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Hillary: "If you have something to say, say it."

Bernie: "Err, um, uh uh, income in-, no, um, oilig-, um um, err..."

5 Points On How Hillary Clinton Changed Her Whole Approach In Thursday's Debate (TPM)

Going mano a mano against Bernie Sanders -- and days after they essentially tied in Iowa -- Hillary Clinton’s performance at Thursday’s MSNBC debate reflected someone who no longer thought her nomination was inevitable. Her attacks were sharper, she responded to his criticisms more directly and she pushed new arguments that she had been holding back so far in the campaign.

Here are five things that changed during Thursday’s debate.


Winners and losers from the 5th Democratic presidential debate (Cillizza)


* Hillary Clinton: This was not a debate in which Clinton scored a knockout blow. It was one, however, that she won on points. Clinton came out super aggressive in the debate's first 30 minutes, pushing Sanders back on his heels on, well, everything: Guns, experience, the tenor of the campaign, what it means to be progressive and plenty of other things.


There he goes again...


A new ad for Bernie Sanders playing in New Hampshire suggests that two regional newspapers have endorsed the Vermont Senator when in fact, they have not.

Sanders’ 30-second campaign advertising spot, playing less than a week before the key New Hampshire primary, cites glowing praise from the regional Nashua Telegraph and The Valley News alongside organizations that have endorsed Sanders. But the Telegraph and Valley News have not endorsed him—a fact that is not shared with the viewer.

If Bernie is the nominee, I will vote for him

It won't be the first time I voted for someone who lost more than 40 states.

Do You Really Not Like Hillary Clinton, or Are You Just Sexist?

After years of navigating political land mines as a woman, one wonders : How could an ambitious woman rise in politics, if not with dogged persistence and guardedness that Clinton has demonstrated? That's why the criticisms wielded against Clinton from the younger generation right now seem unfair and yes, even sexist. As Lena Dunham, who is campaigning for Clinton, told Jill Abramson in the Guardian, "It feels so gendered, even from women, so harshly sexist. We never throw claims of too establishment or too stiff or even too selfish at male politicians. It's unfair in the deepest sense."

Clinton hinted at some of her gender-specific hardships in her response to Gipple. "I've been around a long time. People have thrown a lot of things at me. And you know, I can't keep up with it ... I just keep going forward, because there's nothing to it. I'm still standing," she said.

It's easy to like Sanders, who has rendered apt comparisons to comedian Larry David, and who has come into the race with lots of gusto and idealism and a strong grasp on income inequality. But when evaluating candidates, it should not be forgotten that Clinton has had to play within a far stricter set of standards simply to participate in the same game that Sanders is playing so well right now. It may explain, in part, why she has developed a reputation for being scripted and even dishonest, and it may also explain why she is not willing to take as many risks with her campaign. Her avowal of feminism may not seem so revolutionary in an era where "FEMINIST" blazes behind Beyoncé performing at the VMAs, but let's not forget that it is, in no small part, thanks to Clinton, that young people today can imagine a woman in the White House. We may be used to Clinton, but that doesn't mean that her presidency would not be revolutionary for America.


BOOM! New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton


For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job in the world. Democratic primary voters, on the other hand, after a substantive debate over real issues, have the chance to nominate one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.

Hillary Clinton would be the first woman nominated by a major party. She served as a senator from a major state (New York) and as secretary of state — not to mention her experience on the national stage as first lady with her brilliant and flawed husband, President Bill Clinton. The Times editorial board has endorsed her three times for federal office — twice for Senate and once in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary — and is doing so again with confidence and enthusiasm.

The bros who love Bernie Sanders have become a sexist mob

But with the Iowa caucuses now days away, a subset of Sanders supporters has become extremely vocal. Their messages, which are oftentimes derogatory and misogynistic, are geared at Clinton supporters (or anyone who disagrees with Sanders for that matter). They've even become prominent enough to earn a nickname: the "BernieBros."

"They're a mob, and it's not positive toward their candidate, it's trying to tear you down from supporting Hillary," "They're a mob, and it's not positive toward their candidate, it's trying to tear you down from supporting Hillary," said one chief of staff for a Democratic member of Congress who's endorsed Clinton.


BBC Trending: Bernie Sanders supporters get a bad reputation online

Passionate support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has propelled him into a close race with fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But some say that support has turned aggressive and abusive online.
After the 25 January Democratic town hall, Emily Nussbaum, television critic for the New Yorker magazine, tweeted some positive feedback for Hillary Clinton.
"I'm into Hillary, obviously, but I genuinely thought she did really well tonight," Ms Nussbaum wrote.
About a half an hour later, she followed up with this: "Man, the Feel The Bern crew (as opposed to Bern himself) is such a drag. Say anything pro-Hil & they yell 'bitch' & 'psycho.' V idealistic!"
Others - including a number of prominent members of the media - followed with their own reports of seeing Sanders supporters deploying vicious rhetoric towards anyone questioning the Vermont senator or his backers.


How many times does Bernie Sanders have to get caught cheating before we admit there’s a problem?

When the Bernie Sanders campaign improperly accessed Hillary Clinton’s private data last month, we all gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumed it was an isolated incident. After all, Bernie Sanders has been Mr. Integrity for decades. But since that time, he and his campaign have been caught doing one dishonest thing after another. And now two prominent liberal groups have each accused Bernie of cheating in the past two days alone. We must now admit that his campaign has gone off the rails, and that the democrats have a crisis at hand.

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