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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 Wisconsin Senate Debate


    Wisconsin Senate debates:
  • Fox 11 coverage of Wisconsin Senate debate 3/24/2012
  • Fox 11 WITI-TV coverage of GOP primary Senate debate in Waukesha, 4/12/2012
  • Wisconsin Rapids-Tribune interviews of Senate contenders in Port Edwards, 4/24 (Neumann) and 7/9 (Baldwin)
  • Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; Fox-11 News; RealClearPolitics.com; and Wausau Daily Herald coverage: Republican Senate primary debate in Green Bay, 7/30-8/10
  • Tea Party survey: Wisconsin grassroots organizations posed key issues questions. They provided questionnaires to Republican U.S. Senate candidates on August 8th, 2012, asking for a clear “yes” or “no” to each of the items, plus space for a brief explanation.
  • Wisconsin State Journal coverage of Wisconsin Senate debate, plus PolitiFact fact-checking, Sept. 27-28, 2012
  • Madison Agri-View and Bloomberg Businessweek coverage of Baldwin-Thompson debate, Oct. 2-5, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mark Neumann: God-given rights begin at conception.
    Tommy Thompson: God-given rights begin at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Tommy Thompson: Balanced budget is first priority.
    Tommy Thompson: Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream.
    Mark Neumann: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Tommy Thompson: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    John Schiess: Get rid of federal reserve system.
    Mark Neumann: Balance the budget by eliminating Obamacare.
Corporations
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
Crime
    Mark Neumann: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tommy Thompson: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
Education
    Mark Neumann: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    Tommy Thompson: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
Energy & Oil
    Tammy Baldwin: Government should get out of subsidies to big oil.
    Mark Neumann: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    Tommy Thompson: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
Environment
    Tommy Thompson: Prevent invasive Asian Carp in Great Lakes.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
Families & Children
    Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
Foreign Policy
    Mark Neumann: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    John Schiess: Get rid of the communist United Nations.
Free Trade
    Tammy Baldwin: FactCheck: Tried but failed to require US-made ship engines.
Government Reform
    Tommy Thompson: I've never been a lobbyist.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Mark Neumann: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Tommy Thompson: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Mark Neumann: Clean Up Washington: 12-year term limit for Congress.
Health Care
    Tammy Baldwin: Supports single payer, public option, and Medicare for all.
    Mark Neumann: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Tommy Thompson: Repeal ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
Immigration
    Mark Neumann: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Mark Neumann: Make English the official language.
    Tommy Thompson: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Tommy Thompson: Make English the official language.
Jobs
    Tommy Thompson: FactCheck: Unemployment down while governor, but not 2.1%.
Principles & Values
    Tammy Baldwin: I fight for us; my opponent fights for the big and powerful.
    Tammy Baldwin: FactCheck: Only 3 bills out of 105 sponsorships became law.
    Mark Neumann: A conservative believes in faith, family and country.
    Mark Neumann: Conservatives believe in faith, family and country.
    Tommy Thompson: Declines debates because opponents "want to shoot at me".
Tax Reform
    Tammy Baldwin: Get rid of loopholes for outsourcing and capital gains.
    Tommy Thompson: FactCheck: Tax cuts would save top 1% $87,000 each.
    Tommy Thompson: Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form.
War & Peace
    Tammy Baldwin: End the Afghan war & end nation-building.
    Tommy Thompson: Helped build a hospital in Afghanistan for women & children.
    Mark Neumann: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Tommy Thompson: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Mark Neumann: Mideast stability so gasoline prices don't go even higher.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tommy Thompson: Converted welfare into work-required benefit.


The above quotations are from 2012 Wisconsin Senate Debate.

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