Democratic presidential candidates participate in a televised debate Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College. The debate is one of six sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Dartmouth's co-sponsors for the debate are NBC, NECN, the Democratic National Committee, and the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
(9/27/07 2:00 a.m.) NECN's Josh McElveen has all the details from Wednesday night's debate. The debate in New Hampshire, the first of the fall, included big issues like health care, social security, illegal immigration and the war in the Middle East.
(9/27/07 2:32 a.m.) NECN's Jim Braude talks to Delaware Senator and presidential candidate Joe Biden.
(9/27/07 2:31 a.m.) Several hundred Dartmouth College students attended Wednesday night's Democratic debate. NECN's Lauren Collins got their post-debate reaction.
(9/27/07 2:31 a.m.) NECN's Jim Braude talks to presidential candidate and Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd after the debate.
(9/27/07 2:30 a.m.) NECN's Jim Braude gets post-debate reaction from Dennis Kucinich, the Democratic presidential candidate from Ohio.
(9/27/07 2:30 a.m.) Elizabeth Edwards, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards, talks to NECN's Greg Wayland after the debate.
(9/27/07 1:43 a.m.) NECN's Jim Braude talks to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson. Richardson is the current Governor of New Mexico.
(9/27/07 6:34 a.m.) The candidates have to choose between the Red Sox and the Yankees.
(9/27/07 8:11 a.m.) The lightning round - candidates answer questions in 30 seconds.
(9/27/07 5:41 a.m.) The candidates talk about whether the legal drinking age in the U.S. should be lowered.
(9/27/07 5:39 a.m.) The candidates answer questions about social security and medicare. Several candidates say they would apply payroll tax increases to assure a stable Social Security system. Senator Biden said he would consider raising the retirement age to 67.
(9/27/07 12:28 a.m.) The Democratic presidential candidates answer questions about the war in Iraq. Senators Obama, Clinton and Edwards said they can not promise that U.S. combat troops will be out of Iraq by 2013. Senator Dodd and New Mexico Governor Richardson said they would assure such a situation.
(9/27/07 12:28 a.m.) The candidates are asked whether they are prepared to use force to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
(9/27/07 12:29 a.m.) The candidates talk about sanctuary cities and immigration. Sanctuary cities are a safe haven for illegal immigrants where police are told not to involve themselves.
(9/27/07 12:30 a.m.) The candidates are asked about their experience. How are they experienced enough to be President of the United States?
(9/27/07 12:31 a.m.) The candidates talk about universal healthcare. Senator Clinton says she intends to be the health care president while Senator Biden is skeptical universal healthcare will work.
(9/27/07 12:31 a.m.) The candidates talk about whether or not they support same sex marriage.
(9/26/07 9:00 p.m.) The Governor tells us where the primaries stand, and also some states that may change their dates. He says he is focused on electing a new President and is not getting too caught up in the lawsuits involving primaries.
(9/26/07 8:54 p.m.) James says that the upcoming election will be one of the most exciting in history due to all of the early primaries. He also discusses what may have caused Obama to lose some support over the last few months
(9/26/07 8:41 p.m.) Aaron joins Greg Wayland in Spin Alley to talk about tonights candidates. He says Clinton simply must not make a mistake tonight and Obama has to make a strong presence.
(9/26/07 8:33 p.m.) R.D. and Jennifer discuss the changing landscape of the race for president. Hillary Clinton seems to be the candidate to beat and her opponents must try and gain some ground tonight.
(9/26/07 8:20 p.m.) Despite low numbers in the polls, Navarro believes his candidate can gain some recognition in New Hampshire with a strong debate. He says Joe Biden would be the best choice to bring the country together after all of the controversy surrounding the Iraq war.
(9/26/07 7:44 p.m.) Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel will be just one of the eight candidates on stage during the Democratic debate. Senator Gravel meets with NECN's R.D. Sahl and Jim Braude.
(9/26/07 6:22 p.m.) Ann Lewis is Senior Adviser to New York Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham-Clinton. She joins NECN's R.D. Sahl to talk about the Clinton campaign.
(9/26/07 6:09 p.m.) Connecticut Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd joins NECN's R.D. Sahl and Jim Braude. He talks about decentralizing the Iraqi government and mandatory military service.
(9/26/07 6:09 p.m.) Joining NECN's R.D. Sahl and Jim Braude is Annelise Orleck, a Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Professor Orleck talks about gender in politics.
(9/26/07 6:08 p.m.) Ray Buckley, Chairman of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, joins NECN's Josh McElveen just hours before the debate begins.
(9/26/07 6:07 p.m.) After the debate some of the presidential democratic candidates or their surrogates will likely gather in "Spin Alley." NECN's Greg Wayland has details.
(9/26/07 8:16 p.m.) Dartmouth College students react to the big Democratic presidential debate coming to their campus. NECN's Lauren Collins has more.
(9/26/07 6:06 p.m.) John Marttila, a Boston-based senior adviser for the Joe Biden presidential campaign, joins NECN's R.D. Sahl and Jim Braude.
(9/26/07 4:49 p.m.) NBC News Political Director sits down with NECN's RD Sahl and Jim Braude to preview the debate. Todd also serves as NBC News' on-air political analyst for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today," "Meet the Press with Tim Russert" and MSNBC, including "Hardball with Chris Matthews."
(9/26/07 4:45 p.m.) NECN's RD Sahl speaks with North Carolina Senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
(9/26/07 4:42 p.m.) NECN's Jim Braude and RD Sahl speak with Jennifer Donahue, Senior Advisor for Political Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, about the upcoming Democratic presidential debate.
(9/26/07 4:38 p.m.) The eight Democrats who want to be president will face-off in a two-hour debate co-sponsored by NECN. NECN's Josh McElveen has more.
(9/26/07 4:13 p.m.) Health care and the Iraq war top the agenda as the Democratic presidential candidates gather for a nationally televised debate. All eight candidates are at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College. NECN's RD Sahl and Jim Braude have a preview.
(9/26/07 12:54 p.m.) The latest primary presidential poll puts Hillary Clinton ahead of the pack among New Hampshire voters, but will that give her an edge in the debate. NECN's Mike Nikitas is joined by political analyst James Pindell of Boston.com.
(9/26/07 12:44 p.m.) The Democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for the big debate in New Hampshire. NECN's Mike Nikitas speaks with presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich's wife, Elizabeth Kucinich.
(9/26/07 12:21 p.m.) The eight Democrats vying for their party's nomination are busy preparing for the debate at Dartmouth College. The debate will be moderated by NECN's Alison King and Tim Russert, host of NBC's "Meet the Press." NECN's Mike Nikitas speaks with Mr. Russert.
(9/26/07 9:48 a.m.) The CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Primary Poll conducted by the Unviersity of New Hampshire Survey Center gives Hillary Clinton 43%, followed by Barack Obama at 20% in the Democratic race for the White House. NECN's Mike Nikitas has more.
(9/26/07 9:30 a.m.) It is still a little unclear about what the exact date of the New Hampshire primary will be. Historically, it has always been the first in the nation. Ultimately, it lies in the hands of one man - New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner.
(9/26/07 9:22 a.m.) The presidential race turns to Hanover, New Hampshire where NECN is co-sponsoring the Democratic presidential debate. All eight candidates will be at Dartmouth College for the big showdown. NECN's Mike Nikitas has a preview.
(9/26/07 8:32 a.m.) James talks about his schools involvement in politics as well as his contributions to war veterans from Iraq. Wright is proud to have three Marines attending Dartmouth's undergraduate program.
(9/26/07 8:09 a.m.) Lacy talks briefly about the Republican candidates and some issues surrounding them. Also he discusses how important it will be to perform well at Wednesday's debate.
(9/26/07 7:36 a.m.) David discusses how Hillary Clinton has been winning over voters in New Hampshire by talking to them face to face. He thinks some of the biggest issues the candidates will talk about are the Iranian President's latest visit to New York, as well as the war in Iraq.
(9/26/07 7:03 a.m.) Andy Joins us to talk about the political makeup of the campus as well as what he thinks are important issues in the upcoming election.
(9/26/07 6:50 a.m.) The Democratic candidates for President will be in New Hampshire Wednesday for the third of six debates. NECN's Mike Nikitas has a look at where the candidates stand in the race so far.