In a series of debates, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry crossed swords on a variety of issues, seeking to convince voters why they should be the next White House occupant. Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards also sparred in a one-time meeting. Polls put the candidates neck-and-neck heading into the home stretch.
Debating diplomacy and security
President Bush and Sen. John Kerry debated the war in Iraq, how a president should deal with a nuclear North Korea and what needs to be done for homeland security Thursday night. FULL STORY
Differences dominate VP debate
After smiles and a handshake, Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina held a frequently pointed, though civil, debate spanning on a wide variety of issues. FULL STORY
A bare-knuckled second debate
In the town hall-format debate, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry first clashed over U.S. policies in Iraq, then went on to questions about health care, the environment and tax policies. FULL STORY
The Nader factor Independent candidate Ralph Nader is not part of the presidential debates but he is attempting to get on as many state presidential ballots as possible. But he lacks the backing of the Green Party and is facing opposition from former supporters and Democrats.