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Barack Obama and John McCain Debate (9/26/2008) [electronic resource]

In this September 26, 2008 ABC News debate, presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama respond to Jim Lehrer's questions about their positions on the financial crisis and economic recovery plan; federal budget priorities and tax cuts; strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan; potential threats from Iran; diplomacy with Russia; and national security improvements since 9/11. Obama argues for targeting Al-Qaeda strongholds in Afghanistan and Pakistan while withdrawing from Iraq to save money for healthcare, education, and other domestic programs in need. McCain advocates seeing General Petraeus' plan through in Iraq, putting a freeze on government spending, and forming new alliance to put sanctions on Iran. Obama advocates using diplomacy with Iran and investing in nuclear [...]
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2015; 2008
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Barack Obama and John McCain Debate (10/7/2008) [electronic resource]

Tom Brokaw moderates this second debate between presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. The debate is set in a townhall format where the candidates will answer questions from the audience and online viewers. The senators highlight their positions on the environment, health care reform, the economic crisis, foreign policy, and terrorism.
Online
2015; 2008
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Barack Obama and John McCain Debate (10/15/2008) [electronic resource]

Bob Schieffer moderates the final presidential election debate in 2008 between senators Barack Obama and John McCain. In this debate, the candidates discuss domestic affairs. Obama and McCain highlight their positions on the economic crisis, taxes, the national deficit, campaign tactics, free trade, health care, abortion, and education.
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2015; 2008
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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/3/2012) [electronic resource]

In this October 3, 2012 ABC News debate, presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney respond to Jim Lehrer's questions about their positions on reducing the federal deficit, creating jobs, individual and corporate tax rates, financial regulation, changes to Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and the federal government's role. Romney says raising taxes will kill jobs and advocates raising revenue by lowering deductions, exemptions, and credits; urges cutting government spending; and argues for using the private sector to increase competition and efficiency in healthcare and education. Obama defends his healthcare plan and proposes reviving Clinton-era high income tax rates to reduce the deficit and increase jobs. He also wants to continue investing in educa [...]
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2015; 2012
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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/16/2012) [electronic resource]

Candace Crowley moderates the second presidential election debate between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. In this debate, the participants discuss domestic affairs and foreign policy in a town hall style format. Romney and Obama highlight their positions on unemployment, workplace equality, energy, taxes, immigration, Benghazi, gun control, and manufacturing.
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2015; 2012
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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Debate (10/22/2012) [electronic resource]

Bob Schieffer, of CBS News, presides over the final 2012 presidential campaign debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Held in front of a silent audience, Schieffer poses his own questions on foreign policy, which have not been reviewed by either candidate.
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2015; 2012