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Large crowds out, masks in: Debating in the age of the coronavirus

Instead of the usual auditorium setting, the debate is being hosted by the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University in the 27,000-square-foot atrium of the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion on the clinic’s Health Education Campus.

Elizabeth Warren says she won’t meet with Amy Coney Barrett

Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that she will not meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s pick to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Bidens release 2019 tax returns that show they paid nearly $300,000 in income taxes

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid $299,346 in income taxes in 2019, according to documents released Tuesday.

Court pick Barrett visits Senate ahead of confirmation fight

President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, is on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other pivotal Republican senators in preparation for her fast-track confirmation before the Nov. 3 election.

Analysis

The 30 minutes that could make or break the 2020 presidential race

If Joe Biden survives the beginning of the debate tonight, the White House could be his.

Behind the White House effort to pressure the CDC on school openings

Top White House officials pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this summer to downplay the risk of sending children back to school, a strikingly political intervention in one of the most sensitive public health debates of the pandemic, according to documents and interviews with current and former government officials.

Amy Coney Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of People of Praise say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.

Which Joe Biden will show up on the debate stage tonight?

None of Biden’s previously uneven performances in debates can prepare him to take on President Trump, but Democrats are hoping he will score points as he did in the 2012 vice presidential debate against Paul Ryan.