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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders tangle on economy in Democratic debate

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled aggressively on economic issues in a Democratic presidential debate over trade, Wall Street influence and more. Clinton accused him of turning his back on the auto industry and Sanders countered in the Sunday night debate that Clinton’s friends on Wall Street had “destroyed this economy.” It was a marked change in tone for the two Democrats, signaling Sanders’ increasingly difficult effort to slow the momentum of the party’s front-runner. Both candidates frequently interrupted one…

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Viewers’ Guide: Post-NH, a tense Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders rematch

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Grudge match. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders get back in the debate ring Thursday night with an increasingly bitter family score to settle. The debate comes just 48 hours after Sanders’ victory over Clinton in the New Hampshire primary by 22 percentage points, a jagged pill made more so because she lost with women, her presumed base of support. The key audience is now minority voters influential in upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada, and Hillary…

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Granite State paper, grassroots organizers force Feb. 4 Democratic debate outside DNC

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Another televised Democratic presidential debate is now planned for New Hampshire next week, organized outside the usual coordination of such debates by the Democratic National Committee. The Feb. 4 prime-time debate will be held five days before that state’s primary, and is expected to include all three Democratic candidates. Hosted by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper, the event will be broadcast on MSNBC and moderated by MSNBC personalities Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow, the Union Leader announced Tuesday afternoon. Some details…

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Alan Grayson ad with congressional footage appears again, this time in debate

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A campaign commercial for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson played again Sunday night even though it had previously raised questions about closely skirting congressional ethics rules, an allegation the campaign denies. The ad ran in most Florida NBC markets during the second hour of the Democratic Presidential Debate Sunday night. It uses a few seconds of footage of Grayson in his official role as a member of Congress, testifying in a committee. Congressional rules forbid tapes of House committee proceedings from…

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Hillary Clinton’s invoking of 9/11 to defend donations draws ire

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Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike. During Saturday’s second Democratic debate, Clinton was put on the defensive by rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when he said Wall Street had been the major contributor to her campaigns. “Now maybe they’re dumb and they don’t know what they’re going to get, but I…

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Democratic voters think Hillary Clinton “overwhelmingly” won debate, PPP survey says

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A Public Policy Polling survey of Democratic primary voters nationally who watched Saturday night’s debate finds that it reinforced Hillary Clinton’s front runner status. Viewers overwhelmingly think she won the debate, and particularly trust her over the rest of the Democratic field when it comes to issues of national security. Key findings from the survey include: Sixty-seven percent of voters think Clinton won the debate, to 20 percent for Bernie Sanders and 7 percent for Martin O’Malley. On a related…

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Hillary Clinton’s strong debate is general election warning for GOP

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s polished performance in the first Democratic debate did more than send a message to her primary rivals. It was a warning to the chaotic Republican field about her likely strength in a general election. Clinton solidified her shift toward more liberal positions on trade, gun control and immigration, but still stayed largely in step with the battleground state voters she’ll need in November 2016. She also positioned herself as heir to the coalition of women, Hispanics and…

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