What Americans Say About Biden, Trump in Polls
Opinion Polls
What Americans Say About Biden, Trump in Polls

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden was filled with insults, interruptions and falsehoods. But who won? Many Americans who watched the presidential candidates face off on Tuesday night think Biden came out on top, new polls... Read More

An Evening of Insults and Accusations as Trump Repeatedly Interrupts the Debate
2020 Elections
An Evening of Insults and Accusations as Trump Repeatedly Interrupts the Debate

CLEVELAND — Shouting, insults and misinformation dominated the first presidential debate, as President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to close a persistent polling gap and mobilize his base with conspiracy theories that veered into encouragement for a far-right hate group and... Read More

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

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

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

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

First Presidential Debate Moved to Cleveland Amid Pandemic Concerns
Debates
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
Debates
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

Presidential Debate Planning Proceeds Despite Virus Worries
2020 Elections
Presidential Debate Planning Proceeds Despite Virus Worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparations for the 2020 general election debates are proceeding “according to schedule” despite the coronavirus outbreak. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which has organized all general election debates since 1988, said in a statement Tuesday that... Read More

Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor and Fixture at Presidential Debates, Dies at 85
2020 Elections
Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS News Anchor and Fixture at Presidential Debates, Dies at 85
2020-01-23 19:26:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour and moderator of 12 presidential debates -- more than anyone in broadcast history -- died on Thursday at his home in Washington, D.C. His death was announced by PBS, for... Read More

Nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2020 Debate Details
2020 Elections
Nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates Announces 2020 Debate Details
2019-10-11 18:38:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday announced the sites, dates and qualification details for three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate leading up to the 2020 general election. The sites and dates are as follows:... Read More

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