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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 North Carolina Senate debates


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    from 2014 NC Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Kay Hagan (9) Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Sean Haugh (18) Libertarian Senate challenger North Carolina
  • Thom Tillis (31) Republican Challenger North Carolina
  • Tim Scott (1) Republican Senator-Appointee South Carolina
  • Tom Cotton (1) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

  • WFMY News 2 coverage, "Candidates Talk Issues In Round 2 Debate On WFMY", 10/8/2014
  • News-Observer, "Campaign fact check: Hagan-Tillis claims and counter claims", October 4, 2014
  • N. Y. Times, "Jeb Bush Returns to Fray and Finds Going Rough", by Jonathan Martin, 9/24/2014
  • The Hill weblog, "Cotton backs Arkansas minimum wage increase", by Cameron Joseph, Sept 5, 2014
  • CBS News, "Hagan departs from Obama in debate", by Jake Miller, September 3, 2014
  • AARP Voter Guide (on Thom Tillis), Aug. 31, 2014
  • The Hill e-zine: "Tillis hits Hagan on ISIS in ad", by Cameron Joseph, September 29, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Hagan seeks to ride backlash against state GOP leaders," by Matea Gold, Aug. 13, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Meet Sean Haugh, the Libertarian pizza guy", by Karen Tumulty and Reid Wilson, 7/6/2014
  • TalkingPointsMemo.com, "Traditional voters", by Daniel Strauss, June 17, 2014
  • AdWatch: OnTheIssues transcript, "victory party for Thom Tillis", hidden camera footage in Democratic TV ad, May 9, 2014
  • Politico.com, "10 things to know about Thom Tillis", by Jonathan Topaz, May 7, 2014
  • Washington Post, "47 percenter-ism is back!", by Greg Sargent, May 6, 2014
  • Politico.com, "Brannon targets Thom Tillis in N.C. debate", by James Hohmann, 4/22/14
  • AdWatch: "Hagan's First Ad Takes On GOP's Thom Tillis", Wall Street Journal "Washington Wire", 4/17/2014
  • Carolina Journal, "Libertarian Party Senate hopefuls debate", by Dan Way, Apr. 8th, 2014
  • WRAL-5 AdWatch: "Tillis reaches back to his paper boy roots", by Mark Binker, March 6, 2014
  • Charlotte Observer, "Tillis' first campaign draws new scrutiny", by John Frank, March 5, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal "Washington Wire", 2/4/2014
  • USA Today AdWatch on Kay Hagan, Jan. 2, 2014
  • Charlotte Observer AdWatch on Thom Tillis, Jan. 2, 2014
  • Erik Spanberg in Charlotte Business Journal, "GOP's opponents 'losers'", Dec. 12, 2013
  • Manu Raju on Politico.com, "N.C.'s Choice", Dec. 12, 2013
  • Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
  •  OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Abortion
        Thom Tillis: Human life begins at conception.
        Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion.
        Sean Haugh: No state nor federal government role in abortion.
    Budget & Economy
        Thom Tillis: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
        Sean Haugh: Scrap the Federal Reserve.
    Civil Rights
        Thom Tillis: OpEd: Supported tax cuts over help for students and women.
        Thom Tillis: Defend the N.C. gay marriage ban.
        Thom Tillis: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
        Sean Haugh: Government has no say over whom consenting adults love.
    Corporations
        Thom Tillis: AdWatch: began working at 15; postponed college until later.
    Drugs
        Sean Haugh: End the Drug War.
        Sean Haugh: War on drugs is a war on our own people.
    Education
        Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
        Kay Hagan: Repeatedly stressed support for public schools.
        Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
        Sean Haugh: Scrap the Common Core curriculum standards.
    Energy & Oil
        Thom Tillis: No subsidies for wind and solar.
        Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
        Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
    Foreign Policy
        Sean Haugh: No global policeman; no foreign entanglements.
    Free Trade
        Sean Haugh: We need to completely change to free trade.
    Government Reform
        Thom Tillis: Photo ID for voting.
        Thom Tillis: Helped engineer voter ID legislation.
    Gun Control
        Thom Tillis: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Health Care
        Thom Tillis: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
        Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
        Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
        Thom Tillis: AdWatch: ObamaCare is a disaster.
        Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
        Thom Tillis: AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor".
        Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
        Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans.
        Thom Tillis: Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare.
    Homeland Security
        Thom Tillis: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
        Sean Haugh: Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act.
        Sean Haugh: Stop drone warfare.
    Immigration
        Thom Tillis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
        Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
        Kay Hagan: Inaction is not an option; comprehensive reform is best.
        Thom Tillis: Bipartian failure to secure the border.
        Sean Haugh: Free movement across borders instead of curbs on immigration.
        Sean Haugh: I believe in open borders.
    Jobs
        Tom Cotton: Yes on minimum wage of $8.25, but no minimum-wage-economy.
        Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
        Tim Scott: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
    Principles & Values
        Thom Tillis: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
        Thom Tillis: A self-made man who grew up in a trailer park.
        Sean Haugh: YouTube-based campaign as Libertarian party nominee.
        Sean Haugh: The spoiler argument is bogus on every level.
        Thom Tillis: Served on town commission; ousted sitting State House Rep.
        Thom Tillis: "Moral Mondays" are for whining losers who oppose GOP agenda.
    War & Peace
        Thom Tillis: Withdrawing too quickly from Iraq left vacuum for ISIS.
        Kay Hagan: Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy.
        Thom Tillis: Too little is known about Syrian rebels to arm them.
        Kay Hagan: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
        Thom Tillis: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
        Sean Haugh: Opposes US military intervention abroad.
        Sean Haugh: Stay out of the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio.
        Sean Haugh: Iraq exit plan is to find a door and exit.
    Welfare & Poverty
        Thom Tillis: No government assistance for those who can help themselves.


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    • Kay Hagan Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
    • Sean Haugh Libertarian Senate challenger North Carolina
    • Thom Tillis Republican Challenger North Carolina
    • Tim Scott Republican Senator-Appointee South Carolina
    • Tom Cotton Republican Senate challenger Arkansas

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