Biden and Sanders’ rift could define closing days in Iowa

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BILL BARROW Associated Press MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The rivalry between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is deepening as the Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly at loggerheads over their support of Social Security, signaling a battle ahead that could last well beyond the Iowa caucuses. Biden's campaign released a video late Tuesday accusing Sanders of "dishonest" attacks, while Sanders' official Twitter account countered: "Let's be honest, Joe. One of us fought for decades to cut Social Security, and one of us didn't." Sanders, a Vermont senator, has accused Biden of advocating for budget deals as a senator from Delaware that would have curtailed entitlement spending over time. During his decades on Capitol Hill, Biden supported a balanced budget constitutional amendmen
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