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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

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


    Connecticut Senate debates:
  • Debate coverage by Mary E. O’Leary, New Haven Register, March 3, 2012
  • Associated Press coverage of CT Senate debate on WTNH, 5 Apr 2012
  • Debate coverage by WFSB, April 15, 2012; hosted by Face the State with Dennis House; moderators Angela Dias of WTIC Radio and Brian Lockhart of Hearst Newspapers.
  • Democratic & GOP Primary debate coverage by Associated Press, NBC Connecticut, Hartford Courant & Connecticut Day, April 15-22, 2012.
  • Gregory Hladky in the New Haven Advocate 5/4/2010
  • New Haven Register and Easton Daily Voice on CT Democratic primary Senate debate, May 23 & 24, 2012.
  • Hartford Courant on CT Democratic primary Senate debate, May 24, 2012: one-on-one Chris Murphy and Susan Bysiewicz; at Central Connecticut State University; organized by WNPR's public affairs program, "Where We Live".
  • Westport News and Minuteman News Center coverage of CT Democratic primary Senate debate in Westport Town Hall, May 30, 2012.
  • June 14 first one-on-one GOP primary debate: Linda McMahon and Christopher Shays, hosted by the University of Connecticut, sponsored by The Hartford Courant and FOX CT.
  • New Haven Register on 2012 CT Senate debate 6/29/2012 and 7/18/2012
  • New Orleans TImes-Picayune (LA); Connecticut Mirror; and Darien Patch coverage; plus Hartford Courant fact-checking; 2012 CT Senate debate, 7/22-31.
  • New Haven Register coverage of CT Senate debates, 9/27/2012
  • Boston Globe coverage of CT Senate debates, 10/18/2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    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.
    Christopher Shays: OpEd: Spent $200M on "Bridge to Nowhere".
    Christopher Shays: OpEd: Voted to raise the debt ceiling 8 times.
Civil Rights
    Linda McMahon: I'm proud of WWE history; it's not a "war on women".
Corporations
    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.
Drugs
    Chris Murphy: Admits past marijuana usage.
    Susan Bysiewicz: Never smoked marijuana.
Education
    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%.
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.
Foreign Policy
    Susan Bysiewicz: Two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    Chris Murphy: US support of Israel is in our national security interest.
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.
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.
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.
Immigration
    Christopher Shays: Issue "blue cards" for undocumented workers.
    Christopher Shays: Blue card: let illegals work & pay taxes but no citizenship.
    Linda McMahon: No amnesty, but expand visas for temporary workers.
Jobs
    Christopher Shays: I was part of the solution in Congress on creating jobs.
    Linda McMahon: Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class.
    Linda McMahon: We need to send job-creators to Washington.
Principles & Values
    Linda McMahon: OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race.
    Linda McMahon: WWE was provocative, but provided 700 jobs & work ethic.
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.
Technology
    Chris Murphy: Invest in local infrastructure & stronger Buy American laws.
    Chris Murphy: Massive infrastructure spending; great deals now.
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.


The above quotations are from 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate.

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