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Last Tuesday, it was a battlefield where presidential campaigns are won and lost and surprises are the game; and sudden death, the penalty.  MSNBC took you to the New Hampshire primary live as votes were tallied and the stakes got bumped even higher for these men of presidential ambition.

As we try to build democracy in Iraq, watch it practiced here at home, carrying on the human struggle for a better life, the personal struggle of a few men to advance their ambitions, and the commitment in the coldest weather as tens of thousands of Americans do their duty.

Watch the debate on Thursday as a national audience watches and learns about the candidates and starts to decides who should compete with Pres. Bush for the White House. The South Carolina debate is moderated by Tom Brokaw, and begins at 7 p.m. ET