The Iowa Debates -- Tune In and Talk Back

Welcome to the online home of ABC News' Republican debate, the first of two presidential debates to be held this month at the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

ABC's George Stephanopoulos teams up with the Des Moines Register's David Yepsen to put the tough questions to the candidates -- on Iraq, health care, abortion, gay marriage, immigration and much more.

The debates themselves will be broadcast as a special edition of George's regular Sunday morning talk show, "This Week," and you can find out more about all the issues right here.

Debate Sunday

'The Note'
ABC News senior political reporter Rick Klein previews the debate with a special Sunday morning edition of "The Note."

Live Blogging
Rick will also blog live during the debate -- and you can join the conversation, talk back and post your comments and opinions on what the candidates are saying.

Fact-Check
ABC News' Political Unit will provide real-time fact-checking to cut through the spin, as well as post-debate wrap ups and analysis.

Talk to One Another
Sound off and start a conversation among yourselves. We might share your comments and questions with the candidates.

After the Debate

Spin Room
ABC News Now is in the "spin room" after the debate to ask more viewer-suggested questions of the candidates and their top advisers.

'The Green Room'
In a special edition of "The Green Room" -- "This Week's" weekly backstage pass inviting viewers to see what the roundtable has to say after the show -- Rick Klein will assemble a roundtable of political reporters after the debate to talk about highlights and lowlights of the debate.

See You in Two Weeks

Don't forget to tune in for for the next round. The Democratic presidential candidates meet to debate in Iowa Aug. 19.

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