Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

January 3, 2008 Republican Presidential Caucus

Candidates for U.S. President & Vice President, U.S. President

Ron Paul - R
Mike Huckabee - R
Mitt Romney - R
Rudy Giuliani - R
Fred Thompson - R
John McCain - R
Duncan L. Hunter - R
Alan Keyes - IA
John Cox - R
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Duncan L. Hunter
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
Children Citizenship of Illegals
English as the Official National Language
Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
State and Local Immigration Laws
High-Skilled Worker Immigration
Guest Worker Program
Visa Enforcement
Citizenship through Military Service
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Real ID Act
Database Of Foreigners
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
Undocumented Immigrants
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
Alien Minors
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
Global Workers' Rights
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
Protective Tariffs
Unfair Trade Practices
Fast Track Authority
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
Business Owners Refusing to Serve Gay Weddings
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Equal Tax Treatment of Same Sex Couples
Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Gays Serving in the Military
Gays Adopting Children
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Human Rights
Persons with Disabilities
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Reducing the Deficit
Deficit Spending
Debt Limit
Federal Budget & Debt
Gold Standard
Government Efficiency
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Radical Islam
USA Patriot Act
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Corruption and Government Ethics
Bureaucracy & Regulations
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Special Interests
Entitlement Reform
Government Reform
Government Agencies
State Block Grants
States' Rights
Lobbying Reform
Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists
Sunset Clauses
Citizen Participation
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Koch Brothers
Campaign Spending Limits
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Tea Party Movement
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
Political Expenditures Disclosure
527 'Stealth' PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Courts, Laws & Justice
Supreme Court
Death Penalty
America's Criminal Justice System
Property Rights and Eminent Domain
Privacy Rights
Obscenity Laws
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Judicial Appointments
Conservative / Liberal Balance on Supreme Court
Federal Judges Confirmation Procedures
Legal Reform
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Product Liability Reform
Caps on Punitive Damages
Class Action Reform
Bankruptcy Reform
Bankruptcy Means-Testing & Restrictions
American Minorities
Native Americans
Racism and Race Relations
Racial Profiling
Casinos on Native American Reservations
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Life Beginning at Conception
Right to Life Constitutional Amendment
Access to Contraception
The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Human Cloning
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Iranian Opposition
Iran Diplomacy
President Ahmadinejad
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Refugee Crisis
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Foreign Aid
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
China as a Threat
China's Human Rights
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Embargo of Cuba
Latin America (South & Central)
Sudan & Darfur
Promotion of Democracy Around World
America's Image Abroad
United Nations (UN)
International Criminal Court (ICC)
US Treaties
Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro
G8 (Group of Eight Countries)
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Arab Spring
Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
President Hamid Karzai
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Iraq Policy
Iraq War
Iraq Reconstruction
Federalizing Iraq into Kurd, Shiite and Sunni States
Sunnis and Shiites
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Use of Military Force
Defense Spending
Military Families
Gays in the Military
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Military Industrial Establishment
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Working Class
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Job Growth
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
DC Gun Ban
Gun Shows
State Gun Legislation
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Wealth Inequality
America's Infrastructure
Decline of Middle Class
Federal Reserve
Small Business
Dodd-Frank Act
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Minority-Owned Businesses
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Employee Free Choice Act
Right-to-Work Laws
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Worker Retraining
Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
Davis Bacon Act
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Income Tax Rates
Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
Corporate Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Flat Tax
Marriage Penalty
Income Tax on Seniors
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Evolution and Intelligent Design Education
Religion in Public Schools
Public Schools K-12
Local Control Over Education
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
Standardized Testing
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Unions
Department of Education
High Schools
Classroom Size
Parental Involvement
Computers in Schools
Federal Mandates
Federal Funding of Private Schools
Teacher Pay
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
School Choice
Home Schooling
Special Education
Math and Science
Art and Music
Drugs in Schools
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Drug Prevention
Drug Rehabilitation
Interstate Drug Trafficking
Poverty & Welfare
Poor Children
Housing Assistance
Faith-based Initiative Funding
Improving the Welfare System
Global Warming, Climate Change
Keystone XL Pipeline
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
Carbon Tax
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Free Market Incentives
Kyoto Protocol
Toxic Waste
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Endangered Species
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet Neutrality
Cyber Security
Taxes on Internet Purchases
Internet Crime
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Parental Blocking
Internet Privacy Protections
Internet Gambling
Rich Poor 'Internet Divide'
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Medicare Vouchers
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Fixing Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
Coverage of Children
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
State Plans
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medical Insurance Block Grants
Medical Insurance Discrimination
Uniform Billing and Claims
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Crime, a General Statement
Reducing Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Hate Crime
Sex-related Crimes
Crimes Against Children
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Health Information Interchange Network
Quality and Cost Reporting
Patient's Bill of Rights
Medical Errors
Alternative Medicine
Medical Research
Children's Health
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
Nuclear Power
Oil Company Profits
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Shale Gas Development
Regulation of Energy Companies
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Natural Gas
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Hybrid & All Electric Cars
Values, Religion & Family
Planned Parenthood & Family Planning
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
Family Values
Church & State - First Amendment
School & Public Prayer
American Values
Tolerance & Political Correctness
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Religion in Government
A Candidate's Religious Beliefs
Atheists and Agnostics
Mormon Religion and Polygamy
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Teen Pregnancy
Indecency in the Media
Media Violence and Sex
Transportation, a General Statement
Bikes and Pedestrians
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Veterans Funding
Disability Claims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
POWs and MIAs
Veterans' Recognition
Housing, a General Statement
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Tax on Social Security Benefits
Credit Cards
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Mandate Public Service
Science, Technology & Space
Research & Technology
Food & Agriculture
Genetically Engineered Food (GMOs)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Family Farm
Farm Subsidies
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General Statement
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Gambling, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout

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