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Sanders questions Clinton at Jefferson-Jackson dinner

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The latest on the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner, the traditional kickoff leading to the Feb. 1 caucuses.

Speakers include presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. All times local.

Bernie Sanders is suggested Hillary Rodham Clinton is revising history in explaining why her husband signed an act in the 1990s defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman under federal law.

The Vermont senator and 2016 presidential hopeful says the goal of the Defense of Marriage Act was clearly to "discriminate against gays and lesbians" and noted he was against it back then.

Clinton told MSNBC this past week that the law signed by President Bill Clinton was a line drawn to stop discrimination against gays from going deeper.

Sanders, without mentioning Clinton, says remarks like that are revisionist.

He says "some are trying to rewrite history by saying they voted for one anti-gay law to stop something worse" and "that's not the case."


With just over three months until the Iowa Caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates and their supporters are in Des Moines for the annual Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Tonight’s dinner is seen as the kickoff to the final push of the caucus cycle.

More than 6,000 tickets have been sold for tonight’s event according to the Iowa Democratic Party.

Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders will all speak at the event inside Des Moines’ Hy-Vee Hall.

Katy Perry is also performing and will be supporting Hillary Clinton.

(Information from this story was provided by NBC-affiliate station WHO-TV in Des Moines...)

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