Elections
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An ugly debate

Politics | No clear winner emerges as Donald Trump and Joe Biden tussle
by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/30/20, 08:49 am

Some news networks billed Tuesday night’s presidential debate as “the main event,” but it was more slugfest than thriller in Cleveland: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged derision and disdain over 90 minutes filled with interruptions and insults as an exasperated moderator pleaded for order.

The candidates faced off for the first time after six months of the most untraditional presidential campaign in modern history. Trump entered the night as the presumable underdog, with a string of recent polls reporting he trailed Biden.

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Trump, Biden fight for the mic in opening debate

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/29/20, 11:29 pm

President Donald Trump said his party earned the right to seat the next Supreme Court justice, while his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, said the American people should decide through their votes in the November election. During the first of three 2020 presidential debates in Cleveland, moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News fought Tuesday night to maintain control as the candidates talked over each other, with Biden at one point entreating Trump, “Will you shut up, man?”

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Trump, Biden prepare to debate

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/28/20, 06:15 pm

Chris Wallace of Fox News will host the opening round of the 2020 presidential debates at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday—the first of three debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

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