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CNN Democratic Debate

Hillary Clinton on flip-flop charge: 'I'm a progressive, but I'm a progressive who likes to get things done'

The first question for Hillary Clinton at Tuesday night's debate, from CNN's Anderson Cooper, was pretty brutal, and came after he rattled off her changing positions on several issues: "Will you say anything to get elected?" Clinton defended herself by saying that she is open to changing her opinion if the facts change, citing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Cooper then asked Clinton if she is a "moderate or a progressive," and Clinton didn't hesitate: "I'm a progressive, but I'm a progressive who likes to get things done." That means working with Republicans, she added, but "I don't take a back seat to anyone when it comes to progressive experience and progressive commitment." Peter Weber