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What would you ask Trump or Clinton in a presidential debate?

September 21, 2016
The first presidential debate is just days away, and the candidate candidates have already started debate prep. We asked voters in swing-states Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado what they would ask Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump if they had the chance to pose a question. What would you ask? Add your voice using the hashtag #16for2016.
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Gwen Ifill on the role of debate moderators

September 20, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will square off in their first presidential debate on Monday. What should the role of the moderator be? "Every debate moderator tries to figure a way to get past the speeches," Gwen Ifill, moderator of the VP debates in 2004 and 2008, told students at Colorado College. "It's a rare opportunity to see a contrast between the two candidates on any issue."
News You Need to Know

Presidential candidates offer dark visions to anxious voters

March 12, 2016
Lisa Lerer | AP
In back-to-back debates just miles apart, Democrats and Republicans painted a dark vision of America, a place where jobs are vanishing, leaders are corrupt and threats loom from across the globe.
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The attack on Fortress Trump begins

February 26, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Three weeks after being pummeled on a debate stage in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida showed Thursday night that he had learned his lesson, launching repeated and aggressive attacks on front-runner Donald Trump in the hope of slowing the New York businessman’s march to the nomination.
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Washington Week Extra - Milwaukee Edition: A Special Voice of the Voters Town Hall

February 12, 2016
Washington Week goes to Wisconsin to talk to voters about the 2016 presidential campaign.
Voice of the Voters

What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a debate?

February 11, 2016
It's the final countdown to the PBS NewsHour Democratic debate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. So what would the students walking on campus ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during tonight's debate? Student loans and education were the top priorities on the minds of these students.
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Dems up the decibels in NH debate; Wall Street a common foe

February 5, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Nancy Benac | AP
It was the sharpest, most caustic debate yet for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
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On (and off) a stage in Des Moines, the Republican race in a nutshell

January 29, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
It was an unreal moment in what has been an unreal campaign.
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