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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Ted Cruz are facing off again tonight in a debate on CNN. The network is airing a their third debate Tuesday, November 28, and it will run for 90 minutes. They’re being joined by two other Congressmen for the town hall debate. Sen. Tim Scott will be joining Cruz and Sen. Maria Cantwell will be joining Sanders.
Tonight’s debate will start at 9 p.m. Eastern. It will last until 10:30 p.m. Eastern. In other time zones, the start time is 8 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Pacific, and 7 p.m. Mountain. The town hall meeting is taking place in Washington, D.C. Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will be moderating. Tonight’s debate will be on CNN. To find out what specific channel CNN is on in your region, click here to go to TVGuide.com’s channel guide. Change the “Provider” to your cable/satellite provider, search for CNN or scroll down until you see CNN, and you will know the channel number for CNN on your cable or satellite.
With attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare stalled, Republicans are now focusing on passing President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. Tonight, Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders will debate the best path forward on this critical issue, including the Republicans’ desire to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate as part of remaking the tax code. The two are ideologically opposed, making this a debate that will likely generate a lot of conversations in the days to come. Sanders, Cantwell, Cruz, and Scott will also field questions from voters around the country at the Town Hall Debate. They last faced up on October 18 when they had their first tax debate. Before that, Sanders and Cruz debated in February when they addressed Obamacare.
While Republicans believe the tax reforms are going to help the middle class, Democrats believe the Republicans’ plan helps those at the top far more than those in the middle or at the bottom economically. A Senate Finance Committee tax plan is heading for a floor vote soon, and the Tax Policy Center has said that under this plan, half of taxpayers would be paying more by 2027, including 3/5 of households just above and below the median income and 2/3 of middle class households, according to CNN. However, upper class will also be affected, the Tax Policy Center predicted, with 54 percent facing higher taxes. But the top 1 percent would get tax cuts. Republicans, however, dispute these predictions. Fox News has said that the media is twisting the studies to claim it hurts the middle class. Their reports say that the increase in taxes is only due to the expiration of cuts at the end of 2025, not taking into account cuts to middle class taxes that would be implemented under a new plan or a likely extension of the former cuts. Fox says the the richest and the poorest would get the lowest tax cuts (5 percent) and those making $20,000 to $1 million would see cuts of 7.7 to 9.7 percent. If the plan did end up cutting taxes, Democrats have worried that might pull away votes.
The Town Hall Debate will air on CNN, CNN enEspañol, CNN International, stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The Town Hall Debate will also air on CNN’s SiriusXMChannel 116 and Westwood One Radio Network. The Town Hall Debate will also be available November 29 on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.