This exactly what the people have been waiting for a head-to-head Democratic debate with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The duo will square off tonight in New Hampshire, with less than a week before voters in the state head to the polls for the first primary of the 2016 presidential race.
MSNBC will serve as the host for the debate with moderators Chuck Todd of NBC News and Rachel Maddow of MSNBC posing the questions. The event will take place at 9 p.m. ET at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
As we reported earlier in the week the Democratic National Committee had originally said it would not sanction the New Hampshire debate and threatened participants with future bans if they took part. That threat led Sanders to initially say he wouldn’t participate in the debate but he changed his mind Wednesday afternoon. By Wednesday night, the DNC agreed to sanction the MSNBC debate, along with three additional ones.
Okay let’s talk about watching the debate as a true political junkie would. You can watch a live stream of the debate at NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com. Real-time reactions and analysis will be available at decision2016.nbcnews.com. If you want to watch on your tablet, smartphone or OTT device then simply access the NBC/MSNBC apps on Android and Apple.
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