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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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State of Minnesota Politicians: secondary Archives


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    from State of Minnesota secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Franken (5) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar (15) Democrat/DFL Sr Senator Minnesota
  • Dan Severson (2) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Dean Barkley (4) Independent Senate challenger (2008) Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills (15) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy (11) Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Norm Coleman (3) Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 Minnesota
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Budget & Economy
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach.
    Al Franken: Opposed $700B rescue package; it only helps Wall Street.
    Dean Barkley: Greatest malfeasance in economic history on GOP’s watch.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut discretionary spending like “bridge to nowhere”.
    Mark Kennedy: Authored the line-item veto, to take out bills’ silly stuff.
Corporations
    Amy Klobuchar: I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships.
Drugs
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate most funding from DEA's "War on Drugs".
Education
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate the Education Department to reduce budget deficit.
    Al Franken: $5,000 tax credit to help people pay for college.
    Dean Barkley: Tax credits for college is just pandering; we’re broke.
Energy & Oil
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with free market.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with renewable standards.
    Al Franken: Tax credits for wind-power, not for oil companies.
    Norm Coleman: Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence.
Environment
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Dean Barkley: Worked as a tobacco lobbyist.
Foreign Policy
    Amy Klobuchar: When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences.
    Mark Kennedy: Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes.
Free Trade
    Kurt Bills: Help countries with trade instead of aid.
Government Reform
    Kurt Bills: Cut bureaucracy so they won't dream up new regulations.
    Kurt Bills: Cut more than $23B from regulatory agencies & help farmers.
    Kurt Bills: Cut $23B from farm regulatory agencies in Farm Bill.
    Dan Severson: Sunset clause for all federal departments.
Health Care
    Dan Severson: Replace healthcare entitlement with free-market system.
Homeland Security
    Amy Klobuchar: I supported the Patriot Act.
    Amy Klobuchar: Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools.
    Amy Klobuchar: Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster.
    Mark Kennedy: Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack.
Immigration
    Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Kurt Bills: Card-carrying union member, but supports Right-to-Work.
Principles & Values
    Kurt Bills: Teaches High School economics; runs home daycare.
    Norm Coleman: Experience needed to forge deals about real problems.
    Mark Kennedy: Votes for what’s best for MN, but with Bush 92% of the time.
Social Security
    Kurt Bills: Increment retirement age; rely on other streams of income.
    Amy Klobuchar: No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase.
Tax Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K.
    Amy Klobuchar: Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%.
    Mark Kennedy: Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs.
Technology
    Kurt Bills: Don't try to pick technology winners and losers.
War & Peace
    Kurt Bills: No point to staying longer in Afghanistan.
    Al Franken: Astounded anyone would still believe Iraq war is good idea.
    Al Franken: Build schools in Afghanistan to keep them from Al-Qaida.
    Dean Barkley: Fight conditions in Afghanistan that breed terrorism.
    Norm Coleman: The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isn’t an option.
    Amy Klobuchar: Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military.
    Amy Klobuchar: Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases.
    Amy Klobuchar: Bring the troops home in a responsible manner.
    Amy Klobuchar: Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism.
    Mark Kennedy: Wrong on prediction of significant troops home in 2006.
    Mark Kennedy: We were over-optimistic, but making progress in Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: Stands by his vote for war in Iraq; no rewinding history.
    Mark Kennedy: Iraq is a central front in the war on terror.
    Mark Kennedy: No specific timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: We must win or terrorism will mushroom.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Al Franken Democrat/DFL Jr Senator Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar Democrat/DFL Sr Senator Minnesota
  • Dan Severson Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Dean Barkley Independent Senate challenger (2008) Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Norm Coleman Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 Minnesota

The above quotations are from State of Minnesota Politicians: secondary Archives.



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