10:03p.m.: Romney says he wouldn't put "an inch of space" between his positions and Israel's. Cain, who's had some trouble in the past answering questions about the Middle East, says he'd follow President Reagan's message of "peace through strength."
10:02p.m.: Foreign policy time! Fox uses a word cloud to show voters are super interested in Israel.
10:00p.m.: Before the debate, the candidates pretended to be friends:
(Photos via Reuters.)
9:54p.m.: Santorum attacks Perry from the right on immigration and "sovereignty." The exchange gets heated:
Perry: "Have you ever even been to the border with Mexico?"
Perry: "I'm surprised that you did."
Perry: "Then you weren't paying attention. If you think you can build a fence 1,200 miles...."
9:50p.m.: As expected, Romney goes after Perry on immigration. He says Perry offered a "discount" to illegal immigrants by granting them in-state college tuition. He says it's a $100,000 "magnet" bringing in illegal immigrants.
Moderator Chris Wallace says the most common question viewers sent in about Perry were about immigration. Perry says he's the only one on stage with experience securing the border. But he defends the college law -- says that if you support denying an education to children who were brought into the country "through no fault of your own... then you have no heart."
9:47p.m.: Gingrich says he supports English as the official language of government.
9:46p.m.: "Regular" voters are asking the questions via YouTube videos -- but the questions sound an awful lot like the questions you'd expect moderators to ask -- except they're delivered more poorly.
9:42p.m.: Bachmann says she'd repeal all federal education laws and close up the Department of Education. But she also wants charter schools in every state.
Moderator: Did Perry say something that's not true?
Romney: I'm not sure what he's saying.
9:38p.m.: Johnson says he'd abolish the Department of Education. Abolishing things is very popular with the crowd.
9:33p.m.: Cain wants to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency. The crowd goes wild. He asks to use the rest of his time for this answer to talk about "what to do with Social Security instead of what to call it." His radio experience serves him well.
9:28p.m.: After Perry says Romney mischaracterizes his position on Social Security, Romney says "There's a Rick Perry out there saying that... So you'd better find that Rick Perry and get him to stop saying that." Perry goes after Romney's book, noting a sentence saying Romneycare would be great for the whole country was cut from the paperback edition.
The New York Times' Michael Barbaro notes this little dig from Romney, "I actually wrote my book."
9:27p.m.: Perry: "It's not the first time Mitt's been wrong on some issues." The fake-nice use of each other's first names is entertaining.