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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 Texas Senate Debate


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2012 Texas Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • David Dewhurst (13)
  • Paul Sadler (6)
  • Ted Cruz (13)
  • Tom Leppert (6)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Texas Senate debates:
  • Texas Public Radio debate coverage, Feb. 23, 2012
  • Texas Public Policy Foundation and Empower Texans sponsored debate covered by KVUE on 3/29/2012
  • Top four Republican candidates for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat face off April 13 live on KVUE
  • Republican Primary debate coverage by San Angelo Standard-Times, April 13, 2012
  • Primary debate -- Democrats and Republicans on same stage -- coverage of "A Conversation with the Candidates," moderators from Houston public radio's KUHF; coverage by Associated Press & ABC News, May 3-4, 2012
  • Republican Primary forum at the University of Houston, coverage by Austin YNN, May 4, 2012
  • Republican Primary debate coverage by Tyler Paper, May 17, 2012: forum held by "Grassroots America--We the People," a local conservative political action committee.
  • Republican Primary coverage by Associated Press, May 25, 2012
  • Republican Primary coverage by Kera North Texas News and San Francisco Chronicle, June 22-25
  • Democratic Primary coverage by Associated Press on KXAN, June 27, at public television station KERA's Dallas studios.
  • Republican Primary coverage by Houston Chronicle and Associated Press, July 17-23
  • Republican Primary coverage by Washington Examiner, Aug. 29
  • Houston Chronicle and WFAA-TV Dallas-Fort Worth coverage of Cruz-Sadler debate, Oct. 2, 2012; in Belo.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    David Dewhurst: Pushed the sonogram bill with pro-life advocates.
    David Dewhurst: Proud of defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Tom Leppert: Companies can deny insuring birth control.
    Ted Cruz: Companies can deny insuring birth control.
Budget & Economy
    David Dewhurst: Cut $14B in state spending last year; cut 10.2% since 2003.
Civil Rights
    Ted Cruz: Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage.
    Tom Leppert: Marched in gay pride parade, but opposes gay marriage.
Corporations
    David Dewhurst: I formed a business from scratch; bring that to government.
    David Dewhurst: I formed a business from scratch; bring that to government.
    Tom Leppert: I'm a career businessman; I've actually created jobs.
Free Trade
    Ted Cruz: Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft.
Government Reform
    Paul Sadler: It's crazy to think Democrats want dependency.
    Ted Cruz: Dems want to get as many Americans as possible dependent.
Health Care
    Paul Sadler: Keep ObamaCare benefits for young adults & elderly.
    Ted Cruz: Vow to repeal ObamaCare.
    Ted Cruz: Throw my body in front of a train to stop ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    David Dewhurst: No blanket cuts to military, but trim back some spending.
Immigration
    Paul Sadler: Path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas.
    Ted Cruz: No path to citizenship for 1.65 million illegals in Texas.
    David Dewhurst: Limit police power to ask detainees about immigration status.
    Ted Cruz: Give police more power to ask about immigration status.
    Paul Sadler: Pathway to citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.
    Tom Leppert: No border wall.
    David Dewhurst: Boots on the ground, plus a wall.
    Ted Cruz: Boots on the ground, plus a wall.
    David Dewhurst: No amnesty & no tuition for illegals; go home and re-apply.
    Ted Cruz: Triple the size of the Border Patrol.
Jobs
    Tom Leppert: I have created thousands of jobs; we need that in DC.
Principles & Values
    David Dewhurst: PAC ad: "Shattered Vision" calls Cruz a false conservative.
    Ted Cruz: OpEd: His law firm donated $200,000 to Obama's campaign.
Tax Reform
    Paul Sadler: Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents.
    Paul Sadler: Allow tax cuts to expire for nation's wealthiest residents.
    David Dewhurst: State income tax would pass over my dead, cold body.
    David Dewhurst: I favor a fairer and flatter tax.
    Ted Cruz: Permanent Washington elite protects the tax code.
    Tom Leppert: Flat tax is an opportunity to expand the base.
War & Peace
    David Dewhurst: More combat troops were needed in Iraq, and for longer.
    Ted Cruz: Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan went on too long.


The above quotations are from 2012 Texas Senate Debate.

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