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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all together.

Who will be the main target, what does it mean and what do the candidates stand for? Follow NPR Politics reporters for live analysis and fact checks.

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Tonight is the secondof two Democratic debates this week.  It begins at 8:00 p.m. on CNN.  NPR reporters will liveblog the debate right hear, beginning at 8:00p.m. tonight.  You can follow the NPR liveblog below.

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Tonight is the first of two Democratic debates this week.  It begins at 8:00 p.m. on CNN.  NPR reporters will liveblog the debate right hear, beginning at 8:00p.m.  Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will share the debate stage for the first time tonight.  And because candidates were selected for each night by a random drawing, NPR reports, all of tonight's candidates are white.

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It's Night 2 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Ten more Democratic presidential candidates will face off live from Miami tonight at 9:00 p.m. on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.  The other ten candidates who qualified for the debates met in Night 1 last night. When the debate starts tonight, follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks here.

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It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Ten candidates will face off live from Miami tonight at 9:00 p.m. on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.  The other ten candidates who qualified for the debates will meet tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. on those same channels.  When the debate starts, follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks here.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party chairman is stepping down following a published report that he had traded sexually charged text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo of himself.
Val DiGiorgio's resignation was announced Tuesday by the state GOP.
In a letter to party officials, the 51-year-old DiGiorgio says the report by The Philadelphia Inquirer contains "gross mischaracterizations" of what he said were "mutual consensual communications."

BookMark: "A Higher Loyalty" By James Comey

Apr 18, 2019

I have a hardback copy of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and I have a Kindle copy of Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House.” But while I started them both, I haven’t finished reading them. When I picked up James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty,” on the other hand, I had a hard time putting it down. While it is a historically important book, Comey’s down-to-earth style and willingness to convey emotions as well as hard facts also made me feel like I was getting to know the author personally.

I believe in talking about important political issues in school.

School shapes children’s lives in a major way. School teaches children about the world around them, about how things work. So what better place to teach kids about politics than school?

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NPR Political Commentator E.J. Dionne is also a Washington Post Columnist, and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He is an author of 7 books, and most recently co-author of “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported.”  Dionne says President Trump has flouted the norms of democracy and the presidency.  And he offers ideas about renewing civic engagement, and how the U.S. can move forward after the Trump era.

A retired four-star general, 2004 presidential contender, author and commentator, Wesley Clark is now starting a nonpartisan organization. The goal of Renew America is to encourage people to find common ground by promoting public and political discourse.

WPSU's Anne Danahy spoke with Clark about the organization, what he thinks needs to change in politics and how Americans can help make that happen.

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Tuesday (November 6) is Election Day.  The polls in Pennsylvania will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To find your polling place, and for other helpful information, visit wpsu.org/vote18.

Here are some helpful information and links for Election Day from the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro:

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David Frum is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, and a former speechwriter for George W. Bush.  He's a conservative, a Republican, and a fierce critic of President Trump.  His latest book is "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic," which is out in paperback on October 9th.  In the book, Frum talks about the factors that led to the rise of Donald Trump, and other leaders like him around the globe.

Frum spoke with WPSU while visiting Penn State for a talk at Penn State Law.

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WPSU’s Greg Petersen interviewers Pennsylvania State Senator and Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre County) who talks about the prospects for an on-time budget, pension reform, state liquor reform, his support for a higher minimum wage in the Commonwealth, and work to close a tax loophole that currently allows hundreds of Marcellus Shale companies to avoid taxes by registering in Delaware.
 

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The networks called the Pennsylvania governor's race minutes after polls closed, but this was an election that was over before it began.

That's what you'll hear from independent analysts as well as Republican and Democratic political operatives. Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett lost this election more than two years ago, when he pursued policies that would prove unpopular and didn't see the need to actively defend them.

Pocket guide to Pennsylvania gubernatorial race

Oct 15, 2014

Want a quick and simple summary of the gubernatorial candidates' backgrounds and platforms? Check out Keystone Crossroads/Newsworks' pocket guide to the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race here