After the fireworks of last Monday’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Tuesday’s first and only vice-presidential debate turned out to prove a sharp contrast as Democrat Tim Kaine, 57, and Republican Mike Pence, 58, took the stage to defend their top-of-the-ticket running mates at Longwood University in Kaine’s home state of Virginia.
Watch key moments from the Kaine vs. Pence debate in this three-minute video compiled by The Washington Post.
Watch a full replay of the vice-presidential debate, in the video below, courtesy of NBC News.
The Tuesday debate was be moderated by CBS News correspondent, and CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano, who at age 42 becomes the youngest moderator of a presidential or vice-presidential debate since then-41-year-old Judy Woodruff of PBS moderated the vice-presidential debate between Democrat Lloyd Bentsen and Republican Dan Quayle in 1988.
Quijano is of Filipino descent, making her the first Asian-American ever to moderate a general election debate.
Pence faced the unenviable task of mounting a defense of Donald Trump following a historically bad week of events for Trump that began with his widely panned performance in Monday’s debate — a bizarre and slipshod act that drew condemnation even from other Republicans who back Trump.
Watch a full replay of the September 26 Trump vs. Clinton debate in the video below, to see what Pence wasup against.
Trump’s bad week wound up on Saturday with a bombshell exposé of the New York real estate mogul’s tax returns published by The New York Times.
The story revealed that in 1995, Trump’s tax return showed a staggering income loss of well over $900 million — a loss that would have allowed the self-proclaimed billionaire to legally pay zero income tax over a period of 18 years.
Trump also capped his week by delivering a strange and rambling speech in Manheim, Pennsylvania, in which he said that Hillary Clinton has not been “loyal” to her husband, and did a strange impression of the fainting spell due to pneumonia and dehydration the Clinton experienced at a September 11 memorial.
To find out whether Mike Pence can hold his own, or whether Tim Kaine got the better of him in the only Vice-Presidential Debate, watch a live stream of the anticipated showdown via ABC News Go in the video below.
ABC News will also stream the debate via its Facebook page, at this link.
Watch the CNN coverage of the debate in the following video.
The Washington Post will offer a Vice-Presidential Debate live stream, in this video.
Clinton’s lead has expanded in the polls since the debate last Monday. According to the FiveThirtyEight.com polling average, what had been a lead of just 1.4 percentage points just before the debate — 42.4 to 41 — has now grown to a 2.9 point Clinton lead across all significant national polls, 43.4 to 40.5, as of October 2.
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The Pence vs. Kaine debate will also stream on the social media platform Twitter, at this link and on mobile devices in the “Moments” section of the Twitter app. Twitter also has a channel on the streaming set-top devices Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, allowing viewers to watch the debate stream live on their full-size television screens.
Live streams with pre- and post-debate analysis from the three major cable news networks are also available online, although they mostly require cable or satellite provider online login credentials. Access the CNN feed at this link, MSNBC here at this link, and Fox News by clicking here. For a live stream of the Mike Pence vs. Tim Kaine Vice-Presidential Debate without the network bells and whistles — or commercials — C-SPAN provides coverage starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, 6 p.m. Pacific, on October 4 at this link. For vice-presidential debate followers who prefer to listen to the debate without the distraction of actually seeing the candidates, an audio-only live stream from National Public Radio can be accessed at this link.
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