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ON THE ISSUES
- Presidential Voters Guide (PDF file) - Candidates answer 5 questions from the League of Women Voters.
Choose '08 on YouTube. See and hear candidiates speak on the
issues. Click on a candidate and get either an introduction or many videos. Click on an Issue and get each candidate's viewpoints.
- ProCon.org: Which candidate would make the best U.S. President?
Read a simple, nonpartisan, pro-con presentation of the candidates and the issues.
- Which Candidates Agree with You?
- Select a Candidate: Answer 15 questions and see how the candidates match up with your opinions on today's hot button issues. From
Minnesota Public Radio.
- Election 2008 Vote by Issue Quiz: Read candidate statements (no names) and mark whether you agree or disagree. From Online NewsHour and WBUR (PBS)
- Play the Candidate Match Game: 11 questions - see how candidates match as you answer each question. From USA Today.
Rate which 14 issues are important to you, then answer questions
on those subjects. See how you compare to each candidate's views.
- Political Base: Build a grid of candidates of your choosing and match them up on specific issues. Or, jump to one of 62 issues to see detailed information and stances from various politicians.
- Council on Foreign Relations Issue Trackers: Track the candidates on foreign policy issues.
- Project Vote Smart: Find all presidential candidates (including minor and 3rd party) with biographical background, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and performance evaluations made by over 100 special interest groups.
- Wikipedia has compiled a list of resources for all debates: Democratic and Republican. View, hear, and/or read transcripts of those you missed.
CANDIDATE PROFILES by News Media
- NPR Election 2008 - primary and caucus dates, profiles of candidates: Democratic and Republican.
NewsHour coverage - videos, profiles and interviews of candidates,
reporters' blog, health care forum
- CSPAN CampaignNetwork - featured coverage of candidates
- CNN - side-by-side comparison of candidates on the issues plus news stories, fundraising. Good coverage of results.
Moines Register Presidential Issues Database
News - You Decide 2008 - profiles and news articles
- Meet the Press: Meet the Candidates - a collection of interviews with each candidate.
York Times Includes profiles, schedules, calendars, finances,
and where candidates stand on the issues.
Post Campaign Toolbox
Includes profiles, campaign finance, analysis of political video,
live discussions with candidates, and more.
NEWS FILTERS and FACT CHECKERS
- Digg the Candidates -
track the candidates' Digg activity in one place if you are a friend.
The current presidential candidates were asked to participate by submitting news stories and videos - then registered readers vote on which ones they "digg" the most.
- Newstrust.net - find good journalism online from a non-profit, non-partisan
social news network devoted to quality journalism. Find articles
Election 2008, Democratic
Primary. Click on "Top Rated" (by citizen reviewers).
- RealClearPolitics: Election 2008 - an independent political web site updated every morning and throughout the day. It culls and publishes commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass. It claims to be a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics.
Monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political
players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews,
and news releases. From Annenberg Political Fact Check, a project
of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
- PolitiFact.com: Helps you find the truth in the presidential campaign. Reporters and researchers analyze the candidates' speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate. (See "Rating Confusion..."). From the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly
MONEY - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
- The Buying of the President 2008 - how money shapes presidential campaigns. Includes Disclosure Scorecard. From the Center for Public Integrity.
- CQMoneyLine - comprehensive, timely and objective campaign finance and lobbying information
Secrets.org - find who is giving money to campaigns and how
the campaigns are spending that money. From the Center for
- Wikipedia - compilation of Fundraising Information
- Federal Election Commission - administers and enforces campaign finance laws. See fundraising by state. Search for donors by name, zip, employer, city.
About the Election
Results (from CNN): Democratic Delegate Count, Republican Delegate Count
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