Iowa Debate

Report Card: Clinton Opens the Door to Her Rivals

Sanders and O'Malley step up in the Iowa debate.

Halperin Report Card: Clinton Opens Door to Rivals

After just one previous debate, both Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley showed they learned from their weak initial performances on the national stage. Hillary Clinton made no major errors, but she failed to match the dominating performance of the Democratic presidential candidates' initial face-off in Las Vegas. After several weeks on a roll, Clinton not so much moved backwards as she let Sanders, and even O'Malley, back in the hunt.

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