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Mitt Romney: The Man, His Values and His Vision
, by Lisa Ray Turner and Kimberly Field

Real Change
, by Speaker Newt Gingrich

The Revolution: A Manifesto
, by Ron Paul, published April 2008

Tim Pawlenty: The Sam's Club Republican
, by J. A. McClure

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

Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics
, by Joe Biden


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The America We Deserve
, by Donald Trump

Do the Right Thing
, by Mike Huckabee

Leadership
, autobiography by Rudolph Giuliani

America by Heart
, by Sarah Palin

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Associated Press policy Question and Answer (written responses to periodic questions)


Abortion
   Joseph Lieberman: Day 1: Repeal the Bush restrictions on stem cell research.
Civil Rights
   Al Sharpton: Flag burning is distasteful, but it's free expression.
   Howard Dean: Don't amend the First Amendment to prohibit flag-burning.
   John Edwards: Flag burning is despicable, but not a constitutional issue.
   John Kerry: Flag burning is displeasing, but it's free expression.
   Joseph Lieberman: Flag burning is abhorrent, but not a constitutional issue.
   Wesley Clark: Narrowly protect the American flag.
Crime
   Al Sharpton: Opposed to death penalty under any circumstances.
   Dennis Kucinich: Ban the death penalty-98% of those convicted are poor.
   Howard Dean: Death penalty for extreme crimes, but applied fairly.
   John Edwards: Death penalty for heinous crimes, but applied fairly.
   John Kerry: Moratorium on federal executions-only exception is terrorism.
   Joseph Lieberman: Death penalty for egregious crimes, but applied fairly.
   Wesley Clark: Death penalty for heinous crimes, but apply with safeguards.
Education
   Al Sharpton: Vouchers are a gradual step toward privatization.
   Dennis Kucinich: Vouchers divert public money away from public schools.
   Howard Dean: Vouchers undermine public education.
   John Edwards: Private school vouchers drain resources from public schools.
   John Kerry: Vouchers drain resources from public schools.
   Joseph Lieberman: Supports vouchers that don't take money from public schools.
   Wesley Clark: Oppose vouchers and all measures that weaken public schools.
Energy & Oil
   Al Sharpton: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 33, and 25 for SUVs.
   Dennis Kucinich: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 45, and 40 for SUVs.
   Howard Dean: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 37.5, including SUVs.
   John Edwards: Supports real increases in CAFE standards.
   John Kerry: Raise CAFE standard to 36 mpg by 2015.
   Joseph Lieberman: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 40, including SUVs.
   Wesley Clark: Raise CAFE standards after consulting with experts.
Foreign Policy
   Howard Dean: Day 1: Visit international allies to undo damage.
Free Trade
   Al Sharpton: Labor standards should not cost American workers jobs.
   Dennis Kucinich: Free trade encourages privatization, so avoid it.
   Howard Dean: Enforceable & enforced labor and environmental standards.
   John Edwards: Require labor and environmental standards plus right-to-know.
   John Kerry: All new trade must include labor and environmental standards.
   Joseph Lieberman: Free AND fair trade, with labor and environmental standards.
   Wesley Clark: Free AND fair trade, with labor and environmental standards.
Government Reform
   John Edwards: Day 1: Order limits on lobbyists & special interests.
Health Care
   Al Sharpton: Avoid privatized health system.
   Dennis Kucinich: Tax employers to pay for single-payer plan.
   Howard Dean: Rx plan: govt. buying; reimportation; price competition.
   John Edwards: Bush's Rx plan helps HMOs-help seniors instead.
   John Kerry: Day 1: Make health care a right, not a privilege.
   John Kerry: Don't push seniors into HMOs; change Bush Rx plan.
   Joseph Lieberman: Universal benefit to all seniors-no $12B for HMOs.
   Wesley Clark: Bush's Rx plan helps HMOs-help seniors instead.
Immigration
   Al Sharpton: Relax Mexican border to match Canadian border.
   Dennis Kucinich: Roadmap to citizenship for immigrants.
   Howard Dean: Earned legalization for undocumented immigrants.
   John Edwards: Roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
   John Kerry: Earned legalization for undocumented immigrants.
   Joseph Lieberman: One-time earned legalization for undocumented immigrants.
   Wesley Clark: Tighten borders post-9/11, but allow earned citizenship.
Jobs
   Al Sharpton: Raise minimum wage to at least $7.15.
   Dennis Kucinich: Raise minimum wage to over $8.50.
   Howard Dean: Raise minimum wage to $7.00.
   John Edwards: Raise minimum wage to at least $6.65.
   John Kerry: Raise minimum wage to $6.65 by next year, then higher.
   Joseph Lieberman: Raise minimum wage to $7.00.
   Wesley Clark: Raise minimum wage in steps to $7.00.
Principles & Values
   Dennis Kucinich: Day 1: Pull out of Iraq, NAFTA, and the WTO.
   Wesley Clark: Day 1: Implementation five-point Turnaround Plan for America.
Tax Reform
   Dennis Kucinich: Keep child tax credit, and extend it to more families.
   Howard Dean: End corporate welfare, close loopholes, pay fair share.
   John Edwards: New tax cuts to 95% of Americans.
   John Kerry: Keep child tax credit, and new 10% tax bracket.
   Joseph Lieberman: New tax cuts to 95% of taxpayers.
   Wesley Clark: Eliminate income tax for families earning under $50,000.
War & Peace
   Al Sharpton: Day 1: Bring the troops home.


The above quotations are from Associated Press policy Question and Answer (written responses to periodic questions).


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