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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...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

Sep. 28, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented “compelling...

Vision 2020: Are absentee votes and mail-in votes different?

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

What’s the difference between absentee voting and mail voting? There really isn’t any difference. Both refer to the practice of filling out ballots that are sent to voters through the mail and returned either that way or at drop boxes or other designated places. President Donald Trump has tried to...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said Sept. 22 that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him for president. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Cindy McCain joins Biden's transition advisory board

Sep. 28, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain, the widow of Republican Sen. John McCain, will advise Democrat Joe Biden's presidential transition team as it prepares for him to take office if he wins in November, the team announced Monday. McCain is the second Republican on the 16-member transition advisory board, joining...

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,...

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”...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 28, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 24, 2020 Surviving COVID-19 doesn’t necessarily mean recovering. It’s another reason why we all need health insurance Editorial: A pandemic. Natural disasters. Huge job losses. If there was ever a time to vote for political candidates who support saving and improving...

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...