Angry clash at democratic debate

January 21, 2008 5:45:40 PM PST
Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama engaged in an angry exchange Monday over past statements on the Iraq war, Republican ideas and the words of former President Clinton in a presidential debate five days before the pivotal South Carolina primary.The two candidates often talked over each other and traded accusations over past records in one of the most heated confrontations of the 2008 race.

"What she said wasn't true .... there was a set of assertions made by Senator Clinton as well as her husband that are not factually accurate," Obama said. "I think that part of what people are looking right now is someone who is going to solve problems and not resort to the same typical politics that we've seen in Washington."

Clinton countered: "I believe your record and what you say should matter."