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2008 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates
Sharp exchanges on vision, policy shape last debate
The third and final presidential debate featured pointed exchanges between Sens. John Mccain and Barack Obama over policy, character, vision and even their campaigns. With less than three weeks left till Election Day, it was the candidates' last chance to use the national stage to get their message out. Full story
Presidential Debate Calendar
September 26: Presidential Debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, moderated by PBS's Jim Lehrer
October 2: Vice Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, moderated by PBS's Gwen Ifill
October 7: Presidential Debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw
October 15: Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, moderated by CBS's Bob Schieffer

All debates start at 9 p.m. ET and are organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Vice Presidential Debate, October 2
Biden touts experience, Palin pushes 'maverick' record
Sen. Joe Biden gave a knowledgeable but restrained performance in Thursday night's debate, while Gov. Sarah Palin sought to show that her accomplishments as governor and mayor prove she is qualified to be vice president.
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First Presidential Debate, September 26
McCain, Obama fight for title of 'most qualified'
In their first head-to-head debate, Sen. John McCain criticized Sen. Barack Obama as a candidate who "doesn't understand" the key issues the country faces, and Obama linked McCain to President Bush on several issues.
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