They want to be commander in chief, but most of the presidential candidates have not served in the military. Our survey of their resumes finds that five of the 15 candidates have military experience.
We surveyed the 16 candidates to find out which ones have visited Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. As of December 2007, nine have. Here are our findings along with a brief synopsis of each candidate's position on the war, taken from their Web sites.
The Democrats slugged it out in a Las Vegas debate. We found several claims were true, but Obama was wrong about the probability of lightning strikes vs. undocumented worker prosecutions and Richardson was way off about the popularity of Vice President Cheney and HMOs.
The candidates have been making boasts and attacking each other over who has the most experience. We check their math.
The Delaware senator says he's the one who lowered crime in New York while Rudy Giuliani was mayor.
Just below the frontrunners, two Democrats tussle over Iraq.
The candidates from both parties want to distill the SCHIP debate into nuggets that satisfy their base voters.
To stand out in the field of Iraq opponents, the Democratic candidates are angling to be first or best or most opposed.
More than a year ago, the Delaware Democrat offered a plan on Iraq. But he's no longer the only one.