Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
2012 Virginia Senate Debate
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from 2012 Virginia Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Bob Marshall (4)
- George Allen (31)
- Jamie Radtke (17)
- Tim Kaine (25)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Virginia Senate debates:
- Dec 7, 2011 debate hosted by the Richmond Times Dispatch and other state media outlets.
- April 28, 2012 coverage of the Republican Senate Primary Debate hosted by Republican Party of Virginia,in Roanoke, coverage by WSET-TV Lynchburg
- May 5, 2012; Republican Senate Primary Debate; at the Sheraton Roanoke Airport Hotel; moderated by Jay Warren of WSLS-10 and three panelists; coverage by WSLS-10 Roanaoke
- May 11, 2012 GOP primary forum sponsored by the Republican Party of Virginia at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach; Moderator Nicole Riley, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business; coverage by Richmond Republican Examiner, Washington Post, Hampton Roads Daily Press, and The Virginian-Pilot.
- May 25-26, 2012; final GOP primary debate in Falls Church; moderator Bob Holsworth, retired political science professor; covered by 4-NBC.
- June 28, 2012, Washington Post coverage of Allen-Kaine debates
- July 22, 2012, CNN State of the Union, moderated by Cindy Crowley
- July 22, 2012, Roanoke Times coverage of Allen-Kaine debate at The Homestead resort in Hot Springs
- Sept. 20, 2012, NY Times and NBC-12 coverage of televised Allen-Kaine debate
- Oct. 9, 2012, Martinsville Bulletin coverage of Meet the Press Allen-Kaine debate, hosted by David Gregory at the Capital One Conference Center in McLean.
- Oct. 18, 2012, WSLS-TV-10 coverage of final televised Virginia Senate debate in Blacksburg.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
George Allen: Define that life begins at conception, but contraception ok.
Tim Kaine: If life begins at conception, we must outlaw contraception.
Budget & Economy|
Tim Kaine: Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty.
Jamie Radtke: Congress should have reformed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Jamie Radtke: Focus on cutting spending; Allen voted to spend trillions.
Jamie Radtke: We need someone who is going to focus on cutting spending.
George Allen: No future debt-limit increases until spending is restrained.
George Allen: Stimulus spending failed to create promised jobs.
Jamie Radtke: If we do not deal with spending, nothing else matters.
Tim Kaine: I cut state spending $5B while investing in infrastructure.
George Allen: Gay judges ok; activist judges not ok.
Bob Marshall: Blocked gay judge's nomination.
Tim Kaine: No discrimination against nominating gay judges.
Tim Kaine: GOP agenda on gay marriage is divisive social legislation.
George Allen: Encourage corporations to repatriate their foreign earnings.
George Allen: Focus on small business and job creation.
Jamie Radtke: Would vote against No Child Left Behind as too expensive.
George Allen: Lower student loan rates; freeze tuition rates.
Jamie Radtke: Feds should not be in the student loan business.
Tim Kaine: More student loan interest cuts; more tuition assistance.
Energy & Oil|
George Allen: If you use electricity, you should vote for me.
Tim Kaine: Cut subsidies to big oil companies.
George Allen: Energy independence instead of cap-and-trade.
George Allen: Use the blessings of our plentiful American energy.
George Allen: We are blessed to be #1 in energy resources: so use them.
Tim Kaine: We are producing more energy than ever; find alternatives.
George Allen: End foreign aid to Egypt until they join War on Terror.
Jamie Radtke: Country's biggest problem is activist judges.
George Allen: Sexual orientation not a factor in judges' qualifications.
George Allen: Judges shouldn't invent law or impose their political views.
Jamie Radtke: Line-item veto to get rid of earmark spending.
Jamie Radtke: No more blank checks for Congress.
George Allen: Instant criminal records check on all gun purchases.
George Allen: Endorsed by NRA for record of defending Second Amendment.
Jamie Radtke: Oppose the Clinton-Feinstein gun ban.
Jamie Radtke: Second Amendment avoids infringement on civil liberties.
George Allen: ObamaCare hurts seniors by taking $700B from Medicare.
Tim Kaine: Let Medicare negotiate rates for prescription drug prices.
George Allen: I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare.
Tim Kaine: Inaction was not a solution for healthcare.
Jamie Radtke: Repeal Obama's health care overhaul.
Tim Kaine: Budget cuts made us vulnerable to Libya embassy attack.
Tim Kaine: Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts.
Bob Marshall: Against "don't ask, don't tell" as Navy officer in 1990s.
George Allen: Military readiness more important than congressional consent.
George Allen: More concerned with army's readiness than war authorization.
George Allen: Spending necessary to bolster the military, post-9-11.
Tim Kaine: All-cuts approach leaves TRICARE & nat'l defense vulnerable.
George Allen: 52,000 earmarks, but mostly for defense & security.
Jamie Radtke: Creating Department of Homeland Defense was not necessary.
Tim Kaine: Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards.
Principles & Values|
Tim Kaine: Smash-mouth partisanship is yesterday's politics.
Tim Kaine: Served as a missionary in Honduras.
Jamie Radtke: Career politicians are part of the problem.
George Allen: Raise retirement age, plus options for younger people.
Tim Kaine: Fight against any privatization proposals.
George Allen: Raise retirement age & end benefits to wealthy.
Tim Kaine: Lift the payroll tax cap.
George Allen: Raise retirement age; more retirement security options.
Jamie Radtke: Raise retirement age; private retirement security options.
Tim Kaine: No dangerous privatization schemes for Social Security.
George Allen: Letting Bush tax cuts expire is a tax hike.
Tim Kaine: Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy.
George Allen: No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining.
Tim Kaine: Open to some minimum income tax level for everyone.
George Allen: Freedom-to-choose flat tax: present tax code or flat rate.
Tim Kaine: Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end.
Tim Kaine: No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire.
George Allen: Keep taxes off Internet.
George Allen: No online sales tax for out-of-state websites.
Tim Kaine: Force online retailers to collect sales taxes.
War & Peace|
George Allen: Iran is a threat; prevent getting nuclear weapons.
Bob Marshall: No US military in Libyan war without congressional consent.
Jamie Radtke: No US military in Libyan war without congressional consent.
Bob Marshall: Opposes sending troops overseas without declaration of war.
Jamie Radtke: Opposes sending troops overseas without declaration of war.
Tim Kaine: Supported Obama's stopping the Iraq War.
The above quotations are from 2012 Virginia Senate Debate.