Clinton, Obama Meet One-on-One

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It's decidedly civil.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are sounding a note of harmony now that the Democratic presidential race is down to two. They debated Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Both praised former rival John Edwards, then tried to draw polite distinctions on their positions on health care, immigration and Iraq, but avoided making personal attacks.

Obama said he and Clinton were friends before the campaign and
will be afterwards.

The two did take swipes at the Republicans. Clinton said it took a Clinton to "clean up after the first Bush and I think it may take another one to clean up after the second one." Obama alluded to Mitt Romney's campaign spending, saying, "Let me point out Mitt Romney hasn't gotten a very good return on his investment during this campaign."

It was the final debate before Super Tuesday. Votes will be cast in 22 states, with none of the primaries winner take all - delegates will be divided.


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