After being criticized for setting up the 2016 debate structure in a way that benefited Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee is going out of its way to host as many candidates as possible on the debate stage. But that brings up a host of new criticisms such as: What is a fair determinant for who gets to be on the stage? Do the rules promote candidates who are already well known or who can make the most viral video? And is the DNC punishing those who decide to get into the race later?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sank a ping-pong ball into a cup of water — a spin on the drinking game, beer pong — and turned the moment into a digital ad urging $1 donations to her presidential campaign. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is hawking bumper stickers for $1 donations and used his recent CNN town hall to make a televised plea for more campaign contributions. Former Rep. John Delaney promised to give $2 of his own money to charity for each of the next 100,000 individual donors who gave to his campaign.
On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off in their eighth debate, just three days after their last presidential debate in Flint, Michigan and a day after two additional primaries in Michigan and Mississippi.
Sanders’s upset victory in the northern state heightens the drama in the primary season.
This week, presidential candidates from both sides of the political aisle will gather in Miami ahead of the Florida primary on March 15.
With a primary here on Tuesday, Sunday night's debate in Michigan, will be one of Bernie Sanders' last, best chances to slow down Hillary Clinton.
The debate is set in Flint, Michigan where its residents have faced a water crisis since 2014
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go head-to-head Sunday in a CNN Democratic debate certain to focus on racial barriers and economic fairness but that will above all be defined by the toxic water crisis afflicting its host city, Flint, Michigan.
The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here's what NPR will be watching.
Hillary Clinton won the first round against Bernie Sanders -- even though the results in the Iowa caucuses don't get much closer to an even draw. Now just a two-person race after Martin O'Malley abandoned his bid, Clinton and Sanders' week-long sprint to the New Hampshire primary goes before a national audience as they appear at a CNN town hall event moderated by Anderson Cooper. Here are five things to watch in Wednesday night's event:
The campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed on a rough schedule for four new debates over the next few months, according to various sources, a move that shows the Democratic primary is now set to shift into a higher gear and signals we may be headed for a long, drawn-out battle.
Here's this year's debate schedule.
On Saturday night, ABC News will host the third Democratic Party debate for the 2016 primary season. Establishment frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be challenged by former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The event will be held on the campus of St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire, just weeks before the official state primary on February 9.
Timelapse video shows quick changes to a gymnasium at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Tonight's third Democratic debate will air on ABC at 8 pm Eastern time. But don't worry, if you don't have a TV, you'll still be able to tune in — an online live stream will be free and available to all at ABC's website. This debate, like two others on the Democrats' sparse schedule, is relegated to the weekend, when fewer people are likely to tune in. This was likely an attempt by the Democratic National Committee to smooth Hillary Clinton's path to the nomination.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will take the stage at 8pm ET for the ABC News-hosted debate, the final one of 2015. The network is also partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader, one of the state's largest and most influential papers, for coverage of the debate. It will be the first and only Democratic debate held in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire during the 2016 campaign season.
The Democratic presidential candidates will face off on the debate stage again on Saturday at a time when national security has renewed importance following the San Bernardino attacks. But overshadowing the debate is the tension between the candidates and the Democratic National Committee, which was most recently put on display on Friday. On the eve of the debate—which will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire, at 8 p.m.—Bernie Sanders’s team accused the DNC of sabotaging the campaign hours after the committee denied the camp access to a crucial voter database. The DNC said that Sanders’s campaign had improperly accessed Hillary Clinton’s private campaign data.
Saturday night’s Democratic debate in Manchester, N.H.... who will be watching, other than diehard Democrats?
The terrorist attacks in Paris have dramatically changed the outlook and focus of Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate. And they could very well alter a Democratic race largely defined by economic and social issues. The debate, beginning at 9:00 pm ET and airing on CBS, will take place in the shadow of Friday's attacks, which killed at least 129 and left 352 others wounded according to French authorities. France has declared a state of emergency and ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest attacks on the country since World War II.
What should we expect this Saturday night? The Democratic race has come into clearer focus since the presidential contenders first faced off one month ago. The field has winnowed from five candidates to three, after former Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee abandoned their bids for the White House. And Vice President Joe Biden’s decision last month to bypass this race provided a boost to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who would have vied for many of the same supporters and donors.