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Minnesota's legislative pay ballot question

There's an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot this year. Here's what you need to know about it.

As issue: Should Minnesota legislators set their own salaries, or should an independent group decide how much lawmakers get paid?

Lincoln-Douglas Senate debate

A little perspective on debates and the American attention span

The Lincoln-Douglas Senate debate format was this: The first candidate spoke for 60 minutes. The second got to reply for 90 minutes. Then the first rebutted him for 30 minutes.

Debate moderator Lester Holt

What should viewers expect from Clinton-Trump debate moderator Lester Holt?

Does the first presidential debate require a different kind of moderator?