Barack Obama: The politics of fear undermines basic civil liberties.
Mike Gravel: Hold accountable war-profiteers like NBC and GE.
John Edwards: Oppose decriminalizing marijuana; it sends wrong signal.
Bill Richardson: Commit to extending school day and/or the school year.
Chris Dodd: Named “Senator of the Decade” by the Head Start Association.
Dennis Kucinich: Cut the Pentagon budget 15% for tuition-free college.
Joe Biden: For longer school day & school year, & 16-year minimum.
John Edwards: Should have universal pre-Kindergarten for all 4-year-olds.
Energy & Oil|
Barack Obama: Fuel efficiency and Middle East stability help on fuel costs.
Bill Richardson: Need an energy revolution in the US.
Chris Dodd: Propose a gasoline rebate and move to energy independence.
Hillary Clinton: Investigate & move toward energy efficiency and conservation.
Joe Biden: Provide for emergency fuel assistance immediately.
John Edwards: Investigate the oil companies and ask for conservation.
Families & Children|
Hillary Clinton: A family is a child’s first school.
Chris Dodd: Pakistan is a more immediate problem than Iran.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: for NAFTA while First Lady; now against CAFTA.
Joe Biden: Shut down any imports of toys from China.
Chris Dodd: Reform the current system that locks up two million in jail.
Barack Obama: Tackle insurance companies on reimbursement system.
Barack Obama: Help young people deal with the cost of medical education.
Bill Richardson: Give students incentives to become health professionals.
Chris Dodd: Address medical malpractice with universality.
Dennis Kucinich: Insurance companies make money by NOT providing health care.
Hillary Clinton: Insurance companies cannot deny people coverage.
Hillary Clinton: Restore National Institutes of Health funding.
Joe Biden: Help medical students find ways to finance their tuition.
John Edwards: Provide incentives for students to go to nursing school.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture.
Joe Biden: Talks about nations acquiring uranium are more complicated.
Barack Obama: Illegal immigrants’ lack of ID is a public safety concern.
Chris Dodd: Driver’s licenses ought not be given to illegal immigrants.
Hillary Clinton: Immigrant license issue needs federal action on reform.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Denied saying licensing illegals “made sense”.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Don’t know if life beyond earth; focus on life here on earth.
Dennis Kucinich: This debate is total flop for ignoring practical aspirations.
Dennis Kucinich: Sighted a UFO in Washington State.
Joe Biden: Giuliani is truly not qualified to be president.
John Edwards: The government should help those hit by natural disasters.
Mike Gravel: Protests being cut out of debate as free speech issue.
Barack Obama: The wealthy should pay a bit more on the payroll tax.
Hillary Clinton: Have a bipartisan commission on Social Security and its tax.
Barack Obama: Restore progressive tax; close loopholes; relief to seniors.
Hillary Clinton: Freeze estate tax at 2009 level of $7 million per couple.
Barack Obama: Increase funding for math and science research & education.
Barack Obama: Airlines got into trouble after deregulation.
John Edwards: Use technology to protect children on Internet.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Committed to Iran not having nuclear weapons.
Barack Obama: Iran military resolution sends the region a wrong signal.
Barack Obama: Clinton has not been consistent on the Iraq War.
Bill Richardson: Pledge that Iran will not develop a nuclear bomb.
Bill Richardson: Negotiate with Iran without any conditions.
Chris Dodd: A military action resolution on Iran is dangerous.
Dennis Kucinich: There’s no basis for an Iran military resolution.
Dennis Kucinich: Impeach Bush for violating international law on preemption.
Dennis Kucinich: The war against Iraq was about oil.
Dennis Kucinich: Urge Iran to let go nuclear and abolish nuclear in the US.
Hillary Clinton: Pledge that Iran will not develop a nuclear bomb.
Hillary Clinton: Rushing to war with Iran vs. doing nothing is a false choice.
Hillary Clinton: Absolutely oppose the war in Iraq.
Hillary Clinton: Bring out as many combat troops as quickly as possible.
Joe Biden: A military action resolution on Iran is a bad policy.
John Edwards: Iran military resolution enables Bush to invade Iran.
John Edwards: Keep Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
John Edwards: All combat troops out of Iraq in the first year in office.