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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 Tennessee Senate debates


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    from 2014 TN Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Gordon Ball (21) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
  • Joe Carr (4) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Lamar Alexander (3) Republican Sr Senator Tennessee
  • Terry Adams (4) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Tennessee Senate debates: (August primary)
  • Memphis Flyer, "Adams or Ball: Tennessee Democrats Have a Viable Choice", by Jackson Baker, Aug. 6, 2014
  • Nashville Post, "Ball asks Alexander about Amendment 1", by J.R. Lind, July 16, 2014
  • The Hill weblog, "Alexander challenger picks up Tea Party endorsement," by Abby Smith, July 10, 2014
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Bill requiring TN voters to take loyalty oath dies", by Andy Sher, March 11th, 2014
  • WGNS 100.5 FM, "Joe Carr to Raffle Off Handgun", Feb. 25, 2014
  • Steven Hale in Nashville Scene, "Cell Phones on Airplanes", Dec 13, 2013
  • Betsy Phillips reporting in Nashville Scene, Nov. 14, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Terry Adams: Pro-choice.
    Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest.
Budget & Economy
    Gordon Ball: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal discipline.
Civil Rights
    Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights.
    Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights.
Corporations
    Terry Adams: Democracy is hijacked by corporations & special interests.
Crime
    Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?
Education
    Gordon Ball: I believe in public education.
Energy & Oil
    Gordon Ball: Transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewables.
    Gordon Ball: Commercial solar & wind, and also clean coal.
    Gordon Ball: Supports construction of the Keystone pipeline.
Environment
    Gordon Ball: No one has the right to pollute America's air and water.
    Gordon Ball: Class-action lawsuits against paper companies' dumped waste.
Foreign Policy
    Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Gordon Ball: Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas.
Government Reform
    Joe Carr: Reduce crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections.
    Lamar Alexander: The Era of the 1,000-Page Bill Is Over.
Gun Control
    Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
    Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
Health Care
    Gordon Ball: ObamaCare is over the top, but keep the good parts.
Homeland Security
    Gordon Ball: Ensure our troops receive the support & resources they need.
    Terry Adams: Men & women in uniform are victims of catastrophic neglect.
Immigration
    Gordon Ball: Fair and just path to citizenship.
    Joe Carr: AdWatch: Border crisis was created by giving amnesty to 11M.
Principles & Values
    Lamar Alexander: Declined to debate in Republican primary.
Social Security
    Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years.
Tax Reform
    Gordon Ball: Simplify and streamline the tax code with flat tax.
Technology
    Gordon Ball: We send too little on infrastructure.
    Joe Carr: Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds.
    Lamar Alexander: No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok.
War & Peace
    Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
    Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.


The above quotations are from 2014 Tennessee Senate debates.

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