John Edwards – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for U.S. President

National Democratic Party
410 Market Street, Suite 400Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 856-4245
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)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
English as the Official National Language
Guest Worker Program
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Trade Policy Priorities
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
Fast Track Authority
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
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
Homosexuality as being Immoral or a Sin
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Gays Serving in the Military
Civil Rights
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
National Security & Terrorism
Color-Coded Warning System
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Special Interests
Lobbying Reform
Reporting of Lobbyist Contacts
Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists
Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts
Citizen Participation
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Campaign Finance Reform
527 'Stealth' PACs
Bundling Campaign Contributions
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Small Donors
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Election-day Registration
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Courts, Laws & Justice
Bankruptcy Reform
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Partial-birth Abortions
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Sudan & Darfur
United Nations (UN)
Middle East
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
Cutting Off War Funding
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Troop Surge
Military & Defense
Defense and Military Budget
Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Independent Workers
Workplace Protections
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Employee Free Choice Act
Davis Bacon Act
Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
Permanent Replacement of Strikers
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Offshore Tax Havens and Bank Accounts
Income Tax Rates
Corporate Income Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
Tax Rates on Private Equity Funds
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Higher Education
Gay and Lesbian Orientation Education
High Schools
Adult Education
Computers in Schools
Teacher Pay
Magnet Schools
Rural Schools
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Poverty & Welfare
Urban Poverty
Rural Poverty
Rural Recovery
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Kyoto Protocol
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Endangered Species
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet Neutrality
High Speed Broadband Deployment
Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
Concentrated of Media Ownership
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
Medical Insurance Discrimination
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Health Information Interchange Network
Medical Errors
Medical Research
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Auto Industry
Values, Religion & Family
Church & State - First Amendment
Child Care
Child Custody and Support
Teen Pregnancy
Housing, a General Statement
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Mortgage Lending
Predatory Lending
Freeze Adjustable-rate Mortgage Interest Rates
Neighborhoods, a General Statement
Low Income Housing
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Safety of Imported Drugs
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Prescription Drug Marketing
Credit Card Company Practices
Financial Consumer Protection
Payday Loans
Imported Products' Safety
Food & Agriculture
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Protecting Food Safety
Country of Origin Labeling
Department of Agriculture
Family Farm
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
Cigarettes, a General Statement
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