Expectations are rising for tonight’s Vice Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, with Taylor Swift yelling at TV from home and an open ticket by Trump’s campaign for Tupac Shakur is kept in the audience.

The Democratic Vice President’s candidates will face-to-face for the first time in Salt Lake City in what has been described as the most anticipated confrontation between two of his colleagues in recent memory.

The debate was given consent to go ahead after the two candidates returned negative coronavirus tests on Wednesday, and the CDC said Pence had not been “in close contact” with Donald Trump.


Biden campaign to resume negative ads

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign will resume negative ads on television and digital platforms, according to CNN’s Sarah Mucha.

“Our campaign has always been about presenting the positive case for Joe Biden, but there is a stark contrast between Vice President Biden and Donald Trump and their vision for our country,” said a statement from Michael Gwen.

“We will continue to present a full case to Vice President Biden and will aggressively correct the record of Trump’s attacks and lies.”

Oliver O’ConnellOctober 7, 2020 23:08


Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 22:10


Biden wanders all the way down memory lane all the way to Alaska and Sarah Palin

We sifted through the archives of our minds and extracted rare snapshots of that moment from records of the history of the presidential debates

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 21:32


This is not a drill. 2Pac will be in the VP debate.

At least according to the Trump campaign, which is leaving a ticket for Tupac Shakur in tonight’s debate because Kamala Harris said in an interview that he’s her favorite rapper alive.

As any true believer will testify, Tupac is, of course, alive. Five shots did not drop him, he took it and smiled.

This is not training, according to White House reporters.

Campaign advisor Jason Miller said, “We left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, Senator Harris’ favorite rapper alive … I personally am more of a Biggie fan, if he’s still alive, but we’ll get a Tupac ticket.”

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 21:10


Opinion: Kamala Harris could seal Biden’s election tonight. Here’s how

For Independent premium, Carly Pearson writes that if the Senator could work ten times as hard as Mike Pence tonight, the rewards for Harris and Biden would be huge.

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 19:28


The CDC says Mike Pence is not “ in close contact ” with Trump and is safe to discuss Kamala Harris

Pence had also tested negative prior to discussion.

“The CDC concludes, from a public health standpoint, that it is safe for the vice president to participate in the next vice president debate,” Redfield said.

Read the full CDC statement.

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 19:38


Kamala Harris and Mike Pence tested negative for Coronavirus before discussing the Vice President

Also, given how useful those glass partitions are. Harriet Alexander has the latest.

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 19:00


Experts say plexiglass screens in the Pence / Harris debate are “useless” in protecting against COVID

That interesting comment comes across the New York Times, speaking to Lynsey Marr, a professor of environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and an expert on airborne viruses – who laughed when looking at the debate setting.

“It’s absurd,” she said. When I first heard that there would be a mesh bulkhead, she said, she imagined a container with an open back or top. “But this is smaller and less convenient than I had imagined.”

“These glass barriers will only be effective if the vice president or Kamala Harris spit on each other,” said Eli Murray, an epidemiologist at Boston University. “These are really just shields scattered around.”

The Biden / Harris campaign has made a major push to include these barriers on stage as a condition for discussion, and the Trump campaign has already jumped to Time Reports.

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 18:52


Tonight’s vice president’s debate director writes an autobiography for Nancy Pelosi

It can be pre-ordered at Amazon right Now.

He watched this to draw criticism from the Trump camp, which has so far focused on the director of the second presidential debate, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, for training and socializing with Joe Biden, while also working with Ted Kennedy.

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 18:25


Opinion: ‘I went to Kamala Harris High School. Here’s why it’s important ‘

For Independent voices, Nicholas Boston wrote that he had been hanging out with the kids on alternative music. Harris was attracted to the performing arts audience. In the background, a heated debate raged over French and English.

Justin VallejoOctober 7, 2020 18:09