National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Education: Harvard University, B.A. in Government, 2005 Felicia Sonmez is a national political reporter covering breaking news from the White House, Congress and the campaign trail. Previously, she spent more than four years in Beijing, where she worked first as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and later as the editor of The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report. She also spent a year in advanced Chinese language study as a Blakemore Freeman Fellow at Tsinghua University. From 2010 to 2013, she reported on national politics for TheWashington Post, starting as a writer for The Fix and going on to cover Congress, the 2012 presidential campaign and the early days of President Barack Obama’s second term. She began her career teaching English in Beijing and has also covered U.S. politics for the Asahi Shimbun and National Journal's the Hotline. Foreign languages spoken: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
Trump’s campaign has repeatedly opposed the idea of granting the moderator the power to shut off a candidate’s microphone — an idea that has been floated in the aftermath of the first debate, during which Trump repeatedly interrupted and jeered at Biden.
The Republican ticket is focusing on Midwestern battleground states on Wednesday. Biden is holding a virtual fundraiser, while his running mate, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), is participating in the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
The president hit the road for the first time since announcing he had tested positive for coronavirus, traveling to Florida for a rally, while the current and former vice presidents campaigned in Ohio.