Election 2008: Candidates on the Issues Curious about where the presumptive presidential nominees stand on immigration, taxes and the economy? Compare Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain's stances on domestic and foreign policy — plus read lists of their key advisers and listen to their significant speeches.

Candidates Focus On Economy, Wall Street Bailout

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Candidates Share Interest In Boosting Foreign Aid

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China Plays Modest Role In U.S. Presidential Race

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Candidates Mum On Gay Marriage Debate

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The Digital Divide Between McCain And Obama

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Candidates Strongly Disagree On Abortion

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Candidates Split On Homeland Security Spending

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Nuclear Power A Thorny Issue For Candidates

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Candidates Spar Over Iraq War Policies

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Candidates' Terror Policies Tough To Distinguish

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Candidates Clash On Impact Of Offshore Drilling

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McCain, Obama Offer Two Paths On Mideast Policy

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Candidates Diverge On How To Handle Iran

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Candidates Move Closer Together On Housing Crisis

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Candidates' Long-Held Intelligence Views Shift

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Are Candidates' Policy Changes Flip-Flops?

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Candidates Diverge on Next Steps for Guantanamo

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Imagining the Pentagon Under a New President

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Candidates Strongly Differ on How to Tax the Rich

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