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The Commission on Presidential Debates on Wednesday announced the moderators for the general election debates: Fox News' Chris Wallace, USA Today's Susan Page, C-SPAN's Steve Scully and NBC News' Kristen Welker.

What to watch: President Trump has previously been a harsh critic of Chris Wallace and attacked NBC as "fake news."

What they're saying: "These are not the moderators we would have recommended if the campaign had been allowed to have any input," Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a statement.

  • "One thing is sure: Chris Wallace’s selection ensures that Biden will finally see him face-to-face after dodging his interview requests," he added.


  • First presidential debate on Sept. 29: Chris Wallace
  • Vice presidential debate on Oct. 7: Susan Page
  • Second presidential debate on Oct. 15: Steve Scully
  • Third presidential debate on Oct. 22: Kristen Welker

The first and third presidential debates will be held in 15-minute segments, while the vice presidential debate will only allow for 10-minute segments. Candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question.

  • The second presidential debate will be held through a town meeting, with audience members posing questions.
  • Each debate will air 9pm–10:30pm ET.

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Trump speaking in Bemidji, Minnesota, on Sept. 18. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "led an amazing life," after he finished a campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota, and learned of her death.

What he's saying: "I’m sad to hear,” Trump told the press pool before boarding Air Force One. "She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not, she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life."

Trump, McConnell to move fast to replace Ginsburg

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President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, just 46 days away, setting up one of the most consequential periods of our lifetimes, the sources say.

What they're saying: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a "tireless and resolute champion of justice"

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking in February. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Democratic and Republican lawmakers along with other leading figures paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night at age 87.

What they're saying: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”