Face the Nation 2016 Diary

Face the Nation 2016 Diary

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The Face the Nation 2016 Diary features news, insights, and analysis on the 2016 election from John Dickerson.


Election Day: What to watch for tonight  

With voting underway across the country, John Dickerson explores some of the scenarios that could play out tonight as election returns roll in.

What role will millenials play in the 2016 election?  

John Dickerson talks with CBS News Associate Producer Louise Dufresne about the growing political power of millennials. What are these younger voters looking for? And how might they impact the 2016 election?

Who will win the Sunshine State?  

Just four days out from Election Day, John Dickerson talks with CBS News 2016 Digital Journalist Kylie Atwood, who's been stationed in Florida during the closing weeks of the race. Who's ahead in the contest for Florida's 29 electoral votes? Who has the edge in the early vote? And what should voters look for on election night as returns begin rolling in?

A strong divide in the battleground state Ohio Deck: Ohio has been one of the most divided states this election season.  

Ohio has been one of the most divided states this election season. "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson talks with CBS News Ohio embed Jacqueline Alemany on the latest developments in the battleground state.

The state of play in the  

"Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson discusses the presidential, gubernatorial and senate races with CBS News North Carolina embed Sean Gallitz. Have the top of the tickets for each party had any influence down the ballot?

Another twist in the Clinton email saga  

John Dickerson examines the FBI's announcement that it is reviewing new material in its probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server - what does it mean for Clinton and for the 2016 campaign?

Is honesty overrated as a presidential attribute?  

The winner of the 2016 election will be the most untrustworthy candidate elected since modern- polling. "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson takes a look at how we got here and if it matters.

How Hillary Clinton ducked questions at the third debate  

John Dickerson looks back at several methods Hillary Clinton employed to dodge tough questions at the third debate, and why she may have decided ducking was easier than explaining.

The problem with blowing up the whole system  

John Dickerson examines why Donald Trump's pitch to blow up politics as usual is so appealing to some - and why it may not be as clean and simple as supporters hope. As one commenter on a story in the American Conservative put it, "You cannot control a revolution."

Third debate recap: Trump crosses a line, Clinton dodges  

John Dickerson looks back on the highs and lows of the third general election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, including Trump's unprecedented refusal to say he'd accept the election results, and Clinton's decision to duck questions on Wikileaks and the Clinton Foundation.

What evidence do you have, sir?  

Looking back at the 1980 debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, John Dickerson examines the facts and statistics that politicians traditionally used to reinforce their proposals - and why that practice seems to have fallen by the wayside in the 2016 election.

Unicorn Voters v. Early Voters  

As early voting begins in key battleground states, John Dickerson takes a look at the Unicorn Trump Voter and the Early Clinton Voter.

The Thrilla in Vanilla  

The two Vice presidential candidates are set to face off for the first time at Longwood University. John Dickerson discusses what will likely be an uneventful clash of the two VP hopefuls.

The art of storytelling in a presidential campaign  

Politicians used to tell stories as a way to explain a problem or their solution, but that isn't as much the case in the 2016 race, John Dickerson observes. Why not? And what are we missing? Dickerson looks back at one of the stories then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama delivered in 2008 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

What to look for in the debates?  

John Dickerson examines what voters and analysts will be watching for on Monday during the first general election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Are people looking for policy details or more of a general sense of how the candidates think and operate?

How does Hillary Clinton convince voters that Donald Trump is unfit to be president?  

60% of voters do not believe Donald Trump is prepared for the job yet the race for presidency remains tight. John Dickerson describes Hillary Clinton's challenge of making voters believe Trump is unfit for the presidency.

Trump's old political donations coming back to haunt him  

During this election cycle, Donald Trump has bragged about his ability to buy off politicians by making large donations as a businessman. John Dickerson takes a look at a new report and Trump's claims about his political prowess.

Is the big muddle Donald Trump's immigration plan?  

John Dickerson examines Donald Trump's continued back-and-forth on his signature policy issue, immigration, and what it might say about his campaign and potential presidency.

Why Hillary Clinton refusing to do a press conference is important  

John Dickerson explains the significance of Hillary Clinton refusing to take part in a press conference as a presidential candidate.?

What can we learn about Clinton from the email controversy?  

John Dickerson examines the latest revelations regarding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state and her interaction with donors to the Clinton Foundation.

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