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    Pelosi Mocks Perry's Debate Challenge

    ROCHESTER, MI - NOVEMBER 09:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan. The debate is the first meeting of the eight GOP presidential hopefuls since allegations of sexual impropriety have surfaced against front-runner Herman Cain.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Rick Perry walked into this one. The presidential candidate—the guy whose “oops” moment at a recent GOP debate was widely ridiculed—challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to a debate. "I am in Washington Monday and would love to engage you in a public debate about my Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo,” he wrote to Pelosi. Pelosi responded during a news conference, saying she'll be busy visiting Portland, California, and, "that's two ... I can't remember what the third thing is." Perry has been pushing a government overhaul that, in part, would make Congress a part-time legislature. 

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