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Presidential Debate - September 26, 2008

The first presidential debate, held at University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., focused on the economy, foreign policy, national security. Jim Lehrer, of PBS's NewsHour, moderated the debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama.

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