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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 Minnesota Senate Debate

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    from 2012 Minnesota Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (3)
  • Dan Severson (2)
  • Kurt Bills (15)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Minnesota Senate debates:
  • GOP Primary debate covered by Brian Matthews in Bemidji Pioneer, April 20, 2012
  • Primary debate coverage by Princeton Union-Eagle, May 17, 2012
  • Star-Tribune coverage by Rachel Stassen-Berger, May 29, 2012
  • Alexandria Echo Press, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and MinnPost.com coverage of FarmFest: A panel of agricultural journalists quizzed the candidates at a joint appearance, Aug. 8, 2012
  • Duluth News Tribune and Twin Cities Pioneer Press coverage of Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce debate on Sept. 18, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach.
    Amy Klobuchar: I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate most funding from DEA's "War on Drugs".
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate the Education Department to reduce budget deficit.
Energy & Oil
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with free market.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with renewable standards.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
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.
    Kurt Bills: Card-carrying union member, but supports Right-to-Work.
Principles & Values
    Kurt Bills: Teaches High School economics; runs home daycare.
Social Security
    Kurt Bills: Increment retirement age; rely on other streams of income.
Tax Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K.
    Kurt Bills: Don't try to pick technology winners and losers.
War & Peace
    Kurt Bills: No point to staying longer in Afghanistan.

The above quotations are from 2012 Minnesota Senate Debate.

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