Preparations are underway at the David S. Mack Sports and...

Preparations are underway at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as Hofstra University gets ready to host the first 2016 presidential debate. Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa is the place to be for the first presidential debate with live streaming videos and coverage as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off at Hofstra University, right here on Long Island.

1) Sign up now to get alerts on any breaking Clinton and Trump news, latest poll numbers, updates on any protests and the key debate moments everyone will be talking about. Just click the bell icon in the lower right corner of the Newsday app and select Politics.

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3) has the latest photos, videos, articles, analysis and more. You can also tell us what questions you would ask the candidates, and submit a caption for a cartoon. 

4) Like us on Facebook ( and follow us on Twitter ( and Instagram ( to get live video and photos from our reporters and columnists — and exclusive insider views from Hofstra journalism students.

5) Follow us on Snapchat to see what happens when Hofstra journalism student Joe Hegyes takes over our account, live from campus.

​6) Once the debates starts, watch it live on our app and right from the homepage and get the insider's view as our reporters and columnists tweet and chat from inside the David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex.

7) Our Opinion staff will be chatting in real time about all the important and funny moments, weighing in on how Trump and Clinton — and moderator Lester Holt — are doing. ​

8) You will be able to vote on who did better on topics such as immigration, the economy, terrorism — and see how everyone else voted.

9) After the debate's over, stay with us for Facebook Live video from the "spin room," as Clinton and Trump campaign officials and key supporters make their case.

10) We will also have a report card from our columnist on who won each issue and who won overall.

11) There will be dozens of stories, videos and photo galleries covering reactions and responses from Hofstra students and local politicians and Long Islanders, what people are saying on social media, who the "experts" thought won, rapid reaction columns and our Opinion team's take.

12) Tuesday morning we will be covering all the morning talk shows and interviews and quick polls on who won — plus our The 1600 political newsletter ( will focus on fact checking the debate.

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