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Hillary Clinton thrilled the crowd with her response to Anderson Cooper on email

"Do you want to respond?" "No."

Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Hillary Clinton got some of the biggest applause of the night at the CNN Democratic debate with just one word: No.

Democratic contender Lincoln Chafee took the bait on a question from Anderson Cooper about Clinton's emails, suggesting Clinton had done something shady as secretary of state: "I think we need somebody with the best and ethical standards as our next president. That's how I feel."

Cooper turned to Clinton: "Secretary Clinton, do you want to respond?"

Clinton: "No."

And that was that.

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