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Newt Gingrich revved up by the crowd by hearkening back to an old line from Ronald Reagan’s stump speeches of 1980.

Quoting Reagan: “When your brother-in-law is unemployed, it’s a recession. When you’re unemployed it’s a depression. When Jimmy Carter is unemployed, it’s a recovery.”

Following the audience’s laughter and applause, Gingrich had them cheering with his declaration that America’s recovery would begin when President Obama loses decisively in 2012.

Rick Perry moved to accuse Mitt Romney of changing his positions on such issues health care and education — but tripped over his own words along the way. He concluded: “Americans sometimes don’t know which Mitt Romney they’re dealing with.”

Romney responded, “I’ll use the same term again: Nice try,” and continued to defend his positions with full composure.

Rick Perry responded to Michele Bachmann’s accusation that he was influenced by corporate lobbyists to mandate the vaccination of young girls against HPV, a sexually-transmitted disease that can lead to cervical cancer.

“I got lobbied on this issue,“ Perry said. "I got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady who had stage-4 cervical cancer.”

He also added: “I don’t what about ‘opt-out’ parents don’t understand.”

Rick Perry was asked whether he was too close — and too similar — to the unpopular former President George W. Bush, his predecessor as governor of Texas.

Perry confirmed that he is friends with Bush, and they have stayed in contact with phone calls on such occasions as birthdays. “I highly respect the President and his public service.

“What we have in difference is probably as much as in style as in substance on various issues. For instance, I was very vocal in my disagreement with him on Medicaid [sic] Part D — that the federal government should be involved in that very expensive program. And I was very vocally against No Child Left Behind — it goes back to the federal government has no business educating our children.”

One of the questions came on video tonight from a soldier in Iraq named Stephen Hill, who said that until recently he had to lie about himself in order to serve — because he is gay. He then asked the candidates whether under their presidencies, the social progress that has been made, allowing him to serve in the military openly, would be reversed.

At the end of Hill’s question being played on the large screen, the Fox News broadcast clearly picked up members of the audience booing the soldier.

Gary Johnson says, “the biggest threat to our national security is the fact that we’re bankrupt.”

He goes on to decry foreign aid, saying, “I think it’s crazy that we’re giving foreign aid when we’re borrowing 43 cents in the dollar to do that.”

NASA has released an updated prediction for when and where it expects its defunct climate satellite to crash land.

According to an update from the agency posted on Thursday morning, the UARS satellite will come down "sometime during the afternoon" on Friday, September 23 basically anywhere except North America. "The satellite will not be passing over North America during that time period," the release adds.

That leaves everywhere else between the North and South 57th latitude, the region between Antarctica and Greenland. Still, there is a 1-in-3,200 chance of the satellite striking any person and a 1-in-21 trillion chance of it striking you personally.

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The candidates were asked about their responses to the Palestinian attempt to declare statehood at the United Nations, and how they would handle the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Mitt Romney said: “First you don’t allow an inch of space to exist between you, and your friends and allies.” He then repeated his usual accusation that President Obama went on an “apology tour” for America around the world, and criticized Obama for publicly opposing Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank — saying that if there is a disagreement with an ally it should be expressed privately, while standing behind Israel in public.

Herman Cain also chimed in: “If in fact it was clear to the Palestinians where the United States stood, they might have had second thoughts about pulling such a move without negotiating with Israel.”