Oct 11, 2019

2020 general election debate schedule announced

A presidential debate being filmed in Las Vegas. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday revealed the 2020 general election debate schedule and locations, as well as details on the vice presidential debate.

Details: Each debate will begin at 9 pm ET, and have a 90-minute runtime with no commercial breaks. The commission will announce the particulars about next year's general election debates, including format and moderators, in 2020.

The schedule:

  • September 29: University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Ind.
  • October 7: Vice presidential debate University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • October 15: University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • October 22: Belmont University; Nashville, Tenn.

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Biden formally secures Democratic presidential nomination

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Former Vice President Joe Biden became the formal Democratic presidential nominee on Friday evening, per AP.

The big picture: Biden has been the presumptive frontrunner to take on President Trump since Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign in early April.

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Scoop: German foreign minister to travel to Israel with warning on annexation

Heiko Maas. Photo: Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is expected to travel to Israel next week to warn that there will be consequences if Israeli leaders move forward with plans to annex parts of the West Bank, Israeli officials and European diplomats tell me.

Why it matters: Israeli and European officials agree that if Israel goes ahead with unilateral annexation, the EU will respond with sanctions.