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Biden campaign already selling ‘Will you shut up, man’ T-shirts
Well, that didn’t take long. Joe Biden’s campaign is now hawking “Will You Shut Up, Man” T-shirts — after the Democratic nominee aimed the retort at President Trump during their first debate on Tuesday night. The black tops — bearing the phrase superimposed on a photo of a grumpy-looking Trump — went up for sale...
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Gerald Meerschaert perfectly sums up off-the-rails first presidential debate in one sentence
Gerald Meerschaert said what we were all thinking about Tuesday's debate and poked a little fun at himself in the process.        Related StoriesOfficial UFC 254 poster released featuring Khabib vs. Gaethje title unifierOfficial UFC 254 poster released featuring Khabib vs. Gaethje title unifier - EnclosureCarlos Condit wants Nick Diaz rematch: 'I know a lot of people want to see that fight' 
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De Blasio reacts to Trump’s claim that NYC is a ‘ghost town’
Mayor de Blasio fought back against President Trump’s assertion that the Big Apple is a deserted “ghost town” — tweeting out two photos of outdoor diners socializing on city streets. “Doesn’t look like a ghost town to me,” the mayor posted as Trump and Biden duked it out in the first presidential debate. In one...
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Trump Repeatedly Attacked Mail-In Voting During the Debate. There’s No Evidence Behind His Claim
The chaotic inaugural presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden culminated in one of the most contentious exchanges of the night, with Trump doubling down on his intent to sow doubt in the integrity of the election system. After Biden committed to accepting the results of the election – regardless…
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Chris Wallace tried — and failed — to control Trump. Something needs to change.
Could the veteran newsman have done better? Maybe not. But there’s no point in having two more debates like this.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett Sided With Corporations Over People 76% of the Time on Appeals Court, Report Finds
A recent analysis from a government watchdog group found that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, ruled in favor of corporations over people in 42 out of 55 cases while serving as a federal appeals court judge.
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The integrity of the election: Full presidential debate video part 7
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden debate mail-in voting and preserving the integrity of the election during the first presidential debate of the 2020 election. Check out more CNN debate coverage here.
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Vote-by-mail is not full of fraud, despite Trump’s debate claims
People watch the first Trump-Biden presidential debate in Hollywood, California, on September 29, 2020. | Mario Tama/Getty Images But his unfounded assertions are still dangerous. Let’s get this out of the way: Mail-in voting is not full of fraud. President Donald Trump spent the tail end of the first presidential debate of 2020 on a tirade against voting by mail, which American voters are expected to do in greater numbers than ever in this election. “A solicited ballot is okay,” Trump claimed on Tuesday. “You’re soliciting, you’re asking, they send it back, you send it back. I did that. They’re sending millions of ballots all over the country. There’s fraud.” Trump appears to be drawing a distinction between “absentee voting” — where voters typically request a ballot — and “vote-by-mail,” where election officials send ballots to all eligible registered voters. States such as Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Utah practice vote-by-mail, in which if you’re registered to vote in an election, you’re sent a ballot that you can then send back via the mail or drop off at an official location or secure dropbox. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, many more states are sending ballots to registered voters. States like California, where counties already had many voters casting ballots by mail, are now sending ballots to registered voters. Others, like Vermont and New Jersey, are mailing out ballots for the first time. In total, nine states, plus the District of Columbia, are sending all registered voters mail ballots this year. (Montana is allowing each county to decide.) Other states fall somewhere in between: Some are sending ballot applications, but not ballots themselves, to all registered voters. Others still require voters to request ballots but have waived the requirement of providing a legitimate reason for voting absentee, or have allowed the pandemic to count as an accepted reason. But, in all cases, there’s an additional step voters have to take. Either way, Trump’s claims that vote-by-mail is full of fraud are unfounded. Voting fraud, in general, is rare. In Oregon, which has been voting by mail for about two decades, officials referred 54 cases of possible voter fraud to law enforcement in 2016. Of those, 22 people — representing just 0.0001 percent of all ballots cast that year — were found guilty of having voted in two states. Another analysis by the Washington Post and the nonprofit Electronic Registration Information Center found officials in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon referred 372 possible cases to law enforcement of double voting or voting on behalf of a dead person, out of about 14.6 million mail-in votes in the 2016 and 2018 general elections. That comes out to about 0.0025 percent of all ballots. This year, American voters could be voting in record numbers by mail, and experts told me this could put pressure on election officials, especially in those states that have never conducted a universal vote-by-mail election before. Some experts and voting advocates worry this could cause problems that disrupt voting or disenfranchise some voters. But it’s not tied to malfeasance, though that’s harder to see when you have a president who just spent a portion of a nationally televised debate alleging exactly that. And typically, mail-in ballots do have a higher rejection rate than in-person voting, mostly because of human errors like failing to sign a ballot, or filling it out incorrectly, or if the ballot arrives past the deadline. These are legitimate concerns with mail-in voting (which is why doing it early makes a big difference), but they can happen whether this is “vote by mail” or “absentee” voting. And those problems can be partly remedied with good public outreach and awareness campaigns, robust procedures like “cure” processes that give voters opportunities to correct mistakes, and more resources to administer elections. Problems with elections — either in polling places or by mail — happen in, well, every election, and as America changes the way it votes, more issues are going to arise. But Trump’s insistence on discrediting voting by mail, a system that works and is very popular in both the Republican- and Democratic-leaning states that have it, undermines Americans’ trust in elections and the democratic process. And that’s the most dangerous part of Trump’s diatribe against voting by mail. By sowing these conspiracies about rampant fraud, he is harming Americans’ faith in the election results, and trying to frame the process as rigged and flawed from the start. This could depress turnout, but it also lays the groundwork for him, or his backers, to challenge the results. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Race and law enforcement: Full presidential debate video part 4
During the first debate of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden debate the state of race relations in the United States stopping the violence that has broken out in many cities. Check out more CNN debate coverage here.
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Gleyber Torres’ stunning Yankees outburst surprised no one
Before the postseason started on Tuesday, Gleyber Torres said he got some advice from someone who has been there plenty of times before. Prior to the Yankees’ 12-3 win over the Indians in Game 1 of the wild-card series, Brett Gardner told him even though the season didn’t go how the Yankees might have planned,...
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The first post-debate polls say Biden won
Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images To get a better picture of how this will affect the race, though, we’ll have to wait longer. To get a methodologically rigorous look at who “won” the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden — if winning is defined as helping their presidential campaign’s chances — you’ll have to wait a bit longer. The indicators we have right now are necessarily incomplete and limited; they’re focus groups of tiny, handpicked samples of undecided voters, or polls of people who watched the debate rather than the electorate at large, or just pundits making stuff up. Plus, the true impact of a debate is often determined in the spin war fought in the hours and days afterward. Keeping these limitations in mind, overall those preliminary findings so far look better for Biden. CBS News and YouGov have been tracking respondents in battleground states, and they were able to quickly contact some of those respondents and ask those who watched the Tuesday debate what they thought. Overall, 48 percent said Biden won the debate, while 41 percent said Trump won, and 10 percent said it was a tie. As CBS elections and survey director Anthony Salvanto pointed out on air, this was pretty close to the support for each candidate going in. CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKERInstant poll of debate watchers: more say Joe Biden won tonight’s debate pic.twitter.com/dHZqV95wqB— CBS News Poll (@CBSNewsPoll) September 30, 2020 Kabir Khanna of the CBS News Election and Survey Unit also points out that 42 percent of debate watchers said they thought worse of Trump afterward, and 24 percent said they thought better of him. In contrast, 32 percent said they thought worse of Biden, while 38 percent thought better of him. This is kinda interesting, aside from just who "won" debateSlightly more watchers say debate made them think better of Biden (38%) than worse of him (32%): nets to +6When it comes to Trump, more watchers say it made them think worse (42%) than better of him (24%): nets to -18 pic.twitter.com/0tVuOg1h3K— Kabir K. (@kabir_here) September 30, 2020 CNN and SSRS also conducted an instant poll of debate watchers, and they found a more lopsided margin in Biden’s favor. Sixty percent of their respondents thought Biden won, while 28 percent thought Trump won. CNN instant poll of debate watcher: 60% say Biden won, 28% say Trump won. pic.twitter.com/5qIhkFQrwe— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 30, 2020 Then we have the focus groups. Republican pollster Frank Luntz convened a focus group of 16 purportedly undecided voters from swing states, and in general they had kinder things to say about Biden’s performance than Trump’s. Asked to describe Trump in one word or phrase, the responses were: “horrid,” “chaotic,” “unpolished,” “crackhead,” “ehh,” “puzzling,” “un-American,” “unhinged,” “an ass, but a confident ass,” “classic Trump,” “forceful,” “unhinged,” “bully,” “arrogant,” arrogant,” “typical.” Then, asked to describe Biden, the responses were: “I was surprised at how well he did,” “better than expected,” “definitely more professional than Trump and I think he’s more a people person,” “competent,” “politician,” “showed restraint and compassion,” “politician,” “predictable,” “nice guy but lacking vision,” “coherent,” “leader,” “attentive and rehearsed,” “somewhat evasive,” “humanity and integrity,” “predictable,” “presidential.” CNN convened its own focus group of undecided voters in Ohio, and most of them said that neither Biden nor Trump won the debate (there were about a dozen, and one said Biden won while two said Trump won). The bigger picture, of course, is that Trump is currently losing to Biden, according to all the pre-debate polls. So even something like a draw in the debate would effectively be a win for Biden. Trump needed a strong performance to dramatically reshape the race, and the early indications are that he didn’t get that. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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A hot mess of a debate, and a bad plan by Trump: Goodwin
A hot mess does not make for a great debate. Or an interesting one or even an entertaining one. America was mistreated Tuesday. A highly anticipated show down in a closely fought presidential election in a deeply divided country had the potential to be a clarifying moment. Instead, it was a sweaty, formless flop. Worse,...
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6 takeaways from the off-the-rails first debate between Biden and Trump
President Donald Trump turned his first debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden into a chaotic disaster.
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Charlotte, N.C., officers linked to Black man's in-custody death resign ahead of video release: reports
Four Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers and one sergeant in North Carolina have resigned following their involvement in the arrest of a Black man who later died while in custody, according to reports.
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CNN’s Dana Bash calls first presidential debate a ‘s—show’
CLEVELAND, Ohio — CNN’s chief political correspondent Dana Bash unapologetically called Tuesday evening’s chaotic presidential debate a “s— show” live on the air. The veteran cable network anchor was lost for words as she and her colleagues tried to dissect the shambolic 90-minute debate which frequently devolved into chaos as the two candidates spoke over...
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Why vote for you?: Full presidential debate video part 5
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden make the case for why voters should chose them over their opponent during the first presidential debate of the 2020 election. Check out more CNN debate coverage here.
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Happy Yabba Dabba Doo! 6 fun things about 'The Flintstones' on its 60th anniversary
'The Flintstones,' celebrating its 60th anniversary, was primetime TV's longest-running animated show until 'The Simpsons' eclipsed it decades later.        
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Walmart store of the future: New design focuses on 'seamless' shopping experience
Walmart unveiled a new store design that focuses on integrating online and in-store shopping to make a more seamless experience regardless of channel.       
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Walmart unveils new store design with self-checkout kiosks, contactless options rolling out to Supercenters
Self-checkout kiosks and contactless payment options are a part of Walmart's new store design rolling out to 200 stores by early next year.       
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Hints From Heloise: Leftover jars are just right for lunch containers
Each size jar has its purpose, including holding salads, soups and dressings.
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Miss Manners: Is my husband being snubbed by famous writers?
Wife of shy professor thinks his guests are rude when they don’t initiate a conversation.
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Ask Amy: Long-ago struggle with bulimia reemerges decades later
Reader doesn’t fit stereotype, so thinks there’s no help available.
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Carolyn Hax: Have you seen my hat? It was next to my trust, which is missing, too.
His girlfriend denies being jealous of his ex, but some of his old clothes are disappearing.
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Analysis: US presidential debate quickly devolves into disgrace without strong moderation
"If you want to switch seats," moderator Chris Wallace said to President Trump at the 65 minute mark of Tuesday night's debate, "we can do that."
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September 29 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
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Trump and Biden show own vulnerabilities in a messy argument: ANALYSIS
Analysis of the first presidential debate.
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5 key takeaways from Biden and Trump's 1st presidential debate
Five key takeaways from Tuesday's first presidential debate.
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Post-debate CNN poll: Six in 10 say Biden won the debate
Six in 10 debate watchers said former Vice President Joe Biden did the best job in Tuesday's debate, and just 28% say President Donald Trump did, according a CNN Poll of debate watchers conducted by SSRS.
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‘Dumpster fire.’ ‘Trainwreck.’ ‘A disgrace.’: Pundits share their shocked, horrified reactions to the presidential debate
The chaotic first presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Biden inspired unprecedented reactions on TV.
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Chris Wallace Lambasted After Fiery Donald Trump-Joe Biden Debate
The first presidential debate on Tuesday night saw the two candidates, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, talk over each other while Chris Wallace tried to keep the peace.
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How Americans responded to the first presidential debate of 2020
CBS News director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto discusses how Americans responded to the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. Watch his remarks here.
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Aaron Judge shows why he’s so important to Yankees: Sherman
You could have a fine debate this year about who is the Yankees’ Most Valuable Player, DJ LeMahieu or Luke Voit? The guy who led the majors in batting average or the guy who led the majors in homers? You go back and forth, and forth and back and the answer is … Aaron Judge....
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3 debate moments that showed how unsuited Trump is for the presidency
President Trump speaks during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Don’t let Trump’s debate bullying distract you from his ignorance and malevolence. President Donald Trump wasted no time turning his first debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden into a gutter fight. His constant interruptions made it difficult for the former vice president to complete a thought, and for moderator Chris Wallace to articulate a sentence, and likely prompted many casual viewers to quickly turn the channel. “Will you shut up, man?” an exasperated Biden said early during the debate, as he struggled with Trump’s verbal bulldozing. "Will you shut up, man?" -- Biden to Trump pic.twitter.com/F1oX6VM7Wz— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2020 It was not an uplifting or clarifying event. Trump forced Biden to lower himself to respond to his interruptions, and perhaps in that respect the debate was a success for him. But as the more than 90-minute affair dragged on, there were a number of moments that illustrated how singularly unfit the incumbent is for public service. Here’s a rundown of just a few of them. Trump was teed up a softball about racism — and wouldn’t even swing at it Trump has a long history of racism extending from his current attacks on Black Lives Matter all the way back to the mid-1970s, when the Trump Management Company was investigated by the FBI for racial discrimination. On Tuesday, Wallace and Biden gave him a chance to at least pay lip service to anti-racism by pressing him to denounce white supremacist groups. Instead, Trump bizarrely addressed the far-right, neo-fascist Proud Boys group and asked them to “stand by.” He then pivoted to bashing antifa, saying to Biden, “they’ll overthrow you.” Holy shit. Trump refuses to condemn white supremacist groups. pic.twitter.com/FFSrvA1tcQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2020 It’s worth remembering that Trump’s infamous comments calling white supremacists marching in Charlottesville in 2017 “very fine people” was a central theme of Biden’s campaign launch. The fact that Trump again refused to denounce them underscored Biden’s case for the presidency without him even having to do it himself. Not only did Trump refuse to condemn them, the Proud Boys seemed to react to Trump’s “stand by” comments as more or less an endorsement. Trump won’t even pledge to not try to steal the election Wallace closed the debate by asking Biden and Trump if they would wait to pledge victory following November’s election until the results are independently certified. The question would’ve been a layup for any previous president and any previous major party presidential candidate (with the notable exception of Trump in 2016). But Trump wouldn’t even commit to not trying to steal November’s election, and he’s been laying the groundwork for questioning the election results for months. “I am urging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully, because that’s what has to happen,” Trump said. "I am urging my supporters to go into the polls and watch very carefully" -- Trump refuses to pledge to not declare victory until the election has been independently certified pic.twitter.com/YD14K8t8nQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2020 Biden, by contrast, quickly answered yes. The debate concluded with him saying Trump “has no idea what he’s talking about” when he pushes conspiracy theories about mail voting being used to rig the election against him, which have been debunked by his own FBI director and Department of Homeland Security secretary. Trump’s comments on climate change were an infantile mess The West Coast was ravaged by wildfires for most of the last month, and the Gulf Coast is experiencing a historic hurricane season. So you’d think that when Wallace asked Trump to acknowledge climate change as a real problem caused by humans, that would be the absolute least the president could do. But on Tuesday Trump wouldn’t. Instead, Trump responded to Wallace’s question about if he believes that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to the warming of the planet by saying “I think a lot of things do.” He then went on an absolutely bonkers tangent about “forest management” and how Europeans purportedly do it better than Californians. The point of the rant was to push back on climate science. Here’s a transcript, followed by the video. In Europe, they live, they have forest cities. They’re called forest cities. They maintain their forest, they manage their forest. I was with the head of a major country, it’s a forest city. He said, ‘Sir, we have trees that are far more — they ignite much easier than California.’ There shouldn’t be that problem. I spoke with the governor about it — I’m getting along very well with the governor — but I said at some point, you can’t every year have hundreds of thousands of land just burned to the ground. That’s burning down because of a lack of management. "In Europe, they live, they have forest cities, they're called forest cities. They maintain their forest, they manage their forest. I was w/ the head of a major country, it's a forest city. He said, 'Sir, we have trees that are far more - they ignite much easier than California'" pic.twitter.com/ip4BLzbSUb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2020 It’s almost impossible to take Trump’s nonsense seriously. But the stakes of this election are deadly serious. Trump’s strategy of constant interruptions may have resulted in many people walking away from the first debate unenthused about both candidates, but the fact of the matter is the choice voters face has never been so stark. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Kamala Harris reacts to Trump and Biden's chaotic debate
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris reacts to the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden.
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Cancel the Rest of the Debates
This degrading spectacle didn’t show voters anything they don't already know.
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Florida man seen firing gun through own windshield while driving: report
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Alleged sex offender caught hiding in Florida teen’s bedroom
A Louisiana man was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old whose bedroom he secretly lived for about a month, a report said. Johnathan Rossmoine, 36, was caught by the teen’s parents on Sunday hiding inside the minor’s closet at their Spring Hill, Florida, home, Fox 13 reported, citing police. Rossmoine told authorities he...
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Fact-checking the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett fact-checked some of the comments made during the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. Watch his report here.
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Trump’s Theory of the Debate Was All Wrong
President Trump arrived at the first debate with a theory and a plan. The theory was that American voters crave dominance, no matter how belligerent or offensive. The plan was to hector, interrupt, and insult in hope of establishing that dominance.His theory was wrong and his plan was counter-productive.Trump walked onto that stage in Cleveland 7 or 8 points behind, because the traditional Republican advantage among upper-income and educated voters has dwindled, because non-college white women have turned against him, because he is losing older voters to his mishandling of COVID-19, because the groups he needs to be demobilized—African Americans, the young—are up-mobilized. On the present trajectory, nearly 150 million votes are likely to be cast in 2020. If Trump wins 43 percent of them and Biden 50 percent, not even the Electoral College can convert that negative margin into a second Trump term.He needed to do something to change that reality.Instead, he talked to Facebook conspiracists, to the angriest of ultra-Republican partisans, and to violent white supremacists. He urged the Proud Boys to “stand by” because “somebody’s got to do something” about “antifa and the left.” He refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power in the (likely) event that he loses. He threatened months and months of chaos if the election does not go his way.Trump yelled, threatened, interrupted—and changed nothing. All he did was confirm the horror and revulsion of the large American majority that has already begun to cast its ballots against him.Correction, Trump did one thing. On the Cleveland stage, Trump communicated that he will seize any opportunity to disrupt the vote, and resist the outcome. He communicated more forcefully than ever that the only security the country has for a constitutional future is that Biden win by the largest possible margin.Many people will criticize how the moderator, Chris Wallace, managed the debate, and surely he could have done better. But really, nothing short of a shock collar around Trump’s neck would have disciplined the man who is after all president of the United States. A president who does not respect the tax laws, does not respect the FBI, is surely not going to be constrained by a debate moderator. It was pandemonium. But it was revealing pandemonium. Who and what Trump is, could not have been more vividly displayed in all the psychological reality. Debate one was not Donald Trump versus Joe Biden, or red versus blue. It was zookeepers versus poop-throwing primates.Biden may be faded from what he was: perhaps less crisp, less sharp, less fast. But when Biden spoke, he spoke to and about America. Trump only spoke about his wounded ego. Biden communicated: I care about you. Trump communicated: I hate everybody. Biden succeeded in putting his most important messages on record: your healthcare, your job, your right to equal respect regardless of race or creed—all against Trump’s disregard and disrespect. Trump may have imagined he projected himself as strong. The whole world witnessed instead the destructive rage of a bully confronting impending defeat. Trump disgraced the presidency on that stage. He may just have delivered the self-incapacitating wound that pushes the country toward self-salvation.
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Van Jones: Trump refused to condemn white supremacy on a global stage
CNN's Van Jones reacts to President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacy during the first presidential debate of the 2020 election.
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This is what Yankees dreamed of when they landed Gerrit Cole
The remarkable thing is that Gerrit Cole was merely part of the chorus Tuesday night. The Yankees greeted the American League playoffs with a haymaker that not only flattened the Cleveland Indians, 12-3, but certainly must have been heard in other notable precincts such as St. Petersburg, Fla., and Houston. Maybe even Los Angeles. Everyone...
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Trump and Biden trade attacks over COVID response
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden attacked each others' credibility and competence as they debated the response to COVID-19 during Tuesday night's presidential debate in Cleveland. (Sept. 29)      
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Gregory Crewdson's photos reveal melancholy and mystery in small-town America
Photographer Gregory Crewdson's new series offers an unsettling portrait of life in a dreary post-industrial town.
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Joe Biden says he does not back Green New Deal during presidential debate
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Democratic nominee Joe Biden denied he supported the Green New Deal being pushed by his own campaign’s climate change panel during Tuesday night’s first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. “The Green New Deal is not my plan,” the Democratic nominee told Fox News moderator Chris Wallace of the sweeping agenda which calls...
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"Shut up, man": Biden and Trump make personal jabs during debate
From Biden calling Trump a "clown," to Trump mocking Biden's mask – the nominees did not mince words.
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Cancel the Debates
Pity the poor closed-caption writers. Pity the poor ASL interpreters. But most of all, pity poor us, the American electorate.Tuesday was the first presidential debate of the 2020 election, and if there is any sense or mercy left in this nation, it will be the last, too. The event was a shambolic shout fest, with scarcely a single morsel of substance to be found. President Trump, the Republican candidate, lied repeatedly, refused to condemn racist groups even after explicitly offering to do so, and sought to undermine trust in the election. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democrat, meandered through his positions, only occasionally finishing a sentence. Moderator Chris Wallace lost control within minutes and never regained it.Voters who tuned in hoping to learn something new about either man’s plans for the country, or about his character, must have realized early on they were in the wrong place. The three septuagenarians on stage were speaking over each other within minutes. Trump interrupted Biden; Biden interrupted Trump; Wallace tried to interrupt both, with limited efficacy, especially against Trump, with whom he at one point offered to switch seats.The president entered the debate most in need of a big night, since he consistently trails in polls. There is no doubt he dominated the stage, as was clearly his plan coming in. Whether that actually benefits him is another question. His most effective moment of the night came in a broadside against Biden on the issue of law and order. But several months of hard experience show that Americans are appalled by Trump’s handling of racial justice and protests. The president keeps coming back to the issue, hoping it will break through. Perhaps this is the night it will—but don’t place money on it.A more shocking moment came later in the debate.“Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of the cities, as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland?” Wallace asked Trump. Yes, the president said: Trump: Give me a name, give me a name. Wallace: White supremacists and white nationalists. White supremacists. Biden: White supremacists, the Proud Boys. Trump: Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what. Somebody has to do something about antifa and the left. Because this is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing, this is a left-wing problem. On the one hand, it was astonishing: All Trump had to do was condemn the Proud Boys, and he had said he’d condemn a group if given a name. On the other hand, it’s no surprise that Trump was unwilling to reject the appeal to racism that has powered his career for decades. There was nothing new here—just a vivid illustration of who Trump has always been.As I have written, Trump is often incoherent, but he speaks vigorously, giving him an aura of strength. Biden was for the most part neither vigorous nor coherent. While the Biden of the Democratic National Convention was cool and collected, Tuesday saw the return of the Biden who stumbled his way through debates in the Democratic primaries. Answers took left turns, then right turns, then U-turns, feinting in several directions and ending nowhere.The Democrat produced his two best answers on COVID-19 and on racial equality, offering a contrast with Trump and presenting his own plan. These are two issues that work most to his advantage. But elsewhere, he allowed Trump (and Wallace) to interrupt his train of thought, or did so himself. He refused to answer a direct question on whether he supported ending the filibuster, and he offered a surprisingly timid responses to a question about law enforcement and to attacks by Trump on his son Hunter Biden, both of which he had to know were coming. Perhaps the most telling fact of the evening is that Biden’s most memorable moments were one-line insults—“Would you shut up, man?” “Keep yappin’, man.” “It's hard to get a word in with this clown.”—and not tied to his policies or positions.The worst loser of the night, however, may have been Wallace. He entered the night lauded as perhaps the most fearsome interviewer on national television and left as roadkill, having shown himself completely unable to control the candidates. But if even the stentorian Wallace was unable to maintain a little order, the other scheduled moderators, Steve Scully and Kristen Welker, are unlikely to fare better.Presidential debates rarely make much difference to the race. Even the most infamous debate gaffe of them all, Gerald Ford’s 1976 insistence that there was “no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe,” had no real effect on the election. This is likely to be especially true this year, when the polls have remained surprisingly stable. Beyond that, tens of thousand of voters have already cast their ballots, and more are returned each day.There may be some voters who were surprised to see that Trump is a blathering bully, or who were leaning toward Biden but were shaken by his lackadaisical performance. But any undecided voter who turned this debate on hoping to learn something productive must surely have been reaching for the remote control (and maybe a stiff drink) soon thereafter.While the primary debates are run by news outlets in coordination with the major political parties, the general election debates are hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a non-partisan, independent body. The group aims to support a lofty ideal: “The CPD’s primary mission is to ensure, for the benefit of the American electorate, that general election debates are held every four years between and among the leading candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States…. The CPD was formed to ensure that the voting public has the opportunity to see the leading candidates debate during the general election campaign.”If CPD really wishes to benefit the American electorate, it should cancel the rest of the debate season.
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It’s true: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died in the Covid-19 pandemic
Joe Biden speaks during the first of three planned presidential debates. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Biden cited a horrific statistic to make his case against Trump. The worst part is it’s true. During a discussion on race in America in the first presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden cited a horrific statistic to punctuate his case that President Donald Trump has not been good for Black Americans: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died in the Covid-19 pandemic. “You talk about helping African Americans — 1 in 1,000 African Americans has been killed because of the coronavirus,” the Democratic nominee said Tuesday. “And if he doesn’t do something quickly, by the end of the year, 1 in 500 will have been killed. 1 in 500 African Americans.” “This man is the savior of African Americans? This man cares at all? This man’s done virtually nothing,” Biden continued. “Look, the fact is, you have to look at what he talks about. You have to look at what he did, and what he did has been disastrous for the African American community.” The most remarkable thing about Biden’s statement? It was true. According to the APM Research Lab, as of mid-September, “1 in 1,020 Black Americans has died (or 97.9 deaths per 100,000).” More than 200,000 Americans are confirmed dead from Covid-19, and a disproportionate number of them are Black Americans. It’s that simple. (Biden’s statement that 1 in 500 could die by the end of the year without swift action would appear to reflect the estimates that the US death toll could grow to 400,000 by January 1.) The reasons are multifold. Black Americans have disproportionately higher rates of preexisting conditions, including heart disease and cancer, which are associated with more deaths and hospitalizations from Covid-19. Black Americans are also more likely to work in jobs that are considered “essential,” which requires them to go into work and risk exposure to the coronavirus. Housing segregation has also led to Black Americans having less access to clean water and created many longstanding health disparities. Race, place, income, and health, as should be obvious by now, are inextricably linked. And the health consequences of these inequities have been especially evident during the pandemic, as David Williams, a professor of public health and sociology at Harvard, wrote in a May 2020 editorial for JAMA: Economic status matters profoundly for reducing the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2. Lower-income and minority workers are overrepresented among essential service workers who must work outside the home when shelter-in-place directives are given. Many must travel to work on buses and subways. But the bottom line is, due to both systemic racism and factors particular to Covid-19 and the accompanying economic crisis, Black Americans have died at disproportionately high rates during the pandemic. The Trump campaign has feinted during the 2020 campaign toward appealing to Black Americans, or at least assuaging their white supporters that the Republican Party is not racist. Trump’s support has grown slightly among predominantly Black men, but Biden is still expected to overwhelmingly carry Black voters. But Biden, as he did throughout the debate, brought the issue back to Covid-19. America’s failures, in the past six months but also throughout its history, have led to that tragic outcome. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Trump doesn't denounce white supremacists and militias during debate
President Trump was given several chances during the debate. to denounce white supremacists and militias that have caused violence. Trump deflected.
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