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Where The Candidates Stand On The Issues?? Lets Research It!


Weather you are on the right or left. This is one of the most important election in our lifetime and as the political campaign is nearing its end. We need to  research  and make the right decision for ourself’s and our family , based on sound principles .

“The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners.”(You can watch all the debates here)

I also found a new place to research and wanted to share it. it is called Political Streams

They correctly state on their site:

“As you realize, there is more than a fair share of sites and blogs out there that can give you all the information you are interested in. Trouble is, browsing through them all can be too time consuming to be enjoyable. Enter a website like Political Streams. This particular site can be found at socialstreams.livelabs.com/politics/, and it basically gives you real-time information as regards political news which surface on the net” (Resource: The Museum of Modern BetasPolitical StreamsSocialstreams.Livelabs.com

Humbly posted,

Devin Willis

More Resources for the 2008 Elections Research:

OpenSecrets.org-nonpartisan guide to review to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy.Lots of good resources.

RealClearPolitics-They state- to be an independent political site that  publishes commentary, news, and links to important resources.

FactCheck – University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, evaluates the accuracy of campaign claims.  They claim ‘We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics” Also visit FactCheckEd for students.

Elections Research Guide –packed with independent political  guides and resources –Barbara RehkopWashington University Libraries

Personal Democracy Forum-They “..are going to experiment with various ways of nurturing and expanding this conversation, ranging from blogging to investigative journalism, interviews, profiles and guest columns. The focus is going to be on new tools, processes, uses and trends–not on scoring partisan political points. We value your input and ideas…” I would recoumend this Fourm!

Final Debate Fact-Check: On Joe the Plumber and Other Inaccuracies–CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS, Oct. 16, 2008 – 2:50 p.m.

A scorecard checking the attacks on the candidatesPolitifact Truth-O-Meter-St. Petersburg Times

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Educate Yourself about the 2008 US Presidential Election

This 2008 US Presidential election is a very critical one. It is hard to tell what is true and what is not the truth during this process. I did find some resources  that will help  figure the important facts, so you and your loved ones can make an informed on the issues.

In fact Mashable’s Sean P. Aune stated

The 2008 US Presidential election process is in full swing, and with the first Presidential debates scheduled for tonight, it’s time everyone learned more about the candidates. While each of the candidates have their own official sites and social networking profiles, there are many sites that can help you boil down how each candidate stands and votes on the issues. You can also find lots of tools to get behind the rumors, see who is donating money to them, and much more.

And listed many helpful resources! I will list a few:

Glassbooth.org – Still unsure of who should get your vote?  Glassbooth quizzes you on your beliefs and tells you which candidate best aligns with what you want.

OnTheIssues.org – Gives you easy access to look up how each politician has voted on each issue as well as providing quotes they have said on each.

OpenSecrets.org – Breaks down donations by biggest contributors, which industries are donating the most, and gives you a good sense of who really is backing each candidate.

Pollster.com – Collects polling data from various sources into one location so you can easily track how various states are skewing in their support.

Snopes.com – The popular debunking site has numerous entries of Internet rumors for both of the candidates. StateSurge.com – Look up the voting and bill sponsorship records of Senators Biden, McCain and Obama, check out a graph of their legislative effectiveness amongst other information.

VoteSmart.org – Gives you information on each candidate with contact information, political history and a few other assorted facts.

ResourceEducate Yourself for the Presidential Debates With 25+ Sites About Obama and McCain September 26, 2008 – 4:34 pm PDT – by Sean P. Aune

I also recommend the following:

Fact Checking the Debate By Mike Krumboltz–Yahoo Buzz

Register to Vote Has “..voter registration information for the United States, including voter qualifications, voting resources, election links, political information”

The Politicalcovers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2008 presidential race, lobbying, advocacy, and more.

Real Clear Politics Collection of up-to-date political news from around the web. Polls for political races in categories.

United States presidential election, 2008-From Wikipedia

USA TODAY On Politics blog and USA TODAY On Politics. Both covers political news with a focus on national politics

I hope these will help you !

Devin Willis

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