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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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2012 Arizona Senate debates in primary and general election

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    from 2012 Arizona Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • David Ruben (3)
  • Jeff Flake (18)
  • Richard Carmona (24)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Arizona Senate debates:
  • April 26: Washington Post coverage of Carmona-Flake on DREAM Act
  • Washington Post blog on Arizona Senate debate, April 26, 2012
  • "Ten Questions" in Washington Post: Flake on May 2; Carmona on May 3.
  • May 19: DailyBeast.com coverage of Carmona-Flake race
  • May 24: Democratic primary debate gather at Sirens' Cafe in Kingman, covered by Kingman Daily Miner
  • May 2012: The Sahuarita Sun interviews with Senate primary candidates Carmona and Flake (interviewed separately)
  • June 28: Tucson Weekly interview
  • Oct. 10: The Hill coverage of first Arizona Senate general election debate.
  • Oct. 26: Yuma Sun and KYMA-TV-11 coverage of "Rural Issues" Arizona Senate debate in Yuma, hosted by KAWC Colorado River Public Media and Arizona Western College.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Richard Carmona: Championed women's health and pre-natal health services.
Budget & Economy
    Richard Carmona: Supply-side economics is valid.
    David Ruben: Wealth has become concentrated in the hands of a few.
    David Ruben: Take corporate money out of politics.
Energy & Oil
    Jeff Flake: Opposes EPA coal plant emission rule changes.
    Jeff Flake: Water is the lifeblood of AZ; and CA is the biggest threat.
    Jeff Flake: Uranium mining OK; it won't threaten Grand Canyon.
    Jeff Flake: Skeptical on Proposition 120; cooperate with Forest Service.
    Richard Carmona: No uranium mining in Arizona Strip watershed area.
Foreign Policy
    Jeff Flake: Push to end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.
Free Trade
    Jeff Flake: It's out of whack to get sued by Brazil over cotton subsidy.
Government Reform
    Richard Carmona: All earmarks are not pork.
    Jeff Flake: Opposes Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
    Richard Carmona: Supports Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
Health Care
    Richard Carmona: Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured.
    Richard Carmona: Would not have voted for ObamaCare.
    Richard Carmona: Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention.
    David Ruben: Stop restricting how doctors can prescribe pain medication.
    Richard Carmona: Helped open the first trauma center in southern Arizona.
    Richard Carmona: Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me.
    Jeff Flake: ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around.
    Jeff Flake: Revamp guest-worker programs; it fails our needs.
    Richard Carmona: Comprehensive immigration reform ties into the economy.
    Richard Carmona: More visas for day-workers to enhance commerce.
    Jeff Flake: Replicate operational security from Yuma Sector.
    Richard Carmona: Dynamic interdiction plus prevention.
    Jeff Flake: Secure the border; then comprehensive reform.
    Jeff Flake: SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand.
    Richard Carmona: Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics.
    Jeff Flake: ObamaCare inhibits small business hiring.
    Jeff Flake: Stifling regulations are the biggest job killers.
    Richard Carmona: Farm Bill should offer support to struggling farmers.
Principles & Values
    Jeff Flake: Vowed not to serve more than 3 terms in Congress; broke vow.
    Richard Carmona: 1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer.
    Richard Carmona: Classified as disabled veteran from Vietnam wounds.
    Richard Carmona: Of Puerto Rican descent; grew up poor in Harlem.
    Richard Carmona: Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations.
Social Security
    Jeff Flake: Nobody's talking privatization; ensure solvency after 2026.
    Richard Carmona: Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K.
Tax Reform
    Jeff Flake: I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge.
    Jeff Flake: Full extension of Bush tax cuts.
    Richard Carmona: Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform.
    Richard Carmona: Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science.
War & Peace
    Richard Carmona: Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Richard Carmona: Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem.

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