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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 New York Senate Debate


  • Bob Turner (6)
  • George Maragos (3)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (8)
  • Scott Noren (1)
  • Wendy Long (14)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
    • New York Senate debates:
    • Capital New York coverage of Senate debate Feb. 24, 2012
    • Post-Star Q&A in Glen Falls for N.Y. Senate candidates, March 2
    • Capitol Confidential coverage of N.Y. Senate debate, March 5
    • New York Times, Long Island Newsday and PR Newswire coverage of Senate GOP Primary debate, June 18, YNN-sponsored debate, at the NY1 studio in Chelsea, was moderated by Errol Louis and Liz Benjamin.
    • NY Post, endorsement editorial on N.Y. Senate June 21, 2012
    • New York Newsday and New York Daily News coverage, Oct. 17, 2012, of Long-Gillbrand Senate debate

     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Abortion
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
        Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
        Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
        Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Budget & Economy
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
    Civil Rights
        Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
        Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
        Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
        George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Energy & Oil
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
        Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
        Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
        Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Foreign Policy
        Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
    Gun Control
        Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
    Health Care
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
        Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Homeland Security
        Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
    Immigration
        Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Jobs
        Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
        Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
    Tax Reform
        Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
        Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
        George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
        Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
        Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
    War & Peace
        Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
        Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
        Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
        George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.


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