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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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2012 Delaware Senate Debate


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    from 2012 Del. Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alex Pires (10)
  • Kevin Wade (16)
  • Tom Carper (13)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Delaware Senate debates:
  • May 26, 2012: coverage by Delaware Republican Examiner on Wade's call for 10 debates
  • Sept. 14, 2012: coverage by Delaware Republican Examiner on Carper's acceptance of 10 debates
  • Oct. 17, 2012: coverage by Delmarva Daily Times
  • Oct. 19, 2012: coverage by Cape Gazette and Newark Post; candidates forum moderated the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Alex Pires: Would vote to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Kevin Wade: Not proud that Delaware has highest abortion rate.
    Kevin Wade: Funding to Planned Parenthood ok if not used for abortions.
    Tom Carper: Fund Planned Parenthood; contraception reduces abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Kevin Wade: I've balanced budget in my engineering corporation.
Civil Rights
    Alex Pires: Women are treated disproportionately poorly.
    Alex Pires: Gay people are equal.
    Kevin Wade: Marriage is fundamental building block for any community.
    Tom Carper: Let state legislatures decide who can get married.
    Tom Carper: Repeal DOMA; it's unconstitutional.
    Alex Pires: Unequivocal support for legalization of same-sex marriage.
    Kevin Wade: Same-sex marriage is a "fringe issue" and a distraction.
    Tom Carper: Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Corporations
    Alex Pires: Corruption comes from taking money from the corporate world.
    Alex Pires: Less money on corporate subsidies; more on children.
    Tom Carper: Roadmap for deficit reduction should raise corporate taxes.
    Kevin Wade: Remove deductions and loopholes so GE pays some tax.
    Kevin Wade: Small business owner: Philadelphia Control System since 1982.
Education
    Alex Pires: More education in math, science, technology & engineering.
    Kevin Wade: Department of Education has been an abysmal failure.
Energy & Oil
    Kevin Wade: More oil drilling on U.S. soil.
    Kevin Wade: Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon.
Foreign Policy
    Kevin Wade: Unwinnable situation in Afghanistan & all of Mideast.
Free Trade
    Tom Carper: Work very, very hard to knock down trade barriers.
Health Care
    Tom Carper: Suffers from glaucoma & high blood pressure.
Immigration
    Alex Pires: Don't split up members of immigrant workers' families.
    Kevin Wade: It's not hard to come here legally; follow the right away.
    Tom Carper: If immigrants stay out of trouble, they can stay.
Jobs
    Alex Pires: Jobs come from small businesses; they need bank credit.
Principles & Values
    Tom Carper: We need bridge-builders in Washington.
    Kevin Wade: Career politicians can't change Washington.
    Tom Carper: Rumors about my health are "baloney" and "hogwash".
    Kevin Wade: Sen. Carper accepts Wade's 10-debate challenge.
    Kevin Wade: Challenges Carper to twenty Senate debates.
    Tom Carper: 2000: Twenty debates are "the Delaware way".
Social Security
    Alex Pires: Attack plans to privatize Social Security.
    Tom Carper: Private accounts as an add-on, not full privatization.
Tax Reform
    Kevin Wade: Tax code adds 12.5 percent to the cost of everything.
    Tom Carper: Broaden the base of taxable income by removing deductions.


The above quotations are from 2012 Delaware Senate Debate.

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