The Democrat debate on CNN was fairly run-of-the-mill as far as progressives spouting tired talking points goes (as a matter of fact the most interesting part of the evening actually might have been Michael Bloomberg’s Twitter feed turning their candidate — who wasn’t even participating in the debate — into a meatball).

However, there was a little bit of debate intrigue, and it involved Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The Warren/Sanders fireworks might have been fueled by one of the moderators on CNN, who helped get the sparks flying by giving Elizabeth Warren a narrative assist:

The tension between Warren and Sanders ended up making the post-debate handshakes (or lack thereof in this case) a little awkward:

Pass that popcorn!

This is getting fun:



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