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Here are the top moments of the #DemDebate

Hey CNN, is this a debate or an action film?! It's like watching politicians cos-play The Hunger Games.

The first Democratic debate for the 2016 presidential campaign started today at 8:30 EST, with CNN’s Anderson Cooper as the moderator. CNN streamed it live for those without cable, although undoubtedly tomorrow morning will also bring hundreds of clips from the debate to the internet.

Players included former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Governors Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb.There is speculation that current VP Joe Biden could join the race and participate in upcoming debates. The debate has been critiqued for being literally un-democratic, seeing as Sanders is running as an independent, and both Webb and Chafee began their political careers as Republicans.

Within the first few minutes of the debate the topics of economic inequality, flip-flopping allegiances, and gun control had made it to the table.

Here are some of the top tweets of the night:

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Did you tune in to the #DemDebate? Let us know your thoughts on the Twittersphere.