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Best bit about the debate so far: the shaky camerawork. It makes it a bit like watching a Steven Soderbergh movie.

Rick Perry responded to the demand from moderator Charlie Rose to lay out his own economic plan, in contrast to Mitt Romney’s 59-point plan.

Perry called for rolling back federal regulations, but also added: “Mitt’s had six years to be working on a plan. I’ve had about eight weeks.”

She’s asked whether she thinks it’s a problem that no bankers went to jail for the meltdown. She blames the federal government for pushing subprime mortgage goals instead.

Perry gets asked whether he would be prepared “like Reagan did” to go to Washington and compromise. Awoooogah! Red Alert! Trick Question! You could practically see Perry’s brain whirring away. He wound up talking about energy independence, dodging the question entirely.

Mitt Romney is attacking Rick Perry over his choice to stand next to a man who calls Romney's religion "a cult."

Perry, so far, is refusing to back down.

Speaking in New Hampshire today, Romney called on Perry to "repudiate" the comments of Dr. Robert Jeffress, the anti-Mormon pastor who introduced and endorsed Perry at a social conservative conference this weekend.

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The procedural vote in the Senate on President Obama’s jobs bill is not expected to pass tonight. The vote has been left open for Sen. Shaheen to return to vote. With her vote, Dems are expected to garner 51 “yes” votes, not enough to break a filibuster but still enough to break the impression that Democrats still have some trouble with the bill.

Sen. Jon Tester will reportedly vote “no” tonight on President Obama’s jobs bill, the Washington Post reports. “The things I support in this bill are outweighed by the things I can’t support,” Tester said in a statement.

Rick Perry has been taking heat for the statements of pastor Robert Jeffress, who called Mormonism a "cult" when introducing Perry at the October 7th Values Voter Summit. And while Jeffress has been criticized for saying Mormonism isn't a branch of Christianity, a recently-released poll shows that his views aren't out of place among American Protestant pastors.

According to the survey -- conducted by the Southern-Baptist affiliatted Lifeway Research in 2010 but released Sunday -- 75% of American Protestant pastors disagree with the statement "I personally consider be Christians." Only 17% agree.

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