The latest on the New Hampshire debate (all times local):
Hillary Clinton says she is open to releasing transcripts of her paid speeches.
Clinton was asked during Thursday’s presidential debate in New Hampshire whether she would release the transcripts of speeches she’s been paid to give to Wall Street firms.
She says: “I’ll look into it. I don’t know the status, but I will certainly look into it.”
On Wednesday, Clinton struggled when asked why she accepted $675,000 for three speeches from investment firm Goldman Sachs.
Her rival Bernie Sanders calls Wall Street “an entity of unbelievable economic and political power.” He says “the business model of Wall Street is fraud.”
Bernie Sanders says even though he’s been critical of corporate America, he could work with corporations if he was elected to the White House.
Sanders reiterated his disgust that some large multinational corporations like General Electric and Boeing have avoided paying U.S. taxes. He says if he’s elected president, companies like that “are going to pay their fair share of taxes.”
He says that while some companies are good corporate citizens, “there are many corporations who have turned their backs on the American worker.” He says he will do his best to “transform our trade policy” and take on companies that try to invest in low-income economies to make higher profits.
Hillary Clinton says she could have done a better job “explaining my record” to voters who distrust her ties to Wall Street.
Speaking at Thursday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire, Clinton says she warned Wall Street firms before the 2008 crash that their speculative practices could hurt the economy.
She emphasized that her vow to take on the financial sector has industry titans nervous enough to bankroll attacks against her campaign.
She says: “I have a record. I have stood firm, and I will be the person who prevents them from ever wrecking the economy again.”
Bernie Sanders is standing by his assertion that Clinton has disconcerting ties to Wall Street, and says he is better positioned to regulate the sector to protect average Americans.
Bernie Sanders says he considered using the public financing system for presidential elections but concluded it was too antiquated and would be “a disaster.”
Sanders was asked why he didn’t use the government’s public campaign finance system as a way to curb the role of big money in politics. He says he could have had a super PAC but says he doesn’t represent “corporate America or billionaires.”
Sanders says he went with a second option — raising money from average Americans. It has turned out well for him: Sanders has received 3.5 million individual contributions averaging $27 apiece. The Vermont senator raked in $20 million in January, mostly online.
Hillary Clinton is telling Bernie Sanders “enough is enough.”
Clashing at Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, Sanders said he is running a “transformational campaign” funded by individual supporters and not big-money interests like those who have formed a super PAC to back Clinton.
The former secretary of state is lashing back, saying Sanders is misrepresenting her record in a manner that not “worthy of you. Enough is enough.”
Clinton says Sanders has been orchestrating a “very artful smear” against her. She says they should instead be talking about issues affecting the American people.
Clinton says Democrats need to be united to take on problems facing the country. She says she has a better track record and opportunity to get the job done than Sanders does.
Bernie Sanders says his liberal vision is worthy of the Democratic Party nomination even if he’s spent his political career as an independent.
At the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire Thursday, Sanders is stressing that he has always caucused with Democrats in the Senate.
He confirms he “would like to see changes in the Democratic Party” to make it friendlier to working people.
His rival Hillary Clinton is responding by noting that many elected Democrats in Sanders’ home state of Vermont have endorsed her.
Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders is making an “unfair” accusation when he suggests she’s not a progressive.
Clinton also says Sanders’ definition of who is a progressive Democrat would leave out President Barack Obama and other party leaders.
Clinton and Sanders have been squabbling this week over whether the former secretary of state is a liberal Democrat. Sanders has cited Clinton’s previous statements that she’s a moderate, saying she can’t be both.
Sanders says he does believe Obama is a liberal, despite his support for a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade pact that Sanders has called “disastrous.”
Hillary Clinton is taking aim at the costs of Bernie Sanders’ proposals, saying at Thursday’s Democratic debate that his numbers “just don’t add up.”
She says she doesn’t want to “plunge” the nation into another contentious debate over health care and thinks college should be affordable, not free.
Sanders says there’s no reason the United States can’t make health care a right for people, not a privilege, and says Wall Street should pay to cut the costs of college.
Sanders says the “middle class bailed out Wall Street in their time of need, now it is time for Wall Street to help the middle class.”