|Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, economy, foreign policy|
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night, vigorously outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term.
|Debate Takeaways: Clinton on offense, defuses email issue|
|The Latest: Trump offers his assessment of the Democrats|
|Clinton wins rival's backing over email scandal in Democratic debate|
By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won unexpected support from chief rival Bernie Sanders on Tuesday for her use of a private email server as U.S. secretary of state, helping to defuse an issue that has overshadowed her campaign. Echoing comments she has made before, Clinton said her decision to not use a government email address was a mistake, but she emphasized that she wanted to focus her energy on policy issues that were more important to voters. Sanders came to her aid.
|Clinton, Sanders headline 1st Democratic presidential debate|
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and top rival Bernie Sanders finally squared off in the party's first debate of the 2016 campaign, with both singling out income inequality as the scourge of America. The main protagonists in the debate drama clearly emerged as Clinton and Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont who has drawn huge crowds on the campaign trail. Clinton is keen to inject some excitement into her campaign and show she can rally the Democratic base from now into next year, while Sanders must test whether his "political revolution" can translate to the national stage.
|Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis|
|The Latest: O'Malley raps Clinton's no-fly zone in Syria|
|Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law|
|10 Things to Know for Wednesday|
|The Latest: Obama rallies Democrats ahead of 1st debate|
|Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker|
|The Latest: Harry Reid calls all 5 candidates 'friends'|