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Pence-Harris debate calmer than Trump-Biden debate with fewer interruptions
Pence-Harris debate calmer than Trump-Biden debate with fewer interruptions
Credit: Office of Senator Kamala Harris | D. Myles Cullen (Public Domain)

The only scheduled vice-presidential debate of the campaign between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris was objectively calmer and more civilized than the previous presidential debate.

In total Pence interrupted Harris ten times, while Harris interrupted Pence five times. Pence spoke for 38 minutes, three minutes longer than Harris.

During the discussion, neither candidate answered a question if they had discussed stepping in for Trump or Biden if one of them would die in office.

In addition, Harris did not answer the question if she and Biden are planning on expanding the number of supreme court seats while Pence refused to state that he would accept the results of the election.

During the debate viewers also discussed a fly sitting on Pence's head for two minutes and his left eye that had a distinctly pinky-red tone.

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US Elections: Pence and Harris debate to be held on October 8, 1am GMT
US Elections: Pence and Harris debate to be held on October 8, 1am GMT
Credit: Office of Senator Kamala Harris | D. Myles Cullen (Public Domain)

Vice President Mike Pence will debate Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on October 8 at 1am GMT. Pence has tested negative for Covid-19 in recent days but was in recent contact with various individuals who have since tested positive. Plexiglass barriers will be installed but health experts stated that they are fairly useless with airborne viruses and recommend moving the debate online.

"Those plexiglass barriers are really only going to be effective if the vice president or Kamala Harris are spitting at each other," so Ellie Murray, an epidemiologist at Boston University.

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White House aide Stephen Miller tests positive for Covid-19

White House aide Stephen Miller confirmed Tuesday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been self-isolating for the past five days.

"Over the last 5 days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine," so Miller in a statement.

His wife Katie Miller, who is Vice President Pence's communications director, has tested negative on Tuesday morning. Mrs Miller had Covid-19 several months ago.

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Greg Laurie, pastor who attended White House Rose Garden event, tests positive for Covid-19

Greg Laurie, a pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California who attended last week's White House Rose Garden Event for Amy Coney Barrett, has tested positive for Covid-19. Laurie told CNB News that he learned of his infection over the weekend and that he was doing well.

Last week, Laurie also attended large prayer rally events in Washington, D.C. with Franklin Graham and Vice President Mike Pence.

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Commemorate 9/11: 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks
9/11 Memorial
9/11 Memorial Credit: unsplash.com/Axel Houmadi

Today Americans are commemorating 9/11 with various tributes across the country. President Trump and the first lady held a moment of silence aboard the Air Force One, while the White House staff observed a moment of silence at 8:46 am ET.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are attending the 9/11 ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City.

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Chris Wallace, Steve Scully, Kristen Welker and Susan Page to moderate presidential debates

The presidential debates will start on September 29.

The first debate between Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden will be moderate by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on September 29. C-SPAN's Steve Scully is set to moderate the second debate on October 15 and NBC's Kristen Welker will host the final debate on October 22.

The vice-presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will be moderated by USA Today Washington Bureau chief Susan Page on October 7.

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RNC, Night 3: Mike Pence attacks Biden, calls him "Trojan horse for radical left", praises administration's Covid-19 response
Mike Pence applauding Donald Trump at the 2016 RNC
Mike Pence applauding Donald Trump at the 2016 RNC Credit: Ali Shaker/VOA / Public domain

During the third night of the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence heavily attacked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, saying people "won't be safe in Joe Biden's America" and that a vote for Biden would be "nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left."

Praising the Trump administration's handling of Covid-19, Pence said: "Before the first case of the coronavirus spread within the United States, the president took unprecedented action and suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world." According to the New York Times, "40,000 people had traveled to the United States from China" between the start of the travel ban on Jan 31 and the beginning of April.

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Pence say national mask mandate is not needed, vows to "keep opening up America"
Vice President Mike Pence at the Youngstown Police Department in Youngstown, Ohio – June, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence at the Youngstown Police Department in Youngstown, Ohio – June, 2020 Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

In an interview with CNBC, Vice President Mike Pence said he didn't believe "there is a need for a national mandate" and vowed that the Trump administration would "keep opening up America" despite a significant rise in confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Pence further stated that the Trump administration would support states that "are seeing rising cases every step of the way" and that "PPE supplies are strong, testing is strong, more therapeutic medicines are available every day."

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Mike Pence won't self-quarantine and go back to White House this week

The spokesperson of the vice president, Devin O'Malley has announced that Mike Pence won't go into self-quarantine after his press secretary has been tested positive for the coronavirus. While the vice president plans on coming to the White House on Monday, his schedule will most likely not contain as many appointments as normal.

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Apple announces donation of 2 million masks

In order to help fight the coronavirus the company has announced that it'll donate "millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe", CEO Tim Cook announced in a tweet. Vice President Mike Pence also confirmed the donation during a White House briefing and specified the number of donated masks to the US as 2 million.

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German Health Ministry confirmed: Trump tried to buy German research company to make potential Covid-19 vaccine US exclusive

Following a meeting at the White House with representatives from pharmaceutical companies, Donald Trump, Mike Pence and other members of the US's coronavirus task force to discuss the development of a vaccine against Covid-19, Donald Trump tried to buy the German research company CureVac. Trump had intended to make the vaccine "for the U.S. only", according to the German newspaper "Die Welt". The German Health Ministry confirmed that the reporting from "Die Welt" was accurate and Germany itself is now offering financial incentives for the company in order to stay in Germany.

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Sanders demands scientists to be in charge of Covid-19 response

The presidential nominee contender and Senator Bernie Sanders wrote in an opinion article for USA Today, that instead of politicians scientists should be in charge of the coronavirus response. He criticizes that Vice President Mike Pence has been appointed to lead the task force and demands different measures such as Trump signing "the  bipartisan emergency funding passed by the House, and the administration should provide any additional resources needed by state and local agencies on the frontlines of this effort."