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Biden and Trump Agree to 2 Network Debates, Eschewing Debate Commission

HeadlineMay 16, 2024

President Biden and Donald Trump have agreed to two presidential debates. The first debate will be hosted by CNN on June 27 without a live audience. The second debate is scheduled for September 10, hosted by ABC News. The campaigns opted to arrange the debates directly with the networks instead of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has set up every presidential debate since 1988. If the debates go ahead as planned, June’s event would be the earliest-ever presidential debate and come before either candidate is officially nominated at their parties’ conventions.

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