Editors, USA TODAY Published 1:46 a.m. ET Sept. 29, 2020 | Updated 7:24 a.m. ET Sept. 29, 2020CLOSETrump vs. Biden: Vicious matchup anticipated in first presidential debatePresident Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden debate face-to-face for the first time of the 2020 campaign Tuesday in Cleveland. The 90-minute contest will be stripped of typical debate standards: No opening statements, or handshake due to coronavirus concerns. A little over a month from Election Day, Trump will seek to close his nearly 7-point deficit in national polls while Biden will present his case for why he’s a better alternative, strategists and historians say. Join USA TODAY’s nationwide team of journalists to watch the debate as we live fact-check and add context to important issues such as COVID-19, immigration, climate, election security and SCOTUS. Briefing books? Mock debates? How Trump and Biden are prepping for their first face-off in ClevelandHow to watch the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald TrumpNot tuning in, but still want to stay in the know? Let us text you the biggest moments by signing up for USA TODAY’s election texting!Prefer to listen? Check out the 5 things podcast below and subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts:Negotiations continue after House introduced coronavirus stimulus billSpeaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will speak Tuesday morning after House

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