Clear protective panels stand onstage between lecterns as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate at Belmont University, Oct. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, File)

Three debates for next year’s presidential general election are set to be held in college towns in Texas, Virginia and Utah between Sept. 16 and Oct. 9, with the lone vice presidential debate happening in between in Pennsylvania.


The Republican National Committee has unanimously voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has officially been sponsoring and producing general election presidential debates since 1987. 

Vote For Drones?

It’s my third week in Chicago now, and the homesickness is beginning to creep in. Last night, I watched the final presidential debate and just to sum it up in few words: it disappointed me a lot.

President Obama and Mitt Romney talk foreign policy -- for the most part -- in the final presidential debate. But the two show few differences in their world view. We assess their global perspectives.

Tonight is the final presidential debate. With 15 days to go, both campaigns are targeting the undecided voters in swing states. But, how much sway will this debate have? And what are the polls saying? Carol Marin and her guests have the latest on the presidential and congressional races.

What Comes Next in the Presidential Race?

Will President Obama's strong performance at Tuesday's debate stall Mitt Romney's momentum in key swing states? With just 19 days to go until the election, we discuss the candidates' possible paths to victory.

Presidential Debate

We hear what you had to say about the first presidential debate when we read some of our viewer mail.

Joel Weisman and his panel continue their analysis of the presidential debate in this web-exclusive conversation.

Who came out on top after the first presidential debate? We have the analysis.