Political debates

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 25, 2020 - 8:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronarvirus pandemic. One of the Democratic National Committee's lead debate organizers, Xochitl Hinojosa, said the party has not set a date or secured a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., is followed by reporters and staff as he leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 20, 2020, to work on an economic package to deal with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 22, 2020 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fall of 2008, an unlikely alliance of lawmakers, regulators and Bush administration officials banded together to rescue an economy they feared was hours away from collapse. They also unwittingly reshaped American politics, unleashing a populist furor that lingers in both...
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Constable candidate Ben Halloran wears latex gloves and provides disinfectant wipes to voters as they sign his petition to get on the November ballot outside of a polling station Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Halloran was avoiding contact with voters and cleaning the table and pens after each signature was collected in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 17, 2020 - 11:00 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The candidates canceled their rallies and stopped door-to-door outreach to voters. Then the debate that was supposed to highlight Arizona’s emergence as a national battleground was moved from a concert venue in Phoenix to an empty television studio in the nation’s capital. Arizona’s...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 16, 2020 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in the Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, uniting in their criticism of President Donald Trump's response to the fast-moving coronavirus but diverging...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, wait on stage to participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 15, 2020 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As he campaigns for president, Joe Biden's moderate approach to governing often fails to excite his party's most passionate voters. But on the debate stage Sunday night, as the nation wrestled with the consequences of a frightening pandemic, Biden's pragmatism broke through in ways...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and former Vice President Joe Biden, left, return to the stage after a commercial break in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 15, 2020 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — They came together to bump elbows, then retreated by six feet — and stood there in awkward silence. The visual, dictated by the threat of coronavirus, came to define Sunday's audience-free debate as Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders struggled to step together against...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, center, stops to talk with CNN anchor Dana Bash, left, as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, waves after they participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 15, 2020 - 8:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From its location in a Washington studio to podiums placed 6 feet apart, CNN's handling of Sunday's Democratic presidential debate illustrated how much the world had changed since the last time Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met onstage. The coronavirus epidemic dominated preparation...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate with former Vice President Joe Biden at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 15, 2020 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the Sunday night Democratic debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Bernie Sanders says he has doubts about Joe Biden’s ability to energize enough voters to defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders said in...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Associated Press
March 15, 2020 - 7:04 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday committed to naming a woman as his running mate if he's the Democratic presidential nominee, making a definitive assertion clamored for by some voters who have watched a historically diverse candidate field dwindle to two white men...
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FILE - This June 22, 2019 file photo shows the exterior of the New York Times building in New York. Media companies are balancing the need to cover the coronavirus outbreak with the need to keep their employees safe. The New York Times told its employees this week that if they want to work remotely they can do so. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Associated Press
March 10, 2020 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post is encouraging its staff to work at home and the Los Angeles Times is restricting air travel, two illustrations of how news organizations compelled to cover the coronavirus outbreak are balancing the need to keep employees safe. Both of those directives went out...
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