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1st Biden-Trump debate: What to know and how to watch

ABC News Digital and 538 will live blog the debate online.
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President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Biden-Trump debate a rematch, but will muted mics, other new rules make a difference?

Experts weigh in on how the changes could benefit, or hurt, each candidate.
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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden and moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace speak during the first presidential debate  in Cleveland, OH, Sep. 29, 2020.
3 hours ago

Pritzker-backed group launches first paid ad campaign of 2024 cycle

The organization, Think Big America, is spending six figures in AZ, FL and NV.
3 hours ago
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks to auto workers before the arrival of President Joe Biden at the Community Complex Building in Belvedere, IL, November 09, 2023.
June 24

Biden-Trump debate offers rare chance for change in stubbornly tight race

"Somebody's going to take advantage of it," one strategist predicted.
June 24
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, right, listens during the U.S. presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville on Oct. 22, 2020.
June 23

'This Week' Transcript 6-23-24: Sen. Elizabeth Warren & Bill Nye

This is a rush transcript of "This Week" airing Sunday, June 23.
June 23
Sen. Elizabeth Warren gives remarks on reproductive care at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building, on June 18, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
June 23

Bill Nye says record-breaking extreme heat 'a taste of the normal of the future'

Research shows human-induced climate change is intensifying extreme weather.
June 23
In this March 21, 2024, file photo, Bill Nye the Science Guy attends the Los Angeles Premiere of "You Can Call Me Bill" at the Culver Theater, in Culver City, Calif.
June 23

Warren pushes congressional Republicans for deal on immigration

Biden has implemented executive actions after a deal collapsed in Congress.
June 23
In this March 7, 2024, file photo, Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.
June 22

Black men weigh their voting options as Biden fights to energize his base

African American men emerge as a key swing vote in battleground states.
June 22
People wait as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are scheduled to address Black voters at a rally at Girard College in Philadelphia, PA, May 29, 2024.
June 21

RNC laser-focused on vote monitoring, committed to enlisting 100,000 poll volunteers

Chair Michael Whatley led a "poll watcher training" on Friday on Long Island.
June 21
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Whatley addresses an election integrity volunteer training group, June 18, 2024, in Newtown, Pa.
June 21

What's going on with Menendez's independent Senate bid? NJ Democrats have theories

New Jersey Democrats are split over Menendez's motivation.
June 21
Sen. Bob Menendez leaves Manhattan federal court after hearing witness testimony during his trial, June 10, 2024, in New York.
June 21

Biden campaign picks right-side podium for CNN debate, Trump will have the last word

Biden's team won the coin toss and chose his position on viewers' screens.
June 21
Joe Biden speaks, as President Donald Trump, left, listens during the U.S. presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 22, 2020.
June 21

The Secret Service in Chicago has to handle security for two party conventions

ABC News spoke with an agent responsible for both Chicago and Milwaukee.
June 21
In this Oct. 13, 2023 file photo, a member of the Secret Service monitors activity as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at Tioga Marine Terminal  in Philadelphia.
June 21

Trump campaign's fundraising boost helps erase Biden's cash advantage

Trump's war chest gives him cash to potentially spend on ads after the debate.
June 21
Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign event in Racine, Wisconsin, on June 18, 2024.
June 21

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Bill Nye Sunday on ‘This Week’

This is a listing for 'This Week' airing Sunday, June 23, 2024.
June 21
This Week with George Stephanopoulos
June 21

Trump campaign adds caveats to his green-card proposal for noncitizen college grads

Trump's campaign said vetting will help determine who can contribute to the U.S.
June 21
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Festival Park, June 18, 2024, in Racine, Wis.
June 21

Supreme Court says domestic abusers can be temporarily disarmed

The 8-1 opinion was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts.
June 21
An exterior view of the Supreme Court on June 20, 2024 in Washington, DC.
June 21

Gun control groups hail Supreme Court decision upholding gun ban for domestic abusers

The NRA argued the ruling was "no endorsement of red flag laws."
June 21
In this Nov. 7, 2023, file photo, Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Executive Director of Moms Demand Action, speaks during a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
June 21

Biden, Trump prepare for 1st 2024 debate

The June 27 presidential debate will not have an audience, and candidates’ microphones will be muted while the opponent speaks.
June 21
VIDEO: Biden, Trump prepare for 1st 2024 debate
June 21

Supreme Court upholds ban on guns for those with domestic violence restraining orders

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 in favor of a gun control law used for the protection of victims of domestic violence.
June 21
VIDEO: US Supreme Court upholds ban on guns under domestic violence restraining orders
June 21

Supreme Court upholds ban on guns for domestic abusers

The 8-1 opinion was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts. Justice Clarence Thomas dissented.
June 21
VIDEO: Supreme Court upholds ban on guns for domestic abusers
June 21

Supreme Court set to hand down new rulings

More than a dozen major decisions are expected in this Supreme Court term, including key cases involving former President Donald Trump, the attack on the capitol and abortion access.
June 21
VIDEO: Supreme Court set to hand down new rulings
June 20

Trump says Biden will be 'worthy debater' after previously attacking mental fitness

"I don't want to underestimate him," Trump said on a podcast.
June 20
Former President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden
June 20

Louisiana now requiring the 10 Commandments to be displayed in public schools

This controversial new law makes Louisiana the first state to require public school classrooms, from preschool to college, to display the Ten Commandments.
June 20
VIDEO: Louisiana now requiring Ten Commandments to be displayed in public school
June 20

Republican women are more motivated than Democratic women to vote in 2024: Survey

A new poll finds that the issue of inflation is still a chief issue for women.
June 20
President Joe Biden greets Andrea Dyess and her family during an event held at a community center in Racine County, Wisconsin, May 8, 2024.
June 20

US bans Russian cybersecurity software amid threat of influence operation

Concerns about Kaspersky were raised as far back as 2017.
June 20
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Mackinac Island, Mich., May 30, 2024.
June 20

Former top Florida law enforcement official sues DeSantis

Shane Desguin accused Gov. Ron DeSantis of forcing him to retire after he refused to carry out orders he said were illegal or inappropriate, according to a lawsuit.
June 20
VIDEO: Former top Florida law enforcement official sues DeSantis
June 20

Bob Good hopes final vote count will put him ahead of Trump-endorsed challenger

Rep. Bob Good is hoping to fend off Trump-backed challenger John Mcguire in the Republican congressional primary in Virginia.
June 20
VIDEO: Bob Good hopes final vote count will put him ahead of Trump-endorsed challenger
June 20

Biden heads to Camp David to prepare for 1st presidential debate with Trump

He aims to hold Trump accountable for comments on the trail, officials said.
June 20
Former President Donald Trump, left, and President Joe Biden.
June 20

Trump will get last word in 1st presidential debate

Plus, a new Fox News poll has Joe Biden with a slight lead over Donald Trump going into next week's debate.
June 20
VIDEO: Trump will get last word in 1st presidential debate after winning coin toss
June 20

Legal groups denounce Ten Commandments requirement in Louisiana classrooms

A similar law in Kentucky was ruled unconstitutional in the 1980s.
June 20
Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry speaks with reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC on March 18, 2024.
June 20

Supreme Court upholds Trump-era tax on foreign earnings

The ruling preserves a major source of federal government revenue.
June 20
Visitors pose for photographs outside the U.S. Supreme Court, June 18, 2024, in Washington.
June 20

RFK Jr. fails to qualify for CNN debate

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fell short of meeting debate polling requirements before the deadline.
June 20
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fell short of meeting debate polling requirements before the deadline.
June 20

Trump meets with advisers, policy experts ahead of next week’s debate with Biden

Rather than mock debates, Trump has been holding policy discussions.
June 20
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, October 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.
June 19

California Governor wants to ban cellphones in schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to restrict cellphone use for students at California public schools.
June 19
VIDEO:
June 19

Congressman Adam Schiff discusses Senate run, Supreme Court reform

Ahead of the 2024 Senate race in November, Congressman Adam Schiff joins ABC News Live to discuss the Supreme Court, reproductive rights, his political opponent and much more.
June 19
VIDEO: California Rep. Adam Schiff discusses Senate run, Supreme Court reform
June 19

Congressman Adam Schiff discusses his run for California's open Senate seat

Plus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is eyeing a potential statewide ban on cellphones in schools, and our panel weighs in on the importance of Juneteenth.
June 19
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June 19

US attorney 'declined' to prosecute threat to congressman, letter claims

Rep. Jim Banks was left threatening messages.
June 19
Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 12, 2018.
June 19

Former President Donald Trump on campaign trail in Milwaukee

The former president just declared that he loves Milwaukee, less than a week after reports surfaced that he called the city "horrible."
June 19
VIDEO: Former President Donald Trump on campaign trail in Milwaukee
June 19

2024 federal budget deficit forecast rises to nearly $2 trillion

The Congressional Budget Office said it projects this year’s federal budget deficit to be 27% higher compared to its original estimate released in February.
June 19
2024 federal budget deficit forecast rises to nearly $2 trillion
June 19

2024 federal budget deficit projection rises to nearly $2 trillion

The new projection comes from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office,
June 19
The U.S. Capitol building is pictured on Capitol Hill, April 23, 2024, in Washington.
June 19

Tight Virginia GOP primary between Good, McGuire a test of Trump's influence

McGuire has a slim lead over Good as of Wednesday morning.
June 19
Virginia state Sen. John McGuire, a candidate in the Republican primary for the state's 5th Congressional District, speaks to supporters, June 18, 2024, in Lynchburg, Va.
June 19

Biden administration strongly denies Netanyahu's claim US is blocking arms shipments

"We genuinely do not know what he's talking about," the White House said.
June 19
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony at the Nahalat Yitshak Cemetery in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 18, 2024.
June 19

All eyes on New York's congressional races as key House seats at play

Incumbent Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman, who represents the highly contested 16th congressional district, is facing a tight race against Democrat George Latimer, who is seen as more moderate.
June 19
Incumbent Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman, who represents the highly contested 16th congressional district, is facing a tight race against Democrat George Latimer, who is seen as more moderate.
June 19

Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Matt Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources

The committee has interviewed at least half a dozen women who were witnesses in the DOJ case.
June 19
The committee has interviewed at least half a dozen women who were witnesses in the DOJ case.
June 19

All eyes on New York's congressional races as key House seats at play

New York Democrats lost four seats in the 2022 midterms.
June 19
In this Nov. 8, 2022, file photo, a woman votes at Brighton Town Hall, in Brighton, New York.
June 18

High-stakes House primaries in Virginia show fissures across both parties

Two key Virginia primaries will test the power of Trump's influence.
June 18
Virginia Sen. John McGuire takes part at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Va., June 5, 2024.
June 18

Trump plans to visit Chicago during RNC, denies he won’t be staying in Milwaukee

He denied reports he called the convention site Milwaukee a "horrible city."
June 18
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at 180 Church, June 15, 2024, in Detroit.
June 18

Republicans use election security as campaign tactic

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News' Deputy Political Director Averi Harper and political strategist Mark McKinnon about both parties' tactics in advance of next week's presidential debate.
June 18
VIDEO: Republicans use election security as campaign tactic
June 18

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole wins GOP primary

The House Appropriations chair faced millionaire Paul Bondar.
June 18
Rep. Tom Cole speaks to a reporter as he arrives for the House Republican Conference caucus meeting in the Capitol, May 22, 2024.
June 18

Biden announces sweeping immigration policy

President Joe Biden announced the details of his plan Tuesday. Former Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Dept. of Homeland Security Marsha Espinosa joins the show.
June 18
VIDEO: Biden announces sweeping immigration policy

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