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Hillary Clinton entered the second debate of the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with far less to prove than she had in the first, and, in the end, she probably achieved far less as well.

But for the time being, at least, she may be able to afford it.

For the first 30 minutes of the Democratic debate, the attacks in Paris loomed large, starting with a moment of silence and continuing with the opening statements.

The candidates were asked to address the attacks and what they would do in their opening statements, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent her entire opening statement talking about them.

The three Democratic candidates for president met in Des Moines on Saturday night for their second debate. The CBS debate was originally going to focus on the economy but shifted gears after the attacks in Paris on Friday.

The Democrats' second white House debate opened with a much different tone than either party's bitter clashes have, pausing for a moment of silence after Friday's deadly terrorist attacks in France.

The first 30 minutes focused entirely on foreign policy and national security — something that should have given former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a prime moment. Instead, she was often pressed by both her rivals and the CBS moderators on the Obama administration's foreign policy and ended up on the defensive far more than she would have liked.

Three Democratic candidates for president debate Saturday in Des Moines. You can watch the debate, starting at 9 p.m. ET, with NPR's politics team — follow below or chat with us on Twitter at #nprdebate.

NPR's Jessica Taylor is also live blogging at npr.org.

This weekend marked a revival of sorts on the Bob Jones University campus in Greenville, South Carolina – but not the religious sort. It was the first time in more than a decade that a presidential candidate had made a major public appearance on the conservative Christian college campus.

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In 2008, one voting bloc in particular made a huge difference in the presidential election: young people. Young voters were a crucial part of the coalition that propelled President Obama to victory then.

But what about now? What issues matter to young voters this time around — and which candidates are doing the best job so far of speaking to those concerns?

As the hashtag #NewSongsForPoliticians trended on Twitter Friday morning, users rewrote popular song titles to mock politicians.

A few were cute:

But most were kind of mean.

We tracked the hashtag back to this tweet, from an account called @2GirlsAndATag:

Turns out, the two people who run that account create hashtag games like #NewSongsForPoliticians all the time. Their cover photo says "New Game Every Fri, 10am EDT/7am PDT," and they brag about being in @HashtagRoundup's Top 10 Featured list.