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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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State of Minnesota Politicians: secondary Archives


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    from State of Minnesota secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Franken (5) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar (15) Democrat/DFL Sr Senator Minnesota
  • Dan Severson (2) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Dean Barkley (4) Independent Senate challenger (2008) Minnesota
  • Heather Johnson (21) Libertarian Challenger Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills (15) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy (11) Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Norm Coleman (3) Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 Minnesota
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Heather Johnson: Abortion is social issue, not government issue.
Budget & Economy
    Heather Johnson: Meet community needs locally, instead of federal stimulus.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach.
    Al Franken: Opposed $700B rescue package; it only helps Wall Street.
    Dean Barkley: Greatest malfeasance in economic history on GOP’s watch.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut discretionary spending like “bridge to nowhere”.
    Mark Kennedy: Authored the line-item veto, to take out bills’ silly stuff.
Civil Rights
    Heather Johnson: Let the market change bigots, not affirmative action.
    Heather Johnson: Marriage is a private matter, same-sex or not.
Corporations
    Amy Klobuchar: I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships.
Crime
    Heather Johnson: Punishing victimless crimes hurts poor but profits prisons.
Drugs
    Heather Johnson: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate most funding from DEA's "War on Drugs".
Education
    Heather Johnson: Right to education includes school choice.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate the Education Department to reduce budget deficit.
    Al Franken: $5,000 tax credit to help people pay for college.
    Dean Barkley: Tax credits for college is just pandering; we’re broke.
Energy & Oil
    Heather Johnson: Push green living instead of tax breaks for SUVs & Big Oil.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with free market.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with renewable standards.
    Al Franken: Tax credits for wind-power, not for oil companies.
    Norm Coleman: Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence.
Environment
    Heather Johnson: Those who harm the environment should pay for cleanup.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Dean Barkley: Worked as a tobacco lobbyist.
Foreign Policy
    Heather Johnson: The U.S. is not the U.N. nor the world police.
    Amy Klobuchar: When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences.
    Mark Kennedy: Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes.
Free Trade
    Heather Johnson: Free markets are the fairest form of voluntary exchange.
    Kurt Bills: Help countries with trade instead of aid.
Government Reform
    Heather Johnson: End need for big money; open up elections to third parties.
    Kurt Bills: Cut bureaucracy so they won't dream up new regulations.
    Kurt Bills: Cut more than $23B from regulatory agencies & help farmers.
    Kurt Bills: Cut $23B from farm regulatory agencies in Farm Bill.
    Dan Severson: Sunset clause for all federal departments.
Gun Control
    Heather Johnson: Even non-violent MLK kept guns at home for self-defense.
    Heather Johnson: Right to self-defense and right to rebel.
Health Care
    Heather Johnson: MnCare was better than ObamaCare.
    Dan Severson: Replace healthcare entitlement with free-market system.
Homeland Security
    Heather Johnson: Hold to a non-aggression, non-interventionist ideal.
    Amy Klobuchar: I supported the Patriot Act.
    Amy Klobuchar: Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools.
    Amy Klobuchar: Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster.
    Mark Kennedy: Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack.
Immigration
    Heather Johnson: Apply immigration rules consistently.
    Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Kurt Bills: Card-carrying union member, but supports Right-to-Work.
Principles & Values
    Heather Johnson: Support separation of church and state.
    Kurt Bills: Teaches High School economics; runs home daycare.
    Norm Coleman: Experience needed to forge deals about real problems.
    Mark Kennedy: Votes for what’s best for MN, but with Bush 92% of the time.
Social Security
    Heather Johnson: Privatize program to make up for borrowing & defunding.
    Kurt Bills: Increment retirement age; rely on other streams of income.
    Amy Klobuchar: No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase.
Tax Reform
    Heather Johnson: Flat tax temporarily, until spending is limited.
    Amy Klobuchar: Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K.
    Amy Klobuchar: Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%.
    Mark Kennedy: Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs.
Technology
    Kurt Bills: Don't try to pick technology winners and losers.
War & Peace
    Heather Johnson: No intervention in Iran; we harmed them too much already.
    Kurt Bills: No point to staying longer in Afghanistan.
    Al Franken: Astounded anyone would still believe Iraq war is good idea.
    Al Franken: Build schools in Afghanistan to keep them from Al-Qaida.
    Dean Barkley: Fight conditions in Afghanistan that breed terrorism.
    Norm Coleman: The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isn’t an option.
    Amy Klobuchar: Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military.
    Amy Klobuchar: Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases.
    Amy Klobuchar: Bring the troops home in a responsible manner.
    Amy Klobuchar: Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism.
    Mark Kennedy: Wrong on prediction of significant troops home in 2006.
    Mark Kennedy: We were over-optimistic, but making progress in Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: Stands by his vote for war in Iraq; no rewinding history.
    Mark Kennedy: Iraq is a central front in the war on terror.
    Mark Kennedy: No specific timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: We must win or terrorism will mushroom.


The above quotations are from State of Minnesota Politicians: secondary Archives.



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