The Latest: Trump eschews forgiveness, Clinton on sanctions

Here's the latest on the U.S. presidential race ahead of the Democratic debate Sunday night and the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1.

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10:15 a.m.

Donald Trump says he doesn't like to ask forgiveness.

He says Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he tries "to do nothing that's bad. I live a very different life than probably a lot of people would think."

Trump says he has "a very great relationship with God, and I have a very great relationship with evangelicals. And I think that's why I'm doing so well with Iowa."

The billionaire developer is engaging Ted Cruz ahead of the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.


10:00 a.m.

Hillary Clinton's taking credit for helping get international sanctions in place that eventually led to the Iran nuclear weapons deal. The former secretary of state says curbing Iran's missile activity was part of the agreement from the beginning and subject to sanction.

She says while she's happy to see implementation of the agreement to limit Iran's nuclear weapons program, that "doesn't mean they can now go off and invest and test a lot of missiles that would eventually be able to be intercontinental and reach the United States and maybe carry a very dangerous weapon."

She says as president she will enforce the pact with Iran, adding there have to be consequences if Iran veers away from the international agreement.

Clinton made her comments on CNN's "State of the Union."


9:30 a.m.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are clashing across the Sunday morning talk shows, with Sanders on the defensive over gun policy.

Hours before Sunday night's Democratic debate, Sanders announced his support for legislation that would reverse a 2005 law, which he supported, that grants legal immunity to gun manufacturers.

Sanders acknowledged he wanted to re-examine that law.

Sanders linked his support for the 2005 bill to his home state of Vermont, arguing he did not want to hurt small stores in his state. An amendment to the new legislation would require the federal government to monitor and report on the law's impact in rural areas to ensure it would not "negatively impact small gun stores" in rural America.

He says the new bill "makes some good changes, and we will be supportive of it."

The Clinton campaign derided Sanders' "debate-eve conversion." Hillary Clinton is battling Sanders for wins in Iowa and New Hampshire in the coming weeks.

Sanders made his comments on NBC's "Meet the Press."