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Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) aren't messing around when it comes to stopping federal dollars from flowing to anti-Muslim terrorism training. In a letter to Obama on Tuesday, the duo said that if the administration can't develop criteria to keep bigoted information out of counter-terrorism training, they'll "consider drafting a legislative mandate or even imposing standards by statute."

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Watch the cheers when Blitzer brings up Perry’s controversial comments about treating Ben Bernanke “pretty ugly” for his nearly “treasonous” behavior.



Wolf wraps up whimsically by asking the candidates what they would bring to the White House. The answers are fairly predictable: “beds for my enormous family,” “my beautiful wife” etc. Herman Cain answers: “a sense of humor. Because America is too uptight.”

And with that things draw to a close.

FOREST HILLS, NY -- There's a highly competitive election tomorrow in New York's 9th district, which includes part of Queens and Brooklyn, to replace Anthony Weiner. You wouldn't see too much evidence of it from walking around Forest Hills in Queens, however. Even at the heart of the neighborhood where both Republican Bob Turner and Democrat Dave Weprin spent the day campaigning and Weprin's headquarters are housed, signs were few and far between.

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You’ve got to hand it to Ron Paul. For all the cheers he gets when addressing hardline economic issues, he does stray into some very unpopular areas when it comes to Foreign Policy, and he doesn’t hold back. Responding to Sen. Santorum’s “Jihadis hate us because we’re free” routine, Paul begins explaining to the crowd that Osama attacked us not because of that but because of our bases in the Muslim world and support for Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinians.

The boos become overwhelming.

“I didn’t say it!” Paul says. “I’m just trying to explain what they’ve said.”

After dinging Perry’s “treason” comments, Huntsman continues the snark, this time turning onto Romney. “We could talk about where Mitt’s been on the issues of the day,” he tells Wolf Blitzer. “And that would take forever.”

Huntsman: “For Rick [Perry] to say we can’t secure the border is pretty much a treasonous comment.”

Gasps, cheers and boos from the audience.

Huntsman delivers it with a knowing smile suggesting it’s a wink-wink over Perry’s Bernanke comments.

Perry rebuffs the idea of a border wall with Mexico, saying the idea is “not reality.” He goes on to say you need “boots on the ground.” What kind of boots? 45 hundred people from the Border Control. 15 hundred from the National Guard. Air assets. He says the Federal government has to “step up and do what their constitutional duty is: to secure the border.”

Now that all anyone talks about is Social Security, it's easy to forget that just a few short days ago we were debating and exploring Rick Perry's extreme climate change skepticism.

Remember when Chris Matthews said Perry's "anti-science" rhetoric would be his undoing? That was five days ago.

With the CNN/Tea Party Express debate just hours away, the League of Conservation Voters is trying to make sure the climate change stuff doesn't get lost in all the Social Security chatter.

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