2020 Watch: Will the debate provide any clarity?

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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate businessman Tom Steyer waves before a Democratic presidential primary debate in Los Angeles, Calif. Steyer has unveiled an immigration proposal seeking to make immigrants fleeing the effects of climate change eligible for legal entry into the United States. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

NEW YORK, NY – Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:


Days to Iowa caucuses: 21

Days to general election: 295



This week features the final debate before voting begins in Iowa, making Tuesday night the most important night of the 2020 primary season so far. It comes as the political world grapples with the fallout of the Trump administration's military clash with Iran, the looming Senate impeachment trial and deep uncertainty about the direction of the Democratic primary. At this point, any one of the four top-tier candidates — Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren — has a legitimate chance to win the Iowa caucus.