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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo employees at The Abbey Food & Bar watch CNN presidential-election coverage as they have lunch in West Hollywood, Calif. With a fifth day of vote counting testing the nation's patience, news organizations on Saturday, Nov. 7, moved swiftly following a crucial release of data from Pennsylvania to declare Democrat Joe Biden winner of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

After waiting game, media moves swiftly to call Biden winner

Nov. 7, 2020 2:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With a fifth day of vote counting testing the nation's patience, news organizations on Saturday moved swiftly following a crucial release of data from Pennsylvania to declare Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. CNN made its call at 11:24 a.m. Eastern, and was...

A man stops to watch election returns on electronic billboards in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

After tense night, election mystery remains for media

Nov. 4, 2020 7:25 PM EST

After an extraordinary night of shifting vote counts and a rebuke of President Donald Trump, news organizations kept vigil Wednesday as Americans waited to learn who their next president would be. Methodical vote counting Wednesday left Democrat Joe Biden on the cusp of the presidency. The Associated Press said...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a town hall with moderator ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience

Oct. 16, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the tally that really matters, but Joe Biden scored something of an upset over President Donald Trump. In their dueling town halls, the Democratic presidential candidate reached more viewers on ABC than Trump did for NBC News Thursday night. The Biden town hall reached 14.1 million...

President Donald Trump wipes his face during a break in an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden

Oct. 15, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of the expected debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, television viewers were left Thursday with what ABC's David Muir called “split-screen America.” Biden participated in a 90-minute town hall from Philadelphia on ABC, while NBC News went ahead...

FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020,  file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NBC faces backlash after agreeing to Trump town hall

Oct. 14, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in direct competition with ABC's event with Democrat Joe Biden, including a social media call to boycott the network. MSNBC's biggest star, Rachel Maddow, made two oblique references to...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump wants to hold rally in Florida on Saturday

Oct. 8, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wants to try and hold a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday “if we have enough time to put it together.” He also says he might also hold a campaign rally the following...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to members of the media at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, as he leaves Washington for Utah ahead of the vice presidential debate schedule for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pence takes lead role in campaign with Trump travel stopped

Oct. 6, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump ill with COVID-19, Vice President Mike Pence took the lead role in campaigning Monday, starting a swing through key states to bolster the president's chance for reelection. Trump left Walter Reed Military Medical Center and returned to the White House Monday...