The Biden-Harris ticket represents something historic. Person of the Year is not just about the year that was, but about where we’re headed.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Trump’s and Joe Biden’s campaign strategies in battleground states, Vice President Mike Pence’s decision not to quarantine despite a staff COVID-19 outbreak and predictions for the balance of power in the House.
Kamala Harris and Mike Pence hit the debate floor last night, Hurricane Delta restrengthens to Category 2, and family’s cat found 23 months after Camp Fire disappearance.
Vice President Mike Pence and Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate, touching on issues ranging from the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus to Joe Biden’s position on fracking. NPR’s Scott Detrow has the highlights. •
Read “4 Takeaways From The Mike Pence – Kamala Harris Vice Presidential Debate” at https://www.npr.org/2020/10/08/921323…
NPR News Now reports: Vice President Debate tonight, Stimulus Bill update, health care needs in rural America, and other top news.
Axios Today reports: Democrats are going ahead with a mostly virtual convention, starting tonight. But how TV networks will cover the event, and how the millions of American voters watching it will react is still up in the air.
- Plus, the Trump administration is eyeing another unproven coronavirus treatment.
- And, Sheryl Sandberg shares some key takeaways from Lean In’s new report on Black women in the workplace.
Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Jonathan Swan, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
NPR Up First reports: Facebook is launching a tool to help users register to vote. Kamala Harris’ ethnicity will be important to voters of color. And, Thai students protest the military’s involvement in Thai politics.
Last night, Joe Biden made the most important decision in his campaign with a historic pick of Senator Kamala Devi Harris as his vice-presidential candidate. But it’s the next 48 hours that are truly crucial for the campaign to prove they have the chemistry to win the presidency.
- Plus, how the coronavirus has pulled the plug on college sports.
- And, where to look for the best meteor shower of the year.
Guests: Axios’ Hans Nichols and Jeff Tracy
Joe Biden picked Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports on how her life and career brought her to this moment.
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Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including the first debates for 2020 Democratic candidates, whether that party has shifted too far to the left to be viable and Supreme Court decisions on partisan gerrymandering and including a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
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