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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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2014 Kansas Senate debates


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    from 2014 KS Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chad Taylor (21) Democrat Challenger Kansas
  • Charlie Hardy (2) Democratic Senate Challenger Wyoming
  • Greg Orman (21) Independent Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Mark Pryor (5) Democratic Sr Senator Arkansas
  • Mark Swaney (4) 2014 Green Senate Challenger Arkansas
  • Milton Wolf (7) Republican Challenger Kansas
  • Pat Roberts (11) Republican Sr Senator Kansas
  • Randall Batson (10)
  • Todd Tiahrt (2) Republican Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Tom Cotton (7) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Kansas Senate debates:
  • 538 blog, "Democrats Add By Subtraction In Kansas", by Nate Silver, 9/19/2014
  • The Kansas City Star, "Pat Roberts and Greg Orman see several issues differently", by Dave Helling, 9/19/2014
  • Wall Street Journal, "Upstart Orman Debates Sen. Roberts at Kansas State Fair", by Mark Peters, Sept. 6, 2014
  • Politico.com weblog, "Obama cousin, tea party take toll on Pat Roberts ," by Manu Raju, July 8, 2014
  • The Hill weblog, "Kansas senator's slip of tongue spurs new residency questions," by Alexandra Jaffe, July 3, 2014
  • Independent Voter Project IVN.us, "Orman Says We Need Real Problem Solvers in Washington", by David Yee, Jun 30, 2014
  • KSN.com, coverage of Greg Orman, 6.25.2014
  • The Hutchinson News, "Orman launches Senate bid as independent," by Mary Clarkin, 6/5/2014
  • The Wichita Eagle, "Olathe businessman Greg Orman", by Fred Mann, June 5, 2014
  • The Hill, "Democrat enters Kansas Senate race", by Alexandra Jaffe, March 3, 2014
  • "Taylor officially enters U.S. Senate race in Kansas", by CjOnline.com, February 28, 2014
  • Topeka Capital-Journal, "Wolf apologizes for graphic X-rays", by Tim Carpenter, February 23, 2014
  • USA Today coverage, "Sebelius teastifies on ObamaCare glitches", October 29, 2013
  • Kathy Ostrowski on KansansForLife.WordPress.com, "Shreddergate" on Chad Taylor, February 20, 2012
  • Milton Wolf, M.D., editorial on FoxNews.com, "My Cousin Barack Obama and Our ObamaCare Family Feud", May 10, 2011

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
    Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
    Randall Batson: Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children.
    Chad Taylor: No prosecution of Planned Parenthood for lost reports.
Budget & Economy
    Greg Orman: Report federal spending by strict accounting standards.
    Chad Taylor: Budget cuts threaten basic prosecutorial services.
Civil Rights
    Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate for equality, including equal pay for equal work.
    Chad Taylor: Make bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
    Charlie Hardy: Equal pay for equal work.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted 9-year-long rape case.
Crime
    Randall Batson: Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation.
    Mark Swaney: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
Drugs
    Chad Taylor: Legalizing marijuana may decrease crime & increase revenue.
    Randall Batson: Legalization yields better results than current turf wars.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on hallucinogenic level-2 drugs.
Education
    Greg Orman: National innovation for high student achievement.
Energy & Oil
    Mark Swaney: Tax carbon to encourage people to use alternatives.
    Chad Taylor: "Wind cowboys" maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas.
Environment
    Chad Taylor: Good farmers use best practices, as stewards of the land.
    Greg Orman: We can protect our environment AND create jobs.
    Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
Families & Children
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on child sexual exploitation.
Foreign Policy
    Chad Taylor: Diplomatic solutions are always preferable.
    Greg Orman: Eliminate our country's dependence on foreign creditors.
    Charlie Hardy: Most military people want peace-making foreign policies.
    Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
Free Trade
    Chad Taylor: Trade has globalized US, but also exports jobs.
Government Reform
    Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
    Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Pat Roberts: 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency.
    Pat Roberts: No term limits for Congress.
    Greg Orman: Ballot requirements hinder 3rd-party candidates.
    Mark Pryor: Government shutdown is reckless & irresponsible.
    Chad Taylor: Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting.
Gun Control
    Greg Orman: Don't make it easy for a convict to get guns at gun shows.
    Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
    Greg Orman: Owns handguns but supports background checks.
    Randall Batson: Possess & trade firearms as owners wish.
    Chad Taylor: I'm a gun owner, but we need to enforce gun laws.
Health Care
    Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
    Pat Roberts: Immediate and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
    Milton Wolf: Apologizes for posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook.
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: False that Medicare vouchers increase seniors' cost.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers.
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Pat Roberts: First to call for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Todd Tiahrt: Calls for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Tom Cotton: Federal shut down to force ObamaCare delay by one year.
    Tom Cotton: FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare extends "crony health care" which began in 1929.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare turns health insurers into public utilities.
    Milton Wolf: Free market solutions ALREADY work; so add more.
    Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
Homeland Security
    Randall Batson: Bring our troops home; close bases overseas.
    Greg Orman: Understand costs of military action, including veterans.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No sense of entitlement from serving in military.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate of a national defense respected throughout world.
Immigration
    Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
    Randall Batson: Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means.
    Chad Taylor: Unmuddy the waters and create a path to citizenship.
    Greg Orman: Illegals already here should register and pay taxes.
Jobs
    Mark Swaney: Abandon minimum wage in favor of living wage.
    Greg Orman: Government should create environment conducive to job growth.
Principles & Values
    Randall Batson: Libertarian offers third choice between Orman and Roberts.
    Chad Taylor: Separation of church and state isn't a relevant issue.
    Greg Orman: Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant independent.
    Greg Orman: We're sending the worst of both parties to Washington.
    Greg Orman: 2010 Common Sense Coalition: give voice to sensible center.
    Greg Orman: I consider myself fiscally conservative & socially tolerant.
    Milton Wolf: AdWatch: Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore.
    Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
    Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
    Mark Pryor: Campaign theme: Pryor is responsible, Cotton is reckless.
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God and I believe in His word.
    Milton Wolf: Obama is my cousin, but I oppose ObamaCare.
Social Security
    Chad Taylor: No privatization; but we need to discuss reforms.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Greg Orman: Lack of economic growth drains Social Security.
    Tom Cotton: Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security.
Tax Reform
    Chad Taylor: Simplify tax code, but no FairTax and no national sales tax.
    Randall Batson: Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax.
War & Peace
    Chad Taylor: Sanctions on Iran are working; no further military action.
    Chad Taylor: Air patrols on Syria ok; no deeper involvement.
    Mark Swaney: Iraq war was a waste, based on a lie.
    Tom Cotton: Jihadists attack us for who we are.
    Tom Cotton: Iraq War was just and noble.


The above quotations are from 2014 Kansas Senate debates.

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