The Heat: U.S. vice presidential debate

Compared to last week’s presidential debate filled with interruptions, Wednesday’s encounter between Vice President Mike Pence and the challenger – Senator Kamala Harris – was relatively civil.

Then earlier today, shortly after debate organizers announced the next presidential debate would now be virtual – President Trump said he would no longer participate.

CGTN’s White House correspondent Nathan King has the details.

To discuss:

  • Jadan Horyn is a writer and conservative commentator.
  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for “Roll Call’ and host of the “Equal Time” podcast.
  • Joel Rubin is democratic strategist
  • Amy Holmes is a writer for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and a columnist from the Swiss weekly, “Die Weltwoche.”

Mary C. Curtis on coronavirus and the U.S. presidential campaign

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg speaks with Mary C. Curtis, host of the podcast ‘Equal Time with Mary C. Curtis’ and Columnist with Roll Call, about the effects of U.S. President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis on the presidential campaign. 

The Heat: Pres. Trump Threatens to Challenge U.S. Election Results

With 38 days to go, the latest polls continue to show Donald Trump trailing his opponent Joe Biden in many key states. For weeks the U.S. president has repeated baseless claims that the election results would be a “big scam” because of the expected increased use of mail-in voting. Something, he says, is open to fraud.

Then earlier this week a new tactic – a threat not to honor the results.

For more, CGTN’s Nathan King reports from the  White House.

To Discuss:

  • Eric Bolling is a political commentator and the host of “America This Week” on Sinclair broadcasting.
  • Chris Prudhome is a Republican strategist and the president of Sunvision Strategies
  • Mary C. Curtis is in North Carolina. She’s a columnist for “Roll Call’ and host of the “Equal Time” podcast.
  • Christopher Hahn is political commentator and the host of “The Aggressive Progressive” podcast.

The legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mary C. Curtis, a Columnist at Roll Call, talked about the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the fight to replace her on the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

Columnist at Roll Call on Trump troubles ahead of the election

Mary C. Curtis, a Columnist at Roll Call, talked about the number of scandals and troubles U.S. President Donald Trump faces less than eight weeks away from the 2020 election.

The Heat: Donald Trump’s case for four more years

It was a long speech, lasting more than one hour.  US President Donald Trump promised to rebuild the economy, to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus and to end the protests around the country. But most of the time was devoted to attacking his Democratic rival.  After Trump’s speech, a fireworks display illuminated the night in Washington, closing out the Republican National Convention. The president is already in full campaign mode, hosting a rally in New Hampshire, Friday night. The election in the United States is scheduled for November 3rd.

Joining the panel:

The Heat: Race for the White House

Just three months away from the presidential election in the U.S., what does it look like for the two major candidates?

On November 3, millions of Americans will choose ​to either re-elect President Donald Trump or elevate former Vice-President Joe Biden. For now, the polls suggest a victory for Biden.

Trump has been criticized for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the ​resulting economic downturn and social unrest in the country.

To discuss:

  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for the political publication Roll Call
  • Eric Bolling is a political commentator and host of ​the program, ‘America This Week.
  • Aaron Mate is Host of “Pushback with Aaron Maté” on The Grayzone
  • Joel Rubin is a Democratic Party strategist

Mary C. Curtis on the final 100 days of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg and Mary C. Curtis, a columnist for Roll Call and a Political Contributor for WCCB-TV, disucss what to expect in the last 100 days of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign trail.

Systemic racism in America: Who, what, when, why and how

Anger and unrest have spread across the United States over the police killing of yet another unarmed African American. Many protesters are calling for a “healing speech” from U.S. President Donald Trump, tackling racial inequality and police reform head-on. After several nights of the worst unrest in decades, Trump had this message: he is the president of law and order. But will the Trump administration be able to deal with racism at its root cause? How can police brutality in the U.S. be brought to an end? Hear the views of diverse experts from four major cities in the United States.

The Heat: Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Election

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden dealing a crushing blow to rival Bernie Sanders, all but clinching the party’s nomination.

Sanders meantime refusing to bow out, says he’s staying in the fight. All this as the coronavirus takes center stage, threatening to upend the election.
We begin our coverage with CGTN’s Nathan King live at the White House.

  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for Roll Call
  • Joel Rubin is a Democratic Strategist and political commentator and analyst.
  • Merrill Matthews is Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation.
  • Ameshia Cross is a political analyst and democratic strategist.