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Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, who now supports voter ID laws as a method of preventing voter fraud but refuses to discuss any particular instances he says he witnessed, is again declining to provide any examples of voter fraud he witnessed, claiming doing so would turn the debate over voter ID laws into a 'he-said-he-said' controversy.

"If you think I made it up, you're entitled to do that, and if you think there's no credibility and I just made it up because I had nothing to do some day, that's your prerogative," Davis told TPM in a phone interview on Tuesday.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that President Obama has been an “absolute failure” on the budget process, adding that it irresponsible to let the Super Committee’s failure to reach an agreement hurt the Pentagon’s bottom line.

“We had a President of the United States who is not a leader. He pitched this over to them and said ‘y'all figure this out,” Perry said.

“Even his own Secretary of Defense said it was irresponsible. As a matter of fact, if Leon Panetta is an honorable man, he should resign in protest,” Perry said.

“We have a President of the US who is not a leader. He pitched it over to them and said, ‘Here, y'all figure this out.’”

He also noted that “if Leon Panetta is an honorable man” then he would resign, since he’s denigrated the coming cuts that Obama now vows not to veto.

Mitt Romney capped off an argument with Ron Paul, in which he stated his very strong opposition to Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, with a pledge to very publicly show his support for Israel as president.

“If I am President of the United States, my first trip — my first foreign trip — will be to Israel, to show the world we care about that country.”

At the CNN debate, Michele Bachmann included a false accusation against President Obama’s handling of Iran.

“He met with them with no preconditions,” said Bachmann. “And the doctrine of appeasement — he has changed the course of history, because at a time when we needed a leader the most, we didn’t have one.”

Obama has never met directly with the Iranian government. The closest that has occurred to this situation has been some diplomatic interaction between the two countries, in the U.S.’s efforts to prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons.

Michele Bachmann: “…including the most recent decision he made to cancel the Keystone pipeline. That would have not only created jobs, but it would have helped us with energy independence.”

Reality: Obama only delayed — or, rather, sought “further review of” the plan to construct a pipeline. More here.

If Israel attacked Iran, would a Republican president help out? Some of the GOPers answered that hypothetical question at the CNN debate on Tuesday night.

“I would first make sure that they had a credible plan for success,” Herman Cain said.

“No, I wouldn’t do that,” said Ron Paul. “Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way.”

Cain said the plan was highly unlikely given Iran’s terrain, but said the U.S. should help out efforts against Iran.

If Israel attacked Iran, would a Republican president help out? Some of the GOPers answered that hypothetical question at the CNN debate on Tuesday night.

“I would first make sure that they had a credible plan for success,” Herman Cain said.

“No, I wouldn’t do that,” said Ron Paul. “Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way.”

Cain said the plan was highly unlikely given Iran’s terrain, but said the U.S. should help out efforts against Iran.

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