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Michele Bachmann, Anthony Weiner Face Off On Spending (VIDEO)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) exchanged barbs Wednesday during a heated debate about spending on Fox News.

As could be expected in a clash between two of the most outspoken members of their respective parties -- and Fox anchor Sean Hannity for good measure -- the exchange provided a few sparks, often having nothing to do with the intended topic of discussion.

After Weiner attempted to explain his belief that a large chunk of the current deficit problem came as a function of wars, lost jobs and tax cuts for the rich, Bachmann chimed in.

"I had no idea Rep. Weiner was such a reader of fiction," she said. "He's a huge fiction reader because that's all of his numbers."

Weiner quickly shot back, seemingly making reference to Bachmann's propensity to make misstatements.

"Bachmann, I don't think you want to go there. I don't think you want to go there Bachmann," Weiner said, grinning. "And by the way, for her to make fun of me not knowing fact from fiction is a bit ironic to say the least."

The congresswoman's latest gaffe came in New Hampshire over the weekend, when she implied incorrectly that the state had provided the stage for the first battles of the Revolutionary War.

Bachmann and Weiner also butted heads in January, when they shared a panel on "Face the Nation" and argued about the potential for a government shutdown.

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