Who makes up Presidential Debate Commission and why do they call all the shots?
“I’m not going to waste my time on a virtual debate,” Trump told Fox Business on Thursday morning. The debate commission has sought to avoid any appearance of choosing any political side, which means they are used to getting criticism from both parties. The commission has unfettered powers to make a decision like deciding that Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis was sufficient reason to make the next debate virtual. And even though the debate commission calls the debate, the candidates have every right to choose not to participate. The third and final presidential debate is still scheduled for Oct. 22 in Nashville.
Fly lands on Vice President Pence’s head during debate, distracting internet
There was briefly another participant swooping into Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate. For several minutes, a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair, not moving as he answered questions about racial injustice and whether justice has been done in the death of Breonna Taylor. Conversation about the fly briefly dominated corners of Twitter, where debate watchers discussed their distraction and inability to focus on Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris' answers. Wednesday night’s intruder wasn’t the first to take center stage at an election-year debate. In 2016, a fly briefly landed between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s eyes during a town hall-style debate with now-President Donald Trump.
Breaking down the 2020 vice presidential debate
Breaking down the 2020 vice presidential debate With less than a month to go before Election Day, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the only vice presidential debate of 2020. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell leads CBS News' post-debate coverage.cbsnews.com
Trust Index: What should we fact-check from the vice presidential debate?
We’re fact-checking the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate — and you can help. Using the form below, tell us which statements from the debate you want the Trust Index team to review. If your submission is selected, we’ll check it out and report back.
Jacksonville residents say they decided who they’re voting for before Trump-Biden debate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off Tuesday evening in the first presidential debate of the 2020 election. But most Jacksonville residents who News4Jax spoke with Wednesday said they had already made up their minds long before the presidential debate. “Because of the last four years, I think I know who I’m voting for,” Haynes said. Amanda Crawford, who lives on the Westside, said she also already decided who she’s voting for. “I’ve pretty much decided how I’m voting," said Jason LaFleur, who lives on the Southside.
Fact check: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate
(AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)ProtestsTRUMP: “The (Portland, Oregon) sheriff just came out today and he said I support President Trump.”THE FACTS: That is false. Health careTRUMP: “Drug prices will be coming down 80 or 90%.”THE FACTS: That’s a promise, not a reality, and it’s a big stretch. Supreme CourtBIDEN, on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett: “She thinks that the Affordable Care Act is not constitutional.”THE FACTS: That’s not right. Delaware StateTRUMP: “You said you went to Delaware State, but you forgot the name of your college. “I got started out of an HBCU, Delaware State — now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State,” Biden told a town hall in Florence, South Carolina, in October 2019.
Fashion industry standards: Debate over model appearance, size
Fashion industry standards: Debate over model appearance, size Fashion Week in New York City is a chance to take a sneak peek at the latest styles to hit stores, but it's also a chance to scrutinize the world of modeling. Are models too thin? Are their photoshopped ads creating unrealistic body images among women? Vinita Nair reports on how the issue is making its way to Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate goes viral
Idaho GOP gubernatorial debate goes viral The latest debate among Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidates has the internet buzzing. It featured Governor Butch Otter, Russ Fulcher, Harley Brown and Walt Bayes. While some serious issues were discussed several comments are drawing particular attention.cbsnews.com