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Democratic Debate: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Spar Over Obama, Immigration and Super PACs

TheWrap follows all the action from the stage of the ”PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate,“ and the reactions on social media

Another day, another debate.

This time Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred over Obama, immigration and Super PACs during the “PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate,” moderated by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff from the main campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

It was the sixth Democratic debate of the campaign, but the first since Sanders dominated the New Hampshire primary.

Here are some of the snarkiest, funniest and most topical tweets of the night, as seen by TheWrap:

And we’re off to the races.

 6:01 p.m. PT: Fun fact:

6:02: Already some are poking fun at the fact that nobody knows the moderators.

6:03: Milwaukee?

6:06: Wine anyone?

6:06: Note to candidates:

6:10: Commercial break right after opening statements.

6:12: Sanders talks political revolution and Trump:

6:13: Sanders gets high marks

6:14: Some people aren’t feeling it.

6:15: New drinking game…

6:19: Clinton mentions her position on universal healthcare: “Having been in the trenches, fighting for this, I believe strongly that we have to guarantee health care,” adding that, “We are not England, we are not France, we inherited a system that was set up in World War II.”

6:26: Clinton’s mustard-yellow outfit is getting some attention.

6:28: People have jokes…

6:30: Woodruff asked Clinton about Madeline Albright’s “special place in hell” comment, referring to women who don’t support other women.

“She’s been saying that for as long as I’ve known her,” Clinton says, “but it doesn’t change my view that we need to empower everyone women and men to make the best decisions that, in their minds, they can make.”

6:29: Clinton might be a woman, but Sanders is Jewish.

6:30: Some people are #FeelingtheBern.

6:39: Clinton is asked why she’s having trouble connecting with women.

6:39: Clinton slams Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

6:40: Sanders talks about Republican hypocrisy when it comes to women’s reproductive choices:

6:52: Sanders and Clinton address African-American incarceration rates in U.S.

6:59: And then this happened…

7:00: Woodruff asks Clinton: “What influence will your campaign contributors have on your administration?”

Clinton says the question should be asked of super PACs that support her, adding that, “I’m very proud of the fact that we have more than 750,000 donors, and the vast majority of them are giving small contributions.”

7:01: But not everyone is buying…

7:02: Clinton on Super PACs and donors:

7:15: PolitiFact gives Sanders high marks.

7:17: Who are you talking about?

7:25: Clinton has used this line before… but it’s a great way to shut down Sanders whenever he mentions his vote against the Iraq war.

7:25: Sanders and Clinton talk about the size of the federal government.

7:35: Sanders: “I’m proud to say that Kissinger is not my friend.”


7:43: Sanders wags his fingers.

7:49: Hillary Clinton’s attack on Sanders for not being loyal to President Obama is not sitting well with some. Obama’s legacy is a key issue. The president remains popular among African-Americans in South Carolina, a crucial voting block in that state.

7:49: In conclusion…

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