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How fear-based campaigning is affecting American votersThis year’s election is raising anxiety levels across the country. Why are so many Americans feeling stressed and fearful as the presidential campaigns enter their final sprint? We hear from some of them, and Lisa Desjardins reports on the conscious political strategy of scaring voters into a particular point of view.
Campaigns clash over Trump’s pandemic responseIn these final two weeks of the presidential race, the candidates are all over the country. The Democratic vice presidential nominee, California Sen. Kamala Harris, returned to the campaign trail in Florida after a quarantine period, while President Trump made appearances in Nevada and Arizona. Former Vice President Joe Biden spent the day preparing for the final debate. Yamiche Alcindor reports.
WATCH LIVE: Trump holds campaign rally in Prescott, ArizonaTrump sought Monday to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.
How Trump and Biden are talking to critical Florida votersFlorida is among the country's biggest prizes on Election Day, as well as one of the key swing states that has voted for the winning presidential candidate for more than 20 years. Its electoral importance explains why both President Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden have been campaigning there in the past day. Yamiche Alcindor reports.
The moral questions about how traders may have profited off the pandemicIn late February, when the pandemic was beginning to take hold in the U.S., President Trump and his team downplayed the risk to the American public. But a new report finds that key advisers to the president were conveying a very different message to other audiences -- and some financial traders may have profited as a result. Amna Nawaz talks to author and former investment banker William Cohan.
With muralism, Mexico's rich tradition of public art extends well beyond its bordersMuralism in Mexico represents one of the world's great art movements. Sparked partially by a trio of renowned painters in the 1920s, Mexico's vibrant tradition of public art now reaches well beyond its borders -- as seen in a recently reopened exhibit in New York. Before the pandemic, Jeffrey Brown traveled to Mexico City for this report, part of our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas.1
Limits on ballot drop-off sites have some Texans worried about suppressionMore than 22 million Americans have already voted, including 2.5 million in Texas. Harris County, home to Houston, is seeing increased volume in early voting, with some residents making use of a new drive-through option during the pandemic. But some are also concerned about voter suppression due to the restricted number of ballot drop-off locations. Daniel Bush joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
The unusual tone and timeline of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearingAmy Coney Barrett faced another day of questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Lawmakers again brought up highly charged political issues such as abortion and the Affordable Care Act, but overall the hearing's tone was more civil than for previous Supreme Court nominees. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss.
Shields and Brooks on the Barrett hearing, dueling town hallsSyndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including what stood out from President Trump’s and Joe Biden’s TV town halls, how the two candidates are polling and whether the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will affect the election.