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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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2012 Indiana Senate Debate


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2012 Indiana Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Joe Donnelly (7)
  • Richard Lugar (11)
  • Richard Mourdock (23)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Indiana Senate debates:
  • Jim Shella, WISH-TV-8 and 14 News WFIE Evansville coverage of GOP primary debate, April 11, 2012
  • Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Huffington Post, ABC News and RealClearPoitics.com coverage of GOP primary debate in Indianapolis, April 12, 2012
  • 14 News WFIE Evansville coverage of GOP primary debate, April 18, 2012, State Treasurer Mourdock vs. Senator Lugar
  • Evansville Courier & Press, and Indianapolis Star coverage of general election debate in Indianapolis, Oct. 15, 2012
  • Indianapolis Star and Associated Press coverage of general election debate held at Indiana University Southeast, Oct. 24, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
    Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
    Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
    Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Budget & Economy
    Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
Civil Rights
    Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
Corporations
    Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
    Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
Education
    Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
    Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
    Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
    Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
    Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
    Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
    Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
Environment
    Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
Families & Children
    Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Foreign Policy
    Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Government Reform
    Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
Health Care
    Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
    Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
    Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
Homeland Security
    Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
Immigration
    Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
    Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
Principles & Values
    Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
Social Security
    Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
    Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
Technology
    Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
War & Peace
    Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
    Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
    Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.


The above quotations are from 2012 Indiana Senate Debate.

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