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Full Video: Watch the CNN Reagan Library Republican Debate

Wednesday evening marked the second Republican debate in this election cycle which took place at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. The debate was hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper with additional questions from Hugh Hewitt and Dana Bash.

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Originally aired September 16, 2015, on CNN at 8pm ET

“Second Round Primetime Debate”
Trump, Bush, Walker, Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Carson, Huckabee, Christie, Kasich, Fiorina

Here is the entire debate video from the second round primetime debate featuring the top ten candidates:

Report from CNN:

Carly Fiorina fought her way onto CNN’s prime-time Republican debate stage. And once she was there, she didn’t let up.

The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive brazenly confronted Donald Trump on the debate stage Wednesday night, putting the front-runner in the rare position of being on defense.

She was stern when asked about Trump’s recent assessment of her appearance, when he told Rolling Stone: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?”

Fiorina shot back during the debate: “I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.”

The exchange left Trump in an unusual position: struggling to find the right words to respond.

“I think she’s got a beautiful face and I think she’s a beautiful woman,” he said, declining to take the opportunity to hit back.

Trump also faced withering attacks from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul. The jabs marked a shift in tone for Republican candidates since the last debate in August, when many of Trump’s competitors were hesitant to directly take him on. By Wednesday, those reservations were gone, a sign of how seriously his rivals are taking Trump’s candidacy.

There certainly was a focus on Carly Fiorina and much of the early minutes of the debate relied on sparks between Trump and Bush. Overall, I think the content was much better than the first Republican debate which was dominated by the moderators instead of the candidates. There was a lot of substance discussed and, at times, I forgot the moderators were even there.

Sound off below, who won, who lost, and what will the polls show in a week?

Nate Ashworth :Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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  • vida life,,, " Rand Paul / Ron Paul 2016 USA President / Vice President " ,,, life is everything and You are life

    • Interesting thought. The Constitution bans having two people from the same state, but it doesn't ban relatives. This would be the ultimate in dynasty politics.

      • vida life,,, You are life and life is everything,,, " Rand Paul / Ron Paul 2016 USA President / Vice President " ,,, CORRUPTION is number one enemy of all People, governments and religions, CORRUPTION hinders or destroys all good intentions, CORRUPTION destroys from within, is an inside job causing injustice, unjust laws, discrimination, swindlement, censorship, conspiration, abuse of power and authority, high debt and inflation, civil war and war and is treason, CORRUPTION is causing USA national debt 18.5 trillion dollars that is suicidal destroying economy and dollar causing inflation all from within, immigrants and refugees are innocent for they come from outside and have little money and power, CORRUPTION is in control of USA republic and medias news / press and does not want Rand Paul & Ron Paul to be elected for Rand Paul & Ron Paul are leaders against CORRUPTION, the best and most peaceful way to "reduce" CORRUPTION is democracy, can We trust democracy Can We trust Ourseleves and most importantly can We trust CORRUPT politicians and government workers who are now in control of USA republic, and where did our fonding fathers come up with idea that democracy in charge of the government is a bad thing??? A republic form of government takes the power away from the People giving more power to politicians and government workers, and somebody was affraid to loose their power when they made the government a republic instead of democratic, again where is their evidence that shows a democratic government always turns out bad while now We are finding out that without democracy CORRUPTION grows so much that it destroys everything from within causing civil war and war and is root cause of communism and dictatorships. Please make "Popular Vote" for USA President which is democracy and end elite electoral college voters from each state which is not democracy and promotes CORRUPTION,,, please amend USA Constitution turning republic form of government to one of democratic and please make a 4th branch of government The Public or We The People branch where all Citizens can go online to review and vote on proposed bills and legislation and to submit suggestions and for suggestions mostly submitted and with judicial approval made law or acted upon, in this way Citizens can remove suspected CORRUPT politicians and governent workers,,, please stop bailing out CORRUPT banks and corporations let free trade and market deal with them, but still insure individual bank accounts and depositors,,, please stop sending money to other countries until USA national debt paid in full, and when send use transparency, control and verification to prevent CORRUPTION,,, please ask The United Nations, real police and justice of world, to please send their troops to make peace in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Afganistan, border of N. & S. Korea, etc. & investigate acts of CORRUPTION the cause of civil war & war, and then recall all USA "ground troops" and close all USA military bases in other countries. USA Navy, Air Force, and if any, outer space units can touch any point on Earth if need be for self defense,,, please make all drugs, prostitution, immigrants and refugees legal (more legal), regulate and tax them and peace dividends from ending wars will help pay for everything- treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, cures for addiction, health, education (free choice education, home schooling, online education if chosen, and give voucher stamps to poor to trade for things of education of their choice), social security and other social programs, please fund; systems that extract freshwater from air like http://www.skywater.com, etc. to end water shortage, make cars and airplanes more safer by widening space between oncoming traffic and inflight emergency exits etc., green energies (solar cells, windmill, etc.), science and space exploration, "PAY OFF NATIONS DEBTS" & cut taxes (fair & flat tax 14.5% on sales, services, individual, corporate). Beer, wine. glues. chemicals, plants in nature and in 2001 Portugal decriminalized ALL DRUGS shows best way to manage all drugs even prostitution, immigrants & refugees is by being legal, & invite immigrants & refugees to areas where Citizens in droves have moved awawy from to restart economy & to lower USA "AVERAGE" yearly wage that is highest in world 56,000 dollars which is inflation and hinders USA labor competitiveness in world economy, lower wages by immigrants and refugees will attract companies back to USA causing "NEGATIVE UNEMPLOYMENT". Lowering wages & cutting taxes (fair & flat tax 14.5%) is deflation which lowers cost of living and companies will compete raising quality and lowering their prices of goods and services causing more deflation, lowering cost of living & raising everyones standard of living strengthening value of dollar raising everyones value of savings and buying power strenghtening value of dollar as world currency. Lowering cost of living is by far better than raising wages and/or taxes which is inflation, inflation eats away at everyones savings and buying power

  • Ronald(6 letters) Wilson(6) Reagan(6) was the "666 1st Beast"/Antichrist.
    George Walker Bush Jr is the "2nd Beast"/Antichrist.
    United(6) States(6) Dollar(6) is the "666 mark of the Beast".

    Now you can't tell GOD, "I didn't know!"

    • life is everything and You are life,,, " Rand Paul / Ron Paul 2016 USA President / Vice President " ,,, Rand Paul / Ron Paul are against CORRUPTION in Washington Machine, the best and most peaceful way to "reduce" CORRUPTION is democracy,,, life is God and God is each Person in Person like Jesus all together as one as life, God never left, life never left, each Person is always in hands, body, womb, life and care of life God as life God decides and chooses to do and be, the universe all life is the hands, body, womb, life and care of life God as life God decides and chooses to do and be, life God is alone for life God is everything, life is the origin, meaning and reason of life, only life can, only life can do and be as life decides and chooses to do and be, one does not have to be religious to believe in life, life is free will, responsible, holy, eternal, tangible, real, concrete and seeing is believing (You can see, hear, feel, sense, smell, smoke, drink, eat, dance, play, remember, think, sleep, dream and need life and You already know life, life is Your life, body and family and friends and everything Your existence), life is

  • Most of the focus in this debate were irrelevant to the concerns of the nation. Do we really care who is on the $10 bill or what your Secret Service Code is, we don't care about jabs and insults? Get moderators that focus on relevant questions. Stay focused next time on informing the voters as to what you are going to do regarding these issues that the US citizens want addressed and feasible action plans established to address. Candidates give us your plans of action and position on these issues.
    Issues:
    Abortion
    Budget & Economy
    Civil Rights
    Corporations
    Crime
    Drugs
    Education
    Energy & Oil
    Environment
    Families & Children
    Foreign Policy
    Free Trade
    Government Reform
    Gun Control
    Health Care
    Homeland Security
    Immigration
    Infrastructure & Technology
    Jobs
    Principles & Values
    Social Security
    Tax Reform
    War & Peace
    Welfare & Poverty

    • vida life,,, " Rand Paul / Ron Paul 2016 USA President / Vice President " ,,, life is everything and You are life,,, please free everyone and turn all prisons and churches to soup and food kitchens, farms and shelters for everyone open 24 hours a day "forever", because life is forever, because Jesus Christ is innocent and Barabbas is free, because liberty and justice for all not just fortunate and lucky, because government and system of justice is CORRUPT and CORRUPTION is number one enemy of all People, governments and religions, CORRUPTION hinders or destroys all good intentions, CORRUPTION destroys from within, is an inside job causing injustice, unjust laws (like when beer and wine were illegal, even Jesus made wine from water), discrimination, censorship, conspiracies, high debt and inflation, abuse of authority and power, civil war and war and is treason, CORRUPTION is in control of USA republic and medias news / press, CORRUPTION is causing USA national debt 18.5 trillion dollars that is suicidal destroying economy and dollar causing inflation all from within, the best and most peaceful way to "reduce" CORRUPTION is democracy, because there are innocent Persons in prison and on death row, because to convict an innocent Person is worst of worst, because there are CORRUPT; judges, juries, prosecuting attorneys, lawyers, police, medias news / press, religions, labor unions, banks, corporations, some medical and dental communities, because not all eyewitnesses are 100% sure and there is memory loss and there is discrimination and many People have similar appearances, and there are false testimonies and bought and paid for witnesses, because it is the best system of justice that We have is not enough to convict an innocent Person, because it is the best system of justice that We have is not enough to convict an innocent Person, because We, family and loved ones might be next, because in doing so will help to pay off USA national debt without having to cut social security and other social programs saving USA and economy and dollar as world currency, because it is just and right and the right thing to do, because a mans got to do what a mans got to do. Pease let all Citizens own and carry in public weapons, body armour and future robotic companions which could act as security camera, shield, umbrella, call 911, give first aid, carry People, sound loud alarm, flash light, shoot mace, smoke screen, stun gun with new model preventing death, heat ray, etc. for self defense and protect innocent, poor, helpless, weak, indefenseless and all of humanity

  • BOOOO ! To CNN !!! Where is the subject matter? From the first question given, CNN was to light the match and then to through gas on the fire. CNN tried several times to turn this debate into “HE said you were, you did, you didn’t, you be BAD”

    CNN FAILED TO GIVE EQUAL TIME TO ALL OF THE CANDIDATES and OFFERED QUESTION THAT WERE FULL OF GAS FOR THE FIRE ON THE “YOU BE BAD” WAR BETWEEN THE CANDIDATES! Where were the questions regarding the issue’s. CNN ASK the question and let ALL of the candidates answer that question! CNN JUMPED ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH THE CANDIDATES !!! WE NEED TO HEAR FROM “ALL” OF THEM!

    CNN Stick to question with the issues only !!! AND LET ALL OF THE CANDIDATES HAVE EQUAL TIME !!!
    AND KEEP THE SIDE SHOW CLOSED !!!

    CNN Scored: 0.05 out of 10

    • They can't win. The Fox debate was all moderators listening to themselves talk, and it was too regimented. So CNN decided to let the candidates speak. And part of that was to have the candidates speak directly to one-another. If someone was mentioned, that person got a chance to respond.

      So, yes, it's true that we had "wallflowers" who didn't get much airtime, but then, do we really want a "wallflower" as president?

      • vida life,,, " Rand Paul / Ron Paul 2016 USA President / Vice President " ,,, life is everything and You are life,,, an underdog as President? Who could have imagined? There's no need to fear Underdog is here

  • Donald trump way of responding to the questions are encouraging peace and fairness ,and it is the opposite
    of when he started the running. Trump was proudly saying that he did not accepted any money, because no one has control over him except for the people. Even though he is strong in trying to deport many immigrants that is the view that I am opposing. illegal immigrants have American kids at times and separating a family is not the greatest. I believe that if they already here why not legalized them.
    Bush made many good points ex: Pro life and also with the same sex marriage, he has done many changes in law and constitution.

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