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Romney's Inexplicable Debate Fibs

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CONCORD, NH - JANUARY 08: Republican presidential candidates, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (L) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) participate during the NBC News Facebook Debate on 'Meet the Press' January 8, 2012 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. The candidates participated in the last debate before the primary election on Tuesday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) | Getty

CONCORD, New Hampshire -- Mitt Romney's generally strong debate performance was marred by two small and inexplicable shadings of fact -- moments that left reporters, rivals, and allies shaking their heads and wondering why he he couldn't just give a straight and obvious answer to relatively trivial questions.

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