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2008 presidential race

2009 State of the Union speech
Presidential Debates: Third Obama-McCain Debate - Second Obama-McCain Debate - V.P. debate, Biden vs. Palin - First Obama-McCain Debate
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Gov. Sarah Palin: Booklet - Debate - Profile - Wasilla - Governor
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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

2008 Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Jan. 15, 2008, last debate prior to the Nevada primaryDennis Kucinich sued the TV network to appear, and won; the TV network appealed and excluded Kucinich.

Budget & Economy
   Barack Obama: Lack of an energy policy is a financial burden.
   Barack Obama: Release people in bankruptcy due to health care problems.
   Barack Obama: I opposed both the 2001 and 2005 bankruptcy bills.
   Barack Obama: Accountability and oversight over the financial markets.
   Barack Obama: Modify some of the fraudulent & predatory lending practices.
   Hillary Clinton: 90-day moratorium on foreclosures; freeze interest rates.
   Hillary Clinton: Call for a moratorium on housing foreclosures for 90 days.
   Hillary Clinton: World Bank should impose rules on sovereign wealth funds.
   John Edwards: Big multinationals account for all current economic growth.
   Barack Obama: Put billions of dollars into early childhood education.
   Barack Obama: Need after-school and summer programs with good parenting.
   Hillary Clinton: Parents are a child’s first teachers.
   John Edwards: Provide work-study programs for students to afford college.
   John Edwards: Need universal pre-K, child care, and second chance schools.
Energy & Oil
   Barack Obama: FactCheck: Self-contradictory on Bush’s clean-energy plan.
   Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Oil & gas giveaways stripped from final 2005 Bill.
   John Edwards: FactCheck: Changed to anti-Yucca before forged documents.
   Barack Obama: Reduce the consumption of energy and be more efficient.
   Barack Obama: Will end the notion of Yucca Mountain nuclear storage.
   Hillary Clinton: Voted against and consistently opposed to Yucca Mountain.
   Hillary Clinton: A comprehensive energy plan as our Apollo moon shot.
   John Edwards: Opposed to Yucca Mountain and new nuclear power plants.
   John Edwards: Need a moratorium on any more coal-fired power plants.
Government Reform
   Barack Obama: No lobbyist money; no PAC money; fund campaigns instead.
   John Edwards: I should not have voted for that bankruptcy law.
Gun Control
   Barack Obama: Provide some common-sense enforcement on gun licensing.
   Hillary Clinton: Against illegal guns, crack down on illegal gun dealers.
   Hillary Clinton: Backed off a national licensing registration plan on guns.
   John Edwards: Against gun licensing but support the assault weapons ban.
Homeland Security
   Barack Obama: Put forward a national service program.
   Barack Obama: Colleges must allow military recruiters for ROTC on campus.
   Hillary Clinton: Passed legislation to treat veterans’ traumatic brain injury.
   John Edwards: Appropriate to talk to Musharraf after Bhutto assassination.
   John Edwards: Provide medical care and job training for veterans.
   John Edwards: Colleges must allow military recruiters for ROTC on campus.
   John Edwards: Create a path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants.
Principles & Values
   Dennis Kucinich: Excluded from debate by Nevada Supreme Court ruling.
   Barack Obama: Despite attack email, pledges Allegiance & uses Bible.
War & Peace
   Barack Obama: Get our troops out by the end of 2009.
   Barack Obama: No permanent bases in Iraq.
   Hillary Clinton: Demand Bush to explain to Congress on his plan on Iraq.
   John Edwards: Have all combat troops out in 2009.
Welfare & Poverty
   John Edwards: The minimum wage should be at least $9.50 an hour.

The above quotations are from 2008 Democratic debate in Las Vegas, Jan. 15, 2008, last debate prior to the Nevada primaryDennis Kucinich sued the TV network to appear, and won; the TV network appealed and excluded Kucinich..

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