Mary C. Curtis: Takeaways From First Presidential Debate

CHARLOTTENC — The first presidential debate is in the books!

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden took the stage in Cleveland Tuesday night.

WCCB Political contributor Mary C. Curtis discusses the biggest takeaways from the debate.

POLITICAL WRAP: Previewing First Presidential Debate; Supreme Court Battle

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two days to go before the much anticipated first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

President Trump is now “strongly demanding” Biden take a drug test before or after the debate, calling his previous performances “uneven.”

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has a debate preview and the latest on the battle to fill the open seat on the 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.

Mary C. Curtis: First Debate in a Key Race in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All eyes are on North Carolina, not just because its 15 electoral votes will be key in what is expected to be a close presidential race. The U.S. Senate contest between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham is also close, according to polls, and could help determine which party controls the Senate.

Big money has already been spent in the Senate race.

What can voters learn from their first debate? WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in.

POLITICAL WRAP: Woodward Interview; Campaign Trail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fallout continues after President Trump’s comments to Bob Woodward about downplaying the danger of the coronavirus.

But Woodward is facing criticism too, about holding the comments for a date closer to the election.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on that in the video above, along with the latest as the campaigns turn their attention to the battleground states.

POLITICAL WRAP: Campaign Strategies Come into Focus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With the conventions behind us, the campaigns are starting to share their message for the final two months of the Presidential race.

President Trump is spending time on the campaign trail, focusing on battleground states.

Former Vice President Biden is promising to travel after Labor Day.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

President Trump Prepares For ‘Unconventional’ Republican National Convention in Charlotte Monday

CHARLOTTE – Monday, President Trump is coming to the Queen City.  The President will speak tomorrow at an unconventional RNC.

There will be hundreds of people instead of thousands attending the event because of the pandemic, and also no large-scaled protests.

WCCB Charlotte’s Political Contributor, Mary C. Curtis takes a look at the expectations for the scaled-down RNC for the Republican Party, and for the City of Charlotte.

POLITICAL WRAP: DNC Preview; Mail-In Ballot Concerns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The virtual Democratic National Convention gets underway on Monday.

So what will the message be?

And how will Democrats keep the excitement up at a virtual event?

And the debate over the post office and mail-in voting.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

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

POLITICAL WRAP: Plans Changing Again for RNC in Charlotte; Stimulus Debate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This month’s Republican National Convention in Charlotte will be closed to the press. A convention spokesperson cites social distancing requirements and resulting capacity restrictions.

Not even all the delegates will be able to to cast votes in person.

Another Republican official tells CNN parts of the convention will be live streamed.

That includes the planned formal nomination of President Trump as the party’s candidate for predient.

Our political contributor, Mary C. Curtis, has more on this and the continuing negotiations over the next stimulus package.