Round 4 of the DNC debates is starting as we speak, with candidates taking to the stage to debate in mere moments. Yes, the prospective nominees will take a break from their drama to gather in Westerville, Ohio for three hours of verbal jousting. Here's everything you need to know to watch the 4th Democratic debate live online.
Will former vice president Joe Biden get to explain why he's not taken the fight to President Trump, who's been asking "Where's Hunter?" Can Sen. Elizabeth Warren continue to move up in the ranks, and how will she handle the increased focus of her competitors?
Outside of those front-runners, we're curious if other candidates will obliterate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her stances on Syria or anti-DNC statements and flip-flopping on attending the debate. Sen. Kamala Harris seems to be focusing her energy on talking about impeaching President Trump, and that should lead to some interesting debate.
As for former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and the rest of the field? Well, if they don't hit a home run tonight, the odds of their appearance in a 5th debate are likely as low as entrepreneur Andrew Yang's polling numbers.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker fill out the rest of the stage, but with the former's health issues and the latter's lack of an ability to grab the conversation, neither seem to be threats to the pack.
When is the 4th Democratic debate?
The October round of debates just started tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 15), at 8 p.m. Eastern | 5 p.m. Pacific.
Those in the U.K. need to stay up late, as it begins at 1 a.m. their time, which is technically tomorrow morning.
Tonight's Democratic debate lineup
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)
- Sen. Kamala Harris (CA)
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT)
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA)
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN)
- Former housing secretary Julián Castro
- Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (TX)
- Entrepeneur Andrew Yang
- Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI)
- Billionaire Tom Steyer.
How can I watch the Democratic debates online?
Tonight's Democratic debate streams and airs on the CNN and New York Times airwaves. That means anyone with the CNN channel — or CNN International, CNN en Español — can watch it. Don't have any of those? Just open CNN.com or NYTimes.com, as it airs on those homepages as well.
Spend every hour on Facebook? Well, if you're not going to delete your Facebook account, you can live stream the debates on the Facebook pages for CNN, CNN International, CNN Politics, CNN Replay, AC360 and Erin Burnett OutFront.
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