• debate October 20, 2020 3:17 am

    Presidential Debate Commission Adopts New Rules to Mute Mics

    President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics.

  • presidential debates October 9, 2020 11:19 pm

    Oct. 15 Presidential Debate Canceled

    The Commission on Presidential Debates has canceled the presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami, citing the campaigns making other plans.

  • Commission on Presidential Debates October 9, 2020 11:18 pm

    Second Presidential Debate Between Biden, Trump Canceled

    The Commission on Presidential Debates has canceled the debate scheduled for Oct. 15 between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Frank Fahrenkopf, a co-chair of the CPD, told NBC News the debate is canceled as both campaigns indicated they had other plans. “It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will…

  • Commission on Presidential Debates August 7, 2020 3:38 am

    Commission Rejects Trump Push to Add Debate Against Biden

    The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move up the calendar for the contests.

  • University of Notre Dame July 28, 2020 3:39 am

    Notre Dame Withdraws as 2020 Presidential Debate Host Citing Coronavirus Threat

    The University of Notre Dame has withdrawn from hosting the first 2020 presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.

  • Donald Trump October 2, 2016 1:49 am

    Trump Overshadows His Own Economic Message

    Thousands of Michigan voters roared with approval as Donald Trump lashed out at an economic system he said was rigged against everyday Americans. They cheered louder when he declared that Hillary Clinton was to blame. “I am going to fight so hard for all of you,” the Republican presidential nominee boomed as he read from a teleprompter, “and I am...

  • Donald Trump September 30, 2016 11:02 pm

    Debate Commission Confirms Trump's Mic Had ‘Issues'

    The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates says there was indeed a problem with Donald Trump’s microphone during Monday night’s first general election debate. The commission says on its website that “there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.” There was no noticeable issue with the sound on television.

  • Donald Trump September 27, 2016 3:51 pm

    The Most Memorable Moments From 1st General Election Debate

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in the first presidential debate on Monday night. The candidates traded barbs and accusations throughout the often-tense 90 minute event at New York’s Hofstra University; Clinton accused Trump of “a long record of engaging in racist behavior,” referencing a justice department lawsuit accusing him of not renting apartments to African Americans. Trump mocked…

  • President September 16, 2016 10:40 pm

    Ralph Nader Defends Third-Party Candidates, Calls Political System ‘Spoiled'

    Ralph Nader says he has no plans to run for president again, but the man who some blame for Al Gore’s loss to George W. Bush in the 2000 election insists that third-party candidates are still not “spoilers.” The political activist and former candidate dismissed the idea that there are no choices in what is shaping up to be a...

  • Donald Trump September 2, 2016 9:00 pm

    Holt, Wallace Among Presidential Debate Moderators

    NBC News chief anchor Lester Holt will moderate the first scheduled presidential debate on Sept. 26, with ABC’s Martha Raddatz, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace lined up for others. The Commission on Presidential Debates also said Friday that CBS News’ Elaine Quijano will moderate the vice presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine...

  • Donald Trump August 2, 2016 3:40 am

    Trump Misfires on NFL/Debate Claim

    Donald Trump made the baseless accusation that the Hillary Clinton campaign was plotting to schedule two of three presidential debates on nights with NFL football games in order to limit viewership. The dates were set by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates long before either Trump or Clinton secured their parties’ presidential nominations, and before the National Football League even...

  • New York July 19, 2016 9:29 pm

    First Presidential Debate Moved to NY

    The first presidential debate of 2016 will happen in New York, after the original host pulled out over security costs.

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