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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including Joe Biden, the AP reports.

Why it matters: The campaign is entering a stretch where having cash on hand can allow candidates to scale up their operations and make a splash nationwide — especially because the first votes in Iowa and New Hampshire are now less than 4 months away.

By the numbers: Sanders had $33.7 million in cash on hand on his third-quarter fundraising report. Warren had $25.7 million; Pete Buttigieg came next at $23.3 million. Biden, next at just $8.9 million, has burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months, while posting an anemic fundraising haul.

  • Biden's dwindling war chest "raises questions about his durability as a front-runner," notes the AP.

Go deeper: Bernie Sanders' campaign says it raised $25.3 million in Q3

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The first Trump v. Biden presidential debate was a hot mess

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This debate was like the country: Everybody’s talking. Nobody’s listening. Nothing is learned. It’s a mess.

  • We were told President Trump would be savage. Turned out, that was a gross understatement. Even the moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace, got bulldozed.

Why it matters: Honestly, who the hell knows?

Pundits react to a chaotic debate: “What a dark event we just witnessed”

The first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland on Tuesday night was a shouting match, punctuated by interruptions and hallmarked by name-calling.

Why it matters: If Trump aimed to make the debate as chaotic as possible with a torrent of disruptions, he succeeded. Pundits struggled to make sense of what they saw, and it's tough to imagine that the American people were able to either.

Trump to far-right Proud Boys: "Stand back and stand by"

Asked to condemn white supremacist violence at the first presidential debate on Tuesday, President Trump said the far-right Proud Boys group should "stand back and stand by," before immediately arguing that violence in the U.S. "is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem."

Why it matters: Trump has repeatedly been accused of failing to condemn white nationalism and right-wing violence, despite the FBI's assessment that it's the most significant domestic terrorism threat that the country faces. The president has frequently associated antifa and the left-wing violence that has afflicted some U.S. cities with Biden, despite his condemnation of violent protests.