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The final presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is set to take place tonight. The Washington Post will have an uninterrupted live stream of the debate. Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent and co-anchor of “Weekend Today,” is the moderator and has chosen topics for six 15-minute segments: fighting covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.

Two phrases have come to define presidential elections: "It's the economy, stupid," and "Are you better off than you were four years ago." Neither appears nearly enough to save the Trump presidency.

In the final weeks of the election, the president is in hyperdrive — and is on track to exceed 25,000 false or misleading claims by Election Day.


Timeline: The 162 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat

The president's unfailing optimism, over time.

Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), is also campaigning in the Tar Heel State, while Vice President Pence has stops planned in New Hampshire and Ohio.

At a drive-in rally for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, Obama denounced his successor’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and said he was unable to even “protect himself” from covid-19.

Lower courts had said that local jurisdictions that want to offer accommodation to the elderly and disabled should be able to do so.

Trump sees his crowds as a source of momentum, and Biden sees safe practices as appealing to voters.

Voting rights groups and election monitors say they are on alert amid a high-stakes election for any instance of voter interference.

The new guidance is likely to have the biggest impact on schools, workplaces and other group settings since more people are likely to be considered at risk.

The 22-member Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on President Trump’s nominee, who was expected to win approval on a party-line vote.

Mail-in voting has been relatively sluggish in West Virginia so far, but in-person turnout appeared strong in the Mountain State’s population hubs.

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For not the first time, the Trump administration is using a big ol' stack of paper as a rhetorical point.

The judge chided the president for his careless reference to classified information but denied fuller disclosure of investigation records.

Polls show a coronavirus bill is more popular — but not necessarily with Republicans’ base.

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In key places, the early vote is up two to four times where it was four years ago.

Physician and former Republican Barbara Bollier is locked in a close race with Rep. Roger Marshall for a Senate seat that has been in GOP hands for nearly 100 years.

In newly released written answers, Barrett declined to weigh in on yet more issues that seem to have clear legal answers — and pretty much anything that touched on President Trump's controversies.

Allegations of possible voter intimidation and improper campaigning, many involving Trump supporters, have marked the early days of voting.

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