We're Live-Blogging the GOP Presidential Debate

Political scientists Julia Azari and Seth Masket are on hand to weigh in on the Republican showdown.
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Republican presidential candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016 presidential primaries are getting down to the wire. With less than three weeks to go until the Iowa caucus, tonight's Republican debate could have major implications for the GOP hopeful. Will Donald Trump and Ted Cruz make nice? Will Ben Carson re-gain his former glory? What to make of Marco Rubio's slick leather footwear?

Follow along as Julia Azari and Seth Masket offer their unfiltered expertise on the most important, perplexing, and downright bizarre issues in tonight's GOP debate.

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