GOP presidential debate

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FILE - In this May 16, 2011, file photo Sen. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, debates in the State House over a bill to overhaul Maine's health insurance laws in Augusta, Maine. Angus King the popular former governor in Maine is the undisputed front-runner in the campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, the state’s most powerful female voice in a generation. But beneath the 68-year-old businessman’s popularity is a stark political reality: For many Maine women, King is not their first choice. And this election, perhaps more than any other, underscores the sometimes conflicting priorities for a Democratic Party struggling to beat back a Republican takeover of the Senate. The Democratic Senatorial campaign committee has been reluctant to rally behind Dill, a state senator from suburban Portland who built a legal career fighting gender discrimination. She is facing fellow Democrat Matthew Dunlap, a former secretary of state, among others, in a June primary. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, 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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