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Crippled America,
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United,
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The Truths We Hold,
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Smart on Crime,
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Guide to Political Revolution,
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Where We Go From Here,
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Promise Me, Dad ,
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Conscience of a Conservative,
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Two Paths,
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Every Other Monday,
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Courage is Contagious,
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Shortest Way Home,
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The Book of Joe ,
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Becoming,
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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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Higher Loyalty,
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The Making of Donald Trump,
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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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New Jersey Senate Virtual Debate - moderated by the Hall Institute, August to September 2006


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    from New Jersey 2006 Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Robert Menendez (27)
  • Thomas Kean Jr. (27)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Robert Menendez: Judicial nominees must uphold Roe v. Wade.
    Robert Menendez: Kean voted against stem-cell research six times; I didnít.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: No litmus test for judicial nominees.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Menendez distorts my pro-stem-cell stance.
    Robert Menendez: I support stem cell research 100%.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Opposed Bushís veto of federal stem cell legislation.
Civil Rights
    Robert Menendez: Support affirmative action in all government contracts.
    Robert Menendez: Supports Amendment banning flag-burning, a uniting symbol.
    Robert Menendez: Supports 1-man-1-woman marriage, but donít take away rights.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Support merit-based initiatives, not affirmative action.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports Amendment banning flag-burning, a sacred symbol.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports 1-man-1-woman marriage, but no Amendment.
Drugs
    Robert Menendez: Review current marijuana laws for cases of incurable disease.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Opposes marijuana legalization; prosecute drug crimes fully.
Education
    Robert Menendez: Democrats pushed college tuition tax deductions.
    Robert Menendez: Reducing duplication is no solution for education problems.
    Robert Menendez: Educational Savings Accounts are only for the wealthy.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Focus on reducing fraud and duplication in Pell Grants.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports Educational Savings Accounts for college.
Energy & Oil
    Robert Menendez: Past due time to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Reservations about Kyoto Protocol, but supports it locally.
Environment
    Robert Menendez: Supports the Polluter Pays Principle.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Supported Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act.
Foreign Policy
    Robert Menendez: International sanctions against nuclear program in Iran.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Be steadfast against nuclear proliferation in Iran.
Government Reform
    Robert Menendez: Keep the Senate filibuster rules, to encourage debate.
    Robert Menendez: Allow dual-office holding for politicians, if voters choose.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Keep the Senate filibuster rules, to encourage negotiation.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Disallow dual-office holding for politicians.
Gun Control
    Robert Menendez: Additional controls on handguns and rifles.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Uphold our current firearm laws.
Health Care
    Robert Menendez: Additional taxes on wealthiest 1%, for medical coverage.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: No additional taxes for medical coverage.
    Robert Menendez: Shift from disease-based to prevention-based system.
    Robert Menendez: Donít force choice of filling prescriptions or refrigerator.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Address Medicaid by cost containment & reducing fraud.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Medicare needs bipartisan independent reforms.
Homeland Security
    Robert Menendez: Combat terrorism within court oversight to protect rights.
    Robert Menendez: Punish terrorists within Geneva Convention.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Surveillance of personal data ok to win War on Terror.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Respect Geneva Conv. but be flexible in prosecuting terror.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Deploy missile defense system against North Korean threat.
Immigration
    Robert Menendez: Enforcement-only means largest deportation in history.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Menendezí soft voting record on immigration is dangerous.
Social Security
    Robert Menendez: Opposes privatization and fought Bushís privatization scheme.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Opposes both privatization and raising seniorsí taxes.
    Robert Menendez: Against privatization; but says Kean has voted for it.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Against privatization; but says Menendez has supported it.
Tax Reform
    Robert Menendez: Repealing the estate Tax only benefits the wealthiest 1%.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Repeal the unfair Death Tax & the Marriage Penalty Tax.
War & Peace
    Robert Menendez: Iraq is a war of choice; based on misleading & false threats.
    Robert Menendez: Biggest mistake in Iraq was going there in the first place.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Weíve made mistakes in Iraq, but must complete our objective.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Canít cut-and-run in Iraq; thatís a declaration of defeat.


The above quotations are from New Jersey Senate Virtual Debate - moderated by the Hall Institute, August to September 2006.

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