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Commission on Presidential Debates

Bi-partisan U.S. presidential debate organizing group formed in 1987

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Commission on Presidential Debates: Bi-partisan U.S. presidential debate organizing group formed in 1987
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is a nonprofit corporation established in 1987 under the joint sponsorship of the Democratic and Republican political parties in the United States. The CPD sponsors and produces debates for U.S. presidential and vice-presidential candidates and undertakes research and educational activities relating to the debates. It has run all of the presidential debates held since 1988. The commission's debates are sponsored by private contributions from foundations and corporations as well as fees from hosting institutions.

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October 15 presidential debate canceled [Video]

October 15 presidential debate canceled

[NFA] The Oct. 15 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will not proceed, the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement on Friday, adding that..

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Donald Trump Won’t Participate in Second Debate | THR News [Video]

Donald Trump Won’t Participate in Second Debate | THR News

On Thursday, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden would proceed with a new format and..

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 02:36Published
House Democrats Demand Climate Be 'Centerpiece’ [Video]

House Democrats Demand Climate Be 'Centerpiece’

Dozens of House Democrats are calling for the climate crisis to be a central focus of the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates. In a letter Wednesday to the Commission on Presidential..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

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Commission on Presidential Debates cancels second debate

The debate was scheduled for Thursday, October 15.
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C-SPAN says Steve Scully's Twitter account hacked as 2nd presidential debate moderator tweet called biased

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2020 Daily Trail Markers: 2nd presidential debate in doubt

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Candidates clash over debates as Trump rejects virtual presidential debate

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Commission on Presidential Debates to make changes after chaotic first debate between Trump and Biden

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced it will make changes after the first event Tuesday night was marred by constant interruptions. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and CBS..
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Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off

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Debate commission could cut microphones to limit interruptions

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Panel rejects Donald Trump's request to add a fourth debate with Joe Biden

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Biden Campaign Dismisses Trump Request for 4th Debate as ‘Distraction’

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