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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)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama (D)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, VP)
Promises to Keep
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
Sen. John Edwards
Ending Poverty in America
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Sen. Mike Gravel
Citizen Power
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Dennis Kucinich
The Courage to Survive
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Bill Richardson
Leading By Example
Gov. Mitt Romney
Sen. Fred Thompson
Government at the Brink

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

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2008 Presidential Elections
McCain-Obama Debates & joint appearances
Sunday Morning Talk Show Bipartisan Debates
2008 Third Party and bipartisan events
Third Party Debate In several venues, with several participants Sept.-Oct. 2008
America's Independent Party Platform Alan Keyes' nomination Aug. 20, 2008
Political Courage Test Third Party candidate questionnaires Apr.-Aug., 2008
Green Party Questionnaire Responses from Nader and McKinney Jan.-Feb., 2008
State of the Union speech With responses from several presidential candidates Jan. 28, 2008
Green Party debate in San Francisco Moderated by Cindy Sheehan Jan. 13, 2008

The Seventeen Traditions,
by Ralph Nader, independent for president

The Meaning of IS
by Bob Barr, Libertarian nominee for president

Our Character, Our Future
by Alan Keyes, AIP nominee for president

The Good Fight
by Ralph Nader

The Nader Reader,
collected essays by Ralph Nader

Crash!ng the Party
by Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader
Cutting Corporate Welfare

Ralph Nader
The Concord Principles

Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon
Books by and about the 2008 Republican Nominee

Speeches at Republican National Convention, Sept. 3rd-5th, 2008

Citizen McCain
by Elizabeth Drew

The Myth of a Maverick
by Matt Welch

Worth the Fighting for: A Memoir
by John McCain

Man of the People
by Paul Alexander

Hard Call
by John McCain

John McCain: An American Odyssey
by Robert Timberg

John McCain
Faith of My Fathers

Why Courage Matters
by John McCain
Books by and about the 2008 Democratic Nominee

Speeches at Democratic National Convention, Aug. 26th-Aug. 28th, 2008

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

Change We Can Believe In
by Barack Obama

The Blueprint for Change
Barack Obama's Plan for America

Dreams From My Father
by Barack Obama

Obama: From Promise to Power
by David Mendell

Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest
by John K. Wilson

Hopes and Dreams:
The Story of Barack Obama
by Steve Dougherty

The Contenders
by Laura Flanders, et al.

Obama: A Bound Man
by Shelby Steele

Should Barack Obama Be President?

by Fred Zimmerman, Nimble Books
Presidential nominees in debates from past elections
2004 Illinois Senate race Obama vs. Alan Keyes Oct. 21, 2004
2004 Arizona Senate race McCain vs. Stuart Starky Oct. 16, 2004
2004 Illinois Senate race Obama vs. Alan Keyes Oct. 12, 2004, and Oct. 26, 2004
Joint interview with Bradley & McCain On Campaign Finance Reform Dec 16, 1999
Republican primary Debate at Dartmouth University McCain vs. Alan Keyes and three others Oct. 29, 1999
2008 Senate candidate debates, plus primaries & books

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Books currently being edited by OnTheIssues.org
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Free Ride:
John McCain and the Media
by David Brock and Paul Waldman

The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania
by Jack Newfield

State of Emergency
: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
by Patrick J. Buchanan

Meet the Next President: What You Don't Know About the Candidates
by Bill Sammon

Barack Obama for Beginners
An Essential Guide
by Bob Neer and Joe Lee

John McCain
An Essay in Military and Political History
by John Karaagac

America: Our Next Chapter
Tough Questions, Straight Answers
by Sen. Chuck Hagel & Peter Kaminsky

The Natural
The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton
by Joe Klein

And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since
From the Streets of Harlem to the Halls of Congress
by Rep. Charles Rangel & Leon Wynter

The Obama Nation
Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality
by Jerome Corsi

Character IS the Issue
How People With Integrity Can Revolutionize America
by Mike Huckabee & John Perry

What Happened
Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
by Scott McClellan

Hillary Clinton
The Inside Story
by Judith Warner

Herding Cats
A Life in Politics
by Sen. Trent Lott

The Nine
Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
by Jeffrey Toobin

Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!
by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russell

The Revolution
A Manifesto
by Rep. Ron Paul

How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics
by John R. Talbott

Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis
by Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of Health & Human Services-designee

The Thumpin'
How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to Be Ruthless
by Naftali Bendavid; profiling Rep. Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff-designee

Profiles In Courage For Our Time
by Caroline Kennedy, including chapter on Rep. Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor-designee

Like No Other Time
The Two Years That Changed America
by Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of Health & Human Services-designee

The War in Quotes
by G.B. Trudeau

The FAITH of Barack Obama
by Stephen Mansfield

The Battle to Secure America's Borders
by Jim Gilchrist, Jerome R. Corsi; foreword by Congressman Tom Tancredo

Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down
by Kaylene Johnson

The Dysfunctional President:
Understanding the Compulsions of Bill Clinton
by Paul M. Fick

Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader
by Joe Hilley

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