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The members of the House Oversight Committee don't always agree, but there was bipartisan outrage on the panel Wednesday over aspects of an FBI facial recognition database.

The setup: The Government Accountability Office expressed anxiety last year over the accuracy and privacy implications of the facial recognition system.

The barrage: Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz hammered away at FBI official Kimberly Del Greco over how the FBI had dealt with the privacy implications of the system. Democrat Rep. Stephen Lynch, said that the system "is really Nazi Germany here" and that it was "corrosive of our very liberty."

Why it matters: The bipartisan frustration with the government's use of facial recognition speaks to a broader sense of unease some feel about the technology, which could also be implemented by private businesses.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."