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2008 presidential race

2009 State of the Union speech
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Gov. Sarah Palin: Booklet - Debate - Profile - Wasilla - Governor
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2008 Green primary debates
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2007 Republican 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 Senate questionnaire by SEA & 18 science organizations

Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization. Our mission is to facilitate evidence-based decision making at all levels of government. Our programs include both a short-term focus on the 2008 national elections – through the SHARP Network (Science, Health and Related Policies) – and a long-term focus on building a more engaged and politically active scientific community – through SEA Chapters and the Campaign Education and Training program.

On June 18, 2008, SEA, along with seventeen other scientific organizations, came together to issue all the candidates for Congress seven questions on science, health, and technology issues. This is the first time that this consortium of science organizations, which includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Science, has come together as one voice to issue a candidate questionnaire. The question topics—climate change, health, water, energy, innovation, education, and research—address the important issues that affect Americans everyday.
   Chris Rothfuss: Advance stem-cell research & nanotechnology.
   Mark Udall: Expand stem cell research; promise for treating disease.
   Nick Carter: Demand end to stem cell research as political football.
   Allen Buckley: The more locally K-12 education is handled, the better.
   Mark Udall: Invest in science & technology education.
   Nick Carter: Federal government must have role in education.
   Rebekah Kennedy: Federal government should supplement teacher compensation.
   Scott Kleeb: Deeply committed to science & technology education.
Energy & Oil
   Allen Buckley: Not certain that global warming is manmade.
   Chris Rothfuss: Cap-and-trade strategy is superior to a carbon tax.
   Jim Risch: 25x25 policy: reduce fossil fuel use 25% over 25 years.
   Jim Risch: Increase supply for short-term; alternatives for long-term.
   Jim Risch: Tap domestic potential in ANWR and continental shelf.
   Larry LaRocco: Develop alternatives: ethanol; nuclear; solar; geothermal.
   Mark Udall: We must pass legislation to limit carbon emissions.
   Nick Carter: Support cap-and-trade but not a long-term solution.
   Nick Carter: Quagmire in Mideast is result of dependence on oil.
   Rebekah Kennedy: Support carbon taxes on industry.
   Scott Kleeb: Time to stop questioning sound science on climate change.
   Jim Risch: Supports first-in-time first-in-right water usage.
   Mark Udall: Helped create National Integrated Drought Information System.
Health Care
   Jim Risch: Innovation and technology make health care high quality.
   Rebekah Kennedy: Health crisis caused by industry’s waste and profiteering.
   Chris Rothfuss: Increase funding for Federal R&D programs.
   Larry LaRocco: Reform patent system to recoup reasonable financial benefits.
   Mark Udall: Strong investment in S.T.E.M. research & education.
   Mark Udall: Basic research plays critical role in future competitiveness.
   Nick Carter: I will invest in our future, via education.
   Nick Carter: Listen to scientists about science instead of ideologues.
   Rebekah Kennedy: We must remain world leader in funding cutting-edge research.

The above quotations are from 2008 Senate questionnaire by SEA & 18 science organizations.

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