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Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

The Maddow question: Should commentators moderate debates?

Jul. 3, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During her turn as moderator in last week's Democratic primary debate, Rachel Maddow briefly scuffled with Bernie Sanders and, with Pete Buttigieg, induced the campaign rarity of a politician admitting to a failure. But she didn't put to rest the issue of whether NBC News was wise to...

Female candidates challenge electability question in debates

Jun. 29, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — For months, the names of white men have sat at the top of early Democratic presidential primary polls. On the debate stage this week, the half-dozen women in the field offered up an alternative: themselves. They did so with different tactics and styles but a shared goal: shaking up assumptions...

Analysis: Tell us everything (but keep it to 60 seconds)

Jun. 28, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Each man shall make an opening statement of approximately eight minutes' duration," CBS-TV moderator Howard K. Smith intoned as John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon began the first televised presidential debate on Sept. 26, 1960. On a Thursday evening 59 years later, NBC moderator Chuck...

The Latest: 2nd night of Democratic debates draws to close

Jun. 27, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Ten Democratic presidential candidates drew the second night of debates to a close with calls for a new generation of elected leadership, pledges to protect reproductive rights and promises to move beyond the...

Technical snafu interrupts NBC's first presidential debate

Jun. 27, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News' coverage of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign season was hit by a technical glitch that led President Donald Trump to tweet that the network "should be ashamed." The snafu, in the middle of the Wednesday night debate, left viewers and candidates confused by...

High stakes for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

Jun. 25, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president. While the event is obviously important for politicians getting their first...