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Two weeks from today, Americans finish casting votes. We are 14 days from November 3, which is Election Day, though with so many people voting earlier by mail, it's really the climax of election season.

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Oblivion and chicanery - let's see if we can wring some wisdom out of all that with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

Good morning, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Lulu.

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It has been a messy debate season so far. President Trump has coronavirus but says he's looking forward to his debate with Joe Biden next week. Biden says he feels differently.

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The White House is struggling on Monday to show that it has a burgeoning public health and political crisis under control as President Trump enters his third day of aggressive and experimental treatment for the coronavirus.

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All right. We are going to talk through what all of this could mean for President Trump and his administration and oh, yeah, the presidential election with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

Hey, Mara.

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All right. So what, if anything, can voters take away from last night's presidential debate when it comes to substance? We've got NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson with us. Hi, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Rachel.

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Mike Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and onetime Democratic presidential candidate, has committed $100 million of his own money to help the party's nominee, Joe Biden, win the state of Florida.

Bloomberg's investment is a potential game changer in Florida, a swing state with expensive media markets.

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What can the Republican convention add to the image of a president who's put himself in constant public view for years? Republicans are giving their best answers to that question.

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It's Day 2 of the Republican National Convention. Last night's speakers took an apocalyptic view of what would happen if President Trump doesn't win in November. Here's how his son Donald Trump Jr. contrasted President Trump against Vice President Biden.

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On the third day of Trump's presidency, his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, went on TV and coined a new phrase. She was explaining why Trump's press secretary lied about the size of the crowd at his inauguration.

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Tomorrow, it will be the Republicans' turn to put on their national convention in what so far has been an unorthodox but remarkably smooth experiment in virtual conventions. Joining us in real life is national political correspondent Mara Liasson.

The last three American presidents all won reelection, and they all knew voters would reward them, not for their accomplishments, but for their future plans.

Bill Clinton promised to build a "bridge to the 21st century" in 1996. George W. Bush offered safety and prosperity in 2004, built on conservative economic and national security policies. For Barack Obama in 2012, it was all about protecting the middle class as the country continued recovering from the Great Recession.

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