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About Carol Moseley Braun:
Former Illinois Sen. Carol Moseley Braun filed papers February 20, 2003, to create a presidential exploratory committee, but dropped out of the race on January 15, 2004. Moseley Braun was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 -- the only African-American woman to ever serve in the chamber -- but was defeated in a bid for a second term in 1998. Between 1999 and 2001, she was U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. Upon ending her bid at the Democratic presidential nomination, Moseley Braun endorsed Howard Dean.
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Editor's note: This chart features brief summaries of candidates' viewpoints on some issues, based on their statements and records. Most candidates have offered more comprehensive explanations of their positions on these and other issues. More information may be found on their campaign Web sites.
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Affirmative Action
Supports affirmative action policies, admitted beneficiary
Gay marriage
Backs marriage, full rights for same-sex couples
Gays in the military
Favors allowing gay men, women to serve openly in military
Gay adoption
Supports adoption rights for qualified GLBT couples
Hate crime legislation
Opposes discrimination based on sex, race, orientation
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National Missile Defense
Co-sponsored amendment to minimize NMD spending
Increase size of Army
No public position, but favors multilateral war on terror
Program budgets
No public position, but calls herself a fiscal conservative
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Drilling in ANWR
No public stand, but critical of Bush's environmental policy
Alternative fuels
Favors tax breaks to spur investment in alternative fuels
Energy policy
Backs cutting reliance on fossil fuels, touting alternatives
Gas mileage requirements
Supports strengthening emission controls
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Drug costs
Backs universal health care plan to cut bureaucracy, costs
Medicare solvency
Supports fusing Medicare, Medicaid into tax-based plan
Prescription drugs benefit
Backs universal health care plan to drop costs, up benefits
Nationalized health care
Advocates universal single-payer, income tax-based plan
Sue HMOs
Universal plan would resolve issues
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Enemy combatants
No public position, but critical of loss of civil liberties
Patriot Act
Opposes Patriot Act; is critical of loss of civil liberties
Voted to increase benefits for immigrants
Intelligence agencies
No public position, but stresses catching 9/11 conspirators
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War in Iraq
Opposes war, especially Bush's approach
Iraqi reconstruction
Supports internationalization, using Iraq funds domestically
Pre-emption policy
Calls pre-emption wrong; supports more-inclusive diplomacy
Stresses need to beat al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden
Middle East
No public stand, but supports greater use of diplomacy
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Supports a woman's right to an abortion
Death penalty
Sought death penalty moratorium; voted not to limit appeals
Drug policy
Has backed more funding for treatment, penalties for sales
Gun control
Co-sponsored bill to prohibit concealed weapons
Education reform
Backs rebuilding crumbling schools, raising federal funding
Supreme Court
Opposes judges who are 'hostages' to right-wing ideology
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Social Security
Pushed pension equity, retirement security for women
State fiscal crisis
Would give more to rebuild schools, freeing state funds
Tax cuts
Would cancel most Bush tax cuts, raise state aid
Budget deficits
Supported Balanced Budget Amendment; opposes deficits
Job creation
Backs tax incentives, investment in rebuilding schools
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• AG: Attorney General; ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; CAFÉ: Standards that provide tax and other incentives for consumers to purchase and alternative fuel vehicles; COPS: Community Oriented Policing Program; DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act; GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered; NCLB: No Child Left Behind; NMD: National Missile Defense.
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