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November 2004 General Election

Candidates for U.S. Senate, Massachusetts

Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy - D
►Websitekennedy.senate.gov
John Kerry - D
►Websitewww.johnkerry.com
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Biographical
General Philosophy
Personal and Family
Professional Experience
Civic Involvement
Political Experience
Religious Affiliation
Accomplishments and Awards
Educational Background
Military Service
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Health & Medical
Health and Medical Insurance
Prescription Drugs
Universal Medical Care & Insurance
Mental Health
Reducing Health Care Costs
Rural Health Care
Medicaid
Generic Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program
Children's Health
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
HIV/AIDS
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Autism
Disease Prevention
Health Care Tax Credits
Medical Errors
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Free Market Health Care
Medical Malpractice Reform
Medical Research
Physicians
TRICARE Health Insurance
Environment
Environment
Clean Air and Water
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Endangered Species
Clean Water Act of 1977
Global Environmental Standards
Toxic Waste
Energy Efficiency Standards
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
Economy
Jobs
Paid Maternity, Family & Medical Leave
Small Businesses
Agriculture
Tariffs & Trade with China
Trade
Income Inequality
Business
Farm Subsidies & Supports
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Independent Workers
Globalism & Nationalism
Family Farm
Department of Agriculture
Trade Barriers to US Goods
Trade Agreements
Auto Industry
Businesses Moving Offshore
Country of Origin Labeling
Fast Track Authority
Taxes
Taxes
Corporate & Business Taxes
Income Taxes
Tax Reform
Corporate Tax Breaks & Loopholes
Education Tax Credits
Child Tax Credit
Business Tax Breaks and Incentives
2001 Tax Cuts
Health Care Tax Credits
Offshore Tax Shelters
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Marriage Penalty
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Schools & Education
Private Schools Vouchers and Funding
Higher Education
Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
Charter and Magnet Schools
Pre-School and Early Childhood Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Teacher Pay
No Child Left Behind
Sex and Birth Control Education
Student Standards and Testing
Special Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Standards
After-School, Sports, Art, Music Programs
Sexual Orientation Education
Teacher Tenure
Textbook Selection
Computers in Schools
High Schools
Dropouts
Head Start
Adult Education
Math and Science in Schools
Civil, Religious, Gay & Human Rights
Civil Rights
Roe v. Wade
Affirmative Action
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Gays Serving in the Military
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Legislation
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships
Sexual Orientation Education
Homosexuality Choice or Chance
USA Patriot Act
Human Rights
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Gender Equality
Government, Elections & Politics
Voting and Election Reform
Earmarks
Government & Democracy
Government Corruption and Ethics
Money and Special Interests
527 Stealth & Super PACs
Campaign Finance Reform
Lobbying
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Ballot Measures & Citizen Participation
Campaign Spending Limits
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Separation of Church & State
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Help America Vote Act of 2002
Soft-money Political Contributions
Homeland Security, Immigration, Border Security & Terrorism
Immigrants, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers
The Wall, Border Security & Border Patrol
Immigration Policy & Reform
Airport, Air, Rail & Port Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
National Security
Illegal Immigration Enforcement
Homeland Securtiy
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
War on Terror
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
English as Official Language
Employers Who Hire Illegals
9/11 Commission Recommendations
Color-Coded Warning System
Domestic Intelligence & Agencies
Evacuation Preparedness
Water, Hazardous Materials & Bio Terrorism
Labor, Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Unions and Collective Bargaining
Paid Maternity, Family & Medical Leave
Income Inequality
Worker Rights and Benefits
Wages
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Employee Free Choice Act
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget
Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment
Earmarks
Presidential Line-item Veto
Gun & Property Rights
Gun Legislation
Ban on Bump Stocks & Assault Weapons
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Courts, Laws & Justice
Criminal Justice System, Reform & Disparity
Death Penalty
Judicial Discretion & Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Activist Judges
Judicial Appointments & Confirmations
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Bankruptcy Reform
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Death Penalty
Crime
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Legislation
Human Rights
Marijuana
Federal Prohibition of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use
Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
Cigarettes and Smoking
Illegal Drugs
Metamphetamines and Opioids
Drinking Age
Infrastructure & Transportation
Transportation
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Iran Nuclear Deal & Sanctions
Afghanistan
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Israel
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
North Korea
Iraq
Middle East
Cuba
Islam and Muslims
America's Image Abroad
Promotion of Democracy Around World
Africa
Cutting Off War Funding
Deadline for US Pullout
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Unilateralism
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
Family
Child Care
American Values
National Service and AmeriCorps
Child Support
Teen Pregnancy
Military, National Defense & Veterans
Veterans
Military
Defense and Military Budget
Gays Serving in the Military
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Military Families
National Guard & Reserves
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Abortion
Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life v. Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Partial-birth Abortions
Stem Cell Research Federal Funding
Energy
Energy
Renewable Energy & Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Power
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Ethanol & Biofuels
Foreign Oil Energy Independence
Gas Prices & Gas Taxes
Energy Efficiency Standards
Auto Industry
Cap-and-Trade
Energy Research and Development
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Minorities
Affirmative Action
Sex & Sexuality
Sex and Birth Control Education
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships
Homosexuality Choice or Chance
Homosexuality as Sin
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Gender Equality
Internet, Media, Technology, Science & Space
Internet Neutrality
Rural Internet Access
Science
Innovation
5G & High Speed Broadband Deployment
Spamming
Media Ownership Concentration
Nanotechnologies
Banks & Finance
Banks
Payday Loans & Predatory Lending
China Currency Manipulation
Mortgages
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Foreclosures
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Social Security
Pensions
Social Security Long Term Viability
Privatizing Social Security
Raising Retirement Age & Reducing Payment Levels
Social Security Means Testing
Housing & Communities
Housing
Homeownership
Mortgages
Neighborhoods
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Foreclosures
Consumers & Food
Consumer Product Safety, Fraud and Protection
Financial Consumer Protection
Credit Cards
Food Safety
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
Welfare
Poverty
Low Income and Public Housing & Assistance
Rural Poverty
Hunger
Urban Poverty
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