GOP presidential debate

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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk following a Republican presidential debate in Mesa, Ariz. If he can manage it, now is the time for Mitt Romney to mend his Republican fences and bring around those dubious voters who kept spurning him for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and others on the right. After a nasty Republican primary battle, he's got to somehow fire up the party's staunchest conservatives without alienating independent voters he'll need to defeat President Barack Obama in the fall.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

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Republican presidential candidates face each other in a series of debates. On Wed., Nov. 9, Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to remember the names of the three federal agencies that he would eliminate if elected president. "Commerce, Education and the — what's the third one there? Let's see," Perry said.

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