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Democrats see an opening in Mitt Romney's comments that the government needs to let the foreclosure crisis hit "the bottom" rather than intervening. In a call with reporters, DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse slammed Romney's remarks and used them to highlight Romney's vast personal wealth.

"Talking yesterday in an editorial board meeting in the state with the nation's highest foreclosure rate [Nevada], Romney said we should just let the foreclosure crisis that has devastated so many families run its course," Woodhouse said. "It is irresponsible, but not surprising...coming from someone who made a fortune firing workers and sending their jobs overseas. What else can we expect from someone who thinks corporations are people?"

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Michele Bachmann spoke directly into the camera — addressing her fellow mothers of America, on the issue of foreclosures.

Bachmann declared that “President Obama has failed you” on foreclosures, and she will work to fix the economy and create jobs.

“Hold on, moms, it’s not too late.”

Watch this video. It could be brutal for Romney and he doesn’t even seem to realize it.

In it Romney’s fighting back against Perry’s claims that he hired illegal immigrants. He replies that it was the fault of the contractor: “So we went to the company and we said, look, you can’t have any illegals working on our property. I’m running for office, for pete’s sake, we can’t have illegals. Turns out that once question they hired someone who had falsified their documents and therefore we fired them.”

Tea Party Nation Founder Judson Phillips and those of his ilk better start saving up: The web domain of the Tea Partiers' dreams,, is being put up for sale by the Canadian rock band that's owned it since 1993.

The self-described apolitical band, which broke up in 2005 only to reunite in July, first began receiving offers to purchase their domain name in 2010, right around the time the Tea Party movement started dominating headlines in the U.S.

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Rick Perry began answering a question on 14th Amendment birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, by first circling back to Herman Cain’s prior answer on the economy.

Anderson Cooper objected that he would rather have Perry answer the question.

Perry shot back: “You get to ask the questions — I get to give the answers how I want to.”

After Perry continued his economic answer, Cooper again asked about whether Perry wanted to repeal the 14th Amendment in this capacity. And Perry did answer that no, he does not wish to do so.

“You get to ask the questions and I get to answer like I want to,” Rick Perry told Anderson Cooper.

When soldiers return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, there is one injury that is rarely publicly discussed: The damage that improvised explosive devices cause to the genitals. Most troops in the field are equipped with only partial blast protection for the genitals and must buy fully-protective armor with their own funds.

One British firm, BCB International, is doing a substantial business selling protective "Bomb Boxers" to American servicemen.

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Rick Perry again attacked Mitt Romney for allegedly hiring illegal immigrants. “You’re part of the problem, Mitt.”

Members of the audience began booing in significant numbers — though it is unclear whether they were booing Perry, booing Romney, or any possible combination.

Romney brushed off the attack: “I think we’ve been down that road sufficiently. I think the audience agrees with me.”

“It’s a bit like saying that the college coach who’s lost 40 games in a row has the experience to go to the NFL,” Romney said of Perry.