ANALYSIS: Experts assess presidential candidates' proposals

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 10:47 p.m. CDT; updated 11:44 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 17, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., met for their final presidential debate on Oct. 15, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

In a world of "mavericks" and "change," all the jargon and campaign promises can get a little tricky.

Missourian reporters sifted through the facts to see what John McCain and Barack Obama are really saying, then tapped unbiased experts and reports from bipartisan think-tanks to explain what these 11 campaign issues actually mean for the country in the next four years.

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