Six Takeaways From the First Presidential Debate

Shouting, interruptions and often incoherent cross talk filled the air as Mr. Trump purposefully and repeatedly heckled and blurted over his rival and the moderator alike in a 90-minute melee that showcased the president’s sense of urgency to upend a race in which polls show him trailing.

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Joe Biden: Why the former vice president’s national lead matters

Let’s state it up front: winning the popular vote means nothing in and of itself. You only become president if you win the Electoral College.

That said, the national polling matters a lot. We have a ton of it, unlike in a number of swing states. It’s more accurate than the state polling on average. Most importantly, we have a fairly good idea of what Biden’s margin needs to be nationally in order to win in the Electoral College.

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While Trump Was Golfing, His Campaign Attacked Joe Biden For Visiting Cemetery

President Donald Trump’s campaign is coming under criticism after mocking former Vice President Joe Biden for “meandering” through a cemetery, where he was visiting the graves of his late son, Beau Biden, as well as first wife Neilia Biden and daughter Naomi Biden. 

Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015; Neilia and Naomi Biden were killed in an automotive accident in 1972.

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Biden takes on school reopening as he turns focus back to coronavirus and President Trump.

“Too many classrooms are empty because of President Trump’s continued and willful failure to offer a meaningful plan to address covid-19,” Symone Sanders, a senior Biden campaign adviser, said Tuesday night. “He’s barreling forward trying to reopen schools because he thinks it will help his own reelection. It’s very clear, glaringly clear, that Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan.”

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