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Bullock, Daines set to debate as mail voting begins soon

Sep. 28, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The two candidates vying for a Montana U.S. Senate seat that's considered pivotal in determining if Democrats can wrest the majority from Republicans come November are set to face off in a Monday night debate. First-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines is leaning on the popularity of...

The Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange, in a Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 file photo. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, recovering after their first four-week losing streak in more than a year. A burst of corporate deals helped give investors confidence to put money back in the market, and the S&P 500 rose 1.4% in the early going Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Wall Street claws back some of its losses from September

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Wall Street rallied Monday as the stock market clawed back some of its sharp losses from September. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, following up on its first four-week losing streak in more than a year. It’s still down 4.2% for the month. Several companies announced big mergers and acquisitions, which helped to...

Trump coming to La Crosse, Green Bay for rallies Saturday

Sep. 28, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning a pair of campaign rallies on Saturday in La Crosse and Green Bay, less than five weeks before the Nov. 3 election. The stops announced Monday by Trump's campaign come just over two weeks after he held a rally in central Wisconsin near Wausau in...

President Donald Trump adjusts the microphone after he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Supreme Court vacancy likely to inflame presidential debate

Sep. 28, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, were already set to fight when they share a stage Tuesday in Cleveland, but the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg means things may get tenser even faster. Moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace,...

In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces, speaks to voters during a town hall meeting in Belen, N.M. Torres Small announced Thursday, March 19, 2020, she will go into self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Torres Small, Herrell meet in 1st debate in close House race

Sep. 28, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell have finally gone head-to-head in a televised debate in southern New Mexico’s closely watched U.S. House race after failing to debate during their 2018 contest. During Sunday's KOAT-TV/Albuquerque...

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. Some of the country’s major sports betting companies are running contests in which participants predict things that will happen or be said during the presidential debate, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for the chance to win money. (AP Photo/File)

Strongly predict the malarkey of Trump-Biden debate for cash

Sep. 28, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Will “Sleepy Joe” be the first derisive nickname President Donald Trump bestows upon Joe Biden? Will either candidate wear a mask onstage? How many times will Biden say “Barack Obama?” Will Trump say “fake news” or “China”...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech on the Supreme Court at The Queen Theater, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

2020 Watch: How much do debates matter this year?

Sep. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 36 Days to first debate: 1 ___ THE NARRATIVE The race is tightening somewhat in some states, but Joe Biden is maintaining a remarkably stable lead over...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, moderator Chris Wallace guides the discussion during the presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas.  All eyes are on Fox's Chris Wallace as he prepares to moderate the first presidential debate. Wallace is the only journalist moderating one of the four debates this fall who has been there before: he was the onstage referee for the third meeting between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP, File)

The only debate moderator to return, Fox's Wallace preps

Sep. 28, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously. “I'm not a potted plant here,” he said. “I do get to ask some...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Biden for President Black economic summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C. The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Election 2020 Today: Tax bombshell, presidential debate prep

Sep. 28, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Monday in Election 2020, 36 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: TAX BOMBSHELL: President Donald Trump's tax revelations threaten to undercut a pillar of his...

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Sep. 28, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival,...