McCain v. Obama, Round 2

Sweet got a look at the 31-page "memorandum of understanding" which set rules for the debate: McCain and Obama can stand but they cannot roam past a marked area and they cannot ask each other direction questions; audience members cannot switch questions; and there will be no camera shots of the questioners' reacting to the answers.

ABC News' Senior Political Reporter Rick Klein live blogs the debate action from Nashville: HERE

Belmont University is the site of tonight's debate – the first for the school and the first debate ever held in Tennessee. Belmont's soul is in its music. A private Christian school, smack-dab in the heart of Music City USA, Belmont has pumped out country music stars Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Turner, Julie Roberts and Cowboy Crush.

VP Debate Watches
Joe Biden will watch the debate from his home in Wilmington. Sarah Palin is in Greenville, NC

On the campaign front. . .

JOHN McCAIN
-- 1:35 pm ET: Holds rally in Bethlehem, PA.
-- 5:15 pm ET: Holds rally in Strongsville, OH.

SARAH PALIN
-- 1:35 pm ET: Holds rally in Bethlehem, PA.
-- 5:15 pm ET: Holds rally in Strongsville, OH.

BARACK OBAMA
-- 1:15 pm ET: Holds Rally in Indianapolis, IN.

JOE BIDEN
-- 10:30 am ET: Holds community gathering in Tampa, FL.
-- 5:30 am ET: Holds community gathering in Fort Myers, FL.

MICHELLE OBAMA
-- 11:30 am ET: Holds Rally in Keene, NH.

At the White House. . .

PRESIDENT BUSH
-- 10:50 am ET: Meets with the Prime Minister of Grenada
-- 2:25 pm ET: Signs H.R. 7081, the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act

POLITICAL NEWS STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM

ABC News' Russell Goldman: Can McCain Pull Off October Surprise? LINK

ABC News' Sam Donaldson: Commentary: Sam Donaldson Says 'John McCain Is in Trouble' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Doodles of Dreams LINK

ABC News' Matt Jaffe: Biden Attends Mother-In-Law's Funeral LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller: Axelrod on Ayers, Keating, and John McCain: 'The Bigger the Challenges We Face, the Smaller Their Campaign Gets' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Barney Frank Says Race a Factor in Subprime Blame Game LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: Anti-Abortion Catholics for Obama? LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: The Tone Being Created LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: New McCain TV Ad Calls Obama a Hypocritical Liar LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: New Obama TV Ad Hits McCain for Trying to Change the Subject LINK

ABC News' Jan Crawford Greenburg: Coming to America LINK

ABC News' Clay Carey: Candidates Reach for Tennessee's Evangelical Voters LINK

POLITICAL VIDEO ON ABCNEWS.COM

Presidential Debate, Round Two
What do the candidates need to do to be successful tonight? LINK

AIG Execs Testify on Capitol Hill
House committee continues investigation of Wall Street and its CEOs. LINK

Celebs Shout to Get Out the Vote
New "you vote" video features Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson. LINK

Sam: Race is Obama's to Lose
ABC's Sam Donaldson predicts it'll be difficult for McCain to turn race around. LINK

Sheryl Crow Rips 'Cutesy' Palin
The singer says John McCain isn't putting America first with his VP pick. LINK

Will Palin Get Payback Against Fey?
Rumors swirl that the Alaska governor will spoof Tina Fey in an "SNL" episode. LINK

Ohio's Battleground Issues
Loss of many manufacturing jobs has this swing state focusing on the economy. LINK

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