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Crippled America,
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The Truths We Hold,
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Smart on Crime,
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Guide to Political Revolution,
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Where We Go From Here,
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Promise Me, Dad ,
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Conscience of a Conservative,
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Two Paths,
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Every Other Monday,
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Courage is Contagious,
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Shortest Way Home,
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The Book of Joe ,
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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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Higher Loyalty,
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The Making of Donald Trump,
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What Happened ,
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Higher Loyalty ,
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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Hard Choices,
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Becoming ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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Connecticut Senate Debate: Chris Dodd (D), Jack Orchulli (R), Lenny Rasch (Libertarian), and Timothy Knibbs (Concerned Citizens Party), Oct. 11, 2004

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Chris Murphy: I'm more pro-choice than opponent; but no late-term abortion.
    Linda McMahon: I'm a pro-choice woman; not part of anti-woman agenda.
Budget & Economy
    Susan Bysiewicz: Tax securities transactions $150B to fund mortgage relief.
    Chris Dodd: The next generation may be less well-off than us.
Civil Rights
    Linda McMahon: I'm proud of WWE history; it's not a "war on women".
    Linda McMahon: We need more business people like me in Washington.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Close Wall Street's hedge fund loophole.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Hold Wall Street accountable and end corporate welfare.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Too few politicians fail to take on Wall Street.
    Chris Murphy: OpEd: Campaign coffers overflow with Wall Street donations.
    Chris Murphy: Keep preferential tax for hedge funds; costs too much to cut.
    Susan Bysiewicz: End preferential tax treatment for hedge fund gains.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Use fees on selling securities to help under-water mortgages.
    Linda McMahon: Businesses need regulatory certainty to risk hiring workers.
    Richard Blumenthal: Defend small businesses against wrongdoing, & defend record.
    Chris Murphy: Admits past marijuana usage.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Never smoked marijuana.
    Linda McMahon: 1989: WWE exonerated unanimously of steroid doctor misdeeds.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Hold colleges accountable for rising tuition.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Tie federal aid to schools' efforts to control tuition costs.
    Chris Murphy: Keep student loan rates at 3.4% instead of 6%.
    Jack Orchulli: Increasing education funding for No Child Left Behind.
    Timothy Knibbs: Eliminate the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Murphy: Cap oil prices; let market decide green technology.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Require energy buybacks from solar panels and windmills.
    Chris Murphy: Energy reform is my holy grail.
    Chris Murphy: End oil speculation to drive down gas prices.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Security transactional tax to invest in green technology.
    Linda McMahon: Cap-and-trade is an energy tax.
    Richard Blumenthal: Cap-and-trade OK; fuel cells & clean energy better.
Families & Children
    Richard Blumenthal: McMahon's WWE is adult entertainment marketed to children.
Foreign Policy
    Susan Bysiewicz: Two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    Chris Murphy: US support of Israel is in our national security interest.
    Linda McMahon: Sustainable 2-state solution in Israel; no settlement freeze.
    Richard Blumenthal: 2-state solution in Israel after Palestine stops terrorism.
Free Trade
    Susan Bysiewicz: Make changes to NAFTA; close loopholes to send jobs overseas.
    Chris Murphy: Buy American Act for government purchasing.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs.
Government Reform
    Susan Bysiewicz: Repeal Citizens United; end loopholes for special interests.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Public financing for federal elections.
    Lenny Rasch: Big government programs donít work.
Gun Control
    Chris Murphy: NRA has more control over Congress than any other group.
Health Care
    Christopher Shays: ObamaCare takes away $500 billion from Medicare.
    Chris Murphy: I'm a huge supporter of the public option.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all.
    Linda McMahon: ObamaCare will increase costs; repeal it.
    Richard Blumenthal: ObamaCare is a start to national reform.
Homeland Security
    Chris Murphy: Concerned about Patriot Act's impact on citizens' rights.
    Chris Murphy: Impose a war tax to give citizens a stake in battle.
    Susan Bysiewicz: If we had a draft, Iraq & Afghan wars would be shorter.
    Chris Murphy: US aid to Israel had nothing to do with 9/11.
    Chris Murphy: Keep Groton submarine base open.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Close bases overseas and bring troops home.
    Richard Blumenthal: Apologizes again for having said he served in Vietnam.
    Linda McMahon: Terrorists only need to succeed once; we must succeed always.
    Chris Dodd: Voted for 20 pay increases for the military.
    Christopher Shays: Issue "blue cards" for undocumented workers.
    Linda McMahon: More merit-based system for green card & citizenship.
    Linda McMahon: No amnesty; enforce immigration laws.
    Richard Blumenthal: Enact comprehensive solution; piecemeal approach fails.
    Christopher Shays: I was part of the solution in Congress on creating jobs.
    Linda McMahon: Minimum wage increases harm small businesses.
    Richard Blumenthal: More job training and more R&D tax credits.
    Linda McMahon: WWE has created 20 jobs annually for 28 years.
    Richard Blumenthal: Contractors without health insurance aren't good jobs.
Principles & Values
    Linda McMahon: Blumenthal insults millions of WWE viewers by dismissing WWE.
    Richard Blumenthal: Seven of McMahon's WWE wrestlers have died this year.
    Richard Blumenthal: I have spent my life helping people build their futures.
Social Security
    Chris Murphy: To do nothing about entitlements is irresponsible.
    Chris Murphy: Earnings cap for Soc.Sec.; and means-testing for Medicare.
    Linda McMahon: Can't offer specifics or I'll be ''demagogued'' by press.
    Linda McMahon: Debate & analyze entitlement reform, but no budget cuts.
    Chris Murphy: Raise debt ceiling instead of privatizing Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Linda McMahon: Economy is fragile; don't raise taxes in a recession.
    Linda McMahon: Don't raise taxes on anyone, including middle class.
    Richard Blumenthal: Nation's wealthiest don't need extension of Bush tax breaks.
    Richard Blumenthal: Don't hold middle-income tax cut hostage to wealthiest 2%.
    Linda McMahon: Make Bush tax cuts permanent or CT loses 8.500 jobs.
    Richard Blumenthal: Extending Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2% is wrong.
    Chris Murphy: Invest in local infrastructure & stronger Buy American laws.
    Chris Murphy: Massive infrastructure spending; great deals now.
    Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security.
War & Peace
    Chris Murphy: Economic sanctions as main tactic against Iran.
    Susan Bysiewicz: War only as a last resort against Iran.
    Chris Murphy: Stark differences with Lieberman about the Iraq War.
    Susan Bysiewicz: We should get troops out of Afghanistan yesterday.
    Chris Murphy: Ending Iraq & Afghan wars saves $2B per week.
    Linda McMahon: Support sanctions on Iran; keep all options on table.
    Richard Blumenthal: Strengthen sanctions on Iran, adding an arms embargo.

The above quotations are from Connecticut Senate Debate: Chris Dodd (D), Jack Orchulli (R), Lenny Rasch (Libertarian), and Timothy Knibbs (Concerned Citizens Party), Oct. 11, 2004.

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