelle Nunn: Moving jobs to China & Mexico helps profits but not people.
Government Reform
    Michelle Nunn: AdWatch: Michelle helps organizations make changes.
    Jeanne Shaheen: People's Pledge: Let's limit outside PAC contributions.
    Scott Brown: No pledge to limit outside PAC contributions.
    Mark Pryor: Government shutdown is reckless & irresponsible.
Health Care
    Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
    Bruce Braley: ObamaCare should be fixed and improved, not repealed.
    Scott Brown: ObamaCare's mandate means higher costs and fewer jobs.
    Michelle Nunn: ObamaCare would have been better if bipartisan.
    Rick Weiland: Push for public option to expand ObamaCare.
    Lindsey Graham: Opposed ObamaCare from day one.
    Joe Miller: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Karen Handel: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate.
    Mike Rounds: Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government.
    Terri Lynn Land: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Thom Tillis: Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Bruce Braley: Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes.
    Lindsey Graham: Doing nothing about Benghazi leads to a more dangerous world.
Immigration
    Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
    Scott Brown: It's wrong that illegals can just walk across the border.
    Joe Carr: AdWatch: Border crisis was created by giving amnesty to 11M.
Jobs
    David Perdue: 2005: I spent my career outsourcing; 2014: I'm proud of that.
    Joni Ernst: Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy.
    Tom Cotton: Yes on minimum wage of $8.25, but no minimum-wage-economy.
Principles & Values
    Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
    Chris McDaniel: Runoff recount denied by Mississippi Supreme Court.
    Joe Carr: Endorsed by Tea Party Patriots on anti-amnesty grounds.
    Lamar Alexander: Declined to debate in Republican primary.
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
    Pat Roberts: Returns home to Kansas "every time I get an opponent".
    Chris McDaniel: Revive America's Christian foundation.
    Monica Wehby: AdWatch: Parents trust her as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
    David Perdue: Change diapers & politicians frequently: not a D.C. insider.
    Jack Kingston: Broaden appeal of GOP by engaging liberal media.
    Dan Sullivan: Met Native Alaskan wife while working for Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
    Thad Cochran: AdWatch: American Conservative Union's lowest-scored Senator.
    Brian Schatz: Endorsed by progressive group "Democracy for America".
Social Security
    Tom Cotton: Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security.
Tax Reform
    Joni Ernst: Signed Grover Norquist tax pledge: never raise taxes.
War & Peace
    Kay Hagan: Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy.
    Thom Tillis: Too little is known about Syrian rebels to arm them.
    Rick Weiland: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.
    Lindsey Graham: Obama "screams loudly & carries no stick," in Russia & Syria.
    Newt Gingrich: Obama "screams loudly & carries no stick," in Russia & Syria.


The above quotations are from The Hill e-magazine coverage and analysis of 2014 campaigns.

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