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Trump Repeats His Usual Rally Lies At Final Debate

CNN reports: Donald Trump’s more sedate debate performance on Thursday night was a departure in tone from his chaotic performance weeks ago, but the President continued to cast his warped view of the world as truth. Trump came into the debate needing to clean up from his first performance and he clearly listened to his advisers who urged him to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Second And Final Presidential Debate

NBC News reports: Any Americans still on the fence — and who haven’t been among the hordes of early voters — will have one final chance to hear from President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in their last debate Thursday, during which the president will try to re-energize his base and close the polling gap behind Biden. Thursday’s debate in …

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Microphones To Be Muted At Thursday Debate

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will have their microphones muted during portions of the second and final presidential debate on Thursday night, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday in a decision that will likely anger the President. The decision came after the commission met Monday afternoon to discuss potential rule changes to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Town Hall With ABC News

CNN reports: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are expected to participate in competing town halls on Thursday, the same day both presidential candidates were originally scheduled to debate. The second presidential debate was canceled after Trump objected to the virtual format announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates put forward after Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis. Biden …

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Trump And Biden To Hold Competing Town Halls

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump will take part in an NBC News town hall event in Miami on Thursday, the network announced on Wednesday. The town hall, moderated by “TODAY” anchor Savannah Guthrie, will take place on the same evening — and at the same time — that Joe Biden is doing his own town hall in Philadelphia on …

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Trump Calls Into Fox: I Won’t Do Any Virtual Debate

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said during a television interview that he would not participate in a virtual debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden, dismissing an announcement less than an hour earlier by the Commission on Presidential Debates about the format change. The commission said the second presidential debate would be a “virtual town hall” to protect the health …

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Commission: Second Presidential Debate Will Be Virtual

CNBC reports: The second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, slated to take place on Oct. 15, will be held virtually, the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates said Thursday. Citing a need to “protect the health and safety of all involved,” the commission said in a statement, “The second presidential debate will take the form …

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Fly On Pence’s Head Roils Twitter During VP Debate

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s handling of the country was the elephant in the room during Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate, but it was a fly, taking a brief break from flying, that couldn’t be ignored by viewers watching the event from home. Vice President Mike Pence, his hair perfectly coiffed, never reacted to the fly’s appearance on the right …

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Harris Keeps Pence On The Defensive In VP Debate

NPR reports: Harris was aggressive — seizing on the Democratic ticket’s central argument, that the Trump administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus was “the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country.” She accused the president of covering up information about the virus when he was briefed in January by his national security team, and argued …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

CNN reports: Seated 12 feet apart, Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic rival, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, will meet in Utah on Wednesday night for the only vice presidential debate of the campaign. Their showdown comes with the highest stakes for a vice presidential debate in recent memory, in part because President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis has made …

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Pence Team Agrees To Plexiglass Barriers At VP Debate

Bloomberg News reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s team has agreed to allow a plexiglass divider for his side of the stage during Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate with Kamala Harris, according to two people familiar with the matter. The team asked why a shield was needed if the two candidates would be 12 feet apart, according to the people, who added …

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Joe Biden: No Debate If Trump Is Still Testing COVID+

The Associated Press reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he and President Donald Trump “shouldn’t have a debate” as long as the president remains positive for the coronavirus. Biden said Tuesday that he’s “looking forward to being able to debate him” but said “we’re going to have to follow very strict guidelines.” He says he doesn’t know Trump’s status …

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Pence Team Refuses Plexiglass Barrier At VP Debate

The Washington Post reports: Vice President Pence is requesting that no plexiglass dividers be placed on his side of the stage at Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate, after an announcement Monday by the Commission on Presidential Debates that dividers had been agreed to as a safety measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Marc Short, the vice president’s chief of …

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Trump Claims He’s Looking Forward To Next Debate

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he is looking forward to a scheduled debate with Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden next week and said he is feeling great following his first night back in the White House after being in the hospital for COVID-19. “I am looking forward to the debate on the evening of Thursday, October …

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Mike Pence Spox Mocks VP Debate Safety Changes

Politico reports: The Commission on Presidential Debates has approved plans for plexiglass to be used in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate amid mounting concerns about coronavirus transmission, according to two people familiar with the discussions. The Pence and Harris teams have been negotiating the terms of the debate in recent days. Following Friday’s news that President Donald Trump had contracted Covid-19, …

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Biden Tests Negative For Third Time Since Debate

The Washington Post reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tested negative for the coronavirus on Sunday, according to his campaign, his third negative test since he shared a debate stage for more than 90 minutes with President Trump, who has been hospitalized with the virus. “Vice President Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected,” according …

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Biden Team Raises Safety Objection Over VP Debate

Politico reports: The Biden campaign has raised a health and safety objection with the Commission on Presidential Debates ahead of next week’s vice presidential match-up between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, arguing the two would not be spaced far enough apart to abide by medical guidelines. The two campaigns and the commission were negotiating the terms on Friday when the …

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Trump Rants: Why Would I Allow Them To Change The Debate Rules When I Won So Easily The First Time?

Deadline reports: Donald Trump signaled that he would oppose changes to the rule of the second and third presidential debates, while claiming that he “easily won” the first match up with Joe Biden. In response to widespread criticism of the debate on Tuesday, primarily over Trump’s repeated interruptions of Joe Biden, the organizers of the debates said that they are …

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Biden +13 Over Trump In Post-Debate National Poll

CNBC reports: Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Trump in the wake of the first presidential debate, according to a new CNBC/Change Research survey released on Thursday. The poll shows Biden garnering 54 percent of the vote to Trump’s 41 percent, with 53 percent of likely voters surveyed saying that the Democratic nominee performed better than …

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Debate Commission Promises Changes After Debacle

The Washington Post reports: After a chaotic and nearly unwatchable first presidential debate that devolved into interruptions and insults, mostly by Trump, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it would look into changing the format of the remaining debates. The televised debates are supposed to be “for the benefit of the American electorate,” the commission said in a statement Wednesday, …

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