Debate: Clinton Vs. Sanders From N.H. Tonight

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.

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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.

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Okay let’s talk about watching the debate as a true political junkie would. You can watch a live stream of the debate at and Real-time reactions and analysis will be available at If you want to watch on your tablet, smartphone or OTT device then simply access the NBC/MSNBC apps on Android and Apple.

Please join me tonight for a live chat on Twitter – @NTFLA_Politics look fot the hashtags #NTFLAChat and of course #DemDebate.

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.