The Second Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And Two Video Clips)

Nov 14, 2015
Originally published on November 15, 2015 11:11 am

The second Democratic debate was a subdued affair, where even the slights felt polite. Sanders and O'Malley attacked Clinton's — and by extension the Obama administration's — record on foreign policy but when it came time to talk about how to fight the Islamic State, the separation felt a matter of semantics. "This cannot be an American fight, although American leadership is essential," said Clinton. O'Malley said he disagreed: "This is America's fight, but not America's alone." Sanders pivoted quickly from foreign policy to the economy. We'll leave you with two must-watch moments, including a Sanders/Clinton confrontation over campaign finance:

That's the quickie version of what happened in the second Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 race Saturday night. Our friends at NPR Politics have wall-to-wall coverage.

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