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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
Vice Presidential background materials:

Gov. Sarah Palin: Booklet - Debate - Profile - Wasilla - Governor
Sen. Joe Biden: Bio - Profile - Debates
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2008 Democratic primary debates
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2008 Republican primary debates
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2008 Green primary debates
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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 Republican primary debate, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News; Jan. 6, 2008; final debate before New Hampshire primary

   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Closed $174M in corporate tax loopholes.
Foreign Policy
   Fred Thompson: Keep Guantanamo open; keep embargo on Cuba.
   Mike Huckabee: As governor, visited 41 countries & met with heads of state.
   Rudy Giuliani: Foreign experience as mayor, at Justice Dept., & in 91 trips.
Government Reform
   John McCain: FactCheck: Claim of “24 years with no earmarks” mostly true.
Homeland Security
   Fred Thompson: Habeas corpus does not apply at Guantanamo; so keep it open.
   Mike Huckabee: Keeping Guantanamo prisoners more important than location.
Social Security
   Fred Thompson: Allow individual retirement accounts with government match.
   Fred Thompson: FactCheck: Slower growth of benefits for future retirees.
Tax Reform
   John McCain: Supported Reagan tax cuts because matched by spending cuts.
   Mike Huckabee: Raising fees is the same as raising taxes.
   Mike Huckabee: Raised AR net tax burden by $500M to comply with court order.
   Mitt Romney: Raised $240M in MA fees, but only covering cost of services.
   Mitt Romney: Zero tax rate on capital gains, for incomes up to $200,000.
   Mitt Romney: Lowering taxes, like Bush tax cuts, grows the economy.
   Mitt Romney: FactCheck: Never opposed 2003 Bush cuts, but never supported.
   Rudy Giuliani: Recommended 64 tax cuts; accomplished 23 of them.
   Rudy Giuliani: I am a supply-sider; and I actually made it work.
   Rudy Giuliani: FactCheck: Claimed 34% NYC hotel tax cut; actual cut was 14%.

The above quotations are from 2008 Republican primary debate, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News; Jan. 6, 2008; final debate before New Hampshire primary.

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