Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin defended their running mates and sparred over tax policy, the war in Iraq and other issues during Thursday night's vice presidential debate. Political analysts and historians discuss the candidates' performances.
Vice presidential candidates Sen. Joe Biden and Gov. Sarah Palin will face off Thursday in their only debate -- a meeting political-watchers say could earn record levels of viewership. Reporters who have been covering Biden and Palin offer insight.
During his years of military service and in Congress, Sen. John McCain has faced many personally challenging moments. The GOP presidential nominee's closest advisers detail how McCain has dealt with difficult situations during his life.
In his new book "Faith in Politics," former Republican Sen. John Danforth from Missouri calls for moderation and tolerance in religious and political life. He sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss his views.
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