A technician examines the lighting grid as preparations continue for Monday's first debate presidential between Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump decried the slowness of Congress implementing a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system at U.S. ports of entry, particularly at airports. Mr. Trump vowed that, under his administration, the system would be in place to head off the possibilty of another 9/11-level terrorist event. (Associated Press)
Donald Trump reiterated that he has his own plan to defeat the Islamic State, but will listen to the advice of generals once elected. Those generals, he added, have been marginalized by the Obama administration. (Associated Press)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, will find out in November whether her independent streak is strong enough for voters as she faces off against Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, and against headwinds of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Wilmington, Ohio. Trump heads into the Labor Day weekend trailing Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states. But with just over two months ago, he still has a narrow window to try to make up on wasted time. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Donald Trump has called on his supporters in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio to go beyond simply voting on Nov. 8. He is urging them also to be on the lookout for any funny business on Election Day. (Associated Press)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made an appeal to every faction in Virginia last week. He promised law and order for suburban voters, jobs in coal country, support for agriculture and forestry, and health care for veterans. His most direct message was to black voters. "I want an inclusive country," he said. (Associated Press)
This Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, in Erie, Pa. Trump has shattered the normal Republican consensus in Utah even more so than he has nationwide, activating fault lines under a normally stable electorate largely unified by a single religion. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)