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WASHINGTON – Barack Obama is uncorked and letting it fly.
President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday’s election.
Russian interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage. The vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry.
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are chasing votes Thursday in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term, as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out in person on Election Day.
The election of 2020 has been called many things: extraordinary, bizarre, unprecedented.
Joe Biden said Wednesday he's “not running on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch” but would prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days to keep up a whirlwind campaign schedule aimed at focusing on anything but the cornavirus.
President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events in an effort to demonstrate that he’s taking the worsening pandemic seriously.
The polarization, well documented in national political polls, has led election observers to wonder whether there are any undecided voters left in a presidential contest that has occurred as traditional outlets of voter outreach have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporters of President Donald Trump who took part in a scientific while watching Thursday's debate reacted more strongly than others when one candidate attacked the other.
Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change.
President Donald Trump and his allies are fighting for momentum in the nation’s leading battleground states following a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans
WASHINGTON — The second and final presidential debate, it turns out, was actually a debate — a brief interlude of normalcy in an otherwise highly abnormal year, and a reprieve for voters turned off by the candidates’ noxious first faceoff.
Democrat Joe Biden's remarks that he will transition away from the oil industry in favor of renewable energy sources have drawn quick attention from President Donald Trump
After a raucous first debate led organizers to introduce a mute button, Thursday’s second and final meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was a downright civil affair
On Thursday, Oct. 22, President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are meeting onstage at Belmont University in Nashville. The Washington Post's Libby Casey will host and Post reporters Lenny Bronner, Rhonda Colvin, James Hohmann, Hannah Jewell, Michael Scherer and Whitney Shefte will provide analysis. Joyce Koh will also provide dispatches from the debate site in Nashville.
President Donald Trump was more focused. Former Vice President Joe Biden was a bit folksy. Their second debate, with stricter rules that prevented them from interrupting each other when key questions were asked, may have had more substance than the first debate, a panel of observers who graded the candidates for The Spokesman-Review said after the 90-minute session ended. But with so many votes already cast, and so few voters left to persuade, it might not make a difference. Here’s how our panelists, who watched the debate individually from their homes, graded the debaters and viewed some of their best and worst moments.
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.
When President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden arrive in Nashville Thursday for their final debate before the Nov. 3 election, they’ll be greeted by a city with rising coronavirus case counts inside a state immersed in a debate of its own about mask-wearing.
So far this fall, the presidential and vice presidential debates have chewed up some highly experienced journalists chosen to moderate them.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic resistance to getting involved in elections.