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  1. early and often
    With Trump’s Indictment, the 2024 Republican Presidential Race Has Truly BegunAfter three major campaign launches the GOP field is finally set — and as always, the 45th president’s antics are a shadow hanging over the race.
  2. debates
    New York Loves Its Bodegas, But What Are They Officially?How the city keeps track of its most beloved stores.
  3. vision 2020
    What We Know About the Final Trump-Biden Debate: Time & How to WatchA brief guide to watching the final presidential debate, plus the latest batch of controversies.
  4. 2020 elections
    Joni Ernst Bombs on Must-Know Soybean Question in DebateRepublican Ernst became famous for her 2014 ads bragging about her experience castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. She seems to have lost touch.
  5. vision 2020
    In the 2020 Race, Uncertainty Is All Trump Has Going for HimMost of the developments that could produce a Trump comeback and win are beyond the president’s control.
  6. vision 2020
    The Two Des Moines Debates: Was It a Snoozer or an Epic Clash?Depending on which account you consult, the seventh debate was either all about niceness or open conflict.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Skip 2020 DebatesHe accused the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates of being biased against him, and declared “the debates are up to me.”
  8. vision 2020
    Trump May Skip 2020 Debates: ReportTrump is reportedly more concerned about moderators than fellow debaters. He once bailed on a debate after host Megyn Kelly called out his sexism.
  9. democratic primaries
    Pete Buttigieg’s Chicago Fundraiser Debacle Won’t Help Him With Black VotersHe needs black support for his new strategy: capturing Biden supporters if the former vice-president falters.
  10. the national circus
    Frank Rich: There Are 5 Candidates Still Standing After Latest Democratic DebateTuesday night seemed like a death knell for seven of the dozen candidacies onstage — including Joe Biden’s.
  11. debates
    Julián Castro’s Perspective on Gun Violence and Policing Remains Essential“Police violence is also gun violence.”
  12. conservatism
    What the ‘Ahmari-French Debate’ Was Really AboutA wonky debate turned into an ugly clash between two visions of conservatism.
  13. democratic debates
    Was Steve Bullock’s Big Introduction Enough?The Montana governor’s presidential candidacy is built for a normal political world. Unfortunately, he’s running in the real one.
  14. vision 2020
    DNC Makes It Tougher to Qualify for Fall Presidential DebatesIf the 2020 presidential field hasn’t been “winnowed” by the fall, the DNC will take matters into its own hands.
  15. vision 2020
    What Happens If More Than 20 Candidates Qualify for Democratic DebatesCandidates who don’t meet fundraising as well as polling thresholds could be cut from the debates entirely.
  16. Democrats Could Have a 2020 Presidential Field As Large As an Iowa CornfieldSanders, Biden, or Warren may run in 2020 and clear the field of pretenders. If not, Democrats could have the kind of field the GOP sported in 2016.
  17. Why Did Mitch McConnell Fail, and What’s Next for Health Care?A former staffer for now-retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on the Trumpcare debacle.
  18. The Republican Party Owns Trump’s Actions on Election DayThe Republicans who are separating themselves from the candidate are far too late.
  19. Candidates Debate Constitution, Until Trump Says He Might Just Blow It UpThe GOP candidate sounded reasonable for a bit. Then he said something crazy.
  20. Clinton and Trump to Debate SCOTUSIn a rare debate segment devoted to SCOTUS, there will be pitfalls for both candidates, and a chance to explain vast differences in philosophy.
  21. Trump Suggests Clinton Was on Drugs at DebateAt this point, Trump may spend the rest of the campaign “just asking questions.”
  22. Trump on Commission for Presidential Debates: “I’m Done”He’s planning to participate in the third debate, though. For now.
  23. Even if Hillary Has a Bad Night on Sunday, It Probably Won’t Hurt Her MuchSecond debates don’t usually have a big impact, and the number of persuadable voters is steadily declining.
  24. Many Civic-minded Masturbators Took a Break From Porn to Watch Monday’s DebatePornHub saw a 16 percent drop in its usual Monday-night traffic during the first presidential debate.
  25. Trump Asks Supporters to Tell Him to Attack Hillary MoreIn a very interesting survey he’s sending to backers, the GOP nominee is bringing up many of the lines he failed to use in the first debate.
  26. Did Trump Just Admit He Doesn’t Pay Any Taxes?At Monday’s debate, Trump suggested that, if he paid taxes, it “would be squandered.”
  27. Tonight’s Debate Audience Will Be Huge, But Not Like 1960 — or 1980Over half of the voting-age population watched Reagan-Carter, and three in five watched Kennedy-Nixon.
  28. Clinton’s Lead Is Fragile Going Into the First DebateShe still has some advantages, but a significant and stable lead in the polls is not presently among them.
  29. These Are the Lessons to Take — and Not to Take — From the First Debate in 2012Trump shares at least one key advantage that Romney also enjoyed in his commanding win over Obama.
  30. roundup
    How Will Voters Separate Fact From Fiction at the Debates?This campaign is not like the others. Will the debate moderators adapt?
  31. today in donald trump
    Mike Pence Says Trump Will Not Bring Gennifer Flowers to DebateTrump had suggested he’d invite Bill Clinton’s former mistress in retaliation for the Clinton campaign inviting Mark Cuban.
  32. Which Trump Will Show Up for Monday’s Debate?Clinton’s debate prep is immensely complicated by uncertainty about the tack her crafty and volatile opponent will take.
  33. Clinton Likely to Be the Aggressor in the First DebateHRC needs to wake up un-energetic Democrats and minor-party voters who think there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Trump and Clinton.
  34. the national interest
    Donald Trump Is Winning SeptemberThe debates are Hillary Clinton’s last chance to un-normalize him.
  35. Here Are Your Referees for the Trump-Clinton DebatesNBC’s Lester Holt will host round one.
  36. Donald Trump Can’t Be Bothered to Prepare for the DebatesClinton plans to study her opponent and perform in a series of mock debates. Trump is chatting about politics with his friends at Sunday brunch.
  37. the national interest
    Will Donald Trump Skip the Debate With Hillary Clinton?He’s not a facts guy.
  38. The History of the Verraz(z)ano Bridge Z DebateBut we are Americans and we go by the American way.”
  39. early and often
    GOP’s Trumpicide Attempt Exciting, Not EffectiveRepublican elites were enthused by this unholy mess of a debate, which only shows how desperate they’ve become.
  40. Why Is Bernie Dodging Questions About Whether He’d Expand Government?Is that just an occupational hazard for a socialist?
  41. democrats
    MSNBC to Host Democratic Debate ThursdayThe DNC finally caved.
  42. Ted Cruz Is Losing His Mojo at the Worst Possible MomentAfter outmaneuvering no fewer than six rivals for supremacy among Iowa’s Evangelicals, the Texan seems to be flagging in the final days before the caucuses. 
  43. Fox News GOP Debate: Nobody Won So Everyone Lost (Except Trump!)The candidates in a position to make a big move stood still, while those gumming up the works did relatively well. 
  44. liveblog
    Watch the Sixth GOP Debate With Daily IntelligencerThere are only seven candidates left on the main debate stage.
  45. 2016
    Watch the Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum With Daily IntelligencerFeaturing questions from moderator and New York Magazine writer-at-large — Rembert Browne.
  46. important questions
    Was the Pizza Rat Video Staged?What is real?
  47. early and often
    Fox Business Network to Host Yet Another GOP DebateWe came dangerously close to having only one Republican forum in January.
  48. early and awkward
    Democratic Campaign Staffers ‘Surprised’ No One Watched Saturday Night DebateWho knew people would rather go out than watch a political debate?
  49. early and often
    GOP Candidates Stage Coup, Plan to Boot RNC From Debate ProcessThey had a friendly meeting on Sunday and are coming up with their list of demands.
  50. 2016
    GOP Candidates Plot RNC Mutiny After Debate FiascoThe campaigns plan to meet this weekend.
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