Muted Mics, Social Distancing and More Rules for Tonight’s Presidential Debate

Each candidate will be muted during his opponent’s opening answers, but after that, it may be another free-for-all.

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What Are the Rules for Trump and Biden’s Debate Tonight?

Each candidate will be muted during his opponent’s opening answers, but after that, it may be another free-for-all.

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Trump and Biden Will Be Muted for Parts of Their Next Debate

In an unusual move meant to avoid interruptions like those that marred the first debate, the organizers said they would turn off each candidate’s audio feed while his rival had the floor.

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Trump Objects to Commission’s Virtual Debate Plan

The Commission on Presidential Debates said the second presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, would be virtual, because of virus concerns. Trump called the plan “ridiculous” in a Fox Business interview.

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After Resistance, Mike Pence Accepts Use of Plexiglass Barriers at Debate

The vice president’s team objected to the safety measure, but later acquiesced. An aide to Senator Kamala Harris criticized her opponent’s dismissal of the need for dividers.

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In-Person Debates Are Too Dangerous. Cancel Them.

There’s no reason they can’t be virtual.

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For the Sake of Democracy, Cancel the Trump-Biden Debates

The president is maneuvering to steal the election. Why help him?

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Debate Live Rules: What Are They?

The moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, will try to enforce a set of loosely defined ground rules. He may have more luck with one of the candidates.

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What Are the Rules for the Debate Between Trump and Biden?

The moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, will try to enforce a set of loosely defined ground rules. He may have more luck with one of the candidates.

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How the Biden-Trump Debate Will Play on TV (Don’t Expect Fact-Checks)

“My job is to be as invisible as possible,” said Chris Wallace of Fox News, the moderator of the opening matchup on Tuesday.

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Dreading the Debates? They Don’t Have to Be So Awful

With or without Trump, presidential debates could use an overhaul.

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The Presidential Debates Debate

Does this forum make sense for evaluating the candidates? Readers weigh in.

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Biden Should Not Debate Trump Unless …

Here are two conditions the Democrat should set.

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Florida, America’s Pandemic Playground

Need a venue for a large indoor gathering — a national political convention, say? The state’s got you covered.

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Biden Campaign Dismisses Trump Request for 4th Debate as ‘Distraction’

In a letter to the nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates, Joe Biden’s campaign manager criticized efforts by the Trump campaign to expand the debate schedule and negotiate other details.

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