LAS VEGAS — The latest on the Democratic presidential debate at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas (all times local)
Hillary Rodham Clinton is sidestepping a question about whether immigrants in the country illegally should receive federal health care subsidies. But she says they should receive in-state college tuition.
The Democratic front-runner says such immigrants should be able to buy into health-care exchanges created by President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul. She says going any further would raise too many issues and should be addressed in a broader immigration bill.
Immigration is a key issue in the 2016 presidential contest. Clinton’s comments came during the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night.
Clinton says Republicans have demonized and insulted immigrants in recent months. Most of the Democrats favor giving immigrants in the country illegally a pathway to citizenship.
Clinton also says such immigrants should receive in-state college tuition so long as state leaders agree.
How would their presidencies be different from President Barack Obama’s?
Hillary Rodham Clinton says, “Being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents we’ve had up until this point, including President Obama.”
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he would lead a “political revolution” bringing together millions of people to transfer power from large corporations to the working class.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he would combat recklessness on Wall Street.
Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee says he would stop wars in the Middle East and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb says he would reduce the president’s use of executive authority.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is suggesting she disagrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plans to expand Social Security.
She says she “fully” supports Social Security and “the most important fight we’re going to have is defending it against continuing Republican effort to privatize it.”
Clinton’s comments at the Democratic debate came in response to a question about some of Sanders’ pricier policy proposals, including plans to significantly increase payments to Social Security recipients.
Sanders says the plan would be paid for if top earners were asked to pay more in payroll taxes.
Clinton says she and Sanders “agree on the goals, we just disagree on the means.”
She says wants to enhance Social Security benefits for the poorest recipients and “focus on helping those people who need it the most.”