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Quote of note
"I think (Michele Bachmann) sort of stepped out of Sarah Palin's shadow tonight. She was clearly one of the best-prepped candidates here. She let people know the depth of her experience on the intelligence committee, for example.” – CNN’s Gloria Borger, in assessing the Republican president candidates’ debate performances. The GOP debate featured seven candidates, including Bachmann, who officially announced her candidacy during the debate. On Tuesday, another Republican said he’ll join the race – former Ambassador Jon Huntsman.
News to know
In an interview that aired Tuesday, President Barack Obama said of U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner that “if it was me, I would resign." Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday also voiced his opinion, calling on the scandal-plagued Weiner to resign. Democrats and Republicans have come out in large numbers to say Weiner should step down, and on Tuesday there were hints that he would do so.
An Australian blimp pilot saved the lives of his passengers but died in doing so. Watch the report below.
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