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2020-10-20 18:19:15
by Dan McCue
Trump Erupts Over Debate Moderator, Campaign Assails Topics for Final Debate

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is holding nothing back as he prepares to face former Vice President Joe Biden in... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is holding nothing back as he prepares to face former Vice President Joe Biden in the next -- and final -- presidential candidate debate of the 2020 election cycle. While Biden plans to take most... Read More

Trump Hasn’t Recovered From Tailspin Set Off by Raucous Debate Performance, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — With three weeks left until election day, President Donald Trump has not recovered from the self-inflicted wounds of... Read More

WASHINGTON — With three weeks left until election day, President Donald Trump has not recovered from the self-inflicted wounds of his first debate with Joe Biden and, instead, has sunk further behind his challenger, a new USC Dornsife poll shows.... Read More

2020-10-08 20:52:32
by Dan McCue
Second Presidential Debate On Ice As Candidates Opt for Separate Events

WASHINGTON - It appears the final two scheduled presidential debates of the 2020 election cycle are not going to happen.... Read More

WASHINGTON - It appears the final two scheduled presidential debates of the 2020 election cycle are not going to happen. After a morning of fast-moving events, ABC News has announced that Democratic nominee Joe Biden will take part in a... Read More

2020-10-07 19:16:54
by Dan McCue
Vice Presidential Debate Could Be Most Watched Ever But Few Will Have a Change of Heart

Tonight's debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris will likely be the most-watched... Read More

Tonight's debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris will likely be the most-watched vice presidential debate ever, but it's unlikely to dramatically change the minds of viewers, according to an academic steeped in... Read More

Viewer's Guide: Virus Response on Stage with Pence, Harris

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow. The vice presidential debate set for Wednesday... Read More

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow. The vice presidential debate set for Wednesday night follows the disorderly prime-time spectacle last week that had viewers of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s... Read More

2020-09-30 18:33:38
by Dan McCue
Debates Commission Vows to Make Changes Ahead of Next Trump/Biden Faceoff

WASHINGTON - The Commission on Presidential Debates said Wednesday it will consider changes to ensure the next two debates between... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Commission on Presidential Debates said Wednesday it will consider changes to ensure the next two debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden don't descend into chaos. "Chaos" is among the more printable words... Read More

2020-09-29 16:01:04
by Sara Wilkerson
Boston Globe Webinar Delves Into Presidential Debate Strategy

Tonight’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is the candidates’ first, and perhaps best chance... Read More

Tonight’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is the candidates’ first, and perhaps best chance to define the rest of the election, according to a panel of seasoned political advisors assembled by the Boston Globe.... Read More

2020-09-02 19:11:09
by Dan McCue
Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Moderators

WASHINGTON - The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderators for its upcoming general election debates with Chris Wallace of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderators for its upcoming general election debates with Chris Wallace of Fox News presiding over the first meeting of President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The moderators for the... Read More

Confusing Georgia Law at Heart of Debate Over Lewis’ Successor

ATLANTA — Shortly after U.S. Rep. John Lewis died, grieving Democrats were faced with two difficult choices: tap a replacement... Read More

ATLANTA — Shortly after U.S. Rep. John Lewis died, grieving Democrats were faced with two difficult choices: tap a replacement for the late civil rights icon on the ballot within days or slow the process and risk a legal challenge.... Read More

2020-07-28 16:22:24
by Dan McCue
First Presidential Debate Moved to Cleveland Amid Pandemic Concerns

WASHINGTON - The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former VIce President Joe Biden, has been moved to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former VIce President Joe Biden, has been moved to the Health Education Campus Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the organizers announced. The Commission on... Read More

2020-03-12 18:56:51
by Dan McCue
Democratic Debate Moved to DC Due to Coronavirus Concerns

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee is moving Sunday’s presidential primary debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee is moving Sunday’s presidential primary debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., due to concerns over the coronavirus. In a brief written statement, DNC communications director... Read More

2020-03-06 23:03:59
by Dan McCue
New Qualifying Rules Likely to Make Next Debate the Joe and Bernie Show

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee increased the threshold for qualifying to participate in its next presidential debate, meaning the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee increased the threshold for qualifying to participate in its next presidential debate, meaning the next time candidates take the stage, viewers will likely see only two: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen.... Read More

Audio Released from Warren-Sanders Confrontation After Debate

Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar, audio of the senators’ confrontation after the Democratic debate revealed.... Read More

Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar, audio of the senators’ confrontation after the Democratic debate revealed. On Wednesday, CNN released audio of the post-debate moment in Des Moines, Iowa. The news organization reported the conversation wasn’t... Read More

2019-10-25 19:44:14
by Dan McCue
DNC Raises Bar for Candidates Hoping to Qualify for December Debate

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee has again revised the threshold for qualifying for upcoming presidential candidate debates, a move... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee has again revised the threshold for qualifying for upcoming presidential candidate debates, a move that could winnow the onstage participants to just five. The new participation criteria apply to the DNC's sixth debate, which... Read More

2019-09-23 20:58:18
by Dan McCue
DNC Raises Qualifying Thresholds for Fifth Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee announced its qualification criteria for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate, which is scheduled... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee announced its qualification criteria for the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate, which is scheduled to be held in November. As in the case of the most recent presidential candidate debate, the November criteria require... Read More

2019-06-14 14:54:12
by Dan McCue
Democratic National Committee Unveils Lineup for First Campaign 2020 Debate

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee Thursday evening announced the 20 presidential candidates who will take part in the party's... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee Thursday evening announced the 20 presidential candidates who will take part in the party's first debate later this month. The debate will take place over two days -- June 26 and June 27 --... Read More

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