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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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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

Boston Globe questionnaire on Executive Power: sent to all major candidates and published in Dec. 20-22, 2007

Civil Rights
   Mitt Romney: Right to be kept alive means secret surveillance is OK.
   Mitt Romney: Enemy combatants, if citizens, entitled to habeas corpus.
Foreign Policy
   Barack Obama: President must abide by international human rights treaties.
   John Edwards: President empowered to unilaterally withdraw from treaties.
   John McCain: No circumstances where president can disregard treaties.
   Ron Paul: US must obey treaties human rights abroad.
Government Reform
   Barack Obama: Bad idea to over-classify information.
   Barack Obama: Bush’s signing statements are a clear abuse of prerogative.
   John Edwards: No use of signing statements as back-door vetoes.
   John Edwards: Bush damages constitution by increasing power of presidency.
   John McCain: No signing statements: either sign or veto bills.
   Mitt Romney: Signing statements are an important presidential practice.
   Rudy Giuliani: President must be free to defend nation with surveillance.
Homeland Security
   Barack Obama: No presidential power for secret surveillance.
   Barack Obama: No holding US citizens as unlawful enemy combatants.
   Barack Obama: Congress decides what constitutes torture, not president.
   Barack Obama: No torture; defiance of FISA; no military commissions.
   Bill Richardson: Habeas corpus may not be suspended in war on terror.
   John Edwards: End Bush’s illegal spying on American citizens.
   John Edwards: Bush created a national embarrassment at Guantanamo.
   John Edwards: Torture does not work & undermines our moral authority.
   John McCain: Surveillance of overseas communications is ok.
   John McCain: Ok to hold even US citizens as enemy combatants.
   Ron Paul: No presidential power for secret surveillance.
   Ron Paul: Habeas corpus always applies, even to Guantanamo.
Principles & Values
   Fred Thompson: Declined to answer Boston Globe questions on Executive Power.
   Mike Huckabee: Declined to answer Boston Globe questions on Executive Power.
War & Peace
   Barack Obama: Congress decides deployment level & duration, not president.
   Barack Obama: No action against Iran without Congressional authorization.
   Bill Richardson: Only Congress has authority to declare war on Iran.
   John McCain: Strategic bombing of Iran OK only if imminent threat.
   John McCain: Congress can only declare war; not micromanage wars.
   Ron Paul: No presidential authority to bomb Iran without Congress.
   Ron Paul: Congress can defund war, but not micromanage it.

The above quotations are from Boston Globe questionnaire on Executive Power: sent to all major candidates and published in Dec. 20-22, 2007.

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