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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will depart from the campaign trail on Friday to attend the funeral services of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

The campaign on Tuesday reported that Clinton, former first lady under President Bill Clinton and secretary of state under President Barack Obama, would attend the planned services in California for Reagan, who died on Monday of congestive heart failure.

(Reporting by Alana Wise)

Photo: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sings the U.S. National Anthem at the start of the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates’ debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Photo by duncan/ CC BY-NC 2.0

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

How bad was Tuesday night's debate? So bad that the above-the-fray Commission on Presidential Debates is planning on rule changes for the next debates.

"Last night's debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues," the CPD said in a statement. "The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly."

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