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DNC Issues Two-Night Debate Lineup: Heavyweights Biden, Bernie, Pete, And Harris Slated For Same Night

Buzzfeed News reports: The 2020 presidential campaign is about to go into hyperdrive, with 20 Democratic candidates now set to debate between two nights later in June. The Democratic National Committee and NBC News, which is hosting the first debates, announced the lineups of who will debate each night on Friday, giving the first sense of what to expect. Here’s …

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DNC Announces 20 Qualifiers For First Dem Debates

The Associated Press reports: The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who have qualified for the party’s first presidential primary debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was the most high-profile candidate left off the list. He failed to reach the party’s polling or grassroots fundraising thresholds. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, former U.S. Sen. Mike …

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Five Moderators Announced For First Dem Debates

NBC News reports: NBC announced on Tuesday the five moderators for the first Democratic presidential primary debate, set for later this month. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debate, which will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami over two nights on June 26-27. Both …

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DNC Raises Criteria To Qualify For Third Dem Debate

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced on Wednesday that it is increasing polling and fundraising criteria for candidates to qualify for its third presidential debate. To participate, candidates must receive 2 percent or more support in at least four polls, the DNC said. The threshold for earlier debates is 1 percent in three polls. Candidates must also …

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No Kiddie Table: New DNC Rule Will Divide Top Dem Candidates Across First Two Nights Of NBC Debates

Politico reports: A new rule adopted by the Democratic National Committee and NBC News will evenly divide top-tier candidates across two nights in the first Democratic presidential primary debates in June, a move to maintain viewer interest in both events by making sure well-known contenders are on stage both nights. Democrats getting at least 2 percent support in the polling …

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SNL Rips On Third Presidential Debate [VIDEO]

People recaps: Even after he accused them of “rigging” the election against him, Saturday Night Live wasn’t going to go easy on Donald Trump. The show took on the Republican presidential nominee in this weekend’s cold open, which focused on the third and final debate on Wednesday. Naturally, universally beloved Tom Hanks (who was hosting this weekend’s episode) was tapped …

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BOOM: Hillary Drops The Mic On Trump’s Debate Lie

Via Business Insider: Hillary Clinton’s campaign took a shot at Donald Trump in a tweet Friday afternoon. “Where was this kind of comedy last night?” Clinton’s account tweeted at Trump after the Republican nominee claimed that he had almost unanimously “won” the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday evening. The Clinton campaign was referring to Trump’s speech Thursday night …

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Trump Accuses Fox Anchor Chris Wallace Of Cheating: Hillary Was Given The Debate Questions In Advance

Donald Trump just accused Fox News anchor Chris Wallace of providing Hillary with last night’s debate questions in advance. Yep. And of course, he’s gleefully tweeting out the results of click polls showing him as the runaway winner. Meanwhile Twitter’s conspiracy machine is in full tilt with claims that Hillary used a secret earpiece (again!), that her bodyguards were anxiously poised …

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Hillary Wins Breitbart Debate Poll

At this writing Hillary Clinton remains in the lead in Breitbart‘s debate poll, much to the anguish of the site’s readers, most of whom are screaming “rigged!” There’s little doubt that Breitbart was targeted by trolls using the same tactics and bots that Trump supporters have used to freep previous polls on mainstream media sites. Meanwhile Hillary actually did win …

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Donald Trump Refuses To Say If He’ll Accept The Results Of The Election: I Will Keep You In Suspense [VIDEO]

This will be the headline around the world in the morning. Via the Washington Post: Donald Trump declined to say during Wednesday night’s debate whether he would accept the results of the presidential election if he lost. “I will tell you at the time,” Trump told the moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, after Wallace asked whether Trump would follow the …

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LIVE VIDEO II: The Final Presidential Debate

This is the second open thread for the final president debate and the last of our 47 debate posts for 2016. Embedded below are the official live-streams from PBS, NBC, and Twitter as well as a bootleg feed of CNN’s coverage. If you’re not already hammered, join us. And join us if you are, too. Tonight: the final US presidential …

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LIVE VIDEO: The Final Presidential Debate

The third and final presidential debate begins in Las Vegas at 9PM Eastern with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace moderating. Immigration is expected to be one of the main issues discussed tonight and we can expect Wikileaks and Trump’s sexual assault accusers to get lots of airtime. Embedded below are the official live-streams from PBS, NBC, and Twitter as well …

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REPORT: Per Request Of Clinton Campaign, Bill And Melania Will Not Cross Paths At Tonight’s Final Debate

The New York Times reports: The Clinton side is not taking any chances at the final presidential debate, on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, and has apparently gained approval of a different protocol for the entry of the candidates’ spouses and families into the debate hall. The new arrangement calls for the candidates’ spouses to enter the hall closer to …

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LAS VEGAS: Union To Create Wall Of Taco Trucks Outside Trump’s Hotel During Final Presidential Debate

Buzzfeed reports: A wall is going up outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel Wednesday morning. The Culinary Union, long a Donald Trump antagonist in Las Vegas, is going to “build” a wall of taco trucks outside Trump’s hotel, just a couple miles from UNLV, site of the final presidential debate. “We’re reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and …

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Today’s New York Daily News

From the New York Daily News: Donald Trump — the would-be whiner-in-chief — unleashed a bizarre accusation on Saturday, saying Hillary Clinton was “pumped up” during their last presidential debate and that both candidates should take drug tests before their next showdown. And, in a familiar refrain, the Republican nominee claimed the election was rigged against him, as the number …

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Hillary Roars At Ellen’s Debate Dance Clip [VIDEO]

The Today Show recaps: The presidential race is serious business, but one candidate saw the silly side on Friday. With the final debate just days away, Hillary Clinton sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to take a closer look at last Sunday’s debate — and it left her in stitches. Of course, as anyone who watched the town hall face-off between …

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Samantha Bee Riffs On The Second Debate [VIDEO]

Vulture recaps: As we continue to trudge along the grueling path that is the 2016 election, Samantha Bee graciously helps us get through Debate No. 2: The Night We Gave Up. While Trump rounded up four women who claimed to be victimized by the Clintons, Bee knew that this would not work, because rubbing a woman’s face in her husband’s …

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Songifies The Debate [VIDEO]

The Gregory Brothers, Brooklyn’s viral video stars, have enlisted Joseph Gordon-Levitt for their “songified” take on the second presidential debate. Watch below as JGL substitutes for Anderson Cooper as Hillary and Trump sing their pitches to the voters.

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Trump: I Won All The Debate Polls (He Won None)

This morning Donald Trump tweeted the above message and as per usual it’s completely false: Hillary Clinton won the second debate and leads Donald Trump by five points in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that also shows voters perceive the Republican Party bitterly divided four weeks before Election Day. Clinton leads Trump in the four-way race for the presidency among …

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LIVE VIDEO II: Second Presidential Debate

If you’re not completely hammered yet (and even if you are), here’s our second open thread for tonight’s debate. Embedded below are the official live-streams from NBC, ABC, and C-SPAN. Watch along with us and join in.

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