Full coverage of the first 1-on-1 Sanders vs. Clinton Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season.

By KC Dennison
03/07/2016 • 12:00 AM EST

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: FUDsee definition - making dire warnings or raising doubt about an issue, while provided little or no specifics or evidence to support the claims.
: Warning that pushing for "single-payer" healthcare could threaten the existence of Obamacare and leave people without any insurance at all.
: slogansee definition - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals.
: "A progressive is someone who makes progress."
: slogansee definition - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals.
: "I am a progressive who gets things done."
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Clinton shifts the focus from doubts about her progressiveness to doubts about the progressiveness of other Democrats.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Clinton shifts the focus from doubts about her progressiveness to doubts about Sanders' progressiveness.
: slogansee definition - a brief, striking phrase that people will remember, which typically acts on emotional appeals.
: "I'm a progressive who likes to get things done."
: going negativesee definition - characterizing criticism from an opponent as being underhanded, unfair, or indecent in some way.
: bandwagonsee definition - creating social pressure to conform by promoting a sense of inevitable victory.
: fault as virtuesee definition - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it.
: Sanders characterizes his lack of support from other politicians as proof that he's not part of the establishment and is fueled by grassroots support.
: red herringsee definition - throwing an irrelevant fact into an argument to divert attention from the real issue at hand.
: Clinton brings up her being the first woman to run for president, which has no relation to her being or not being part of the establishment.
: appeal to compromised authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome.
: The "respected health economist" Clinton cites served in the Clinton administration.[2]
: projectionsee definition - accusing an opponent of using the same underhanded tactics or committing the same misdeeds the accuser is guilty of.
: Clinton accuses Sanders of attacking her character, as she attacks his character.
: appeal to ignorancesee definition - suggesting that something is true simply because it hasn’t yet been proven false, or that something is false simply because it hasn’t yet been proven true.
: Clinton proclaims that her votes couldn't have been influenced by donations, because it hasn't been proven that they were influenced by donations.
: going negativesee definition - characterizing criticism from an opponent as being underhanded, unfair, or indecent in some way.
: appeal to pitysee definition - portraying oneself as a victim in order to gain sympathy and manufacture justification for attacking your opponents.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Clinton shifts the focus from questionable votes she made to a questionable vote Sanders made, while claiming she's not questioning his motives.
: appeal to compromised authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an expert on the issue says it's true, when that expert has a vested interest in the outcome.
: Half of the "group of national security experts," who have concerns with Sanders also have ties to military contractors.[4]
: FUDsee definition - making dire warnings or raising doubt about an issue, while provided little or no specifics or evidence to support the claims.
: Warning that the Koch brothers want to privatize the VA when CVA’s proposal would be modeled after Amtrak, which is not a private entity.[5]
: false equivalencysee definition - implying that two things are essentially the same, when they only have anecdotal similarities.
: Between Clinton's emails, a scandal of her own making, and Benghazi, a scandal being pushed by her political opponents.
: whataboutismsee definition - discrediting a criticism by accusing hypocrisy, in order to shift the focus away from oneself and onto others.
: Clinton shifts the focus from her inappropriately using private email to other secretaries of state inappropriately using private email.[6]
: euphemismsee definition - replacing accurate language that may be offensive with language that is more palatable, to instill a positive association.
: The term "security review" to describe the FBI investigation into Clinton's handling of emails .
: labelingsee definition - pigeon-holing a person or group into a simple category and assigning names and/or beliefs to that category.
: Clinton casts Sanders as a bleeding heart only and herself and as not only caring but also sober and rational.
: innuendosee definition - implying something without actually saying it, which can't be refuted because it wasn't actually said.
: Clinton characterizes Sanders supporters as being naive and idealistic, without actually saying it.

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