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Abortion
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Pro-life; no litmus test Cheney: Pro-life; pro-stem-cell Nader: Let women decide McCain: Pro-life
Kerry: No restrictions Edwards: Right to choose; partial birth ok

Budget & Economy
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Simplify & cut taxes Cheney: Cut taxes; invest in Defense Nader: Human economy is not booming McCain: Balance budget; Lockbox.
Kerry: Cut the deficit Edwards: Roll back tax cuts

Civil Rights
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Anti-quota; anti-gay marriage Cheney: Some gay rights; fewer women's rights Nader: Pro-gay; pro-privacy; pro-women McCain: Anti-quota; for Flag protection
Kerry: Federal DOMA but no state DOMAs Edwards: Aff. Action; no DOMA

Corporations
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Gov't out of marketplace Cheney: No Halliburton influence Nader: Shift power to consumers McCain
Kerry: Close loopholes Edwards: Attack corporate indifference

Crime
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Death; 2 Strikes; less parole Cheney: Stricter penalties; death penalty Nader: Focus on prevention; no death penalty McCain: Death; more prisons; less parole
Kerry: No death penalty; no 3 strikes Edwards: No 3 Strikes; death penalty ok

Drugs
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: More education; more laws; abstinence Cheney: More involvement in Drug War Nader: Stop prohibition McCain: More border; more penalties
Kerry: Reduce demand; reduce penalties Edwards: Drug courts; reasonable sentences

Education
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Local control; testing; vouchers Cheney: Pro-standards; pro-prayer; school choice Nader: Invest in public education; teach citizenship McCain: More testing; more prayer; vouchers
Kerry: No vouchers; charters ok Edwards: No vouchers; more teachers

Energy & Oil
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Drill ANWR; energy overrules CO2 Cheney: Conserve AND drill Nader: More funds; less cars McCain: No ANWR; no on Bush energy plan
Kerry: Raise CAFE; no ANWR Edwards: Higher CAFE; no ANWR

Environment
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Deregulate; voluntary cleanup Cheney: Pro-grazing; pro-hunting Nader: More funds; more rules McCain: End farm subsidies; expand CWA
Kerry: No forest roads; no Yucca dump Edwards: No forest roads; reduce CO2

Families & Children
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Abstinence; V-chip; tough laws Cheney: $ for pre-school; character ed. Nader: Corporate TV hurts kids McCain: Labeling for parents
Kerry: More $ for children programs Edwards: Help working parents

Foreign Policy
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Befriend Americas; pressure Russia Cheney: Hard-line interventionist; UN irrelevant Nader: Interventionist with support, not arms McCain: Assertive multilateralism
Kerry: Favor NATO; IMF; UN Edwards: Focus on open society

Free Trade
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: More trade; imm. maybe Cheney: Trade comes second to security Nader: Pro-immgrant; anti-globalization McCain: Open trade; open imm.
Kerry: NAFTA yes; labor & env yes Edwards: No NAFTA; but PNTR ok

Government Reform
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Limit terms & judges & lawsuits Cheney: Line Item Veto; less regulation Nader: Remove corporate influences McCain: Anti-influence peddling
Kerry: No PAC money; yes line-item veto Edwards: Limit lobbyists; public cmpn finance

Gun Control
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: More gun laws; more gun rights Cheney: Few restrictions if any Nader: More restrictions; some bans McCain: More gun laws; more gun rights
Kerry: A hunter, but restrict gun rights Edwards: 2nd Amendment with rules

Health Care
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Reform HMOs & Medicare Cheney: Limit federal role; limit lawsuits Nader: Cradle-to-grave non-profit system McCain: Patient rights; limit HMOs
Kerry: Control costs; cover everyone Edwards: Cover every child; anti-HMOs

Homeland Security
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Rebuild military; focus on terrorism Cheney: More funding; more SDI; more anti-terror Nader: Reduce weapons & overseas troops McCain: More pay; SDI; more engaged
Kerry: More troops; more spies Edwards: More $; no base closures

Immigration
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: More trade; imm. maybe Cheney: Toughen deportations Nader: Pro-immgrant; anti-globalization McCain: Open trade; open imm.
Kerry: Earned legalization with restrictions Edwards: Earned legalization

Infrastructure
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: No Y2K lawsuits Cheney: More R&D; less telecomm rules Nader: More open tech; anti-Microsoft McCain: No Internet tax; yes porn filters
Kerry: Invest in high tech Edwards: Promote Internet

Jobs
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Improve economy thru job growth Cheney: Help small business; limit unions Nader: Reduce pay gap McCain: End subsidies
Kerry: Raise min. wage; help minorities Edwards: Raise min. wage; protect unions

Principles & Values
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Compassionate conservatism Cheney: Hard-line conservative; but cooperative Nader: New Populism: power corrupts McCain: Set an example
Kerry: Common sense values Edwards: Two Americas

Social Security
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Lockbox & privatize Cheney: Some privatization; end Earnings Test Nader: Against privatization McCain: Lockbox & privatize
Kerry: Never privatize nor extend age Edwards: Protect it; no diversions

Tax Reform
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Simplify & reduce taxes Cheney: No tax increases; especially on oil Nader: Keep progressivity; raise corporate taxes McCain: Simplify & reduce taxes
Kerry: No tax cuts; add 10% bracket Edwards: Repeal tax cuts for rich

War & Peace
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: More $ for war on terror Cheney: Focus on Saddam and WMDs Nader: Iraq war is for oil McCain: Yes on Iraq war; no on Kosovo
Kerry: Yes on Iraq War; no on extra funding Edwards: Voted for Iraq; get NATO involved

Welfare & Poverty
For President For V.P. Third Party Withdrawn
Bush: Faith-based Armies of Compassion Cheney: Private provision; less WIC Nader: Pro-union; anti-big business McCain: Pro workfare; pro block grants
Kerry: Partner with NPOs and for-profits Edwards: Cities Rising: $ for EITC

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