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Spotlight On The Debates

Fact checking and analyzing the first presidential debate
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Fact checking and analyzing the first presidential debate

Our team of in-house experts analyzed, fact checked and added context to the candidates’ statements as the debate happened.

Watch the full first presidential debate
PBS NewsHour

Watch the full first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off for the first debate at Hofstra University.

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Watch and interact with every presidential debate since 1960.

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The Latest Election Video Coverage

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Biden Bites Back

Aired: 2016-09-28 04:00:00 2:57 Rating: NR

Tonight, we listen in as VP Joe Biden gives us his take on Monday's presidential debate.

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The Latest Reporting on the Issues

Trump continues to trail well behind Clinton in fundraising
CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Trump continues to trail well behind Clinton in fundraising

NPR | Donald Trump raised $90 million in August. But it's no match for Hillary Clinton, who raised $143 million in August, her campaign reported.

Trump vs. Clinton: Criminal justice reform
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Trump vs. Clinton: Criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON WEEK | Where do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton currently stand on issues such as police brutality and mass incarceration?

Trump versus Clinton on the economy: Highlights from the first presidential debate
ECONOMY

Trump versus Clinton on the economy: Highlights from the ...

MARKETPLACE | Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton didn’t hold back during their first official faceoff Monday night.

Clinton's plan for America's students
EDUCATION

Clinton's plan for America's students

NPR | For nearly as long as she's been in the public eye, Hillary Clinton has counted the well-being of children among her defining causes.


Will deporting undocumented workers take us back to the Great Recession?
IMMIGRATION

Will deporting undocumented workers take us back to the G...

MARKETPLACE | Implementing a mass deportation of undocumented workers would reduce cumulative GDP over 10 years by $4.7 trillion.

20 million would lose health coverage under Trump plan, study says
SOCIAL ISSUES

20 million would lose health coverage under Trump plan, s...

PBS NEWSHOUR | A new study finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage, but Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million.

Conservatives file voter registration lawsuits; liberals say it's blocking votes
VOTING ACCESS

Conservatives file voter registration lawsuits; liberals ...

NPR | The lawsuits have targeted about a dozen counties so far in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Mississippi. And even some cities, such as Philadelphia and Alexandria, Va.