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2007 Democratic Primary Debate at Howard University, June 28, 2007, moderated by Tavis Smiley, host of “Tavis Smiley” on PBS.


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Dennis Kucinich: Make any corporation with an American name pay taxes here.
    Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: military spending less than entitlement programs.
Civil Rights
    Barack Obama: Racial equality good for America as a whole.
    Bill Richardson: Diversity isn’t just talking points; it’s facts of life.
    Hillary Clinton: We’ve come a long way on race, but we have a long way to go.
    John Edwards: Racial inequality is at heart & soul of my campaign.
    Mike Gravel: Racism still with us in the 21st century.
Corporations
    Bill Richardson: Reward companies that pay over the prevailing wage.
    Chris Dodd: Stop rewarding companies who create jobs offshore.
    Joe Biden: Take burden off corporations so jobs stay in US.
    John Edwards: Eliminate all tax breaks for outsourcing jobs.
Crime
    Barack Obama: Need justice that is not just us, but is everybody.
    Chris Dodd: Mandatory minimum sentencing has been a disaster.
    Chris Dodd: Eliminate distinction between crack cocaine & powder cocaine.
    Dennis Kucinich: End mandatory minimums.
    Hillary Clinton: Mandatory sentences have been too widely used.
    John Edwards: Our justice system is not color-blind.
    Mike Gravel: If you don’t have any money, you don’t get any justice.
Drugs
    Hillary Clinton: Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison.
    Joe Biden: Divert drug offenders out of prison system.
    John Edwards: Help convicts with drug counseling & job counseling.
    Mike Gravel: Drugs are public health issue, not criminal issue.
    Mike Gravel: FactCheck: Only 40% of inmates are black; not 70% as claimed.
Education
    Barack Obama: Incentives to hire a million teachers over next decade.
    Bill Richardson: Nobody asks how we pay for war; why do we ask on education?
    Chris Dodd: Shame of resegregation has been occurring in our schools.
    Chris Dodd: Highest priority is equal educational opportunity.
    Dennis Kucinich: Stop funding war, start funding education; 15% DoD reduction.
    Dennis Kucinich: Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal opportunity.
    Hillary Clinton: It takes a village; American village has failed our children.
    Joe Biden: Overcome racial achievement gap with early education.
Environment
    Barack Obama: Give Katrina contracts to locals, not to Halliburton.
    Bill Richardson: Katrina response “disgraceful”; reform FEMA & insurance.
    Chris Dodd: Make Katrina recovery a symbol of what we can do right.
    Dennis Kucinich: Katrina response underscores what’s wrong about race.
    Hillary Clinton: Overcome almost criminal indifference to Katrina rebuilding.
    Joe Biden: America should guarantee Katrina reconstruction.
    John Edwards: Pay New Orleans residents to rebuild from Katrina.
    Mike Gravel: Iraq funds could build 4 million homes for Katrina victims.
Foreign Policy
    Barack Obama: No-fly zone in Darfur; but pay attention more in Africa.
    Bill Richardson: Pressure China & Europe to enforce no-fly zone in Darfur.
    Chris Dodd: US unilateral action to end Darfur genocide.
    Dennis Kucinich: If Darfur had oil, we’d be occupying Sudan.
    Hillary Clinton: NATO-enforced no-fly zone to end Darfur genocide.
    Joe Biden: US troops on ground in Sudan to end Darfur carnage.
    John Edwards: No-fly zone in Darfur; but also social spending in Africa.
    Mike Gravel: Need president with moral judgment; most don’t have it.
Free Trade
    Barack Obama: Reinvest in communities that are burdened by globalization.
    Bill Richardson: Fair trade includes no slave labor & no child labor.
    Chris Dodd: Prohibit Defense Department from outsourcing contracts.
    Dennis Kucinich: Democrats started NAFTA; Democrats will end it.
    Hillary Clinton: End tax breaks for outsourcing jobs.
    Mike Gravel: Trade agreements only benefit shareholders.
Health Care
    Barack Obama: Homophobia prevents talking about HIV/AIDS.
    Barack Obama: Got tested for AIDS, with wife, in public, in Kenya.
    Bill Richardson: Fund fight on HIV/AIDS both nationally and internationally.
    Bill Richardson: FactCheck: AIDS rate in Africa is 5.8%, not 20% as claimed.
    Dennis Kucinich: Healthcare access is a basic right in a democratic society.
    Hillary Clinton: Outcry if AIDS were leading disease of young whites.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, AIDS is leading disease of young black women.
    Joe Biden: Got tested for AIDS after blood transfusion; no shame in it.
    John Edwards: Fully fund finding a cure for AIDS.
    John Edwards: FactCheck: Medicaid already covers treatment for HIV/AIDS.
    Mike Gravel: End subsidization of the insurance companies.
Homeland Security
    Mike Gravel: Cut Pentagon by more than 15%; we’re squandering money.
    Mike Gravel: FactCheck: Yes, Iraq money could fund 21M scholarships.
Tax Reform
    Barack Obama: Reduce Bush tax cuts to pay for health care & other programs.
    Bill Richardson: Replace Bush tax cuts with cuts for middle class.
    Chris Dodd: Make taxes fair but also pro-growth.
    Hillary Clinton: Why cut off payroll contribution at $95,000?
    John Edwards: Repeal Bush tax cuts to pay for universal health care.
    Mike Gravel: Tax code is corrupt & serves the wealthy.
Technology
    Bill Richardson: 250 science & math academies to limit technical outsourcing.
War & Peace
    Dennis Kucinich: FactCheck: $2 trillion for Iraq? High, but accurate estimate.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill Richardson: Strategy to deal with poverty: unions; living wage; EITC.
    John Edwards: Poverty in America is the cause of my life.


The above quotations are from 2007 Democratic Primary Debate at Howard University, June 28, 2007, moderated by Tavis Smiley, host of “Tavis Smiley” on PBS. .

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