Clinton flips debate notes over so Sanders can’t peek

Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonBill Weld: Clinton camp 'planted' idea I'd leave Libertarian ticket Clinton, Trump tied in Iowa, Grassley leads in Senate race Hillary Clinton needs to fight her own debate battles MORE flipped over her notes during the Democratic presidential debate Thursday to keep rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersCharlotte requires race discussion Hillary, Democrats refuse to have Debate: Hillary must play for millennials, not wait for Trump to lose them Juan Williams: Verdict on big debate will be instantaneous MORE from seeing them.

Clinton made the move shortly before leaving her podium as host MSNBC cut to a commercial break.

The pause in the debate came after a heated exchange between the two White House contenders.

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Sanders has criticized Clinton for her ties to Wall Street and for accepting speaking fees from banks. The former secretary of State hit back at that, saying that Sanders was unfairly suggesting she was bought by corporate interests.

“It’s time to end the artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks, and let’s talk about the issues that divide us,” Clinton said to the Vermont senator.

Her remarks drew boos from some in the crowd.

The MSNBC debate took place in Durham, N.H. It’s Clinton and Sanders's first debate against each other without other candidates on stage. It's also their last debate before New Hampshire voters hit the polls on Tuesday.