How to watch the Democratic debate on CBS live for free without cable

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The latest Democratic debate will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, and is cohosted by CBS News. No, you’re not having déjà vu. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are indeed having another debate, which comes less than a week after the last one. This time around, the candidates will face off in Charleston, South Carolina, for a debate cohosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Twitter is also a partner and is accepting live questions at the #DemDebate hashtag. Read Full Story

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Why the Democratic debate sounded like a WWE match

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The Democratic debate in South Carolina was upended by a booing and cheering audience stacked with donors and VIPs. The monumental impact of Mike Bloomberg’s wallet has completely upended the Democratic primary in recent weeks, spending over half a billion dollars to blanket the country with ads on TV, online, and billboards. And tonight, the former NYC mayor was able to jolt the Democratic debate in South Carolina, where the audience at Gaillard Center Performance Hall was made up of quite a few loud and boisterous Bloomberg supporters who cheered almost every policy or accomplishment touted by their candidate and vigorously booed even the most anodyne comments made by his progressive rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Read Full Story

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How to watch the last presidential debate tonight on CNN, MSNBC, and elsewhere live without cable

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President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden will face off in Nashville for the last debate of the 2020 presidential election. The second and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will take place tonight at Belmont University in Nashville. Although few voters likely remain undecided this late in the election season—and, in fact, more than 46 million have already cast their ballots —the event will nevertheless offer the candidates one last dialogue (combative as it may be) on a host of high-stakes topics, including the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, racial justice, and national security. Kristen Welker of NBC News will moderate. Read Full Story

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Why fact-checking Trump’s lies won’t save our democracy

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The first presidential debate is here. But it’s increasingly clear that debunking false statements can only go so far when lies don’t matter to a portion of the electorate. The presidential debates are finally upon us. Tuesday kicks off the first debate between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and sitting president Donald Trump, moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. Read Full Story

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How to watch the CNN Democratic debate live without cable for free

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COVID-19 is certain to be main topic of discussion between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tonight. Here’s how to stream the debate for free. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to overburden the healthcare system and plunge the United States into economic chaos, the two remaining viable Democratic candidates will face off in the nation’s capital tonight for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. Read Full Story

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This is how Joe Biden’s policies would help parents, caregivers, and childcare workers

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Universal pre-K, an $8,000 tax credit for one child, and subsidized childcare are among the proposals from the 2020 Democratic president. If you’ve talked to any parents lately, you know that things are rough. This week former vice president and 2020 Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden acknowledged the sturm und drang pounding caretakers this summer with a $775 billion proposal aimed at families, caregivers, and childcare providers, most of whom have seen their lives upended by the pandemic. He proposes: Read Full Story

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How Wikipedia’s volunteers became the web’s best weapon against misinformation

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In the Facebook era, the volunteer editors behind the archaic-looking website have built Wikipedia into a formidable force for truth. For a few minutes near the end of his first presidential debate, Mike Bloomberg was dead. At 9:38 p.m. Eastern time, a Wikipedia user named DQUACK02 added some text to the Wikipedia page for the former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City mayor: Read Full Story

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Why the statue of Harvard’s first Black graduate could be a model for rethinking monuments

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As the country debates how to replace Confederate statues, the case of Richard T. Greener offers a way forward. Ever since the University of South Carolina put up a statue of Richard T. Greener —who in 1873 became the school’s first Black professor—one of my favorite things to do has been to eat lunch on a bench nearby to watch how people interact with it. Read Full Story

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Tom Steyer: The climate crisis is now threatening the health and safety of every American

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The former Democratic presidential candidate argues that we can solve the climate crisis if we act now—but we must do it in a way that counters the racial injustices of our past policies. Here in California, where I live, we recently experienced a surreal, terrifying climate reality. We spent the day with orange skies , dark as night, with the sun blocked by ash. People are losing their lives, their homes, their businesses to record-breaking, heartbreaking fires , which follow record-breaking heat waves. We are experiencing the catastrophic impacts of unmitigated climate change in real time. Millions of Americans have been experiencing traumatic climate events from the derecho storm in Iowa to a record-breaking hurricane season affecting states like Louisiana and Texas. Read Full Story

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What’s the worst political campaign branding of all time? Experts weigh in

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Susan Merriam and Ben Ostrower debate the biggest misfires in political branding, from Jay Inslee to Rick Perry. Political gaffes or so common they could be their own subgenre. A slip of the tongue or a mispronounced word can create its own news cycle and doom a campaign. But such errors aren’t limited to the spoken word. Messaging mistakes and missed opportunities are just as possible with a candidate’s visual brand. Read Full Story

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