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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2012 North Dakota Senate Debate

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    from 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Duane Sand (3)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (20)
  • Rick Berg (12)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    North Dakota Senate debates:
  • Grand Forks Herald coverage of Senate race, Sept. 30
  • Associated Press in Austin Statesman, Sept. 15, 2012
  • North Dakota Broadcasters debate in Bismarck (ThinkProgress.com coverage), Sept. 5, 2012
  • NDpolitics.areavoices.com coverage March 31, 2012
  • Bismarck Tribune and KFYR-TV-5 Bismarck coverage of Oct. 11 debate hosted by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Forum and Bismarck Tribune coverage of Oct. 15 debate, hosted by Prairie Public's North Dakota television and radio network.
  • Connecticut Post coverage of Oct. 25 final Senate debate, in Bismarck.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
    Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
Civil Rights
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
Energy & Oil
    Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
    Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
    Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
    Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
    Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
Health Care
    Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
    Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
    Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
    Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
    Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
    Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
    Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
Principles & Values
    Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
    Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
Social Security
    Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
    Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
Tax Reform
    Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
    Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.

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