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Governor Rick Perry was all over the airwaves Thursday morning, pushing back at the growing meme that his gaffe in Wednesday night’s debate was a campaign-ender.

On a number of morning shows he repeated the line, “I sure stepped in it last night,” and attempted to shrug it off as a “human” moment.

Watch an example here:

James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp’s European operations, is testifying before Parliament again today. He has been accused of misleading parliament during his earlier testimony in July. Murdoch, so far, maintains that he did not mislead the Parliamentary panel.

The Guardian has a live-blog and streaming video of the testimony here.

Lucas Papademos, former vice president of the European Central Bank, has been named prime minister of Greece, the BBC reports.

GOP Candidates gathered in the Motor City tonight for a debate focused on the economy. Engines roared as the candidates went bumper-to-bumper, but one candidate in particular suffered an embarassing stall...

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Rick Perry, already under widespread criticism for his listless debate performance, found a way to dig himself into a deeper hole on Wednesday night by forgetting which executive branch departments he would eliminate mid-answer. Even in a campaign loaded with cringe-worthy debate moments, this was easily the low point for any candidate.

The Texas governor drawled through his plan to cut three government agencies, but then stumbled and admitted that he couldn't recall which ones they were.

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Newt Gingrich was asked about his work for Freddie Mac at the CNBC debate, drawing a testy answer in which he forcefully clarified he was never a lobbyist -- only an "historian."

"I have never done any lobbying," he said, saying every contract he signed after leaving office "specifically said I would do no lobbying."

"I offered advice," he said. "My advice as an historian when they walked in and said we are now making loans to people that have no credit history and have no record of paying back anything but that's what the government wants us to do. I said at the time, this is a bubble. This is insane. This is impossible. It turned out unfortunately I was right and the people who were doing exactly what Congresswoman Bachmann talked about were wrong."

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