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Presidential Candidate Profiles
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Democratic: Barack Obama | Campaign
Republican: John McCain | Campaign
Libertarian: Bob Barr | Campaign
Independent: Ralph Nader | Campaign

Other Party Candidates
Boston Tea Party: Charles Jay | Campaign
Constitution Party: Chuck Baldwin | Campaign
Green Party: Cynthia McKinney | Campaign
New American Independent Party: Frank McEnulty | Campaign
Party for Socialism and Liberation: Gloria La Riva | Campaign
Prohibition Party: Gene Amondson | Campaign
Reform Party: Ted Weill | Wikipedia entry
Socialist Party: Brian Moore | Campaign
Socialist Workers Party: Róger Calero | Wikipedia entry

Voter Resources

Rumor Has It... debunks (or verifies) rumors and claims on the internet about:
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Project Sunlight: Track lobbying, member items and legislation in New York. An initiative of the NYS Attorney General.
League of Women Voters DemocracyNet: Great one-stop election resource.
NYS Board of Elections Campaign Finance Database: Enter the last name of any candidate in New York to find out where the money comes from and where it goes.
Open Secrets: Campaign finance information broken down by industry, region, etc., for mostly federal politicans. Follow the money in politics.

Analyzing the new President's Inaugural Address

On this Inauguration Day, we're hearing from people across the North Country as they make their way to the Capitol Mall in Washington D.C. to see the swearing in of the 44th President. As Barack Obama takes the oath of office, hundreds of millions of people around the world will be glued to radios, TVs and computers to hear his inaugural speech. NPR political editor Ken Rudin talked with Jonathan Brown about what he'll be listening for.  Go to full article

A closer look at the election

Martha Foley and Brian Mann analyze yesterday's elections from a state and national perspective.  Go to full article

Canadians weigh in on U.S. election

It wasn't hard to get comments on the U.S. presidential race from north of the border yesterday. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin talked to Canadians and tourists on Parliament Hill.  Go to full article

Playing the Presidential candidates

In this election year, the youth vote has become a key demographic, targeted by both major party's presidential campaigns. Some political pundits question whether the 18-24...  Go to full article

Contemporary Issues Forum: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Presidential Contest

How US politics has interacted with the domestic issues in Iraq and Afghanistan could be a factor in the fateful presidential election of November, 2008. Juan Cole, Professor...  Go to full article

A campaign season status check

Just over two weeks remain until Americans go to the polls to choose a new president. We'll also decide the shape of Congress and vote for state and local offices. The...  Go to full article

Full audio: Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain meet in final presidential debate

The presidential candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties met for their final debate last night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Bob Scheiffer of CBS News...  Go to full article

Full audio: Obama and McCain Town Hall Debate in Nashville

The financial crisis, foreign policy and our energy future were just a few of the issues submitted by voters to Barack Obama and John McCain in their second debate Tuesday...  Go to full article

Full audio: Vice Presidential Debate in St. Louis, Missouri

Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Democratic vice presidential candidate, and Governor Sarah Palin, Republican vice presidential nominee, debated last night at Washington...  Go to full article

Full debate audio: John McCain and Barack Obama debate foreign policy in Oxford, MS

After a 20-minute debate on the US financial crisis, John McCain and Barack Obama turned to the foreign policy issues facing the next president. Moderator, Jim Lehrer; audio...  Go to full article

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