The Iowa Debates -- Tune In and Talk Back

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Aug. 19, 2007 — -- Welcome to the online home of ABC News' Democratic debate, the second of two presidential debates held this month on 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.


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.

Check Out the Highlights

Click on the topics below to watch highlights from the debate.

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'

As we did after the GOP debate, we'll be airing 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.

Miss the Republican Debate?

Did you miss the Aug. 5 debate among the GOP candidates? Click on the topics below to watch the highlights.

And Check out 'The Green Room' roundtable wrap of the GOP debate: 'The Green Room' On The Road