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2008 presidential primary

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
Sen. Joe Biden: Bio - Profile - Debates
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McCain-Obama joint appearances:
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Fox -CNN -
MtP -Ads
2008 Democratic primary debates
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2008 Republican primary debates
Feb.7 -Jan.30 -Jan.28 -Jan.24 -Jan.10 -Jan.6 -Jan.5
2008 Green primary debates
Feb.3 -Jan.13
2007 Republican primary debates
Dec.22 -Dec.12 -Dec.9 -Nov.28 -Oct.21 -Oct.9 -Sep.27 -Sep.17 -Sep.5 -Aug.5 -Jun.5 -May 15 -May 3
2007 Democratic primary debates
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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama (D)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, VP)
Promises to Keep
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
Sen. John Edwards
Ending Poverty in America
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Leadership
Sen. Mike Gravel
Citizen Power
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
The Courage to Survive
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Bill Richardson
Leading By Example
Gov. Mitt Romney
Turnaround
Sen. Fred Thompson
Government at the Brink

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2008 Presidential Elections
McCain-Obama Debates & joint appearances
Sunday Morning Talk Show Bipartisan Debates
Presidential candidate Fact Checking



& Presidential Ad Watch
The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a non-partisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Presidential interview series (throughout 2008)

Democrats and Republicans on "CBS News," with Katie Couric

Presidential interview series (throughout 2008)

Democrats and Republicans on "ABC World News," with Charlie Gibson

Presidential interview series (throughout 2008)

Democrats and Republicans on "Fox News Sunday," with Chris Wallace

CNN Presidential interview series (throughout 2008)

Democrats and Republicans on "Late Edition," with Wolf Blitzer

  • Sept. 21: Ron Paul
  • June 29: Bobby Jindal
  • June 22: Bill Richardson, Robert Reich, Tim Pawlenty
  • May 18: Clinton
  • May 11: Obama
  • Feb. 24: Huckabee
  • Feb. 10: Huckabee
  • Feb. 3: Nader, Huckabee, Romney
  • Jan. 27: Huckabee, Romney
  • Jan. 20: Edwards, Romney, Giuliani
  • Jan. 13: Romney, Thompson
  • Jan. 6: Thompson, Paul, Edwards, Huckabee, Bill Richardson

  • CNN Presidential interviews from 2008

  • CNN Presidential interviews from 2007
Meet the Candidates series (throughout 2008)

Democrats and Republicans on "Meet the Press," with Tim Russert

2008 Third Party and bipartisan events
Third Party Debate In several venues, with several participants Sept.-Oct. 2008
America's Independent Party Platform Alan Keyes' nomination Aug. 20, 2008
Political Courage Test Third Party candidate questionnaires Apr.-Aug., 2008
Green Party Questionnaire Responses from Nader and McKinney Jan.-Feb., 2008
State of the Union speech With responses from several presidential candidates Jan. 28, 2008
Green Party debate in San Francisco Moderated by Cindy Sheehan Jan. 13, 2008

The Seventeen Traditions,
by Ralph Nader, independent for president

The Meaning of IS
,
by Bob Barr, Libertarian nominee for president

Our Character, Our Future
,
by Alan Keyes, AIP nominee for president

The Good Fight
,
by Ralph Nader

The Nader Reader,
collected essays by Ralph Nader

Crash!ng the Party
,
by Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader
Cutting Corporate Welfare

Ralph Nader
The Concord Principles

Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon
Books by and about the 2008 Republican Nominee

Speeches at Republican National Convention, Sept. 3rd-5th, 2008

Citizen McCain
,
by Elizabeth Drew

The Myth of a Maverick
,
by Matt Welch

Worth the Fighting for: A Memoir
,
by John McCain

Man of the People
,
by Paul Alexander

Hard Call
,
by John McCain

John McCain: An American Odyssey
,
by Robert Timberg

John McCain
Faith of My Fathers

Why Courage Matters
,
by John McCain
Books by and about the 2008 Democratic Nominee

Speeches at Democratic National Convention, Aug. 26th-Aug. 28th, 2008

The Audacity of Hope
,
by Sen. Barack Obama (D, IL)

Change We Can Believe In
,
by Barack Obama

The Blueprint for Change
,
Barack Obama's Plan for America

Dreams From My Father
,
by Barack Obama

Obama: From Promise to Power
,
by David Mendell

Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest
,
by John K. Wilson

Hopes and Dreams:
The Story of Barack Obama
,
by Steve Dougherty

The Contenders
,
by Laura Flanders, et al.

Obama: A Bound Man
,
by Shelby Steele

Should Barack Obama Be President?

by Fred Zimmerman, Nimble Books
Presidential nominees in debates from past elections
2004 Illinois Senate race Obama vs. Alan Keyes Oct. 21, 2004
2004 Arizona Senate race McCain vs. Stuart Starky Oct. 16, 2004
2004 Illinois Senate race Obama vs. Alan Keyes Oct. 12, 2004, and Oct. 26, 2004
Joint interview with Bradley & McCain On Campaign Finance Reform Dec 16, 1999
Republican primary Debate at Dartmouth University McCain vs. Alan Keyes and three others Oct. 29, 1999
2008 Senate candidate debates, plus primaries & books

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  • 2002 Races: Senators, Governors, and Representatives
  • 2000 presidential race: Gore vs. Bush, and Lieberman vs. Cheney, debates and books.
  • Former Presidents: Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Ford, Nixon, and their V.P.'s
  • Opinion Leaders: Political pundits outside of elective office.
Books currently being edited by OnTheIssues.org
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Free Ride:
John McCain and the Media
,
by David Brock and Paul Waldman

The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania
,
by Jack Newfield

State of Emergency
: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
by Patrick J. Buchanan

Meet the Next President: What You Don't Know About the Candidates
,
by Bill Sammon

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