Live Coverage: CBS News Republican debate

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Republicans On Deck For Presidential Debate

The remaining Republican presidential candidates will face off Saturday night in South Carolina for the CBS News debate as the race for the White House heats up.

The GOP hopefuls taking the stage at the Peace Center in Greenville will be former Governor Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and billionaire businessman Donald Trump.Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore was deemed ineligible to take the debate stage, and announced plans to suspend his campaign earlier this week.

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Can @johnkasich get away with going ruthlessly positive? #GOPDebate
Trump raised a key Q right from the beginning-- "Does the GOP exist independently from the Bushes and the Bush legacy?"
This audience sounds like Jerry Springer! This is embarrassing. #CBSDebate #GOPDebate
Lincon-Douglas this is not. #CBSDebate
Trump treads a fine line in renouncing the Iraq war. #CBSDebate
Kasich sounding like he's rehashing McCain's "community of democracies" idea. #GOPDebate
Carson says no political background is not a liability. better judgment, not experience, is necessary. @RealBenCarson #GOPDebate
#GOPDebate opening with moment of silence for Justice #Scalia.
Ah yes, the article in the Constitution that outlines "Congress shall delay delay delay."
Ted is crushing it. #GOPDebate
#GOPDebate Clearly Republicans do not like a moderator who wants to "get the facts straight."
Lol, perfect. #gopdebate audience literally booing facts.
Good answer from Rubio on foreign policy #GOPDebate
Rubio is an expert in foreign policy. Makes Trump look like an idiot. #GOPDebate
Carson its time to exit sir. #GOPDebate
who is Trump calling a lobbyist? #GOPDebate
Why is Trump screaming? #GOPDebate #CBSDebate
Trump is right. Bush made security worse for America. #bigfatmistake #CBSDebate

Saturday night's contest will be the first Republican debate since Donald Trump's dominate performance at the New Hampshire primaries.

Kasich will look to capitalize on delivering a surprise second place finish in the Granite State, while Cruz hopes to recapture some of the momentum from his Iowa caucus victory.

Saturday night's debate will air live on CBS starting at 9 p.m., and will also be shown on the network's digital streaming service.

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