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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

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

2012 Pennsylvania Senate Debate


    Penna. Senate debates:
  • Philadelphia Daily News debate coverage 4/4/2012, debate at the Union League.
  • GOP primary debate in Murrysville; hosted by Murrysville-Export Republican Committee, covered by PoliticsPA.com January 21st, 2012
  • The Patriot-News and Erie Times-News coverage of (non-)debate plans, Oct. 11-12, 2012
  • WMZ-TV 69-News coverage, Oct. 18, 2012
  • Debate at the WPVI-TV studio, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Tom Smith: Pro-life, period, but not for rape.
    Tom Smith: No abortion under all circumstances, including rape & incest.
    Marc Scaringi: Pro-life.
Budget & Economy
    Tom Smith: Stagnant economy due to over-regulation & complex taxes.
    Marc Scaringi: We need a balanced budget amendment.
Civil Rights
    Bob Casey: Right ongoing wrongs in college admissions.
    Tom Smith: Equal pay for equal work.
Corporations
    Tom Smith: Compliance with regulations is strangling business.
    Steve Welch: Current tax code punishes small businesses while GE pays 0%.
Education
    Tom Smith: Get rid of the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Tom Smith: Fossil fuels are key to reasonable energy prices.
    Tom Smith: Former coal company executive; ease up on coal mining.
    Marc Scaringi: Make Pennsylvania energy independent via Marcellus Shale.
Environment
    Marc Scaringi: Our children will inherit debt from Cash for Clunkers.
    Sam Rohrer: Eliminate Department of Energy; scale back EPA.
Government Reform
    Steve Welch: Term limits instead of a road to riches.
Gun Control
    Marc Scaringi: Pro-second amendment.
Health Care
    Bob Casey: Shift $700B from Medicare to ObamaCare, but no senior funds.
    Marc Scaringi: ObamaCare is profoundly unconstitutional.
    Steve Welch: Lunacy that consumers don't know real prices.
    Sam Rohrer: ObamaCare is big government mentality.
Immigration
    Marc Scaringi: Secure America's borders.
    Steve Welch: Secure America's borders.
Jobs
    Sam Rohrer: Washington does not create jobs; but it can destroy jobs.
    Marc Scaringi: Lack of right-to-work harms the people of Pennsylvania.
    Steve Welch: National right-to-work make us globally competitive.
Principles & Values
    Bob Casey: Optimistic there will be debates; but won't say so on record.
    Tom Smith: Optimistic there will be a debate; but nothing finalized.
    Bob Casey: Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire.
    Tom Smith: Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire.
    Steve Welch: Voted Democratic in 2008; but renounced support of Obama.
    Tom Smith: Elected as Democrat as township supervisor for decades.
    Steve Welch: Switched party from Democrat to GOP in 2005.
Social Security
    Bob Casey: Stop these crazy proposals to put benefits in stock market.
    Tom Smith: Let Social Security payroll tax reduction expire in January.
    Tom Smith: AdWatch: divert payroll tax into privately managed accounts.
Tax Reform
    Tom Smith: Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions.
    Sam Rohrer: High taxation comes from ignoring the Constitution.
War & Peace
    Marc Scaringi: Proceed with caution with Iran; they have no nukes.
    Sam Rohrer: Threats by Iran should not be taken lightly.
    Steve Welch: Everything needs to on the table with Iran, but not publicly.


The above quotations are from 2012 Pennsylvania Senate Debate.

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