Trump and Melania hand out treats last evening, as they welcome children from the Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat on the South Lawn. Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Sarah Sanders: "[L]ook, today's announcement has nothing to do with the President, has nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity."

  • Sanders on George Papadopoulos, Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with Mueller (N.Y. Times Quote of the Day): "[L]ook, this individual was the member of a volunteer advisory council that met one time over the course of a year."

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38 mins ago - Energy & Environment

Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty

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."