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Jim Lehrer introduces the candidates.
Published on September 27, 2008
Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama debate about the economy.
The presidential candidates discuss their tax plans.
Financial bailout plan
Jim Lehrer asks the candidates how the financial rescue plan would affect their presidency.
War in Iraq
Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain argue about the US role in Iraq.
The candidates discuss a troop surge in Afghanistan.
Iran and overall foreign policy
The debate moves to the overarching issue of US foreign policy.
The candidates talk about if they'd consider Russia a friend or a foe.
Sen. Obama shifts the subject to that of national energy policy and foreign oil.
Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama talk about safety and terrorism in the United States.