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WATCH: The final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

October 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in the final debate of the 2016 election cycle Wednesday in Las Vegas. Join the PBS NewsHour for live coverage and analysis from Mark Shields, David Brooks and Amy Walter starting at 9pm ET.
Voice of the Voters

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.

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."
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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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