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

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

Commission Turns Down Trump’s Request for Fourth Debate
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Commission Turns Down Trump’s Request for Fourth Debate

WASHINGTON — The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Thursday rejected the Trump campaign’s request for an additional debate against Joe Biden in early September as well as its efforts to select moderators for the three scheduled debates. The commission... Read More

Confusing Georgia Law at Heart of Debate Over Lewis’ Successor
Law
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 for the late civil rights icon on the ballot within days or slow the process and risk a legal challenge.... Read More

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

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

University of Michigan Confirms It Won’t Host Presidential Debate. Here’s Why
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University of Michigan Confirms It Won’t Host Presidential Debate. Here’s Why

DETROIT — The uncertainty surrounding the fall semester, including ongoing COVID-19 concerns, led the University of Michigan to withdraw from hosting a presidential debate in October. The school made the official announcement Tuesday morning. The Free Press was the first... Read More

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

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

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

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
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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. On Wednesday, CNN released audio of the post-debate moment in Des Moines, Iowa. The news organization reported the conversation wasn’t... Read More

DNC Raises Bar for Candidates Hoping to Qualify for December Debate
2020 Elections
DNC Raises Bar for Candidates Hoping to Qualify for December Debate
2019-10-25 19:44:14
by Dan McCue

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

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

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

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

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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