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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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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
Leadership
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney
Turnaround

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

2009 AARP Voter Guide: Massachusetts Senate


The AARP (Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons) asked the 2009 Senate candidates for their views on issues relevant to AARP members. Five candidates out of six running resopnded to the AARP questionnaire (Scott Brown did not).

The candidates were asked to check off "Support" or "Oppose" on each issue; for all questions, all five candidates unanimously chose to check off the AARP recommendation. We include the results anyway, in case Scott Brown decides to answer differently. The four Democrats elaborated on their responses; Jack Robinson declined on all questions but one to offer any guidance on the interpreation of his checkboxes.
Families & Children
   Michael Capuano: Healthy Families Act: paid time off for respite care.
Government Reform
   Alan Khazei: Include senior opportunities in Serve America Act.
Health Care
   Alan Khazei: Close the Medicare Part D coverage gap.
   Jack Robinson: Universal coverage; no Medicare cuts; no tax increase.
   Jack Robinson: Increase consumer choice and control for longterm care.
   Martha Coakley: Individual mandate with public insurance option.
   Martha Coakley: Target enforcement against corrupt long term care facilities.
   Michael Capuano: Preserve all the Medicare benefits for seniors.
   Stephen Pagliuca: Close the Medicare Part D "doughnut hole" coverage gap.
   Stephen Pagliuca: Expand home and community-based long term care services.
Jobs
   Alan Khazei: Enforceable workforce protection for seniors.
   Jack Robinson: Restore the full protections of the age discrimination laws.
   Martha Coakley: Restore the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
   Michael Capuano: Strengthen rights of seniors against age discrimination.
   Stephen Pagliuca: Reverse Gross v FBL Financial: no age discrimination.
Social Security
   Alan Khazei: Individual retirement accounts ok; but not from Trust Fund.
   Jack Robinson: No diversion of payroll tax to individual retirement account.
   Martha Coakley: Safety net of Social Security is more important than ever.
   Michael Capuano: Resist any attempt to privatize Social Security.
   Stephen Pagliuca: Never allow diverting into individual retirement accounts.
Technology
   Alan Khazei: Focus on mobility as key determinants of senior wellness.
   Jack Robinson: Supports Complete Streets policy for all ages & abilities.
   Martha Coakley: Take into account drivers' abilities, from teens to seniors.
   Michael Capuano: $6B to restore MA roads, bridges, and tunnels.
   Stephen Pagliuca: Require federal fundees to adopt Complete Street principles.


The above quotations are from 2009 AARP Voter Guide: Massachusetts Senate.

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