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Mike Pence’s Vice Presidential Debate Lecture to Kamala Harris Isn’t Likely to Help Trump With Women

Even before Wednesday night’s slow-boil of a vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, the re-election bid of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence was in trouble with the one demographic on which elections hinge: women.

Then, with condescension and contempt, Pence sat with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the first woman of color to be on a major presidential ticket, and lectured and side-stepped. When moderator Susan Page of USA Today declared that the debate would be civil, Pence visibly smirked. He knew better.

“Sen. Harris, it’s a privilege to be on this stage with you,” Pence said as the evening started. He later praised her history-making candidacy and thanked her for her public service. It was a veneer of respect that he didn’t necessarily practice during the debate. Repeatedly, he refused to heed time limits or even answer the question being asked. (To be sure, dodging

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Prop bet-style picks for Pence-Harris vice presidential debate

For the second straight week, FanDuel is offering a free “Presidential Pick ’em” contest, this time centered around the lone vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris on Wednesday night. Politics have basically become sports (and vice/versa), so it only makes sense that a daily fantasy sports and sports betting site offers a contest like this. 

Here are the basics: 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 two remaining presidential debates over the next couple weeks.

PLAY FOR FREE: FanDuel Presidential Pick ’em

With just 10 multiple choice questions, there are only so many ways you can differentiate your entry and finish near the top of the leaderboard. Experienced FanDuel players know you have to take a

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‘Biden Beauty’ Might Be the Most Bizarre Presidential Candidate Merch Yet

With just over a month left until the election, it’s not exactly a surprise that things are getting weird—especially on the merch front. The official Joe Biden store has already sold out of the “Will You Shut Up, Man?” T-shirts that appeared online less than an hour after the exasperated former veep said those words on the debate stage, but the “No Meowlarky” cat collars and the “I Paid More in Taxes Than Donald Trump” shirts are still in stock. 

Not to be outdone, President Donald Trump is selling a 10-pack of “I Heart Trump” plastic straws, MAGA Dad whisky glasses, and an official Trump coloring book, which the President’s director of communications seems to enjoy reading out loud. And yeah, that shady unofficial “White House Gift Shop” is still offering its $125 coronavirus commemorative coin.

But the strangest drop of the year has to be Biden Beauty, a brand

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World Reacts To Presidential Debate : NPR

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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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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