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Another Oops: Perry on America's Wars in 'Afghanistan, Iran' -- VIDEO

When asked on Thursday about the two wars the United States is currently engaged in, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry began to talk aboaut Afghanistan and Iran.

The Texas governor, who was at an Okatie, S.C., town hall, quickly caught his mistake and joked that this moment "will be on the front page." But you can see it here.

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Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 11:40am

Hotline Sort: Romney's Strategy Shifts

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Romney's strategy shifts significantly, Perry faces more distractions and Elizabeth Warren fights back in Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Casey looks in good shape, Joe Walsh makes a big decision, and Curt Schilling just says no. Here's today's rundown:

10) Rep. Michele Bachmannn, R-Minn., says girls don't ask boys to prom; they have wait to be asked.

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 11:40am

Gallup Poll: Anti-Incumbent Mood at Record High

More than three-in-four voters say most members of Congress don't deserve to be reelected in a new Gallup poll released early Friday, a sign that the volatility of the three most recent Congressional elections is likely to continue into 2012.

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 8:40am

"Siri" Helps Genachowski Get Laughs at Telecom Prom

Helped with an offstage version of Apple's iPhone voice assistant Siri, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made fun of his handling of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger, the final end of the Fairness Doctrine and the Universal Services Fund on Thursday night.

Genachowski knew he was expected to draw laughs at the "telecom prom", the annual Federal Communications Bar Association dinner, but he got in some serious moments with a farewell to FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who finishes his tenure at the agency this month, and a tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs who died this year.

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 8:40am

Where Have You Gone 'Texas Miracle'?

Remember when Rick Perry seemed poised to make the so-called "Texas Miracle," his state's stunning job-creation record amid a sour national economy, the centerpiece of his presidential campaign? Apparently, neither does he. The foundering White House hopeful, whose poll numbers currently stand closer to bottom-feeder Jon Huntsman than front-runner Newt Gingrich, of late has abandoned his economic record despite its ostensible appeal.

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:40am

Paul: Bush Administration Wrong to Bomb Iraq

AMES, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told hundreds of Iowa State students on Wednesday night that after the because now we can invade Iraq."

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Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:40am

Iowa Secretary of State to Endorse Santorum After Endorsing Romney in '08

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz on Friday is expected to announce his endorsement of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

The move is a much-needed pickup for Santorum but a blow to Mitt Romney, who had received the endorsement of Schultz -- who also is a Mormon -- during the 2008 presidential race.

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Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:40am

Newt Gingrich: Finding the Frequency

Trying to get a handle on the wild and seemingly unpredictable ride of the Republican nomination process seems a bit of an impossible task. With the rise and fall of many candidates, the fall and rise of one candidate  in particular and a new front-runner seeming to emerge each month, there seems to be no unifying measurement to gauge things.

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 8:40pm

Perry, Bachmann Decline Trump Debate

BEAUFORT, S.C.--Rick Perry's campaign announced Thursday that it will “respectfully decline” to participate in a debate moderated by Donald Trump this month, adding Perry to the growing list of Republican presidential candidates who have turned down invitations from the flamboyant real-estate magnate.

Later on Thursday, Michelle Bachmann's campaign also announced that it will not participate in the debate, either.

Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 8:40pm

The Skeletons in Newt's Closet -- PICTURES

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Posted: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 8:40pm