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The mood during Thursday's Democratic debate got testy on both sides as Hillary Clinton denounced the attacks Bernie Sanders has been making on her relationship with Wall Street as an "artful smear."

"Senator Sanders says he wants to run a positive campaign. I've tried to keep my disagreements over issues, as it should be," Clinton said. "Time and time again, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth, which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. I just absolutely reject that, Senator. I really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you."

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The ongoing fight in the Democratic primary over health care comes down to whether Bernie Sanders' desire for a single-payer system puts the gains made under Obamacare at risk, Hillary Clinton suggested at Thursday's MSNBC debate in New Hampshire.

"Senator Sanders wants us to start all over again," Clinton said. "This was major achievement of President Obama, of our country. It's helping people right now. I'm not going to wait and have us plunge back into a national debate that has very little chance of succeeding."

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CNN/WMUR Poll: Sanders Has 31-Point Lead In New Hampshire

A CNN/WMUR poll released on Thursday showed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) with a commanding lead in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, with a 31- point lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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In a jailhouse recording released by his lawyers Thursday, Ammon Bundy delivered a stern message to the authorities currently waiting out the occupation at a rural Oregon federal wildlife center:

"Go home Oregon State Police. You have already killed enough," the message, which was posted to the Bundy Ranch YouTube page, says. "Go home FBI. It is time to end this."

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Two voice mails apparently left by Ted Cruz campaign reps told Iowa precinct chairs to use reports that Ben Carson was "suspending campaigning" to encourage caucusgoers to chose Cruz over Carson, Breitbart reported.

Breitbart posted the audio of two of the voice mails, both left on the phone of Nancy Bliesman, a precinct captain for Cruz in Crawford County, Iowa. They were left at 7:07 p.m. and 7:29 p.m CST (caucusing began at 7), notably after the Carson campaign clarified a CNN report that he was taking a brief respite from the campaign trail after Iowa. A Carson spokesperson tweeted a little before 7 pm CST that the neurosurgeon was making a quick jaunt to his home in Florida to refresh his wardrobe before returning to the campaign trail.

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