The First Presidential Debate Brings High Stakes for Trump and Biden
2020 Elections
The First Presidential Debate Brings High Stakes for Trump and Biden

WASHINGTON — The first presidential debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump has a strong chance of being the most-watched political event in U.S. history, and the enormous potential audience on Tuesday is just one factor that has heightened... Read More

Trump Campaign Requests Fourth Presidential Debate, Earlier Timeline
2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Requests Fourth Presidential Debate, Earlier Timeline
2020-08-06 18:08:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's campaign requested a fourth presidential debate against former Vice President Joe Biden be added in early September, arguing that a number of states will already have begun sending mail-in ballots to voters before the first... 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

DNC Overhauls Debate Requirements, Opening Door for Bloomberg
2020 Elections
DNC Overhauls Debate Requirements, Opening Door for Bloomberg
2020-01-31 21:29:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee on Friday eliminated a qualifying fundraising requirement for a February debate in Las Vegas, potentially paving  the way for Michael Bloomberg to appear on the debate stage for the first time. The debate is... 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

Harris Gets Big Debate Bounce in New Poll, While Biden Sinks
2020 Elections
Harris Gets Big Debate Bounce in New Poll, While Biden Sinks
2019-07-02 21:28:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has jumped into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination following her widely praised debate performance last week, a national poll released Tuesday showed.... 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

Delaney Takes Issue With DNC's New Debate Qualification Thresholds
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Delaney Takes Issue With DNC's New Debate Qualification Thresholds
2019-05-30 20:50:11
by Dan McCue

Former Maryland Representative John Delaney has sent a letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, asking him to explain the party's decision to change the qualifications candidates must meet to appear in the Democrats third presidential primary debate. On... Read More

DNC Tightens Requirements to Qualify for 2nd Round of Primary Debates
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DNC Tightens Requirements to Qualify for 2nd Round of Primary Debates
2019-05-29 20:48:55
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee is imposing more stringent requirements for candidates to appear in the party's third presidential primary debate after close to 20 of the Democrat's 24 candidates qualified to appear in the first two debates. The new guidelines... Read More

Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
Elections
Miami to Host First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate
2019-03-28 18:10:31
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that Miami, Florida with be the host city for the first Democratic presidential primary debate. The debate, which is being broadcast by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo on back-to-back nights, is being held on June... Read More

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