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Crippled America,
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by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2014 Illinois Senate debates

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    from 2014 IL Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dick Durbin (2)
  • Doug Truax (9) Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary) Illinois
  • Jim Oberweis (17) Republican Senate Challenger Illinois
  • Richard Durbin (12) Democratic Sr Senator Illinois
  • Sharon Hansen (13) Libertarian Challenger Illinois
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Illinois Senate debates: (March 18 primary)
  • Chicago Tribune, "Senate candidates diverge on wage, tax issues", by Kim Geiger and Katherine Skiba, 10/13/2014
  • Congressional Quarterly Roll Call magazine, "Oberweis Testing Theory That Persistence Pays Off", by David Hawkings, March 23, 2014
  • WUIS 91.9 FM interview of Jim Oberweis, 3/11/2014
  • Daily Herald, "Oberweis bristles at Truax attacks during debate", by Jake Griffin, 3/3/2014
    (debate organized by the Sun City Community Association of Huntley ahead of the March 18 primary)
  • Daily Herald, "Oberweis wouldn’t back federal medical marijuana law", by Marty Hobe, 2/12/2014
  • Chicago Tribune, "GOP Senate candidates differ on policy, politics", by Kim Geiger, Feb. 10, 2014
  • Natasha Korecki in Chicago Sun-Times, "Pension vote", 12/4/2013
  • Stateline & WTVO/WQRF reporting on Doug Truax video, 11/12/2013
  • AdWatch on Press release: Truax Veterans Day message, 11/11/2013
  • Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
  • Illinois Review, Sharon Hansen comments on United Nations' Arms Trade Treaty, Oct. 2013
  • CNN "State of the Union" interview of Sen. Durbin, January 6 and May 5, 2013
  • Meet the Press interviews of Sen. Durbin, April 21, August 4, and Oct. 13, 2013
  • Fox News Sunday interview of Sen. Durbin, April 14 2013
  • CBS "Face the Nation" interview of Sen. Durbin, March 3, May 12, and Dec. 15, 2013
  • Forbes Magazine interview, "President of Oberweis Asset Management", 1/5/2012
  • Daily Herald, "McCain, Oberweis stand united", by Lisa Smith, 2/21/2008

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Sharon Hansen: Life begins at conception, but listen to constituents.
    Jim Oberweis: Abortion procedure should be outlawed.
    Doug Truax: Calls himself "very pro-life" & supports limiting abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Sharon Hansen: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Civil Rights
    Sharon Hansen: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Doug Truax: Uphold one-man, one-woman definition, but let states decide.
    Jim Oberweis: Corporations go overseas when taxes & governments bully them.
    Sharon Hansen: Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas.
    Doug Truax: Medical marijuana is a state issue.
    Jim Oberweis: Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana?
Energy & Oil
    Sharon Hansen: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Richard Durbin: Energy tax to fund infrastructure investment.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Oberweis: Obama's results are ok, but too often he does nothing.
    Doug Truax: End Obama's "lead from behind" approach to foreign policy.
    Dick Durbin: Ukraine should ally with European Union, not former Soviets.
    Jim Oberweis: To understand China, read the 5-year plans.
Free Trade
    Jim Oberweis: Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes.
    Jim Oberweis: Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China.
Government Reform
    Sharon Hansen: Photo ID for voting.
    Doug Truax: Political class fails to put interests of taxpayers first.
Gun Control
    Sharon Hansen: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Sharon Hansen: Don't bow down to money instead of our rights.
Health Care
    Sharon Hansen: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Jim Oberweis: Repeal and replace ObamaCare; not just repeal.
    Jim Oberweis: Parent policy until age 26 good; pre-existing coverage good.
    Doug Truax: AdWatch: ObamaCare does more harm to middle class than good.
    Richard Durbin: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Jim Oberweis: Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses.
Homeland Security
    Sharon Hansen: Superior nuclear arsenal is unnecessary.
    Jim Oberweis: Supports funding cuts for the military.
    Doug Truax: Ok to interrogate jihadists using any means necessary.
    Richard Durbin: $48M to protect US Embassies around the world.
    Richard Durbin: Benghazi was a tragedy, but not a cover-up.
    Sharon Hansen: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Doug Truax: First secure the border, then no comprehensive reform.
    Jim Oberweis: Visas for illegal immigrants, but no path to citizenship.
    Richard Durbin: Reform will increase coordination & reduce terrorism.
    Richard Durbin: Extend partner immigration rights to gay couples.
    Richard Durbin: Immigration reform bill makes America safer.
    Richard Durbin: Our border with Mexico is strongest it's been in 40 years.
    Dick Durbin: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 & same pay regardless of gender.
    Jim Oberweis: Minimum wage of $10 (and less for those under age 24).
    Sharon Hansen: No minimum wage; & no set pay based on gender.
Principles & Values
    Sharon Hansen: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jim Oberweis: Milk Dud: poured dairy fortune into 5 failed campaigns.
    Doug Truax: The Great Experiment known as America shines brightly.
    Richard Durbin: Bipartisan dialogue instead of gridlock.
Social Security
    Richard Durbin: Simpson-Bowles got it right. put everything on the table.
Tax Reform
    Richard Durbin: Close tax loopholes and gain $1.2T from the wealthy.
    Jim Oberweis: Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits.
War & Peace
    Richard Durbin: Engage China to de-escalate North Korean nukes.
    Jim Oberweis: Stay the course; gradual withdrawal from the Iraq war.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jim Oberweis: Tepid welfare reform is the best we can get right now.

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