Key moments in US Democratic debate

Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb (L), and Hillary Clinton (R) smile as Bernie Sanders speaks during the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 13, 2015The first Democratic debate of the 2016 US presidential campaign kicked off Tuesday with frontrunner Hillary Clinton trying to draw a line under scandals that have chipped away at her support. CNN moderator Anderson Cooper opened the debate with a tough question for Clinton about policy flip-flops and what she is willing to do to gain power, a topic that has dogged the former first lady, secretary of State and New York senator. “I have always fought for the same values and principles, but like most human beings, including those of us who run for office, I do absorb new information, I do look at what’s happening in the world,” Clinton shot back, with a steel that would be seen throughout the evening.

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