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The French weekly Le Point displays a photo of President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden under a headline reading “America on a volcano (and us too)” in Paris, on Wednesday.

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The French weekly Le Point displays a photo of President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden under a headline reading “America on a volcano (and us too)” in Paris, on Wednesday.

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The world was watching the U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday night, and what they saw was not pretty.

A “national humiliation,” said the Guardian in the U.K. “Cacophonique,” the Franceinfo news organization opined. The German public broadcaster DW assessed things far more bluntly. And Israel’s leading TV anchor tweeted “condolences to America,” writing, “It is hard to stoop lower than this.”

Global reaction to the debate between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe

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Trump needs to do better with women. Even Republicans say his debate performance failed to do that

President Donald Trump took four years of personal venom and outright lies and stuffed it all into 90 minutes of chaotic sparring with former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night — a performance that, for all its sound and fury, even his allies said afterward was unlikely to change the dynamic of a contest that polls show he is losing.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020.


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US President Donald Trump speaks during the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020.

One of the biggest issues Trump has faced in the polls: a large gender gap.

“The main thing keeping an anvil on Trump’s head in terms of job approval all this four years has been women. He does fine among men, but women have never given him high marks,” said Scott Jennings, a longtime adviser to Senate Majority Leader

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Biden Calls Trump’s Debate Behavior a ‘National Embarrassment’

(Bloomberg) — Democratic nominee Joe Biden called out President Donald Trump for his conduct at the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, calling his behavior a “national embarrassment.”

“I kind of thought, at one point, maybe I shouldn’t say this, but the president of the United States conducted himself the way he did — I think it was just a national embarrassment,” Biden said Wednesday while campaigning in Alliance, Ohio, the second stop on his train tour across Ohio and Pennsylvania.



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Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at an Amtrak station in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 30.

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Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden and moderator Chris Wallace during Tuesday’s debate, creating a chaotic environment as the president delivered false statements and personal attacks against Biden and his family. Biden hit back, at times, telling the president to “shut

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Trump’s relentless interruptions in the first debate show what women deal with in work meetings all the time



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: On dozens of occasions during the first presidential debate of the US general election, President Donald Trump wouldn't let former Vice President Joe Biden get a word in edgewise. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images


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On dozens of occasions during the first presidential debate of the US general election, President Donald Trump wouldn’t let former Vice President Joe Biden get a word in edgewise. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images

  • President Donald Trump interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden at least 128 times in 90 minutes in the first presidential debate of the 2020 US general election, according to Slate.
  • The exchanges at times seemed hard to watch, especially for women, many of whom have experience being interrupted by men.
  • A 2014 study by George Washington University found that men interrupted women 33% more than they did men, and other studies have found similar patterns.
  • One researcher wrote that the gendered dynamics of speaking are a show of power.
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Doug Schoen: First Presidential Debate — Here’s who won on style and substance

The first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden has concluded. Following the night, the biggest takeaway is that there were no surprises, and nothing happened that will change any attitudes, cause either candidate to gain or lose any votes, or move any undecided voters one way or the other.

Indeed, while the debate was contentious, and at times became personal, it lacked any real substance that could change attitudes in any meaningful way.

Given the level of back-and-forth between the candidates, the substance of the candidates’ answers was often lost and took a back seat to their style of argumentation and command of the room.

Though, in terms of style, in my view, President Trump was the clear winner—Trump was in command of the conversation, in control of the discussion, and if not presidential, certainly more in command.

REP. ERIC SWALWELL: BIDEN WINS FIRST DEBATE,

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Breakingviews – Debate chaos is a gift for a conflicted Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) – Donald Trump just gave Joe Biden a gift. The first televised debate of the 2020 election could have forced the Democratic presidential nominee to explain how he can appease both economic moderates and progressives. The anarchic behavior of the sitting president rendered that unnecessary.

Tuesday’s debate was a train wreck from the get-go. The moderator, Fox News Sunday’s anchor Chris Wallace, quickly lost control as the president refused to stop interrupting. The debate included questions on topics ranging from the Supreme Court to the integrity of the elections, but the 90 minutes included little substantive discussion, and the near-constant heckling of Biden by Trump.

The

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Want vs. need. Sometimes it can be as plain as day versus night.

We have all either raised or been an adolescent ourselves who “needs” this or that for the holidays based upon what is “cool” right now. We have all watched our favorite sports teams, “needing” a turnover, or a “double play.” Even though we know that this is just a game.

But sometimes the differences between wants and needs are less easily distinguishable. The line between what is dire necessity and truly just luxury becomes blurred. We hope and pray for a loved one to pull through not sure if it is best for them, keenly aware that we’ll do better with them existing on this side of the dirt. That’s as blurry as it gets.

Speaking broadly, I think almost all of us “want” what’s best for this nation, though over a “friendly” cup of coffee we

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Let POTUS Lie During Debate, Avoid ‘Trump-Style Crazy Show’

Democrats who have made a recreational pastime out of fact-checking President Donald Trump are urging their own nominee to take a night off.

Ahead of Tuesday night’s first general election debate, Democratic party officials, campaign veterans, and allies of former Vice President Joe Biden are cautioning against performing the arduous task of debunking Trump’s possible outbursts on the fly. Those who have watched his misleading briefings and meandering mega-rallies certainly expect the president to pass out lies like party favors on stage, but they believe that whiling away time trying to correct the record is just not worth it.

“If you spent your time calling out every Donald Trump lie that would be the entire debate,” said David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, suggesting that Biden needs to avoid getting “trapped in a Donald Trump-style crazy show” live in Cleveland.

It’s an approach that has served the

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Prop bet-style picks for first Trump-Biden debate

With politics becoming more like sports (and sports becoming more like politics), it only makes sense that FanDuel is offering a free “Presidential Pick ‘em” contest for the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Tuesday night.

Here’s how it works: Enter the contest, make your guesses on 10 debate-related questions — which are essentially prop bets — and see how many you get correct at the end of the night. There will be contests for each of the debates over the next four weeks.

PLAY FOR FREE: FanDuel Presidential Pick ’em

With just 10 multiple choice questions (some of which we already definitively know the answers to, spoiler alert), there are only so many ways you can differentiate your guesses and land near the top of the leaderboard. Experienced DFS players know you have to take a few chances to win a FanDuel tournament, and while

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