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Trump and Biden will be separated on stage by plexiglass barriers — despite objections from the Trump campaign.(Bloomberg)

Mute buttons and masks: Inside the final round of US presidential debate

Nashville | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 06:22 AM IST
A representative of the Commission on Presidential Debates — not the moderator — will ensure each candidate has two full minutes uninterrupted to deliver opening answers to six major topics, according to debate commission chair Frank Fahrenkopf.
FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking during the 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. Picture taken September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaking during the 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. Picture taken September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo(REUTERS)

Trump not too keen on debate rule changes

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 10:33 AM IST
The rule changes are being considered by the body that conducts the debates to prevent a repeat of the chaos witnessed in the first debate in Ohio, in which Trump had repeatedly interrupted Joe Biden, his Democratic rival.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) and US President Donald Trump speaking during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29.(AFP)
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden (L) and US President Donald Trump speaking during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29.(AFP)

Biden seen as winner of chaotic presidential debate as Trump comes out ‘too hot’

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Trump was expected to try and dominate the first face-to-face meeting of the two nominees in Cleveland, Ohio and turn the race, but he may have ended up overplaying his hand
Workers prepare the stage for the first presidential debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on September 28 in Cleveland, Ohio.(AFP)
Workers prepare the stage for the first presidential debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on September 28 in Cleveland, Ohio.(AFP)

No drug test, no handshakes at opening presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Trump and his allies have sought to portray that Biden is mentally and physically unfit for the US presidency, and that he has been performing better on the campaign trail because of some performance-enhancing drug
Kangana Ranaut has reacted to a tweet by Donald Trump.
Kangana Ranaut has reacted to a tweet by Donald Trump.

Kangana Ranaut shares Trump’s tweet against Biden amid drug probe in Bollywood, says drug use is better slur than sexist ones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut has given her nod of approval to US President Donald Trump who asked his opponent Joe Biden to take a drug test. She praised his use of language for preferring to use drug accusation as a slur than throwing sexist abuses at him.
Michael Bloomberg is worth more than USD 64 billion, according to Forbes, towering over Trump’s USD 3.1 billion net worth. The former New York City mayor has also come under fire for pouring millions of his own money into his campaign.(AP/PTI)
Michael Bloomberg is worth more than USD 64 billion, according to Forbes, towering over Trump’s USD 3.1 billion net worth. The former New York City mayor has also come under fire for pouring millions of his own money into his campaign.(AP/PTI)

‘I know how to take on an arrogant con man like Donald Trump’: Bloomberg

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 78, a well-known philanthropist who also has a global news outlet by the same name, quickly became centre of the Wednesday night’s debate.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L), Senator Elizabeth Warren (C) and Senator Bernie Sanders (R) at the presidential debate. In his first ever presidential debate, Bloomberg faced strong criticism from all rivals.(REUTERS)
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L), Senator Elizabeth Warren (C) and Senator Bernie Sanders (R) at the presidential debate. In his first ever presidential debate, Bloomberg faced strong criticism from all rivals.(REUTERS)

‘We’re running against a billionaire’: Democrats attack Bloomberg in US presidential debate

Las Vegas | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:21 AM IST
In return, Bloomberg criticized his opponents, particularly Sanders, for advocating higher taxes on corporations and forcing unions onto boards.
Supporters of different parties shout slogans in support of their candidates during the presidential debate, at Jawaharlal Nehru University.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Supporters of different parties shout slogans in support of their candidates during the presidential debate, at Jawaharlal Nehru University.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Note ban, lynchings, activists’ arrests mark JNU pre-election debate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 02:59 AM IST
Wednesday’s presidential debate saw national-level issues — cases of mob lynching, demonetisation, anti-national forces and the recent arrests of activists — being raised by the candidates instead of local campus related concerns.
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